NBC’s Medical Editor Nancy Snyderman discusses what she doesn’t like about Christmas:

“I don’t like the religion part. I think religion is what mucks the whole thing up… I think that’s what makes the holidays so stressful.”

Word is that Snyderman also doesn’t like the Spanish explorer part of Columbus Day, and she’d be down with Independence Day a lot more if the colonies wouldn’t have split from England.


51 Responses to “Media Doofus of the Day: ‘I Don’t Like the Religion Part’ of Christmas”

  1. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 12:39 pm

    Ya know, I love humanity; it`s the people I can`t stand !

  2. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 12:40 pm

    Unfamiliar w/ the poor black gal in the middle but I'd rather rot in a Mexican prison than be stuck between Matt Lauer and Donny Deutsch. Too freaky for me.

    Pause for a little self reflection. We're skipping (1) party this year in an effort to get a little more of that religion part in our Christmas. Given we've already attended the squadron, BASE ( and company! Christmas party… ) our absence for the in-laws 'bash' to attend an event the 24th. shouldn't be taken as a 'snub'.

    That and judging by my waistline, I could use a break!

  3. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 12:52 pm

    As I checked out at Best Buy yesterday with my 3 Christmas music cd`s (Celtic Woman, Andy Williams and "Legends of Christmas Past"), the clerk asked me if I liked the store`s Christmas music playing on their Bose demo system ? It was a mix of classic and modern versions and some stuff I`d never heard before, but hey, BOSE makes it all sound good, right ? I said "Yes I do ! it`s nice." He said some people really complain about it and almost beg them to turn it off. It Bothers them !

    For once I wish he`d TURN IT UP ! That`s Asheville, "Keeping it weird" !

  4. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 1:12 pm

    Interesting to find out if that was corp. driven or if the clerk was just being nice. Shame it took a Depression for many of these national franchises etc. to openly solicit feedback from paying customers?

    Stumbled on "Tesh Radio" and John does a great job keeping it fresh as well. Lots of us always thought he was kind of a nerd but after (2) successive crushing elections, I'm actually open to anyone w/ an uplifting message.

    Sadly Pig Maher had a slam for Andy Williams for daring have an opinion contra to the LSM fold, even posthumously. Always keepin' it scummy eh Pig?

  5. jeffythequick on December 13th, 2012 1:26 pm

    Did they ask her about Hanukkah?
    …or Easter?

  6. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 1:27 pm

    There are 3 BBs in my area (12, 15 and 25 miles away) that I frequent. All of them have a demo sound system up playing music ALL THE TIME. I`ve bought music because they were playing it; it works. I don`t know if it was corp., or if it was just that salesman; he was young, we both agreed, we like Christmas, but he was amazed at how upset some people get because they are subjected to that religious torture.

    It was precisely PigMahorlian`s diatribe against Andy that reminded me that my Sis loves his music and I usually get her new Christmas music every year. Hey, double whammy, right ?

    Hey, somebody Tweet the Pig and tell him he just caused the sale of an Andy Williams album !! Aah ha ha ha haaaaaa !

  7. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 1:35 pm

    Hey Nancy, We don't care much for your opinion as a medical editor, it kinda mucks up everything and is just one of the reasons NBC's ratings are tanking.

    Doug, just an FYI. I cannot login today for some reason. If I go to the wordpress site and login I have no problem, but if I try to login here it says it cannot find my wordpress account.

  8. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 2:13 pm

    Yesterday was my day, but WB said my username was wrong. Refreshing the page a few dozen times usually gets it back to normal. It`s a snap. ;-) Good luck !

    Once today and all day yesterday and the day before I had to re-login to every site I frequent, even the ones that keep me logged in, like here. I wonder if Google / the gooberment is doing something nefarious with the interwebs !? We HAVE been warned !

  9. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 2:26 pm

    I figure I will keep trying and see what happens, but so far no luck.

    Speaking of goobermnet and the interwebs, I saw that the UN tried yet another power grab last night of control of the internet in what they were saying wasn't a real vote, but a survey of which countries think the UN should have control of the internet. Of course the usual suspects were all in favor of it (i.e. Cuba, Venuzeula, Saudi, etc.)

  10. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 2:29 pm


    Good on ya' for thinking of Sis! And frankly, I've never found anything all that religious about "Jingle Bell Rock"?

    Andy was a clean living guy his whole life and had the moral character to refrain from all things Pig can NOT. Much of Pig's audience is aging, progressive Boomers that couldn't give up the choom ( blow if they were more 'successful' ) and ridiculing those w/ healthier lifestyles ( now that they sense their own mortality and waning 'youth' ) has always been standard fare.

