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National Christmas Tree has died near White House.
FoxNews.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT by carriage_hill

Edited on 05/05/2012 3:06:44 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.

The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.


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TOPICS: Agriculture; Society
KEYWORDS: christmas; compost; obamalied; obamasfault; toast; tree; waronchristmas
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0bummer's fault! (There; I said it)
1 posted on 05/05/2012 11:56:32 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

Globull warming victim, no doubt about it....


2 posted on 05/05/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: carriage_hill

Christmas hates Obambi!


3 posted on 05/05/2012 11:58:14 AM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: carriage_hill

Everything they touch.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 11:58:29 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: carriage_hill

Even the tree couldn’t withstand all the socialism going on in DC.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 11:58:42 AM PDT by library user
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To: nascarnation

A symbol of the Obama administration?


6 posted on 05/05/2012 12:00:03 PM PDT by ab01
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To: carriage_hill

My honey locust tree died outside MY house.
Do I see it in the national news? NNNOooooo!!!


7 posted on 05/05/2012 12:01:40 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: carriage_hill

Will they call it a Winter Solstice Festival tree? Can’t use the word Christmas, might offend someone.


8 posted on 05/05/2012 12:02:44 PM PDT by two-edged-sword (Please wake me up! I can't take this nightmare.)
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To: carriage_hill

Wouldn’t it be easier to just put up a Festivus
pole, less upkeep, more in keeping with the spirit
of Obamismus. Let the recitation of grievances
begin!


9 posted on 05/05/2012 12:04:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: WestwardHo

Check for borers, about 4-6ft up the trunk. Holes a coat hanger tip would fit into, with pink/black slime oozing out. Maggot (larvae) inside, needs squashing, or it’ll hatch into moth and infest your other trees. Ram a coat hanger end into the hole and see if it comes out “clean”.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 12:04:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill
Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.

Well, Michelle could have used more than 1 tree and spread it around for crying out loud!

11 posted on 05/05/2012 12:06:00 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: carriage_hill
If I were the National Christmas Tree, I wouldn't want to be anywhere near that Kenyan sonuvabtich and his foul Wookie stinkin' up the White House, I think I'd rather croak off too.
12 posted on 05/05/2012 12:07:30 PM PDT by mkjessup (Romney is to conservatism what Helen Thomas is to a high fashion model walkway.)
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To: ab01; library user; Cementjungle

Everything they touch = dying & dead.


13 posted on 05/05/2012 12:08:39 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

The close proximity of the Antichrist was too much for it.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 12:10:52 PM PDT by Argus
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To: tet68
Wouldn’t it be easier to just put up a Festivus pole

Do you REALLY want to see Moochelle, or worse yet Obambi, using that festivus pole as it was intended to be used?

15 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s like a metaphor, analogy, and simile all rolled into one. The RNC should be using this in a campaign commercial.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 12:11:48 PM PDT by corlorde (NH)
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To: carriage_hill

How many ways can Obama ‘kill’ Christmas. . .


17 posted on 05/05/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT by cricket (Message to Repubs; the only direction left is UPWARD. ...)
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To: carriage_hill

Must be from the Chairman Mao ornament.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 12:14:20 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: carriage_hill

'That's where I used to take a leak - shh, don't tell anyone'

19 posted on 05/05/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: corlorde

“The RNC should be using this in a campaign commercial.”

You give them too much credit; but you’re right, they should. It’d be a great ad to compare side-by-side with the dying US Economy.


20 posted on 05/05/2012 12:16:29 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Cementjungle
"Everything they touch. "

..or come near, or have anything to do with.....

the national nightmare continues...

and no one cares

21 posted on 05/05/2012 12:17:46 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: carriage_hill

This sounds like beginning of the plot in one of David Baldacci’s books, The Camel Club.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 12:19:52 PM PDT by evad (STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING, STOP SPENDING. It's the SPENDING Stupid)
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To: carriage_hill

“Ram a coat hanger end into the hole and see if it comes out “clean”.”

Used to come out clean before Obama came to town.


23 posted on 05/05/2012 12:19:55 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: carriage_hill
I truly believe that something is a miss in this event for us. Here is a tree that is supposed to grow naturally . It has the title Christmas tree for this permanent planted tree. Christ 's name is in the title of Christmas.His birthday anniversary.

It was planted in 1978 then is destroyed by winds in febuary of 2011. Which in the same year we have an earthquake that cracks the Washington monument . A symbol of the first president. Obama who is now in the line of this successer from the very beginning. Hmmmmm

Also I had a Christmas style tree on my front lawn from the 1960's. I was a kid. It got just too big we had to cut it down. Three times as big as house in a tight surban area. Healthiest tree ever. I believe a blue spruce? Hmmmmmm

I believe we can get signs. I see too many without fill up these pages on this thread.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 12:22:32 PM PDT by johngrace (I am a 1 John 4! Christian- declared at every Sunday Mass , Divine Mercy and Rosary prayers!)
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Didn't BO tell Sasha, when walking Bo, not to let him lift his leg on that tree? Especially when Bo is being fattened up for Memorial Day BBQ... Canine letting go of #1... and it may have some nasty stuff in it, and the tree was affected...
25 posted on 05/05/2012 12:23:17 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: carriage_hill
...and the witch put a curse on the land so that it was always winter - always winter and never Christmas... ~~ C.S. Lewis, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
26 posted on 05/05/2012 12:23:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: tet68

And a Festivus pole has a high strength-to-weight ratio!

