the war on xmasween

‘Crucified Santa’ Holiday Display Goes Over As Well As You’d Expect

The kids will love it!

Is it Xmasween time already, kids? Not if the furious Christians of Loudoun County, Virginia have anything to say about it! A holiday display on the courthouse lawn featuring a crucified Santa skeleton was reduced to ruins thanks to a bilious outpouring of fury from the Jesus people, and more specifically because one enraged woman stopped by to personally tear it apart. The point of the display according to the artist was to “depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season,” which is naturally a sentiment deeply offensive to Christians, because of Santa being one of the original twelve apostles and, uh… what else, mall shopping being a holy sacrament? Anyway, more importantly, WHO IS TO BLAME FOR ALLOWING THIS ABOMINATION IN THE FIRST PLACE???

Hahahaha, it’s the easy answer: Christians did!

Leesburg Today reports on this hilarious “whoops” move by the nutters:

The debate over the courthouse displays began in November 2009, when the county’s Courthouse Grounds Facility Committee decided to no longer allow any displays–including the manger scene that usually was displayed at the corner of King and Market streets–on the grounds during the holiday season. Public outcry ensued, including calls that the decision was infringing on residents’ religious freedom, and the Board of Supervisors a few days later overturned the committee decision, saying all displays were welcome on the courthouse grounds. County Attorney John R. Roberts advised the board its options were to allow all displays, or none, and that they could not limit displays based on content.

Under rules adopted by the Board of Supervisors, 10 displays have been allowed in 10 specific locations on the courthouse grounds, with applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until all the spots are taken. This year, all of the applications were submitted by March and a majority of them came from atheists or those promoting “reason over religion” this holiday season. Two displays will promote the “Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”

The Xmasween Santa may not have survived, but residents will still be able to enjoy some of these fine displays that also made the list by virtue of being submitted on time:

• A sign showing a picture of the Easter Bunny, Santa and Jesus Christ with text that states, “Myths for Young and Old,” a quote from Thomas Edison and information about the Loudoun Atheists, submitted by Leesburg resident Emmert Elsea.

• A banner with the text “Celebrating our Constitution” and language about keeping church and state separate, submitted by Leesburg resident Rick Wingrove. The banner comes from American Atheists and NOVA Atheists.

• A banner promoting “reason in the holiday season,” submitted by Lansdowne resident Larry Mendoza.

• A holiday display that will either be a Tree of Knowledge or a holiday message sign, from Sterling resident Lydia Rice.

Sneaky atheists, thinking about Christmas back in March before all those holiday ads go up to remind everyone to buy more shit. It’s almost like cheating! [Leesburg Today/The Friendly Atheist]

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  • jdoleman

    Crucified Santa rises from the dead just in time for Christmas? I think I've seen that movie.

    • sbj1964

      Looks like the Fat man has lost a few pounds! I heard the Reindeer were going to charge him a higher ticket rate for being over weight

      • YasserArraFeck

        and no more than 3 ounces of hooch in his hip flask, or it'll be "Ho Ho Ho JESUS!! – TAKE YOUR FUCKING RINGS OFF BEFORE YOU STICJ YOUR HAND UP THERE!!!, courtesy of the TSA (aka the Probey Elves)

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Goatse? Is that you, dood?

    • GOPCrusher

      Silent Night, Deadly Night is always a holiday favorite

      • Fare la Volpe

        You should check out Santa's Slay. Goldberg burns off Fran Drescher's face with scalding soup and then decapitates her.

        Fun for the whole family!

        • Negropolis

          And, the "red" on Rudolph's nose? Human blood.

    • YouBetcha

      Weekend at Bernie's: Holiday Special

    • Pat_Pending

      …then he sees his shadow and goes back into his cave for another six weeks…

    • Swampgas_Man

      He gave you presents; now he WANTS YOUR BLOOD!

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Seems like a fair trade.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      Maye Skeletal Santa can be Jeff Dunham's new puppet, and have hilarious conversations with Achmed the Dead Terrorist while we try to ignore Dunhams moving lips.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I thought Dunham was the joke.

  • Lucidamente1

    If I want to see a crucified Santa, I'll go to Japan, thank you very much.
    http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.as

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Which will it be, dood? Great minds think alike? Or small minds seldom differ?

      Or COMMENTERS SHOULD FUCKING READ EVERY COMMENT BEFORE COMMENTING!!!!!

      Sorry. I'll be OK. Breathe. Breathe deep.

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    The point of the display according to the artist was to “depict society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season…"

    WALMART AMURKINS R NOT AMUSED!

    This is central to my point. Also, this. Furthermore, and such as.
    ~

    • Barrelhse

      That second one must be great to dance with.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      BackRack, FTW!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Those back boobs have haunted my nightmares since I first saw them.

      I mean, WHO the FUCK ties those things together to make them stand out more?

      • jodyleek

        Those aren't back boobs. Those are the wings of a Teatard angel.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Oh, jodyleek, you so BAD.

          At least I'll be laughing through my nightmares, now.

          (She tied them together! With blue string!)

    • DaRooster

      Is the second one Newt?

    • Negropolis

      The back-boobs are hypnotizing. They are so perfectly symmetrical.

    • comrad_darkness

      Am I a bad person because I really want a reddish brown marker to put proper nipples on those?

  • freakishlywrong

    Bah. On my daily walks I see hundreds of "flat Santas", and snowmen and probably even Jebuses, lighten up frothers. It's the holidays.

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      They frighten my dog on our walks. The nerve horror

  • SorosBot

    Maybe the Christians were just angry because the display of the Roman murder instrument that they believe was used to torture and execute their savior is supposed to be a symbol for happy celebrations of Easter, not Christmas.

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      So you're saying that a crucified Easter Bunny would be OK with the Xtards? I look forward to testing this theory.

  • Sue4466

    Santa H. Christ on a cross, you can't make those Christians happy.

    Onward Christmas Soldiers.

    • SorosBot
      • Extemporanus

        ♫♪ …And I was 'round when Santa Christ
        Had his moment of doubt and pain
        Made damn sure that Prancer
        Licked his hands and pulled his sleigh…
        ♫♪

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Shouldn't that be "pulled his slain"?

