At this time of year, what greeting do you use: 'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Hanukkah' ...or... 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season's Greetings'? Is one way offensive, and the other way, more acceptable? And why so? To me, 'Happy Holidays' or 'Season's Greetings' is offensive, and is an affront to every Christian, courtesy of the left-wing secular humanist scum. I've always said 'Merry Christmas', and always will. All over America, a small minority is actively trying to kill Christmas and Christianity. And to some degree, they're succeeding. With over 90% of Americans celebrating Christmas, I don't say Bah Humbug! to the other 10%, regardless of their non-religion. I wish them the appropriate greeting on their holy days; they should do the same courtesy for me on mine. Screw the PC morons. Remember: The Magic of Christmas lies in your heart.
Around The Garden Center©.
Bitter cold Winter weather pushed down from Canada and into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, last weekend, and into the first part of the week. Daytime highs were around 15-16°F, with nighttime lows around 0°F, and windchill was —20-30°F below. I haven't seen brutal temps like that since last January. Some pretty hefty snow squalls blew through Sunday evening, giving everything a nice ¼" coating of the white stuff, just in time for the kids' Christmas. Luckily, we dodged the blizzard bullet here in York, PA.
The thermometer on the west-facing, Lath House post read 0°F, when I arrived at 10am, on Monday. The 25-30mph north winds had knocked out my broadband, wireless internet connection, so I got busy on some final billing and other miscellaneous paperwork. I fed Pickle, put out another 20lbs of birdseed for the hundreds of birds which rely upon me for their daily food, and just generally tried to stay warm. Amazingly, I had four customers in to buy JSGC&N Gift Certificates. I didn't even bother to check the greenhouses, in that cold. Spit freezes before it hits the ground. Oops, sorry about that. I'm more concerned with keeping the complex's water pipes from freezing, so I had to go out to the attached Pump/Utillity House and check on the radiant heaters, heat tapes, heat lamp which keep the north-facing, small building from becoming an exploding mess of broken water pipes. I also have to leave the bathroom's sink water running 24x7, in this kind of weather, to prevent ice plugs from forming in the walls' pipes to the Main Retail Buildings. Sucks to be me in this weather, right now; the older I get, the less I like Winter. It's the damned *static electricity* I hate. Getting shocked by every freaking light switch, car door and metallic object, truly sucks. Okay, okay. I'm just thankful we didn't get anymore snow than we did, or I'd have to plow, and this weather is really too brutal to be outside. I'm still mystified as to how the small critters and tiny birds survive it all.
No complaints, as gas prices have dropped at least another 10˘ at the pump, here in York.
Flu-like symptoms hit me on Monday afternoon, and I went home early. After several cans of chicken soup, I was feeling better, but knew that I'd been "dosed" by a sick shopper when I went to The Galleria Mall, on the previous Saturday. I cancelled-out dinner for the next evening with Jeff & Denise, because I knew I wouldn't be feeling much, if any, better. I was right. It hung on until Thursday, before I wasn't feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.
By Thursday, temps were back up into the low-50s, it was raining to beat-the-band (2¼") from the Midwest, Tennessee and Ohio Valley blizzards, and I was deluged with customers wanting JSGC&N Gift Certificates, by phone and walk-in. I was in the middle of a download to the credit card terminal, when a lightening strike hit the property, and all electrics went down. The download was trashed, so I closed-up and left, ready to resume it on Friday.
Here's why I blame President Bush and the gutless, spineless, do-nothing GOPers for the millions of illegal aliens — including tens-of-thousands of ME terrorists — invading our country, every day. There are six parts to Linda Vester's Documentary. Watch them and be warned. The GOPers are frauds, liars, cowards, traitors and fakes for wanting a "guest worker program", which will kill America.
US Sen Johnny "No Brain" McCain (RINO-AZ) is a Liberal Media Acclaim Addict? Who knew? So's shit-for-brains moron, US Sen UpChuck Hagel, for piling on, much to the lib-dem media's delight.
