Wednesday, December 13, 2006
news- why are we decorating airports?
i followed this story with a bit of interest- mainly because i was wondering when o'reilly was going to weigh in with his 'war on christmas' bullshit. i have been a bit disappointed that he hasn't. oh- not that he hasn't started it up again- just that he didn't have anything to say on this one as far as i can tell. probably because the flap was coming from brothers-in-arms- so to speak. the bigger issue for me is- why are we decorating an airport to start with? why do we feel that we have to decorate offices and public places? i can't remember the last time main street in binghamton was decorated for oh- say columbus day. why do we decorate at all? these are functional buildings- and i personally feel that decorating your own home- if you choose to- is quite enough. the other thing is- at this time of year- there are two major religions celebrating something- and probably a few minor ones. you don't get to pick which one you decorate for- in america under the constitution- simply based on your religion. christmas for the christians and chanukah for the jewish folks. i don't really know that there are decorations per se for kwanzaa and celebrating the winter solstice- but that should be taken into consideration. otherwise- don't decorate.