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North Andover ‘Merry Christmas’ sign ordered taken down
Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2009 | staff

Posted on 12/01/2009 12:43:49 PM PST by Baladas

NORTH ANDOVER — An annual "Merry Christmas" sign on a North Andover fire station has been ordered removed.

Town officials told firefighters last week to take down the homemade sign after they said people complained.

Fire Chief William Martineau said Monday that the sign was made by firefighters about 50 years ago and never had been an issue before.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: antichristmas; atheism; firefighters; libtardedness; waronchristmas
Wonder who these *people* are that complained and where have they been for the last five decades?
1 posted on 12/01/2009 12:43:50 PM PST by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Bull! Who complained? Nobody!


2 posted on 12/01/2009 12:45:03 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Baladas

When people complain just tell them to get over it.


3 posted on 12/01/2009 12:45:47 PM PST by votemout
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To: Baladas

Mass-holes in Massachusetts.

Why does this not surprise me?


4 posted on 12/01/2009 12:48:55 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Ack, is that the site with "Responsibility2nd"? Some weirdo. ...)
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To: Baladas

Those firefighters should tell the “Town officials” to come (try to) take it down themselves...


5 posted on 12/01/2009 12:50:26 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Baladas

Surprising. North Andover is not a real moonbat town.


6 posted on 12/01/2009 12:51:59 PM PST by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: Baladas

DO NOT get me started on “these” people............I worked for a company years ago and the company always had a Christmas tree in the lobby with an angel on top,,,,as was the norm, the tree went up with the angel, and lo and behold after about a day or so, the angel was gone....one person, one, count ‘em one person complained so the angel was removed because the company was afraid of being sued, the thing is there were a couple of entrances to this building, if said person was offended there were other entrances where this person could get in and out of the building without seeing the tree or the angel but rather than be inconvenienced by having to walk a couple of feet to use the other door he/she and we think it was a she because that year there were a couple of females that were hired, anyway rather than walk a few feet she made everyone else suffer.


7 posted on 12/01/2009 12:53:44 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They still can’t get over that beatdown applied to them by the Saints last night. That would make anyone up there a little sour.


8 posted on 12/01/2009 12:54:48 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: Baladas

Actual Americans and Christians must begin to stand up in these situations. Tell the “officials” to PISS OFF!!


9 posted on 12/01/2009 12:56:41 PM PST by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Baladas
There's a tiny community in Lithuania that was instructed by the Communist government to take a cross down from a small hill nearby.

They refused.

Soviet soldiers removed the cross.

The next morning another cross appeared and it was taken down.

The next morning the hill was covered with crosses and the government saw it was better to leave it alone.

Its now called "The Hill of Crosses" and every dignitary from President Reagan to the Pope has visited the Hill and brought a cross to add to the thousands.

I suggest the people of North Andover take a cue from the Lithuanians.

10 posted on 12/01/2009 12:57:19 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: WayneS

“...Those firefighters should tell the “Town officials” to come (try to) take it down themselves...”

The firefighters should find out who caused this problem. After that, if the troublemakers house(s) catch on fire, the firefighters should keep their trucks in the house. Let the place burn. Two can play at this game.


11 posted on 12/01/2009 12:57:19 PM PST by NCC-1701 (ON 1-19-09 GAS WAS, ON AVERAGE IN MEMPHIS, $1.43 A GALLON.)
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To: Baladas

I’m writing Merry Christmas on all my envelope cards again this year and
every letter I write.


12 posted on 12/01/2009 12:57:50 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS... taxes, pain and slow death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Baladas

*sigh*


13 posted on 12/01/2009 1:00:06 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: Baladas
The firefighters should resign en masse and say "fight your own &@#$ing fires!"
14 posted on 12/01/2009 1:03:26 PM PST by Oratam
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To: NCC-1701
They still can’t get over that beatdown applied to them by the Saints last night.

ROTFLMAO - great game!

As a life long Ram fan, my son, big Pat fan, is verbally abusive.

Dad got some revenge last night!

15 posted on 12/01/2009 1:04:52 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: Baladas

Read the article.


16 posted on 12/01/2009 1:06:51 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Baladas

reminds me of the gnome tree along riverside drive here in holly hill florida..the road runs along the intra-coastal...well some people started a family of gnomes at the base of the tree...people that walk along the water stop with their kids and grandkids to take pictures etc...very nice....then one day we read that the folks that took care of the gnomes we ordered to take it down...seems someone from a town south of us drive by and complained about it....(yes virgina there are scrooges in the world....)


17 posted on 12/01/2009 1:17:20 PM PST by tatsinfla
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To: Baladas
and I wonder whether or not we are seeing an orchestrated attack on Christmas - everywhere.
18 posted on 12/01/2009 1:21:33 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Baladas

back in the late 80’s to early 90’s the city of st cloud florida fought the aclu in regards to a cross that was atop the city water tower for years and years....this was a sleepy little cowtown...one day the aclu came to town and found 1 person...an elderly jewish man that lived outside the city limits and filed the suit on his behalf...he stated that everytime he drove thru town and looked up at the cross it scared and upset him...the lawsuits finally became to much for the city to bear and they took the cross down...