Former Republican Gov John G. Rowland, who resigned July 1st amid a scandal over his acceptance of gifts and favors from state contractors and others, is expected to appear today in U.S. District Court in New Haven to enter a guilty plea under an agreement that would send him to jail. Dumbass GOPer.
Sunday, December 19th was the 6th Anniversary of The Impeachment of BJ Klintoon. A date I remember with great joy, BTW.
Liberal-democratic US Rep Maxine Waters' (CRIMINAL-CA) family members earned more than $1 million over the last eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that she helped, according to a newspaper report Sunday. Can you say bribes, criminal activity, corruption, payoffs?
National Homeless Day in America? By the Washington-based, National Coalition of Homeless? Hey folks: get a job — get 2 or 3 if that's what it takes — make money and buy a house. Get off the dole. Put the mentally-ill back into asylums where they belong. Get off the streets.
Here we go again: liberal-demokkkRATs trying to figure out voter intent, in a hand recount in the Washington state governors race.
The lowlife, dirtbag, racist, bigoted race-pimp hustler, irrev Jesse "Hymietown NYC" Jackson, is at it again in Ohio, trying to get the '04 Election results overturned.
Funny how the lib-dem piece of shit, NY Slimes, blames Amertica for the genocide in Rwanda, and not the UN or Kofi Annan, who've ignored all the murder.
The lib-dem piece of shit, Seattle Times, is losing $12 million, and may have to close? Good riddance, scumbags.
islam, The Cult of Stupidity™.
Here's a great backgrounder on understanding islamic terrorist networks.
Any doubt in your mind that the subhuman muslim filth wouldn't use a WMD on America, if they could? Read this.
Any doubt in your mind that subhuman muslim pigshit at CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations), want to violently overthrow American secular government and Christianity and replace them with viscious, brutal, evil sharia law? Read this.
It's about time that the Euro-weenies woke-up to the muslim threat, and *did something* about it.
Lowlife muslim dirtbag filth, Adel Batterjee and Saad al-Faqih, provided financial support to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terror network, and now they're screwed by the US Treasury Department. Benevolence International Foundation is the terrorist front.
There are no "moderate muslims", anywhere.
Some People Just Need Killing™.
The insane bitch who did this, needs to die.
A nine-man, three-woman jury in Contra Costa County today recommended that confessed murderer Glenn Taylor Helzer receive five death penalties for the five murders he committed during the summer of 2000. Smile and die, Helzer, you subhuman piece of shit.
The Kansas death penalty is unconstitutional? This is exactly why liberal-activist judges must be
tried and summarily executed removed from all state and federal benches, ASAP. They're The Enemy Within™ and are actively working to destroy America.
All eco-terrorists should be covertly tracked down, captured, taken to the woods, and summarily head-shot and killed. Bury them face-down in cowshit in a shallow grave, so the maggots can feast. Start with the cowardly shit from the Earth Liberation Front (ELF).
All pedophiles should be executed, posthaste. A homo priest who was shot and wounded in 2002 by a former altar boy he allegedly molested more than a decade ago has been defrocked by Pope John Paul II. The fat, faggot Maurice Blackwell, needs to die for his crimes against society's innocents.
Leite's Culinaria is David Leite's elegant and tasty online food 'zine — a collection of delightful articles about the history and mystery of culinary pleasures. I found mouth-watering recipes, book reviews, and resources for cooks, foodies, and all who enjoy eating well. I lingered longingly over recipes from the James Beard House, where chefs test recipes on their hard-to-impress culinary peers. I made a mental note of Cape Verdean pastry with the devil inside, imagining a festive table set for fallen angels. Dreaming of a Dickensian Christmas? The seasonal cover story, The Goose of Christmas Past, is entertaining and instructive. Shopping for a literate cook? Don't miss the best books of 2004, with volumes by culinary celebs like Tony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson, and focused tomes on chocolate, spice, toast, and other essentials.