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To dissolve, submerge, and cause to disappear the political or governmental system in the economic system by reducing, simplifying, decentralizing and suppressing, one after another, all the wheels of this great machine, which is called the Government or the State. --Proudhon, General Idea of the Revolution

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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Holidays!

Might ought to make that "Merry Christmas," so I don't get added to O'Reilly's list of far-left, progressive secularist hate groups fighting the war on Christmas. Best wishes to everyone, and many thanks for reading my cranky posts!


Blogger Chuck Pinatubo said...

Io Saturnalia! There's a winter holiday anyone but the clenched O'Reillys can enjoy.

December 25, 2005 11:48 PM  
Blogger Sheldon Richman said...

Keep the cranky posts coming in twenty-o-six.

December 26, 2005 6:31 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

There's also something to be said for Festivus. I suspect that's what the Bushies really celebrate behind closed doors; they strike me as a family with a lot of issues that cry out for a wrestling match beneath the pole.

And you can count on it, Sheldon!

December 26, 2005 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Wild Pegasus said...

Santa gave me Studies in Mutualist Political Economy! I've been a good, if somewhat wonky, boy this year.

- Josh

December 26, 2005 1:22 PM  
Anonymous BillG (not Gates) said...

Me too!

can't wait to dig in...

December 26, 2005 7:04 PM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

I hope you both like it!

December 26, 2005 8:48 PM  
Anonymous P.M.Lawrence said...

"Might ought"? Never mind that you are a useful idiot helping the anti-Christmassers (I have trouble finding a Christmas Card these days), you don't even speak the King's English (named after a proper descriptive lexicographer, not a would be brainwasher like that prescriptive Webster fellow).

Anyway, you might like to give this card some consideration, considered as a sign of the times.

December 26, 2005 10:08 PM  
Blogger Chuck Pinatubo said...

"Might ought" might could be just the right way to say it :-)

I think that construction is unique to the Ozarks.

December 27, 2005 1:03 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Yes, we even had a descriptive lexicographer here in the Ozarks once. He had a real purty mouth, as I recall.

December 27, 2005 8:46 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Maybe I'm a geek, but I've long preferred "happy holidays" simply because it seemed to be a more accurate expression of what I meant.

Unless it is Christmas day or Christmas eve, then there's no reason to mention Christmas... there's this long period, which extends through the last two weeks of December which are "the holidays".

Happy Holidays.

December 28, 2005 7:29 AM  
Blogger Adam said...

Also, I love how Fox News pretends to be inclusive by mentioning "happy chanukah".

My Jewish friend points out that chanukah is a minor holiday for jews (Passover, Yom Kippur, Rosh Hassanah, and Simchat Torah being much bigger)

December 28, 2005 7:35 AM  
Anonymous Roderick T. Long said...

A somewhat tangential point (for lo, I am a master of somewhat tangential points) -- "Christmas" was originally not one day but a twelve-day festival (remember "The Twelve Days of Christmas"), stretching from the evening of Dec. 25th ("First Night") and the daytime of Dec. 26th ("First Day") to the evening of Jan. 5th ("Twelfth Night") and the daytime of Jan. 6th ("Twelfth Day").

January 02, 2006 10:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Carson said...

Another interesting tangent:

In this part of the country, up until the late 19th century there were still some old-time hill folk who (like the Russian Orthodox) refused to make their peace with the new-style calendar (the British dominions switched over sometime in the 1750s, I think). They still went around saying that Jan. 6 was "the real Christmas," and celebrating Easter at some wildly different time.

January 02, 2006 10:24 AM  

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