The Hap Hap Happiest Christmas

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, the New York Times consulted election officials in 49 states and found only eight allegations of voter fraud out of over 130 million ballots cast. It's virtually non-existent.

Meanwhile, a new PPP poll found that 24 percent of Trump voters believe the War on Christmas is a bigger concern than a real war with China. So there's that.

Only 34% of Americans think there's a War on Christmas, to 51% who don't. That's down from 3 years ago when 41% thought there was a War on Christmas to 47% who didn't, so evidently the war on the War on Christmas is one we're winning. 60% of Trump voters do still think there's a War on Christmas to 25% who say there isn't though. In fact 24% of Trump voters say that the War on Christmas concerns them more than a potential war with China would.

Programming note... I was going to make two additional posts (about the above topics) today, but even posting this was a struggle. I've been unable to stay connected to our server for longer than few minutes at a time today. Technology is a blessing and a curse.

This will probably be my last post before the holidays unless something extraordinary happens. Otherwise, you can expect to see us back in action after the New Year, and what a shit-filled year it's going to be!

We're all in this together!

  • 2016 was bad enough. My mother-in-law just passed away. She was a very sweet woman and it was unexpected. I just want to go hide in a dark room for the next two weeks but the kids need Santa and they probably need to see some smiles from someone this holiday season. So I’ll down a glass or three of wine and try my damnedest to not worry about tomorrow, next week or next year.

    I hope you have a good, peaceful Holiday Ashby. And the same to you fellow commenters…you know who you are! ūüôā

    • JMAshby

      Very sorry for your loss. Have a glass for me.

    • So sorry for your loss, Irish. I hope that next year is better for you (and everyone else).

  • gescove

    Happy Holidays, JM. Thank you for keeping your eyes on the ball and helping make sense of these strange and awful times.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Have a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year, J.M. Your efforts are always appreciated by those of us who read. Thanx for a great year’s- worth

  • Happy Holidays. That we’re all in this together is the only thing keeping me (partly) sane.

  • Draxiar

    Thanks so much for your tenacious posting JM!

  • Draxiar

    Thanks so much for your tenacious posting JM!

  • MadJuana

    Happy Holidays JM, and to all in our lovely Banter community, too.

  • muselet

    Happy Holidays, Ashby.

    In case I get distracted in the coming days and forget, Happy Holidays to everyone who visits here and especially to everyone who comments. The cast of characters changes with time, but we’re still a community. A weird little community, but a community nevertheless.

    And just because …


    • If only they were letting people migrate to Mars! The best to you and yours Alo!

      • muselet

        There are a few people I’d like to nominate for migration. Preferably on the B Ark (the planet is in imminent danger of being eaten by an enormous mutant star goat, after all).

        Happy holidays, IrishGrrrl.


  • Georgie

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  • Brad the Cinema Snob Jones has your war on Christmas right here!

    • Aynwrong

      Last thing I expected to see was a Brad Jones bid posted here. I love the Midnight Screenings reviews and they seem like cool people.

      • Yeah, Midnight Screenings is so much fun. Brad and his friends are very funny and smart. I’ve found they make a good bellwether for me

    • “Yeah! Nativity snuff films!!!” made me guffaw

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Thanks for everything Ashby.
    Along with class and intelligence in the Whitehouse, here’s something that will be missed.

    • JMAshby

      I watched her performance every year before Letterman retired.

  • Tony Lavely

    Merry Christmas and best of the hoiday season, JM. Thanks for all you do.

  • Aynwrong

    I’ve said this before, but on the subject of voter fraud Bigfoot at least has a blurry photo.

    Merry Christmas JM.