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Ithaca Vandals Destroy Crosses for Christmas
Federal Review ^ | Monday, December 25, 2006

Posted on 12/25/2006 9:44:27 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

ITHACA--A long running private Christmas light display was vandalized in the days before Christmas, with the perpetrators singling out the crosses.

According to the Ithaca Journal, "vandals cut wires supplying electricity to a large merry Christmas sign and three large crosses that stand 12- to 15-feet tall" on the property of Ithaca resident Bill Lower.

Jay Gartlein, who helps Lower put up the decorations, said he found some of the vandals' targets curious.

"They bypassed other decorations and went out of their way to wreck the crosses,” he said.

The Lower property has 300,000 to 400,000 lights on it, most of which were not vandalized, the article notes.

Lower suspects that the vandals are adults, because the attacks were performed in a manner that indicated they were familiar with electricity.

"[T]hey cut the cords where we plug them in and in several locations along the cords," he said. "They didn't want us to be able to fix them because of the way they made the cuts."

“There's no doubt in my mind that it was an attack on Christmas,"” he told the paper.

The attack on Christmas is the second time this year that Ithaca vandals have targeted a local monument in the days before a related holiday. The night before Veterans' Day, vandals defaced the local War Memorial, leading some residents to question the patriotism of their neighbors in this largely anti-war, liberal, community.

It remains to be seen whether this latest incident will similarly call into question the liberal community's tolerance for traditional religion.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Extended News; Front Page News; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: antichristian; censorship; christmas; christophobia; cityofevil; damndirtyhippies; hatecrime; ithaca; liberalbigots; merrychristmas; misotheism; persecution; religiousintolerance; santa; tolerantleft; waronchristmas; waronchristmas2006; whatgoesaround; willcomearound
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Ithaca is TRULY the City of Evil.


1 posted on 12/25/2006 9:44:30 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; John Valentine; TLBSHOW; ...
City of Evil bump:


2 posted on 12/25/2006 9:45:41 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Evil indeed.

What to do about this ...


3 posted on 12/25/2006 9:46:41 AM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I guess they wouldn't consider classifying this as a hate crime.


4 posted on 12/25/2006 9:47:00 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: BenLurkin

Well its neither Ramadan, Martin Luther King Day, or Gay Pride Day, so hate crime prosecutions are out...


5 posted on 12/25/2006 9:47:28 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: FlingWingFlyer
They should -- the perpetrators have displayed an intense hatred for God and Christianity.
6 posted on 12/25/2006 9:48:28 AM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The fact that the Liberals have done nothing to apprehend and punish these vandals proves their guilt and complicity in the crimes.
7 posted on 12/25/2006 9:51:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

that is truly hideous. Other than Cornell, what IS there about Ithaca? I never thought of COrnell in the same category as, say, Wisconsin-Madison .. guess I was wrong.
BUT if this was done while students were on break, maybe it's just locals? Is Ithaca a hippie-haven for transplanted NYCers?


8 posted on 12/25/2006 9:51:12 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin
the perpetrators have displayed an intense hatred for God and Christianity.

And intense hatred for Jesus and his sacrifice on the cross.

9 posted on 12/25/2006 9:54:14 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Living up to their city motto.


10 posted on 12/25/2006 9:54:22 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: EDINVA
Is Ithaca a hippie-haven for transplanted NYCers?

The locals are the problem, not the students. The City is a magnet for evil intolerant liberal academics and their slug families who hate America and traditional religion.

It truly deserves to be nuked off the map and the ground salted so nothing can ever grow there again.

11 posted on 12/25/2006 9:58:34 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is one of the reasons God inspired man to make shotguns!


12 posted on 12/25/2006 9:59:50 AM PST by Roccus (Able Danger??? What's an Able Danger????)
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To: EDINVA
"BUT if this was done while students were on break, maybe it's just locals? "

Cornell University and Ithaca College faculty would still be in town, wouldn't they? If they are individuals who don't celebrate Christmas? Where else would they go?

