President Obama to give his final State of the Union. I can tell you the state of the country in three words…DIVIDED AND ANGRY!

It’s safe to say that I won’t be subjecting myself to the President’s Speech tonight.

I quite simply do not care what the man has to say.

Many of you most likely agree, but as usual the media finds a way to dismiss us by calling us angry white Americans. I’ll let John Phillips from PJ Media explain:

Sure, white America is angry,,, but not only white America. Remember this classy young Yale student?

It has gotten to the point were hyphenated Americans are literally demanding  segregation.

Only, they’re not calling it segregation the new term is racial sanctuaries.

As the link highlights, progressives are defending this attitude:

Why is integration perceived as bad? First, because the students see black America as being in a crisis—one that they, as its most fortunate children, are morally obliged to try to help solve. Second, because embracing integration looks perilously similar to rejecting blackness, one’s own and the rest of the race’s. Finally, because they perceive life in white America as being a constant, endless, draining struggle against prejudice … A black college student’s nationalism can be divided in half: part of it is a working out of one’s relationship with black America, and part is the working out of one’s relationship with white America. The students at Temple are more focused on the former, the students at Penn on the latter.

And the media wonders why we are angry.

As I said, I know the State of the Union and in my efforts to not be angry I won’t be watching tonight’s speech.

No, I’m going to follow the left’s example and find my own safe place. But unlike the left I won’t be infringing upon anyone else’s rights.


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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

For my final installment of this years Christmas videos, I have chosen “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

Based on a Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, written in 1863.  Longfellow wrote the poem on Christmas day after a year in which his son was severely injured in the civil war and his second wife was killed in a fire (he had also lost his first wife years earlier.)

Jeez, I thought I had a tough year.

I’ve listen to many performances of this song. From Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to one of the most recent versions by Echosmith (a worthy rendition). For me, none compare to this live performance by the Casting Crowns during a 2008 TBN Christmas Special.


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I Believe in Father Christmas

I had a completely different song planned for today’s post. With the weather here in the NYC area (low to mid 70’s) today and tomorrow, combined with my attitude this year; I think this song by Greg lake is more poignant.

The history of the song is equally interesting, from Wikipedia:

I Believe In Father Christmas” is a song by Greg Lake (most famously a member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer), with lyrics by Peter
Sinfield. Although it is often categorized as a Christmas song this was not
Lake’s intention. Lake claims to have written the song in protest at the
commercialization of Christmas. Sinfield however, claims that the words
are about a loss of innocence & childhood belief.

The song is often misinterpreted as an anti-religious song and, because of
this, Lake was surprised at its success. As he stated in a Mojo magazine
interview: “I find it appalling when people say it’s politically incorrect to talk about Christmas, you’ve got to talk about ‘The Holiday Season.’ Christmas was
a time of family warmth and love. There was a feeling of forgiveness,
acceptance. And I do believe in Father Christmas.

And I do believe in Father Christmas, I’m just not expecting much from him this year:

They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on earth
But instead it just kept on raining
A veil of tears for the virgin’s birth
I remember one Christmas morning
A winters light and a distant choir
And the peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell
And their eyes full of tinsel and fire

They sold me a dream of Christmas
They sold me a silent night
And they told me a fairy story
’till I believed in the Israelite
And I believed in father Christmas
And I looked to the sky with excited eyes
’till I woke with a yawn in the first light of dawn
And I saw him and through his disguise

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said there’ll be snow at Christmas
They said there’ll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas we get we deserve


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