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December 5th, 2005

No Buddhas, please, we're Americans...

I just heard this amazing story from the lovely lady who cuts my hair: She lives on (what I assume is) a typical middle-class suburban street in the west end of the valley. One of her neighbors recently redid their landscaping, and they added an attractive pond with a happy Buddha statue.

The neighbors were all scandalized.

Recently, this same house put up Christmas decorations, and one of them included a large glass ball. The ball was smashed almost as soon as it went up, and everyone in the neighborhood thinks it was in retaliation for adding a Buddha statue to their pond decorations.

And this is good ol' liberal blue-state California. Is this country in trouble or what? I give us 30 years, tops.