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Rhode Island governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree
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Posted on 12/01/2011 6:37:50 AM PST by Gopher Broke

A battle is brewing in Rhode Island and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas!

November 30, 2011

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to FoxNews, Gov. Chafee has said the Christmas tree in the State House Rotunda in Providence, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree.

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1 posted on 12/01/2011 6:37:54 AM PST by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke

Ridiculous.

These devil worshipers in government will pay. God created humans, not the other way around.

Holiday tree, horsefeathers.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 6:39:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Gopher Broke

This happens every year when some dipstick like Chaffee would rather offend a million Christians rather than offend one atheist or Muslim.

Governor Chaffee should have just kept his stupid mouth shut and gone along with the program.

It’s Christmas Chaffee , you idiot. It’s been Christmas for a long time and some fool like Chaffee isn’t going to change that./


3 posted on 12/01/2011 6:42:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Gopher Broke

Silliness. We have real problems and people are arguing over a name of a tree. No wonder we are in such deep trouble.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 6:42:46 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I would say the governor, a public employee works for the people and is not a dictator so the people of RI should tell the government to STFU.


5 posted on 12/01/2011 6:47:43 AM PST by edcoil (I grew up in a country that was honest, I am growing old in a country that is not. I am sorry.)
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To: napscoordinator

The tree is symptomatic of the trouble we are in.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 6:48:14 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Gopher Broke

http://www.afa.net/Detail.aspx?id=2147514283


7 posted on 12/01/2011 6:49:43 AM PST by Gopher Broke (Repeal Obamacare !!)
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To: napscoordinator

“Silliness. We have real problems and people are arguing over a name of a tree”.

...progressives have such a hatred for christianity and liberty they can’t control themselves. When Chaffee walks by that Christmas tree it angers him to no end.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 6:52:37 AM PST by albie
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To: Gopher Broke
It's called "Rhode Island"...not Chafee Island! He does not have the power to rename Christmas, or anything to do with it.
9 posted on 12/01/2011 6:53:27 AM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: Gopher Broke
On a related note, an FR thread from a few years back....

Merry Christmas Is NOT Offensive (Rabbi Daniel Lapin Urges Respect For Christian Holiday Alert)

10 posted on 12/01/2011 6:55:33 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

Your post exhibits a monumental lack of insight.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 6:57:12 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: Gopher Broke

Among the symbols of cowardice, now so rampant in this country that we are at the edge of a cliff, there is none so illustrative as a male in a man’s position stammering with political correctness.

Wimp.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 6:57:22 AM PST by stanne
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To: Gopher Broke

Once a moron always a moron.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 6:59:39 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: mewzilla

islam is a tool being used by atheists to attack Christianity.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 7:00:45 AM PST by farmguy
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To: Gopher Broke

Doesn’t Chafee have other pressing issues in Rhodent Island to be concerned about? The state is in economic turmoil and this atheist idiot focuses on denaming the ‘christ’mas tree.


15 posted on 12/01/2011 7:08:09 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Gopher Broke

Start enforcing separation of church and state. Make all government employees work on Christmas Day. Until they rename Dec 25th as a newspeak term, ‘The Winter Observance Memorial Day’. Slimey creeps like Linc Chap me would go for that.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 7:14:30 AM PST by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Gopher Broke

And what are you going to call the menorah? A candlestick with candles? Being from RI, this Govenor is a first class jerk. Hung on to the coatails of his father who was a Republican but was a Democrap from day l.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:42 AM PST by LilRhody
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To: Gopher Broke

And what are you going to call the menorah? A candlestick with candles? Being from RI, this Govenor is a first class jerk. Hung on to the coatails of his father who was a Republican but was a Democrap from day l.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:19:47 AM PST by LilRhody
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To: napscoordinator

“Silliness. We have real problems and people are arguing over a name of a tree. No wonder we are in such deep trouble.”

You’re missing the larger picture of what’s going on here. This country’s turning it’s back on God by rejecting Jesus Christ IS the problem from which everything else ails us. Whether or not to call it a Christmas tree or call to eliminate ‘In God We Trust’ on our coins is representative of this.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 7:21:43 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; if they don't say "Merry Christmas", don't buy.)
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To: Gopher Broke

will be called a “holiday” tree.

