Not looking forward to getting my car free though.
(via calamityjanie)Source: photosetavenue
Here ya go, the official 12th annual Star Wars Nativity Set (see below to links for archived Star Wars Nativity Sets).
*Adi Gallia = the Virgin Mary
*Mace Windu = Joseph
*Dagobah Yoda = Baby Jesus
*C3PO = Original Christmas Star
*Rancor Keeper = Inn Keeper
*Aunt Beru = Inn Keeper’s Partner
*Tatooine Anakin Skywalker= Little Drummer Boy
*Bib Fortuna = Magi
*Orn Free Taa = Magi
*Nute Gunray = Magi
*Sly Moore Coruscant Senator = Magi
*Graxol Kelvyn = Magi
*Han Solo in Carbonite = gift from Magi
*Bucket of Light Sabers = gift from Magi
*Box of Hats = gift from Magi
*Princess Leia Organa Jabab’a Prisoner = Arch Angel Gabriella
*Jawa 1 = Shepard Fairey
*Jawa 2 = Shepard
*Jawa 3 = Shepard
*Jawa 4 = Shepard
*Jawa 5 = Shepard
*Romba (Ewok) = Shepard
*Graak (Ewok) = Shepard
*Wicket W. Warwick (Ewok) = Shepard
*Teebo (Ewok) = Shepard
*Zartan = Shepard Intern
*Labria = the Devil (the real devil doesn’t have horns, those are a metaphor for fear)
*Spirit of Anakin = God the Father (keeping it Trinitarian)
*Spirit of Obi Wan = the Holy Spirit (keeping it Trinitarian)
*Spirit of Yoda = God the Son (keeping it Trinitarian)
*Miniature Darth Sideous Hologram 1 = Raptured Enoch
*Miniature Darth Sideous Hologram 2 = Raptured Elijah
Archived photo albums for previous Star Wars nativity scenes can be found here:
I look forward to this every ChristmasSource: ifiblogged
Diane Ravitch on The Daily Show.
Ravitch is the queen. If only the government would listen…
We would also address poverty directly. We would increase the minimum wage and make post-secondary education cheap or free, and we’d improve improve unemployment benefits and offer free job-training to the unemployed.
Poverty is one of the few social ills where throwing money at the problem really does seem to work.
These are not radical, liberal ideas. In fact, in Europe most of them are associated with the more conservative parties, and many of them were associated with the American Republican party in the 80s. But the United States’s political climate is so different from anywhere else in the industrialized world that I fear we will just continue to get farther behind in education (and in % of people living in poverty) until we decide to make some big domestic investments.
(via mydrunkkitchen)Source: sandandglass