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Leesburg Gets Scrooged No Christmas displays at the courthouse
NBCWashington.com ^ | November 27, 2009 | Matthew Stabley

Posted on 11/27/2009 11:10:41 AM PST by khnyny

Leesburg, Virginia: Looks like the traditional Loudoun County Courthouse Christmas displays will be absent this year.

For almost 50 years the Rotary Club of Leesburg has placed a Christmas tree on the courthouse grounds, Leesburg Today reported. For 20 years, Dennis and Debbie Welch has set up the courthouse nativity scene.

But a new policy from the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Loudoun County Courthouse prohibits any displays, according to Leesburg Today.

Phil Rusciolelli has spearheaded the Rotary Club's Christmas tree initiative the past five years.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcwashington.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; christmas; courthouse; leesburg; loudouncounty; nativity; publicsquare; purge

1 posted on 11/27/2009 11:10:41 AM PST by khnyny
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To: khnyny

gee. i wonder what would happen if people said, “no lightee, no shoppee.”


2 posted on 11/27/2009 11:11:46 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (whitey's over it.)
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To: khnyny

Didn’t these people get the memo from his highness Obambi? This is not a christian nation...


3 posted on 11/27/2009 11:13:59 AM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: the invisib1e hand

Link to another story on this:

http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2009/11/25/news/9974courthouse112509.txt


4 posted on 11/27/2009 11:15:13 AM PST by khnyny (The problem is Obama didn't grow up watching "Hogan's Heroes" (American exceptionalism)
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To: khnyny

They ought to stock up on hundreds of little mini trees and put a few up every night.

Any that “they” take down, replace and add a few more.

Eff playing nice.


5 posted on 11/27/2009 11:18:54 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: khnyny

Just remember to remind the elected municipal and county officials who actually “owns” the county land, especially next election cycle.


6 posted on 11/27/2009 11:23:12 AM PST by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Put mini tress on their desks and wear Christmas tree pins.


7 posted on 11/27/2009 11:24:35 AM PST by votemout
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To: khnyny

But...but we thought liberals and leftists love green trees.
I’m sooooo confused..... isn’t cultural diversity wonderful?


8 posted on 11/27/2009 11:24:57 AM PST by tflabo
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To: khnyny

Ah, its that time of year agin, the old traditional banning of the christmas decorations.


9 posted on 11/27/2009 11:25:58 AM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: JrsyJack

That was my first thought. This decision can be traced back to one person. It’s time to identify the person and get the policy reversed.


10 posted on 11/27/2009 11:26:34 AM PST by MSF BU (++)
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To: khnyny
Seems I recall something about the wiccans wanting to put up a display this year.

From chesterfield a couple years back: "A local Wiccan priestess asked Chesterfield County, VA to add her to a list of religious leaders to give an invocation before county meetings. She was rejected, and launched a lawsuit:"

11 posted on 11/27/2009 11:26:46 AM PST by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

These people are just mind-numbingly stupid. People’s comments on the web sites that have published this story say they will spend their Christmas money elsewhere because of this decision.

Great going Loudon County - during the worst economic recession in the past 60 years - lets just piss Christmas consumers off totally. But hey, its okay, because they’re just Christians - nothing to fear from them! Turn the other cheek my @$$.


12 posted on 11/27/2009 11:28:22 AM PST by khnyny (The problem is Obama didn't grow up watching "Hogan's Heroes" (American exceptionalism)
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To: lowbridge

typo: agin = again


13 posted on 11/27/2009 11:28:57 AM PST by lowbridge ("We may be wrong, but the point is, we believe in what we're doing." - Joe Biden)
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To: khnyny

Here’s a cost effective method.....cut out old cardboard into the form of trees. Paint them green (or whatever) and stake them to the Courthouse lawn en masse. The Rodents will get the message. Hopefully a project the local TEA Party can do....


14 posted on 11/27/2009 11:32:46 AM PST by tflabo
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To: khnyny; pantherskincreek
The Confederate soldier, musket in hand, who has stood faithful watch before that courthouse all these years must be wondering tonight if it was worth it.


15 posted on 11/27/2009 11:34:59 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: khnyny
In Pittsburgh, there is a tree, but it's called the holiday tree. References to Christmas are outlawed.

But about a block away from the courthouse is a building known as the USX Tower. They have a really nice creche you can visit. Some putz actually did try to have the creche banned. Fortunately, a judge threw out the case since the building is private property.

For a lot of years, Christmas was known here as Sparkle Season. Then at one point it was changed to “Holiday with a Twist.” Twist of what? Lemon, lime? I have no idea.

