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Festivus pole added to nativity scene
upi ^ | Dec. 9, 2012

Posted on 12/09/2012 11:53:06 AM PST by JoeProBono

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.,- This year, a Nativity scene in Deerfield Beach, Fla., features a "Festivus pole" made of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans, as well as a Menorah.

The pole, a reference to the Dec. 23 atheist "holiday" that became a pop culture hit after being featured in a "Seinfeld" episode, was installed Thursday by activist blogger Chaz Stevens, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Stevens said he had been trying to get the city to remove the Nativity scene for five years, and this year he decided to ask for space to express his own beliefs.

"It's just 23 beer cans stacked 8 feet high and conveniently located 6 feet from Baby Jesus," said Stevens.

"Think of how many people have died over the years to give us our freedoms," Stevens said. "So I've got to push back a little."


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1 posted on 12/09/2012 11:53:11 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

1) Dancing Around the Festivus Pole
2) The Airing Of The Grievances
3) The Feats of Strength.

Festivus. The holiday for the rest of us.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 11:57:52 AM PST by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: JoeProBono

>>”Think of how many people have died over the years to give us our freedoms,” Stevens said.

And so very, very few of them were liberal candy-asses who think they are striking a blow for freedom by making pole out of beer cans.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 12:11:18 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: ichabod1

the rest of whom?


4 posted on 12/09/2012 12:12:06 PM PST by brivette
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To: brivette

“the rest of whom?”

You have to actually have a sense of humor to know.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 12:22:20 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: JoeProBono
The pole, a reference to the Dec. 23 atheist "holiday" that became a pop culture hit after being featured in a "Seinfeld" episode

It isn't really an atheist holiday. It is mostly a joke people make when they are sick of all the Christmas specials, crazy lines at stores, and Christmas music every where.

6 posted on 12/09/2012 12:22:23 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

“...It is mostly a joke people make when they are sick of all the Christmas specials...”

It’s more about mocking Kwanzaa, the made up holiday.

I personally look forward to the Sun reaching its southernmost declination.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: JoeProBono

“Stevens said he had been trying to get the city to remove the Nativity scene for five years, and this year he decided to ask for space to express his own beliefs.”

Way to be a little attention whore. You degrade an innocent Nativity scene and take the fun out of a classic TV episode by warping your militant atheistic nonsense all over it.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 12:28:44 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: JoeProBono

I just spent four hours tagging along with the GF shopping. I’m so disgusted with “Christmas” I could puke.

The best part of all of it was discovering a feral cat colony behind one of the stores.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 12:30:03 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Born to Conserve

can I borrow yours?


10 posted on 12/09/2012 12:30:17 PM PST by brivette
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To: JoeProBono
Heretics! It's not a true Festivus pole.

Snip -

The holiday's celebration, as it was shown on Seinfeld, included an unadorned aluminum “Festivus pole”...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus

This one is just a stack of beer cans, not in the true spirit of Festivus. Even it's getting to commercialized.

11 posted on 12/09/2012 12:33:22 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: JoeProBono
Pabst cans? LOL....Really? Has this guy no taste?


12 posted on 12/09/2012 12:36:24 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: JoeProBono
...was installed Thursday by activist blogger Chaz Stevens...

Chaz? Chaz? Hmmmmmm. Where have I heard that before?

13 posted on 12/09/2012 12:39:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: ichabod1
The *list of grievances* begins.


14 posted on 12/09/2012 12:42:00 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: JoeProBono

These are his “own beliefs”.

It’s like saying that your girlfriend was someone you saw every week on television.

It’s that kind of a relationship.

He’s a bigot and needs to be branded as such.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 12:57:50 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: VanDeKoik
You degrade an innocent Nativity scene and take the fun out of a classic TV episode by warping your militant atheistic nonsense all over it.

He's a festivus bully.

16 posted on 12/09/2012 12:59:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: VanDeKoik

He's a festivus bully.

17 posted on 12/09/2012 1:00:38 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: JoeProBono

The number one goal is to destroy America.

They knew that Americans are strong and independent-minded and that in order to destroy our nation, they must first destroy our culture.

Thus the “anti-establishment” movement.

This included an all out attack on the predominant religion in America: Christianity.


18 posted on 12/09/2012 1:19:52 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: ichabod1

Would you please move your pole another 20 feet away from the Manger.

Thank you.


19 posted on 12/09/2012 1:19:52 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: VanDeKoik

Yep.

Another latent yet blatant attack on Christianity.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 1:21:18 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Daffynition

21 posted on 12/09/2012 1:40:52 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bryanw92

And not even GOOD beer.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 1:44:21 PM PST by A_perfect_lady (Great nations are born stoic and die epicurean. -Will Durant)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t think they intended the irony but it is thick.


23 posted on 12/09/2012 1:49:26 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

If he really is an atheist, shouldn’t he put nothing up since he believes in nothing?


24 posted on 12/09/2012 1:57:47 PM PST by Smittie
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To: JoeProBono

Geez Joe, you’re going to hack off the devout!!
Quick, find the tissues!


25 posted on 12/09/2012 2:14:09 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: mnehring

Festivus is just as legit as Kwanzaa.


26 posted on 12/09/2012 2:15:47 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono
Frank Booth would approve!


27 posted on 12/09/2012 2:17:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

What a sad man he must be.


28 posted on 12/09/2012 2:19:52 PM PST by Vanders9
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To: JoeProBono

No problem for me, as long as they don’t bother the Baby Jesus. ;o)


29 posted on 12/09/2012 2:27:21 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Bryanw92

What a friggin idiot/

Someone needs to knock the crap out of this fool.


30 posted on 12/09/2012 3:02:21 PM PST by Venturer
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To: JoeProBono

31 posted on 12/09/2012 3:04:15 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 12/09/2012 3:47:07 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

That is about two block from my apartment, makes me sick every time I drive on Hillsboro & US 1.


33 posted on 12/09/2012 4:08:16 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, now, doesn’t Jesus just pale in comparison to PBR? And the fellow had to place it nice and close to the Nativity to make it significant.

Isn’t that special.


34 posted on 12/09/2012 4:17:46 PM PST by Blue Collar Christian (I hope we're ready to get a real candidate next time. C'mon GOP! <BCC><)
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To: a fool in paradise

This guy has ruined Festivus for me. I’m going to go check Craig’s List and see if I can find a new holiday.


35 posted on 12/09/2012 4:32:17 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: JoeProBono
Poles on Poles....I can dig it. :)


36 posted on 12/10/2012 3:41:12 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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