Where have all the good Men gone.


In 175 BCE Antiochus ascended to the Seleucid throne.

Under his reign, the Temple in Jerusalem was looted.
Jews were massacred, and Judaism was outlawed.

Yup. Here we go again eh.killrandomani

When the commanding and dominant Syrian-Greeks sought to eliminate and entirely do away with Jewish life in Israel, the Maccabees did what REAL men do:
They fought back.

Mattathias, a Jewish priest, and his five sons Jochanan, Simeon, Eleazar, Jonathan, and Judah led a rebellion against Antiochus. A rebellion.


They didn’t convene Congress or call a board meeting.monkeybani

Guess what. They didn’t even stop to ask for a second opinion from Franceberet or The Kingdumb.

Most see the miracle of Chanukah solely in the jug of oil which lasted eight nights instead of one.


I see the miracle of Man.
The military victory, inspired by Faith in God.

They did what men do, when threatened by a deadly, evil enemy who sought to eradicate them all.
They Took up arms.

Physical obstacles did not thwart them.
They did not dhimmi themselves.

They didn’t try… logically “reason” with the enemy.



In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; The Christians called it ‘Christmas’christmascane2 and went to church;

The Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ menorah7and went to synagogue;

The atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’

or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!’ Heh.bangwall
(Dave Barry)


HAPPY CHANUKKAH sweet friends.

25 Responses to “Chanukkah~!”

  1. Subvet says:

    And a Happy Chanukkah to you also.

  2. Randy_G says:

    And a Merry Christmas to you my friend…….

  3. dons_mind says:

    happy chanukkah & merry Christmas to you too! enjoy the season!

  4. Comedy Plus says:

    Preach it sister. Happy Chanukkah and Merry Christmas to all.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  5. innominatus says:

    Happy Channukkah! I like reading about the Maccabees and the Zealots from that era. They pulled off some real-life Rambo kind of stuff!

  6. Karen Howes says:

    Happy Hanukkah, Angel! I celebrate it myself as well as Christmas– my grandfather was Jewish, and after I learned the history of the holiday, I really wanted to start celebrating it.

  7. Bunkerville says:

    happy chanukkah to you.

  8. Matt says:


  9. William Stout says:

    Happy Chanukah Angel and to all who read this!

    As for heroes, we have them still, but they are fewer than they have been in years past. The concepts of honor and courage have nearly lost their meaning in the minds of the public. Yet, hope remains. There are still those who stand at the forefront between the citizen and our enemies and protect what is best in our society. They defend our nation and they police our streets. In short, they fight what we fear.

  10. vegas art guy says:

    I briefly touched on Hanukkah today with my classes, looks like I need to get going on the information since it’s started already.

  11. ron says:

    Much merrines all around.

  12. ron says:

    Hokyeeee. Merry-ness.

  13. Lista says:

    We don’t Hear the Story of Chanukkah Often Enough and it’s too Bad. Thanks for the Review Angel.

  14. Christopher says:

    Happy Chanukkah and Merry Christmas Angel!!!!!

    Praise Be!,,Keep telling it like it is my friend!

  15. Always On Watch says:

    the Maccabees did what REAL men do:
    They fought back.


    We need that fighting spirit now — throughout the West.

  16. amanofwonder says:

    Bonnie Tyler? Wow talk about a throw back.

    Sounds like the wailing wall history is not gunna be rewritten by the paleones. We have another truth to be thankfull for during this Chanukkah.

    Hope the many days of celebration are full of gifts, good memories and fun times with your family.

    Wanted to send a link to a Tina Turner song, but the Road Warrior didn’t turn out to be a good man in real life, so you’z gunna hafta find it yourself.

    Happy Chanukkah!

  17. Debbie says:

    Happy Day Angel. Have a wonderful holiday season

  18. Bob Mack says:

    Merry Chanukkah & Happy Christmas…or vice versa.

  19. Leticia says:

    Angel, that was perfect. Can’t add more to it.

  20. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Spot on, Patriot! In the “old days”, not just MEN fought… AMERICANS did! How I long for the times when that natural, reactive spirit of pride in your country and eagerness to defend Her were pervasive, not nearly extinct, in our then self respecting People. We’re sooooo close to Round One…

    Happy Chanukkah, Angel. Keep slugging…

  21. Katie says:

    Happy Chanukah, or is it Chanukkah? Or Hannukah?

    Which ever way you spell it is ok. It means the same: Latkies, Dreidles, Presents, and a Menorah!

  22. The Conservative Lady says:

    HAPPY CHANUKKAH and God Bless you and your family, Angel.

  23. Carol-Christian Soldier says:

    Enjoy – my Freedom loving friend…

  24. JMK says:

    Wishing you a great CHANUKKAH Angel!

    God bless.

  25. KarL M says:

    Sorry to say…..
    Most of them are out…but some get pulled back in!!!!!
    courtesy Michael Corleone (The Godfather Part 2)