John Stossel and PLYMCO_PILGRIM agree on Christmas

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  1. PLYMCO_PILGRIM
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    He sounds about exactly how I think in regards to the whole Merry Christmas/Happy holidays thing in public.

    Skip up to 1:45 if you want to see exactly how I feel. He also gives the situation in which I personally say Merry Christams to a retail associate instead of Happy Holidays

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeI5CraQfU0[/ame]



    :clap2: For John Stossel's common sense :clap2:

    Full Transcript (Excerpt i'm referring to below)

    STOSSEL: Except sometimes they do say, "Merry Christmas," but some customers complain that it wasn't being said enough.

    O'REILLY: Enough.

    STOSSEL: But that's the beauty of the free market. If you don't like their presentation — some of these companies are more sensitive about wanting to appeal to non-Christians — the market will sort it out. If you don't like it, you won't go there. If enough people don't like it, they'll lose business and probably change their policy.

    O'REILLY: Now, as a libertarian, you don't really care whether people say, "Merry Christmas."

    STOSSEL: I do not care.

    O'REILLY: So you walk in and somebody goes, "Happy Holidays," that doesn't bother you at all?

    STOSSEL: Doesn't bother me.

    O'REILLY: Do you say, "Happy Holidays" back, or do you say "Merry Christmas"?

    STOSSEL: Sometimes I say "Merry Christmas," just to — if I think they're being politically correct, I say, "Merry Christmas"...

    O'REILLY: Just to annoy them.

    STOSSEL: ...just to annoy them.

    O'REILLY: OK, that's the kind of guy you are.

    STOSSEL: Yes.
     
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    Some of us can't play streaming media at work. What does he say?
     
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    He said that it's up to the business to decide if they want employees to say "Merry Christmas" or not.

    And he's right....Again.
     
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    Guessing here: Something about using "Merry Christmas" as a challenge?
     
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    Why is that surprising, Stossel is a wingnut.
     
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    You don't even know what he said, do you?
     
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    :lol: No.
     
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    This just is more proof how pointless O'Reilly is.

    Who gives a flying motherfuck if a company says "Merry Christmas"???

    Do you really think that someone who wants a great deal on a new TV and finds it for $100 less at Best Buy...but then upon checking out, the cashier says "Happy Holidays"...is there ANYONE who would void the transaction and walk out of the store?

    If that person exists...they are a perfect person to watch O'Reilly.
     
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    It wasn't so much about the Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays....what it was about with O'Reilly, was the P/C movement that was storming the country at the time.
     
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    That is true...but is it really appropriate or necessary for a Jewish sales representative to say "Merry Christmas" to a Jewish customer?

    I would have a problem with the government (local, state, or federal) making laws that ban companies from saying "Merry Christmas"...but I have no problem if a company has a written or unwritten policy that the term "Happy Holidays" be used by their employees. O'Reilly should be able to understand this. A company may choose to do this for the simple fact that all of there customers may not be Christians...I see no problem with this and I am not offended by it either way.
     
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