Even the Lefties are upset with ObamaCare: "For the first time in American history, Democrats are about to pass a bill that uses the coercive power of the federal government to force every American -- simply by virtue of being an American -- to purchase the products of a private company." Duh. This is what the GOP, the Tea Parties, and just normal Americans have been saying since July 2008!
Video of Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas address to the Commonwealth. As an American republican (little "r"), I say: "God save the Queen!"
From the Holy Father's Christmas homily: "The medieval theologian William of Saint Thierry once said that God – from the time of Adam – saw that his grandeur provoked resistance in man, that we felt limited in our own being and threatened in our freedom. Therefore God chose a new way. He became a child. He made himself dependent and weak, in need of our love. Now – this God who has become a child says to us – you can no longer fear me, you can only love me."
Jeeves! Saddle the dog!
Santa Claus/St. Nicholas customs from around the world. . .I've visited his tomb in Bari, Italy. The shrine and parish church is served by Dominicans.
Tedious anti-Catholic site. . .the usual Catholic strawman beliefs debunked and refuted with the precision of a sledge-hammer swatting at gnats.
I've run into this phenomena quite often while teaching in public universities.
100 Ways to Freak Out Your Roommate. Number 23 is my fav. These would all work with spouses too.
Probably the only thing I love more than Jesus and the Parentals: coffee.