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'Transplant shock' claims life of National Christmas Tree
msnbc.com ^ | May 4, 2012

Posted on 05/04/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

This December 1, 2011 file photo shows the 2011 National Christmas Tree after being lit by US President Barack Obama and the First Family during a ceremony on The Ellipse near the White House in Washington, DC.

The Colorado blue spruce passed away "due to complications resulting from transplant shock" just 14 months after it was planted in the Ellipse field outside the White House, the National Park Service said May 4, 2012. Born on a tree farm in New Jersey, it replaced a similar tree knocked down in a wind storm after 33 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at photoblog.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bluespruce; christmastree; treekiller; xmastree

1 posted on 05/04/2012 6:47:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This could only happen on Obama’s watch.


2 posted on 05/04/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by mtg
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More likely a message from God.


3 posted on 05/04/2012 6:52:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BO musta been marking his territory on that tree.

Too many beer summits.


4 posted on 05/04/2012 6:55:55 PM PDT by digger48
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To: smokingfrog

Or it was poisoned. Probably won’t be any more “Christmas” tree lightings at the White House ever again, anyway.


5 posted on 05/04/2012 6:56:58 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"... The Colorado blue spruce passed away "due to complications resulting from transplant shock" just 14 months after it was planted in the Ellipse field outside the White House"

Who's surprised it died? The tree was on the lawn, but the sap was inside the White House.

6 posted on 05/04/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The blue spruce was “...born on a tree farm...”???


7 posted on 05/04/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It committed suicide at the thought of having to wear a Mao ornament.

-PJ

8 posted on 05/04/2012 7:13:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A lot more dogs are voting conservative this year after hearing about the Kenyans fondness for Stir Fried Shih Tzu.

Photobucket

9 posted on 05/04/2012 7:13:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: SatinDoll
I didn't know trees were “born”, heck even American Bald Eagles aren't born, they're hatched.

I'm not sure what word would be proper for a tree, or any other plant. “grown” might work in this instance, but isn't quite a plant equivalent to “born”.

10 posted on 05/04/2012 7:18:17 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: The KG9 Kid
Who's surprised it died? The tree was on the lawn, but the sap was inside the White House.


11 posted on 05/04/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1200 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Moochelle’s sludge from her garden...


12 posted on 05/04/2012 7:40:48 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

we should abolish that whole “christmas” thing...just think of all the people that we are offending.....


13 posted on 05/04/2012 7:47:22 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s obvious, the tree committed suicide. Depression is an ugly thing.


14 posted on 05/04/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Symbolic of Obama’s economic policies...


15 posted on 05/04/2012 7:49:10 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Evil never reveals the truth until it's too late to flee.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did Bush get blamed?


16 posted on 05/04/2012 8:07:44 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everything the usurper touches turns to sh*t.


17 posted on 05/04/2012 8:08:17 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: El Gato

Sprout?


18 posted on 05/04/2012 8:10:12 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Waiting for the new tagline to download)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That’s the second Christmas tree,as far as I know, that died on Obama’s watch....

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/19/national-christmas-tree-toppled-behind-the-white-house/


19 posted on 05/04/2012 8:32:15 PM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts: If they had just kept hanging witches a bit longer...........)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet another failed immigration policy.


20 posted on 05/04/2012 8:45:16 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They TRANSPLANT those HUGE trees?????


21 posted on 05/04/2012 8:52:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: massmike
That’s the second Christmas tree,as far as I know, that died on Obama’s watch....

Or was murdered.

Remember, this is the guy who made the Dalai Lama use the back door next to the garbage. The Christmas trees never had a chance.

22 posted on 05/04/2012 9:34:26 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: massmike

Beware, the Christmas Trees are out for revenge.

SNL - Killer Christmas Trees
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb2i2x_the-killer-trees_shortfilms


23 posted on 05/04/2012 9:41:41 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
After it served it's purpose as a photo op of an example of being “green”, being replanted, it probably was not watered, fertilized, etc. and died from neglect. This would be typical protocol for leftists.
24 posted on 05/04/2012 9:48:13 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“Or it was poisoned.”

I swear it wasn’t us...Roll Tide.


25 posted on 05/04/2012 10:04:57 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We're an Oligrachy...Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: smokingfrog
those who walk in pride he is able to humble. Daniel 4:37
26 posted on 05/04/2012 10:15:03 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First Vince Foster. And now this!


27 posted on 05/04/2012 10:18:45 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As long as Dick Cheney is doing well I'm not worried about a Tree, unless he has a Duck Blind under one.

I hear that Trees grow in something called a Forest. Is Bruce Dern still alive? He'll know what to do.

28 posted on 05/04/2012 10:26:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: terycarl
>we should abolish that whole “christmas” thing

http://bible.cc/jeremiah/10-1.htm
1Hear what the Lord says to you, O house of Israel. 2This is what the Lord says:
“Do not learn the ways of the nations
or be terrified by signs in the sky,
though the nations are terrified by them.
3For the customs of the peoples are worthless;
they cut a tree out of the forest,
and a craftsman shapes it with his chisel.
4They adorn it with silver and gold;
they fasten it with hammer and nails
so it will not totter.
5Like a scarecrow in a melon patch,
their idols cannot speak;
they must be carried
because they cannot walk.
Do not fear them;
they can do no harm
nor can they do any good.”

29 posted on 05/04/2012 10:33:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Sprouted it is.


30 posted on 05/04/2012 10:42:46 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: smokingfrog

31 posted on 05/05/2012 4:15:59 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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