An Obama White House Means A Super Special 'War On Christmas' 2009!
Christmas seasons starts earlier every year, they say! At malls and stuff! They start selling Christmas thingsearlier every year! Ha ha ha it is the funniest trend. But what of its corollary, the War on Christmas, the wingnuts' seasonal proxy war to defend its precious nativism from the clutches of terrorists and House Democrats? It starts earlier every year, too, and is starting ultra-early this year, as we all know that this new "president" will try to pass legislation to abolish Christmas, its conifers, its temporary retail shacks, and the Christians themselves. Do you have any white grandmothers, and do they have AOL accounts? Because those inboxes are likely to have at least six or seven "FW: KENYNA COMMIE BAAMA 2 MURDER JEEBUS' PRESENTS DAY" sitting near the top of the tray, right now.
The White House Historical Association has been receiving calls and emails about an alleged Obama decree that the Christmas trees in the White House would now be known as "holiday trees." And artists submitting designs for ornaments on the Blue Room tree were not allowed to depict Christian themes.
"It's strange," said Maria Downs, the historical association's spokeswoman. "They're almost saying, 'Are you aware of this?'"
One of the chain emails circulating around in-boxes claims that "a friend at church who is a very talented artist" got a letter from the White House saying not to send any ornaments painted with a religious theme.
"Just thought you should know what the new residents in the WH plan for the future of America," concludes the email hoax. "If you missed his statement that 'we do not consider ourselves a Christian Nation' this should confirm that he plans to take us away from our religious foundation as quickly as possible."
Ooh, who is this talented artist "friend at church" getting Muslim-y letters from the White House! What a connection! NEW YORK TIMES ARE YOU ON THIS?
Anyway, be alert for this specific comedy over the next couple of months: When granny passes it on to you, you go ahead and pass it right to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bogus E-mail [Politico]