Merry Christmas

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December 11, 2008 by esarsea

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Since it’s only 14 days until Christmas I thought I’d turn on the BS BLOG snow machine. Sure, it’s a little cheesy but what the heck. You’ll just have to put up with it for a couple weeks.

And yes, you’ll notice I’ve used the phrase, “Merry Christmas” in lieu of the increasingly more common (and politically correct), “Season’s Greetings.” Deal with it!

In the interim, best wishes to you and yours.

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11 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. Bill says:

    So, you don’t care about our Jewish, Muslim and Aetheist friends?

    Jesus, Stu, what about Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Dhu al Qi’dah?

    Just say “no” and get it over with ;-)

  2. rsr348 says:

    Aaawww! I love the snowflakes, Stu. After all, I did choose the northwoods as home. Cheesy is ok after yesterday’s intense topic, and the day I had at work.

    Merry Christmas is ok too. You may have heard of the “Freedom from Religion” organization out of Madison, Wi, that spends their time fighting all the nativity displays on public property around the state. I understand their philosophy of church and state, but seems a silly battle to fight. (Sort of like gay marriage) I’m not very religious, and not even sure what I believe, but it doesn’t offend me to see recognition of a beautiful Christmas story on public property.

    Peace and Goodwill

  3. Jane says:

    Happy Holidays!

  4. Jane says:

    Sorry to hear about your Father-in-Law stu. My Grandad died right before Christmas one year. and it takes away some of the cheer, although in his case he was 91 and went in his sleep. so that was peaceful.

    as far Political correctness, I don’t see anything wrong with wish people whatever as long as it is within the spirit of the season whatever that means. I like the way happy holidays sounds.
    I do have a problem with religious displays paid for or displayed in places paid for by taxpayers. It ain’t right. IMO
    Peace

  5. Stu says:

    When you call my house, my voicemail does not offer the caller the option to “Press 2” to hear the recording in Spanish – but that doesn’t mean I don’t care about my Latino friends. It’s all good…and I wouldn’t feel insulted if someone wished me “Happy Hanukkah” either.

    The whole political correctness thing annoys me to no end. Legal immigration is fine, but this is America dammit! It’s like the bumper sticker I saw the other day that said: “Welcome to America, Now Speak English.” If people want to come to America they should do with the intent of becoming American.

    My grandfater immigrated from Scotland when he was in his early 20’s. He forced himself to lose his accent because he wanted to be an American. I wouldn’t expect others to take it to that extreme, but I’d hope that people coming to America would learn the language of their chosen country, rather than expect us to adapt to their special needs.

    Wow…nothing like taking a “Peace on earth, good will towards men” type of post and turning it into a rant! Oh well, it’s been a rough few days. My wife’s father unexepectedly passed Thursday night and I’m short on sleep and still a little raw. I’ve witnessed (and participated in) countless resuscitation attempts back in my paramedic days, but it’s a whole new experience when it’s a loved one.

  6. rsr348 says:

    My condolences as well, Stu.

    And yes, political correctness gets carried a bit too far sometimes. And if we read the preamble to the BS blog, we know it makes no claim to political correctness, and that’s why I like it.

    And Jane, I guess I do agree that there shouldn’t be religious symbolism in public/tax payer funded places. I just think it might be a waste of time and money to fight some of these things in small-town Wisconsin, where the majority of folk are white christians and have deeply held religious tradition. I’m not religious myself, but I chose to live here and it doesn’t offend me.

  7. jan says:

    Yay, snow! Hope I get more at home too!

    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I know from experience how difficult it is to lose a loved one around the holidays.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Da Goddess says:

    Condolences on your father-in-law, Stu.

    And, as for everything else you said, thank you. You done good.

    Merry Christmas! Hope you’ll come download some Christmas blues from me. And, I have another little present for you if you’re interested. Email me if y’are

  9. Stu says:

    Thanks everyone for the condolences. Much appreciated.

  10. Bill says:

    When you call my house, you’re invited to opt out of English and asked to speak in either pig latin or Esperanto. Much more interesting.

    And then, we say “Season’s Greetings.” Covers everything with no ethnocentric or xenophobic overtones.

  11. […] today and saw the flakes falling once again! I still think it’s a little cheesy as noted in last year’s post, but I’m still of the mind to leave it […]

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