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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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To: oh8eleven
Rabbi David Frank of Temple Solel said many of the 800 households in his congregation will not attend.

Hey, celebrate diversity, folks! Then have your own parade.

51 posted on 11/26/2005 12:32:45 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: pissant

Wonder how many more people will attend because it was changed back to a "Christmas Parade'.


52 posted on 11/26/2005 12:32:58 PM PST by connectthedots
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To: Cicero

Don't even have to guess. A liberal, without a doubt. And if they want to have a Jewish Holiday parade, I'm fully supportive.


53 posted on 11/26/2005 12:34:28 PM PST by pissant
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To: Kirkwood

LOL. Perfect!! And the sad part is there are very few who deserve such an award!


54 posted on 11/26/2005 12:35:08 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant; odoso; animoveritas; mercygrace; Laissez-faire capitalist; bellevuesbest; Unam Sanctam; ...

Moral Absolutes Ping.

Ahem. Religious tolerance means you tolerate other peoples' beliefs even if you don't share them. Intolerance is when you demand that others be deprived of their First Amendment rights to religious expression because their beliefs differ from yours.

These idiots got it backwards. They don't realize that if there is no tolerance for Christianity, eventually that intolerance will be directed at them, too.

Personally, I welcome religious expression even if it differs from my methods, practices or beliefs. Freedom for others means freedom for me, too. The only way to make these people feel good is to have a totalitarian clampdown on all religious expression, but then the atheists and secularists are allowed their freedom of (non)relgious expression.

The amazing thing is that so many don't get this.

Freepmail me if you want on/off this pinglist.

(Note to Mayor: Christmas isn't an "Amercian" holiday, and Santa Claus, reindeer and snowmen, although perhaps benign in their way, have nothing to do with the birth of Jesus...)


55 posted on 11/26/2005 12:35:19 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: narby

That's how I operate. ;)


56 posted on 11/26/2005 12:37:14 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Unfotunately, the PATHETIC school system in Seattle (and many liberal cities eleswhere, I'm sure), don't even put Christmas on their school calenders.


57 posted on 11/26/2005 12:37:32 PM PST by pissant
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To: ArmyTeach

I echo that!


58 posted on 11/26/2005 12:38:13 PM PST by pissant
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To: ArmyTeach

Better yet, reading some later posts, let's have a 'Season of Light' parade - lots of blue and silver, green and red, and lot of Menorahs and Christmas tree lights blazing. Come, let us stand together.
In 1976 I was in grad school driving a Volksie robins egg blue beetle. When the war broke out, I made a flew an Israel flag high off the antenna until Israel was victorious.


59 posted on 11/26/2005 12:38:19 PM PST by ArmyTeach (Pray daily for our troops...)
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To: Prime Choice

ROFL. I love it. I'm gonna save that one.


60 posted on 11/26/2005 12:38:55 PM PST by pissant
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To: Syberyenta

Thank you for the link!!!


61 posted on 11/26/2005 12:39:18 PM PST by pissant
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To: Political Junkie Too

Great. What a terrible "concession" that had to make. Geez Louise!

Thanks for the link


62 posted on 11/26/2005 12:40:11 PM PST by pissant
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To: BeforeISleep

They are. Except that you KNOW that most of these idiots also have Christmas trees and take their kids to see Santa. Maybe not the jewish whiners, but the rest of the pathetic losers do.


63 posted on 11/26/2005 12:42:03 PM PST by pissant
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To: connectthedots

I do not shop or give business to the stores that do not have the word Christmas front and center. If all I see is Holiday this or Holiday that, I'm gone.


64 posted on 11/26/2005 12:44:03 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

When I was in grade school, in an ultra-liberal school district, we used to have Christmas decorations at school and sing Christmas carols. Since then, our country has gone steadily backwards.

True, those were the days of the Protestant ascendancy, when mainstream WASPs were riding high, but that was sure preferable to what we have now, with the ascendancy of the separationist police who refuse to allow any public demonstration of religion, except maybe Islam.

