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Politically Correct at Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
Vertically Challenged," they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the North Pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.

And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
Were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his sleigh;
The ruts were termed dangerous by the E.P.A.
And people had started to call for the cops
When they heard sled noises on their roof-tops.

Second-hand smoke from his pipe had his workers quite frightened. His
fur trimmed red suit was called "Unenlightened."

And to show you the strangeness of life's ebbs and flows: Rudolf was
suing over unauthorized use of his nose And had gone on Geraldo, in
front of the nation, Demanding millions in over-due compensation.

And Mrs Santa Claus left, Santa's dear wife
Who suddenly said she'd had enough of this life,
Joined a self-help group, packed, and left in a whiz, Demanding that
from now on her title was Ms.

And as for the gifts, why, he'd ne'er had a notion
That making a choice could cause so much commotion.

Nothing of leather, nothing of fur,
Which meant nothing for him. And nothing for her.
Nothing that might be construed to pollute.
Nothing to aim. Nothing to shoot.

Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls. Or just for the boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific.
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacific.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish a truth.
And fairy tales, while not yet forbidden,
Were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden.
For they raised the hackles of those psychological
Who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.
No baseball, no football... someone could get hurt;
Besides, playing sports exposed kids to dirt.

Dolls were said to be sexist, and should be passe;
Nintendo and Gameboy would rot your brain away.
So Santa just stood there, disheveled, perplexed;
He just could not figure out what to do next.
He tried to be merry, tried to be gay,
But you've got to be careful with that word today.)

His sack was quite empty, limp to the ground;
Nothing fully acceptable was to be found.
Something special was needed, a gift that he might
Give to all without angering the left or the right.

A gift that would satisfy, with no indecision,
Each group of people, every religion;
Every ethnicity, every hue,
Everyone, everywhere... even you.
So here is that gift, its price beyond worth..."

May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on earth...!"
post #2 of 8
LOL. Being a member of a Protestant/Catholic/Jewish/Moslem/Buddhist/Shinto/LDS/Native American/Black Muslim family, I restrict myself to "Happy Holidays!"
post #3 of 8
Knowing people from all types of backgrounds, I too restrict myself to Happy Holidays.
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post #5 of 8
"Have a safe and happy holiday" is what we're using at work. If a customer says "Merry Christmas" we are free to return it, though.

I, for one, am tired of political correctness. I'm going to put on my leather boots, grill up a steak, pour a shot of Jack Daniels, fire up a cigarette and do some target practicing, with my handgun. Is there anyone else that I can p!$$ off?
post #6 of 8
That's hillarious! I had to pass that along!
post #7 of 8
This reminds me of a book I read entitled "Politically Correct Fairy Tales" by Garner (not sure about the author's name). It was funny but it took out the magic of the stories.
I guess, I really don't care much about this politically correct business.
post #8 of 8
That's a hoot! And, I might add, one I haven't seen before. It's even now in a new email message, waiting for the morrow on which I may again have a brain cell or two with which to decide who it needs to go to. (Long Day; time for bed.)
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