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(Detroit Free Press)   Controversy over city Christmas tree erupts as residents complain that: A) It's officially a "holiday tree", B) It's a waste of taxpayer money, or C) It's made of plastic   ( freep.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Candy Cane Christmas Farm, Birmingham, trade organization, holiday trees, Department of Public Services, Taiwanese PVC  
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2012-11-19 04:06:25 PM  
Christmas trees, Menorahs, Kwanza Kinaras and whatever else comes up are a waste of public time and money. You want those things? Put them up in your own home. You feel better about yourself or your chosen religion when you put those things up in the presence of others, go do it at your church.

Govt isn't there to make you feel better about your choices. it's there to provide things that we all need, that make our communities better. Things that are best provided by a central authority. Roads, police, schools, parks. That kind of stuff.

Even the decorations on light poles and such are a waste.

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2012-11-19 04:12:40 PM  
? Did anyone figure in cost of set up, take down, and storage? vs live tree.
2012-11-19 05:07:18 PM  

rappy: suthrnrunt: rappy: The war on Christmas has got to stop. These people who are fighting against it are going to burn in Hell. They need to accept our Savior, He will remove the hate from their hearts.

yes let's all bow and pay homage to the pagan holiday turned christian and worship the false idol known as the original zombie that rose from the dead.

And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. - Hebrews 6:11

I can quote fiction too...

"Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet in the middle" Granny - "The Company of Wolves"
2012-11-19 05:21:19 PM  

saintstryfe: Ambitwistor: [www.tvgasm.com image 350x260]

What's funny is Kids today might not realize (and my niece didn't, at 6) that Christmas trees actually use to look like that in the 60's and 70's - garish, wild colors and materials like Aluminium and cheap plastic. They looked terrible. Granted, artificial trees today are better.. but that's not GOOD. They're still ugly and easily identifiable.

How about the silver aluminum tree with a rotating lit colored disc accessory that made the tree reflect an assortment of colors over and over? it was like Christmas on Acid and I suspect it helped a lil Timothy Leary to get his start. God bless us, one and all!

/yellow kitchens, avocado green appliances, plastic orange wall clocks
2012-11-19 05:35:41 PM  
In my city, they pile a bunch of tumbleweed and spray paint it white:
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2012-11-19 05:44:07 PM  
When I read the headline I picked C because I thought the tree caught on fire.

2012-11-19 07:48:13 PM  

coldcuts: In my city, they pile a bunch of tumbleweed and spray paint it white:
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See, that's cute - creative, funny, and obviously locally-grown idea.

Buying a fake tree for outside is... stupid.
2012-11-19 09:05:11 PM  

coldcuts: In my city, they pile a bunch of tumbleweed and spray paint it white:
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I spend six to eight months of the year designing Christmas for my clients. I find this rather charming. Like.
2012-11-19 11:51:57 PM  
2012-11-20 08:33:25 AM  

JackieRabbit: saintstryfe: /grumpy old atheist me loves Christmas in nearly all its permuations and varied modes of celebration
//if your kid can't get within sight of a pine tree lest it set of an allergic reaction that would kill him, then please, slaughter him before he breeds, as to prevent the weakening of the gene pool
///you have a right to exist - you don't have a right to not have itchy eyes and a drippy nose.

So celebrate one of the non-christian festivities. Yule, for example, which is where most of our Christmas traditions come from.

Most kids today don't have allergies. They have underdeveloped immune systems and pussified helicopter parents, who are responsible for the former.

Allergies are overreactions by the immune system. Not symptoms of underdevelopment.
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