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(Huffington Post)   Venezuela's President just moved Christmas to November, which makes sense since the Christmas sales have only been going on since mid-summer   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 32
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2013-11-06 10:08:19 AM
What's the big deal? It's not as if Christmas commemorated the actual date of a historical event.
 
2013-11-06 10:09:31 AM
My Christmas cards are never going to get there on time now.
 
2013-11-06 10:11:19 AM
i38.tinypic.com
 
2013-11-06 10:11:45 AM
FTA:  Last week, Maduro created a Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Oh man, Venezuela is screwed.
 
2013-11-06 10:15:13 AM

YixilTesiphon: FTA:  Last week, Maduro created a Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Oh man, Venezuela is screwed.


Well, that and they are suffering from a TP shortage, how much shiattier can it get?
 
2013-11-06 10:16:04 AM
He should changed it to coincide with hugo chavez's bday. afterall... chavez has come back from the dead in bird-form, as a mountain and on the side of a tunnel.
 
2013-11-06 10:17:02 AM

Unoriginal_Username: YixilTesiphon: FTA:  Last week, Maduro created a Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Oh man, Venezuela is screwed.

Well, that and they are suffering from a TP shortage, how much shiattier can it get?


They'll get the price controls right soon, socialist paradise is right around the corner...
 
2013-11-06 10:20:59 AM
Couldn't be any more arbitrary than the first date selected.
 
2013-11-06 10:21:58 AM
The last act of a desperate man
 
2013-11-06 10:23:21 AM
You know, Christmas, or Christ Mass, is a date set in the Catholic liturgical calendar (and inherited by all the other Christian denominations), as is every other day in Advent.  Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as the night before the Feast of All Saints, is also a date set in the Catholic liturgical calendar. Easter is defined as the Sunday following Passover, the Jewish holiday, and furthermore, Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesdays, the beginning of Lent, which all anchors on the day of Easter.

You can have you Winter Party any day you want, or have a gift giving party, but unless you're been elected Pope, you don't get to move Christmas.

Hey Mr Venezuelan The-State-Can-Do-Anything Dude, I have a recommendation:  nail down the dates of Ramadan.  It's all over the calendar, and that makes it difficult to remember when I need to be sensitive to my Muslim compatriots fasting traditions.  I'm sure they'll thank you appropriately.
 
2013-11-06 10:25:27 AM

YixilTesiphon: FTA:  Last week, Maduro created a Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Oh man, Venezuela is screwed.


So, is happiness now mandatory in Venezuela?
 
2013-11-06 10:31:00 AM
www.latingringo.com
 
2013-11-06 10:37:16 AM
Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness


m.quickmeme.com
 
2013-11-06 10:37:43 AM
Anything to help:

blogs.miaminewtimes.com
 
2013-11-06 10:40:51 AM
So who's better now, Venezuela or North Korea?
 
2013-11-06 10:43:32 AM
 
2013-11-06 10:43:47 AM

Active introvert: So who's better now, Venezuela or North Korea?


Still Venezuela, but that's because North Korea is unimaginably horrific. You can laugh at Venezuela, you don't feel like laughing about North Korea.
 
2013-11-06 10:57:00 AM

Unoriginal_Username: YixilTesiphon: FTA:  Last week, Maduro created a Deputy Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness

Oh man, Venezuela is screwed.

Well, that and they are suffering from a TP shortage, how much shiattier can it get?


He's also raved about Chavez, saying things like "you're Chavez and I'm Chavez and we are all Chavez" and heralding some workers who found a Chavez-like water stain or something.

Dude is unhinged.
 
2013-11-06 10:57:25 AM
Keep in mind, this is the same country that created it's own special time zone.

/porque chingate, that's why
 
2013-11-06 11:01:33 AM

plausdeny: You know, Christmas, or Christ Mass, is a date set in the Catholic liturgical calendar (and inherited by all the other Christian denominations), as is every other day in Advent.  Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, otherwise known as the night before the Feast of All Saints, is also a date set in the Catholic liturgical calendar. Easter is defined as the Sunday following Passover, the Jewish holiday, and furthermore, Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is the day before Ash Wednesdays, the beginning of Lent, which all anchors on the day of Easter.

