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Obama's Secular Christmas Message: Cookies, Basketball and 'Holiday' Traditions
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 12/25/2013 9:56:33 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Here is the heart of President Obama's official Christmas message: "This is a season for millions of Americans to be together with family, to continue long-held holiday traditions, and to show our gratitude to those we love. And along the way, some of us might even watch a little basketball or eat some Christmas cookies, too."

Ah yes, cookies and basketball: that's what Christmas is about for the President. Oh, and yes, those "long-held holiday traditions."

More here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; christmas; christmasmessage; obamachristmas; secularism

1 posted on 12/25/2013 9:56:33 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

For Obama, Christmas is about cookies, basketball, and the little peoples’ quaint holiday traditions. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 9:58:27 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Muslims celebrate Christmas? I did not know that.


3 posted on 12/25/2013 10:00:17 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just don’t let those commies down at the ACLU catch you doing any of that “long held ‘holiday’ traditions” stuff. You’ll get your *** sued for ‘offending’ somebody.


4 posted on 12/25/2013 10:00:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

No mention of the Birth of Jesus as almost all presidents have done in the past.


5 posted on 12/25/2013 10:01:26 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Truly pathetic.


6 posted on 12/25/2013 10:01:42 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

No mention of healthcare? This has to be fake.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 10:03:45 AM PST by freebird5850 (The only good thing about Barry getting re-elected is now we get to see him fall from a higher place)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He’s not one of us.


8 posted on 12/25/2013 10:03:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Have fun during the “winter break”. Just don’t “offend” any of our diverse and multicultural citizens.


9 posted on 12/25/2013 10:04:12 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

10 posted on 12/25/2013 10:05:06 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Wookie got a new wig for Christmas?

Looks kind of brown.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 10:05:49 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Evidently they play basketball and eat cookies.


12 posted on 12/25/2013 10:06:44 AM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He practices Secularism. He has not the gift of faith in Christ.


13 posted on 12/25/2013 10:07:39 AM PST by jobim (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must not, or he might have mentioned Jesus.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 10:08:49 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes, muslims celebrate Christmas......
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/12/25/bomb-attacks-on-christians-in-baghdad-kill-37/


15 posted on 12/25/2013 10:10:17 AM PST by RouxStir (No peein' allowed in the gene pool.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Here's a Christmas tradition: six to eight black men.
16 posted on 12/25/2013 10:10:35 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Such a rich tradition to hand down to generations, basketball, cookies, tinsel and snowman. Wow. Life changing, transformational, a land of liberty.


17 posted on 12/25/2013 10:10:59 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: headstamp 2
Missing father, distracted mother, early years as a Muslim then raised by communist grand parents, attended “black liberation” church. OBAMA has no traditions or experience to base an understanding of the truth of Christ on. Obama needs a lot of prayer. If God can bring Newton to his knees and inspire Amazing Grace God can touch Obama’s heart!
18 posted on 12/25/2013 10:11:41 AM PST by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He did say Christmas. A word that is not allowed by the enlisted men and women at Camp Shelby.

How is the commander in chief allowed to say Christmas to the military but the soldiers at Camp Shelby not allowed to call it a Christmas football tournament?

These same PC clowns need to tell the commander he is not allowed to say Christmas when addressing the military. This needs to be brought to a head.


19 posted on 12/25/2013 10:11:56 AM PST by boycott
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To: Venturer

I miss the bangs. The bangs covered more of her face, and one always could hope they’d grow long enough to reach the Wookie’s chin. But noooooo. We’re back to the part in the center again, as an accent to the really bad underbite.


20 posted on 12/25/2013 10:12:19 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obama: “Yeah, well, Merry Xmas.”

“But Eid-al-Fatr, that’s a sacred holiday.”


21 posted on 12/25/2013 10:12:46 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oliviaforever

“No mention of the Birth of Jesus as almost all presidents have done in the past.”

Just the signs of the times!
For such a time as this. . . http://www.patburt.com/


22 posted on 12/25/2013 10:14:05 AM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Those two again! Just the thing to turn a Christmas into a Halloween. Watch and see, soon after his second term, if he serves that long, Obama will come out again, this time as a Freemason, disguised as a Muslim who acts like an atheist.


23 posted on 12/25/2013 10:16:24 AM PST by lee martell
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I still shake my head in disbelief and disgust that this loser was elected POTUS.....twice.
24 posted on 12/25/2013 10:16:47 AM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Compare to:

Ronald Reagan: Christmas Message — Dec 24, 1981

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3105234/posts


25 posted on 12/25/2013 10:19:02 AM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama's a "Black Liberation Theology" communist. He should be celebrating Kwanza, not Christmas

"Black theology will accept only the love of God which participates in the destruction of the white enemy. What we need is the divine love as expressed in Black Power, which is the power of black people to destroy their oppressors here and now by any means at their disposal".--James (Jim) Cone,
African American Religious Thought: An Anthology (Paperback)
by Cornel West (Editor), Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (Editor)
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SEAN HANNITY: But Reverend Jeremiah Wright is not backing down and has not for years and in his strong stance on the teaching of black liberation theology is nothing new. He had the same things to say last spring when he appeared on "Hannity & Colmes:"

WRIGHT: If you're not going to talk about theology in context, if you're not going to talk about liberation theology that came out of the '60s, systematized black liberation theology that started with Jim Cone in 1968 and the writings of Cone and the writings of Dwight Hopkins and the writings of womynist theologians and Asian theologians and Hispanic theologians, then you can't talk about the black value system.

