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Parents Say Christmas
Carols are Form of Bullying

Fox News, by Todd Starnes

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/18/2012 11:29:03 AM

A group of parents in Missoula, Mont. are upset over the religious nature of Christmas songs performed at a local elementary school – alleging the songs about the Baby Jesus is unconstitutional and a “form of bullying.” (Snip) The parents, who declined to be identified, are threatening to sue the Missoula County Public School District unless songs like “Joy to the World” and “Good Christian Men Rejoice” are replaced with secular tunes. “Bullying is such a hot topic, yet that seems to be what is occurring here,” the parents wrote in a letter obtained by The Missoulian.

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It grieves me so what is becoming of our nation and how leftists are being allowed to destroy it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/18/2012 11:34:14 AM     (No. 9072621)

Tyranny of the minority.
We lost our Country.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Observer177, 12/18/2012 11:43:54 AM     (No. 9072640)

They don´t like the Christian "bullying," let them take their little brats out of school, and go live on an island somewhere, where they can dance naked around a Maypole, howl at the moon, or whatever.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: VinGoombatz, 12/18/2012 11:44:01 AM     (No. 9072641)

There is no such thing as nonideological content.

To say expression of ideology is bullying is to say that any expression of ideology is bullying.

I wonder if a judge can figure that out.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 12/18/2012 11:44:18 AM     (No. 9072644)

Well, I think SOMEBODY is acting like a bully, but it´s the kid yelling "I´m gonna tell my dad" all the time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 12/18/2012 11:50:12 AM     (No. 9072659)

But aren´t these the same people who claim to be for tolerance and diversity and open mindedness and trying to see the other persons side?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 12/18/2012 11:50:12 AM     (No. 9072658)

My guess is last Friday´s shooter didn´t like Christian references in public schools either. Learning about peace on earth and good will toward your fellow man will really harsh your buzz.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 12/18/2012 11:53:02 AM     (No. 9072669)

The ACLU is a form of bullying.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tnorling, 12/18/2012 11:53:34 AM     (No. 9072670)

Good grief. Can you imagine having one of these pills as a neighbor? The left is sooo tolerant, not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/18/2012 11:57:11 AM     (No. 9072682)



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Reply 10 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/18/2012 11:58:06 AM     (No. 9072685)

Absolutely #8. They´re your neighbors that think your fence is too tall or your trees are too close to the property line, so they sic your HOA or city inspector on you, while they let their own cats roam to pee up your car wheels and poop up your garden. They´re the ones that complain about your smoking while their kids are taking dope in their basement. Their kids are the high school bullies that when they finally meet their match and get their rear ends handed to them, they scream foul and want to sue.

Yeah, those kinds of people.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/18/2012 11:58:10 AM     (No. 9072686)

They sound like liberals who moved to Montana from somewhere else, now want to impose their own views on everyone else. Why not just ask if their precious kiddies can be excused from any Christmas-themed activities (including the 2 weeks off of school)?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 12/18/2012 11:59:14 AM     (No. 9072690)

FInd out who the parents are, get the rest of the neighbors to sing a whole bunch of Christmas carols outside their homes all night.

Freedom of speech.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: pearlyjo, 12/18/2012 12:00:18 PM     (No. 9072693)

My opinion? We let the left hijack Christmas a long time ago. So, let´s take it back. We allowed them to take it over and redefine it and distribute it to us as they see fit and it is barely recognizable today.
We let Hollywood tell us how our Christmas should be. We let the retailers tell us how our Christmas should be. We let the music industry tell us how our Christmas should be. Now we let the government tell us how our Christmas should be. I say enough. Take it back. That means taking back your money as well. Do that and you´ll have a real Come to Jesus moment for everyone involved.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: veritas, 12/18/2012 12:01:56 PM     (No. 9072697)

"Parents" who inculcate in their [very, very unlucky] kids the attitude that any perceived difference must be bullying are guilty of child abuse at best.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/18/2012 12:02:20 PM     (No. 9072699)

Sorry, this country is majority rule. If that wasn´t the case we could have easily gotten rid of BO´s progressive idiocy. Instead we are stuck with it. We are still largely a Christian nation and it is manifestly clear that the Country was not set up to exclude God from our public institutions but to prevent the government from imposing a form of worshiping on us.

