It’s been quite a week for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He went from signing a bill to defend Christmas in Texas’ public schools to vetoing one that would have defended women’s right to equal pay, a state version of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Forty-two other states have these equal-pay laws.
So Perry chose to address an imaginary problem and ignore a very real one. Is he still on those pain meds for his back?
We can all sleep better at night now, people, especially if you live in Texas. Gov. Rick Perry has solved a terrible problem.
It’s now okay to say “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools. Also, you can display symbols of Christmas if you have symbols of more than one religion or just one religion (guess which one!) and a secular symbol.
So look for Frosty the Snowman joining the Three Wise Men in the manger. Perhaps Frosty will be holding a menorah.
While we’ve all been busy laughing at the House Republicans, Sarah Palin has posted a message on her PAC site wishing you a Merry Christmas. Actually more than wishing, more like insisting. Even if you’re Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, atheist:
“My family and I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I offer this to all because Christmas is a holiday for all, whether you are a Christian believer or not.
No, moron, Christmas is a holiday for those who celebrate the birth of Christ and believe him to be the son of God. If you look really hard, you’ll notice the word “Christ” right there in the word Christmas. It’s kind of a big clue whom Christmas is for.