amNewYork Letters to the Editor
There are other holidays besides Christmas
I have a message for all of those holier-than-thou types who are offended by the greeting Happy Holidays in place of Merry Christmas: Guess what? There are other holidays this time of the year besides Christmas. Thanksgiving and New Years are celebrated by everyone, African-Americans celebrate Kwanzaa, Jews celebrate Hanukkah, Wiccans celebrate the Winter Solstice, and atheists have their own holiday called Humanlight. Christians need to recognize that they do not own the season.
Dennis Middlebrooks, Brooklyn
No election to fill Joe Bidens senate seat?
Re Biden Aide Chosen to Succeed Senate Seat, Nov. 25: The story concerning Vice President elect Joseph Biden, who was also on the ballot in Delaware for re-election to the United States Senate, was insightful. Why the need to run for two public offices at once? Did Sen. lack faith in fellow Sen. Barack Obamas ability to win the presidency? As a result, when assuming the office of vice president on Jan. 20, 2009, his old senate seat will become vacant. There will be no special election to fill the seat. Just like the old career politicians who play in the smoke-filled back room political clubhouses, the Democratic governor of Delaware rather than voters selected Bidens replacement. Is this an example of the change we have been promised by the new team of Obama-Biden? Sounds more like the same old game with some new faces to me.
Larry Penner, Great Neck