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Easter Greetings And ‘Celebrations’ (Sort Of)

From an approving Reuters:

Protesters are dressed as Easter Bunnies as they take part in the "Ostermarsch" (Easter march) demonstration to protest against wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in Berlin April 11, 2009. The letters on the top of the placards read Coward.

Their costumes might not be too impressive. But my goodness, Germany really does have strict truth in labeling laws.

Still, doesn’t the story of Easter celebrate the power of courage over evil?

Happy Easter or whatever to all!

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, April 11th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Easter Greetings And ‘Celebrations’ (Sort Of)”

  1. Steve says:

    I actually created this thread to have a place to move all the holiday greetings from the Selected News thread.

    But somehow or another they got eaten by system along the way.

    Sorry about that.

  2. jobeth says:

    Wishing all my fellow conservs a Blessed Easter. And to those of you who are Jewish, I wish you a Blessed Passover.

    We are a Blessed Nation because of people just like you all.

  3. proreason says:

    Happy Easter to all. Keep the faith.

    Steve, thanks for the continuing good work and for running an interesting and informative forum and giving us a place to vent.

  4. catie says:

    Happy Easter to all here at S & L. Thank you Steve! I hope the Bunny is good to you!

  5. Howard Roark says:

    Happy Easter everyone. Thanks, Steve, for your hard work and tireless attention to world events for all of these years.

  6. Colonel1961 says:

    Happy Easter to my buddies at S&L. Aren’t we blessed…

    For our freedoms, for our opportunities, for our families, for our friends, for our Savior, for our Nation, for our intellect, for our work ethic, for our spouses/partners, for our parents, for our children, for our aunts and uncles, for our grandparents, for our beautiful land, for the endless bounty from our Earth, for our technologies, for this era, for sanitation, for a hot shower every day, for an abundance of food, for our homes and apartments, for a soft place to lay our heads, for Steve and this forum, for free speech, for our healthcare, for our safety, for our forefathers, for our neighbors, for our places of worship and our congregations – we are blessed beyond understanding.

    Amen.

  7. caligirl9 says:

    The best to all of you, my friends. I am so glad to have this place to go and be with a fine group of non-kool aid drinkers. have a wonderful Easter and may we not forget the whys of the Easter holiday. It’s certainly not about bunnies and eggs and chocolate.
    Though the chocolate is quite nice!

  8. Helena says:

    Happy Easter! Those Germans, btw, according to the online Ger/Eng dictionary I searched, are “Scared Rabbits” (OK, Cowards) who fear various things. The one on the right fears “your and my resignation”. The one in the middle fears “the powers-that-be negotiating about the cold buffet/cheese log”. Interesting.

  9. catie says:

    I have to add that in Mass this morning the Priest (who is a retired Marine Officer and then went into the Priesthood) gave his homily about the Russian Revolution and their secularization practices and of giving welfare checks to places such as the Ukraine to leave their churches. He mentioned 3 times that we are a Christian nation based on Judeo-Christian values and discussed the secularization of this country. It was moving and even if you’re not religious it was a wonderful homily.
    Enjoy the rest of your day and hope that it is beautiful wherever you are.

  10. artboyusa says:

    Its Easter Time with BARACK OBAMA, World President, and ROBERT C BYRD, Master of the Senate, together in “An Easter Visit”.

    “Senator? Senator Byrd? Wake up, sir!”

    The spring sunshine beamed through the windows of “Falconhurst”, the sprawling, palatial, colonnaded, willow shaded, marble floored but otherwise unassuming and modest home of Robert C Byrd (b.1917).

    A small deputation crowded around the enormous bed where the frail figure of the Master of the House; shrivelled, shrunken and kept alive by injections of monkey gland serum, lay sunken into a restless sleep haunted by strange dreams.

    “Wake up, Senator –wake up!”

    The rheumy eyes of the Master of the Senate flickered open. “Huh? What? Am I in Heaven… yet?” he slurred. “Ish that you… Jesus?”

    “No, Senator; it’s me, Nurse Ratchett. You have a special visitor, Senator”.

    The doddering Byrd focused on the slim, dark suited figure that was leaning over his bed with extended hand.

    “Hello, Senator; it’s me, Barack Obama. I just stopped by to say Happy Easter” read the President, scanning his battery of portable teleprompters. “And to present you with this colorful Easter Basket”.

