Wednesday, December 12, 2007


What a difference a year makes. Last year, we had almost no snow in December. This year, it's all-snow, all-the-time. We've got 20 inches of snow on the ground right now.

I never cease to be amazed by the ability of people in Wisconsin to deal with snow. We had 6 inches of snow yesterday, but everything went on as normal. Both kids went to school. Both parents went to work. Back in DC, 6 inches of snow would have stopped all activities for at least a day.

We are off to the Capitol building today to look at the CHRISTMAS TREE. I put that in all caps because there is a group here who wants to call it the 'holiday tree.' And they are making it a big issue. I'm all for respect for all religions and would welcome any other symbols in the Capitol or anywhere.

But making an issue out of what to call something makes me a little crazy. Our world has so many REAL problems, can we just ignore some of these little ones? Sure, maybe it isn't the most politically correct thing in the world - but is it really hurting anyone?


Bridgett said...

Changing the name does not change the symbol. all it does is polarize folks. If it were, say, a nativity scene, I could see the problem. But a christmas tree is a cultural symbol. There are many folks who have trees in their houses even though they couldn't recite the Apostle's Creed.

Jennifer said...

They approve of a Holiday tree, but not a Christmas tree? Hmm. I can understand people not wanting a tree in the Capitol building. It may be "too pc", but I can understand. But, being ok with a tree as long as it isn't called a Christmas tree just doesn't make sense. (At least not to me!)