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Statement by the President and First Lady on Kwanzaa (Warning: Barfus Maximus)
The White House ^ | 12/26/11 | The White House

Posted on 12/26/2011 10:23:30 PM PST by Nachum

Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Kwanzaa this holiday season. Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa -- unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

We celebrate Kwanzaa at a time when many African Americans and all Americans reflect on our many blessings and memories over the past year and our aspirations for the year to come. And even as there is much to be thankful for, we know that there are still too many Americans going through enormous challenges and trying to make ends meet. But we also know that in the spirit of unity, or Umoja, we can overcome those challenges together.

As families across America and around the world light the red, black, and green candles of the Kinara this week, our family sends our well wishes and blessings for a happy and healthy new year.

(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.gov ...


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1 posted on 12/26/2011 10:23:37 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Does the jug-eared jackass intend to issue a statement on Festivus ?


2 posted on 12/26/2011 10:26:33 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

For the rest-of-us


3 posted on 12/26/2011 10:27:08 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Celebrated by millions across the world, Kwanzaa honors the history and heritage of Africa. This seven-day observance is an opportunity for individuals of African descent to remember the sacrifices of their ancestors and reflect on the Nguzo Saba. Kwanzaa’s seven social and spiritual principles offer strength and guidance to meet the challenges of each new day.

During this joyous time of year, Americans renew our commitment to hope, understanding, and the great promise of our Nation. In honoring the traditions of Africa, Kwanzaa strengthens the ties that bind individuals in communities across our country and around the world.

Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a joyous Kwanzaa.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Read more: Bush’s Kwanzaa greeting http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=22472#ixzz1hiHERZIB


4 posted on 12/26/2011 10:27:23 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Nachum
Today marks the beginning of the week-long celebration honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa -- unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.

For his Christmas message, did he go over the teachings of Christ?

5 posted on 12/26/2011 10:29:38 PM PST by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: trumandogz

That one caused me gastric distress as well... bleh


6 posted on 12/26/2011 10:30:08 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
And now, the airing of the grievances!
7 posted on 12/26/2011 10:30:22 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And a very merry Yabba Dabba Doo to you too. May all of your Bronto Burgers be vegetarian and all of your ice glacial.


8 posted on 12/26/2011 10:31:01 PM PST by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: right way right

Celebrate Festivus with your own Festivus Pole — 100% Aluminum ...

http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm


9 posted on 12/26/2011 10:31:54 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

10 posted on 12/26/2011 10:32:13 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Nachum

Both just work off of a template and come up with these holiday greetings.


11 posted on 12/26/2011 10:36:58 PM PST by trumandogz (If Rick Perry cannot secure his name on the Va. ballot, how could he be trusted to secure America?)
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To: Nachum

Kwanzaa is as all-inclusive as black history month.


12 posted on 12/26/2011 10:38:23 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: Nachum

Kwanza was created by a black extremist Ron Karenga after his group of street thugs got destroyed after having fought with the Black Panther Party.

After Karenga got out of jail for other charges, he reinvented himself into some kind of black leader, created the holiday, and got a white-guilt job as a professor at a small California college from which he retired after many decades of conning the academic community and his students.

My Kwanza curse for Karenga and the Obamas.

May a typhoon blow a hole the size of Kansas in your Kwanza Hut.

Karenga and Obama - both created frauds on America, but successful ones. The make P.T. Barnum look like an amateur, but at least Barnum didn’t try to destroy his country.


13 posted on 12/26/2011 10:38:55 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Just a little something on Kwanzaa

http://patdollard.com/2011/12/kwanzaa-a-fake-holiday-concocted-by-violent-felon-and-black-supremacist-obama-issues-statement-praising-it/


14 posted on 12/26/2011 10:41:40 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Talisker
"For his Christmas message, did he go over the teachings of Christ?"

He did not. On December 23rd, Obama was joined by his wife in reading this political promotion off the teleprompter.

15 posted on 12/26/2011 10:44:50 PM PST by Baynative (The penalty for not participating in politics is you will be governed by your inferiors.)
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To: Nachum
A totally made up fake holiday created by an ex-con?
How totally appropriate!
16 posted on 12/26/2011 10:50:21 PM PST by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: Nachum
There is nothing to celebrate in collectivist, Marxist, Communist, it takes a village, black racism. The Left will do anything to make sure Christianity is never given the respect it deserves for its contribution to mankind. The same seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army. With their symbol of the seven headed cobra each snake head stands for one of the SLA's revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani.


17 posted on 12/26/2011 11:00:15 PM PST by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Talisker

No, Christ was not mentioned other than as part of the word Christian; there was an implied reference about something happening 2000 years ago that brought redemption. Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas greeting was much more concerned with Who Christmas is about.


18 posted on 12/26/2011 11:05:48 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Nachum

Is he going to light the candles over 7 days?


19 posted on 12/26/2011 11:11:24 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nachum
I was just wondering, is burning the mouths and tongues of screaming women with a soldering iron part of the Kwanza festivities?
20 posted on 12/26/2011 11:22:31 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: Nachum
Thanks for posting that piece. I couldn't remember the specifics of the criminal that created this phony holiday.

Ron Karenga

21 posted on 12/26/2011 11:32:04 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nachum

I particularly like the ear of corn....authentic symbol of Africa.


22 posted on 12/26/2011 11:38:27 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Nachum

23 posted on 12/26/2011 11:39:56 PM PST by South40 (Just say NO to pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS!)
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To: jonrick46
> The same seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army. With their symbol of the seven headed cobra each snake head stands for one of the SLA's revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani.

