Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Windbag Contest

Well, the leaves have turned and there's a chill in the air (or at least that's how I imagine it's happening outside Phoenix - here it's still 80 and there aren't any trees), so you know what that means... time for the "war on Christmas."

This year, I'm giving out a prize. I don't know what it is yet, and it probably won't be much since baby stuff is really eating into ONAF's budget. The prize goes to the first person to find "Winter's First Windbag." Winter's First Windbag is the first person to blather on about how "secularists" or "liberals" or "Democrats" or whatever are trying to take Christmas away. Post the incident in the comment thread and I'll judge whether or not it's windbag-worthy.

(Update: McGill Christy responded in record time with an O'Reilly bit. I kinda thought this would be the year someone besides BO became the standard-bearer - I was personally rooting for Glenn Beck - but it's at least not starting out that way. Keep the windbaggery rolling in, though. I think a "war on wars on the war on Christmas" would be awesome.)

7 comments:

lsmsrbls said...

video available here:

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/11/09/oreilly-begin-christmas-war-07/

I've heard Rush talking with more angst about the war on Christmas this year, but it wasn't as easy to find results via google. (gotta keep track of the enemy and keep the blood boiling in my veins and, you know, the murderous rage up)

Jeff said...

Good call. I do think the Ft. Collins city council was acting stupidly here, but O'Reilly/Caplis are clearly overreacting...

The rest of you, feel free to continue pointing out windbaggery...

lsmsrbls said...

teehee...I kinda like being "McGill Christy" despite the fact that I think I met you before I even knew McGill existed.

Jacob said...

Response to an email my company sent out wishing people "happy holidays:"

"HAPPY HOLIDAYS! IS THAT WHAT IT IS? WHAT ABOUT NAMING THE PURPOSE OF THE "HOLIDAY"--CHRISTMAS--THE BIRTHDAY OF JESUS OF NAZERETH. I SUGGEST THAT YOU DO SO; YOU SEEM TO HAVE TAKEN A POLITICALLY CORRECT POINT OF VIEW--SOMEWHAT COWARDLY, DON'T YOU THINK?

Dated Nov 15.

Mike said...

The mere existence of Christmas at this time of year is a war against the Winter Solstice Festival of the pagans of old. I say we all start railing against that.

Whimsicalife said...

And this year there will be a documentary movie about the war on christmas! It's called What Would Jesus Buy? In Disney's font, of course... http://www.wwjbmovie.com/

-Leah

Jeff said...

Massive cred to Leah for finding someone on the left whining about a war on Christmas... I happen to be anti-consumerist too but consumption is kind of a part of the American Christmas experience...