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(Washington Post)   Polls show conservatives love to say "Merry Christmas" while liberals just don't care   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 142
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2013-12-03 04:18:53 PM  
Huh, I had it on good authority that the culture wars was a liberal thing.
 
2013-12-03 04:19:38 PM  
At our house we say "Merry Christmas, motherf*cker."
 
2013-12-03 04:20:07 PM  
I celebrated Hanukkah for the first time ever last week. I am completely farking outraged that nobody bothered to wish me a Happy Hanukkah. Why doesn't Fox News cover this War on Hanukkah? HUH?!?!
 
2013-12-03 04:20:17 PM  
If anyone says "Merry Christmas" to me then I follow them outside and Knockout Punch Game them. I am a 6'7" big scary black man.
 
2013-12-03 04:21:00 PM  
I used to say Merry Christmas, but now I save that for family. Strangers get Happy Holidays just on the off-chance it pisses them off.
 
2013-12-03 04:21:22 PM  
I say "Happy Holidays" now because the people that are bothered by that are exactly the kind of people I want to bother.
 
2013-12-03 04:21:31 PM  
Just say "Happy New Year" to everyone. Even if they aren't celebrating it, they're still entering into a new year.

Maybe Arbor Day too.
 
2013-12-03 04:21:31 PM  

Lando Lincoln: If anyone says "Merry Christmas" to me then I follow them outside and Knockout Punch Game them. I am a 6'7" big scary black man.


Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa
 
2013-12-03 04:22:14 PM  
Happy Cosmic Confluence Day!

Now, go out there and force someone else to say it!
 
2013-12-03 04:22:50 PM  

Lando Lincoln: If anyone says "Merry Christmas" to me then I follow them outside and Knockout Punch Game them. I am a 6'7" big scary black man.


"Tonight at eleven: A new game is spreading in the darkest corners of the internet. See what Fark user Lando Lincoln has to say..."
 
2013-12-03 04:22:51 PM  
My rule is the more wild eyed and desperate the speaker, the more likely I am to respond to Merry Christmas with Happy Holidays.

Playing to their persecution complex is my gift to them.
 
2013-12-03 04:22:54 PM  
Gut jul.
 
2013-12-03 04:23:46 PM  
Given that the whole "issue" was driven by religious conservatives driven into a boycotting froth by businesses daring to use Happy Holidays in ads, yeah, duh.
 
2013-12-03 04:24:00 PM  
FWIW, i'm an atheist, and i pretty much always say "merry christmas."
 
2013-12-03 04:24:02 PM  
When I got to work today there was this guy in full Santa garb in the parking lot yelling "merry Christmas" to every person walking in to the mall. He was with some overweight wildebeest in an elf hat that got right up behind me and burped so badly I could smell her Baja blast coming back up. Freaking gross . Every time he said merry Christmas I was hearing "mental illness". It felt like they were trolling for reals and made me very uneasy.
 
2013-12-03 04:24:26 PM  
A hearty Io Saturnalia to all y'all.
 
2013-12-03 04:24:42 PM  
Most liberals are more offended by the decision to use Comic Sans than the words "Merry Christmas"
 
2013-12-03 04:25:33 PM  
Fairy Chris's Ass
 
2013-12-03 04:25:45 PM  

Pew?



www.ratemyfunnypictures.com
 
2013-12-03 04:25:54 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Just say "Happy New Year" to everyone. Even if they aren't celebrating it, they're still entering into a new year.

Maybe Arbor Day too.


What if they follow the lunar year, you insensitive jerk?
 
2013-12-03 04:26:32 PM  

odinsposse: I say "Happy Holidays" now because the people that are bothered by that are exactly the kind of people I want to bother.


This.  Absolutely, positively this.
 
2013-12-03 04:26:55 PM  
betanews.com

weknowmemes.com
 
2013-12-03 04:27:05 PM  
HA! Last weekend I went out to eat with my mom. The server said, "Thank you, have a good night." My mom fumed all night about the "War on Christmas."

I almost asked her about the last time she went to church to celebrate Christmas, but I was afraid she would withhold my normal gift of a three pack of socks.
 
2013-12-03 04:27:27 PM  
Boy, I sure would like to see more polls that mean nothing at all.

My personal favorite during this time of year is "May I hit you with this guava?"  It helps me weed out the weirdos while I'm out shopping.
 
2013-12-03 04:27:39 PM  

Obama's Reptiloid Master: Gut jul.


Mein Gott, ist ein krieg-gegen-Christentum!
 
2013-12-03 04:28:07 PM  

odinsposse: I say "Happy Holidays" now because the people that are bothered by that are exactly the kind of people I want to bother.

 
2013-12-03 04:28:25 PM  
When Real Salt Lake wins the cup this weekend, it's going to be
Merry Kreismas! for the rest of the month!!
 
2013-12-03 04:29:56 PM  

UrukHaiGuyz: Obama's Reptiloid Master: Gut jul.

Mein Gott, ist ein krieg-gegen-Christentum!


Wir heissen das, "Weihnachtsdammerung."

/Heil Krampus!
//Slashenzeit!
 
