Saturday, December 24, 2005

Merry Chirstmas

2000 years ago, a child was born to a young couple traveling to Jerusalem to register for the census. The birth itself was unexceptional, but the child was anything but ordinary. The fact that we celebrate this day 2000 years later is a testament to the lasting impact of the life of that child born amongst the livestock.

Whether you celebrate the holiday for its religious aspects, for its more secular interpretations, or just watch everyone else celebrate, I wish you well on Christmas Day 2005.

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Even in a little town like mine, the Wake Up Wal-Mart bozos are posting flyers. Unlike most bigger cities, however, there is not much in the way of alternatives to Wal-Mart (even if I wanted to follow). We have a K-mart and a brand new Home Depot; there is no Target, no Fred Mayer, no department stores (the nearest mall is 30 miles away). Of course, the people protesting Wal-Mart are probably well-off liberals who can afford to travel off the island; the rest of us (including the large military population) are happy that Wal-Mart is here. This area has a lot of not terribly wealthy people who appreciate the low prices and selection that Wal-Mart offers, and those who don't like Wal-Mart are free to shop elsewhere.

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