April 14, 2006

The War on Easter

Yep, according to O'Lielly there is one.

It's on.

I remember back in December 2004 when the Right first started making big noises about the "War on Christmas" Atrios joked about a "War on Easter," but in Bushy's America satire and reality (and lies and truth) are interchangable.

Soj at Daily KOS points out that in O'Falafel's ridiculous story on "God under attack in America" the fine folks at FOX News used the "religious" icons of the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus to illustrate his point:


Yeah, nothing says Christianity so much as a pagan fertility symbol and a giant elf.

And speaking of weird use of symbols, when I was a kid our Easter candy came from the Easter Bunny by way of Gene & Boots (yummy!).

Aside from their chocolate bunnies,

and lambs,

and ducks,

we would get chocolate crosses.

Now if you were Jesus, wouldn't you at least have a "What's up with that?" about the instrument of your death being represented in yummy chocolate and gobbled up by little kiddies?

I swear one year my little brother got a chocolate gun, but maybe I'm misremembering.

Anyway, I think Jesus would prefer the Peeps (just not these ones).


Sherry Pasquarello said...

you can buy just about anything made of chocolate, so i bet they make chocolate guns. funny, we used to get chocolate crosses in our easter basket and irony of it totally escaped me as a kid, now tho, yeah, you are right!
i have a friend that is a peeps gourmet. he insists you have to poke open a hole in the packaging to let the peeps "mellow". ( i say, get crusty!)
ah, me, i'll take the pagan bunnies and eggs made of chocolate(or just about anything else made of chocolate)
war on easter? hey, can we get a chocolate loofah for o'rielly?
a chocolate brain for the prez, a marshmallow quail for cheney(or a chocolate soul???)

Mark Rauterkus said...

My son told a South Side merchant of chocolate that this year she should have come out with Rothless-bunnies with the #7 and a helmet.

Shawn said...

Actually, that's a pretty good idea.

It's not too late for the Fourth, though. Howabout Big Ben Roman Candles?