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Today is Christmas Eve eve, which means it’s time to enjoy Frank Costanza’s Festivus, an annual tradition when we participate in the “Airing of Grievances.” This is a special day to skewer those deserving of our ire.
Many folks are on my list, from politicians, journalists and celebrities to my neighbor upwind of me who partakes in the “herb.”
I will start the list with Terry Fine. Terry is a professor at University of Central Florida who wrote an article suggesting Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or even Happy Holidays is “exclusionary.” Instead, Terry wants us to greet each other with “Happy Federal Holiday.” Because guv’ment is our true religion, amirite?
I would suggest that we take a new approach that observes “the holidays” we all have on our calendars, no matter our religion.
My friends and I wish each other a “Happy Federal Holiday.”
Most everyone is included and no one is excluded no matter their religious beliefs or practices. The banks are closed, along with post offices, local, state and federal government offices, and state institutions such as UCF. As long as we live in the United States, these federal and state holidays impact us equally so we might as well celebrate them equally, too.
force stupid is strong with this one. If Terry was just some random blogger, it would be laughable. However, the fact she is a political science professor molding the minds of Orlando’s yutes distinguishes her to be on my list of people worthy of grievances.
Imagine the carols sung at Professor Fines annual Federal Holiday party:
Good tidings we bring
To you and any non-gender specific thing,
We wish you a Happy Federal Holiday
And a Happy New Anytime You Wish to Be in this Space/Time Continuum
Merry Christmas Terry!
What/who are on your airing of grievances?