Sunday, December 19, 2010


While I'm at it-- grumping, that is--  what is the deal with this??

"European Commission criticised for omitting Christmas on EU school diary."

The European Commission has come under fire for producing more than three million copies of an EU diary for secondary schools which contains no reference to Christmas but includes Jewish, Hindu, Sikh and Muslim festivities. 
And then further on in the story, this:

A commission spokesman described the diary as a "blunder" and said that in the interests of political correctness there would no references to any religious festivals in future editions.

"We're sorry about it, and we'll correct that in next edition. Religious holidays may not be mentioned at all to avoid any controversy," he said. 

A mere "blunder", eh?  Yeah, sure.