Posts Tagged ‘bahhumbug’

Police: Santa Violates City Code – Threatens Fine

The owners of the Daytona Beach store LaBosco has been warned by code enforcement police officers that if they allow Santa Claus to leave the store to walk outside, they will be fined.

The police considers the Santa Claus a form of animated sign solicitation which would be a violation of city code.

“Santa Claus is not an animated figure standing out there on the street. He’s a real person, and he’s communicating and bringing some spirit down here that we need so badly.

They want to take something away from the children. I wonder if the city is going to have a Christmas parade — maybe Santa should not be on the Christmas parade or none of this parade should happen.

It’s ridiculous. Next, they’re going to take away our freedom of speech. It’s unfair and it’s unacceptable.”
— Sheila LaBosco, LaBosco Manager

Latest report have it that police are backing down from their Santa Claus threats.

Downgrading Christmas

The UK Institute for Public Policy Research is recommending that Christmas, which cannot be obliterated, should be down-graded to promote multiculturalism.1

The report, not published yet, has raised so much dust in the UK that the IPPR is now responding and saying “no, no, no, that’s not what we said at all!” Sorta…. Try to follow this:

[…] this does not mean equivalent public holidays for all faiths – no one is asking for that. It does mean being sensitive to important cultural concerns, giving people consideration and respect, and taking measures to combat discrimination. In this respect our report is not arguing for significant change, except in intensifying efforts to narrow the inequalities in life chances that exist between black and minority ethnic groups and the national average.
Source: Rick Muir, IPPR

That’s funny… No equivalent holidays but narrowing the inequalities to combat discrimination.

Uhuh… Because Christmas is, after all, The New Evil Empire?