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Parade name change by mayor spurs boycott
SignonSanDiego ^ | 11/26/05 | Angela Lau

Posted on 11/26/2005 12:00:04 PM PST by pissant

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Kudos to the Mayor. Democrat or Republican, I don't care. It was the absolutely correct decision. For those who want to bitch and moan, I suggest you tell your employers that you do not celebrate Christmas and work that day w/o extra pay.

Cheers!

1 posted on 11/26/2005 12:00:05 PM PST by pissant
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""Some years ago, someone in their bureaucratic wiseness decided to change the name to Holiday Parade. I just changed it back to its historically correct name," he said."

More power to him.
2 posted on 11/26/2005 12:04:23 PM PST by Texas_Jarhead
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To: pissant

Right on target!


3 posted on 11/26/2005 12:07:45 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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"This reeks of a political time when people have their own agendas," she said.

You're exactly right, Jennifer -- about you and your PC ilk.

4 posted on 11/26/2005 12:08:59 PM PST by JennysCool (Non-Y2K-Compliant)
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To: Texas_Jarhead

If some lamebrain mayor before him could change it unilaterally, then he can change it back. Let the whiners whine.


5 posted on 11/26/2005 12:09:01 PM PST by pissant
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It is the ignorance that bothers me, the philosophy, the desire to exclude people, whether intentional or not," said Olivenhain resident Nan Sterman, who is Jewish

As was the well known carpenter whom the parade honors.

6 posted on 11/26/2005 12:09:21 PM PST by neodad (My ex-wife is stuck on stupid.)
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To: pissant
Hey Rabbi! Come on out to the Christmas Parade and have a good time. If you guys want to have your own parade, I'll come on down and enjoy it too.
7 posted on 11/26/2005 12:09:32 PM PST by narby (Hillary! The Wicked Witch of the Left)
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To: DoughtyOne

I'm sure that is Michael Newdow's next project. Sue the federal gov't for having a Christmas national holiday. He's sooooooooo offended.


8 posted on 11/26/2005 12:10:42 PM PST by pissant
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To: JennysCool

My goal, besides supporting our military to stamp out the islamo-scum terrorists, is to see the PCism is dead and buried before I am! ;o)


9 posted on 11/26/2005 12:11:59 PM PST by pissant
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To: neodad

Oh my! Great point!


10 posted on 11/26/2005 12:12:47 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
"There is a Christian holiday called Christmas that is celebrated in churches, and there is a Christian holiday called Christmas that is about Santa Claus and reindeer and snowmen and getting together with family and friends and having parades and all this stuff," Dalager said. "We are celebrating the American holiday called Christmas.

FINALLY!!!!!!!

11 posted on 11/26/2005 12:12:54 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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For the perpetually offended activists

QUIT WHINING

12 posted on 11/26/2005 12:13:13 PM PST by MNJohnnie ("You cannot kill hope with bombs and bullets" Sgt. Clay Smith)
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To: pissant
Yes Newdow has become obsessed. I wouldn't doubt that you are right.
13 posted on 11/26/2005 12:13:14 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: pissant

screw the boycotters with a barbed shaft


14 posted on 11/26/2005 12:13:26 PM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: narby

Exactly. How many Christians do you know who are "offended" by jewish holidays? None.


15 posted on 11/26/2005 12:13:52 PM PST by pissant
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Sue the federal gov't for having a Christmas national holiday.

That is the ultimate answer. Right now, they're just fighting the symptoms. As long as Christmas is a federal holiday, there is nothing wrong with having Christmas parades. Trying to abolish individual Christmas parades and displays while leaving the underlying Christmas holiday intact will only keep the fight going.

I don't think they'll ever be successful in removing Christmas as a national holiday.

-PJ

16 posted on 11/26/2005 12:14:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: JoeSixPack1

We should all send the Mayor a big fat "thankyou" note!


17 posted on 11/26/2005 12:15:09 PM PST by pissant
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To: MNJohnnie

I'm offended by the easily offended PC crowd. Surely my offended sensibilities are as valid as theirs!


18 posted on 11/26/2005 12:16:03 PM PST by pissant
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To: DoughtyOne

He's already going after "In God We Trust" now, after he was rejected for the Pledge.


19 posted on 11/26/2005 12:16:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: sure_fine

Large diameter too.


20 posted on 11/26/2005 12:17:21 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

There are so many nations to chose from. Why do we get so lucky with some of these idiots?


21 posted on 11/26/2005 12:18:13 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

True, but it will not stop idiots in Massachusetts from calling their tree the "holiday" tree. Of course, they may not realize that holiday means holy day....yet.


22 posted on 11/26/2005 12:18:43 PM PST by pissant
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SO now the Jewish lobby is against Christmas!?! WTF? Fine. It was Christmas, is Christmas, and always will be Christmas. When Hannukah rolls around, I want all mention of the Jewish holiday stricken from the media. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.


23 posted on 11/26/2005 12:19:22 PM PST by steel_resolve
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They are Leucadia Town Council, Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Southern California and Girl Scouts Seacoast Service Unit in Encinitas.

The town council is playing PC madness. The dog club is probably a buncha peta wannabees, and the girl scouts have been infested by the homo/rainbow agenda for years. They won't be missed.

A Christmas Card to the Mayor would work! :-)

24 posted on 11/26/2005 12:19:51 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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To: narby

Egzakery...... They are welcome to put on a Hannaku parade if they so wish. A Christmas parade is not anti- anything, it is simply Pro- Christmas.


