Wednesday, December 24, 2008


It is the season for Christmas themed televisions shows. Rudolph getting to join the sleigh, Frosty being horrifically murdered by heat and de-hatting, Linus whining about pumpkins and shit, and all the new shows that aren't as good as the crappy puppet versions put together with couch cushion change fifty years ago. The UK is trying to forge it's own new traditions. No more with the Dickensian Victorian business, pantomime theatre, and wasseling, it's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with a Christmas message of love.
Merry Christmas, "bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers."

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will deliver a Christmas Day broadcast on Britain's Channel 4 television, occupying a slot used to provide an often controversial counterpoint to Queen Elizabeth II's traditional annual message, the station said Wednesday.

In his recorded message, Ahmadinejad offers seasonal greetings to Christians and says he believes that if Jesus were alive, he would "stand with the people in opposition to bullying, ill-tempered and expansionist powers," an apparent reference to the United States and its allies.
That's nice, counter-programming the Queen on Christmas with a Holocaust denier who'll have to stand on a box to reach the microphone. Fa la la la la, la la la laaaa. We, unfortunately don't get any adresses from shady criminal leaders of rouge states, what with Bush and Cheney not having recorded a thing, all we get a mostly meaningless bowl games and three hundered viewings of A Christmas Story. Where's the hate? 'Tis the season.

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