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December 08, 2005

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johnp

I wish they'd boycott Dubya too! https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/06/AR2005120601900_pf.html

Rasheed

I think it's ridiculous that stores like Target and Wal-Mart won't let their employees say "Merry Christmas". This bending over backwards to accomodate religious minorities who are oversensitive is crazy!
It's just as bad as fanatical Muslims here in Saudi telling people not to greet Christians a "Merry Christmas" or a "Happy New Year", since these are supposedly holidays of "non-believers". I say "screw you" to both types of idiocy!

Lorie

I believe it is the right of Americans to choose whether or not to say Merry Christmas. Actually, it is in the constitution. That is what sets the United States apart from other forms of government. Furthermore, if a company employs you and they are paying you for your time and your in their store; they have a right to tell you what to say and what not to say. It's their company. If people choose not to shop their well, that is their right. No one should demand or tell someone else what they can and can't do. That is judging.

Andy Maluche

Check out this related story :

https://mediamatters.org/items/200512080005

Have fun

gonzo

Bill O'Reilly is one of the biggest SOBs in the US media to date. He pretends to be fair and objective but when he gets a halfway intelligent/articulate guest on his show who happens to disagree with him, he just insults them and cuts them off. he's the classic, pikon "last word" man-- a real piece of work.

This uproar over Christmas is really a reflection of America's puritanical history. Though most Americans would be considered moderate, in spite of what the Republican party wants to believe (indeed it is a testament to the manipulative skills of the American Right that the neocons are now in full "dark forces" domination of American politics), there is that streak of bible belt puritanism that permeates the middle of the country.

My two cents worth? It's all much ado about nothing. They're Americans for God's sake, what do you expect?

urbanodelacruz

The malls can have their Happy Holidays. I'll keep my Christmas spiritual, thank you.

(Ah, O'Reilly, Robertson, Limbaugh -they remind me of Matthew 7:21-23. particularly 23.)

torn

Gonzo -- I suppose that's true (that this is nothing to get too het up about) but it's the bullying tone that I find so objectionable. Did you click on the link that Andy sent? Funny!

gonzo

I most certainly did click on that url. Good ol' andy! hahaha. Hey Andy, great to see you the other night! erm, with your xmas hat (?) haha.

Jon Stewart is one of the funniest guys on tv at the moment. Thank God he's got The Daily Show-- you can find more truth and accurate information on that comedy show than in a year or two of daily disinformation from Fox News broadcasts.

Jon Limjap

Why should the word "Christmas" be used by capitalists whose minds have Christ buried deep down under tons of cash?

It's the worst kind of birthday celebration one could ever ask for.

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