19 posted on 12/01/2009 1:21:33 PM PST by tatsinfla
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To: Baladas
Town Manager Mark Rees said the town’s public buildings should not be displaying things specific to a particular religion.

Of course this dolt wouldn't have a clue that Christmas day is a national holiday.

20 posted on 12/01/2009 1:24:05 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Baladas

Keep the sign up.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 1:24:58 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: NCC-1701

LMAO!


22 posted on 12/01/2009 1:26:27 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: elpadre
and I wonder whether or not we are seeing an orchestrated attack on Christmas - everywhere.

If the Kenyan pre-empts "A Charlie Brown Christmas" again next Tuesday, we'll know for sure.

23 posted on 12/01/2009 1:26:47 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Oratam
If they are volunteer firefighters, then, they can't be fired, right ? ......
24 posted on 12/01/2009 1:31:43 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: Deb

Wonderful story. Great example to follow, as you suggest.


25 posted on 12/01/2009 1:37:01 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: American Constitutionalist

I wonder now if they’re volunteer firemen, it being Massachusetts and all. They may be paid. (All the better to funnel the doh-ray-me to political war chests.) It’s a shame. A mass resignation of volunteers would make the town fathers soil their undies.


26 posted on 12/01/2009 1:38:47 PM PST by Oratam
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To: rockabyebaby

[[one person, one, count ‘em one person complained so the angel was removed because the company was afraid of being sued,]]

Sued for what? Because someone’s delicate feelings were ‘hurt’? Our laws don’t protect people’s ‘feelings’ but rather protect people’s constitutional rights. IF people could be sued for hurt feelings, or feelings of disgust, orwhatever- then there would be no porn shops, no drug shps, no adult entertainment shops etc etc etc- I find it funny that peopel can complain about an angel, and get hte angel removed, but people who have to walk their kids past porn shops haven’t got any say about it?

What next? Shut down all bars because it offends someone? The constitution states that public offices can not FORCE or COERCE anyone to beleive something- hangign a sign or putting up an angel is forcing NOONE to convert or change their beliefs- I’m tellin yas- this coutnry has becoem intensely sissified- whining to the courts because they think the courts have a responsibility to protect their precious little feelings.

That firehouse shoudl have told the authorities to go pound sand- and come back when they have proof that a sign forces ANYONE to convert, or if it EVER manages to ‘establish a religion that everyone is forced, by mandate of law, to covnert to’


27 posted on 12/01/2009 1:40:21 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Oldpuppymax

[[Actual Americans and Christians must begin to stand up in these situations. Tell the “officials” to PISS OFF!!]]

Precisely- our laws are meant ot make sure noone is FORCED to convert to any one religion- it is NOT meant to coddle people who might be ‘offended’- Yet legislators are trampling all over EVERYONE’s Constitutional rights be declaring what can and can’t be said.


28 posted on 12/01/2009 1:42:44 PM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Deb

Thank you for sharing that story. I had never heard of it before.


29 posted on 12/01/2009 1:46:18 PM PST by carmody
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To: Baladas

If they put up a ‘Happy Allahu Akbar’ sign, the leftists wouldn’t say a word.


30 posted on 12/01/2009 1:47:36 PM PST by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: Baladas

is this a disease or something? and to heck with who complained ...who was the d a who asked them to take it down?


31 posted on 12/01/2009 2:27:15 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Baladas
Town officials told firefighters last week to take down the homemade sign after they said people complained.

One of the oldest civil rights, going back to the Magna Carta, I believe, is the right to face one's accuser.
I would urge the firemen to insist on at least that much before even thinking of taking that sign down.

If they need financial support, I'm in...

Names of complainants, please.

32 posted on 12/01/2009 3:56:42 PM PST by Publius6961 (Â…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Deb

“every dignitary from President Reagan to the Pope has visited the Hill”

Zero’s probably never even heard of it.


33 posted on 12/01/2009 3:59:53 PM PST by Rebelbase (Green bean casserole is a culinary curse upon mankind)
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To: Rebelbase

If anyone in the vicinity of this town can post a clear picture of the sign, I am sure that copies might start popping up nation-wide...


34 posted on 12/01/2009 4:01:41 PM PST by Publius6961 (Â…he's not America, he's an employee who hasn't risen to minimal expectations.)
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To: Rebelbase

“Zero’s probably never even heard of it.”

Lithuania? You’re probably right! ;)


35 posted on 12/01/2009 4:15:50 PM PST by 21twelve (Drive Reality out with a pitchfork if you want , it always comes back.)
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To: Baladas

‘...after they said people complained’

The world is, quite simply, doomed. No ifs, ands, or buts.


36 posted on 12/01/2009 5:38:26 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Publius6961

“Names of complainants, please. “

B U M P


37 posted on 12/01/2009 6:55:11 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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