25 posted on 11/26/2005 12:20:05 PM PST by AmericanDave (Woe is the Income Tax......)
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To: DoughtyOne

Freedom means the freedom to be a disgusting retard, I guess.


26 posted on 11/26/2005 12:21:33 PM PST by pissant
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I thought they reversed course because the Canadian donor complained that he's been donating a "Christmas" tree for the past 30 years?

-PJ

27 posted on 11/26/2005 12:22:44 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: steel_resolve

And the stinker is that most claiming to be offended are not even slightly offended. They are just trying to tear down the country bib by bit.


28 posted on 11/26/2005 12:23:04 PM PST by pissant
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That's true. That's why I don't have any guilt over thinking he's a moron.


29 posted on 11/26/2005 12:23:32 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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Rabbi David Frank of Temple Solel said many of the 800 households in his congregation will not attend.
TFB - it's their loss.

"It makes it very difficult, obviously, to participate in this specifically Christian observance," Frank said.
Oh, so just changing the name back to Holiday Parade would make it okay? It's not too often you find a man of the cloth telling a fib.

Pssst, hey Rabbi ... Christ was Jewish.
30 posted on 11/26/2005 12:23:57 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: JoeSixPack1

I'm thinking the same thing....though agreeing with YOU scares me! ;o)


31 posted on 11/26/2005 12:24:00 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

LOL!! :-)


32 posted on 11/26/2005 12:24:33 PM PST by JoeSixPack1
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Good for the Mayor...he made the correct decision.

Oh...and BTW....(all those who are offended may want to close their eyes at this point).......

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

redrock

33 posted on 11/26/2005 12:24:40 PM PST by redrock (Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. --Will Rogers)
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We go to a neighbor's Hannukah party every year, and hardly find it an insult to ourselves as Christians.

I wish someone would tell the Jews at the local Temple mentioned in this article that instead of thumbing their noses at Christmas it would be better to reach out in reciprocal friendship. Jews and Christians should support each other. Let them give a Hannukah party and invite a few Christians to share in the festivities and gain a better understanding of Judaism.

Let me guess. They have a liberal Rabbi.


34 posted on 11/26/2005 12:25:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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35 posted on 11/26/2005 12:25:50 PM PST by Kirkwood
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Or have a Christmas-Channukah-Kwanzaa-Ramadan-Ghambar Maidyozarem Parade. Whoever boats their float.


36 posted on 11/26/2005 12:26:00 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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To: steel_resolve

Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. In 2005 Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 25.

a.k.a Christmas Day ! Everybody enjoy the parade!


37 posted on 11/26/2005 12:26:27 PM PST by Syberyenta
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There is a NATIONAL holiday called Christmas. Get used to it. That's how it's going to be.


38 posted on 11/26/2005 12:26:34 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Did they? Then good. But just the idea that the libs in MA would even contemplate it is proof of their general worthlessness.


39 posted on 11/26/2005 12:27:00 PM PST by pissant
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OK cities of America, here is your example! We're sick and tired of politically correct nonsense.

It's Christmas Charlie Brown!!


40 posted on 11/26/2005 12:27:26 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping List Freepmail me if you want on or off this ping list.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Doubt if I'll lose any sleep over thinking that either!


41 posted on 11/26/2005 12:27:48 PM PST by pissant
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You know, the one thing that seriuosly offends me is people who make a profession out of being offended. I'd love it if my Jewish friends and neighbors had a Hanukkah parade, Hanukkah decorations. I'd truly enjoy celebrating with them this historic event and God's intervention in it.


42 posted on 11/26/2005 12:28:01 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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I'm sure the ACLU will want to trot out their Homeland Holiday Advisory System right about now...


43 posted on 11/26/2005 12:28:44 PM PST by Prime Choice (Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.)
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To: oh8eleven

Unfortunately, there are many liberals "of the cloth". They may not tell fibs on purpose (always), but their pathetic world view keeps them from seeing the truth.


44 posted on 11/26/2005 12:29:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: redrock

LOL. And Merry Christmas back at you!


45 posted on 11/26/2005 12:29:40 PM PST by pissant
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I wish someone would tell the Jews at the local Temple mentioned in this article that instead of thumbing their noses at Christmas it would be better to reach out in reciprocal friendship. Jews and Christians should support each other.

Amen. We have a common enemy and if they win, there will be NO Christmas, and NO Hannukah, let alone parades. We have a lot more in common with each other than we do with the Muzzles.

46 posted on 11/26/2005 12:29:54 PM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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Mayor
Dan Dalager
(760) 633-2624
ddalager@ci.encinitas.ca.us


47 posted on 11/26/2005 12:30:17 PM PST by Syberyenta
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To: Prime Choice

Heh, heh, heh...


48 posted on 11/26/2005 12:30:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (MSM: Public support for war waining. 403/3 House vote against pullout vaporizes another lie.)
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To: pissant
Just as an FYI: Boston Concedes that "Holiday Tree" is a Christmas Tree.

-PJ

49 posted on 11/26/2005 12:31:00 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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Critics of the name change said the city is turning back the clock on religious and cultural tolerance at a time when many organizations have changed their Christmas celebrations to religion-neutral names...

there's that word tolerance being thrown around again when it suits someone's purpose...
they're not trying to 'celebrate' Christmas...
they're trying to kill it...
50 posted on 11/26/2005 12:32:29 PM PST by firewalk
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