  11. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 2:37 pm

    O/T….I co-worker showed me this Christmas cartoon and thought I would share:

  12. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 2:54 pm

    Fascinating, ain`t it ?

    Growing up in the `50s and `60s when there were 4 TV channels, the fare was so limited, ya actually looked forward to the variety shows. Andy Williams may have been singing songs that weren`t all that interesting to a kid, but there was no denying he had a great voice.

    Sis is fairly easy to buy music for, but my BinL likes BlueGrass. I don`t know enough about it to buy what he`d like. I like it fine till they start singing !

  13. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:02 pm

    Fair warning ! Santa would have to work his "Time-Warping technology" overtime.

    Back in the early `70s, when I appreciated such, there was a cartoon of Santa sitting in someone`s easy chair, milk and cookies and two doobers on the side table, a note that said, "For Santa". He was half-way into a third doobie and already melted and red-eyed. It was funny at the time !

  14. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:04 pm

    Are you seeing the comments in grey boxes with no reply feature / no notation of which comments ARE replies ?

  15. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 3:13 pm

    Nope, I see everything like normal. Just can't log in.

  16. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 3:16 pm

    My folks loved Andy and wouldn't miss the show. He kind of grows on you. What I found equally insulting about Pig's comment was the prod he's in any way 'connected' to the American mainstream?

    Really Pig? Anyone that makes that crude of statements in *public* has time in between scanning p0rn, doing fat, juicy lines of blow and David Carradine auto-erotic asphyxiation sessions actually makes time for 'squares' like Andy Williams and 'Christmas music'!?

    People that don't even believe in God 'rate' Christmas music… Perfect!

  17. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:22 pm

    You can`t login to your IntenseDebate acct. either ? Too strange !

  18. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 3:22 pm

    Well, if the shoe fits huh?

    Been meaning to ask you, and I'm seeing a handful of tech glitches myself, I'm a Linux user, but have you been kind of avoiding posting at MM's? It's no big either way and obviously your choice!

    It HAS been kind of depressing lately ( to say the least ) and I wouldn't blame you for taking a pass on the "circular firing squad". Anyone that suggests hope or offers the slightest idea or encouragement gets gang r@ped. Sad.

  19. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:34 pm

    Yeah, that drives me nuts. The antagonistic left who knows next to nothing about Christianity just can`t help themselves; they simply MUST wear you out on all they "know" about it and how evil it really is / the wars fought over religion / the religious persecution of non-believers ! Shut up already ! You`re just proving how little you actual do understand about it !

  20. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 3:35 pm

    Yeah, I been taking a pass over there. I read the articles, but after reading some of the coments I just decided why bother posting when you know you will just get attacked by some of the usual suspects. So now I don't even bother reading the coments.

  21. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:43 pm

    For ME, it`s basically two things that keep me from commenting much at MM`s; YES, the "circular firing squad" thing (I like that reference), make your point and be done with it fer cryin` out loud – we know the "two" hate each other, plus, there`s no "reply" feature and I often get into the thread late, so to me it`s like walking into the middle of a conversation, having to get up to speed or refer to a comment made "yesterday-ish". (I realize that with her long threads, a reply would stack things up and have you scrolling a bajillion times n stuff)

  22. Dexter_Alarius on December 13th, 2012 3:46 pm

    I don't mean to be picky… but I am.
    Columbus was an *Italian* explorer, financed by the Spanish royalty.

  23. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:46 pm

    I read the comments up to the point that "the particular two" start at each other, then I`m done. Or, I just skip theirs and read the others IF it`s otherwise interesting.

  24. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:48 pm

    Try clicking on my name and go to your acct. from there and see if you can login there, if you haven`t tried that already.

  25. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 3:53 pm

    Tried it and no luck. So if I go to the WordPress.com site I can log in, but as soon as I come back here it shows me as logged out. Basically, it sounds like the link between WordPress and intenseDebate is down.

  26. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 3:54 pm

    While we`re pickin` that nit, it bugs me that it is claimed that Columbus discovered America. He landed in the Carribean, NOT America and more importantly to me, the Vikings (Scandinavians, Iscander`s Navy) and the Irish had been coming to Newfoundland and Nova Scotia areas for at least 1,000 years prior to his getting lost.

  27. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 3:58 pm

    Totally understand that. I found that if I came into the conversation with over 50 comments or more I tended to skip it as I just didn't have enough time to read through everything to see if the point I wanted to make had been made already.