More PC run amok.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Architect, 12/18/2012 12:04:12 PM     (No. 9072706)

It sounds to me like they somehow have not gotten the memo that Christmas is a religious holiday. The first half of the word is "Christ". People who seek to be offended usually manufacture their own reasons to be offended.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/18/2012 12:06:47 PM     (No. 9072711)

´Bullying´ has become the tiresome buzzword for anything that our self-esteem culture feels threatened by as a result of their own insecurities.

It is not synonymous with negative feedback but they believe it is.

What are Montanans doing joining the blue state atheist dross anyway?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: beth, 12/18/2012 12:09:03 PM     (No. 9072715)

These parents need to look in a mirror. Then they will see what a real bully looks like.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 12/18/2012 12:09:05 PM     (No. 9072716)

How sad to see the world/country today!

These parents are stealing the faith that their children need and they will be held accountable. They wouldn´t like heaven either where we will continually rejoice and be glad in the presence of Jesus, our Lord/Savior.

Is this the party of choice? They want US to belive they really care about US!

Why would we not want a little bit of Joy to come into this world. That´s what God did - sending His only-begotten Son, Jesus, to redeem US from the Satanic power that had governed the earth since Adam chose him over God.

Pray for America. We need salvation from within, knowing in Whom we believe, allowing God to rule/reign in our hearts and then we can/will be the blessed nation we once were.

History proves that those who dishonor God suffer destruction for they have no one to rely upon other than their own selfish hearts.

How can singing carols be a form of bullying? Only in the hearts of those so hateful that they are looking for excuses to spread their athiestic agenda, where God is denied and political correctness is the law of the land.

Pray for Amerca! We are in perilous times! This is how it was before Jesus came. He set us free.

Do not squander your freedom and let the ACLU bullies demand we submit or else.

God´s Kingdom is within and one day we will know the power we have because Jesus reigns here and hereafter.

Pray for America! We are in dire need of a Savior.

Jesus alone is our salvation!

Joy to the world, the Lord has come! Amen

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Reply 20 - Posted by: afherkdriver, 12/18/2012 12:09:48 PM     (No. 9072720)

Ref to #11, they probably moved there from Minnesota, New York, or California.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/18/2012 12:10:36 PM     (No. 9072722)

If the joyful expression of my Christianity is bullying, and these people don´t like Christmas, have they volunteered to work Christmas day yet? With no time & 1/2 for the holiday? After all, isn´t it just another day to them?

Morons. Let them homeschool. Keep their liberal virus to themselves.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/18/2012 12:10:45 PM     (No. 9072724)

Sell all your toys and get rural.

Geographic separation from the opinions of others works wonders.

Here´s the bad news: The "Establishment" clause of our Constitution does suggest that the government, in all of it´s manifestations, resist the impulse to promote or ´establish´ ANY religion. This is a powerful defense against Islam.(and Sharia) It also requires that we not ask the government to promote our own favorite religions and their ceremonial expressions.

Doesn´t that seem reasonable ?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/18/2012 12:15:43 PM     (No. 9072735)

I´ll bet the irony of their threat to sue the school is completely lost on them.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Marilu, 12/18/2012 12:16:26 PM     (No. 9072738)

O.K., maybe it´s time to eliminate all holidays from the school calendar and require attendance by students AND teachers on all holidays. Do away with Christmas, excuse me, Winter break; no more Easter, oops, Spring break. Forget the concerts...someone is going to be offended no matter what.
The inmates really are running the asylum.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Dante, 12/18/2012 12:16:58 PM     (No. 9072740)

Amazes me that adults are so thrilled to out themselves as sniveling, overly-sensitive, weak-willed children just to get attention.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/18/2012 12:24:24 PM     (No. 9072752)