Quite true.

Note, however, that the SLA stole their seven principles from Kwanzaa, not the other way around. Kwanzaa was started around 1966, and the SLA around 1973. And the seven-headed cobra was stolen from Sri Lanka. At least according to Wikipedia, the SLA:

... considered themselves leaders of the black revolution... DeFreeze was its only black member. His seven-headed SLA cobra symbol was based on the seven principles of Kwanzaa, with each head representing a principle. The Swahili words for these seven principles are: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), Ujima (collective work and responsibility), Ujamaa (cooperative economics), Nia (purpose), Kuumba (creativity) and Imani (faith). The appearance of the symbol of the seven-headed cobra on SLA propaganda indicates that it was copied from the ancient Sri Lankan / Indian seven-headed nāga;...
It doesn't appear that the SLA had a lot of original creativity going on. But perhaps it does make a bizarre sort of sense, that a bunch of Marxist revolutionary thugs would use the ideas from a Marxist criminal pseudo-religion of thugs. You know, I'm not black, but if I were, Kwanzaa would be a huge source of embarrassment. Seriously, c'mon folks.
24 posted on 12/27/2011 12:09:03 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Nachum

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
George Washington Carver


25 posted on 12/27/2011 12:24:17 AM PST by Leep
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To: Lazlo in PA

Karenga has his roots in Black Liberation Theology.


26 posted on 12/27/2011 12:25:44 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: trumandogz

Thanks for reminding us about George W. Islam-is-a-Religion-of-Peace Bush.


27 posted on 12/27/2011 12:38:57 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Nachum

7 Principles of Kwanza? A hooked up joke of a fake holiday.
Remind anyone of anything else with “ 7 Pillars”?


28 posted on 12/27/2011 12:48:22 AM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: Nachum
"when many African Americans and all Americans reflect"

I am having trouble with Obama's logic--if only many African Americans reflect, and all Americans reflect, some African Americans must not be Americans.
Yet, if you are African American, you are by definition American, no?

29 posted on 12/27/2011 1:38:21 AM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Nachum

This is a joke, right?


31 posted on 12/27/2011 3:04:10 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: lacrew

Clever freepers rock.


32 posted on 12/27/2011 3:19:08 AM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: Nachum

Did he light all seven candles at once?


33 posted on 12/27/2011 3:23:54 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Re #13: You left out he was an FBI informer.


34 posted on 12/27/2011 3:26:12 AM PST by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Nachum

My Kwanza message for His Excellency: GFY.


35 posted on 12/27/2011 3:41:16 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Nachum

That`s just Kwazy.


36 posted on 12/27/2011 3:42:50 AM PST by Einherjar
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To: Nachum

Like this mooselimb phoney punk, kwanza is a made up deal.


37 posted on 12/27/2011 3:50:14 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Nachum

No, he can’t deal with the “airing of grievances” (or “feats of strength”, for that matter).


38 posted on 12/27/2011 3:53:35 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
My Kwanza curse for Karenga and the Obamas.

May your Kwanza candles set your sorry asses on fire.

39 posted on 12/27/2011 3:54:41 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: trumandogz
Laura joins me in sending our best wishes for a joyous Kwanzaa.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Pandering crosses party lines.

40 posted on 12/27/2011 3:57:06 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

“honoring African American heritage and culture through the seven principles of Kwanzaa — unity, self determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.”

Are ANY of these “African American” traits? I’m sure they apply to some (as they’d apply to other “races” as well), but who impulsively associates these words with “African Americans”?


41 posted on 12/27/2011 3:58:08 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Lazlo in PA

Kwanza cake and cocktail hour by Sandra Lee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2iWTJqo98

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLMNZ6xY6YY&feature=watch_response


42 posted on 12/27/2011 4:34:38 AM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Joe Boucher

Bingo


43 posted on 12/27/2011 4:35:54 AM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: Nachum

Kwanzaa is racist: One more way to divide America by color and race.


44 posted on 12/27/2011 4:50:33 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Nachum
A made-up ‘holiday’ celebrating socialism and collectivism. Oh, goodie, pass the pie and the bong.
45 posted on 12/27/2011 4:59:31 AM PST by JPG (Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Like many professional "black" racists (Jeremiah Wright, Adam Clayton Powell, etc.), Karenga looks to be mostly white.

In my Post Office there is a poster advertising stamps for Christmas (with madonna & child), Kwanzaa, and Eid (Islamic). Ah...the perversity of diversity.

46 posted on 12/27/2011 5:05:28 AM PST by hellbender
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To: Safetgiver
any excuse for a party

day 1 is the celebration of the wagyu beef
day 2 is for beer
day 3 is for lobsta and slurpies..whoa, stop right there

47 posted on 12/27/2011 5:07:38 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: Nachum
and around the world ____ please...
48 posted on 12/27/2011 5:11:03 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Moonman62

Presidential proclamations about Kwanzaa really don’t bother me, whether done by President Bush or Obama. We don’t celebrate Kwanzaa and I don’t know anyone who seriously does (not that I have asked anyone), but even though it is a pretty suspect holiday, if Americans celebrate it I think it is not inappropriate for the President to make statement about it. There are plenty of other things to criticize Obama about.


49 posted on 12/27/2011 5:52:30 AM PST by NCLaw441
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To: Nachum
NOT!!!! Here's some more about this:
So the Obamas' celebrate a convicted kidnapper and torturer?
Why am I NOT SURPRISED?
50 posted on 12/27/2011 8:14:12 AM PST by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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