    As for the two that go at each other and turn everythread into a personal vendetta, I am suprised they have not been banned yet as it really is driving more and more people away from the site. I understand allowing the trolls to post as they just prove the point that MM, Doug and others have been making about the left for years, but the circular fire squad and the personal vendetta posters really don't add anything.

    So I have gotten to the point of just reading the articles as they are great and posting here, where we actual have a debate not a bash fest.

  28. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 4:09 pm

    The frustrating part is, no one seems much interested in a breakthrough..!

    Being a sales guy, I've never really been all that interested in socializing for the SAKE of socializing. A lot of people will mistake me for just being a "chatterer" ( and while true ) there's def. a design.

    Ultimately I want to "get to Yes!" And if I'm off base or missing the mark, how will I know if all I get are shrugged shoulders? So you're on the verge of punching thru and..?

    I we don't advance the Conservative Narrative we'll be RIGHT back here in '14 and '16 and…

  29. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 4:22 pm

    Well, there`s always the military response; you`ve hurried, now just wait ! To my experience, it self-corrects after a few minutes or hours.

  30. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 4:29 pm

    So true. One thing I would love to see proposed (but I doubt the current GOP leadership would go for it as they would feel it reduces their power) is an overhaul of different govt agencies. Start with the EPA (as it is out of control and killing jobs.

    Here is the plan:

  31. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 4:33 pm

    Give the power back to the States (where it should be) by having all 50 states send representatives to come up with an agreed upon list of regulations (this way all the states interests are represented). Once the list is agreed upon, it goes back to each state for ratification (requiring a 2/3rds majority of the states to ratify it). Once the regulations are ratifiedn the EPA sole job is to enforce those regulations. This way you take the power out of the hands of politically appointed bureacrats at the Federal level.

    This same approach could be done with Education, Transportation, Immigration and on and on.

  32. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 4:36 pm

    What is really funny is when so many of these leftisits insist on calling Christmas time, the Holiday season as not to offend anyone with religious connotations. Of course they forget that the origins of the word Holiday is Holy Day, so they really are right back where they started in the first place.

  33. truesoldier on December 13th, 2012 4:39 pm

    Makes you wonder what her feelings are about Kwanzai? I;'ll bet she doesn't feel that it causes undue stess.

  34. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 4:43 pm

    It sounds like that was the way it was intended to work, but "someone" took it off track, wanting a bit more personal touch involved. Gotta get those lefty agenda items in play !

  35. SignPainterGuy on December 13th, 2012 4:45 pm

    Aah, the irony is strong in this one, it is, yes ! Mmmmm !

  36. Dexter_Alarius on December 13th, 2012 4:48 pm

    Yeah, I gotcha.
    Still, we didn't give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!

  37. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 4:53 pm

    Exactly. Just return to the original intent of the Founding Father's and we will be much better off over the long haul. If they (i.e. the GOP leadership) want to make it sound like something new and take credit for it, so be it just as long as they do it and stick with it.

  38. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 4:54 pm

    That was my plan exactly. No worries as I can still post as a "guest".

  39. jeffythequick on December 13th, 2012 4:55 pm

    Doofus of the Day


    It might be easier to do it by the hour, as keeping track of the Doofusosity of the media over 24 hours can get taxing…

  40. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 4:56 pm

    No kidding. Imagine if they had a yearly awards show to award the Doofus of the Year award. It would take months just to get through all the nominees.

  41. Dexter_Alarius on December 13th, 2012 5:00 pm

    How about Veteran's Day!
    I'm getting steamed just imagining what her response would be.

  42. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 5:02 pm

    Well here is the snort worthy of the hour award…..

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s chamber has nothing to do, and it’s John Boehner’s fault.

    The Nevada senator slammed the Speaker of the House on Thursday for neither passing a fiscal cliff deal nor a middle class tax cut, saying that not only was he holding the middle class “hostage,” but he was keeping the Senate from doing work to help the middle class in other ways.


    Now if Boehner had any b@lls he would put forth and extension of all the tax cuts for a vote, pass it and send it onto the Senate so poor Harry Reid will have "something" to do. While he is at it, he ought to take last years House budget plan and pass that as well and send it along with a note saying now you have plenty to do.

  43. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 5:33 pm

    Wow, it's so crazy it just might work! And not nitpick out of the gate but given their direct, greasy paws on tax payer dough, can we start w/ the GSA first?

    It wouldn't take nearly the effort and the tangible results would be nearly immediate.