Now "bullying" is like "racism." Both words used whenever liberals want to shut down those who disagree with them. So are the Christians in Montana going to rally around the school?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: calgrammy, 12/18/2012 12:26:17 PM     (No. 9072759)

I thought Mont. was called "God´s Country"? Am I thinking of a different state?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/18/2012 12:26:17 PM     (No. 9072760)

...and #13 is right. When is it ENOUGH, folks, to fight back?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: chumley, 12/18/2012 12:27:25 PM     (No. 9072764)

#2´s maypole idea sounds pretty good. I may sign up for that one. But that´s immaterial.
Bullying is being subjected to daily beatings from the fat kid with nobody willing to stop it. Bullying is continuous nasty rumors being started about some innocent person for the amusement of the bully. Bullying is a never ending assault on someone who is not in any way interfering in the bully´s business.
Christmas songs are not bullying, and the charge dumbs down the real bullying.
While those horrible murders were taking place in CT, I was at my grandkids school listening to their class sing Christian Christmas songs. My non-Christian ears did not burn, and I didn´t feel like I was getting a spiritual wedgie. I was grateful I have lived long enough to hear the little varmints sing their hearts out.
Clearly these parents are Obie voters.


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Reply 30 - Posted by: spit the bit, 12/18/2012 12:29:21 PM     (No. 9072769)

Missoula has been Berkeley for a generation now. Too bad. It was a great town. However, the pendulum is swinging, and these idiots will soon play out their swing.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: mrduc, 12/18/2012 12:32:36 PM     (No. 9072777)

Geeze, I hope they never sing ´´This Old Man´ around these snivelers...´´knick knack, paddy whack, give a dog a bone...´´ Let´s see, age discrimination, bodily violence, animal abuse. It´s enough to give any dingbat the vapors!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: phillyred, 12/18/2012 12:37:29 PM     (No. 9072790)

I and so many others am so tired of being BULLIED by people like this! They are the reason my kids have to sing the absolute lamest holiday songs at our school´s "holiday" concert! Christmas - I remind these jerks- is a national holiday. Until Christmas is no longer a NATIONAL HOLIDAY in the United States, get lost already!!!! Here is the lineup I had to suffer through last week:

1. Hannukah song #1
2. Kwanza song that just repeated the words "ohhh Kwanza" a hundred times
3. Ho Ho Santa Claus (Really?????)
4. Hannukah song #2
5. Oh Kwanza (I´m not kidding- the same song twice!!!!1)
6. music-only version of A Rather Jolly Old Saint Nicolas
7. Walking in a Winter Wonderland


Yes my friends. Not one actual Christmas song. And equal time for other less important holidays.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: rolfnader, 12/18/2012 12:40:12 PM     (No. 9072801)

I say you either take your kids to a different school/town or sign your name to the complaint and your neighbors will probably help you.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/18/2012 12:40:38 PM     (No. 9072803)

The Missoulian is protecting muslims. Now invisible plaintiffs can make charges? Not my America. It´s illegal to keep the accusers a secret... Someone may think the MSM is making it up!

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Reply 35 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/18/2012 12:46:25 PM     (No. 9072825)

This secular bullying is in the heart of the South. Our elementary kids were coerced into the stupidest Christmas concert ever. All reindeer, snow, trees, and santa. Everyone exited quietly and ill-humored.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: phillyred, 12/18/2012 12:56:52 PM     (No. 9072852)

#36 - Your experience sounds like heaven compared to my absolutely horrible, lame, boring show. These secular bullies have ruined the excitement of Christmas at school for our kids! The music director obviously purposely picked the worst Christmas-related songs possible to put them on par with Kwanza which no one celebrates, and Hannukah, which is a minor Jewish holiday. It is disgusting!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: lazlototh, 12/18/2012 12:59:48 PM     (No. 9072858)

I am not religious. I don´t feel oppressed or threatened by Christianity or Judaism or even Buddhism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianisim, Hinduism, Bahaiism, etc. Of course, the one left off the list in the preceding sentence worries me a lot.

