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typical 'joke' forward, pissing me off

To All My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere. Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
To My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

Re: typical 'joke' forward, pissing me off

  • Oh and let me enumerate the ways it pisses me off, firstly it assumes that all Republicans do not care about accepting diversity and that they are neither non-Christian, environmentally conscious, or gay/pro-gay. It also assumes that no democrats are Christians.
  • I agree the targeting of Democrats in this email is wrong but I have to admit I feel the body of what was said is what it is happening these days in an effort for everyone to be politically correct.

     

  • That joke just threw me into a fit of PTSD.  My mom is SO on the "war on Christmas" bandwagon that the other day she flew off the handle about the many holiday displays in my hometown and asked "how come we can't have a "white" holiday"? Indifferent

    She has gone from socially liberal, fiscally conservative republican to straight up Rush-quoting bigot in the last 8 years.  Let's just say my "winter solstice holiday" sucked eggs.

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    I am a runner, knitter, scientist, DE-IVF veteran, and stage III colon cancer survivor.
  • It's a joke. I laughed.
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    To All My Democrat Friends:
    Please accept with noobligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentallyconscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive,gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practicedwithin the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion ofyour choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for thereligious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or theirchoice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I alsowish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medicallyuncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally acceptedcalendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars ofchoice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helpedmake America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greaterthan any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age,physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
    To My Republican Friends:
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    I actually thought the first part was kind of funny but the end left me rolling my eyes. It would have been funnier if it had left off the last "To my Republican friends" part and been more a poke at political correctness than a partisan thing.?
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  • jess, those are good reasons for being mad at it! I think its supposed to be making fun of democrats though. I dunno - over-pc-ness always cracks me up, but so does under-pc-ness - or rather, people's "goals" to be less PC. I feel like this is a joke my mom (a closed-minded rep) would forward, only to not realize its also kind of making fun of her close-minded self.

     

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    image jessawakawaii:

    To All My Democrat Friends:
    Please accept with noobligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentallyconscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive,gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practicedwithin the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion ofyour choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for thereligious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or theirchoice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I alsowish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medicallyuncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally acceptedcalendar year 2009, but not without due respect for the calendars ofchoice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helpedmake America great. Not to imply that America is necessarily greaterthan any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age,physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.
    To My Republican Friends:
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

     

    I actually thought the first part was kind of funny but the end left me rolling my eyes. It would have been funnier if it had left off the last "To my Republican friends" part and been more a poke at political correctness than a partisan thing.

    See, if I were sending it, I'd make the first part "To my NYU friends" and the last part, "To everyone else". :)

    To add to why that would be funny with my circle of friends: my first "Merry Christmas" text message was from one of my friends from high school... who's Hindu and living in India with extended family who are also Hindu.  Clearly she's spent more of her life in Indiana than India. :)

    Plus, NYU jokes never get old. 

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