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M Burns
12-06-2005, 02:31 PM
Some of you folks might think Im a bit of Grinch or a Scrooge type character.
But let me tell you, There are a lot worse people than me out there.

Only in America do we have Christmas Grinches. Politically correct muppets
who try to remame christmas trees "Holiday Trees" and change Christmas
vacation into "Winter Break".

The list is endless....

1) No Xmas songs in public schools
2) No nativity seens in public places
3) etc...., etc...

The question is why do we have this problem only in America?

The UK, Australia, New Zealand etc... Are just as culturally diverse societies
as us and they don’t seem to have any problems at all whatsoever, why do
we make such a big stink about a fat guy in a red suite that wants to give
away free stuff to little kids?

Monty

limebrook1
12-06-2005, 06:23 PM
Sorry, but you are wrong! The UK is getting just as bad. In parts of London (esp Hackney where I work) we have 'Holiday lights' in the streets which are on from Ramadam in October to the Chinese New Year in Feb! In Birmingham (I think it was last year) the council refused to let posters go up advertising a Carol Service in a local church in case it offended people of different faiths!

I work in a culturally diverse environment - we make arrangements for Ramadam etc, yet somehow feel we have to apologise for celebrating Christian events! My Muslim staff have no problem with Christmas - they send me Christmas cards, and often give their children presents so they don't feel left out.

Sorry - you got me on my soapbox on this one too! One can be too politically correct!!

Trish

marti652004
12-07-2005, 10:14 AM
Sorry, but you are wrong! The UK is getting just as bad. In parts of London (esp Hackney where I work) we have 'Holiday lights' in the streets which are on from Ramadam in October to the Chinese New Year in Feb! In Birmingham (I think it was last year) the council refused to let posters go up advertising a Carol Service in a local church in case it offended people of different faiths!

I work in a culturally diverse environment - we make arrangements for Ramadam etc, yet somehow feel we have to apologise for celebrating Christian events! My Muslim staff have no problem with Christmas - they send me Christmas cards, and often give their children presents so they don't feel left out.

Sorry - you got me on my soapbox on this one too! One can be too politically correct!!

TrishYou are absolutely right Trish.I'm in the UK too but the idiots who get these jobs in local councils and positions of public influence will NEVER beat us!I too work in a cultural and racially diverse envioronment and i get christmas cards off my asian friends and look forward to them telling me all about ramadan and eidd(sorry if thats wrong spelling),so why is it that we should suffer at the hands of these jokers?Stuff the lot of them.

Julie S.
12-07-2005, 07:24 PM
Wow, it's so good (and at the same time disappointing) to know that the U.S. is not the only place going a bit too far with that stuff.

Julie S.

bill2006
07-12-2006, 08:43 PM
and the newest today....going too far

Homeland Security in the USA has listed a children's petting zoo as a at risk site, yet failed to include Times Square, the Empire State Building the Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty as a national icon or monument.

"vulnerable critical infrastructure and key resources included the Old MacDonald's Petting Zoo near Huntsville, Ala., a bourbon festival, a bean festival and the Kangaroo Conservation Center in Dawsonville, Ga."

allstarfaces
07-12-2006, 10:08 PM
comer******m!

im a afraid its all about money at the end of the day santa and his elves i.e celebrating christ dont make the money its the shops being open 24/7 to sell us what we think we want no no! you dont want a real tree you want this more expensive politicly correct plastic tree save the enviroment hey or is that put more money in our pockets mmm

councils are all in it for the money i.e they play the politicily correct card when it suits because all the shopkeepers want to be open all the time and all the bussineses look after the politicians so they must blah blah blah

i need a lie down, its one day to celebrate christ the other religions get lots of days to do this look at the chinese new year millions of people in our country flock to china towns all over to join in does any one join in with us any more? no they dont, now im going to cry.

beegud2
07-12-2006, 11:57 PM
Damm it's good to live ina third world country...at least in JA we are really good about stuff like that although in recent years I have noticed the X-mas shopping ads start earlier....commerce at work again.