RED CUP RIOT

The people who keep proclaiming there’s a war on Christmas really DO need to get lives.

Working as a main title designer, every time I always have to top myself from the previous one I had done.  It is a hard task, but what makes it worth while I notice various parts of my work; some work well, some put me back at the drawing board, and some are nice to which it would stay a while.  But enough about me.

Ever since Fox News began this asinine assertion that there is a War on Christmas, other winter holidays be damned.  Not everybody celebrates Christmas; some celebrate Kwaanza, Solstice, Hanukkah or not at all.  I thought it reached insane levels of stupidity when the Gap introduced a Christmas ad celebrating the four winter holidays and people gave backlash to the store for doing this, even though employees still said “Merry Christmas” and “Happy Holidays”.

Today I got proven wrong.  Extreme right-wing Christians and those who love Christmas called on a boycott on Starbuck’s…now get this…over their plain red Holiday cup because, they believe Starbuck’s wants to do away with Christmas.  Really?  After all these years of the company having a mythological creature as its’ logo?  This is madness.

Oh they keep forgetting about the eggnog lattes, the “Merry Christmas” gift cards, the Advent trees, the Christmas Blends…no, they are pissed about the plain red cups.

Makes about as much sense as trying to scare ants away from a picnic by pouring sugar on the ground.

Truth be told, when the cups were introduced in 1997, they were designed with winter in mind.  Things like Christmas trees, ornaments, wintery scenes, Santa Claus, elves, once in a while a wish for hope and peace throughout the season and beyond.  Nothing religious here.  And the cup is in holiday colors of red, white and green.

But extreme Christians and those in love with Christmas refuse to see it that way.  Spurred on by right-wing media, they declare it is a war on Christmas.  To which I say, “Get lives!”

All of you so-called Christians don’t even do what Jesus taught especially all you charlatans.  Nearly every second Sunday morning, I and a group of people go down to North B and Ahern and feed the less fortunate.  The Buddhists around the corner give them food and clothing. A couple of Christian and Catholic churches were there.  The Sikhs and Hindus feed whomever steps in their temples with no complaint.  But what do I see so-called Christians do?  Make victims out of the poor in their congregations by promising them heaven through prosperity ministry and they ask for insane amounts of money.  It’s a ministry as long as they are the ones getting prosperous; they are parasites when they don’t care to send a member to see how one of their eldest members are but will send a collection letter to them because they haven’t tithed.  The humble ones work with what Jesus blessed them with.

And then they say they are being persecuted because of their faith…don’t make me go there.

If you’re gonna bitch about a red coffee cup, then you’re not a Christian, you’re a hypocrite.  REAL Christians try to help YEAR-ROUND if they can, not the last six weeks of the year. That is bogus.

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I’M DONE FOR THIS SEASON

I am boycotting SNL for the remainder of the season.

Earlier this year, Donald Trump made racist comments regarding Mexicans about how bad they were; no I won’t repeat them here.  I am tired of them, but I did notice the chain reaction between him and NBCUniversal.

Because of those remarks, NBC and Univision cut ties with the mogul when it came to Miss America Pageant and future endeavors.  During his run, he has made disparaging remarks towards anyone and everyone who wasn’t white and women.  He even threw out Univision reporter Jorge Ramos at a press conference.  His rallies go racist – not long ago as of this writing, a Latino protester was attacked and spat upon; when MSNBC was covering a rally in Mississippi, chant of “White Power” sprang up and they immediately cut away from the it.

At the Republican Presidential Debate held by CNBC, the moderators asked them tough questions that they many started blaming media bias -even though they got the same tough questions from their previous debate on Fox, so the debate scheduled in February on NBC was boycotted by the RNC.

So now we’re up to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” being hosted by Trump even after he supposedly broke ties with the Peacock.

Trump and NBC say the same story: that he was supposed to do a guest appearance which turned into a hosting opportunity.  That makes as much sense as Joan Crawford taking over Christina’s (her daughter’s) role for one day on “The Secret Storm” when Christina was sick.  Plus the only politician that actually made his SNL hosting duties work was former NYC mayor Ed Koch.  Trump was on in 2004 and it wasn’t funny.

But after all that has happened since his run for the presidency, I cannot watch SNL for the rest of the season, because Lorne Michaels and crew ignored that he slammed Mexicans in no uncertain terms.  Nevermind the fact that his designer suits are put together south of the border or his “Make America Great Again” hats are made in China.  When you don’t quell the racism that happens at your rallies, listening to these guys whose only problem with government is that a non-white is leading the country, you’re no longer worth watching.

So, the rest of the season, even in reruns for this season, I’m personally boycotting SNL.