HANNITY: But I'm a — reverend

WRIGHT: Do you know liberation theology, sir?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,354158,00.html
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Obama's Church: Gospel of Hate
Kathy Shaidle, FrontPageMag.com
Monday, April 07, 2008

In March of 2007, FOX News host Sean Hannity had engaged Obama’s pastor in a heated interview about his Church’s teachings. For many viewers, the ensuing shouting match was their first exposure to "Black Liberation Theology"...

Like the pro-communist Liberation Theology that swept Central America in the 1980s and was repeatedly condemned by Pope John Paul II, Black Liberation Theology combines warmed-over 1960s vintage Marxism with carefully distorted biblical passages. However, in contrast to traditional Marxism, it emphasizes race rather than class. The Christian notion of "salvation" in the afterlife is superseded by "liberation" on earth, courtesy of the establishment of a socialist utopia.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=30CD9E14-B0C9-4F8C-A0A6-A896F0F44F02
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Catholics for Marx [Liberation Theology]
By Fr. Robert Sirico
FrontPageMagazine.com | Thursday, June 03, 2004

In the days when the Superpowers were locked in a Cold War, Latin America seethed with revolution, and millions lived behind an iron curtain, a group of theologians concocted a novel idea within the history of Christianity. They proposed to combine the teachings of Jesus with the teachings of Marx as a way of justifying violent revolution to overthrow the economics of capitalism.

The Gospels were re-rendered not as doctrine impacting on the human soul but rather as windows into the historical dialectic of class struggle. These "liberation theologians" saw every biblical criticism of the rich as a mandate to expropriate the expropriating owners of capital, and every expression of compassion for the poor as a call for an uprising by the proletarian class of peasants and workers.
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=460782B7-35CC-4C9E-A2C5-93832067C7CD

26 posted on 12/25/2013 10:22:31 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: governsleastgovernsbest
long-held holiday traditions

To which we are clinging, along with our firearms.

27 posted on 12/25/2013 10:22:46 AM PST by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: All

Those who don’t believe in God are happy when obama has nothing to do with Christmas. The rest will say “I didn’t vote for a preacher.”


28 posted on 12/25/2013 10:31:42 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Pitifully shallow words from the Office once held by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and other learned men who understood the essence of liberty and its connection to the Spirit of this Holy Season.

Newburyport, July 4, 1837:
"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior...It forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation...

Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth?

That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before."


29 posted on 12/25/2013 10:32:19 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2
Pitifully shallow words from the Office once held by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams and other learned men who understood the essence of liberty and its connection to the Spirit of this Holy Season.

John Quincy Adams, Newburyport, July 4, 1837:
"In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior...It forms a leading event in the Progress of the Gospel dispensation...

Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized the social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer's mission upon earth?

That it laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity and gave to the world the first irrevocable pledge of the fulfillment of the prophecies announced directly from Heaven at the birth of the Saviour and predicted by the greatest of the Hebrew prophets 600 years before." - President John Quincy Adams


30 posted on 12/25/2013 10:34:44 AM PST by loveliberty2
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

31 posted on 12/25/2013 10:38:41 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

They’re not aging well in office, are they?


32 posted on 12/25/2013 10:42:28 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Just don’t say Merry Christmas or mention Jesus. Or try to send a card to a Veteran.


33 posted on 12/25/2013 10:45:55 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

FUBO


34 posted on 12/25/2013 10:56:35 AM PST by funfan
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Obama is a mirror image of secularists, leftists, hopeless, and the gullible. He is the president of narcissists and the selfish.

Contrast Zero's banality and vapidity with a clip from Ronald Reagan in his Christmas message:

"On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Christ with prayer, feasting, and great merriment. But, most of all, we experience it in our hearts. For, more than just a day, Christmas is a state of mind. It is found throughout the year whenever faith overcomes doubt, hope conquers despair, and love triumphs over hate. It is present when men of any creed bring love and understanding to the hearts of their fellow man."

