December 20, 2014 12:00 pm -


What does “Christian hegemony” look like? Well, it looks like this: Springfield, Mass. citizens were subjected to a jaw-dropper for a pronouncement on Tuesday, during a city ceremony marking the start of the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah. I’ve gone over some of the history of Hanukkah before; there’s no point in retreading what’s been said before.…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

20 responses to City Councilman At Chanukah Ceremony: ‘Jesus Is The Reason For The Season’

  1. arc99 December 20th, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    So Jesus is the reason why we emulate pagan traditions with an evergreen tree in our homes at the onset of winter to represent fertility, surround it with gifts to bring prosperity, and hold a feast in anticipation of a bountiful harvest in the coming year?


    Jesus is “a” reason for the season, but hardly “the” reason.

    • FrankenPC . December 20th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      If you want to talk percentages of activities actually going on at Christmas time, then commercialism is the reason for the season.

      • tiredoftea December 20th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

        No, sex is! More kids are conceived this time of year than any other!

        • FrankenPC . December 20th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

          Ha HAA! We have the winner. Let’s change this over to procreation day. Frankly, it just sounds better.

          • causeican December 20th, 2014 at 5:49 pm

            I’ll participate.

          • tiredoftea December 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

            I can imagine the TV commercials now.

          • R.J. Carter December 22nd, 2014 at 5:02 pm

            “Santa’s coming down your chimney. What are you and your significant other doing this December? The Ronco Sex-O-Matic has the answer!”

          • R.J. Carter December 22nd, 2014 at 5:01 pm

            Oh, sure. Then what will we celebrate every Isthar?

        • tracey marie December 20th, 2014 at 6:11 pm

          Yeah for sex!

          • tiredoftea December 20th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

            All over the holidays!

          • whatthe46 December 20th, 2014 at 8:24 pm

            what’s that? LOL

        • R.J. Carter December 22nd, 2014 at 5:01 pm

          Mistletoe and eggnog is a deadly combination!

          • tiredoftea December 22nd, 2014 at 5:07 pm

            That, and Peter Pan Live! I expect a bumper crop of births come next September.

  2. William December 20th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Would one of my Jewish friends please be so kind as to maybe shed some light on the proper spelling?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. rg9rts December 20th, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Hey BOB!!!!!! You are aware that the last supper was a seder???

  4. Jones December 20th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    He’s clueless…

  5. tiredoftea December 20th, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    “Williams also noted that a few people thanked him for his remarks. “A couple of the rabbis walked up to me and said, ‘Great comments, Mr. Williams.’ “”, while muttering under their breath, “Schmuk”!

  6. tracey marie December 20th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    More lies and disrespect from the phony xtians

  7. Bunya December 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Oy vey! What a meschugena!

  8. R.J. Carter December 22nd, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    More importantly: Did Jesus have a Dreidel, and did he always win?