I just found this funny news story.

Prison inmate tricks jail into Festivus perks.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWaEBLrjad0
(he made Festivus last for 2 months!)


27 posted on 05/05/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: carriage_hill

FUBO has probably been sneaking out at night and peeing on it! Nothing grows where Bambi goes.


28 posted on 05/05/2012 12:27:07 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: carriage_hill

FUBO has probably been sneaking out at night and peeing on it! Nothing grows where Bambi goes.


29 posted on 05/05/2012 12:27:07 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: carriage_hill

He probably poisoned it.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 12:29:12 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (chirping birds + basket weavers who sit + smile + twiddle their thumbs + toes They're coming to take)
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To: carriage_hill
"Ram a coat hanger end into the hole and see if it comes out “clean”."

OMG! Are you wanting them to abort a tree? :-)

31 posted on 05/05/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: Argus

Or it couldn’t stand the thought of seeing MO squatting, bent over planting grown plants in her garden so that she can fake another Victory Garden for us po’ folk while she holds up traffic going to a farmer’s market, with lights flashing and an entire security detail to purchase arugula.


32 posted on 05/05/2012 12:33:00 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: libertarian27

ROTFLOL!


33 posted on 05/05/2012 12:33:37 PM PDT by Spunky
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To: nascarnation

Barack is the Harvey Updyke of Washington.


34 posted on 05/05/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: carriage_hill

So, I’m a little confused.

This isn’t like Rockefeller Center, they have a tree planted in the ground that they use as the “Christmas tree”.

That’s mighty green of them.

I’ll have to try and notice if my town does that too, I mean the next time I drive by I’ll see if our Christmas tree is still there.

And, so, this is basically 2 Xmas trees we’ve lost with Obama in the WH? Pretty bad.

What about Mormons, they do the tree thing right?

I’m sorry, to me it isn’t Christmas without a tree. It’s the German in me.

You know what would be kind of cool, if Romney wins he’ll go to church at the fabulous looking Mormon cathedral that always looks so great when you come around the beltway.

My kid calls it the Wizard of Oz church.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 12:34:55 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Spunky

LOLOL! Sorry I said it that way, S.


36 posted on 05/05/2012 12:35:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: johngrace

You may be on to something there.


37 posted on 05/05/2012 12:39:04 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: carriage_hill

Somehow it makes sense that even Christmas Trees can’t stand being around the Obamas


38 posted on 05/05/2012 12:39:14 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: carriage_hill

I guess it’s too late to say, “Bush’s fault”? Gotta blame it on somebody and nothing is ever Obama’s fault.


39 posted on 05/05/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: carriage_hill

It’s a fifteen foot tree planted in the fall. It’s become one of life’s tragic inponderals. I’ve spent so much time staring at it, hoping for life, just the power of my mind should have produced something! ( I’m an old lady...if I ruled the world things would be a lot different!)


40 posted on 05/05/2012 12:41:16 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: carriage_hill

For some reason this headline just made me think of a great graphic. Ms. Elizabeth Warren as the American Indian with a tear rolling down her cheek like in the old commercial.

Come on, dying national Xmas tree, crying Indian—not that great a leap!


41 posted on 05/05/2012 12:43:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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42 posted on 05/05/2012 12:44:00 PM PDT by deport (.............God Bless Texas............)
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To: library user

The tree was a free-loader, just sitting there expecting others to provide it and “save” it. Why can’t it get off its trunk and support itself? We need capitalistic trees that believe in individual freedom and own guns. Not socialist trees that just sit there, occupying the lawn, doing nothing. Lazy piece of wood!


43 posted on 05/05/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT by sagar
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To: carriage_hill

There’s a message in this somewhere.


44 posted on 05/05/2012 12:48:48 PM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: carriage_hill

Of a Broken Heart, no doubt.


45 posted on 05/05/2012 12:50:18 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: 9YearLurker

Wow; great print ad concept!


46 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:09 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Jemian

“Barack is the Harvey Updyke of Washington.”

Wasn’t the Alabama football team at the White House a couple of weeks ago? Just sayin’.


47 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:31 PM PDT by subaru
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To: carriage_hill

The fertilizer was made in China.


48 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:49 PM PDT by Kudsman
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To: johngrace

The practice of making an idol from the trunk of a tree is more of a sign that what you suggest.


49 posted on 05/05/2012 12:51:59 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Argus
"The close proximity of the Antichrist was too much for it."

That's it....the flies crawling on his face were the first clue!

50 posted on 05/05/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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