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Saturday, December 17, 2005
Why, no Virginia, there isn't a Santa Claus
In post news, a teacher told her students that there is no Santa Claus. The parents are besides themselves and the school received complaints for a while.

She told this to a bunch of first graders. Well, I don't think she should have done that, and I'm sure she regrets it now, but I'm glad it didn't turn into a big thing. She sure didn't need to be fired, which she didn't, thank god.

With so much hoopla about people wanting to change the phrase "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" I just hate all this PC stuff. I mean, I say Merry Christmas because that's what I usually say. Strangely, I find myself saying Happy Holidays to people in the street, at the grocers, wherever because subconsciously I guess I think I should say that.

But I don't want anyone to tell me, "Oh, it's not alright to say Merry Christmas anymore because you might offend someone." Ptooey! to that!



Also, I love Sliders, in case you don't already know, and they have one Christmas episode that I usually watch every year. It's called Seasons Greedings and the premise is that on this world the head of a mall uses subliminal Advertising to keep people shopping their brains out and keep their rates up 300%. Also, you can live in the mall, as there are schools, libraries and hospitals and if you work there you get $200 a day, $100 is taken for housing, $80 you MUST spend in the mall each day. The workers get a debit card, are underhandly forced into spending, go into debt and can't leave the mall if you can't pay it back in full on demand.

It's one of my favorite episodes from Season Three of Sliders.
Gunngirl believed The Truth is still Out There at 11:30 AM  
6 commentst:
  • At 12:08 PM, Blogger beadinggalinMS said…

    I always say Merry Christmas. Sliders?? I don't think I have seen this show. This Christmas one sounds very interesting. :)
    Have a happy Saturday!

     
  • At 12:32 PM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    Happy Christmas Gunnybabe! :D

    ...and a Merry New Year!

    I like to mix things up a little ;P

     
  • At 12:33 PM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    ...and Fuzzy Naval Odd!

    ...or is it Feliz Navidad? I get so confused.

     
  • At 9:00 AM, Blogger gunngirl said…

    HDD:Fuzzy Naval Odd? Sounds like a good drink.

    Oh, and Happy Christmas to you too, or as they want us to say, Happy Holiday. What are we British?

     
  • At 6:36 AM, Blogger High Desert Diva said…

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUNNYBABE!!! :D

     
  • At 6:22 PM, Blogger cherish said…

    What a shame about that teacher!!! I think if my child was in her class I would have had to shake some sense into her.

    My fourth grade teacher told me there was no Santa... Yes I know 4th grade, hehehe I was gullable! But it was devastating and when I arrived at my mom's car afterschool I was crying hysterical.

     
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