Why is this column bringing up such issues in March? Because it has been announced that reality star Sarah Palin is writing a book about the war on Christmas.
Which parallels the battle against corrupt Wall Street. One of the tactics of the federal government to stem such greed and malfeasance is to throw billions of dollars at the most craven. Oh, and for the DOJ to formally announce that some banks are simply too big to prosecute.
Back to topic. For those dear readers who felt their IQ surging to three digits, bad news. The book will not be released until November. But there is always Fox News until then.
Oh yes, the war on Hanukkah.
Well, in many ways, this holiday has it coming. There are fifty, nay sixty different ways to spell the dang thing.
Start with a “c”. Maybe an aitch.
And try pronouncing Hanukkah correctly. Imagine you have the flu and your esophagus is filled with phlegm. Start dislodging the mass from the back of your throat and saying the word at the same time.
Okay, it gets better with practice.
To extend appropriate greetings to folks is simply, what is the phrase, ah yes good manners. It displays kindness and an interest in the other person.
One wishes another a happy birthday on or near their actual date of birth.
Condolences or congratulations only have meaning when they are used appropriately. Sarah, you look confused. Okay, don’t say ‘that’s great” when someone loses a family member.
So, if folks celebrate Christmas, by all means wish them a merry one. But if the person does not adhere to that faith or custom, or one is not certain, use the generic holiday catchall phrase.
Remember how it all began.