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War On Christmas Air Rage—New York Plane Passenger Loses It On Being Wished Merry Christmas
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December 26, 2014, 06:13 AM
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In 2005, Ann Coulter was interviewed by the New York Observer and gave this characteristic War On Christmas quote (which Media Matters disapproved of)
"Oh, it was so much fun this year, because saying `Merry Christmas` is like saying `F—k you!` I`ve said it to everyone. You know, cab drivers, passing people on the street, whatever. And they come up with the `Happy holidays.`

"`Merry Christmas.` I mean, it really is an aggressive act in New York."

Well, one New Yorker seems to have agreed with her, and his behavior got him thrown off his plane to Dallas:
Plane Passenger Tossed after Flipping Out Over Staff’s ‘Merry Christmas’ New York Post, December 25, 2014

By Michael Liss, Daniel Prendergast and Philip Messing

Bah, humbug!

A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.

The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.

The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”

The agent replied, “Well, what should I say then?”

“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man shouted before brushing past her.

Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw.

“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.

The crew tried to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them.

He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.  [More]