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Jesus banned from this year's White House Christmas tree
Chicago Ray Blog ^ | Oct 1, 2009 | Chicago Ray blog

Posted on 10/09/2009 7:37:37 PM PDT by patriot08

Feds lift ban on 'Jesus' on Capitol Christmas tree:

This hit the net yesterday, and after the conservative net went a little ballistic and fired off some emails, letters, and phone calls, then this morning ..voila.....word comes from Chairman MaoBama's Central Government that the Jesus ban has been lifted.

The people have spoken.....Happy Birthday JESUS!!!!! Although a victory for Christmas lovers, this is a sign this years' war on the birthday of Jesus is getting ready to fire up earlier than ever.

Just one day after WND reported that rules for the 2009 Capitol Christmas Tree program prevented children from submitting decorations with themes such as 'Happy Birthday, Jesus' and 'Merry Christmas,' state and federal officials are confirming the policy has been rescinded.

WND's report came after a letter was sent by the Alliance Defense Fund to officials in Arizona who are assembling thousands of ornaments from children for the annual holiday tree that is erected in front of the White House.

The change was confirmed both by officials in Arizona who have a steering committee to run the program and from officials in the office of the Architect of the Capitol, who administer the program in Washington.

Jonathan Scruggs, litigation staff counsel for the ADF, had written a letter to officials questioning the propriety of limiting religious speech and a specific viewpoint in the decoration program.

'The First Amendment does not allow government officials to exclude schoolchildren's ornaments for the capitol's Christmas tree merely because they communicate a religious viewpoint,' he said.

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1 posted on 10/09/2009 7:37:38 PM PDT by patriot08
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

2 posted on 10/09/2009 7:38:42 PM PDT by narses ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own.")
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To: patriot08

According to BO, we’re a muzzie nation now.

3 posted on 10/09/2009 7:39:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DUDE! Where's MY Nobel Peace Prize?)
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To: patriot08

Jesus banned from Christmas. You just can’t make this stuff up.

4 posted on 10/09/2009 7:40:59 PM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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5 posted on 10/09/2009 7:44:13 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: patriot08
Just for prosperity:

Hillary Clinton’s ‘Condom’ Christmas Tree

Most people have heard the story of the Clintons’ “x-rated” tree decorations during the Christmas of 1994.

The story originated primarily from Gary Aldrich’s book, Unlimited Access. In some ways it is better and some ways worse than it is commonly remembered.

If you have not had a chance to read Mr. Aldrich’s book, or if you have forgotten the details, here are some of the more relevant excerpts from pp 101-6:

“Good Morning, Mrs. President”

… Just before Decorating Saturday, I ran into some of my old team members from the previous Christmas…

“You aren’t missing anything. You wouldn’t believe what they’re calling ‘Christmas decorations’ this year. It’s unbelievable. In fact, it’s downright disgraceful. There’s this one ornament, a clear lucite block, and inside are some old computer parts, and that’s a Christmas ornament, see?”

My other former team member chimed in, “Yeah, it’s true, and there’s all of this carved dark wood, not resembling much of anything—just sticks and twigs tied together. They look like fertility gods or something. We can’t tell.”

“Yeah, and there are pots, and carvings, some that look kind of obscene, and boxes, but nowhere can we find anything that resembles Christmas. Nowhere.”

“And have you seen Bertha?”

Yes, I had seen Bertha—big, ebony Bertha. Bertha was a statue that Hillary had selected to be placed along the public tour line. About eleven other examples of modern art were in the Jackie Kennedy Garden (the companion garden to the Rose Garden). Bertha was twice life-size and was very naked. In addition, Bertha had enormous buttocks, far out of proportion to the rest of her body.

That is why the permanent White House staff named her Bertha, which was short for “Bertha’s Big Butt.” This is what the first lady considered appropriate for the eyes of the thousands and thousands of visitors who daily toured the White House—Bertha’s Big Butt…

Fast forward to one year later. Again I was asked to help decorate White House. I didn’t get it. There wasn’t much to do. The Clintons didn’t like tinsel—not one tree had any tinsel—nor was there any snow, nor did there seem to be much for decorators to do…

Perhaps Hillary didn’t trust us. She had, in fact, “hired” some volunteers of her own. While in New York, Hillary had seen an office she thought was well-decorated. She ordered the staff to find the decorators and bring them down.

The permanent White House staff wasn’t wild about this idea, but, after all, it was the first lady’s show, and everyone understood that it would be done the way Hillary Clinton wanted it done…

The GSA, the Park Service, and the Residence maintenance staff had erected all the trees. Some staff were on high ladders, hanging evergreen garlands. We gathered around folding tables to unpack the ornament boxes.

It took about ten seconds to get the first reaction. “What in the world?”

Then another. “What the hell?”

Then another. “Look at this thing! What is it?”

“Hillary’s ornaments is what!”

From one end of the hall to the other, about forty people were picking up these “things,” staring at them, turning them around, trying to figure them out or stifle their embarrassed laughter. I turned to one of my team members. “What are these things?”

“I heard the theme is The Twelve Days of Christmas, as interpreted by art students from around the country. Hillary sent a letter out just two months ago, really late actually, asking budding artists to send in an interpretation of The Twelve Days of Christmas, and this is what they came up with.”

I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. “This stuff is just childish garbage! We can’t hang this stuff on any White House Christmas tree! This is a bad joke.”

