Archives for the Month of October 2008 on Through the Magnifying Glass

Neil Cavuto (Fox Business News) on McCain's economic position

The Christmas Attacks Begin

Every year, we will have a town or city or some festival choosing to fall to the evilness of political correctness.

We start with the folks in Patchogue, NY. This year, they have renamed their festival to the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Last year, it was the Patchogue Christmas Boat Parade.

While we are used to these name changes, it got a bit more spark when a famed fireworks company, Fireworks by Grucci, decided not to provide fireworks for the event. Last year, the Grucci company donated $5,000 worth of fireworks.

Philip Butler, the company's vice-president, said parade organizers were "using all the themes of Christmas and plagiarizing all those themes."

According to organizers, the reason for the name change was due to complaints that the use of "Christmas" seemed to make the parade less inclusive.

News Link (provided by Sun Times)

So the name was changed, but the contents of the parade and remained roughly the same. Even the Santa Claus in the lead boat is still there. So how can this increase turnout? The argument may seemed stupid after all.

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Afterword:
Overheard from my favorite local radio station, one staff member's kid was told that Halloween has been renamed Parade of the Costumes at his school.

Don't you hate that young kids these days (in school) are not being allowed to draw up Santa Claus, Rudolph, Frosty, or even Christmas trees. It seems snowflakes is the norm for these PC-converted schools.

Ron Paul on Fox Business 10/23 - He was right!

Ron Paul commenting on Greenspan on CNN 10/24

National Debt Clock too small

BBC: US ideology takes a knock

Watch this video at:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/7645438.stm

Bush's answer to the crisis

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