13 posted on 12/25/2006 9:59:58 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("We have met the enemy and he is us." -Pogo)
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To: BenLurkin

Imagine all the screaming that would be going on if this had been a mosque. It would have been the end of the planet Earth as we know it.


14 posted on 12/25/2006 10:00:20 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (When I was a kid, "global warming" was known as "the weather.")
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

More love from the Party of Tolerance.


15 posted on 12/25/2006 10:01:29 AM PST by pabianice
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ithaca is TRULY the City of Evil

There's nothing else to say, really...

16 posted on 12/25/2006 10:01:41 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
They should just change the name to Sodom, NY and give them the zip code of 11666
17 posted on 12/25/2006 10:05:45 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

so it's not just lefties from NYC, but you get 'em from all over .. how lucky can one city be? And, I assume they 'own' local law enforcement so nothing will be done?

I like your nuking idea, so long as you and governsleast got out first.


18 posted on 12/25/2006 10:07:08 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Yes, Virginia, there is vicious hatred among the liberals.


19 posted on 12/25/2006 10:07:10 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: xcamel
They should just change the name to Sodom, NY

That was its original name. Seriously.

20 posted on 12/25/2006 10:07:38 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: EDINVA
And, I assume they 'own' local law enforcement so nothing will be done?

The District Attorney is a lesbian activist and the Police Chief an affirmative action appointee who attended topless protests after she was hired.

21 posted on 12/25/2006 10:09:29 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

This is sad news, indeed.


22 posted on 12/25/2006 10:10:46 AM PST by Ciexyz (I highly recommend "Apocalypto" - raves, raves, raves.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is easy... you'll find the pond scum that did this either at the Humanities Dept at Cornell or at the local ACLU office. Crime solved.


23 posted on 12/25/2006 10:12:24 AM PST by navyguy (We don't need more youth. What we need is a fountain of SMART.)
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To: navyguy

Yes! Round up the usual suspects!


24 posted on 12/25/2006 10:15:25 AM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

it being a sacred holiday and all, I won't repeat what I blurted out as I read your reply ;)


25 posted on 12/25/2006 10:19:38 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I hunt deer just 30 miles south of there in Waverly....what a difference between these two places.....


26 posted on 12/25/2006 10:22:33 AM PST by Vaquero (Moderate Islam is Radical Islams Trojan horse in the West)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And you thought I didn't know my history...


27 posted on 12/25/2006 10:24:30 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Commie maggots.


28 posted on 12/25/2006 10:30:06 AM PST by Condor51 (Mayor Daley (D-Chi) For POTUS . Really, why not? He's more conservative than Rudy!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Should I respect a philosophy that has been adhered to by billions of people over centuries and discussed and critiqued for the past 2000 years by learned men and women, or should I honor the philosophy of a few dope-smoking, immoral thugs who got their philosophy from a dope-smoking, immoral professor last year in Poli-Sci class and have talked about it while passing around joints in the basements of their parent’s homes? What a dilemma, how should a rational person make such a difficult choice?

The vandals who committed this hate crime are below the Fruit Fly on the intelligence scale in the animal kingdom.

29 posted on 12/25/2006 10:34:33 AM PST by Unmarked Package
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Here's some of Ithaca's finest citizens....
Jenette Sundquist

Height: 5'-09", Weight: 148lbs
Hair: Blonde/Brown, Eyes: Brown
Skin Tone: Bad
(it really says that)

William R. Ferris

Hair: Red (long and curly)[and kinda DIRTY], Eyes: Blue [and kinda BLURRY]
Skin Tone: Light [and kinda DIRTY]
Miscellaneous: Also wanted by the Tompkins County Sheriff's Department for: Viol. Probation; Underlying Charge: Criminal Sale Controlled Substance

No Kidding. Never would have guessed that!