          To, you know, rhyme and stuff.

          • Extemporanus

            If the Stones can rhyme "pain" with "fate", then I can sure as hell rhyme "pain" with "sleigh".

            'MURICAN EXCEPSHUNALIZM!!

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            But they're ENGLISH!

            Edited to add: That means they're allowed to do all that weird shit. I think.

    • GregComlish

      little known fact:

      The "H" in "Santa H. Christ" actually stands for "Hanukkah"

  • hagajim

    So Jeebus became Santa when he retired?

    • Ruhe

      I like that idea…a wiser, kinder, less angry Jeebus, seasoned by age.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Jeebus was mostly OK and not-angry, except at the truly disgusting people like money changers (I'm looking at you, Republicans) and stuff. But, yeah, I like the idea of Santa Jeebus.

        • Swampgas_Man

          So Big J fattened up, and decided to work with the money-changers; a Xmas lesson for everyone!

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Wow! Bonus points for creativity, Swampgas_Man!

            After all, Santa gets us to buy all those gifts the capitalists profit from, RIGHT?

    • MrFizzy

      Jeebus is Hebrew for Rudolph.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    Ha ha! These folks SO need to see the Santa vs. Jesus South Park episode.

    • Bonzos_Bed_Time
      • Dashboard_Jesus

        oh thanks so much for that, it's a tradition that we watch this episode every holiday season, at Kwanzika (Dad always ends up snortin' eggnog out his nose, good times!)

  • sbj1964

    Santa died for your gifts ,and came back 3 days later with a crew of Zombie Reindeer,and were seen by many.

    • Ruhe

      Brilliant.

    • elviouslyqueer

      Oh great. You've given away the season 2 ending for "The Walking Dead." SPOILER.

  • SexySmurf

    Every fucking year with this shit. If these hillbillies want to put up Crimbo decorations so badly, they should move some of the broken down cars off their lawns and put the nativity scenes there.

    • DaRooster

      Baby Jesus… in the ass end of a rusty, up on blocks 67 Chevy Pick up… With the 3 wise Racoons gathered around… I like it.

      • Generation[redacted]

        3 wise racoons… I know a taxidermist who will give you a good deal on that.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          If they were all that wise, they wouldn't have ended up stuffed. But who's gonna know, right?

    • Barrelhse

      It would look nice next to the truck tire planter.

    • YouBetcha

      Absolutely no joke: my Texass relatives have a defunct toilet in the back yard, which they merrily string up with Christmas lights in December. Actually, the lights are on it all year. They just turn them on in December. In Jesus's name we pray, Amen.

      • DaRooster

        "Hey look at the calendar… it's December already! Jimmy Joe Bob… time to duct tape that cord together again."

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Sweet Christ. Nobody ever gets overly drunk and pukes down that thing, do they? Or a sudden attack of alcohol-inspired diarrhoea?

        • YouBetcha

          Sure they do, but the twice-yearly rain seems to clean it out real purrty.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            I was going to say "Oh, Jesus," like I usually do, but somehow that just sounds so … wrong.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Gives "worship the porcelain god" a new gloss, doesn't it?

    • MrFizzy

      Oh, I don't know, I think those filthy plastic wise men with the 15-watt light bulbs look good intermingled with '79 Monte Carlos.

    • Douché

      Hillbillies???? We here in LOCO ( Loudoun County) are full of HOA's, I can't even put a goddamn pink flamingo in my front yard without getting fined. But these bitches can hang a cross in front of the court house without setting it on fire and all they do is rip the skeleton santa off it? Christ, I mean what would Jesus do, holy shit, did I just type all of that. What an imbecile.

  • LabRodent

    Remember this date people 12/06/2011. The War of Christmas, the first shot his been fired.

    • DaRooster

      One day before the remembrance of the Germans bombing Pearl Harbor.

      • Negligently_Joe

        Which is a good time to consider buying Newt Gingrich's book!

        • Geminisunmars

          I've considered it.

          Nah.

      • Sparky_McGruff

        Wait a minute. Papa Bush said Pearl Harbor was on September 7th.

        "Today, you remember. I wonder how many Americans remember. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. Forty-seven years ago to this very day, we were hit and hit hard at Pearl Harbor and we were not ready," Bush said.

        "Freedom is on the march… Did I say Sept. 7? Sorry about that–Dec. 7, 1941, 47 years."

  • poncho_pilot

    all religious freedom is equal but some religious freedom is more equal than others.

  • http://oliphantparts.org/ natoslug

    This is Christmas! Whaddya think yer doin', letting atheists, muzzies, Jews and other commie socialist godless nazi heathens ram their rights to free speech down our throats???!!!!!????f11?

  • freakishlywrong

    From the comments; The Santa on the cross seems to qualify as a Hate Crime, not Free Speech to be protected.

    I shit you not.

    • Lascauxcaveman

      Elf Libel!!

    • http://oliphantparts.org/ natoslug

      I hope the same moron is cataloging his local churches for similar hate crimes.

    • SorosBot

      Someone needs to learn exactly what a hate crime is.

      • Fare la Volpe

        I will cite the Wingnut to English Dictionary for this one:

        Hate Crime

        n. Anything that makes a white Christian heterosexual male uncomfortable.

        • SorosBot

          So is it a hate crime to point out that Tim Teabow is a shitty quarterback who's very lucky to be on a team with a great defense?

          • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

            Oh, God, we humbly beseech Thee… of all the supplications addressing the world's many needs, please grant the request of a handful of oversized millionaires and give us a FIELD GOAL!

          • GOPCrusher

            But the real kick in the nuts, is he keeps winning games.
            I have to believe that John Elway has put a bounty out on him.

          • Ruhe

            No, no. The hate crime, i.e., "anything that makes a white Christian heterosexual male uncomfortable", is the erection said male gets whenever he watches Timothy Richard take the field.

    • sbj1964

      Really? How do get Hate crime from that display? This should be Interesting!

    • Barrelhse

      Maybe he never got any good presents and so he hates the Claus.

    • littlebigdaddy

      But if the cross were burning, no probs.

