Our illustrious senator from Oklahoma, Jim Inhofe, is in the news again. This time for denying parade watchers the thrill of seeing him ride down the street and merrily waving to all his constituents. "Why," cried the masses, "are we being deprived of this honor?" Well, it seems that ol' Jim is miffed that the organizers of the parade are no longer calling it the Christmas Parade of Lights, but have switched to the more neutral Holiday Parade of Lights.
Hold it, hold it. I don't want to hear all the arguments about it being Christ's birthday and how we're all going to hell because so many have dropped the Christ from Christmas. Let's not go there, okay? The point is, the parade is made up of volunteers, working on their own time, using none of the city's monies, and are under no obligation whatsoever to call it the Christmas parade. It's their parade! They can call it the Ebeneezer Scrooge Parade if they want. You don't like it? Don't go. Simple as that. Stay home. Watch any number of parades on the TV. Or better yet, start your own parade.
Course you could miss seeing Mr. Inhofe if he changes his mind, there's that.
Psst. Jimbo, did you see the piece in today's Tulsa World about how 2010 is going to be one of the hottest years in history with unprecedented glacier melt in Greenland, record temperatures in Russia, major floods in Pakistan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia? No such thing as climate change Senator? It's all a big fraud, right? Ho, ho, ho.