And what holiday has a tree?

Christmas.

Go figure.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 7:22:41 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Gopher Broke

I think the term RINO is way overused but this guy is their king.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 7:30:53 AM PST by willk
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To: traderrob6

Your post exhibits a monumental lack of insight.

My post shows that the government is broken and we again are focusing on a tree instead of the budget. I call my tree at home a Christmas Tree. I call the tree at work a Christmas Tree. But from time to time, I hear someone say Holiday Tree and I just think Christmas Tree. However, as long as we all call it a Christmas Tree and we finally bankrupt the country all is well.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 7:36:02 AM PST by napscoordinator (Anybody but Romney, Newt, Perry, Huntsman, Paul. Perry and Obama are 100 percent the same!!!!!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Google “Lincoln Davenport Chafee”.

A screaming liberal like George McGovern and Edward Kennedy.

His father Sen. John Chafee used to introduce every year a bill calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment. A WWII vet, the elder Chafee would routinely flaunt his war record in the face of anyone who disagreed with him on any issue.

The junior Chafee’s jaundiced view of the Christmas season is not surprising in the least. He is among the worst of the worst.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 7:38:25 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Gopher Broke

I hate those TV commercials where they come out with that “Happy Holiday” stuff - It’s Christmas; they use Christmas themes so it’s Merry Christmas not “Happy Holidays”. What Holidays??????


24 posted on 12/01/2011 7:39:41 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: napscoordinator

It seems silly but is more important than it seems. There is reality. Then there are symbols through which we primitively and emotionally connect to reality and truth in a kind of right brain way. Finally, there are words, which are shorthand symbols and more left brain and reasoned ways of relating to reality. When you change the WORDS you are, bit by bit, changing the meaning of things and the truth and power of them.

There is a reason the left always focuses first on changing our WORDS. It is something that seems trivial and something people usually agree to...but ultimately they are changing reality and our connections to our own traditions and our connections to our children and grandchildren with whom we share less and less. Our culture goes on because, though music and places change, buildings are torn down, inventions come in that older people can’t relate to, etc., still we can connect to those things that have stayed the same. Our Valentine’s Day party at school with sugar cookies is like what our grandchild is experiencing, our Christmas party is like theirs and so on. Take away those things and replace them with the “new” things and the connection weakens over time. Lose the word CHRISTMAS and you have lost something intangible, but very real.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 8:17:18 AM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: Gopher Broke

Chafee is such a sh**head. Right up there with Harry Reid.


26 posted on 12/01/2011 8:18:24 AM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: napscoordinator

Not “silliness” at all. Think about it - its just another part of their larger socialist agenda.

Not “offending” anyone is only the excuse. If that wasn’t there, it would be on some other pretext.

De-Christianize the country, de-humanize human beings, demonize and distort everything worthwhile, deconstruct our past, and reconstruct the future into the Socialist Utopian paradise.

That’s what they do/are doing.

Chaffee is a Liberal. Liberals are the enemy of freedom, liberty, and basically everything American.

He’s only doing what Liberals do, and we shouldn’t expect anything else out of him.

Know the enemy, and you’re better able to defeat him.


27 posted on 12/01/2011 9:01:41 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Gopher Broke
The word holiday derived from the notion of "Holy Day", and gradually evolved to its current form. The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg. The word originally referred only to special religious days. Funny how they try to get rid of the religious connection, but by calling it a "Holiday" tree it literally means "Holy Day" tree. Don't tell them that or they will call it a Winter Festival Tree. Christmas is about Jesus. What part of that is unclear? If you don't want to celebrate this High Holy Day then don't you have several other options; however, you are not allowed to make this "Holy Day" something it isn't. If you try to we Christians will lovingly correct your ignorance. I think it is safe to say that we are done with Political Correctness run amuck!
28 posted on 12/01/2011 9:24:45 AM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Gopher Broke

Lincoln Chaffee would enact a holiday honoring King Herod’s ‘heroic efforts’ to murder the Christ child, if it were within his power to get away with it.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 9:49:27 AM PST by mkjessup (I stand with Herman Cain!!)
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To: Gopher Broke

Just cancel the entire “holiday” then and have all those godless bastards work on the 25th.

