Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Tis The Season

I am only now fully realizing the stupidity of the extremes in both parties. That there is even a debate about what word to use for the holiday season is ludicrous. First of all, just because President Bush or anyone else decides to use the term “holiday season” instead of Christmas, it should not be seen as an affront to Christians. After all, Christmas isn’t the only holiday during that time. There is one more that even Christians celebrate - New Years Day.

But at the same time, whoever decided to change the name of the Congressional Christmas Tree to a “Holiday Tree” should be slapped around for no less than thirty minutes. Although I think Hastert’s decision to change it back is a stupid political stunt aimed at energizing the morons in the base, it shouldn’t have been called a Holiday Tree to being with.

Is it possible for this country to not get so wound up about what to call a dying evergreen, and to not be so concerned if President Bush decides to say Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Festivus, Happy Christmakuh or anything else? Get a grip. All these people should be worrying about something worthy, like maybe how to better serve the under-privileged or how to make Iraq secure so that our troops can spend the holidays at home sometime in the near future.