35 posted on 12/25/2013 10:56:59 AM PST by grimalkin (We are a nation under God. If we ever forget this, we are a nation gone under. -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Gamecock

excellent


36 posted on 12/25/2013 11:02:35 AM PST by digger48 (I've diven 6)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
And there were in the same country basketball players abiding in the field, keeping watch over their court at midnight. And, lo, the angel of the community organizer came upon them, and the glory of the community organizer shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great cookies, which shall be to all who hold EBT cards. For unto you is born this day in the city of Honolulu and/or Nairobi a Dear Leader, which is Barack the Obama. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the One wrapped in clothes of the upper class, lying every time his lips move. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising the community organizer, and saying, Glory to the community organizer in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward unions and those who pay up to our enforcers.
37 posted on 12/25/2013 11:13:28 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Gamecock

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This one captures exactly what’s wrong with us today.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 11:14:51 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Gamecock

I wonder if you remember the Marlboro Man of Fallujah from 9 years ago. Do you think he”ll be talking to his mother about Obamacare?

Can you work up a picture of him and PJ, I sure don’t have such skill.?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1279275/posts

http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/march08/content/view/13/1/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Blake_Miller


39 posted on 12/25/2013 11:54:32 AM PST by 11x62
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To: carcraft
Obama needs a lot of prayer. If God can bring Newton to his knees and inspire Amazing Grace God can touch Obama’s heart!

Amen.
Christ came to save sinners.
Step 1: Acknowledge that you are a sinner in need of a Saviour.
Step 2: Repent and throw yourself down at the mercy of the Lord. Ask for His help to overcome your sin.
Step 3: Serve the Lord with all your heart and all your soul.

Most people, blinded by their pride, never get past Step 1.

Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

40 posted on 12/25/2013 11:55:19 AM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Gamecock

Can you imagine what men will look like in another seventy years of feminizing?


41 posted on 12/25/2013 12:04:21 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is a microcosm of his presidency, and the entire marxist fantasy.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Allah forbid he actually mention anything having to do with his “Christian Faith”

For a ‘late convert to Christianity’ he sure seems go out of his way to avoid it.

I think he only ‘converted’ long enough to get past the election without telling everyone he was a muslim since he said he would side with them (the muzzies)in his book.


42 posted on 12/25/2013 12:25:31 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

The Half Wit Messiah reminds me of the turkey mayor in “Chicken Little”..

(You’ve got to have kids or grandkids to have seen that one”)

RLTW


43 posted on 12/25/2013 12:28:23 PM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

OK can we stop with the comments on her looks?

We hate it when the libtards do that.

In all honesty she can be quite attractive some times.


44 posted on 12/25/2013 12:31:14 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

And to convince those unbelievers of the goodness and benefits of ObamaNoCare.


45 posted on 12/25/2013 12:37:48 PM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Mr. K
In all honesty she can be quite attractive some times.

Uh, no. And her problem is the ugly that's inside is always manifesting itself on the outside.

46 posted on 12/25/2013 12:47:53 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
On the first day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
A Marxist in a red tree.

On the second day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the third day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Three Dixie Chicks.
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fourth day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Four Lenin busts.
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the fifth day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Five fel-on-ies.
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the sixth day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Six Castro jumpsuits.
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts,
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

On the seventh day of Kwanzaa Øbama gave to me
Seven Mao pajamas,
Six Castro jumpsuits,
Five fel-on-ies,
Four Lenin busts
Three Dixie Chicks,
Two Jaily birds,
And a Marxist in a red tree.

47 posted on 12/25/2013 2:11:57 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: rovenstinez

When somebody tells Obama, “The snowman is here”.
He tells them to tip him a C note and leave the
bag behind the sofa cushion.


48 posted on 12/25/2013 3:12:54 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cyber Liberty
The bangs were fake, she is a fake as well as a flake..

her hair is all fake, extensions, wigs, hairpieces…she never never shows up in public with her own hair, which is wiry, nappy, and coarse. occasional the hair dresser pulls a few hairs from her hairline to blend to give the appearance of being natural..the shiny, glossy hair is not michelle obama’s hair…

I..believe she has a room dedicated to wigs and hairdressing only, sadly her youngest daughter has her hair, the older daughter chemically treats and straightened her hair.. I wonder when she will admit to wearing fake hair?? maybe never..

I always had a good laugh when she and obama talked about those famous BANGS. just to funny..but we hairdressers know the fake and the real..by the way I hairdresser for over 42 years and did a few Black Americans hair, a Black American even taught me how to do and apply the chemical treatment. I loved every day of my working life, met life long friends and had customers from the 60’s who became life long friends.. the final 17 years, I worked in nursing homes, retirement homes, hospitals, and funeral homes.. It was a great life for me, I even produced a daughter who followed in my foot steps until she decided she wanted a college degree and entered the business world, but she still manages to do mom's hair!!

wishing ya'll a Blessed New Year….

49 posted on 12/25/2013 3:34:07 PM PST by haircutter
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To: El Cid

Thank you for the comment


50 posted on 12/26/2013 5:20:53 AM PST by carcraft (Pray for our Country)
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