My school was in Scarsdale, where there were surely enough Jews to stop the carols if they had wanted to; but thankfully they did not.


65 posted on 11/26/2005 12:45:21 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: pissant

Good to see a real pissant out there!


66 posted on 11/26/2005 12:46:58 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: pissant
Doesn't the celebration of Hanukkah discriminate against Christians?

When some minority slug proclaims his/her outrage at being discriminated against and gets something set aside, howse about the vast majority that are discriminated by that?

Don't we live by MAJORITY rule? Not to denigrate the minorities but they should NOT dictate to the majority.

We have devolved now to where not only can the majority not step on the "rights" of the minority but the minority CAN step on the rights of the majority!
67 posted on 11/26/2005 12:47:23 PM PST by lawdude (Does a Paramecium beat its flagella?)
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To: pissant

I think the city should spend all the tax money they want on a parade for a Christian holiday and let the Jews and others move to another city or shut up. What's wrong with them?


68 posted on 11/26/2005 12:48:41 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: pissant

OK, if anybody knows of any businesses in Encinitas that do mail order, I'm inclined to buy my Christmas presents from them.... Please advise :-).


69 posted on 11/26/2005 12:49:09 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: MNJohnnie

"For the perpetually offended activists"

Isn't it about time the MAJORITY GETS OFFENDED.

Screw the minorities. They offend the hell out of me!


70 posted on 11/26/2005 12:50:05 PM PST by lawdude (Does a Paramecium beat its flagella?)
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To: bigsigh

better yet, let the city pay for a parade for each religion's hoilday. Maybe a parade every weekend.


71 posted on 11/26/2005 12:50:14 PM PST by bigsigh
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To: tutstar
It's Christmas, Charlie Brown!"


72 posted on 11/26/2005 12:51:14 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: little jeremiah

Well said.

Though Christmas is not ONLY an American Holiday, obviously, it is indeed a declared National Holiday.


73 posted on 11/26/2005 12:51:29 PM PST by pissant
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To: Cicero

It's not the observant jews and muslims that want to put the clmps down on Christmas. It is the secular humanist POS (plural) for the most part.


74 posted on 11/26/2005 12:55:21 PM PST by pissant
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To: Right Wing Assault

I'm about as pissy as can be, when it comes to my $$$ leaving my fingers. ROFL!


75 posted on 11/26/2005 12:57:52 PM PST by pissant
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To: lawdude

We have not eveolved that far. But anywhere where libs are in power, they try thru the declarations, rules and courts to tear down the traditions of this country. And they have met their match in a wave of conservatism (thank you Ronald Reagan) that will steamroll their petty designs.


76 posted on 11/26/2005 12:59:58 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I should have said "not ONLY an American holiday".

I said on another thread I almost feel like changing my name to "Christmas Christmas" so even if people just use the first or last name, they have to say the "C" word.


77 posted on 11/26/2005 1:04:37 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: bigsigh

I sense sarcasm.


78 posted on 11/26/2005 1:12:35 PM PST by pissant
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

I have no clue about that. But good luck!


79 posted on 11/26/2005 1:13:22 PM PST by pissant
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To: little jeremiah

You don't look like Christmas Jones from the "The World is Not Enough" James Bond flick, I assume!


80 posted on 11/26/2005 1:16:42 PM PST by pissant
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To: motormouth

Good Story PING


81 posted on 11/26/2005 1:17:09 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Sorry, I never go to movies. But if s/he is good looking, unfortunately, NO! Handsome appearance is not among my assets.

That's all right, handsome is as handsome does!


82 posted on 11/26/2005 1:19:39 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

It's a she. Think Bond girl and you'll have it. LOL.

So its probably a GOOD thing you don't look like Christmas Jones. ;o)


83 posted on 11/26/2005 1:22:18 PM PST by pissant
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To: lawdude

The end result is that no one believes in anything.

Pople who don't believe in anything, who are not united in any common faiths or creeds, are worse than sheep being led to the slaughter.


