Monday, December 28, 2015

Haappy Holidaays!

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Your taax dollaars aat work.
As a surefire cure for the post-Christmas blues, if Kwanzaa didn't exist it would have to be invented. Which, come to think of it, it was. In 1966, by a professor of African Studies in (surprise!) California. The 7-day holiday begins on December 26th which, by long tradition, is the day that a lot of candy and gifts are marked down to half-price.

Unlike other year-end holidays, there is no religious or historic significance to Kwanzaa. Rather it is a celebration of African heritage, ethnicity and, judging by the "seven principles," the flagrant overuse of vowels.

While some might feel that a week-long holiday devoted exclusively to race is insensitive and exclusionary, keep in mind that there is precedent in the white community, which celebrates a months-long holiday called "Nascar."

And whatever your complexion, Kwanzaa can be a time of warmth and nostalgia, filled with wonderful holiday traditions and memories. Hearing Bing Crosby sing Nguzo Saba, watching "How the Grinch Stole Odu Ifa," or just settling in with a cup of hot cocoa to watch Jimmy Stewart in the classic "It's a Wonderful Walimwengu."

All of this and more is surely happening right now in Hawaii ("The Least Christmas-y State") as America's first family celebrates the holiday by spending millions of dollars on golf, parties, trips to the beach, golf, dining in 5-star restaurants, golf, shopping, playing "pin the tail on the Secret Service agent," golf, and the solemn traditional lighting of the seven Kwanzaa candles (which, by executive order, can now be replaced with Swisher Sweet cigars in honor of Saint Michael Brown).

Enjoy your holiday, Mr. president! And, from the bottom of our hearts, don't hurry back.

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The traditional "Haands Up, Don't Shoot" candle holder.

21 comments:

Mike aka Proof said...

Kwanzaa has seven principles? Gee. That's seven more than Obama has!

drjim said...

Be better if he NEVER came back......

Fred Ciampi said...

Is it OK to sing "Happy Kwanzaa To You" all week? And wish everyone a Very Merry Kwanzaa? Of course only one out of 28,942 people will know what you're talking about. Perhaps we can change Kwanzaa to a holiday that lasts for 385 days. Then 'they' just might stay in the hula state until then...... Hmmmm, nice thought.

Ciccio said...

Lived in Africa for over 20 years. Nobody there ever heard of kwanza. I know in the 60's for some reason Africa and Swahili became an issue if interest in the States, which only goes to show how how dangerous is a little knowledge, with the exception of Obama most blacks came from West Africa, a few 1,000 miles from the nearest swahili speaking place. It's pretty much the same as trying to create a fake Muslim culture in Latin.

Jim Irre said...

Guess that Prof in So-Cal failed to tell the Africans about his invention.

Geoff King said...

The time to celebrate is still about 388 days away. That is when Ƙbamamaa supposedly will leave office.
To help with the planning of that glorious day, here is a handy countdown timer which pinpoints it to the second:
http://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?p0=263&iso=20170120T00&msg=Time%20left%20until%20Obama%20leaves%20office"

Judi King said...

As a lover of sarcasm, I loved this post. Especially your candle holder.

CenTexTim said...

Speaking of Hawaii, there have been several attempts by politicians there to name something - anything - after obama. All have failed. Not sure what that means, since he carried the state in both elections, but it is an interesting sidenote to his vacations there.

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2015/12/hawaii-declines-to-name-vacant-lot-after-obama.php

Bruce Bleu said...

Sorry, Stilton, I searched for a way to possibly "from the bottom of my heart" wish something for lamont, but alas, if I wish him ANYTHING it will come from the "bottom of my COLON! You are a better man than I.

TrickyRicky said...

As far as I can tell Kwanza has about as much validity as Festivus. And with Seinfeld in syndication, I bet the practitioners of each are about equal in number on the actual continent of Africa.

Emmentaler Limburger said...

Bruce: Stilton has a very big heart. So big, in fact, that the bottom of it is very near the bottom of his colon. So, yeah...

John the Econ said...

Ann Coulter has a more concise and colorful rundown of the history of Kwanzaa and its creator which she runs this time every year.

"It's as if David Duke invented a holiday called "Anglika," which he based on the philosophy of "Mein Kampf" -- and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday."

An indication of either the intellectual fraud of Mr. Everett or his laziness, the "seven principles" are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army". It's a bunch of Marxist nonsense that has made Africa the workers paradise that it is not.

I've actually had the opportunity to hear Ron Everett, aka Dr. Maulana Karenga speak on a few occasions many decades ago. He's as nutty as you'd expect.

I don't personally know anyone who celebrates Kwanzaa, although the fact that the majority of black people I associate with are Christians may skew that observation. But I do agree that considering Kwanzaa's engineered history and Marxist sympathies, it's more likely celebrated by clueless white liberals than it is by those of African descent.

Colby Muenster said...

I know many black folks, and most are devout Christians; a couple are Muslim (and NOT the nutto, "I keel you!" types). I actually do not know anybody who observes Kwanzaa, but then again, I'm an old fart white dude.

I do know this, however... Obama is a Christian. How do I know that? He said he's a Christian, and I ALWAYS believe every word he says. The fact that my health insurance has gone up 500%, my long time doctor quit seeing patients, I can no longer afford luxuries like heat, lights and food are just figments of my imagination.

Anonymous said...

I say make `em WALK back...

NVRick said...

@Anonymous, Well They could take the Intercontinental Railroad Dear Leader once mentioned. There is a station in Honolulu on the line that runs from USA to Japan.

JustaJeepGuy said...

I'm reminded of the bit in "Fiddler On The Roof" where someone asks the rabbi if there's a blessing for the Tzar. "May God bless and keep Barack Hussein... far away from us!"

Geoff King said...

I am still trying to understand why Hawaii has an Interstate Highway system.

Nick Wilder said...

That group photo is at Kualoa, just around the corner from Kaaawa. How appropriate!

Rod said...

Anyone starting to suspect that after HIS glorious reign as President of the World in his own ill mind... just to destroy the Clintons this egocentric, selfish, misguided & out of touch nut-cake is really OK with D's losing next election.
Then follows: The R's are so wrong, they will just prove him up as the most perfect leader of the new age. (For those who need refresher: U.S. Constitution's balance of powers: Congress with high legal authority and the purse; Supreme Court with interpretation of law) really need to contain this jerk in his last year in office. Then let's eagerly watch the news after he retires to the islands and loses much of his vast POTUS security bubble. This guy has a lot coming back at him. As for his minions: Everyone take notes; they'll still be around.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Readers- Good comments above! I'll admit that Kwanzaa is sort of low-hanging fruit for satire as we approach year's end. Still, there's something about its inherent phoniness which makes me link it closely with this president. Both seem like they were created in secret laboratories by militant activists.

Over the next couple of days I'll be working on putting together the annual "year in review" edition for Friday. I'm approaching it with a mixture of enthusiasm and dread; it's fun to collect some of the "best of" cartoons for the year, but pretty painful to wade through all of that bleak news again. And then, of course, there's the inevitable hangover to contend with. If you can relive 2015 without a drink in your hand, you're made of stronger stuff than I.

Murphy's Law said...

Kwanzaa Claus is gonna get you all.
Unlike Santa Claus, Kwanzaa Claus does not slide down your chimney bringing gifts. He kicks in your back door and runs back out with your stereo because he's all about redistributing your wealth...just like any good Democrat.