    • Dashboard Buddha

      I have hated Santa since the fucker didn't bring me the Hot Wheels racing set like I wanted.

      • WhatTheHolyHeck

        Fucker hasn't ever brought me a single thing, and that's a hate crime. It's not like he couldn't find the house either; you could see the menorah in our window from three blocks away.

        • ChernobylSoup

          Perfect.

        • Geminisunmars

          Maybe the Chanukah Bush was blocking it.

          • WhatTheHolyHeck

            Funny, it doesn't look Yewish.

          • Geminisunmars

            You can tell if you look at the root.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Christmas must DO something to you, girlfriend. You get all frisky and spritely. And I mean that in the best way.

          • Geminisunmars

            Nah, I'm this way all the time. I'm always having to get hosed down. (you can construe that any way you wish.)p.s. I'm enjoying my after glow.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            You KNOW how I would construe that, don't you?

            Throwing bones to alligators, I call it.

            PS: So am I.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Oy, and for that you want Christmas presents? What, you didn't get enough gelt at Hanukah?

    • hagajim

      Hanging an imaginary character on a cross depicting another likely imaginary character is a hate crime?…Jesus save me!

  • datateday

    12 days – OF TERROR!

    • poncho_pilot

      silent night, deadly night:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph2qpWw7nZI

      • datateday

        Santa Kills!

    • Dashboard Buddha

      On the first day of terror my bagger brought to me…

      a cartridge in a bare tree.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Brilliant. Would steal again.

      • Geminisunmars

        On the second day of terror my gyno brought to me…

        two fertile loves

        and a cartridge in a bare tree.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          ZOMG. I can't even dip a toe in. Carry on, fellas, you're doing FINE!

          • datateday

            On the third day of terror my— Oh no, Santa! What are you doing in here? Oh no, what are you doing– Santa! Help! Nooo!!! Why are you–?! Aaaaaaackk!!!!!

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            You're one sick little puppy, but you probably know that already, don't you?

          • datateday

            No, I'm on the straight 'n' narrow, honestly. What REALLY corrupted me was poncho_pilot's Santa Slasher Movie Trailer. I blame that for any discrepancies in my personality, since seeing it, any way.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            That's right. Always blame the nearest person. Wink, wink, nudge.

          • Fukui_sanYesOta

            On the fourth day of terror O'Reilly brought to me

            Four Loofas Frotting

            Three Santas Raping

            Two Fertiles Loves

            and a cartridge in a bare tree

  • DaSandman

    It would have all been fine if the artist had the foresight to have the skelly Santa carry a big honking .50 cal machine gun while he was buggering a tender Senate page. Then the Jeebus folks would have understood it was a display sponsored by Virginia Republicans

  • Lascauxcaveman

    When the fundie conservatives* put up their little imaginary fetus-graveyard with the little white crosses and such on the lawn of our local Catholic Church, somebody came and messed that shit up, too.

    But I'm pretty sure it was just kids on BMX bikes, thinking it would make a rad slalom course.

    (*Same assholes who just got Harry Potter banned from my kid's school library.)

    • Barrelhse

      Have your kid bring in a copy of "Naked Lunch" and watch the zany antics.

      JK, of course. I would never endanger a child.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I don't know how old Lascaux' kids are, but I read Naked Lunch when I was 13. My parents thought it was "science fiction" and the nuns didn't even notice.

        • Lascauxcaveman

          My kid is 11. She just really wants read harry Potter is all.

          Oddly enough, one of the Harry Potter books was her most recent majorly overdue dad-is-getting-pissed-just-find-the-damn-book-and-return-it-OR-NO-MORE-LIBRARY-PRIVILEGES-book! (We go through this scene about 5 times every school year.) The really dumb part is we have all the Harry Potter books at home already.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            That's funny. I don't know why kids do what they do, and I know that most parents don't find it terribly amusing at the time, but I know I did stuff very similar to that when I was a kid. My parents had an entire house full of books, shelves in every room crammed floor to ceiling with books. And, being the weird people they were, they exercised no parental guidance or control whatsoever, so that most of us had read Lady Chatterly's Lover, Naked Lunch, and the like, long before we had any understanding of what they meant. Nevertheless, we HAD to drag poor Dad to the library every weekend without fail to get books that we had at home.

            I think it's the way kids exercize some control over their environment, however pitifully small and inadequate and illusory that control is. Poor you. All I can say is, someday you'll be laughing your ass off as your kid goes through this exact same scenario with HER kid. I suspect it's the main reason people want their kids to have kids: revenge for all the suffering they went through as parents.

    • finallyhappy

      I'm guessing that The Hunger Games would get burned in your area then. Harry Potter is nothing compared to those books.

  • Negligently_Joe

    Happy Santa Ween, everyone!

    • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

      "God Cruci-Santa bless us, every one!"

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      And Smelly Newt's Ears to you, Negligently_Joe!

  • MrsBiggTime

    Three days after He was crucified, Santa rises from the dead.
    He sees His shadow, signalling six more weeks of Holiday shopping.

    • YasserArraFeck

      Black Friday……Good Friday………I haz a confuz….

    • DaRooster

      "We're gonna need more shipping containers."

      -Wal Mart worker

      • Fare la Volpe

        "And safety goggles."

        -Wal Mart customer

        • not that Dewey

          "And a new ventilation system."

          -Wal Mart security guard

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            And MOAR pepper-spray!

            Wut? It's a vegetable, essentially!

          • DaRooster

            I'll bet that's one veggie Kortney don't like.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            We should spray Megynne (however she spells it) Kelley with that. Being as she's a Foxtard and all, I'll bet she doesn't get her 5-7 servings of vegetables a day.

          • elviouslyqueer

            Why 5-7? She only needs one gigantic vegetable to keep her satisfied.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Oh sweet Jebus on a stick!

            You win the T-shirt.

            To all who follow after: click the goddamn link already, you KNOW you want to, and it is SO satisfying.

          • Negropolis

            WTF? What's a used car salesman doing on Faux News?

          • Fukui_sanYesOta

            Ask what it'd take to get you to take home a muppet corpse TODAY!