84 posted on 11/26/2005 1:24:27 PM PST by djf (Government wants the same things I do - MY guns, MY property, MY freedoms!)
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To: pissant
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

Gosh, silly me thinking that Christmas was about the birth of the Son of God incarnate.

I'm sorry, but if "Christmas" is about reindeer and Santa Claus - are reindeer even native to the U.S.? - then it might as will be Winter Solstice or Festivus.

85 posted on 11/26/2005 1:45:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (Advent starts November 27 ... have you dusted yet?)
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To: pissant
He said he will not change the name back.

Good for him!

86 posted on 11/26/2005 1:47:20 PM PST by 4mycountry (Now that's just freaking freaky.)
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To: Tax-chick

He's allowing that some people celebrate it in a secular way. He preceeded that comment that it is celebrated in the churches as well.


88 posted on 11/26/2005 1:57:49 PM PST by pissant
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To: 4mycountry

Yep!


89 posted on 11/26/2005 1:58:10 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

I yam what I yam and that's what I yam.

:-)


90 posted on 11/26/2005 1:58:58 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: knowledgeforfreedom
would you support your city subsidizing it with your tax dollars, as this parade is subsidized

I don't see why not. Compared to what the city *could* be doing with my tax money, holiday parades of any kind are terrific!

Will you promise to have the Hannukah parade sometime around the date of Hannukah, instead of in a whole other month? My town is having the Christmas parade tomorrow, and I'm having nothing to do with it, when Christmas is a month away.

92 posted on 11/26/2005 1:59:31 PM PST by Tax-chick (Advent starts November 27 ... have you dusted yet?)
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To: pissant

Oh, I see. My hasty reading. I still think they should change the name of the reindeer-and-snowman holiday ... truth in advertising.


93 posted on 11/26/2005 2:01:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (Advent starts November 27 ... have you dusted yet?)
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To: knowledgeforfreedom

If you get the government to declare Hanukkah a recognized, national holiday then I will be happy if cities and states and towns spend money on that parade. Heck, even if it's a local holiday, then let them spend money on it. You are in a predominantly Christian country. And many moons ago they determined that Christmas would be a holiday. 90% of the people here celebrate it. And if you took a vote if they wanted to continue or discontinue the Christmas parade, I'm guessing that 90% would want to continue spending on it.

That being said, Happy Hanukkah!


94 posted on 11/26/2005 2:02:39 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
To tell the truth, I don't have any Jewish friends who are offended by Christmas.

Of course, they have more than two brain cells working, unlike the Rabbi in this article.

95 posted on 11/26/2005 2:03:28 PM PST by 11Bush
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To: JennysCool

but what good is a parade without Bernese Mountain dogs?


96 posted on 11/26/2005 2:07:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: knowledgeforfreedom

Personally, I don't think any parades should be subsidized by tax money. With lower taxes, private groups and individuals would pony up to cover the cost. But since it is apparently covered by the town, I don't see why not, if there enough Jewish citizens to have a similar turnout.

Or why not call it a "Christmas and Hanukkah Parade"?


97 posted on 11/26/2005 2:10:00 PM PST by little jeremiah
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To: 11Bush

Me neither!


98 posted on 11/26/2005 2:13:51 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

As an Orthodox Jew, I am sick an tired of marginal Jews pissing off Gentiles in the name of "Judaism".

The vast majority of Jewish Jews don't try to erase Christmas. It is secularists _Jew and Gentile that do it . Unfortunatley when gentiles do they don't pretend they are doing it for religious reasons - they usually admit they are secular.
Unfortunately Jewish libs like that pseudo rabbi end up alienating philo semites with their crap.
Reform Rabbis are not rabbis.
they know less Torah than high school Yeshiva students , and since high school Yeshiva students are not rabbis neither are those whores.


99 posted on 11/26/2005 2:49:10 PM PST by avile
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace

Bravo!


100 posted on 11/26/2005 2:50:58 PM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping List Freepmail me if you want on or off this ping list.)
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