Notwithstanding the cardboard Santas who seem to have arrived in stores this year near Halloween, the holiday season starts in seven days with Thanksgiving. And so it will come to pass once again that many people will spend four weeks biting on tongues lest they say "Merry Christmas" and perchance, give offense. Christmas, the holiday that dare not speak its name.
This year we celebrate the desacralized "holidays" amid what is for many unprecedented economic ruin -- fortunes halved, jobs lost, homes foreclosed. People wonder, What happened? One man's theory: A nation whose people can't say "Merry Christmas" is a nation capable of ruining its own economy.
This is from the Wall Street Journal, not World Nut Daily.
I don't think we should have many rules here on The Raytractors, but I'm making an exception in this case and requiring that all comments about this post must contain at least one use of a variation on the phrase "dumb fuck." Anything like "fucking idiocy," "friggity, fraggity, fuckitty dimwittery," and the like is acceptable.
I picked up a "left behind" copy of the paper on the train this morning and read this in astonishment. I don't read the WSJ much. To any regular readers, has the paper really plunged this deep into the right wing cess pool?
Original story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122714101083742715.html