03. December 2004 · Comments Off on Michelle’s “Lump of Coal” Campaign · Categories: General, General Nonsense, Stupidity

Michelle Malkin (and others) reports on Denver’s decision not to allow a church group in its “Parade of Lights” this “holiday season” (in years past, this would have been known as a CHRISTMAS PARADE!!!!). Might offend, you know.

Michelle writes:

I am hereby launching the Lump of Coal campaign. Later today, I will box up a lump of charcoal, mark the package “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” and send it to the Denver Mayor in protest of his idiotic policy. Please join me in doing the same (and if you take a photo of your creatively designed package, I will link/post).

The Mayor’s address is at Michelle’s website.

A closer reading of the DenverChannel article makes me want to post a couple of clarifications:

  1. It’s not the mayor who is keeping the group from participating, it’s the parade “organizers.” I guess Michelle is doing this lump of coal thing because of the mayor’s decision (since rescinded) to replace “Merry Christmas” with “Happy Holidays” on the city building (maybe on a banner?).
  2. This decision to ban this group appears to be consistent with policy from years past in Denver:

    “Our policy, which we have applied consistently for years, is to not include religious or political messages in the parade –in the interest of not excluding any group,” said Jim Basey, the president of the Downtown Denver Partnership.

    Orwell is spinning in his grave! “We won’t include because we don’t want to exclude.”

Anyway, maybe it’s premature to send the lumps of coal. Or maybe the mayor is the wrong gift recipient. Or maybe we can let the good people of Denver (there must be a few sane ones) deal with this.

… or maybe it’s time for me to go to bed.

— one more update (before going to bed):
I decided to change the title: Was previously “Send a Lump of Coal to Denver’s Mayor” — I guess I’m not on that bandwagon anymore. Sorry , Michelle.

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