Merry Christmas ~ Mele Kalikimaka ~ Feliz Navidad

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Okay, I’m off my Black Friday Soapbox and on to the joys of the Holiday Season. I really do dislike having to be politically correct by saying “Happy Holidays” so here it comes in the 3 languages that I have some familiarity with.

Merry Christmas ~ Mele Kalikimaka ~ Feliz Navidad

Wow, that feels great & frankly if someone is offended then I suggest they go suck on a lemon because I don’t really care. We live in a country that is the greatest country on the planet but yet we seem to contain the largest collection of whiny, thin skinned goofballs & I’m sure we outrank the world in that category.

Tomorrow is one of my favorite events of the Christmas Season and that’s the Vista Christmas Parade.  As you may know Vista has a small town feel to it & I think that’s one of the reasons that I like it. That, & my sons have grown up their entire 11 & 12 year lives here in Vista in the same house, only 2 miles from their Grandmother & Grandpa Rick, or Mr. Rick as they affectionately call him from time to time. It’s only a 5 ~ 10 minute drive to my house & that is as far as I want to live from them.

Several years ago there was a petition going around by members of the WTSG group asking the City of Vista to change the name of the Christmas Parade to the Vista Holiday Parade so as not to offend those who preferred the more generic phrase.

The petitioners were shot down by the City Council who suggested that if they didn’t like the name of the parade to not attend. That’s when I fell in love with the City of Vista. Imagine your City Council standing up & telling the “Do Gooders” that if they didn’t like the name of the Parade & were truly offended that their attendance wasn’t a requirement.

So one more time, Merry Christmas ~ Mele Kalikimaka ~ Feliz Navidad

Written By Guest Blogger, Santa Claus

 

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Happy Black Friday, Small Business Saturday & Cyber Monday

Is it any wonder that people like me really dislike Christmas? It’s not that I dislike Christmas itself, it’s all these pre-Christmas Sales Opportunities that make a mockery of the Holiday Season.

It is beyond disgusting when you watch grown ass adults acting like animals just to get the newest Xbox games for their darling children for only $25. Watch normal people snatching gifts out of the hands of the small, the frail & defenseless not giving a crap about that other person just to be able to justify shopping at midnight.

Did someone mention lines? Have you seen those idgets who camp out in front of a store for days prior to that most sacred of days, Black Friday? Don’t they have jobs to go to? What do their children tell people when they ask why dear old Dad is sleeping in a tent on the sidewalk in front of Best Buy.

Since we’re Speaking of Black Friday. Doesn’t that imply that it starts & ends on a Friday? It used to but apparently the greedy retailers weren’t making enough money so they started opening their doors as early as 8:00 pm on Thanksgiving.

Black Friday wasn’t enough so let’s invent another reason to put a dent in those credit cards and let’s call it Small Business Saturday, which is the only day that I think is a good idea.  Apparently even the retailers don’t want to mess with God’s Day (for most religions) so for now Sunday is hands off, besides how do you plan on getting men off the couch who are watching football? It’s probably going to take a huge sale at Victoria’s Secret complete with live models serving beer & wine, pretzels, pizza & big screen TV’s locked into all the football games.

And now it’s Monday and that must mean it’s Cyber Monday for those who shop online and are looking for great bargains. Apparently Cyber Monday is also known as Cyber Week.

One Black Friday question; why aren’t Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson and the NAACP all over this one. Why does it have to be called Black Friday?