And there is how “Silent Night” actually came into existence. 😉 Yep! It all started with a husband – and, a cuckold of literally Biblical proportions – muddling through having royally pissed off his very, very, very pregnant wife. 😆
People don’t like it when someone is being a “dog in the manger.” But, upon rare occasions, it’s not a bad thing at all. In fact, sometimes it just too cute 😀
Dog In The Manger
I’m forced to wonder though if that dog is a German Shepherd or a Pointsetter. 😆
Every year around the Christmas season there’s an argument within the Beltway about what sort of public observance of the holiday will be done. This year things were a bit more extreme and odder than usual though.
No Nativity Scene in Washington This Year!
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States Capitol this Christmas season. This isn’t for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to Find Three Wise Men in the Nation’s Capitol. A search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable. 😉
Congress and the White House, always ever eager to circumvent the rulings of the SCOTUS, has decided to include the Nativity anyway, just not as a public display.
That’s right; they’ve figured out a way of combining their two great loves: feeding from the public trough and an endless supply of pork with their holiday celebrations.
President-elect Barack Obama tried to move himself and his family into the President’s Guest House, known as the Blair House earlier than normal protocol for incoming Presidents so that his daughters start classes at Sidwell Friends School on Jan. 5. The White House turned him down since the quarters were already booked.
There is no room in the inn it seems. 😉
The Obama family were told that Blair House, which is where incoming presidents usually stay in the five days before Inauguration Day, is already booked in early January for “receptions and gatherings” by members of the outgoing Bush administration. Those receptions, a White House official said, “don’t make it suitable for full-time occupancy by the Obamas yet.”
The Blair House, which has stood facing the White House for over 180 years will be ready and awaiting the Obamas’ tenancy on January 15th, 2009, in accordance with longstanding White House protocol.
Perhaps – if Obama asks nicely – Bill and Hillary may let him and his family “sublet” the Trowbridge House which is the Guest House for Former Presidents. It is directly adjacent to the Blair House.
And hey! In keeping with the sarcastically Christmas-esque theme, it seems that in Italy they’ve gone beyond the unfortunate lack of room at the inn and added Obama to the Nativity!
In all truth the above post isn’t – or shouldn’t be – news. Sadly, the Liberal media is reporting on it – and in an inflated, biased and negative tone – in an effort to create a myth about Obama being treated poorly by the outgoing Bush administration.
BTW: It should be humorously noted that the Italians have a positive mania about the nativity and often add very large numbers of irregular figures to their nativity scenes. The Obamas are hardly first additions, nor are they the oddest by far.