    “HELP!” cried Byrd. “Help! There’s a colored man… in my… room! A colored man! Get the… sheriff!”

    “Easy, Senator” soothed Nurse Ratchett. “Everything’s fine. It’s only the President; he’s come to visit you on Easter Sunday. Isn’t that nice?”

    “Go away! Go away! Take anything you… want… jusht don’t hurt me” wailed the timeworn West Virginian, pulling the covers up to his chin. “Pleashe don’t hurt… me!”

    “He seems a little confused” said Obama. “Maybe I should go”.

    “There, Senator, there” murmured Nurse Ratchett as she stroked the West Virginian’s wispy white hair. “Don’t be afraid, it’s only the President, sir”.

    “That’sh not… Lyndon! That’sh a buck Mandingo… if I ever shaw one!”

    “I’m really not comfortable with that kind of terminology” huffed Obama, climbing on his high horse.

    “Slave revolt…I alwaysh knew thish day would… come” rued Byrd. “I knew it! Lishen, Nat Turner; before you… kill me and violate my daughters and burn down the plantation, jusht hear me… out… I can explain everything…everything!”

    “Senator, please” said Obama. “This is only a courtesy call. You don’t have to…”

    “A courteshy call from… the Devil!” Byrd’s frail arms scrabbled around the bedcovers. “You can drag me down… to Hell but I never meant no harm to your …people. I wash a young man, I wash ambitious and I… needed to help keep you ni – you mongrels – you people – down if I wash ever gonna… go up. You can shee that, can’t you… oh dark avenger?”

    “Um, sure…”

    “I only joined the… Klan because it was cool… I mean kool… and before I kould say anything they made me Kleagle… then Exalted Cyclops…I kouldn’t help it, honesht. It’s not my… fault if they recognizhed my… leadership potential”.

    “Of course not, Senator” lied Obama. “We all make mistakes and hopefully we can learn from them”.

    “Shut up, boy!” Byrd’s eyes flashed sudden fire and hot drool flew from his thin, quivering lips. Don’t you… sass me…you shpeak when… you’re shpoken to, hear?”

    “Now, wait a minute…”

    “You git on… back down to the south forty… and git choppin’ that cotton, boy– go on, you git now!” Byrd’s little fists flailed excitedly.

    “He’s having one of his tantrums” confirmed Nurse Ratchett. ”There, there Senator; you’re just tired, aren’t you? Worn out from all those years of service to the country, you poor thing. Its nap time now”.

    Deftly she jabbed a syringe into Byrd’s emacerated arm and pushed home the plunger. “Nighty night, Senator”.

    “Nighty… night” murmured Byrd. “Can I have my favorite night cap… Mommy?”

    “Of course, Bobby Boy” said Nurse Ratchett, placing the hood, with its eyeholes and curious point over Byrd’s head. “Of course you can”.

    White people, thought Obama. Damn, they’re strange.

    • Gila Monster says:

      LOL Artboy, you’ve done it again, another fouled monitor!

    • Liberals Make Great Speedbumps says:

      “That’sh a buck Mandingo… if I ever shaw one!”

      Poor old guy’s delusional as well! If it was Michelle I’d have to agree with him. Nice artboy

    • jobeth says:

      Libs make great spd bumps
      “That’sh a buck Mandingo… if I ever shaw one!”

      Yes! That’s it! I couldn’t place that physique until you in your quickness, revealed it! LOL!!

    • caligirl9 says:

      Artboy, you slay me!

      Seriously! Your bedtime stories are collection-worthy.

      It would be an honor to edit for you and put into book form, if only I could do the art work these fractured fairy tales deserve!

    • sheehanjihad says:

      Caligirl9….you set it up, I can do the artwork…(hobby cartoonist) and a missing poster “DEZ” is another fantastic artist too…..Hell, Artboy will be getting his much deserved Pulitzer Prize…and be the first person in years to actually deserve it!

  11. artboyusa says:

    Thanksh…Gila…and a… belated…Happy Eashter…I mean…Easter… to you!

  12. Liberals Demise says:

    How ya gonna keep’em on the farm when they’ve poked Paree!!

  13. artboyusa says:

    Kind and too generous words, everyone. Thanks. Yep, I’m still over here Gila. Its as good a place as any to watch the fall of the West.


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