Sunday, March 24, 2013

The war on Easter

Easter eggs are a "Judeo-Christian tradition"? Really? I didn't realize that Easter was a big holiday for Jews. And did I miss the part about the Easter Bunny in the Bible?

For Bill O'Reilly and his elderly viewers, though, "Judeo-Christian tradition" is everything they did when they were kids. OK, fine. I have nothing against tradition, assuming that it's not something like slavery. Or wife-beating. But who is waging a war on Easter, anyway?

The fact is, I'd be willing to surrender immediately in this "war on Easter" - especially since I didn't actually realize I was fighting it - if the right-wing would only agree to shut up about it! As it is, I suppose we can be thankful that Fox News "won" the war on Christmas, huh? I assume that means they'll stop talking about it? Heh, heh. Yeah, right.

But actually,... I take it all back. No surrender! This stuff is much too funny. It's so funny that I don't want them to shut up about it. Just the reverse, in fact. So, on with the war! Set up your chocolate bunnies and I'll mow them down. :)

PS. It's also funny that O'Reilly seems desperate to keep the right to "criticize minorities," isn't it? He's just terrified that he won't be able to do that anymore (in some mythical future America, at least). Well, he knows his audience, doesn't he? All those old white racists are pretty concerned about stereotyping minorities, and they don't want to pussyfoot around when it comes to their language, either.

But what's really, really funny is that the Republican Party is currently trying to change its "messaging" to minorities (not its actual policies, of course) as a result of the last election. And that's happening at the exact same time Fox 'News' - the propaganda arm of the Republican Party - is waging a war to be allowed to say whatever nasty thing they want!

Heh, heh. How dumb do they think minorities are? How do they think that 'outreach' is going to go, when Fox 'News' is busy scaring the party faithful about political correctness at the same time other party leaders are pretending (to minorities) to be inclusive?

Oh, well. The debacle should be fun to watch, anyway, don't you think?


Jeff said...

I read about this on Alternet.

This was my comment on it in DISQUS:

For those of you who saw the original "Planet Of The Apes," it looks like Dr. Zaius must have been talking about Billo:

"I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand- in-hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself."

WCG said...

Thanks for the link, Jeff. I especially like how Bill O'Reilly scares his audience with... Canada. Yeah, those Canadians are really scary. What a hellhole it must be up there, huh?

But please tell me what you think about DISQUS. I use it elsewhere, and it's been pretty convenient. But they say it will work for blogs, too. (In fact, they specifically mention Blogger.)

I didn't know if I'd gain anything by that (I have no need for 'real-time' discussions, certainly), but what do you think? After all, it's already very easy for me to comment on my own blog. But DISQUS might make it easier for you, and for other commenters, too.

What do you think? Have you any experience with blogs using DISQUS? (My experience has just been with local news stations.)

jeff725 said...

I can't find a DISQUS icon to click on to log in, so I'll use my Google account from now on. I had to tweak my profile a little bit; I'll use my LJS username and George Carlin avatar so you'll know for sure it's me.

I use DISQUS on sites such as Alternet, Buzzflash, and The Daily Telegraph (London), mainly because that's the only comment format they use.

On AddictingInfo and the Omaha World-Herald, I use my Hotmail account since I don't Facebook.

WCG said...

Yeah, I haven't set up DISQUS here, Jeff, not yet. I was just wondering if it would be better or not.

I don't think you'd have to type in those security questions each time, although I might have to start moderating comments (so they wouldn't show up immediately).

Also, I'm wondering if you'd still be able to preview your comment before sending it. I really don't know. It might be worth trying, though - assuming I could remove it again, if it caused problems. :)