About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

A Christmastime Song Lesson

The war on Christmas has now extended to making a list, & checking it twice, to find & identify politically incorrect offenses in songs sung @ Christmastime for decades.
Thanks to a frequent contributor for sending the following list of politically incorrect Christmas songs & providing the reason they are politically incorrect:
White Christmas = Racist 
O Come All Ye Faithful = Exclusive
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen = Anti-Feminist
Blue Christmas – Implies male/boy righteousness
The 12 Days OF Christmas = Anti-Semitic
Winter Wonderland = Dismisses wonderlands that don't have winter; Parson Brown demanding they get married = Forced partnership
It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year = Exclusive against 4th of July & summer; Everyone telling you to be of good cheer – Forced to hide depression
Let It Snow = Not fair to those where it does not snow
Do You Hear What I Hear = Insensitive to hearing impaired if not blatant disregard for them
The Christmas Song = Open fire? Pollution
Holly Jolly Christmas = Kiss her once for me – Unwanted advances
Santa Clause Is Coming To Town - Sees you when you are sleeping, knows when you are awake – Peeping Tom Stalker
Little Drummer Boy = Not gender neutral
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer = Bullying
Frosty The Snowman = Sexist, not a snow woman
Jingle Bell Rock – Giddy up jingle horse, pick up your feet = Animal Abuse
Mistletoe & Holly – Overeating, folks stealing a kiss or two = How did this song ever see the light of day?
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer = Promotes hit & run
All I Want For Christmas Is You – Stalking
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus = Promotes adultery
Santa Baby = Gold digger, blackmail, hooker
The last three on the above list are a perfect segue to the serious topic of Baby It's Could Outside, the Academy Award winner of 1949 in the best original song category, being banned  on radio stations in Cleveland, Denver, San Francisco, & Madison.  San Francisco's KOIT pulled the song after receiving over 100 complaints on December 3.
Now the question is do the majority of Americans want to live in a politically correct society where everything they hear has a sick minded sexual overtone?
There is something radically wrong for a society that has been as promiscuous as they come for decades now taking up offense to hearing Baby It's Cold Outside on the radio. 
Well, stations in the aforementioned cities gave all of their listeners a chance to be heard – not just the handful of complainers hiding behind political correctness as if they didn't know the way the world works.
In Cleveland, 97% of 500 respondent in an online poll conducted by Matt Goodrich, a country-western artist in Cleveland, voted against the ban.  In Denver, 95% of 15,000 online respondents voted against the ban – the station had been flooded with complaints after the song had been pulled.  And in San Francisco, 77% of 22,000 online voters were against the ban.
Station officials couldn't leave well enough alone & just reinstate the playing of the song.  They couldn't resist making politically correct statements to the portion of their audience shocked by the lyrics saying "we are sensitive to those who may be upset by some of the lyrics."
But Mr. Goodrich summed it up best by saying "It's just a silly Christmas song & people read too much into it" – & in this case the vast majority of people involved provided a lesson for us all – they wouldn't let their own simple enjoyments be rejected & driven out (banned) from the world.  They spoke up & were heard.  This is the lesson for us all - not accepting the latest attack surreptitiously foisted upon us by a political class that has much more in mind than banning a song written & first popularized in the 1940s.


  1. Hi Doug - Merry Christmas to you and Carol. Thanks for sharing the list. It’s hysterical!

    Mike and I had our own discussion Saturday night in New Hope at a new place called The Deck behind the Bucks County Playhouse. As an aside you and Carol should go there. Probably the best view on the river. It will do well. The female bartenders could not believe the carrying on over the song “Baby it’s cold outside”. When it came on, a patron said you are not supposed to be playing that (in jest) — opened up an entire dialog re how crazy things have gotten.

  2. Crazy! So true - we need to relax and enjoy life a little. De- sensitize a bit folks!

  3. How can a 1940s song which is about being together, which won an academy award, that all of us enjoyed listening to each Christmas Season, suddenly be about rape? Look at the way people dress now, in everyday life, going to stores, high school, at the mall, and from what I hear about the theme of current song lyrics or tv shows, and now the progressive left is calling out a mutual attraction between two people as rape! The progressive left would have more credibility if they were equally alarmed about the above items.

  4. Just stop listening to these people and keep doing what is right, they do not know right from wrong.

    Giving in makes them stronger. Political leaders have to stand up. Trump is the only leader that actually does. Just too bad there is not a pool of cash to fight them. That is the largest fear of anyone, loosing all they have from a law suit.

  5. You missed "Up on the Housetop" - After all there are people who do not have a house!

    I will run the risk of enraging the "enlightened ones" (the "deep thinkers" in the words of Thomas Sowell) to wish you and Carol a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR"

    God Bless.