Merry Christmas: Right-Wingers, the Red Pope and Jesus

Jim Hightower

The far right’s God-awful “War on Christmas” Aah, ’tis the season for family, friends, eggnog, chipmunks singing Christmas carols — and all-out, no-mercy, blow-’em-all-to-hell war. Not war like in Afghanistan. No, no — this is … Read moreMerry Christmas: Right-Wingers, the Red Pope and Jesus

’Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016: A Revised Poem

’Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016: A Revised Poem

’Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016 ’Twas the night before Christmas in twenty-sixteen, The election was done and we’d seen what we’d seen. Steve Bannon and Co. were all snug in their beds, While visions … Read more’Twas the Night Before Christmas, 2016: A Revised Poem

Grumpy Santa Vows No Xmas Gifts for Climate Deniers This Year

Grumpy Santa Vows No Xmas Gifts for Climate Deniers This Year

Basement flooded, elves refusing to work under water, Mrs Claus leaving – normally jolly Santa is pissed. NORTH POLE – A visibly grumpy Santa Claus announced today that he would “absolutely not” be making gift … Read moreGrumpy Santa Vows No Xmas Gifts for Climate Deniers This Year

‘Happy Holidays’ Faction Strikes North Pole, Merry Christmas HQ

‘Happy Holidays’ Faction Strikes North Pole, Merry Christmas HQ

Latest War on Christmas escalation gives fading Fox News new life THE NORTH POLE — Earlier today, the Happy Holidays faction in the War on Christmas launched a surprise attack on the North Pole headquarters … Read more‘Happy Holidays’ Faction Strikes North Pole, Merry Christmas HQ

Let’s Break Away from Black Friday Syndrome

Jim Hightower

Welcome to Black Friday — a day of nonstop commercial hype! Here comes the holiday season. It’s a month-long season of friends, family and spiritual reflection, and a time to decompress from our usual helter-skelter … Read moreLet’s Break Away from Black Friday Syndrome

Between Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles

Between Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles

I was once a “Card Guy” – or rather, a greeting card merchandiser. The transition of greeting cards is much like watching the seasons change: Halloween in the fall; Christmas in the winter; Valentine’s Day … Read moreBetween Birthday and Sympathy: What I Heard and Saw in the Greeting Card Aisles