December 24, 2015

NDP MLA “bravely” tweets support for “war on Christmas” -- Is a courageous Ramadan snub next?

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Did you get your non-denominational holiday greeting card from the NDP? No?

Well, me neither. But I know Mike Connolly was sending some out. Mine probably got lost in the mail.

Mike Connolly is the NDP MLA for Calgary Hawkwood. He’s one of those accidental MLAs that stumbled into power in that perfect storm of Wildrose Party betrayal and Progressive Conservative self-destruction last May.

Connelly is a 21-year-old student. And a touch immature, I’ll assume.

He sent a tweet out in the middle of December that said, “Nothing like signing non-denominational holiday cards and becoming an active participant in the war on Christmas.

Ooooh, how edgy, Mike!

I think this is his attempt to poke fun at those Christians who feel like society is secularizing Christmas. This is Connolly trying, and failing, to be ironic.

But it’s not ironic. And it’s not edgy. Christians are literally the safest faith group to make fun of. What will happen to you if you make fun of a Christian? Well, we might send an unsolicited prayer your way or maybe, if things get really bad, if things get too real, we might pull out the big guns and have a bake sale. The mainstream media didn’t even bat an eye at his comments.

This isn’t ironic, or edgy. It’s lazy and predictable and, honestly, cowardly.

Do you think Connolly would make fun of Ramadan? Or Diwali? And what do you think the outcry would be like if Wildrose leader Brian Jean had said the same thing about a Muslim holiday?

Or are Christians the low hanging fruit for leftists like Mike Connolly to make fun of?


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commented 2015-12-24 18:05:04 -0500
So…while he might want to make amends for being foolish, he can do something about those teeth.
commented 2015-12-24 17:47:37 -0500
Maybe he is sick of hearing about the war on Christmas like I am. We can’t say Merry Christmas, we can’t call it a Christmas Tree. What a bunch of BS. The only war on Christmas is the one in your imagination. Judging from some of the comments below, I doubt many of you are Christians anyways. Have yourselves a Merry Christmas!
commented 2015-12-24 17:42:22 -0500
I would call this a joke. In good taste? That’s debatable, but the intent is clearly as a joke.

Perhaps Ms. Reid should go find a “safe room” to hide in until her hurt feelings abate?

ps – as for being “safe”, a lot of the real gun-toting whackos are at least nominally Christian. If you go to a pro-life demonstration you can see how dangerous these “bake salers” can actually be, as they are active participants in the violence when it breaks out.
commented 2015-12-24 17:40:38 -0500
If you dig deeper in his past I am sure he had bad experiences at Christmas time by not getting the toys he wanted, or he is just a spoiled brat. Just another socialist whiner that believes it’s OK to slam Christians (which values built this country) and allow free reign on other religions. These people need to crawl back under the rock in which they came, their sole mission is to destroy the very fabric of society and force their version of what they believe is acceptable. What they don’t understand is that people are getting tired of this PC crap and there will be retaliation by society at some point. Socialists are Communists, and both create dictators, just look at the NDP in Alberta, the Liberals in Ontario, Liberals in the eastern provinces that have been on the dole for years, and now the federal Liberals will destroy this country as well. All they know is to spend and create division within society.
commented 2015-12-24 17:27:26 -0500
Has that picture of Mike been photo-shopped??? What is it about the NDP… even the young ones have orange teeth.
commented 2015-12-24 17:25:47 -0500
I pity you Mike. I guess you never knew the real Joys of celebrating Christmas. My family has been in Canada since 1653. I think we have been celebrating Christmas at least since then….maybe longer. But I believe that through our Christian faith we became better Citizens and helped make Canada what it is today. We maintained traditions that live on to this day and we enjoy a good life. Many lives were lost and many sacrifices made so I can enjoy this freedom. If you do not like Christmas, why bash it? Are so insecure that you fear my faith. Poor kid, yes I do pity you.
commented 2015-12-24 17:22:04 -0500
Sheila, always enjoy your astute observation, your smartly sarcastic humour and yes, Mike C. is an immature idiot.
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and may God bless you all at Rebel.
commented 2015-12-24 17:03:35 -0500
This is typical of the calibre of person that happened to be elected as an NDP MLA. They are immature, idiotic, twisted, likely mentally ill, and narcissistic. This person feels he can do this sort of behaviour, from the mantle of elected office, because he, in the NDP’s bizarro universe, is beyond criticism. They consider them be more moral, more intelligence, more caring, and far more capable of rendering decisions unto others. In other words, they consider themselves to be parents. Well, I think this lad is headed for one severe time out a the woodshed over the next few years. That is if he doesn’t throw in the towel and walk away from the only real job her will ever have. Punk.
commented 2015-12-24 17:01:28 -0500
Big man Mikey.How brave you are to fall in line with your p.c. Ndp friends.
Maybe one day you’ll grow up and think for yourself.
I’m rootin for ya.
commented 2015-12-24 16:55:10 -0500
Bitches like him will be hiding behind the rest of us when jihad gets imported to alberta thanks to jt and notley
commented 2015-12-24 16:41:39 -0500
the problem here is that we r all way to polite and smile because that is who we r back in the day the “boys” would visit this scumbag with a baseball bat!….ah the good old days gives me a warm fuzzy feeling…speaking of feeling "Merry Christmas everyone and GOD BlESS
commented 2015-12-24 16:36:59 -0500
that is love to meet you
commented 2015-12-24 16:35:49 -0500
Mike, you are a disgusting little puck and i would to meet you so i can tell you that to your face.
commented 2015-12-24 16:15:24 -0500
By the way Sheila….love the shirt……so true and I love your work, keep it up.
Merry Christmas Sheila!!!!!
commented 2015-12-24 16:13:55 -0500
Proves who they serve
commented 2015-12-24 16:11:15 -0500
Merry Christmas Mike Connelly…you leftist progressive fucktard. I hope Santa leaves a big dump where step out of bed!!
I know, I know….i am supposed to be nice, it’s Christmas. Well…i’m at war with those who are at war with Christmas.
commented 2015-12-24 16:09:54 -0500
The war on Christmas is part of the war on Christians.