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#1 Dec 01 2012 at 6:11 PM Rating: Default
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So, every year there's a debate on whether or not there's an "attack on Christmas". I haven't seen any threads on this for awhile. What say ye?
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I stopped watching O'reilly and don't watch Fox and Friends anymore, so I don't hear anything about the War on Christmas these days.
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I could attack debates on attacks on christmas! That would be amusing.
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I stopped watching O'reilly and don't watch Fox and Friends anymore, so I don't hear anything about the War on Christmas these days.


I initially started watching O'reilly and Fox to see the "other side", but now it's getting too much. I can't stand news stations that go in repeat, so I try to watch all, but Fox is the only "conservative" channel out there. So, I try to keep it "Fair and Balanced", by limiting Fox with other channels.

Just like with Bengazi, it seems that FOX is the only source that cares about this topic.
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#6 Dec 02 2012 at 12:45 AM Rating: Good
Every year I feel sad for the lives of all the pine tree's that die. It's also sad that I know people who get real tree's in this day.
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Every year I feel sad for the lives of all the pine tree's that die. It's also sad that I know people who get real tree's in this day.

Christmas trees are commercially farmed. If there was no market for them, they wouldn't have been planted in the first place. It's like feeling sad for a corn field.
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#8 Dec 02 2012 at 1:19 AM Rating: Good
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Every year I feel sad for the lives of all the pine tree's that die. It's also sad that I know people who get real tree's in this day.

Christmas trees are commercially farmed. If there was no market for them, they wouldn't have been planted in the first place. It's like feeling sad for a corn field.


A tree is a soul to me damnit, don't try an give me your government jargon. As for the people getting them, I guess the pine needle karma is their own ****.
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American Family Radio mentioned the coming war on Christmas just yesterday, as a lead in from their story about how a town potentially removing a cross from its iconography was a redistribution of socialism.
#10Almalieque, Posted: Dec 02 2012 at 6:21 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) My opinion on the whole thing is that both sides grossly overreact. Christians believe that the slightest alteration to a Christian tradition is an overall attack on religion while atheists believe that the slightest representation of Christianity is an attack on their beliefs..
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#12 Dec 02 2012 at 8:14 AM Rating: Decent
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I don't celebrate any holidays. Stop trying to infringe your belief system on me!
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I don't celebrate any holidays. Stop trying to infringe your belief system on me!


Enforce not infringe.
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#14 Dec 02 2012 at 11:14 AM Rating: Decent
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Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
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I don't celebrate any holidays. Stop trying to infringe your belief system on me!


Enforce not infringe.


Oh, yea.. I was going to say to "don't infringe on my belief system", but then decided to go with an inaccurate combination of the two on accident.Smiley: glare
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Almalieque wrote:
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I don't celebrate any holidays. Stop trying to infringe your belief system on me!


Enforce not infringe.


Oh, yea.. I was going to say to "don't infringe on my belief system", but then decided to go with an inaccurate combination of the two on accident.Smiley: glare


Haha your dum?

Just kidding.

While I don't necessarily think that the nativity scene should be on the front steps of the local courthouse, I wouldn't start a movement about it. And I don't really care if the Wal-Mart greeter is saying "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas." As long as they don't drool on me too much.

I've always said, Happy Holidays makes sense because it encompasses Christmas and New years, if that's what you celebrate.
#16 Dec 02 2012 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
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I remember the dilemma back when I worked retail.

Eventually I just switched over to wishing people a good day. Being politically correct is such a pain in the *** sometimes.
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A tree is a soul to me damnit, don't try an give me your government jargon. As for the people getting them, I guess the pine needle karma is their own ****.

Spring for a nice fir and keep it watered and there's barely any needles Smiley: schooled
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I like real christmas trees. Unfortunatly I'm also allergic to most of them, so fake one for me. Tree and grass pollen, the bane of my existance!
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Belkira wrote:

Haha your dum?

Just kidding.


To be fair, most of my unreadable sentences come from that. I start off writing a sentence one way, then I change thought mid sentence and I never fully correct it.


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To be fair, most of my unreadable sentences come from that. I start off writing a sentence


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#22 Dec 03 2012 at 1:07 AM Rating: Good
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I absolutely hated working retail. You had to be so PC and some people griped at you for NOT saying "Merry Christmas" instead of "Happy Holidays". I am not a particularly religious person but it has been and always will be "Merry Christmas" to me. I think the whole PC movement has gotten a bit out of hand. If you are Atheist, say "Happy Holidays". If you are Christian, say "Merry Christmas". I think everyone should just chill and smile that someone said something nice to them no matter what denomination, if any, they are from.
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A tree is a soul to me damnit, don't try an give me your government jargon. As for the people getting them, I guess the pine needle karma is their own ****.

Spring for a nice fir and keep it watered and there's barely any needles Smiley: schooled
But does fir needle tea taste as good as pine needle tea?
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I like real christmas trees.
We got ours over the weekend, because the holiday starts earlier every year, and the dog has already tried to pee on it, so we had to put a gate around it. On side note, it was something else for the wife and daughter to decorate so it worked out in the end.
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We cruised our little fir forest this weekend for the perfect tree. We flagged one and will cut it next weekend.

