It appears that, along with Bill O’Reilly, the Right Wingnut organization, American Family Association, is threatening boycotts and complaining because some companies are using "Happy Holidays" in their advertising instead of "Merry Christmas." I mean why should we acknowledge Hanukkah, after all Judaism isn’t a real religion. (Said rhetorically).
Get a grip. Here’s what I don’t understand. I could care less about whether or not someone says Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas. I don’t go to the store to get grated. I do appreciate any greeting at all, but don’t care what it is so long as it is polite.
If these goof-balls really gave a shit about observing the holiday, the real issue would be forcing these stores to actually close in observance of the holiday so their employees can enjoy one day off each year. This has long been an issue with me. I mean really, is the U.S. economy in such dire straits that retail establishments can’t take two days out of 365 to be closed? (Thanksgiving Day and Christmas).
So, maybe I’m a bit of a wingnut too, but if this group wants me to support their boycott, make the issue something is meaningful.