The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Hitch At His Curmudgeonly Best

In Slate, on the annual tradition of having Christmas crammed down his throat:

No believer in the First Amendment could go that far. But there are millions of well-appointed buildings all across the United States, most of them tax-exempt and some of them receiving state subventions, where anyone can go at any time and celebrate miraculous births and pregnant virgins all day and all night if they so desire. These places are known as "churches," and they can also force passersby to look at the displays and billboards they erect and to give ear to the bells that they ring. In addition, they can count on numberless radio and TV stations to beam their stuff all through the ether. If this is not sufficient, then god damn them. God damn them everyone.

The title is Bah, Humbug: The horrors of December in a one-party state.


  • The Life Aquatic was fantastic.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 11:08 AM  

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