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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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KEYWORDS: christmas; compost; obamalied; obamasfault; toast; tree; waronchristmas
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To: NTegraT; left that other site

I think we all know what “that message” is... r-u-i-n-a-t-i-o-n.


51 posted on 05/05/2012 12:53:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Kudsman

Too much amonia (like chicken/bird manure) in any fertilizer will kill a living plant. But who knows what the Chi-Comms put into their stuff? Like their dogfood?


52 posted on 05/05/2012 12:56:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: jocon307
"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."

Considering how much Christian doctrine is denied by Mormons, I'm afraid I wouldn't consider that "cool" at all.

53 posted on 05/05/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: carriage_hill

obamanation of desolation.


54 posted on 05/05/2012 12:57:38 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: tet68

I’m sorry, I thought Festivus was supposed to begin with, ‘Feats of Strength’.

I always get that wrong...


55 posted on 05/05/2012 1:00:11 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The wholened to the home teqm. truth.)
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To: carriage_hill; mickie
Oh, fir goodness sakes, can't we leave ole Barky alone for once?

Some of yew are always needling him....just because he's so poplar.

He'll have the White House all spruced up for Holly Day on December 25, so let's knot pine about a dead National Tree today.

The presidential front yard will look fantas-teak.....despite the ash inside

Leni

56 posted on 05/05/2012 1:02:35 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Oakey-doakey, MG. LOL!


57 posted on 05/05/2012 1:14:16 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: MinuteGal

58 posted on 05/05/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: deport

That tree looks too big to be transplanted successfully.


59 posted on 05/05/2012 1:17:01 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: carriage_hill

Probably shock that it had to endure Christmas ornaments depicting an effing communist like Mao on them. (yes I know it’s the outside tree, give it a break)


60 posted on 05/05/2012 1:18:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: MinuteGal

l o l !


61 posted on 05/05/2012 1:24:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: carriage_hill

Transfer shock? Would it actually take over a year for this to happen? More likely it was poisoned from the run-off of Moochelle’s garden.


62 posted on 05/05/2012 1:30:13 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: carriage_hill

In other news, the Eid bush is thriving, in spite of frequent unscheduled waterings by passersby.


63 posted on 05/05/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: mass55th; Secret Agent Man

Did you see the rootball on that tree, when it arrived? It was freaking HUGE. It probably could have survived a year with just minimal watering, but since the East Coast didn’t get very much moisture this past winter, the spring shock from new growth might have drained all of its remaining energy. Only God knows for sure. Plant autopsies are problematic, in that there can be several obvious causes of death. Only expensive labwork can narrow it down. I’m betting 0bummer “watered it” in the evenings, after too many drinks.


64 posted on 05/05/2012 1:42:46 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: davius

That thing needs a “Bic Lighter watering”, IMO.


65 posted on 05/05/2012 1:44:37 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Cementjungle
Everything they touch.

Yes everything.
66 posted on 05/05/2012 1:46:08 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: carriage_hill; Liberty Valance; lonevoice; mickie
"Oakey-Doakey, MG. LOL!"

....and Yuccity-Yucca back atcha.

Leni

67 posted on 05/05/2012 1:49:12 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: carriage_hill

Prolly been lettin Bo raise his leg on it every day.


68 posted on 05/05/2012 1:50:58 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Grinch-in-Chief’s fault.

Thanks carriage_hill.


69 posted on 05/05/2012 1:52:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: two-edged-sword

you’re wrong. if they can use ‘Christmas’ and ‘died’ in the same headline, they will allow it


70 posted on 05/05/2012 1:52:42 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: carriage_hill

lol

Obama has managed to kill 2 Christmas trees in his first term!

Even nature hates him.


71 posted on 05/05/2012 1:55:19 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: TexasFreeper2009

“Don’t piss-off Mother Nature!”

I heard/read that somewhere.


72 posted on 05/05/2012 1:57:14 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

Or maybe it’s all the fossil fuel exhaust from his all-too-many Air Force One trips that’s p’luting the air. Time to park it and play Monopoly with the girls instead of us.


73 posted on 05/05/2012 1:57:44 PM PDT by NTegraT (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: MinuteGal

MG = 6
c_h = 1

LOL.


74 posted on 05/05/2012 1:58:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: NTegraT

“Time to park it...”

Not a chance; they’re *entitled people*, remember?


75 posted on 05/05/2012 2:01:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I’d bet it’s 0bummer hisownself. He hates *Infidel* symbols.


76 posted on 05/05/2012 2:03:17 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

the tree ran out of carbon credits and could no longer survive with the CO2 deficit as it is


77 posted on 05/05/2012 2:11:26 PM PDT by KTM rider
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To: carriage_hill
Lol, the National Park Service apparently doesn't know how to grow trees even when it is critical, but they have proven by the millions they know hot to kill them.

