Thursday, December 21, 2006

Happy Holidays????

I recently heard of a news story that made me scratch my head a little (o.k., a lot). Apparently, Seattle’s airport had a bunch of Christmas trees up, and a Rabbi lodged a complaint about this, basically complaining that the airport wasn’t celebrating Chanukah. The airport ended up taking down all of the Christmas trees because of this.

I understand that our country is a big melting pot, and because of this, sometimes there are religious holidays that get ignored. So, would it have been nice if the Seattle airport had acknowledged Chanukah as well? Sure, that would’ve been great. But do we have to take down all Christmas decorations because of some complaints? Again, I’m scratching my head.

A suitable solution would’ve been if the Rabbi brought in some Chanukah decorations for the airport to put up, instead of lodging a complaint. Wouldn’t this have been better? JFK’s famous saying came to mind, when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” If we eliminate country, and add airport to this phrase, you might be able to see my point.

Not to dis anybody or any religion, but it’s gotten to the point now, where I am afraid to wish anybody a Merry Christmas because I’m afraid I just might offend them. Geez, if somebody wished me a happy Chanukah, I wouldn’t be offended. I might chuckle a little if you wished me a happy Kwanzaa. If I walked into a store with just Chanukah decorations up, again, it wouldn’t bother me. So, why does it bother so many people when only Christmas decorations are up? Seriously, educate me on this – I’m ready to listen.


Christina_the_wench said...

Very good post, Los. People are frickin' wusses these days. Damn liberals. We accommodate EVERYONE and make others inconvenienced and stressed because of it. It's ridiculous and sad.


El Padrino said...

merry xmas buddy

fuck everyone else
this country is founded on chrtistan beliefs

Eric said...

Here's what the most annoying about it. The major christian holiday's are Easter and Christmas. The major Jewish holidays are Passover, Yom Kippur and Rosha whatever it is. Chanukah is a totally minor holiday, no Jewish people would really care about it at all if it didn't fall around Christmas time and they felt the need to compete.

Fairmaiden327 said...

merry christmas to you and your wife buddy. hope to catch up soon. hugs.

Superstar said...

~hand on hips~
Well sadly after working in the SEA airport and "surviving" the ice storm of 1996 and 1997, I can voice that the retards (yes that is right PC or not) he RETARDS that Run the joint need an enima!
~rolls eyes~
what is next? It's starts out so innocent...wire taps and next thing you know we can't say sh*t about any "holiday"....

Snowelf said...

I would write a comment about what I think, but it's incredibly unPC, and just blatently offensive.

I can totally relate about not feeling like it's "Okay" to even celebrate Christmas anymore. Almost as even mentioning the word is taboo. I never say it to people in stores cause I am afraid of pissing someone off on accident.

Merry Christmas, Los and Mrs. Los. :)


Los said...

Merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you have a safe, happy, and healthy one ... now, it's off to the casinos for me!!!

Jeff said...

Have a RamaHanaKwanzMas.

Seriously, Merry Christmas to you and yours, whether I should say so or not.

Yesterday on a local sports radio station, the out-of-town expert wished the hosts "Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays."

No surprise. We are suing San Diego to remove the cross (a war memorial) from Mt. Soledad, and suing Las Cruces NM to remove crosses from the city logo.

That said, I am grateful to live in one of the few countries where an improper holiday greeting is not punishable by death.

Dirty Birdie said...

Hhhmm let's see....

14 Millions Jews vs. 2 BILLION Christians.

We win, FUCK OFF.