Skip to comments.OPERATION LUMP OF COAL: STAGE TWO!(Michelle Malkin continues the battle against Scrooges)
Posted on 12/04/2004 11:36:46 AM PST by Stoat
OPERATION LUMP OF COAL: STAGE TWO!
By Michelle Malkin · December 04, 2004 12:55 PM
Earlier this week, many of you contacted Denver mayor John Hickenlooper (MileHighMayor@ci.denver.co.us) after I wrote about his effort to replace the city's "Merry Christmas" sign with a "Happy Holidays" sign. As you all know by now, Hickenlooper heard us--and tons of other protesters-- loud and clear. The phrase "Merry Christmas" will not be removed from the city building after all. According to a press release issued by the mayor's office:
Last week a journalist accurately quoted my comments that a Happy Holidays sign encompassing greetings for all religious and cultural observances would be an appropriate complement to the existing holiday display. I was under the impression perhaps erroneously that the existing Merry Christmas sign was becoming worn out and would need to be replaced soon anyway.
The organizers of the city's Parade of Lights, however, still refuse to allow participation by groups that primarily promote religion. In effect, that policy results in a ban on most religious symbols, including replicas of Jesus Christ. About 1,000 people(!) protested this policy by singing religious hymns before the parade started. The Denver Post reports:
Steve Schweitzberger carried a basket with a tiny baby Jesus doll inside that had a paper teardrop falling from its eye.
The Parade of Lights is sponsored by local television station 9news. Roger Ogden, the station's president and general manager, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Now that Mayor Hickenlooper has changed his mind, perhaps Mr. Ogden would enjoy receiving a present from you. His mailing address is:
The Downtown Denver Partnership can be reached at:
Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc. 511 16th Street #200 Denver, CO 80202 ph: 303-534-6161 fax: 303-534-2803
Meanwhile, in Sydney, Australia, mayor Clover Moore replaced "Merry Christmas" signs with "Season's Greetings" in the spirit of "tolerance and inclusion." She can be e-mailed at email@example.com
And here are more suggested recipients of your lumps of coal: Macy's and the Federated Department Stores. See The Committee to Save Merry Christmas.
I don't know about you, but I've got a whole bag of charcoal briquets. The way these Scrooges are going, it's gonna be empty by Christmas Eve.
Let's keep the ball rolling and let those who wish to take Christ out of Christmas know where they stand!
Maybe the people who have such a hatred of Christmas should work on December 25th!
Saw a bit on Bill O' last night where he had the minister and a city defense attorney. Bill O' was giving the attorney what-fer. The minister was calm and logical the attorney was rude (kept stepping on the minister when he was talking). The attorney looked land acted like a WHITE-BREAD version of the Jabba-da-Butt mouthpiece that is out there all the time defending CAIR.
"Holiday" is a slight contraction of the original, "holy day."
Actually, it is:
|The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.|
|ETYMOLOGY:||From X, the Greek letter chi, first letter of Greek Khrstos, Christ. See Christ.|
|USAGE NOTE:||Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of , Christ. In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, Christian. But people unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening pronounced (ksms). Many therefore frown upon the term Xmas because it seems to them a commercial convenience that omits Christ from Christmas.|
Quiz: What national holiday falls exactly one week after Christmas and is mentioned in many Christmas card greetings?
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