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The Worst Kind Of Scheduling Conflict [Obama Address preempts Charlie Brown Christmas]
Morning Call ^ | November 30, 2009 | John L. Micek.

Posted on 12/01/2009 7:23:23 AM PST by PapaBear3625

President Barack Obama ... ... is slated to deliver a prime-time address on Tuesday night in which he'll lay out his plans for the American war in Afghanistan.

The address before the United States Military Academy at West Point on Tuesday night will not only be used to announce the immediate order to deploy roughly 30,000 more troops, but the administration will also use the occasion to convey how it intends to turn the fight over to the Kabul government, the New York Times reported.

But the administration may also face an unforeseen enemy as it lays out its long-awaited plans. And they are loud and they are legion: We're talking about preschoolers and their parents.

That's because ABC-TV was scheduled to present its annual screening of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. And we don't know about you, but that show is pretty sacrosanct around our house and not to be trifled with lightly.

A call to the White House may be in order here. We hear it's pretty easy to get through these days ...

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.mcall.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcdisney; bho44; boringpresident; charliebrown; christmas; culturewar; drudge; grinchstolechristmas; macacamoment; merrychristmas; obama; peanuts; theobamashow; waronchristmas
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1 posted on 12/01/2009 7:23:24 AM PST by PapaBear3625
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To: PapaBear3625

Hat tip to Drudge, where it’s at the top.


2 posted on 12/01/2009 7:23:51 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

NOOOOOOO!!


3 posted on 12/01/2009 7:24:07 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: PapaBear3625

It’s because he isn’t a Christian and distains all things Christian.


4 posted on 12/01/2009 7:24:50 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: PapaBear3625

So is bammy Charlie Brown or Linus? I know he ain’t Snoopy. You could make an argument that Lady Chewbacca is Lucy though.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 7:25:10 AM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: PapaBear3625
[Obama Address preempts Charlie Brown Christmas]

I'm sure the brain-washed little kiddies will be delighted to see Obama instead. Mmm Mmm Mmm!!

6 posted on 12/01/2009 7:25:55 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: PapaBear3625

AAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 12/01/2009 7:26:14 AM PST by GoDuke
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To: PapaBear3625

LOL!

We have all the Peanuts holiday shows on DVD.


8 posted on 12/01/2009 7:28:50 AM PST by Tax-chick (Don't worry - the king cobra will save you!)
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To: RebelTXRose

“It’s because he isn’t a Christian and disdains all things Christian.”

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Yes.

Charles Schultz’ classic is one of the few vintage Christmas shows true to the REAL meaning of Christmas. We won’t even talk about modern “holiday” productions.

I doubt that it would be produced today...wouldn’t want to “offend” anyone....


9 posted on 12/01/2009 7:29:01 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: PapaBear3625

I’ll watch CB for the 40th time......................


10 posted on 12/01/2009 7:29:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: PapaBear3625

Good Grief.


11 posted on 12/01/2009 7:29:03 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: PapaBear3625

Maybe this explains it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKk9rv2hUfA


12 posted on 12/01/2009 7:29:41 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw
So is bammy Charlie Brown or Linus? I know he ain’t Snoopy.

Pig Pen. The cloud of socialism follows him everywhere.

13 posted on 12/01/2009 7:30:08 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: PapaBear3625

To be honest, this is perhaps the first time I’ve agreed with Obama’s timing. (Hell he should have done this months ago and we all agree on that, so understand that up front.)

I am not a Charlie Brown fan. Frankly the whole concept gives me the hives. Just about anything that would keep him off the tube is fine with me.

For the Charlie Brown fans, sorry folks. Take your little blankey over in the corner and pout.


14 posted on 12/01/2009 7:30:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: GnuHere
Fortunately, it's scheduled for tonite AND next Tuesday nite.

But I wouldn't put it past BamBam to see a need for more face time next Tues as well.

15 posted on 12/01/2009 7:30:36 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Tax-chick

Oh, good grief!.............

16 posted on 12/01/2009 7:30:46 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: KarlInOhio

It’s a good thing I have this on dvd which I will watch instead.


17 posted on 12/01/2009 7:30:54 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: KarlInOhio; equalitybeforethelaw

he’s more like Lucy Van Pelt............


18 posted on 12/01/2009 7:31:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: EyeGuy

He will have made another couple of million people mad.

Eventually, he is his own worst enemy.


19 posted on 12/01/2009 7:32:01 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: PapaBear3625

Nothing is sacred to this clown. *sigh*


20 posted on 12/01/2009 7:32:10 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Well, Americans everywhere are cutting back, so I guess it’s only right that a network trade in a real cartoon for a stick boy.


21 posted on 12/01/2009 7:32:49 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s an interesting programming note. I wonder if it was too late the change the listing for tonight, but they still had time to change next week’s listing.


22 posted on 12/01/2009 7:33:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: PapaBear3625

What’s next... a -13bama speech on top of a showing of Heidi?


23 posted on 12/01/2009 7:33:08 AM PST by C210N (A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have)
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To: PapaBear3625
A muted trombone would make more sense than an Obama speech.

Wah-wah, wah-wah-wah.

24 posted on 12/01/2009 7:33:19 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Obamalaise - the new mood for America.)
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To: ETL
BamBam probably prefers this (warning: bad language)
25 posted on 12/01/2009 7:33:38 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

We checked the schedule, it is on next Tuesday.


26 posted on 12/01/2009 7:33:58 AM PST by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Zero = Schroeder


27 posted on 12/01/2009 7:34:27 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; FBD
Having coffee this AM with Kate, looking at ahead at the evening's programming see zerO's on AGAIN!!