You can have you Winter Party any day you want, or have a gift giving party, but unless you're been elected Pope, you don't get to move Christmas.

Hey Mr Venezuelan The-State-Can-Do-Anything Dude, I have a recommendation:  nail down the dates of Ramadan.  It's all over the calendar, and that makes it difficult to remember when I need to be sensitive to my Muslim compatriots fasting traditions.  I'm sure they'll thank you appropriately.


Why can't he?  The pope is only an elected head of state, elected by his peers; and Dec. 25th is not Christ's birthday.  Easter is the only accurate date, since the story did happen around and ended after Passover.  The Catholics didn't start that celebration.

/I have heard a really good reason why Christ's birthday could be Sept. 9th.  It has to do with astrology and how about the time we believe Christ was born, jupiter, Earth and moon was all closer to the sun at the same time that jupiter could've been the Star of Bethlehem.  On that specific date, the moon lined up right and shined 90% of the sun's light on the opposite side of the world from Jerusalem taking away one night from the inhabitants in the Americas.  Which is huge for those who've read the Book of Mormon.
 
2013-11-06 11:10:26 AM
New York. The new Venezuela ..
 
2013-11-06 11:20:28 AM

lack of warmth: Why can't he? The pope is only an elected head of state, elected by his peers; and Dec. 25th is not Christ's birthday. Easter is the only accurate date, since the story did happen around and ended after Passover. The Catholics didn't start that celebration.


Again, you've missed it:  Christ Mass is a liturgical celebration of the birth of the Christ, not the actual day itself.

If I remember correctly, the date was picked to make it easier to convert pagans that celebrated the winter solstice.

St Valentine's day is not St Valentine's birthday, but the liturgical feast day for that saint.  Or did you think the day was always about spending some money at Hallmark and the local florist?

You wanna have a party for whatever reason you feel like, go ahead.  Tell ya what: go celebrate Cinco de Mayo in April.  There aren't enough party days in April.
 
2013-11-06 11:27:39 AM

Clemkadidlefark: New York. The new Venezuela ..


Sigh. Don't you ever get bored of these lame thread shiats? What happened to to days when you actually put effort into your trolling?
 
2013-11-06 11:51:13 AM
By all appearances, he informed Wal-Mart six months ahead of the rest of us.
 
2013-11-06 11:58:51 AM

plausdeny: lack of warmth: Why can't he? The pope is only an elected head of state, elected by his peers; and Dec. 25th is not Christ's birthday. Easter is the only accurate date, since the story did happen around and ended after Passover. The Catholics didn't start that celebration.

Again, you've missed it:  Christ Mass is a liturgical celebration of the birth of the Christ, not the actual day itself.

If I remember correctly, the date was picked to make it easier to convert pagans that celebrated the winter solstice.

St Valentine's day is not St Valentine's birthday, but the liturgical feast day for that saint.  Or did you think the day was always about spending some money at Hallmark and the local florist?

You wanna have a party for whatever reason you feel like, go ahead.  Tell ya what: go celebrate Cinco de Mayo in April.  There aren't enough party days in April.


See, you missed where I don't care if the pope picks March 3rd as wear silly hat day, anymore than Venezuela's President moving Christmas.  Neither man is anymore important than the other in my life.  Saying move Cinco de Mayo to April is like moving Oct. 4th to June for the kicks of it.  You're argument is all over the place.  Christmas was put on Dec. 25th, by a man for his reasons.  Why can't someone else decide to celebrate the meaning behind it on a different day?  It will not affect you in anyway.  Would your life be any different if the pope had placed Christmas in the middle of the summer, all those years ago?  You would've just gone along with it based on the premise that it was simply been done that way for a long time.  Christmas was picked up by our federal government because we were a new nation and wanted excuses to celebrate.
 
2013-11-06 12:10:51 PM
C.    In the 4th century CE, Christianity imported the Saturnalia festival hoping to take the pagan masses in with it.  Christian leaders succeeded in converting to Christianity large numbers of pagans by promising them that they could continue to celebrate the Saturnalia as Christians.[2]D.    The problem was that there was nothing intrinsically Christian about Saturnalia. To remedy this, these Christian leaders named Saturnalia's concluding day, December 25th, to be Jesus' birthday.So, no, the federal government didn't start Xmas.
 