Trouble is, if you defy these jerks, you run the risk of litigation. Here, where the city is always low on money, we could all go bankrupt.

Political correctness. (Unladylike spit)

16 posted on 11/27/2009 11:35:42 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: khnyny
Okay folks. It's time to forget about the court house/city hall lawns.

Every Tea Party American, rally participant or in spirit, needs to paint and post signs on their home lawns, doors, windows - and creches on their church lawns - (there's only ONE court/city Hall per town - there are MANY churches.)

Just plaster this country with “MERRY CHRISTMAS” - “Happy HOLY Holidays” and the like.

We've got a hellava lot more churches and homes than city halls and court houses...Let's irritate the he*l out of them. Why are we even counting on the city fathers to get out the message of what's Dec 25th means?

Go on, now - get your signs and lights made.
Get sweat shirts and paint “MERRY CHRISTMAS” on one side and “Happy HOLY Holidays” on the other.

The front of mine is going to say MERRY CHRISTMAS - Offended? - Eat Cake.

On the back: “Tis the Season for PC to die”

17 posted on 11/27/2009 11:37:53 AM PST by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: khnyny

Time for a ‘Green Tree Party’-— on the Courthouse Lawn.
Go get ‘em Leesburg patriots.....


18 posted on 11/27/2009 11:38:27 AM PST by tflabo
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To: khnyny

Washington State Capitol will not allow any religious symbols at the capitol. Athiests won again.


19 posted on 11/27/2009 11:40:06 AM PST by RC2
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To: khnyny

So, let me make sure I understand this - we have a Christmas Tree and Hanukkah Menorah just south of the White House on the Ellipse (which is, I believe, part of the National Mall, or at least the Park Service oversees it), but we can’t do the same in Loudon County.


20 posted on 11/27/2009 11:46:44 AM PST by USNA74
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To: khnyny
Another American city succumbs to tyranny and intimidation, November, 2009.

The whole bunch there needs to get the "pink slips" to remind them who they work for.

How can a bunch of atheists and commies change everything America stands for by whining to the press? The Constitution says "Freedom of Religion"...not "from religion".

Maybe we need to send little tombstones to Leesburg leaders saying "Leesburg, Virginia, RIP; you have cast America aside for political correctness.".
21 posted on 11/27/2009 11:48:01 AM PST by FrankR (SENATE: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10...count on it.)
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To: khnyny

This became an issue in Fairfax County a decade or two ago. I wish I could remember how it was resolved, but there IS a creche at or near the county govt center. Maybe Santa’s nearby, but the creche is there.


22 posted on 11/27/2009 11:49:28 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: RC2

Sometimes you have to wonder which Californians migrated to Washington when the economy improved; certainly not the Barstow or Orange County crowd. Apparently the phrase ‘freedom of religion’ to the aetheists means ‘freedom from religion’ based upon their protestations. They need an education on grammar and a copy of The Elements of Style by Strunk and White.


23 posted on 11/27/2009 11:53:19 AM PST by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: FrankR

And along with the many mini-trees on the Courthouse lawn staked by local patriots erect a large banner sign posted with the names of the county officials banning the Christmas Tree display. Time to fight back and lamblast these SOB’s with public scorn and shame that they deserve...and need!


24 posted on 11/27/2009 12:27:41 PM PST by tflabo
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To: the invisib1e hand

Me too and they should put them up anyway.


25 posted on 11/27/2009 12:39:43 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fatnotlazy

can you send me some info on that? Stuff like this is being collected on face book.


26 posted on 11/27/2009 1:34:00 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: RC2

I seen that on Fox news!


27 posted on 11/27/2009 1:35:20 PM PST by red irish (Gods Children in the womb are to be loved too!)
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To: tflabo

Here’s a cost effective method.....cut out old cardboard into the form of trees. Paint them green (or whatever) and stake them to the Courthouse lawn en masse. The Rodents will get the message. Hopefully a project the local TEA Party can do....

((((

I LOVE your idea!


28 posted on 11/27/2009 4:22:39 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: khnyny

LEESBURG, Va. - The Board of Supervisors in Loudoun County has reversed a ban on religious holiday displays on the courthouse lawn.

After a public outcry and a petition with over 1,100 signatures on it, the board overturned the Facilities and Grounds Committee, and will allow holiday displays that include a crèche, menorah and Christmas tree to return to the courthouse grounds.

the rest: http://www.wtop.com/?nid=600&sid=1827421


29 posted on 12/01/2009 9:10:13 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Thanks for the update. That’s very good news.


30 posted on 12/02/2009 3:11:54 PM PST by khnyny (The problem is Obama didn't grow up watching "Hogan's Heroes" (American exceptionalism)
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