  • Troglodeity

    The Loudoun Atheists … a.k.a. The Optimists.

  • Generation[redacted]

    Uh-Oh. I better rethink my crucified Easter Bunny display this Spring.

    • Biff

      I usually go wigh the spatchcocked rabbit myself.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        The ex-who-is-a-chef used to think it was very amusing to serve bunnies made out of duck liver pate (with little currants for eyes) at Easter. When I complained, the response was "Wut? How else will they know there's a Jew in the kitchen?"

  • dadanarchist

    Look, conservative assholes, you demanded fiscal austerity and government cutbacks, so Loudon County had to 'go Galt' on the traditional Jebus-Donkey Stall and all it can afford is crucified skeleton Santa.

    • Swampgas_Man

      Santa's goin' hungry this year, no government cash for venison.

  • Troglodeity

    Something tells me that if the "Loudoun Atheists," "American Atheists" and "NOVA Atheists" held a joint meeting in Leesburg, they could have it in a McDonald's booth with a couple seats to spare.

    • poncho_pilot

      they need to combine and form a paraplegic Voltron.

    • OneDollarJuana

      Just goes to show how few people actually have the ability for critical thought.

    • delaney_blom

      The congregation was much larger before the Loudoun Atheists splintered off because they do not recognize the supremacy of PBS. That's when the "Atheists" added NOVA to the name of their organization, denoting the source of their dogma.

      • Biff

        Splitters!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    Christmas Myth #14:
    That guy at the mall isn't Santa. He's really just a Defensive Coordinator.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      I thought he was Officer Pike.

      • Negligently_Joe

        ♫ ♪ He's makin' a list,
        Checkin' it twice.
        'Gonna find out who's naughty and nice,
        And then pepper-spray them all indiscriminately anyway. ♪ ♫

    • Negropolis

      Sandusky Libel!

  • James Michael Curley

    Always in the south – the deep south, not Long Branch, NJ. There they have a festive Christmas Eve display of Santa and his workshop staged live. Ol' Sam Browne combs the fall folliage out of his beard, dresses in red and brings along his eight teen aged 'daughters' dressed as naughty elves.

  • Captain_Quark

    Dear Faithful,

    It's high time that we take Christ out of Christmas. The whole thing is a magnificent pagan holiday rooted in the feasts of the winter solstice. Let's spend this Yule getting back to the basics: eating, drinking, fucking, and having a grand ol' time. I'll see you 'neath the mistletoe, awaiting my blowjob.
    Yours in the name of Odin,
    Captain Quark.

    • GOPCrusher

      HAPPY SATURNALIA!

    • SorosBot

      We need to put the Saturn back in Saturnalia!

    • OneDollarJuana

      I know Herman Cain is getting back to those things that matter.

      And meeting with his wife's attorneys.

    • TeaNuts

      Not sure I agree with the order. ….basics: eating, drinking, fucking, and having a grand ol' time.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Herman? Herman Cain, is that you?

    • sbj1964

      Where in this day in age are we going to find a virgin to Sacrifice?

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I had the cats spayed and neutered before they ever got to taste the delights of unbridled sex, so I suppose you could have one of THEM, in a pinch.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ManchuCandidate

    Imagine that. A Fundie over extending themselves and it all blowing up in their face.

    • HogeyeGrex

      The preceding blowjob comment changes your imagery somewhat.

  • Generation[redacted]

    Where's the Festivus pole?

    • SorosBot

      And shouldn't we include Hanukkah Harry?

    • YasserArraFeck

      Mine is but a Viagra away…

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Yasser, you slut.

        • YasserArraFeck

          Yeah, well, I'm hoping to get nailed at Christmas, so to speak

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            I'll drink to that.

            I wonder if I'll get lucky this Xmas? Maybe I'll try using your line.

    • DaRooster

      Feats of Strength Libel!

    • Pat_Pending

      Well, we've had quite a lot of Airing Of The Grievances…

    • Negropolis

      That's what she said.

  • http://facethesuncastnoshadow.wordpress.com/ Mumbletypeg

    one enraged woman stopped by to personally tear it [the display] apart

    This reminds me of my friend who loves to tell how he & his cousins, growing up along the mountainous Blue Ridge, would take stiffened, not-yet-rotten deer carcasses and prop them up near the roadways (ones w/ intact antlers worked best, obvs) then lay back and watch (this was during hunting season, duh) as motorists drunk from hunting would spy'em a 'live' one in the dim twilight and fire at their latest game sighting through the rolled-down window without bothering to pull over. Occasionally their vehicles slowed as passengers gawked at their fired-upon specimen, frozen-still yet so lifelike.

    So yeah, are we sure this isn't Loudoun Heights, WEST Virginia? cause I'm thinking the only thing more furious than a punk'd hunts-hick would be a rabid Christian onlooker with a martyr complex and zero sense of humor.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      "…a rabid Christian onlooker with a martyr complex and zero sense of humor?"

      A triple from the Department of Tautological Redundancy Department! Well played, sir/ma'am/entity.

  • BlackRhino

    Every time I hear of the Flying Spaghetti Monster this time of year it makes me laugh.

    Oh Great Flying Spaghetti Monster, you are here but once a year and you bring joy and laughter.

    • FNMA

      And meatballs.

    • Pat_Pending

      I count myself as a Pastafarian.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I just want to EAT spaghetti and meatballs 24/7/365.

        • YasserArraFeck

          Mmm…..body and blood of Jeebus….vs Spaghetti & Meatballs……decisions, decisions….

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Go with the meatballs. Less clean-up, and it's easier to manage. Plus, blood is an emetic (really).

      • http://www.wonkette.com BelleSC

        "I count myself as a Pastafarian."

        As do I. For I have been touched by the noodly appendage.

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      And Parmesan. Don't forget the fucking cheese.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Oh, NEVER. Cheese is what holds our Pasta fari together.

  • OneYieldRegular

    I can't wait for the Easter displays.

    • Generation[redacted]

      I'm already at work on my new series called, "Alternate execution methods for Jesus." Where do I file for the permit?

      • OneYieldRegular

        Try calling the Perry campaign.

