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This is one of a few forwards that they sent me already:

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White House

no more

Christmas Ornaments!

 
 
 
Hard to believe what Obama is doing, but I checked this out on hoax/slayer. The White House will celebrate "Winter Holiday" this year, not Christmas. I hope the people in this country wake up soon.


Thought you might be interested in this information from the White House. This isn't a rumor; this is a fact.
We have a friend at church who is a talented artist.  For several years she, among many others, has painted ornaments to be hung on the various White House Christmas trees.  The White House sends out an invitation to send an ornament and informs the artists of the theme for the year.


She got her letter from the White House recently.

It said that they would not be called Christmas trees this year.  They will be called Holiday trees.

And, to please

do not send any ornaments painted

 with a religious theme.

She was very upset at this development and sent back a reply telling them that she painted the ornaments for Christmas trees and would not be sending any for a display that left Christ out of Christmas.

Just thought you should know what the new residents in the White House plan for the future of America .  If you missed his statement that

"we do not consider ourselves a Christian Nation"

this should confirm that he plans to take us away

 from our religious foundation as quickly as possible.
 

Oh Lord .............!


I need something to counter this. ASAP.
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2009, 02:56:07 pm »
...Should we do a ForwardGASM?  :fap:

Also, my mom shot back:

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Really [my dad's name], you haven't been to church in years and we both voted for Obama. Knock it the hell off, you fucking hypocrite.
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2009, 03:09:30 pm »
And it's from the  St. Petersburg Times?! ROCK THE FUCK ON. BEST NEWSPAPER EVER.
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2009, 03:13:10 pm »
The entire politifact website is pretty cool.  It seems accurate, and attempts more impartiality than any other place I've seen.  Including factcheck.org.

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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2009, 03:23:41 pm »
The St. Pete Times has won countless recognitions on being a truly fair and balanced news source. It's always voted the #1 Florida Newspaper and the largest circulated paper in Florida.  Politifact and TBO are just a couple of their online subsidiaries. When newspaper sales started to go down because of the internet, it stepped it's online game up and did it right.

Their sports section is great. They don't sugar coat a damn thing, and the writers are good at chastising the home teams when they deserve it.

When I moved to Rhode Island and started reading the rag they call the Providence Journal, I was like, "What is this shit?!"

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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 03:27:10 pm »
That email, as untruthful as it may be, and your mom are full of win.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 03:47:29 pm »
My mom doesn't put up with my dad's hypocrisy. This can be loads of fun or loads of fighting, depending on their moods.

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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2009, 04:29:39 pm »
Ah.
If someone does the “Fine, you’re right, I’m clearly a terrible person, I’m Satan, I’m the worst person alive, I should just die” thing in response to criticism of their harmful behavior, they are trying to manipulate people and flip the situation around so that they look like a victim.

As a neuroscientist I have to disagree with the perception that anyone is doing mathematical modeling of cognitive intelligence, yet; intelligence as an economist defines it, yes, but economists are worlds away from actual cognition.


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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2009, 01:52:54 am »
Talk about spin.  People see a guy being more accepting of other religions and acting with a bit of perspective and integrity, and suddenly the story is that Obama hates christianity.

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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009, 02:33:52 am »
Talk about spin.  People see a guy being more accepting of other religions and acting with a bit of perspective and integrity, and suddenly the story is that Obama hates christianity.
He's accepting of religions?

Why does he hate atheists?
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2009, 04:31:36 am »
well, for one thing, atheism is not a religion.
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2009, 05:53:45 am »
well, for one thing, atheism is not a religion.
This poster disagrees.


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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 08:20:57 am »
that poster makes no reasonable argument as to why the lack of a religion is in and of itself a religion.
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Re: I think my relatives are trying to get a rise out of me for Christmas...
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2009, 08:32:48 am »
that poster makes no reasonable argument as to why the lack of a religion is in and of itself a religion.
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