Religion is a historical and important fact of our existence even as part of secular history. Taking it out of history or contemporary life completely would be as silly as trying to take water out of your diet. It´s THERE, and to a lot of people it´s actually life-sustaining.

I can´t believe in a place like Montana people can feel so victimized. It´s not a nanny-ninny state like here in New York.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 12/18/2012 1:01:38 PM     (No. 9072861)

Too bad. Christmas without those beautiful old carols just isn´t Christmas any more. At least they maintained a facade of celebrating the Nativity. Soon it will be all shopping and nothing else. Then, like one of those cartoon characters that runs off a cliff and keeps running until he looks down to find nothing underneath and promptly falls, people will begin to wonder just why they are running around spending money they don´t have or could use for other things to buy gifts for people who most of the time have everything they want and need. Taking Christ out of Christmas could end up being bad for the economy.

One thinks of the ancient Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.

This multi-culti business is a form of cultural suicide. A culture that is no culture in particular but all cultures in general is no culture at all. It can´t last. Things fall apart. The center does not hold.



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Reply 39 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/18/2012 1:12:17 PM     (No. 9072882)

Several days ago a poster asksed if America has become a nation of wussies. The answer is a resounding "YES America has."

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Reply 40 - Posted by: Ravenhaven, 12/18/2012 1:14:41 PM     (No. 9072887)

Can we lock them in a room and force them to listen to a 3 hours of Holly, Jolly Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus and Alvin and the Chipmunks? If imposing that crap on us everywhere we go for a whole month isn´t bullying, what is?

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Reply 41 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/18/2012 1:15:11 PM     (No. 9072888)

So, if you don´t like it, don´t go to Christmas pageants. I am highly offended by Muslim religious celebrations where they bleed animals to death and bathe themselves in the blood- so, I just don´t attend them.

So, how do you feel about the Muslims having their payer rugs, their strange clothing and their "special" prayer rooms in schools and universities? I don´t here you squawking at all about how offensive and "bullying" those things are. I guess it´s because if you squawk too loudly over that kind of "bullying" the Muslims will kill you! Right? So, you just hypocritically complain against peaceful, sharing religions- right?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 12/18/2012 1:15:33 PM     (No. 9072890)

Somewhere around Detroit there is a mosque that calls Muslims to prayer five times a day. Isn´t that a form of bullying to the nonmuslims in that area? Can anyone out there show me one Chrismas carol that is bullying? O Holly Night? We Three Kings? Silent Night? I don´t care which you go to: church, mosque, synogog, or hugatree. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 12/18/2012 1:15:55 PM     (No. 9072894)

Somewhere around Detroit there is a mosque that calls Muslims to prayer five times a day. Isn´t that a form of bullying to the nonmuslims in that area? Can anyone out there show me one Chrismas carol that is bullying? O Holly Night? We Three Kings? Silent Night? I don´t care which you go to: church, mosque, synogog, or hugatree. Merry Christmas!

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Reply 44 - Posted by: BreakRight, 12/18/2012 1:32:11 PM     (No. 9072916)

You can let them into the pot, but you can´t make ´em melt.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 12/18/2012 1:56:40 PM     (No. 9072947)

Bullying ? That was when the fat 5th grader on the playground daily took whatever he wanted from us third graders. A sock about quarter full of marbles took him up the side of the head and corrected his wrong thinking. { Meriden CT, 1953. } Bullying needs to be dealt with no matter what age.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: yuban, 12/18/2012 2:17:32 PM     (No. 9072970)

The Left has hi-jacked the entire Country, not just Christmas.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: JAN, 12/18/2012 2:18:53 PM     (No. 9072972)

These families would be most happy in g-dless California. Particularly San Francisco.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: Maybeth, 12/18/2012 2:42:03 PM     (No. 9072998)

I think publicly dropping to your knees on a prayer rug 3 times a day is bullying.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 12/18/2012 2:45:18 PM     (No. 9073002)

For several years, I was on a quest for albums of traditional Christmas carols, sung in the traditional way, not the warbling garbage produced in this country. I finally found one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art catalog. It was produced in Great Britian by a 90-ish David Willcocks. Well worth the price. I listen to it every night.