2013-11-06 12:38:43 PM

HaywoodJablonski: The last act of a desperate man


www.wearysloth.com
I don't care if it's the first act of Henry V!
 
2013-11-06 12:45:35 PM

lack of warmth: See, you missed where I don't care if the pope picks March 3rd as wear silly hat day, anymore than Venezuela's President moving Christmas. Neither man is anymore important than the other in my life. Saying move Cinco de Mayo to April is like moving Oct. 4th to June for the kicks of it. You're argument is all over the place. Christmas was put on Dec. 25th, by a man for his reasons. Why can't someone else decide to celebrate the meaning behind it on a different day? It will not affect you in anyway. Would your life be any different if the pope had placed Christmas in the middle of the summer, all those years ago? You would've just gone along with it based on the premise that it was simply been done that way for a long time. Christmas was picked up by our federal government because we were a new nation and wanted excuses to celebrate.


Christmas was picked by a man all that long ago, sure.  And now there's 2.1 billion people in this world that know for sure that Christmas is on December 25th as a matter of their faith.  Of that, 1.2 billion see the pope as their religious leader, and if he said infallibly it was to be changed, they'd go along with it.  There are several other billions of people that may not care one way or another about the religious aspects of Christmas, but they also know for sure that Christmas is on December 25th.

Where on earth does this douchebag in Venezuela think he gets the authority to change what isn't his?  Does he next decide that the irrational number pi is untidy, and it needs to be defined to 3?  Or maybe he weighs too much, and therefore the kilogram needs to be heavier so he'll weigh less of them.  There's one thing we can infer about his: his faith is in the State, and he thinks he's the Holy See of his religion.

Also, Christmas was not picked by the federal government because it needed a day for celebration. You have it entire;y backwards. That's be unconstitutional as a violation of the establishment clause.  The federal government assigned that day as an acceptance of the reality that most of its workers would not be showing up on that day, quite a lot of them for religious reasons.  When 80% of your workforce is out on the same day every year, just plan for it and let everyone else have a day off, too.  You're not going to be getting much work done that day.

And yes, it would affect my life if the Pope said Christmas was being moved.  I'm Catholic.  That's why I know these words like "liturgical calendar".

Maybe you've been going through life bewildered and astonished by what happens around you, but I'll let you in on the secret: There are rules in this world.  The rules are still there whether you know about them or not.  Some of those rules affect you whether you want them to or not.  Some rules you can take steps not to be affected by.  Some of those rules cannot be changed by any earthly force.  Some can, but you don't get a say in them.  Some you do get a say in, but you're outvoted several billion against you.  Gosh, it's tough to be you, recognizing no rules and no authorities and wondering why everyone thinks you're the asshole in the room.
 
2013-11-06 01:27:53 PM
Does this anger the religious factions, or make them happy? Hard to guess. He should just hold the Pan-Caribbean games or just press the damn Carnival button.
 
2013-11-06 01:48:38 PM
plausdeny:Must be terrible for you believing in a man who wears a funny hat and makes lots of false claims.  Well, you and the 1.2 billion others.  Christmas is a federal holiday, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, but Easter is not.  The federal government felt like going along with it.  To further that point, then why isn't Passover, Lent, Kwanza or Chanukah federal holidays.  This guy is deciding things for his country state and if his people are okay with it, then it shall be.  I've met people who celebrate Christmas randomly around the calendar, should I beat their heads in and torch their house in front of them for leaving the tree up year round?  That is the level of crazy you have reached, and I need to know if I should alert the authorities to your potentially violent behavior.  Take a breath and sing Silent Night, I know you know the words.  It's okay, the pope can't hear you.

/As a Christian I believe in the Father, Son and Holy Ghost, not some dude called pope.
//No pope or man is infallible.
///It's important to understand by who's rules and authority you live by.
 
2013-11-06 02:21:18 PM

lack of warmth: Saying move Cinco de Mayo to April is like moving Oct. 4th to June for the kicks of it.


Um, no. It would be like saying (American) Independence Day is in September.
 
2013-11-06 06:34:03 PM
Meanwhile, in the US.

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