“Gary, the orders from the First Lady’s Office are to hang these. It’s what she wants, so we have to hang them. Anyway, many of them are from ‘blue ribbon’ art schools, as designated by the Secretary of Education. The whole administration has a stake in this.”

“Well, if this is blue ribbon, then we’re in serious trouble, educationally.” I pulled out one ornament that was five real onion rings (five golden rings) glued to a white styrofoam tray, with a hook attached to the back so it could be hung. But where? Maybe in Clinton’s bedroom so he could rip off a midnight snack?

I was disgusted, but some of it was actually pretty funny.

“Gary, come here, look at this!” It was a mobile of twelve lords a-leaping. They were leaping all right. The ornament consisted of tiny clay male figurines. Each was naked and had a large erection. My friend said, “Whoops!” and he dropped it on the floor. Then, “Oh, no,” as he stomped on it. He joked, “Man, I hope I don’t get in trouble with Hillary for that!”

Some of the ornaments were silly and some were dangerous, like the crack pipes hung on a string. We couldn’t figure out what crack pipes had to do with Christmas no matter how hard we tried, so threw them back in the box. Some ornaments were constructed of various drug paraphernalia, like syringes, heroin spoons, or roach clips, which are colorful devices sometimes adorned with bird feather and used to hold marijuana joints.

Two turtle doves became two figurines that had the shells of turtles but the heads of birds; there were many of these. Four calling birds were—you guessed it—birds with a telephone, and there were at two miniature phone booths with four birds inside using the telephone. There was a partridge in a pear, without the tree—a clay pear with a partridge head sticking out of it. Three French hens were French kissing in a menage a trois. So many of the ornaments didn’t celebrate Christmas as much at they celebrated sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Several of the birds had dark glasses and were blowing saxophones…

I went over to one of the tables I hadn’t looked at yet. What’s this? Of course. Two turtle doves, but they didn’t have shells this time—they were joined together in an act of bird fornication.

I picked up another ornament that was supposed to illustrate five golden rings. One of the male florist volunteers grabbed my arm and laughed and laughed…

I was holding were sex toys known as “cock rings”—and they had nothing to do with chickens.

Another mystery ornament was the gingerbread man. How did he fit into The Twelve Days of Christmas? Then I got it. There were five small, gold rings I hadn’t seen at first: one in his ear, one in his nose, one through his nipple, one through his belly button, and, of course, the ever-popular cock ring.

I couldn’t believe the disrespect that these ornaments represented. Many of the artists invited to make and send something to hang on the tree must have had nothing but disgust, hatred, and disrespect for the White House and the citizens of this country, a disgust obviously encouraged by the first lady in the name of artistic freedom…

Here was another five golden rings ornament—five gold-wrapped condoms. I threw it in the trash. There were other condom ornaments, some still in the wrapper, some not. Two sets had been “blown” into balloons and tied to small trees. I wasn’t sure what the connection was to The Twelve Days of Christmas. Condoms in a pear tree? …

Hillary’s social secretary, Ann Stock, came down, carefully looked at the tree and its decorations and pronounced it “perfect” and “delightful.” …

Lovely, no?

So “uplifting.”

6 posted on 10/09/2009 7:50:35 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Indy Pendance
Link didn't take Hillary Clinton’s ‘Condom’ Christmas Tree
7 posted on 10/09/2009 7:52:14 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Live Free Or Die)
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To: martin_fierro

They are wearing me down Martin....

8 posted on 10/09/2009 7:53:14 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: Huck

Jesus is going to ban O’Thuga from the White House. It belongs to Him.

9 posted on 10/09/2009 8:08:28 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberalism is the politics of EVIL whose time of judgment has come.)
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To: Indy Pendance

Thanks for posting.
That’s disgusting. What a bunch of perverts.

10 posted on 10/09/2009 8:10:42 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: mojo114

That’s what they’re counting on, don’t give up or give in!

11 posted on 10/09/2009 8:23:59 PM PDT by Indy Pendance (Live Free Or Die)
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To: patriot08
Are you telling me that I will not see whimsical videos of a Barney like romping through the people's house with a camera photographing the wonderful Christmas displays adorning our White House put up by our First Lady?
12 posted on 10/09/2009 8:29:37 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: patriot08

Jesus won’t be there; Obama will be taking His place.

13 posted on 10/09/2009 8:36:57 PM PDT by mukraker
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To: patriot08

Misleading headline? Looks like Jesus got reinstated.

14 posted on 10/09/2009 8:45:19 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: patriot08

Will we see another gay gingerbread man on the tree this year?

15 posted on 10/09/2009 8:53:56 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: Huck

I know, I was just thinking that. Whose birthday do they think Christmas is, anyway?

16 posted on 10/09/2009 9:11:19 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: patriot08

Has anyone ever had a quote from Obama where he says that “Jesus Christ is his lord and savior”? Or, any quote where he says that Islam is a false religion and that he rejects Mohamad?

17 posted on 10/09/2009 9:13:26 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (There is no "O" in Transparency.)
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To: DarthVader

Amen, DarthVader. I am in agreement with your statement.

18 posted on 10/09/2009 9:14:35 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Islam Obama is a religion of peace!
19 posted on 10/09/2009 9:16:18 PM PDT by airborne (The Tree of Liberty must, from time to time, be fed with the blood of tyrants and patriots!)
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To: Marysecretary

We’ve definitely gone down the rabbit hole.

20 posted on 10/09/2009 9:18:01 PM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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