    • SorosBot

      They'll hang a live bunny on the cross.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Not one, but two displays by the Pastafarians. They are a force to be reckoned with!

  • DaRooster

    "Christmas is not about sharing, giving or being kind to fellow humans… It is solely about spending, pepper spraying and Mega-Stores! Get with it!"
    "I HATE YOU!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Fuckers!"

    • Geminisunmars

      Mom?

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        She was the excitable sort, was she? (I know, crazy, you said.)

    • Swampgas_Man

      "Jingle Bells, Go to Hell!"

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I seem to remember something from my wildly misspent yoof:

        Jingle Bells, Batman smells …

        I forget the rest.

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          … Robin laid an egg …

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Well, robins tend to.

            Oh, you said Robin. Right.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    Why is it that I'm sure a crucified Santa will give Bill O'Reilly the biggest orgasm he has had since the last time he walked by a Falafel stand?

    • YouBetcha

      Santa goes in, Santa pulls out. You can't explain it.

  • SoBeach

    He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake.

    His bony, fleshless fingers are on your bedroom doorknob right now, and he's starting to turn it.

    Now go to sleep, kids, or you won't get any presents.

    • Fare la Volpe

      Don't forget his fun time happy jolly friend, The Krampus!

      • SoBeach

        We need to bring that cuddly guy back. Kids would wake up xmas morning happy just to be alive.

        Meanwhile all that money I would have spent on xboxes and hollister clothes can be better spent on booze, smokes, and bail.

  • Goonemeritus

    Why can’t we all just get behind Freemasonry as our founders intended?

    • dadanarchist

      The All-Seeing Eye…. there's an ornament I would buy….

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        I was thinking "Eye of Sauron" for the top of the tree this year.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Run away with me, Biely. We'll put the Eye of Sauron on the Xmas tree together.

          Jezus, y'all are the biggest bunch of fucking sickos on the planet. No wonder I love it here.

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            The weather might be frightful, but I don't think you'd find the fire inside all that delightful. (Those aren't chestnuts roasting, for one thing…)

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Let me guess: hearts of Wall Streeters? Let it SNOW!

          • Negropolis

            And, after all the money we're able to pilfer from them, we can make it rain, too!

  • Generation[redacted]

    The Jedi religion is sorely underrepresented. Have we forgotten the spirit of Life Day?

    • http://oliphantparts.org/ natoslug

      No, but we're trying to.

    • MosesInvests

      These aren't the elves you're looking for….

  • Extemporanus

    Dear Loudoun County Godless Heathen Heroes,

    Should you run out of sufficiently offensive holiday display ideas, feel free to adapt mine from a couple years ago:

    "Never Regift…"

    You're welcome,
    Extemporanus

    • YasserArraFeck

      ReGrifting, OTOH, is A-OK – scamming the conservitards a second time before they realize they were shafted the first time…..well, it's positively…. Christian

  • whiterabid

    WHO IS TO BLAME FOR ALLOWING THIS ABOMINATION IN THE FIRST PLACE???

    The Muppets?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocey and Brian Kilmeade (he's the smart one) are crying their eyes out and breaking things.

    • Geminisunmars

      How can you tell? (I mean, that he's the smart one)

  • Trannysurprise

    How do they know that isn't Jebus? He is, after all, dead and is probably skeletonized by now.

    What could be better than a dead suffering Jebus Santa on the cross so you can have an Xbox?

    • SorosBot

      Now I had Jesus for dinner last night; he looked like a cracker and a glass of red wine.

  • OurHoboSenator

    How can I incorporate this into the Jesus/Santa slashfic I'm writing?

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Very carefully.

      • not that Dewey

        That's my joke, Pristine.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Dammit, ntD! I never wake up early enough to get the good ones in.

          • not that Dewey

            Turnabout is fair play.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            There is only one reply to such a comment: :P

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Well is crucifying Santa really that outre? Some folks would like to crucify a certain alleged pedophile coach from PSU, so if ya crucify one pedo, should ya crucify 'em all?

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      I'm down wit' dat.

  • flamingpdog

    "Courthouse Displays Go Up…"

    Courthouse Displays Go Down. Never a Miscommunication.

    • Baconzgood

      How come Loudoun County has a dead Santa and Orange has none? You can't explain it.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    I think it is really important to also have the 10 Commandments posted on every building and city bus because sometimes I forget that stabbing people and stealing stuff is a bad thing to do.

    • flamingpdog

      How about nailing the seventh commandment to Newtie's and Hermie's foreheads?

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        I know they spend all their time preening in front of the mirror, pdog, but I don't think either of them reads that well.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      You do? And here I was, thinking of you as a mild-mannered semi-professional birdwatcher!

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

        I'm more of a Bird Picture taker than a pure bird watcher. Bird watchers are pretty nerdy. But it is true that you do have to know a little about birds to know where to look for them because it would be dumb to look for Horned larks in a tree when everybody knows that they run around on the ground in Corn Field stubble LOL!11!!

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          I have a pair of good friends who are avid (heh) birdwatchers, schlepping over high country and low, binoculars in hand. I don't think they take any pitchers tho. Your pitchers are truly beautiful. But I can tell you don't live in the same part of the country I do, because I don't recognize most of your bird pitcher birds.

          Have you ever been to Singapore? They have an immense, and beautiful, Bird Park there, I think it's the largest in the world, and it's filled with birds running (and flying) free. I saw a Secretary Bird, hornbills, toucans, Birds of Paradise, and the most bizarre collection of sparrows and pigeons. Also, clouds of those little bright-green parrots called tota in India/Pakistan, macaws, hawks, eagles, kestrels, sparrowhawks, and vultures. Fascinating.

          • Geminisunmars

            You are truly multifaceted, dearest Dummy.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            For just a fraction of a second there, my feelings wuz hurted, and I wondered what I had done for you to call me names.

            Then I remembered my ID nym. I wonder if it's OK to change it to something else, now?

            'Tain't me that's multifaceted, dear Geminisunmars, I just happen to know lots of fascinating wonderful people. Like you. (hug)

          • Geminisunmars

            But how will I recognize you? (Truly, thought I was being intimate and affectionate calling you Dummy. At least that was how my family explained it to me.)

