Thursday, December 8, 2011
Rome does WHAT?
"ROME TAKES DOWN UNPOPULAR CHRISTMAS TREE"
What did you think when you read that headline that was on Yahoo Tuesday evening?
Ya...you thought "even in Catholic ROME they're dissing the tree?" Who wouldn't think that?
But, it's misleading.......what Rome's complaining about is a "conical structure more reminiscent of the Egyptian obelisks that adorn the Eternal City's many historic squares than of the traditional symbol of the Christmas holiday." A picture of it is HERE. Who wouldn't take that down? :-)
Rome's mayor wants a traditional Christmas tree up instead. I guess the CHRISTMAS tree isn't actually unpopular, but it's THAT tree that's unpopular. Who'd know if they didn't click and read the story? Then, of course, some of you have heard of that idiot Lincoln Chaffee's continuance of the "Holiday Tree" term as if any other holiday's represented BY a tree? You can't make this stuff up.