Friday, December 05, 2008

War With Christmas

It's been a quiet December so far. There's been very little of the nattering and fund-raising to "Save Christmas" from whatever ephemeral, fevered imaginings. But I did see this story about an attack on Christmas traditions and the nuclear family.
Authorities say a west Florida man who lives with his parents has been
arrested on a felony assault charge after he used a Christmas tree as a weapon
to attack his father.
The story doesn't state the cause of their disagreement so we can only speculate that it was something about the rightful place of public subsidy of holiday displays in governmentally owned common spaces.

For a story of another holiday season spat, go see what Capper has to say about it.


capper said...

I believe that it was the son that was fir putting the manger scene on public property.

But Yew never know, do Yew? It does leave one pining for the truth.

Jim Jones said...

I'm sure that guy will find that payback's a beech. No doubt the legal system will give him a swift kick in the ash. You can't say he cherry picked his weapon though.