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            I could go back to PristinePantalones, which has the advantage of being instantly recognizable as well as a slam at that silly witch as well as, you know, flattering. I mean, better Pristine than Dummy, right?

            And yeah, my family told me the same thing. You sure we're not related, now? Someone once gave me a copy of Franny and Zooey, saying "This reminds me of your family." I'm not sure it was intended entirely as a compliment.

          • Geminisunmars

            I think it is time for a new tack for your name. One that doesn't associate you with grifting and/or idiotic behavior. So that leaves out most politicians. And religious leaders. How about a favorite writer, or dog star?I have to say that Franny & Zooey's family life was more like mine than that of Ozzie & Harriet's. Intellectual, bohemian, philandering, artistic, narcissistic, and largely dysfunctional would be an apt description of my parents. I had one older brother who drank himself to death by his early 50s. I think he saw us a Salinger characters.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            You know the whole name thing came about because of notthatDewey. He pointed out that every time I changed my name and av, the erstwhile candidate whose likeness I was mocking took a huge dive in the polls. So we decided to keep going through them, and I think I really DO have the reverse Midas touch! One by one, I've slain all the little bastids.

            I wish I could say my parents were as interesting as yours, although Mother certainly earned her monicker: the Bitch of Bergen-Belsen. I'm sorry about your brother. It's all fun and games till someone stretches the metaphor a little too far. Although let's face it life was lot more fucking colourful (if painful) back when people were allowed to be crazy motherfuckers. I feel like the Nannies won the culture war and we must all be good now instead of the bunch of roistering drunkards and lotos-eaters we were meant to be. But there. It's just misplaced nostalgia for my bygone yoof, now half a century past.

          • Geminisunmars

            Well, with that logic I guess it's time for NewtieCutie to emerge. Time to go to bed and astrally project myself to your embrace.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Let's be crazy motherfuckers tonight, why not? I'll be NewtieCutie tomorrow. Good night, sweetie.

  • GOPCrusher

    I have to assume that the woman that destroyed the display was charged for destruction of property?

    • Fare la Volpe

      She was charged with Ruining Christmas Forever.

      • SoBeach

        …she's pleading Noel Lo Contendre

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          GROAN!

        • Biel_ze_Bubba

          "Noel no comprende" would be more accurate.

          • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

            Indeed, she has failed to comprehend the spirit of Noel altogether.

      • Geminisunmars

        Her punishment is having to squat under the mistle-toad.

  • jus_wonderin

    I am not there yet, but there is a moment every Christmas season when I get overdosed to the fucking gills on goddamned red and green. But, I am not there…yet.

    • Barrelhse

      Stay away from the BROWN acid-

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Not to mention the endless Xmas songs. I swear to god the first person who yells "Ho, ho, ho!" in my face this year is going to get nutpunched.

      • PubOption

        I would make an exception for 'The Fairytale of New York'.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwHyuraau4Q

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          Ach, lad, it's the Pogues!

          You scumbag, you maggot, you cheap-arsed faggot

          That's the kind of thing I like to hear at christmas. Many thanks.

    • Geminisunmars

      I was done Black Friday, and I didn't even leave the house.

    • PubOption

      Red wine and Creme de menthe?

      • Geminisunmars

        Ewww.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Er? Barf?

  • sbj1964

    Some people actually think that a 3 headed God,Ghost,man cosmic Jew Came down to earth and raped a 13 yr old girl to impregnate her with himself,so that he could later sacrifice himself to himself for rules he himself put in place,and while down here told people they could live forever if they drink his blood ,and eat his flesh? And that they don't have to burn in hell forever just because some naked Tart got conned into eating a piece of fruit from a magical tree by a talking snake? The Bible story in a Nut Shell.

    • http://oliphantparts.org/ natoslug

      And that is why you should never trust women.

    • YasserArraFeck

      Makes about as much sense as a Bachmann presidency….just fewer drugs.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      The "drink his blood and eat his flesh" part always seemed like, uh, overkill to me.

      • Geminisunmars

        But that's the good part.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          You're a very sick, if sweet, little lady, little lady.

    • Ruhe

      Nice Job.

    • Douché

      What about the Scimitar and the watery tart?? Oh wait, that's Monty Python, that's probably true–er.

  • Baconzgood

    This is tacky. Santa died for your sins ya know.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      I thought Cardinal Sin did that.

  • Chichikovovich

    society’s materialistic obsessions and addictions and how it is killing the peace, love, joy and kindness that is supposed to be prevalent during the holiday season

    First: Crucify Santa. Second: Call Christmas "the holiday season". We're clearly dealing with the Baader-Meinhof gang of the War on Christmas.

    • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

      Danny the Red and Green?

  • Generation[redacted]

    The War on Christmas has gone hot. From my hick facebook friend about an unrelated government nativity scene:

    We as Christians need to stand up and say, "Enough is enough. We've been quiet for too long, and we're not going to take it any more."

    Really, you Xtians have been quiet about this for how long? Pass the popcorn, this is going to be a good one.

    • SorosBot

      Hey, I haven't heard a Christian obnoxiously whine about being persecuted for the past Plank time.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        You SEE why I hang out on teh Wonketz? I actually went and looked up Planck time, and learned something.

        Now, admittedly, MOST Of what I learn on teh Wonketz is in the UrbanDictionary(tm), but once in a while, SorosBot, once in a while …

    • littlebigdaddy

      I hope you sent him a "happy holidays" message.

      • Geminisunmars

        A virtual fruitcake?

    • GOPCrusher

      Whatever happened to pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps and personal responsibility?
      Until I see the FEMA built concentration camps filled with Xtians and placed in forced labor, YOU ARE NOT BEING PERSECUTED.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        They need to read a little early Japanese history. Now THAT was some persecutioning.

  • Tommmcattt

    I'm surprised Disney isn't suing for infringement on The Nightmare Before Christmas".

    • Puffperney

      Just wait, if it catches on they will.

