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Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hey everybody, I just wanted to take a second and thank all of you for your support. Merry Christmas.

This one below is NSFW or Children!

• 19 Democrats vote NO to Christmas! (Updated)

Christmas. Or should I say the “War On Christmas!” The “War On Terror” is just a bumper sticker but the “War On Christmas” is now a legislative reality.

Yesterday on Capital Hill there was a vote, actually several votes regarding observances of several religious holidays.

Excerpts from three recent House resolutions regarding religious observances:

RAMADAN
HR 635: “Acknowledges the onset of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and spiritual renewal, and conveys its respect to Muslims in the United States and throughout the world on this occasion.”
Approved 376-0

DIWALI
HR 747: “Acknowledges the onset of Diwali and expresses its deepest respect to Indian Americans and the Indian Diaspora throughout the world on this significant occasion.”
Approved 358-0

CHRISTMAS
HR 847: “Acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.”
Approved 372-9

Whoa, wait a minute… What was the vote on that last one? This couldn’t be right… 372-9?

Surprise surprise, several Democrats drew the line at recognizing Christmas.

Nine Democrats voted No – Ackerman, Clarke, DeGette, Hastings (FL), Lee, McDermott, Scott (VA), Stark and Woolsey.

10 Democrats and 1 Republican voted “Present.” – Conyers, Frank (MA), Holt, Payne, Schakowsky, Schwartz, Wasserman Schultz, Welch (VT) and Yarmuth (Which to ME is the same as voting no).

This is interesting because of this group 17 of the 18 D’s above voted FOR the resolution honoring Ramadan!

What the hell? This vote wasn’t to get extra days off, or to funnel government funds into buying Christmas trees or more ornaments for the White House Christmas tree, it was simply to recognize that Christmas is important to CHRISTIANS! I find it hard to believe that the Democrats listed above could possibly represent the people that they were elected to represent. The people in their districts should be outside of their offices pelting the buildings with ornaments and fruitcakes. The left is constantly misrepresenting the people of this country and the idea that anyone could vote against what is obviously the holiday observed by the majority of Americans is INCONCEIVABLE!

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Update:
To prove that my comment was true that this is “nothing more than a branch of the Bush-Derangement Syndrom Tree. Hate the right no matter what. Hate Christians because they live their lives by the word of God not the word of the government.” From the Seattle PI

McDermott said the resolution was a Republican tactic designed to draw attention from pressing issues in Congress, including legislation to boost funding of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or SCHIP. President Bush vetoed a bill Thursday that would have expanded the program.

McDermott supported House resolutions this fall to recognize the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and the festival of Diwali, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. He drew the line at Christmas, he said, because the resolution only stated “obvious facts” that Christianity was the predominant faith in the U.S. and that many Christians and non-Christians celebrated Christmas.

“It’s Christmas time. There’re lots of Christians in the U.S. Hurray for Christmas. It’s ridiculous,” McDermott said, giving his take on the resolution.

Rather than “wasting time on this stuff,” he said, people should be protesting Bush’s vetoes of expanding health insurance for children.

“We’re talking about Christmas, and we do not care about kids in the state of Washington,” McDermott said.

H/T Hot Air

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• 8 Terabyte DVR… Geek Pron!

This is the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen. I mean the Victoria Secret Fashion Show was pretty good but this… ohhhhhh…. 

10 tuners and gobs of storage aside, the coolest thing about this SnapStream DVR is its search interface. We’ve not seen anything like it in the DVR world: the DVR stores the closed captioning signal—where available—as a stream of text, which is then searchable by the end user like a database. Spelling errors on live television events aside, this allows users to flag any shows in which certain keywords pop up, and even send an e-mail alert when this happens. Selected programs can then be burned to DVD-R in standard MPEG-2 format that can be viewed by any media player.

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Empower Your Organization to Record and Search TV

SnapStream Enterprise is revolutionary media monitoring technology used by public relations and public information organizations to monitor and respond to TV coverage. A cross between a DVR and a search engine, SnapStream allows you to record and search thousands of hours of TV recordings.

One SnapStream TV search appliance can simultaneously record up to 10 TV shows and store more than 2,300 hours of recordings. And it gives you the ability to search within recordings, to pinpoint TV content of interest to your organization. Then clip that content and download clips or burn to DVD — all without any expensive per-clip or per-seat fees.