  44. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 5:39 pm

    Seriously. It's like that tub o' lard at the office party that no matter where you try to mingle all you keep seeing is their fat azz in your face? We aren't confronting -enough- right now?

    And again, notice how post 'victory' the trolls make a handful of guest appearances and then crawl back into the woodwork.

  45. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 5:43 pm

    Yes, the fabricated, faux 'persecution' of mom forcing them to brush their hair, zip up their fly for once and "get drug to the car by their hair" gives every license to critique away!

    Personally, I think other than the 50's and in certain cultures, that above scenario is by and large, an urban myth.

  46. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 5:45 pm

    Works for me.

  47. Truesoldier__ on December 13th, 2012 5:52 pm

    Or my favorite one when you rebute their claims, "Well that is what I heard on the Daily Show."

  48. Marshall_Will on December 13th, 2012 8:42 pm

    The escalation and brinksmanship in Reid are beyond belief. He does realize that other than Dim's in the Senate, the rest of the world thinks he's a total moron, right?

    Always w/ these false choices. You have to give us either this or you have to give us that. Otherwise..? It's a totally false dichotomy even 4th graders see right thru but it's like he's these scrappy used up gambler that keeps shouting, "double or nothing!" even after the dealer's left the table?

  49. jeffythequick on December 13th, 2012 8:50 pm

    Boy: Woof! You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to get to this Capitol Building here in Washington. But I wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is?

    I'm just a bill.
    Yes, I'm only a bill.
    And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill.
    Well, it's a long, long journey
    To the capital city.
    It's a long, long wait
    While I'm sitting in committee,
    But I know I'll be a law someday
    At least I hope and pray that I will,
    But today I am still just a bill.

    Boy: Gee, Bill, you certainly have a lot of patience and courage.

    Bill: Well I got this far. When I started, I wasn't even a bill, I was just an idea. Some folks back home decided they wanted a law passed, so they called their local Congressman and he said, "You're right, there oughta be a law." Then he sat down and wrote me out and introduced me to Congress. And I became a bill, and I'll remain a bill until they decide to make me a law.

    I'm just a bill
    Yes I'm only a bill,
    And I got as far as Capitol Hill.
    Well, now I'm stuck in committee
    And I'll sit here and wait
    While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate
    Whether they should let me be a law.
    How I hope and pray that they will,
    But today I am still just a bill.

    Boy: Listen to those congressmen arguing! Is all that discussion and debate about you?

    Bill: Yeah, I'm one of the lucky ones. Most bills never even get this far. I hope they decide to report on me favorably, otherwise I may die.

    Boy: Die?

    Bill: Yeah, die in committee. Oooh, but it looks like I'm gonna live! Now I go to the House of Representatives, and they vote on me.

    Boy: If they vote yes, what happens?

    Bill: Then I go to the Senate and the whole thing starts all over again.

    Boy: Oh no!

    Bill: Oh yes!

    I'm just a bill
    Yes, I'm only a bill
    And if they vote for me on Capitol Hill
    Well, then I'm off to the White House
    Where I'll wait in a line
    With a lot of other bills
    For the president to sign
    And if he signs me, then I'll be a law.
    How I hope and pray that he will,
    But today I am still just a bill.

    Boy: You mean even if the whole Congress says you should be a law, the president can still say no?

    Bill: Yes, that's called a veto. If the President vetoes me, I have to go back to Congress and they vote on me again, and by that time you're so old…

    Boy: By that time it's very unlikely that you'll become a law. It's not easy to become a law, is it?

    Bill: No!

    But how I hope and I pray that I will,
    But today I am still just a bill.

    Congressman: He signed you, Bill! Now you're a law!

    Bill: Oh yes!!!

    I wonder if the Cowboy Poet has ever read (or heard) this…

    Since there are a bunch of budget bills that died in the Senate.

  50. Anne on December 14th, 2012 9:56 pm

    When I was supposed to teach my 1st graders about Columbus Day, I spent more time teaching them about Leif Ericson. By the time we reviewed it later on, they were all going on about Leif Ericson and Vikings. heeheehee. The silly district can require me to teach certain things, but they can't stop me from adding or correcting them (yet – I'm pretty sure that's coming, what with the rest of their fantastic changes, like no consequences for beating the crap out of classmates, but that's another story).

  51. SignPainterGuy on December 15th, 2012 1:59 am

    Good for you; teach what`cha know is correct.

    When I was very young, I had a sore throat. My Mom asked what it felt like. I used the only thing I`d seen (apparently a Viking movie) to describe it. "It feels like a Viking ship is sliding down my throat with the oars sticking up".

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