As you may have heard in the news recently, Seattle Tacoma Airport pitched a hissy by taking down their Christmas Tree decorations because a local Rabbi wanted them to put up and plug in an 8-foot tall menorah. The news rapidly burgeoned onto the national consciousness when conservative pundits siezed on the events as yet another example of secular liberal America's "war on Christmas."
Well, the decorations have now gone up at the state capitol in Olympia. They include BOTH Christmas Trees and a Menorah. Plans for a creche were pointedly scrapped. Scrapping the nativity scene has people howling now and the press is eating it up.
There is no solution to this shite. But what is clear, is that all parties want it their way, and so everyone is going to end up disappointed and annoyed--which is exactly in the spirit of the season--so I guess that's something.
But what I really wanted to blog about was circumcision. I'm offended by being forced to fund circumcisions through my tax dollars to military hospitals and Medicaid. Circumcision is a religious practice, and the government should not be in the business of endorsing one religious practice over another!
Oh, wait. There's a medical benefit. Well--I still don't think that there should be special preference. So, circumcisions for everyone except Jews and Muslims. There--that should do it.