Someone Please Find Something To Keep Denny Busy!

So our esteemed Speaker of the House wants to change the name of the “Capitol Holiday Tree” to “Capitol Christmas Tree”? Doesn’t he have anything better to do with his time? Dude, the country is mired in a war, and your party is falling apart. Pandering to the uneducated may help in the short run, but it’s not good for the nation as a whole — not that anyone associated with the Bush administration seems to care about that.

Denny, I suggest you get someone on your staff to do a little research into the origins of the Christmas tree. I think you’ll find pretty quickly that Mary and Joseph didn’t decorate one while they were timing the contractions. While you’re at it, check out the background of the word “holiday”: Middle English holidai, holy day, from Old English hlig dæg : hlig, holy; see holy + dæg, day; see day. If you’re having trouble finding the information you need, I’m sure Laura Bush can help you; after all, she is a librarian.

5 Responses to “Someone Please Find Something To Keep Denny Busy!”

  1. blogenfreude says:

    He drank the O’Reilly Kool Ade …

  2. Deborah says:

    I like being Pagan. When I was Jewish we never had a tree. Now I’m Pagan and it’s ours. We invented it. So he should call it a Heathen Yule Tree godfrickindammit.

  3. KathyF says:

    And then check out the date of Jesus’s birth. And then find the passage in the Bible that says something like “don’t add anything to this, or I’ll kick your ass.”

  4. blogenfreude says:

    I’m planning on getting a tree and putting a pentagram on the top. Then on Chanukah, I’ll light it on fire. Might as well offend everyone …

  5. Jeff says:

    Don’t forget to dance, suggestively or otherwise, as the tree burns. I think enjoying the dancing is probably the most offensive part.

    Remember, the people this will offend the most are descendants of people who outlawed bull- and bear-baiting, not because it was cruel to the animals — but because the spectators got too much pleasure from it.

    I can hear the little heads exploding — sounds just like chestnuts over an open fire…. awwwwwww.

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