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Old 09-28-2006, 12:46 PM
Location: Phoenix area
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Originally Posted by RAINBOWWAVES View Post
It was athiests and libs...pure and simple. Christmas is world wide and now it is being challenged.
It AMAZES me how powerful we "libs" are...We are responsible for everything from the end of Christ in Christmas and the demise of Wal-Mart to the breakdown of family values and the overpopulation of domestic animals...

Wow, I feel strong enough to take on Disney AND Pat Robertson...Thanks, Rainbow!

...I am Liberal, hear me ROAR!!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:06 PM
Location: Burlington VT
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And the Grinch grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He turned around fast, and he saw a small Who!
Little PIXIESCHMOO WHO, who was not more than two.

The Grinch had been caught by this little Who daughter
Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at the Grinch and said, "Santy Claus, why,
"Why are you taking our Christmas tree? WHY?"

But, you know, that old Grinch was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why, my sweet RAINBOWWAVES," the fake Santy Claus lied,
"There's a light on this tree that won't light on one side.
"So I'm taking it home to my workshop, my dear.
"I'll fix it up there. Then I'll bring it back here."

And his fib fooled the child. Then he patted her head
And he got her a drink and he sent he to bed.
And when RAINBOWWAVES went to bed with her cup,
HE went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:10 PM
Location: Marion, IN
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Originally Posted by doublet View Post
LOL!!! Evey, you're cracking me up girl! I'm picturing you all decked out in your holiday garb and I can't get this big grin off of my face. Thank you!
If you are laughing without seeing it, I can imagine you would get a big kick out of the sight of the real me in person. I have more annoying hair doodles with bells than you can possibly imagine.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:17 PM
Location: Central Jersey - Florida
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Yes Virginia there is a Santa Claus and he will be bringing Christmas this year!
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:51 PM
Location: Maine
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Originally Posted by doublet View Post
... the demise of Wal-Mart
Ah, if only...if only...
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:30 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I don't believe it is "all the immigrants from other countries and cultures" that are trying to get rid of Christmas. I heard up here in Canada, in places that have changed, it's predominantly because of individuals whose families have been here for generations, didn't like their own culture and decided to persecute it.

I also believe there are quite a few, perhaps most atheists who aren't trying to rid us of Christmas either as evidence in other posts. I believe it is being led by a bunch of fringe groups and some like the ACLU unfortuately have a ton of money poured into them from donations. I wouldn't even doubt that there may be a few causes of the ACLU that are good.

What I heard in an interview from the guy who started the ACLU is that it orginially was a communist party back in the 1960's, intent on using the U.S. Constitution against itself to force change on the American people. This might not even be the current goal of the ACLU, as the founder is dead now. However someone mentioned, look at what's on our money, people swear on Bibles in court rooms every day, the pledge etc. Well I believe there are a few people who won't let up until all of that is changed. They might even force all the history books to be re-written. I don't have a clue as to whether or not they will be successful, but I do know that these fringe groups don't really wish to get along with anyone, they just want to win.

I believe that there are, or were two kinds of Christmas; the secular and most predominant one and the religious one. Especially as I viewed it growing up in the 80's Santa, reindeer, snow, presents etc. had nothing to do with religion. It seems now that these fringe groups are even offended with the secular Christmas.

Here are a few things I am confused or surprised with:

*At least one U.S. city has chose to call their municipal outdoor evergreen they decorate a "holiday tree" instead of a "christmas tree". What is a "holiday tree?" Can it be for Easter, Labour Day and Halloween too?

*I've already heard about the pledge and the the money issue

*Recently military chaplins are being forbidden to use the phrase "...In Jesus' name...", with threats of court marshalling or dismisal, even when in private praying privately at the request of a soldier who is Christian. (there are other military chaplains too, like Muslim and other who besides maybe using a word like "Jihad" are not being restricted) Freedom of religion seems to be more of a myth in this context.
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:12 PM
Location: The Big D
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This is too funny. I had to go back and find it in my archives but I LOVE IT!!!