OK I turn to K & say, "Look who's on at 7 tonight."
K look at me & says, "Why don't they give 'em his own network & be done with it?".

My *K*.
LOL!!!!

28 posted on 12/01/2009 7:35:08 AM PST by Landru (Forget the pebble Grasshopper, just leave.)
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To: PapaBear3625

its amazing to begin with that he thinks he has to go on tv yet again to tell us and the enemy what his intentions are....just make a damn decision and do it...


29 posted on 12/01/2009 7:35:21 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: DoughtyOne

What on earth could you possibly have against a beautiful and wholesome cartoon like Charlie Brown and Peanuts?


30 posted on 12/01/2009 7:35:26 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: PapaBear3625

31 posted on 12/01/2009 7:35:30 AM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: PapaBear3625

I would not watch his sorry speech if I was paid to.


32 posted on 12/01/2009 7:35:35 AM PST by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Wah-wah, wah-wah-wah.
_____________________________________

Arianna Huffington.


33 posted on 12/01/2009 7:36:21 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: DoughtyOne

“I am not a Charlie Brown fan. Frankly the whole concept gives me the hives.”

Dittos.


34 posted on 12/01/2009 7:36:29 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (If it's not close, they can't cheat.)
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To: PapaBear3625

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29993.html


35 posted on 12/01/2009 7:37:39 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: DoughtyOne

I don’t think I’ve ever seen that kind of vitriol directed against “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Wow.


36 posted on 12/01/2009 7:37:50 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Red Badger

LOL!

Why can’t he just make the decision and give the necessary orders? Why does it have to be on national television? He could make a speech, if he feels he must, and then the news channels could show parts of it during their regular broadcasts.


37 posted on 12/01/2009 7:39:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (Don't worry - the king cobra will save you!)
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To: ETL

As a kid I found the television presentation of Charlie Brown to be one of the most annoying cartoons I had seen. As an adult I continued to see the presentations in that light.

I know a lot of people like it. That’s okay. I’m mostly roasting them here. I don’t mind you taking the opposite position. I’m glad you enjoy it.


38 posted on 12/01/2009 7:41:31 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: DoughtyOne; PapaBear3625

Charlie Brown is part of the American Christmas tradition for children and we have three generations in our household who have and do continue to enjoy him. BO has been dithering for months about this issue so not in my house and certainly not tonight. I agree with others-BO needs his own channel so that I can block it from my house entirely!


39 posted on 12/01/2009 7:42:24 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

It’s not about ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’, but rather the whole Charlie Brown concept as a cartoon.

As a kid I found the television presentation of Charlie Brown to be one of the most annoying cartoons I had seen. As an adult I continued to see the presentations in that light.

I know a lot of people like it. That’s okay. I’m mostly roasting them here. I don’t mind you taking the opposite position. I’m glad you enjoy it.


40 posted on 12/01/2009 7:43:04 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I heard that this morning on the news and thought “How many folks are going to be happy to have to wait another week to watch the Charlie Brown Christmas special to see his face YET AGAIN.


41 posted on 12/01/2009 7:43:22 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: DoughtyOne

I prefer the cartoons to most of the rest of the junk that’s on TV. At least you know they are fiction!


42 posted on 12/01/2009 7:44:00 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: Tax-chick

I’ve bought all my favorite Christmas shows on DVD: Charlie Brown Christmas, White Christmas, Bells of St. Mary’s, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. This way, I’m not at the mercy of the television networks and can watch them whenever I want.


43 posted on 12/01/2009 7:44:02 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: PapaBear3625

Why can’t he show a little class and release his plans in writing or on the radio and spare us having to look at his mug....oh, I forgot, ‘class’ is not in his lexicon and neither are the grades he received in any.


44 posted on 12/01/2009 7:44:56 AM PST by Leg Olam (Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: PapaBear3625

Well, guess there is no need to turn on the TV tonight... Sorry ABC.. Charlie Brown Christmas is an annual tradition, and you better believe me and the family would have tuned in tonight... but you can bet your bottom dollar, we won’t now. We’ll just have to pop the DVD in instead.

So tell me again, how’s that change working for ya?


45 posted on 12/01/2009 7:45:19 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Tax-chick

And the claymation classics (Rudoplh The Red-Nosed Reindeer with Burl Ives), and the original Grinch-is there any other one? Not for me.


46 posted on 12/01/2009 7:45:39 AM PST by mrsmel
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To: PapaBear3625

"And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them! And they were sore afraid ... And the angel said unto them, "Fear not! For, behold, I bring you tidings of great joy, which shall be to all my people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ, the Lord." "And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." And suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly Host praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, and good will toward men."

"That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown."

- Linus Van Pelt -

47 posted on 12/01/2009 7:45:50 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Grams A

That’s fine Grams A. I’ve been telling others that I am glad they enjoy the CB cartoons. I’ve found them to be consummately annoying. BTW, this is not a statement about the Christmas program or it’s content.

Hey, that’s how I see it. I don’t expect anyone to change their mind.

I’m glad you enjoy it. It’s nice that your family has enjoyed it for generations.


48 posted on 12/01/2009 7:46:20 AM PST by DoughtyOne (A MELTING POT not a potters wheel. Join us. Don't try to turn this nation into the one you fled.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Well, he it kind of reminds me of the teacher in Charlie Brown when he starts talking anyway.


49 posted on 12/01/2009 7:46:21 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: DoughtyOne

“For the Charlie Brown fans, sorry folks. Take your little blankey over in the corner and pout.”

Yeah, because it’s only the adults who will be upset.


50 posted on 12/01/2009 7:46:33 AM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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