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Reply 50 - Posted by: heartlandconservative, 12/18/2012 4:09:59 PM     (No. 9073132)

Give me my way or I will sue, yeah, that´s a form of bullying. Find out who these people are and have the whole town ignore them, treat them as though they don´t exist.
Stand up and say enough is enough

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Reply 51 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 12/18/2012 4:16:23 PM     (No. 9073142)

Demands of the demented.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/18/2012 4:29:22 PM     (No. 9073162)

I don´t know, if you demand a figgy pudding, and refuse to leave until given same, that may be a form of bullying.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 12/18/2012 4:38:59 PM     (No. 9073176)

FTA: "The parents, who declined to be identified, are threatening to sue the Missoula County Public School District unless songs like “Joy to the World” and “Good Christian Men Rejoice” are replaced with secular tunes."

Singing Christmas carols that have been sung for years as opposed to "threatening to sue" if they don´t stop singing them. Who is doing the "bullying" here?





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Reply 54 - Posted by: cheeflo, 12/18/2012 5:00:19 PM     (No. 9073209)

The pot calling the kettle black.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/18/2012 7:00:21 PM     (No. 9073376)

All of the other parents need to show up with a thousands strong counter complaint.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/18/2012 8:33:32 PM     (No. 9073479)

Come on man...we have totally lost our minds!

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Reply 57 - Posted by: mrduc, 12/19/2012 7:42:13 AM     (No. 9073869)

#54, thanks for my belly laugh of the day!

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Reply 58 - Posted by: jimmyfoxhound, 12/20/2012 10:06:59 AM     (No. 9076013)

Why are they suing for secular songs, that means they are still recognizing Christmas. I vote we cancel all days off and treat christmas as any other day. I´m sick of hearing athiests whine about this every year. They´re so annoying.

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Reacting to Sunday´s hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced today a bill to update the government´s 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media. The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 would examine the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, and would provide recommendations to address such crimes. On Sunday, the eve of the Jewish Passover, a 73-year-old man shot and killed three people at the Jewish Community Center

Report: Obama Considering Bond
Hearings for Detained Illegal Immigrants
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 7:53:38 PM     Post Reply
Even though the number of illegal immigrants who have been deported through the courts has dropped by 43% since President Barack Obama took office, the Obama administration may enact administrative changes to allow bond hearings for detained illegal immigrants. According to the Los Angeles Times, this could result in "several thousand" illegal immigrants being released from jails and "could slow the pace of deportations" even more. The Times notes that the White House is scrambling to "ease the concerns of Latino groups and other traditional allies that have turned on President Obama in recent weeks" by trying to brand him

Eric Cantor: Obama and I totally
had an angry conversation about
immigration yesterday
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 7:41:24 PM     Post Reply
It’s pitiful that we’ve reached this point, but Obama’s account of this chat really is more credible than Cantor’s. O’s position on immigration is straightforward: He wants amnesty badly, partly for legacy reasons and partly because he’s understandably keen to legalize a few million future Democratic voters, and he’s hoping the GOP will go along so that he doesn’t have to do something risky like an executive moratorium on deportations. The GOP leadership’s position is anything but straightforward. They’re convinced that they need to pass some sort of immigration bill before 2016 or else Latinos will hand the White House

Obama: Democrats Should
‘Forcefully Defend’ Obamacare
National Review Online, by Josh Encinias    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 6:37:30 PM     Post Reply
President Obama thinks Democrats should not shy away from defending Obamacare. “Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud of the fact that millions of people . . . we’re helping, because of something we did,” he said. The president held a press conference on Thursday to announce that 8 million people have enrolled in Obamacare. He also said that Republicans are going through “stages of grief” over Obamacare. “Anger, denial, and all that stuff — we’re not at acceptance yet,” Obama said.