  • http://hong-kong-actresses.blogspot.com/ donner_froh

    Public outcry ensued, including calls that the decision was infringing on residents’ religious freedom

    Translation: Civic authorities wouldn't allow me to display symbols of my religion while banning everything else.

    • Tundra Grifter

      Exactly!

      These right wing nutz need to learn a very important life lesson: "Be careful what you wish for!"

      They are all for religious freedom. Except for everyone else.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Someone needs to sit these mindless bastards down and explain to them that the Law, in its majesty, will permit Moose Lumps to put their Moose Lump Satanz on the public square if these eejits want to see their Jeebus in there also, too.

        Why are they so fucking DENSE?

  • owhatever

    It's a great day in Loudon County! Set free the Dogs of the War on Christmas and cry Havoc in Aisle 45 at K-Mart.

  • poorgradstudent

    Finally, a postmodern art project I can get behind, and the fundies destroy it.

    Also, aren't these the same people who constantly whine about the "reason for the season"? So shouldn't they be agreeing with the point behind it, or is that giving their capacity for critical thinking way too much credit?

    • poncho_pilot

      the commercialization of Xmas can't be blamed on liberals–yet–so a bell rings, an angel gets its wings, and butthurt "Christians" start salivating.

    • GOPCrusher

      I always thought the reason for the season was chocolate covered cherries.

      • poorgradstudent

        OMG YES.

        Also vanilla-covered pretzels, which my grandmother liked making for the holidays.

    • Barrelhse

      WAY too much.

  • jus_wonderin

    "Mommie, does this mean I won't get the pony I asked for at the Mall?"

    • Generation[redacted]

      Puts the whole, "Santa won't come until you're fast asleep" thing in a whole new light, doesn't it?

    • GOPCrusher

      How about the little urchin that tells Santa that all he wants for Xmas is for Daddy to get a job?

      • jus_wonderin

        I actually heard a story on NPR last evening to this effect. It was sad.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          It is. It's hard enough for the little tykes to get through their childhoods as it is. When Daddy's out of work, and Momma doesn't have money, Christmas must be awfully bleak for the kiddies. I think I'll go give some money to Toys for Tots, or something now. I hate Christmas.

  • SayItWithWookies

    What's "Christmas?"

  • GorzoTheMighty

    Maybe they were celebrating Dia de los Muertos a little late this year.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    Boy, am I glad I was raised a Unitarian.

    • Barrelhse

      I always wondered- does that mean they all use the same bathroom?

    • Geminisunmars

      We got to celebrate everything. Now I hate it all.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        On the PLUS side, think of how much money you'll save not having to buy people cheap shit that they'll break/throw away within three months.

  • littlebigdaddy

    Begun, the wars on Xmas have!

    • GunToting[Redacted]

      Hmm?

  • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

    He died on the Cross for your chimney

  • Eve8Apples

    Next year, would Wonkette please publish a link to the Loudoun County Courthouse Christmas display application?

    I suspect the Wonkeeters would have some creative ideas to liven up the holidays in Loudoun County. I'm submitting the homage to South Park Hidee Ho Mr. Hanky Christmas poo idea. It involves my dog repeatedly crapping on the courthouse lawn and me covering up the deposits with little Santa hats. Next to the hats, I'll put little signs on the lawn that say, "Hidee Ho Holidays Loudoun County!"

    • jus_wonderin

      I'd love to enter a living tribute to my memories of the season. A reenactment of Uncle Ned, a WWII vet, crouched behind the Christmas tree screaming "Cut the red wire! Cut the red wire!".

      Meanwhile Aunt Edna, a cigerette dangling from her overly lipsticked lips, whirling in an appliance box with her gin bottle and sloshing tumbler raised in joyously upstretched arms singing "Little Drummer Boy".

      Repeat performances every 30 minutes.

      Oh the memories.

      • GOPCrusher

        That reminds of the DJ at a Davenport, IA radio station that snapped, barracaded himself in the booth and put "Grandma got run over by a reindeer" on a continuous loop.
        Took them almost two hours to get him out.

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          If I had to play bad Xmas music endlessly for a fucking living, you can bet your ass I'd snap too.

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Is that the one that goes "O, Tanenbaum, o tanenbaum …"?

    • poncho_pilot

      i'm thinking "Santa Bathing In The Blood Of Virgins". that's how he achieves immortality. this would also include Bill O'Reilly dressed in fetish gear as a "sexy-elf".

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      I like love this idea!

      I'd like to do a nativity display with a water buffalo for Joseph and a rhino for Mary, and The Three Wise Cats surrounding the Baby Jeebus as represented by a syringe.

      Anybody else hear that dreadful joke about the guy who had to shit while hiking through one of our public parks? Covered it up with his hat? Told a ranger it was a rare bird? No?

      How come *I* get all the BAD jokes?

      • jus_wonderin

        Now don't you go winning me with the Baby Jeebus = syringe thing.

        But, how would you represent the star that shown down upon him in the manger?

        • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

          A giant dick wired to glow on/off in rhythm with the Xmas lights? It could shower a little shower of gold sprinkles on the syringe every so often, to keep things, you know, exciting.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Santa got wood.

  • Eve8Apples

    Santa has really let himself go. Maybe he switched to one of those fad vegan, gluten-free diets. He could really use some beer and pizza.

    • http://simplyleftbehind.blogspot.com/ actor212

      I think that's a zombie Santa, in which case based on your post he's looking for GRAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!

  • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

    You need to give credit where credit is due. The Japanese thought of it first. Maybe. Aifinkso: http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.as

  • anniegetyerfun

    Well, I have to admit that this is a bit of a bummer. I don't object to it in theory, but… you know, c'mon.

  • BarackMyWorld

    Silly atheiodiots! The Bible says freedom of MY religion, not yours!

  • poncho_pilot
  • http://www.wonkette.com/ FlownOver

    I don't care what happens as long as Jesus Claus brings me better broadband.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    Hey, I have to go the bathroom so none of you guys post anything until i get back ok?

    • jus_wonderin

      Hey Dude, we can't wait all night. Whaja doing in there?????

      • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

        Sheesh, it's been an hour. Must have real good magazines.

      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

        Sorry about that. I fell asleep. So I'm not mad that you guys didn't wait for me.

