NPR's Nina Totenberg deserves some kind of an award for this one.
Yesterday on the radio show, I expressed the prevailing sentiment amongst Christians regarding the so-called "War on Christmas." If someone doesn't want to celebrate Christmas (remember, some Christians don't celebrate it for a number of reasons), that is their prerogative.
The angst many of us feel about the War on Christmas is more about the inherent stupidity in this latest manifestation of political correctness. People are excluded from things all the time. I'm excluded from Hanukah celebrations, but I don't mind if people celebrate them. I'm excluded from fashion shows, but I don't mind if people have them.
The attempt to remove Christmas from the Christmas season is absurd and totally unnecessary. It wars against the intellect to believe that we are somehow more enlightened when we go around pretending that the "holiday" the season is celebrating is not Christmas. It's just.well.dumb.
On the heels of that discussion comes this remarkably idiotic clarification offered by NPR reporter Nina Totenberg on the program Inside Washington:
Well, these agencies, including the Defense Department, don't know how much money they've got and for what. And I was at - forgive the expression - a Christmas party at the Department of Justice and people actually were really worried about this.
Forgive the expression? What in the world does that mean? Was it a Christmas party? If so, it's not an expression...it's what it is.
Those who think that the left's obsession with political correctness makes them more sophisticated or intellectual are as batty as they are. This is about as loony as it gets...forgive the expression.