or, stuff that I dragged out of my head

Location: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with these crazy American Family Association fuckers?

They're trying very hard to stir up a sort of panic in the Christian populace of the US to the effect that all non-Christians are determined to eliminate Christmas, as if such a thing were possible. They go ballistic when they discover that stores are having their employees say "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas". They're selling buttons that say...well, here's what they say:

Yes, it is okay to say "Merry Christmas". It is also okay to say "Happy Hanukkah", "Happy Kwanzaa", "Season's Greetings", "Happy Holidays" (that's even the name of a song!), or whatever other seasonal expression of goodwill happens to come naturally to you. They're not insults. It takes a nasty kind of mind to read them that way.

Now the AFA has a product that's meant to demonstrate that the household which displays it is full of Christians: a Christmas cross. I certainly don't object in principle: as long as it doesn't loudly play carols or keep me up with its brightness or otherwise impinge on my life, I don't much care what people put on their doorsteps. Here's the description of it:

Sounds pretty innocuous. Here's a picture of it:

It's a burning cross. The same kind that Christians in the KKK used to put on the lawns of black families to try to scare them out of town. It could have been made so that it looked pretty and glowy and smooth-surfaced, but no: cheap as hell and ugly as sin, it's bristling with lights and it looks from any kind of distance like a burning cross, and, well, how can that possibly have any positive connotations for anybody?

What the fuck?


Salon.com is my number-one go-to source for stupid mistakes. Why, just yesterday I ragged at them for making a mistake that any spellchecker, let alone an actual living breathing editor, would have caught and corrected. And now just look at this!

"Waves to the crowed". Honestly.

It's from an article about the American president-elect's wife's ass, too, and that sounds like the sort of thing you couldn't even make up.

Why do I read Salon, anyway?


Blogger mikeb302000 said...

Sorry if it's been mentioned before but Maybe Salon.com just reads your blog then makes the corrections on its own. I just went there and the word is "crowd."

Friday, November 21, 2008 9:09:00 AM  

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