Anyone who has ever worked in Corporate America can all relate to this.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 01, 2005
RE: Christmas Party

I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas
Party will take place on December 23, starting at noon
in the private function room at the Grill House. There
will be an open bar & plenty of food We'll have a
small band playing traditional carols ... feel free to
sing along. And don't be surprised if our CEO shows up
dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit
at 1:00pm. Exchange of gifts among employees can be
done at that time; however, no gift should be over
$10.00 to make the giving of gifts easy for everyone's
pocket. This gathering is only for employees! Our CEO
will make a special announcement at that time!
Merry Christmas to you & your family.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 02, 2005
RE: Holiday Party

In no way was yesterday's memo intended to exclude our
Jewish employees. We recognize that Chanukah is an
important holiday, which often coincides w/Christmas,
though unfortunately not this year. However, from now on
we're calling it our "Holiday Party." The same policy
applies to any other employees who are not Christians
or those still celebrating Reconciliation Day. There
will be no Christmas tree. No Christmas carols sung.
We will have other types of music for your enjoyment.
Happy now?
Happy Holidays to you & your family.

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All Employees
DATE: December 03, 2005
RE: Holiday Party

Regarding the note I received from a member of
Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking table
... you didn't sign your name. I'm happy to
accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on a
table that reads, "AA Only"; you wouldn't be anonymous
anymore. How am I supposed to handle this?
Forget about the gift exchange, no gift exchange is
allowed since the union members feel that $10.00 is
too much money & executives believe $10.00 is a little

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
To: All Employees
DATE: December 04, 2005
RE: Holiday Party

What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that
December 20 begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan,
which forbids eating & drinking during daylight hours.
There goes the party! Seriously, we can appreciate how
a luncheon at this time of year does not accommodate
our Muslim employees' beliefs. Perhaps the Grill House
can hold off on serving your meal until the end of the
party - or else package everything for you to take it
home in little foil doggy baggy. Will that work?
Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight
Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet &
pregnant women will get the table closest to the
restrooms. Gays are allowed to sit w/each other.
Lesbians do not have to sit w/Gay men, each will have
their own table. Yes, there will be flower arrangement
for the Gay men's table. To the person asking
permission to cross dress, no cross-dressing allowed
tho we will have booster seats for short people.
Low-fat food will be available for those on a diet. We
cannot control the salt used in the food we suggest
for those people w/high blood pressure to taste 1st.
There will be fresh fruits as dessert for Diabetics,
the restaurant cannot supply "No Sugar" desserts.
Did I miss anything?!?!?

FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director
TO: All F***king Employees
DATE: December 05, 2005
RE: The F***ing Holiday Party

Vegetarian *****s I've had it w/you people!!! We're
going to keep this party at the Grill House whether
you like it or not, so you can sit quietly at the
table furthest from the "grill of death," as you so
quaintly put it, & you'll get your f***ing salad bar,
including organic tomatoes. But you know, tomatoes
have feelings, too. They scream when you slice them.
I've heard them scream. I'm hearing them scream right
NOW! I hope you all have a rotten holiday! Drive drunk
& die,
The ***** from HELL!!!

FROM: Joan Bishop, Acting Human Resources Director
DATE: December 06, 2005
RE: Patty Lewis & Holiday Party

I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Patty Lewis
a speedy recovery & I'll continue to forward your
cards to her. In the meantime, management has decided
to cancel our Holiday Party & give everyone the
afternoon of the 23rd off w/full pay.
Happy Holidays!
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:14 PM
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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That was a good one momof2dfw!
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:49 PM
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This website says it is coming!
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:15 PM
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Well then, just what IS appropriate to say? I work at Lowe's, and last year I had several negative responses from people. I started off by saying "Merry Christmas" to people, and I had one woman say she was Jewish. I then started saying "Happy Holidays", and I had one elderly gentleman say "It's CHRISTMAS; Get it right!" What do you people want from me? Chrismahannukwanzakkah?! LOL! How about just a good 'ole fashoined "BAH HUMBUG?!" ;o)
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