The Enterprise TV Server is easy to install and requires minimal upkeep. And since the user interface is like a consumer DVR, your users won’t have any trouble using it. From their desktop PCs, SnapStream

Enterprise makes it easy for users to:

• Record and archive TV programs
• Search within TV recordings by keyword
• Receive e-mail alerts when keywords appears on TV
• Watch recordings or live TV
• Extract clips from full recordings
• Convert recordings to Windows Media
• Burn recordings to DVD
• Download recordings and import them into 3rd party applications

All this for the low-low price of $15,000 for the adult version with 8 Terabytes. 

• Christmas Cards For Injured Soldiers

 

This is an Update! It seems that our efforts to support our American Heros the soldiers of the US military has overwhelmed the Red Cross. They have given us an alternative! This is from Joo Chung at the American Red Cross posted as a comment at this previous post and it’s all below the video…

Hello,

I work at Walter Reed Information, and received many many calls in regards to sending Christmas Cards and most of them said they got information from this website…so in order to reduce headache for all of you, this is the fact:

Holiday Cards to Injured Service Members This Holiday Season

The following message is from Neal Denton, Senior Vice President, Service to the Armed Forces: Sen This holiday season, we have a great opportunity to bring a touch of home to wounded warriors recovering in military hospitals across the country.

As you may know, the American public has a strong desire to send holiday cards to soldiers staying at Walter Reed and other military medical centers. However, for security reasons, the former military program was discontinued. One of our colleagues at Walter Reed suggested, “If anyone can find a solution to this – it’s the Red Cross.”

We’re proud that this season, communities across America are invited to mail holiday greeting cards along with personal messages of support to wounded soldiers at military hospitals around the country, through a unique partnership of the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Mailing Solutions.

Now we have a solution that will not only benefit soldiers at Walter Reed, but also recovering soldiers at military hospitals around the nation. With the help of the Department of Defense, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Pitney Bowes, between now and December 27, members of the public will be invited to mail their holiday cards to:

We Support You During Your Recovery!
c/o American Red Cross
PO Box 419
Savage, MD 20763-0419

Red Cross volunteers will sort the cards for appropriate content and repackage them for shipping. Our steadfast partners, Pitney Bowes, will ship the cards to Red Cross stations at the military hospitals.

This project provides a great opportunity for chapters and station offices to coordinate resources and volunteers. Staff members at national headquarters will call each station office before packages are mailed to that military hospital. Those station managers will be looking for chapter volunteer support to help in accepting, storing and delivering the cards.

A national news release will be issued shortly after announcing the program. Once you know that your field unit will be receiving holiday cards to distribute, I encourage you to contact your local media with the attached localizable news release, to take photos and write stories for your Web sites and to send us your stories at SAFstories@usa.redcross.org.

We realize this is short notice. It took some time to work out a plan with the Department of Defense to revitalize this wonderful program and provide a way for people to express their support. I have every confidence that Red Crossers will want to participate in this joyous project. Already, we have had a very positive response at national headquarters to help with the sorting and packing.

Thank you for your support of SAF. And our office hopes that you enjoy your holidays surrounded by friends and family!

You can also confirm this information from Walter Reed Army Medical Center website:

http://www.wramc.amedd.army.mil

Thank you!

Joo Chung

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• Send A Christmas Card To Injured Soldiers (Updated)

12/07/07 UPDATE! Also Please Hit The DIGG button!

There is a very important in regards to Sending Christmas Cards To Injured Soldiers. Please go to here for the important update! It seems that our efforts to support our American Heros, the soldiers of the US military, has overwhelmed the Red Cross. They have given us an alternative to sending them Christmas cards! This is from Joo Chung at the American Red Cross posted as a comment at the bottom of this post. Please go here for the update!

12/05/07 UPDATE BELOW!
I have received several updates from all of you stating the Walter Reed is not accepting any more cards through the Red Cross because they have too many. This is definitely not a negative, however there are many more vets out there that could use your help. The links that I have below are always accepting and there is a V.A. hospital in most major cities so check your local VA or VFW for more info. Here is a link to the
V.A. search feature to locate facility-related information quickly and accurately.
Those links are blow the fold.

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