Thursday, December 08, 2005

I threw mine out before I got it

'Holiday' Cards Ring Hollow for Some on Bushes' List:
What's missing from the White House Christmas card? Christmas.

This month, as in every December since he took office, President Bush sent out cards with a generic end-of-the-year message, wishing 1.4 million of his close friends and supporters a happy "holiday season."

"This clearly demonstrates that the Bush administration has suffered a loss of will and that they have capitulated to the worst elements in our culture," said William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Bush "claims to be a born-again, evangelical Christian. But he sure doesn't act like one," said Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative Web site "I threw out my White House card as soon as I got it."
I blame Harriet Miers. Put Ned Ryun in charge of the Christmas cards, then it'll be all better. I have nothing else to say about the Great Jihad against Santa. Happy Saturnalia to us all.

While we're at it, Jason Kuznicki observed this conversation among the Hindu deities:

“You know,” said Brahma. “The last time I shopped at Target, no one wished me a Happy Diwali. Not one person. I wonder if Target hates Hindus?”

“It’s a war of all against all,” said Shiva gravely.
"Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age" by André Previn & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra from the album
The Planets
(1986, 9:09).