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I like real christmas trees. Unfortunatly I'm also allergic to most of them, so fake one for me. Tree and grass pollen, the bane of my existance!
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On side note, it was something else for the wife and daughter to decorate so it worked out in the end.
Our tree went up on Tuesday and it's been decorated 10 times now.
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#28 Dec 03 2012 at 9:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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So, every year there's a debate on whether or not there's an "attack on Christmas". I haven't seen any threads on this for awhile. What say ye?


I see one!! Right there, right there! Look! Do you see it?

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I like real christmas trees. Unfortunatly I'm also allergic to most of them, so fake one for me. Tree and grass pollen, the bane of my existance!


How the heck do you even live around these parts? I don't envy you... Smiley: frown
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But does fir needle tea taste as good as pine needle tea?

I don't make tea out of anything I find in my carpet fibers so I couldn't tell you.

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We got ours over the weekend, because the holiday starts earlier every year, and the dog has already tried to pee on it, so we had to put a gate around it. On side note, it was something else for the wife and daughter to decorate so it worked out in the end.

This reads to me like you were trying to find a way to have the dog pee on your wife and daughter.
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But does fir needle tea taste as good as pine needle tea?

I don't make tea out of anything I find in my carpet fibers so I couldn't tell you.
Unless you're buying really awful trees, there should be some needles still left on the tree.
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This reads to me like you were trying to find a way to have the dog pee on your wife and daughter.
I would never do that as far as you know.
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I saw sign today that didn't say "Christmas tree" or "Holiday tree", but simply "tree". That's really PC! Next the tree huggers will complain about promoting harm towards trees!
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I hope the tree was made out of recycled material.
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#34 Dec 03 2012 at 5:01 PM Rating: Good
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Next the tree huggers will complain about promoting harm towards trees!


Dyadem, from an earlier post in this thread wrote:
Every year I feel sad for the lives of all the pine tree's that die. It's also sad that I know people who get real tree's in this day.

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This time of year I am a bigger jerk then normal. I feel bad for my gf but it ends second week of Janurary.

Happy Holidays I thought was for the differing holidays not for x-mas and new years but whatever. Don't like it dont wish me happy holidays or merry christmas.

Convinced my gf to not return the "black" fake christmas tree we got. Told her "its just a really dark green baby". Down side: next year I need to put up lights and other crap.
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I saw sign today that didn't say "Christmas tree" or "Holiday tree", but simply "tree".

Maybe they were selling maples.
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This time of year I am a bigger jerk then normal. I feel bad for my gf but it ends second week of Janurary.

Happy Holidays I thought was for the differing holidays not for x-mas and new years but whatever. Don't like it dont wish me happy holidays or merry christmas.

Convinced my gf to not return the "black" fake christmas tree we got. Told her "its just a really dark green baby". Down side: next year I need to put up lights and other crap.


I'm a little afraid to ask, but why are you more of an *** during the holidays...? And why does your girlfriend stay with you?
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I saw sign today that didn't say "Christmas tree" or "Holiday tree", but simply "tree".

Maybe they were selling maples.


It was a "tree lighting"... which made me think, is it really that serious? Buddha doesn't change into "Big jolly guy" because I'm not Buddhist. It's still Buddha and it's still a Christmas tree. If it were simply a "holiday tree", we would have it up for Valentines Day, Easter, MLK, etc. Are there other holidays that use "Christmas trees"?
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This thread pops up like clockwork, it is almost like I can set my watch to it so I know when to buy christmas presents...

Say what you want, it doesn't bother me, You are jewish? say Happy Hanukkah, You are Christian? just say Merry Christmas. Celebrate Kwanza say happy Kwanza.. or whatever the proper way is. I am just responding back with "you too! and be safe", Generic response without endorsing any specific belief and you dont look like a **** for saying "How dare you wish me a blah blah blah". Bonus points for not being spoken to on the job for pushing a belief system on a customer.
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I'm a little afraid to ask, but why are you more of an *** during the holidays...?


When I was a kid loved Christmas. Got a little older and I wrapped gifts, got a little older still and passed that on to my younger brother. Then I just hated this time of year. Still don't really understand why. I don't go out of my way to ruin anyones festivities, but it happens.

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Beyond me. She says I am normally a sweet guy. I am honest and blunt, don't see how that makes me sweet. She is polar opposite then me though this time of year. We are just clashing as it is our first holiday as a couple. Known each other for 3 years almost 4.
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Yeah that ****** me off too. How you gonna feed me a bag of peanuts with 5 peanuts then charge me 3 dollars for a 4oz cup of soda.

I blame the anger on the time of year

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I usually flew first class but that was paid for by my company or family.

Been getting like 4-5 hrs of sleep a night. Work in a warehouse, alone on my shift, and gf had foot surgery so I am taking her to class three mornings a week. I still remember some airline charging me for my sodas one of the three times I flew coach.
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I, for one, will be erecting a Festivus Pole.
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Just because the origin of a celebration may be mythic or legendary, I don't see why I should try and write it out of social history, or my present culture. There's good bits in the Christ story, and it's a great excuse for some mass family gatherings, and general giving and goodwill. As long as you don't tell me I'm going to ****, I'm not going to start pulling out archaeological and historical evidence on you. Let's smile at each other, wish each other well, and have a good time.
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Now quote where I said the warehouse I work at now is the same company I worked when I flew.
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