  • not that Dewey

    This is good news for Jack Skellington.

  • RadioYKWE

    You should see what they did to the Kwanza display, oy vey.

  • Tundra Grifter

    Why didn't Santa get into law school?

    He got hung up on the Boards.

  • http://www.wonkette.com ShitFilledExistence

    "Mommy, is Santa dead?"
    "Dead? He doesn't even exist!"

    • jus_wonderin

      "No wire hangers! What's wire hangers doing in this closet when I told you no wire hangers, ever?! I work and I slave until I'm half dead, and all I hear people say is she's getting old. And what do I get? A daughter who cares as much about the beautiful dresses I give her as she cares about me! What's wire hangers doing in this closet?!"

  • Rotundo_

    I'm not gettin' it here folks- The fundies from these parts hate Santa because the emphasis is on the jolly fat elf instead of the little baby Jesus. So you see a lot of "Keep Christ in Christmas" signs and stuff here. I thought Santa was the sworn enemy of the Christian types since he diminished THE LORD'S role in the holiday. You would think they would have a Santa hanging from a tree or something. I'm surprise they haven't done a little homework and banned trees and wreaths since they were "borrowed" from the Pagans. I suppose that that would require consistency and coherence which aren't usually big parts of Christianity as practiced.

    • Geminisunmars

      Whaddya want — logic?

  • dinkybossetti

    Yes! I will be visiting my parents in Loudoun Co for Christmas. Thanks for the tip about the county courthouse's beautiful Christmas displays! I am adding it to my holiday to-do list.

    • Geminisunmars

      "Hey Gang. Let's go round the courthouse. Oh, no particular reason, just thought it would be fun."

  • Antispandex

    There is no way these Santa haters can avoid a very stern scolding from Fox News! Imagine! Defacing the very symbol of holiday capitolism, during this season of outrageous consumerism! It is absolutely un-American!

  • V572 the Merciless

    Apropos of nothing at all, please note that California Atty-Gen Kamala Harris is a major babe.

    • jus_wonderin

      Wow. Apropos us any time!!!

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Um … you wouldn't happen to have a phone number or anything, wouldja?

      Damn, she's stunning.

  • Redhead

    "Public outcry ensued, including calls that the decision was infringing on residents’ religious freedom"

    Pssst, Virginia residents: Despite what Beck, et al say in their drug-addled states, religious freedom does not mean the freedom to impose your religion on everyone else.

  • gullywompr

    As a resident of LoCo, I just have to say that the frequency with which my county is featured on Wonkette is depressing.

    And as an atheist, I'd like to say that that the Santa skeleton was needlessly provocative. I mean, we're atheists, right? What the fuck do we care?

  • voodooeconomics

    Christians do the darnest. ( is this a word) They act violently so easily one would think the Biblia has something to do with it.
    Has the Church of the Spaghetti Monster been sanctified by the Papa Benedito Uno

  • Fukui_sanYesOta

    Somewhat OT, but this story just reminded me of a tale I once read (possibly on here?) where a poster worked for a publisher in New York where one of the other companies in the building insisted on having a nativity scene in the building foyer every year.

    Whenever this person's (Jewish) boss was having a bad day, he'd head down to the lobby and try to drop-kick baby jebus into an elevator. Apparently it was an excellent stress reliever.

    • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

      Drop-kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life!

      True story: I went to a Catholic school, so we had the obligatory Nativity display. Fortunately, the display was at the shrine OUTSIDE the high walls and gates of the school itself. The kids took inordinate amounts of pleasure in torturing the poor Baby Jebus to the point where the school and its neighbouring church joined forces to patrol the Nativity display from the time it went up to the time it went down. (sniff!)

  • GregComlish

    America is being crucified on the cross of atheism, just like William Jennings Bryant warned us.

  • http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/39308_Breitbarts_Fans_Spew_Racism_Call_for_President_Obama_t glamourdammerung

    If Christians could only manage to put half as much effort into doing all the red parts of their Babble that they do whining about how not being able to use the state to force their weak beliefs down everyone else's throats is somehow "just like what Hitler did".

  • Douché

    I love that kind of hypocrisy, We want the freedom to express our ideas! But you better not express yours…

  • mavenmaven

    298 comments and not a single reference to Festivus?
    Kramer was crucified for our sins.

  • LibrulEleet

    The baby Jebus on a baby-sized cross would be much more appropriate.

  • ttommyunger

    On the other hand, my Jewish friends think this is way cool.

  • Negropolis

    God, atheist can be some prigs. lol

    BTW, can I just say that as an agnostic aetheist (i.e. someone who simply doesn't care whether there is a "god" or not), that I hate seeing fellow aetheist take the bait of the "War on Christmas"? The fact is that the holiday has almost completely lost the Christian meaning the early Catholic church tried to attatch to it. The fact is that someone wishing me a Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah doesn't offend me in the least bit. So, let the Christians fight their one-sided "War on Christmas", already, and let's just stay out of the ploy, altogether. All of this provocative bullshit on courthouses lawns is just stupid.

    • DahBoner

      Actually, Winter Solstice is a pagan holiday.

      That the Christian church tried to attach a Christian meaning to.

      But the People, still practice it as a pagan holiday…

      • Negropolis

        To be clear, I meant the early meaning of Christmas, itself. I did know that before that it was a pagan winter solstice festival.

  • DahBoner

    Shinto?

    Bless you! For you have sneezed the holy sacrament of mucus and upper-repiratory cold virus upon crucified Santa…

  • http://howtosavetheworld.ca/ BZ1

    Quote: "I'm 100% behind freedom of speech, but …" and the BUTT is a big one

  • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

    Just look at that face! He looks like half the Republican contenders. No *wonder* it never caught on over here!

  • http://www.kalimao.blogspot.com PalinzADummy

    That's priceless! Whom do I know with that fetish? Maybe I'll buy a friend some lacy panties for Xmas (he's a big hairy supermacho guy).

    Thank you!

  • finallyhappy

    Ramen, Brothers and Sisters!!!

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    Ricky Gervais FTW! (Or was it Thursday without Thor?)