On the 'upside' Ithaca has a Merry Go Round

Guess that's to attrack all the PERV'S that live there. The City of Evil has a 'gay rating' of 240 or some crap (100 is the norm).
30 posted on 12/25/2006 10:58:54 AM PST by Condor51 (Mayor Daley (D-Chi) For POTUS . Really, why not? He's more conservative than Rudy!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

A classic hate crime. I expect the Ithaca liberals to be outraged. Not.


31 posted on 12/25/2006 10:59:10 AM PST by KellyAdmirer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Oh.. and the real original inhabitants though the place was cursed - and that got worse after the dirty trick Natty Bumpo pulled on them...
32 posted on 12/25/2006 11:07:56 AM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Jesus said "They hated Me and they will hate you also".


33 posted on 12/25/2006 11:09:27 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Round em up and put em in concentration camps!


34 posted on 12/25/2006 11:15:49 AM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: BenLurkin

God is taking notes- We can prosecute but in the end- they'll be justly judged- http://sacredscoop.com


35 posted on 12/25/2006 11:18:50 AM PST by CottShop
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I grew up in Syracuse.

Everyone knew Ithaca had a very, very large population of homosexuals living there.

36 posted on 12/25/2006 11:31:32 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Given the mentality of these criminals, it wouldn't surprise me if the cut the cords when they were plugged in.


37 posted on 12/25/2006 11:40:33 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is a good article. They refer to the place as "an unruly frontier town" in its early history. Now it's just unruly.


38 posted on 12/25/2006 11:43:35 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Persons in this country are creating these young vandals purposefully. Like the puppies from Animal Farm...
39 posted on 12/25/2006 11:51:01 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Liberty Valance
No nukes please. My family is local, and they are all good God fearing Conservatives. Use snipers.
40 posted on 12/25/2006 11:58:57 AM PST by Brucifer (JF'n Kerry- "That's not just a paper cut, it's a Purple Heart!")
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To: BenLurkin

"Mere mention of the word religion has caused eruptions of animalistic rage among National Socialists."

EWALD VON KLEIST-SCHMENZIN
National Socialism: A Menace
Der Nationalsozialismus (Berlin: Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, 1932).


41 posted on 12/25/2006 12:01:47 PM PST by maxsand
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Vile.


42 posted on 12/25/2006 12:03:42 PM PST by hershey
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Ithaca,
What else would one expect?
Upstate N.Y. is where they spit on Police at a Mrs. Clinton rally.


43 posted on 12/25/2006 12:08:18 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: Brucifer
"No nukes please. My family is local, and they are all good God fearing Conservatives. Use snipers."

LOL! Merry Christmas Bruce!
44 posted on 12/25/2006 12:09:23 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The owner of this property needs to install some motion sensitive surveillance cameras and identify who are these perps.


45 posted on 12/25/2006 12:52:55 PM PST by 6SJ7
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To: beethovenfan
“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

John 3:18-22

46 posted on 12/25/2006 1:04:18 PM PST by Hoodat ( ETERNITY - Smoking, or Non-smoking?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; theothercheek; kiriath_jearim; Gadfly-At-Large; pryncessraych; ...

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If you want on (or off) this Catholic and Pro-Life ping list, let me know!



47 posted on 12/25/2006 1:14:07 PM PST by narses (St Thomas says "lex injusta non obligat.")
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To: EDINVA
Sandy Bergler went to Cornell. But so did Coulter.

The criminal behavior must have been reinforced at Harvard [Law School].

48 posted on 12/25/2006 1:22:30 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke
Sandy Bergler went to Cornell. But so did Coulter.

Yes, but Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Bill Maher and Janet Reno also all went to Cornell.

49 posted on 12/25/2006 1:39:59 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Thanks for reminding me. I forgot about Maher, and didn't know about the other two.

And didn't Cornell employ Cynthia McKinney between Congressional gigs? They'll probably give her a full tenured position now for attacking the Capitol cop trying to
protect members, employees, and visitors of that august legislative body.

50 posted on 12/25/2006 1:45:47 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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