Wednesday, December 13, 2006


all the snow is flown away and vanished from the ground,
and sparkly sunshine tried to show its sparkly bright,
but shine or snow or dark, my limbic self doth light
now the Grand Old Party no longer has me bound.


I believe it behooves us atheists this season to compromise with those, like O!Really? and crew, who somehow fear that the small minority of us who don’t believe as they do in the reason for their season will somehow deprive them of their holy day. They are specially incensed by the movement among some Americans to use the greeting, “Happy Holiday” instead of that old clinker, “Merry Christmas”. So I suggest that we begin to say, “Merry Holiday”, a nice compromise (one-half from each greeting) between those who don’t believe in myths and those who remain as superstitious as children. Think about it?


[OPEN QUOTE] In this blog, I have noted before the ABC list of corporate giants who have lined up with Republicans Sean Hannity and Bill O”Reilly to silence the radio network, Air America. They do this, of course, by sponsoring Hannity and O?Really? and refusing to advertise on shows featuring Franken, Miller, Schultz, Rhodes and etcetera. This particular blacklist of Air America proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that corporate America loves the Republican Party and its and their own fascist practices of silencing voices of dissent. Below is another little blurb from the Washington Post about the blacklist.

[OPEN QUOTE] With or without prominent hosts, Air America has proved to be an environment that advertisers find unattractive. In October, ABC Radio informed its stations that they were to black out all ads from almost 90 companies that had bought time from ABC but did "not wish to air on any Air America affiliates." The list of companies that wanted to steer clear of Air America programs included Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, McDonald's, Cingular, Visa, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, the U.S. Postal Service and the Navy.

Although many of the companies on the list advertise on conservative talk programs such as the Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly shows, Hewlett-Packard issued a statement explaining that its decision to avoid Air America was based on its desire to steer clear of "inappropriate or controversial programming environments." [CLOSE QUOTE]

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