Thursday, December 15, 2005

I Think We've Entered Wonderland

I no longer know what is real and what's not. A DailyKos diary has alerted me of this interesting development. Apparently the "War on Christmas" has now been taken up by the house of Representatives. Voting today 401-22 to pass a sense of the House Resolution that "the symbols of Christmas should be protected." Gutsy votes by the 22, I hope they are all in safe seats, and I think them for having guts, but this is rediculous, regardless of how one votes on this peice of crap, the House has no business even taking up this non-issue. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan sums up this bill in poetry, I cannot possibly beat this, so I'll let Rep. Dingell's words be the last on this post.
"Madam Speaker, I have a little poem.

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the House,
no bills were passed `bout which Fox News could grouse.
Tax cuts for the wealthy were passed with great cheer,
so vacations in St. Barts soon should be near.

Katrina kids were all nestled snug in motel beds,
while visions of school and home danced in their heads.
In Iraq, our soldiers need supplies and a plan,
and nuclear weapons are being built in Iran.

Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell.
Americans feared we were in a fast track to ..... well.
Wait, we need a distraction, something divisive and wily,
a fabrication straight from the mouth of O'Reilly.

We will pretend Christmas is under attack,
hold a vote to save it, then pat ourselves on the back.
Silent Night, First Noel, Away in the Manger,
Wake up Congress, they're in no danger.

This time of year, we see Christmas everywhere we go,
From churches to homes to schools and, yes, even Costco.
What we have is an attempt to divide and destroy
when this is the season to unite us with joy.

At Christmastime, we're taught to unite.
We don't need a made-up reason to fight.
So on O'Reilly, on Hannity, on Coulter and those right-wing blogs.
You should sit back and relax, have a few egg nogs.

'Tis the holiday season; enjoy it a pinch.
With all our real problems, do we really need another Grinch?
So to my friends and my colleagues, I say with delight,
a Merry Christmas to all, and to Bill O'Reilly, happy holidays.
Ho, ho, ho. Merry Christmas."

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