A "year-end" greeting

My father, who is what I would call a “red-dog Republican”  (look it up), sent me this joke.  Normally I roll my eyes at much of the political stuff that he sends my way.  (I get all his right-wing stuff and I’m also on Moveon.org’s mailing list, so I get it from both sides.)  But I thought this was just too funny not to pass on.  I’m not making a political statement here.  I just thought it was funny.  BTW, do you know the difference between Tiger Woods and Santa Claus?  Santa stops at three hos. Now that’s funny right there.

OK, on with the joke.

I wish to offer the following “year-end” greeting to all of my Backup Central friends.


To All My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2010 but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. Not to imply that American is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.

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