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I honestly can't believe they did this. No, really.

Posted on 2007.13.12 at 22:54
where am I: still at work
How I feel about it all: embarrassedembarrassed
Dear US House of Representatives,

Please to be explaining this:

H.R.847: Recognizing the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith

In sincere embarrassment,

Me.

P.S. You might be able to redeem yourself here by passing a similar resolution for every other faith in the world, and their holy days, and also for atheists.

(link via moonlight69)

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the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-12-14 04:03 (UTC) ()
this demands more yule.

sign on?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 04:06 (UTC) ()
I'm at work. They might make us STAY.
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2007-12-14 04:08 (UTC) ()
D:

This is my WTF face.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:23 (UTC) ()
I don't know whether to rant to the world or cover my face in utter embarrassment.
Sonia
mrs_laugh_track at 2007-12-14 04:14 (UTC) ()
Fuck. Seriously? Wow. That's very upsetting. I do not like that at all.

Edited at 2007-12-14 04:15 (UTC)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:19 (UTC) ()
*cuddles poor, bruised First Amendment*
Greeking the Text
lipsum at 2007-12-14 04:22 (UTC) ()
NOT ENOUGH FACEPALM IN THE WORLD.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:33 (UTC) ()
I'll see your facepalm and raise you a headdesk.

Also? Cute kittens make everything better OMG.
Isis
isiscolo at 2007-12-14 04:32 (UTC) ()
My representative didn't vote, but I'm distressed that another district representative - who I'm supporting in his run for Senate next election - voted aye. Grr.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:30 (UTC) ()
Mine did, and I'm surprised at him (Patrick Kennedy, wtf?). And it looks like the rep from where I'm moving did, too. Amd even if they hadn't voted, or voted no, the government, which means the country, passed the resolution. By extension, so did I, on the basis of my citizenship.

Crapcrapcrap.
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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:19 (UTC) ()
My goal recently has been to find one really good thing that the US has that nobody else does in the whole world, and I finally figured out that it's the First Amendment. Now this train wreck of a government is pissing all over it. *throws up hands*
fillionaire
fillionaire at 2007-12-14 04:54 (UTC) ()
Can I 8th this WTF?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:30 (UTC) ()
There's no stopping these people, I swear. *fumes*
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try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-14 05:32 (UTC) ()
At least Australia's moving in the right direction. My kid wants to go to grad school there. Maybe I'll join her.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegood
chickadilly at 2007-12-14 07:35 (UTC) ()
Guh. This is so offensive.

GRRRRRRRRRRR
caelidh
caelidh at 2007-12-14 12:18 (UTC) ()
Yeah... I already wrote my rep... lot of good that will do. SOmeone luckily wrote a letter to the editor about it in the paper AGAINST it...

I had to make my voice heard. If you don't.. they will walk all over you!!
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2007-12-14 14:47 (UTC) ()
Oh. Various People All Over the World's. God. REALLY? Because -- and I speak on behalf of all the American Christians I know, which is a lot considering I live at/teach for a Christian seminary -- I haven't really encountered a lot of bigotry and persecution of us for our faith here in the U.S.... Pretty sure Christmas isn't in any danger of being obliterated any time soon.

Now, Eid and the Muslims, THEY could use a resolution like this. Or Yule and the pagans. Or, since I just heard about two Jewish guys who got the stuffing beat out of them on a NEW YORK subway (?!?!?!!!) because they said "Happy Hanukkah" to people, maybe Hanukkah and Judaism. Or... well, heck, pretty much everybody EXCEPT us Christians.... Oy.

(Am so hugely relieved that no Virginia people signed this thing. There's hope for my oft-red state yet!)
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-15 12:41 (UTC) ()
There's definitely persecution of Christians in other parts of the world, but really? Not much in the US. The whole thing makes my UU liberal First Amendment-loving teeth itch.
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2007-12-14 15:22 (UTC) ()
There is not enough desk in the world for all of the *headdesk*ing this deserves.
Magpie
sistermagpie at 2007-12-14 16:24 (UTC) ()
Oh for gods sakes.
scriggle
scriggle at 2007-12-14 18:08 (UTC) ()
That is... I am beyond words.
peacey at 2007-12-14 18:24 (UTC) ()
Is it frivolous? Definitely. Unnecessary? Check. Does it tiptoe a little too close to a governmental endorsement of a particular religion? I'd say so. But offensive? Certainly in the waste of time and paper it took up, yeah, but otherwise, come on. This is no more than politicians pandering to the majority of their base. Woo, surprise, surprise. Call me jaded, but the only fervor behind this bill was that of earning points with the voters back home - voters whose intelligence these Congressmen apparently have little, if any, respect for.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-12-15 12:36 (UTC) ()
Call me jaded, but the only fervor behind this bill was that of earning points with the voters back home - voters whose intelligence these Congressmen apparently have little, if any, respect for.

Oh, I think you're right. The problem for me is that it makes Americans look like exclusionary bigots. And for the most part, American people aren't like that. I'm also fiercely defensive of the First Amendment and get testy when it's trifled with like that.
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