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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-12 03:32 AM
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The war on gingerbread men.
Ordinarily, I would say gingerbread persons, or gingerbread Americans :P, but, in this case, neither term would be accurate.

School reverses gingerbread man ban

Published: Dec. 9, 2012 at 1:36 PM

LAXA, Sweden, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Swedish elementary school has reversed its decision not to allow gingerbread men in its annual Lucia celebration, calling the whole ordeal a misunderstanding.

Students at the school in Laxa, central Sweden, were disappointed that they would not be able to dress up as gingerbread men in the annual celebration meant to honor Catholic St. Lucy on Dec. 13, and so were their parents, including one who saw a racist undercurrent in the decision, The reported.

"I said, well then my son won't participate. He won't support some Ku Klux Klan procession -- because that's what it looks like when they all come in with white hoods and white dresses," said Jenny Simic, whose 10-year-old son Mio was told by a teacher he could not be a gingerbread man. "We are talking about children here. If everyone wants to dress up as Lucia or as gnomes, then let them."

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"Ordeal?" Anyone who thinks this is an ordeal must have had a very easy life.

Okay, who needs more proof that people all over the world are certifiably insane around the issue of holidays?

Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-12 08:31 AM
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1. I'm not Bueller but this is proof enough for me.
That and the Fox "News" imaginary war on Christmas.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-11-12 11:59 AM
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2. Jon Stewart did a great bit on the war on Christmas recently.
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