Chanukah

Another Reason to Simply Trade Out the Holiday Season for a Three-Week Orgy

Three sentences.

Bud Williams, city councilor in Springfield, Mass., stood in the court square earlier this week and participated in a holiday tradition.

“Jesus is the reason for the season,” Williams said at a Tuesday ceremony, according to MassLive.com.

His remarks wouldn’t really be notable, except that Williams was speaking at a menorah lighting ceremony, to mark the beginning of Hanukkah.

Sarah Larimer of the Washington Post tries to explain those sentences for us. Nor do we envy her the task.

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Larimer, Sarah. “‘Jesus is the reason for the season,’ politician says. At a menorah lighting ceremony for Hanukkah.” The Washington Post. 18 December 2014.

A Title in Lieu of a Really Awful Pun

Read. Chuckle. Laugh, groan, cry, rage, whatever.

Jessie Opoien of The Capital Times explains the soul-cringing punch line:

WisconsinIn an undated letter unearthed by the liberal group One Wisconsin Now during the August release of documents from the first of two John Doe investigations related to the governor, [Wisconsin Gov. Scott] Walker responded to a letter from Milwaukee attorney and chairman of the Wisconsin Center District Franklyn Gimbel.

Walker told Gimbel his office would be happy to display a menorah celebrating “The Eight Days of Chanukah” at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and asked Gimbel to have a representative from Lubavitch of Wisconsin contact Walker’s secretary, Dorothy Moore, to set it up.

The letter is signed, “Thank you again and Molotov.”

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Opoien, Jessie. “The political pitfalls of cultural crossover: Scott Walker edition”. The Capital Times. 10 December 2014.

See Also:

Walker, Scott. “Letter to Franklyn Gimbel”. (n.d.) Madison.com. 10 December 2014.