on December 16th, 2014
This will be my last blog post until the new year, so let me leave you with a plethora (look it up) of political cartoons to help tide you over. Whenever you need a cartoon fix over the next couple of weeks, just come back here.
Let’s begin with a man who has made real news this year, probably the most honest man who has worked with the government (at least until he was put before a congressional panel to testify):
In the Senate, the Democrats gave the terrorists an early Christmas present:
And here’s one person’s creative idea on illegal immigration:
Of course, at the center of all things political is this man who has become a legend in his own mind, particularly on Biblical knowledge:
I must also add one for a political party that somehow manages to turn a major win into no advantage whatsoever:
I have a number of cartoons that deal with the government’s lack of ability to do almost anything effectively:
Finally, I offer the true spirit of the season from our cultural masters:
May we never succumb to that spirit. May the birth of Christ—and everything that flows from that—be the essence of your Christmas.
on December 24th, 2013
I’m going to take a break from blogging for the rest of 2013. Before I go, a few comments. First, a sincere wish directed toward Republicans, in the form of a gift:
And also a reminder to remember what Christmas is all about:
Just kidding. But if you are watching the usual “holiday” specials, you might think so. Actually, I direct you to some words from the Gospel of John instead:
There was the true Light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
May your life be full of His grace and truth. See you again in 2014.
on December 10th, 2013
Christmas is fast approaching. I thought I’d do a little experiment, so I typed in “Christmas” on Google, then went to whatever images it chose to highlight. Hundreds appeared. Many were quite beautiful, like this one:
And there were those that make you feel warm and comfortable, evoking perhaps memories of Christmases past:
A multitude of pictures featured someone intimately connected with Christmas:
Others were admittedly rather cute:
Some even attempted a message of sorts:
Nice and general—vague even—and certainly not offensive in any way. Neither does it say anything significant about the essence of this celebration. This is the message you will get from a plethora of “holiday specials” on television during this season:
Out of all the Google images, only a few ventured to offer something like this:
It’s become a cliché, of course, to remind people to “keep Christ in Christmas,” but it is called “Christ”mas, isn’t it?
on December 24th, 2010
On this Christmas eve, I’m going to be as politically incorrect as always. I’ve already begun by referring to this holiday as Christmas. The war over Christmas has shown no letup. It becomes more absurd each year.
Let’s be honest. It’s actually a war against Christianity. The word “Christmas” offends because it points to Christ. Well, Jesus Himself said he would be a stumbling block for many. He also said that people love the darkness and hate the light. He warned his disciples that they would be hated because of Him. So, even though I deplore this “war,” it’s not really unexpected. We’ve been told about it ahead of time. We should be prepared for it.
Thus far, the enemies of Christ have not been able to shut Him out completely. There are still too many of His followers inhabiting this nation. The rays of His light continue to shine, and sometimes one can yet see them in the culture:
Thank God. I mean that—literally.