2013-12-03 04:30:33 PM  
Oh my....  I just clicked on the link. They are selling this.www.nrcc.org
 
2013-12-03 04:30:35 PM  

AngryTeacher: HA! Last weekend I went out to eat with my mom. The server said, "Thank you, have a good night." My mom fumed all night about the "War on Christmas."


that's the fun part about this...since the war on christmas started, 'christmas' is now defined as 'The entire month of December'.

no interaction can be had during the month without the 'ARE YOU PERSECUTING ME WITH YOUR POLITENESS?' filter coming out.
 
2013-12-03 04:31:39 PM  
i.imgur.com

I just... wow...
 
2013-12-03 04:31:44 PM  

heap: AngryTeacher: HA! Last weekend I went out to eat with my mom. The server said, "Thank you, have a good night." My mom fumed all night about the "War on Christmas."

that's the fun part about this...since the war on christmas started, 'christmas' is now defined as 'The entire month of December'.

no interaction can be had during the month without the 'ARE YOU PERSECUTING ME WITH YOUR POLITENESS?' filter coming out.


Excuse me, I think you mean Jesusmoon. That's the twelfth month of the Murican calendar, right after Turkeyween and before Shiatitscold.
 
2013-12-03 04:31:46 PM  

odinsposse: I say "Happy Holidays" now because the people that are bothered by that are exactly the kind of people I want to bother.


I hear ya.
 
2013-12-03 04:32:12 PM  
this year I wish people a "happy middle of the week day off"
 
2013-12-03 04:32:26 PM  

AngryTeacher: Oh my....  I just clicked on the link. They are selling this.[www.nrcc.org image 600x600]


For $25 bucks! I can buy a lot of holiday joy with $25 to put in a plastic mug.
 
2013-12-03 04:33:03 PM  

Tomahawk513: odinsposse: I say "Happy Holidays" now because the people that are bothered by that are exactly the kind of people I want to bother.

This.  Absolutely, positively this.


Yup.

And when I get an angry, "Merry Christmas!" in response, I smile smugly.
 
2013-12-03 04:33:06 PM  

FlashHarry: FWIW, i'm an atheist, and i pretty much always say "merry christmas."


Plus, this.
 
2013-12-03 04:33:52 PM  
Just mumble some garb...
Merril Crinstromledst
 
2013-12-03 04:34:32 PM  

Frank N Stein: Lando Lincoln: If anyone says "Merry Christmas" to me then I follow them outside and Knockout Punch Game them. I am a 6'7" big scary black man.

Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-03 04:34:43 PM  

DeltaPunch: At our house we say "Merry Christmas, motherf*cker."


Your last name doesn't happen to be McClane, does it?
 
2013-12-03 04:35:22 PM  
My brother complained that Kwanzaa was a "made-up" holiday as opposed to Christmas which was real.
 
2013-12-03 04:35:45 PM  

Fart_Machine: Given that the whole "issue" was driven by religious conservatives driven into a boycotting froth by businesses daring to use Happy Holidays in ads, yeah, duh.


And I still remember in the mid 80s the same religious conservatives asking businesses to stop using Christmas in their ads, because they were tired of using Christ to sell crap.

Maybe it was a local thing...
 
2013-12-03 04:36:19 PM  
Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike!  Guess what day Christmas is on?
 
2013-12-03 04:37:19 PM  
Conservatives: We don't know the actual month of Jesus's birth but we're going to get super-butthurt if we don't hear "Merry Christmas" every day after Thanksgiving until New Year's Day.
 
2013-12-03 04:37:24 PM  
And what the hell happened to the formatting at WaPo?  I'm not slogging through noscript allows to figure it out.
 
2013-12-03 04:37:25 PM  

AngryTeacher: Oh my....  I just clicked on the link. They are selling this.[www.nrcc.org image 600x600]


You should check out their jokes about the differences between black people and white people.

You see, white people have names like Lenny, while black people have names like Carl.
 
2013-12-03 04:37:27 PM  

Pinner: When Real Salt Lake wins the cup this weekend, it's going to be
Merry Kreismas! for the rest of the month!!


Sporting KC is going to kick them in the nuts you know.
 
2013-12-03 04:37:30 PM  

meat0918: Fart_Machine: Given that the whole "issue" was driven by religious conservatives driven into a boycotting froth by businesses daring to use Happy Holidays in ads, yeah, duh.

And I still remember in the mid 80s the same religious conservatives asking businesses to stop using Christmas in their ads, because they were tired of using Christ to sell crap.

Maybe it was a local thing...


For a long time they didn't seem to like commercialization of Christmas (see The Charlie Brown Special). I'm not sure when that all changed.
 
2013-12-03 04:38:08 PM  
In 2120, President Don the Cable Guy signed the "less gay names for months act," sponsored by Sen. Cyborg-McCain (R-Arizonafornia). The names of the new months are:

Shiatitscold
Hallmark™
SPRAAAANG BREAK
Gummintvember
Memorial Month
Summer
Hot Summer
Macy's Back to School Extravaganza
Footballmas
Deviltide
Turkeyween
Jesusmoon
 
2013-12-03 04:38:38 PM  
Last year I had this  exchange with my doctor who I saw out one day and he said "oh hey, happy holidays!" and I said  "yeah, merry christmas" after I  immediately thought oh I wonder if he now thinks I'm some sort of right wing derper. Just another case where they hijack some benign thing and make it into some partisan shiat throwing fest and we all gotta suffer.
 
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