Thursday, December 15, 2005

My Congressman

Congressman John D. Dingell (MI-15) recited the following poem on the floor of the US House of Representatives concerning House Resolution 579, which expressed the sense of the House of Representatives that the symbols and traditions of Christmas should be protected.

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A Bill to protect Christmas?!? Dingell should've just stood up, growled, "This is horseshit" and stormed out...but I give him credit for creativity.

4 comments:

S.W. Anderson said...

Delightful way to say, "Right back at ya!" Good way to help debunk the pathetically overhyped "war on Christmas."

Cheers!

ORF said...

Merry Xmas, Mr. Furious. Hope you manage to get happy for at least one day ;)
cheers!
orf

Mr Furious said...

Thanks, orf.

Kinda gave myself a week off from the blogosphere...does wonders for one's mood to not read anything about Bush or politics.

Merry Christmas.

Mr Furious said...

Here's the poem. I pulled it to save space on the front page...

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the House
No bills were passed 'bout which Fox News could grouse;

Tax cuts for the wealthy were passed with great cheer,
So vacations in St. Barts soon would be near;

Katrina kids were nestled all snug in motel beds,
While visions of school and home danced in their heads;

In Iraq our soldiers needed supplies and a plan,
Plus nuclear weapons were being built in Iran;

Gas prices shot up, consumer confidence fell;
Americans feared we were on a fast track to...well...

Wait--- we need a distraction--- something divisive and wily;
A fabrication straight from the mouth of O'Reilly

We can pretend that Christmas is under attack
Hold a vote to save it--- then pat ourselves on the back;

Silent Night, First Noel, Away in the Manger
Wake up Congress, they're in no danger!

This time of year we see Christmas every where we go,
From churches, to homes, to schools, and yes...even Costco;

What we have is an attempt to divide and destroy,
When this is the season to unite us with joy

At Christmas time we're taught to unite,
We don't need a made-up reason to fight

So on O'Reilly, on Hannity, on Coulter, and those right wing blogs;
You should just sit back, relax...have a few egg nogs!

'Tis the holiday season: enjoy it a pinch
With all our real problems, do we honestly need another Grinch?

So to my friends and my colleagues I say with delight,
A merry Christmas to all,

and to Bill O'Reilly...Happy Holidays.