That fits. It died a "Natural" death.

78 posted on 05/05/2012 2:12:39 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: KTM rider
Those CO2 credits are expensive, and may be directly payable to AlGore's offshore account.
79 posted on 05/05/2012 2:18:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

All the radioactive muslim homosexual sh!t waves from the White Shack killed it.


80 posted on 05/05/2012 2:19:26 PM PDT by Levante
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To: Carry_Okie

I think the National Christmas Trees are donated by private individuals, but the US Park Service “supervises” digging, transport and installation. That was the problem, I’d bet.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Christmas_Tree_(United_States)


81 posted on 05/05/2012 2:24:08 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: Levante
The White Hut™, The White Crib™, now add-in The White Shack™. LOL.

Suddenly, I have a craving for a Triple White Castle® Cheeseburger...

82 posted on 05/05/2012 2:27:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill; null and void

It’s almost been 3 1/2 years.


83 posted on 05/05/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT by fanfan (.http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/index.php?p=1_50_Your-Rights)
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To: carriage_hill; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Daffynition

Obama lied, Christmas tree died.


84 posted on 05/05/2012 2:33:58 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: carriage_hill; Revolting cat!

If ONLY Americants had been willing to pay the X-mas tree tax Obama imposed, this tragedy COULD have been avoided.


85 posted on 05/05/2012 2:36:13 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama has cut and run from what he called "the right war".)
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To: carriage_hill

Let’s see, most people will read about this on May 6, 6 months before the elections on Nov 6th.

6-6-6, HMMMMMMMMMMM..


86 posted on 05/05/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: carriage_hill

Rich Republicans dood it with their tea-bagging and mean-spirited global warming rays. George Washington’s hatchet was used to chop its roots./s


87 posted on 05/05/2012 2:47:42 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: carriage_hill

Possibly is Obummer’s fault. “Transplant shock” probably means that the people who did the transplant did it incompetently. Obama has fostered a culture where competence is less important than being the right color and having the right connections.


88 posted on 05/05/2012 2:49:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Things that go bump in the night.


89 posted on 05/05/2012 2:50:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill
So, why are us taxpeasants picking up the tab for this again?

Oh, that's right - the .gov gunthugs will just jam a piece in our faces and take the money...

Keep voting, suckers - it'll make a BIG difference.

90 posted on 05/05/2012 2:51:56 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: PapaBear3625

Exactly right.


91 posted on 05/05/2012 2:52:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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To: carriage_hill

I am confident obambi will find a way to blame Bush and the eeevil republicans for the untimely demise of the tree.


92 posted on 05/05/2012 2:57:35 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: libertarian27

The flattened loop on his right suggests a clip-on.

Obama’s no “bow-tying white boy”.


93 posted on 05/05/2012 3:00:16 PM PDT by seton89 (Are the Ten Commandments a living document?)
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To: All; carriage_hill
Wow! I found this picture with everything I was talking about too while researching this day. I will repeat what I wrote. Also look Like an unseen axe in a way hit it too.

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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. It went through Noreaster and hurricane but we had to cut it. I believe a blue spruce? Hmmmmmm

94 posted on 05/05/2012 3:02:19 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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To: carriage_hill

Shouldn’t have planted the poor tree so close to the hedge.

Obviously, it was the bushes’ fault.


95 posted on 05/05/2012 3:02:59 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: nascarnation

It died from the humiliation of being used as a condom holder and Obama-honoring tree instead of its natural use. Poor tree. It is now out of its misery, and will not have to bear this humiliation again!


96 posted on 05/05/2012 3:04:11 PM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: carriage_hill

It’s Bush’s fault silly.


97 posted on 05/05/2012 3:12:26 PM PDT by texasblondie
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To: carriage_hill
What you describe is correct, but as a matter of arboriculture, at 26' this tree was awfully big for a foolproof transplant in an exposed location as warm as DC gets. It is very difficult at that size for the tree to have an adequate root zone. The result is too much outgo for the uptake.

That fits too.

98 posted on 05/05/2012 3:15:01 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: carriage_hill

99 posted on 05/05/2012 3:30:51 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: carriage_hill

Our Muslim in Chief is very slow to get the message.

The rabidly anti-Christian commie doesn’t seem to understand that God blew down the long-standing Christmas tree before he would let Obama use it for his nefarious purposes. The Muslim tool then defied God and put in another, but God isn’t having any of it.

Sorry Obowma, but I wouldn’t bother planting another Christmas tree. Three strikes your out and all that jazz. Let the incoming Republican president do that in 2013 and you won’t have to suffer a 3rd failure.


100 posted on 05/05/2012 3:38:48 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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