Reid: Bundy supporters
are ‘domestic terrorists’
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Timothy Cama    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 6:26:12 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) intensified his criticism of armed militia members supporting rancher Cliven Bundy, calling them “domestic terrorists.” “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” Reid said Thursday at an event hosted by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, according to the newspaper. “I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism.” Reid specifically criticized Bundy supporters for bringing guns and their children to the ranch to defend him against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). BLM officials and contractors started rounding up Bundy’s cattle last week because of his refusal to pay $1 million in grazing

Fox News’s ‘Outnumbered’
is a stroke of evil genius
Washington Post, by Alyssa Rosenberg     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 4:43:34 PM     Post Reply
I thought it was smart when Fox News promoted Megyn Kelly, an anchor with the singular ability to generate juicy cable news moments that appeal to the left and the right, to an evening slot. Ratings-wise, that seems to have been a good call for the network. But one of the things that makes Fox such a strong channel, purely from a business perspective, is its ability to develop new talent and new concepts. And the show the network dreamed up to replace Kelly’s in daytime has a flair of evil genius: In “Outnumbered,” a panel of women will debate

Rev. Graham: Muslims Who ‘Want
to Practice Sharia Law’ Should ‘Go
Back to Where You Came From’
Cybercast News Service, by Michael W. Chapman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 4:16:54 PM     Post Reply
“We should be afraid of sharia law” in America, and Muslims here who want to practice sharia should go back to where they came from, “to those nations that recognize sharia law,” said Rev. Franklin Graham, head of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. In a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer, Graham was asked, “Some say you demonize Islam, and Christians in this country have opposed building a mosque or are worried about Sharia law. Isn’t it –” Graham, who oversees the international Christian aid group Samaritan’s Purse, said, “We should be afraid of Sharia law. We should be absolutely

Obama: Health care sign-ups hit 8 million
CNN, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 3:58:18 PM     Post Reply
The number of Americans who signed up for private insurance in the marketplace has grown to 8 million, President Barack Obama said Thursday during a rare appearance at the daily White House news conference, where he talked about the Affordable Care Act. About 35% of the people of those who have signed up through the federal marketplace are younger than 35, he added.



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Has Rush Limbaugh Finally
Reached the End Of The Road?

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Forbes Magazine, by Rick Ungar    Original Article
Posted By: EveningStar- 4/16/2014 7:24:05 PM     Post Reply
Like him or hate him, there is no disputing that Rush Limbaugh’s very special brand of mixing right-wing politics with his flare for entertainment has produced one of the most successful radio programs in the medium’s long history. Whatever the burning political question of the day, millions of Americans have relished the opportunity to tune into Rush’s program, knowing that he would quickly take that hot potato, throw a few gallons of verbal kerosene into the mix and elevate the matter into a five alarm fire with a just a few well-chosen words spoken in the style only Rush Limbaugh could

Kim Novak responds to post-
Oscars ridicule: ‘I was bullied.’

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Washington Post, by Soroya Nadia McDonald    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/18/2014 5:02:40 AM     Post Reply
After presenting at the Academy Awards this year, Kim Novak didn’t want to leave her house. The Hitchcock screen siren, 81, was too humiliated to venture from her home near the Rogue River in Oregon. She read the cruel posts and Internet snark about her appearance, and it was just too much. “It got to me like it gets kids and teenagers,” she told the Associated Press. The “Vertigo” actress, considered one of the great beauties in her day, posted a note on her Facebook wall Thursday, acknowledging that she’d gotten fat injections in her face and addressing her halted

Michelle Obama Riverdances
Through Dublin to the Tune
of $7,921,638

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Tom Fitton    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/17/2014 6:45:16 AM     Post Reply
When it comes to tracking the cost of Obama family vacations, there are two primary challenges. First, the Obamas are prolific jet-setters, so there are many details to track. Second, the Obama administration, clearly embarrassed by these lavish and frequent family vacations, stonewalls the release of records at every turn. But we have been relentless in pursuit of this information. Our attorneys file the lawsuits and make our case, and our investigators pour through pages of records and crunch the numbers. And the information we’ve uncovered – information that would otherwise remain under lock and key – shows that the

Why is US Senator Harry
Reid so concerned with
a local Nevada rancher?

