Thursday, December 15, 2005

Congress Leaps to the Defense of Christmas

Before adjourning for the year, the House of Representatives took up an urgent piece of legislation:
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected.
Yes, the U.S. House of Representatives, having been alerted that Christmas is under attack, has leapt to it's defense. In keeping with the seriousness of the proceedings, Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI) marked the occassion in verse:
'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 would be near;
Katrina kids were nestled all snug in motel beds,
While visions of school and home danced in their heads;
In Iraq our soldiers needed supplies and a plan,
Plus nuclear weapons were being built in Iran;
Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell;
Americans feared we were on a fast track to -- well´┐Ż
Wait -- we need a distraction -- something divisive and wily;
A fabrication straight from the mouth of O'Reilly;
We can pretend that 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 every where 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 Christmas time 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 just sit back, relax -- have a few egg nogs!
'Tis the holiday season: enjoy it a pinch;
With all our real problems, do we honestly 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.


Blogger mmahaffie said...

As a blow against political correctness of all forms, I plan to spend the rest of the year wishing one and all a Happy Chanukah!

-- May the God of your choice bless you.

9:53 AM, December 16, 2005  

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