But rest assured, those hypocrites will take the days off to “celebrate” Christmas while at the same time poking a stick in the cage.

I really loathe PC liberals...


30 posted on 12/01/2011 10:02:46 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

I would sign up a Christmas militia to daily gather under the governors window with a bull horn saying “Christmas Tree” non- stop in the lead in to Christmas break.


31 posted on 12/01/2011 10:31:24 AM PST by magna carta
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To: magna carta

Good idea! But be sure to bring canned goods EVERY day to give to a local food pantry. The anti-Xmas Governor thinks we should be out doing something more significant, like feeding the hungry, than putting energy into this. We can show him that both can be cared for!


32 posted on 12/01/2011 10:37:34 AM PST by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Gopher Broke

Chafer should’ve been gone years ago.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 10:47:38 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Gopher Broke

You know, I don’t like calling Lincoln Chaffee “Governor”. Seeing as he is just another liberal A**hole with Power, I’m just gonna call him “A**hole”, or “A**hole” Chaffee.


34 posted on 12/01/2011 10:52:00 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: magna carta

Everybody, be sure to go to the link and SIGN the petition to this governor that demands he put CHRISTMAS back into the holiday and holy day that it IS. If you are out of state, use the Rhode Island zip code....this governor must feel the heat from every one.


35 posted on 12/01/2011 10:54:29 AM PST by itssme
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To: Gopher Broke

Rhode Island: ‘The Armpit of the New England states’


36 posted on 12/01/2011 11:44:03 AM PST by Fedupwithit ("Live free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: Gopher Broke
Wasn't Rhode Island the fist colony that established freedom of worship, after its founder was thrown out of Massachusetts?

If so, this governor has really gotten it wrong in a big way.

If you check closely, you will find that Christ celebrated Passover and the Festival of Lights, along with all other Jewish festivals. In fact early Christians celebrated Passover each year until Rome ordered them to stop.

There are elements of Christianity in the modern celebration of Passover that became embedded during the time between Christ's resurrection and the big split between Jewish believers of The Way, and those who rejected the Messiah and established the order of worship after the destruction of the Temple.

Yeshua was probably born in June or July, if Mary became pregnant at the time of the angels visitation in the 6th month as stated in the Gospels. Even so, we celebrate His coming at this time of year.

Likewise we celebrate His resurrection around Passover each year. The pagan worship of Ishtar (exchanging of colored eggs etc.)being tied into our celebration by Rome also.

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, and good will towards all believers in the G_d of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob. May you have a very enjoyable holiday season. Remember True Judaism and True Christianity are one in the same. Someday our Jewish brothers will also worship Messiah.

37 posted on 12/01/2011 12:13:09 PM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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When did RI people stop celebrating Christmas?


38 posted on 12/01/2011 9:07:45 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
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Chafee is a brain damaged,inbred piece of crap-he slid into the Governership by a slim plurality in a four way race,and this is only the latest in a series of attacks on sanity by this turd.
He engineered the imposition of in state tuition rates for illegal aliens by having an administrative board illegally sidestep the legislature.
He reversed a previous Governor’s executive order that mandated cooperation between state law enforcement and ICE.
he also eliminated the use of e-Verify to insure illegal aliens weren’t hired by the state or by state contractors.
He tried to expand sales taxes to cover virtually every good and service.
This creature has to be recalled .
The most venal act he pulled was an attempt to force destitute veterans at the state veterans’ home to pay 100% of their income to live there.
It is 80% at the present time and this scumbag wanted to take their last few dollars for cable or pizza or whatever that might brighten their lives a little.
One WW2 vet wished publicly that Chafee would die in office.I couldn’t disagree with him.
The attempt on the veterans failed by the way.


39 posted on 12/03/2011 3:50:56 AM PST by steamroller
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