Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Post Mortem: War On Christmas

It's kind of tough to do a post mortem on the War On Christmas considering that it was dead on arrival. But, what the hell, John Gibson,, Bill O'Reilly and a legion of insecure Christians seem to enjoy it. And since they seem to revel in conjuring up wedge issues and using them as diversionary tactics... let's join in the fun!

Amongst all this talk of war and Christmas, no one has mentioned the casualties:
  • 172 Elves (68 from the woodworking division alone)
  • 112 Reindeer (Prancer, Vixen both KIA in operational reindeer war games)
  • 4 Snowmen divisions wiped out when they were accidentally airdropped into Texas on a search and destroy mission
  • The last %2 of John Gibson and Bill O'Reilly's dignity
  • 28 Christians offended at various retailers
But perhaps the biggest casualty was me, when I passed out and hit the floor upon hearing the White House's response to the White House "Holiday Card" scandal:
"Their cards in recent years have included best wishes for a holiday season, rather than Christmas wishes, because they are sent to people of all faiths"
You know, it really is that simple.