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  •  Christmas is wonderful! (19+ / 0-)

    Who doesn't like a holiday involving a feast, presents, multi-colored lights and parties? As an atheist I appreciate the whole baby in the manger, three wise men and kings bearing gifts story. Plus there's Santa, flying reindeer, elves and a secret north pole hideaway.

    So much better than Easter. I mean, where does the bunny live ? Does he create the eggs himself or have helpers? How does he carry the eggs from place to place? Just too vague for me.

    •  We do not question (9+ / 0-)

      the Bunny. That's dangerous thinking. Best return to making colorful eggs.

      The only Bug-type Pokemon that can learn the move Fly - Volcarona and Genesect - Are not Flying types.

      by kamrom on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 10:44:53 PM PST

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    •  And I love confounding with facts (1+ / 0-)
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      For Santa's reindeer to have antlers, his sleigh has to be pulled by female reindeer.  Male reindeer lose their antlers in December and females retain their antlers in the winter [to help protect their babies who are born in spring].

      And everyone knows the rabbit symbol connects to fecundity, so males couldn't lay eggs.  That's a female thing....

      Someone in my family calls all animals "he" even though certain females are clearly "she" since they have suckling babies.  She also writes 'a lot' as one word when it's clearly not.  I always correct her.  Drives me nutz when she doesn't realize how offensive it even is to hear a female referred to as a "he."  She betrays her own feelings of inadequacy and her own prejudices in a world where males dominate and are "more important" than females in her little mind..., which is kind of ironic since their daughter is the one who made such a success with her life and married well (following in her mother's footsteps and marrying up), and the two sons..., not so much.

      I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

      by NonnyO on Tue Dec 25, 2012 at 05:32:42 AM PST

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    •  On Block Island (0+ / 0-)

      ...off the coast of Rhode Island, a few days before Easter two or three years ago,  I saw a large white rabbit grazing on a lawn at the corner of Dodge Street and Old Town Road. He was clearly Oryctolagus cuniculus, one of those America-hating atheist foreign rabbits who live in holes in the ground, as opposed to patriotic American rabbits of the genus Sylvilagus who live on the surface in thick undergrowth. And the hardware store a quarter mile down the street was selling fresh eggs. Fresh eggs! At a hardware store!

      It's clear what was going on: those eggs were being smuggled into the country, possibly from Russian fishing trawlers or German U-boats, and being sold to promote an anti-America agenda under the cover of this egg-laying Easter bunny story. How stupid do these Communists think we are? Every red-blooded American knows that even Islamofascist feminazi Euro-bunnies are placentals not monotremes and do not lay eggs; do they imagine we can't tell a bunny from a platypus?

      There is only one answer: Americans need more guns.Whenever you see a rabbit, go buy a gun. You can never have too many guns, and if Block Islanders had more guns, the place wouldn't be so overrun with peacocks, emus, Euro-bunnies, and other foreign animals. My God, there isn't a single American grey squirrel or chipmunk on the whole island! Oh, if only Mitt Romney were president, he'd know what to do...

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