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Fox News, by Wayne Allyn Root    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:37:12 PM     Post Reply
I live in Las Vegas. I live and breath Nevada politics. Something is very wrong. Something smells rotten in the Nevada desert. And Senator Harry Reid’s fingerprints are all over it. I am of course referring to the Bundy Ranch siege. This was a dispute between a Nevada ranching family with rights to the land in question for 140 years and the BLM (Bureayu of Land Management). The government claims they haven’t paid grazing fees for 20 years. The result was a government assault on the ranch- including snipers with assault rifles, SUV’s, helicopters, airplanes and over 200 heavily armed troops. No

Analysis: Obama Celebrates
Eight Million ´Enrollments,´
Again Declares Debate ´Over´

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Townhall, by Guy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/17/2014 8:56:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama addressed the White House press corps today, announcing that with the final numbers in, Obamacare´s exchanges have attracted eight million sign-ups -- 35 percent of whom are "under the age of 35," he said. Several elements of his comments were misleading: (1) At first blush, the 35 percent stat is both significant and impressive. As recently as last month, the share of "young invincibles" signing up for plans was struggling in the 25 percent range, far short of the actuarial target of nearly 40 percent. A leap into the mid-30´s, while still shy of the goal, would constitute a major step, and would bode well for the risk pools'

Elizabeth Warren whines about coverage
of her fraudulent Indian claim

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Daily Caller, by Patrick Howley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 9:54:52 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage. “What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.” “I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, ”I was stunned by the attacks.” This reporter (blogger?) reported extensively

The Folly Of The Bundy Ranch Rebellion
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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 4:21:46 AM     Post Reply
It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

Former US president joins
opposition to Keystone XL

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Houston Chronicle, by Jennifer A. Dlouhy    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 10:32:12 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter joined fellow Nobel laureates Wednesday in opposing Keystone XL, insisting that approving the pipeline would trigger “more climate upheaval” around the globe. In an open letter to President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, Carter and the nine other Nobel Peace Prize winners bluntly warned the leaders: “Your decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will define your climate legacy.” The missive, published as an advertisement in Politico, represents the first time Carter has taken a position on the $5.4 billion project and makes him the first former president to come

Fox News Poll: Many voters say Obama lies
to the country on important matters

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Fox News, by Dana Blanton    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/16/2014 7:39:27 PM     Post Reply
About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.” Click here for the poll results. President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods. Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep

Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery
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Star-Telegram [Fort Worth TX], by Anna M. Tinsley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/16/2014 4:02:34 PM     Post Reply
FORT WORTH — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis will undergo neck surgery today, her campaign said Tuesday. “After experiencing shoulder and right arm pain in recent weeks, Sen. Davis will have a routine surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and degenerative discs that are creating compression on the nerves in her neck,” campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas said in a statement Tuesday. “This is a common issue experienced by runners and endurance athletes,” he said. Davis, of Fort Worth, will undergo the outpatient surgery at the Fort Worth Brain and Spine Institute. Dr. Thomas Ellis will perform the

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

Students Demand Acknowledgement of
Robert E. Lee´s ´Racist and Dishonorable Conduct´

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 12:35:28 PM     Post Reply
A group of seven multiracial Washington and Lee University (W&L) students are demanding the school remove all Confederate flags from campus and "acknowledge" General Robert E. Lee´s "dishonorable side." According to the Roanoke Times, "seven multiracial students, calling themselves ´The Committee,´" have also demanded the school "acknowledge and apologize for participating in chattel slavery." They want recognition of "Martin Luther King Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus" and an end to "neo-Confederates" marching across campus "to the Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day." The students say they will "engage in civil disobedience" if their demands are not met by September 1st. They added: "The


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