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Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa
US Dept of State ^ | December 19, 2005 | George W. Bush

Posted on 12/28/2005 11:40:33 AM PST by presidio9

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To: presidio9
They should have used something like this:


51 posted on 12/28/2005 12:12:06 PM PST by GaltMeister (“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”)
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To: presidio9
Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa, Black History Month, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Black Entertainment Television, Black Caucus, Black Coaches Association, ad nauseum.

Who da peeps talking color now? Huh, b*tches? Youz, dats who!

Keep it up, soon it be us....and you ain't gonna like it. yo, Dig dogs?

/ebonics style rant

52 posted on 12/28/2005 12:13:20 PM PST by add925 (The Left = Xenophobes in Denial)
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To: presidio9

Wow..W has become one of the most ill informed President's of all time. His inner circle should tell him about what crap this "holiday" really is.


53 posted on 12/28/2005 12:15:25 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: presidio9

"WTF is Kwanzaa?"

54 posted on 12/28/2005 12:15:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: presidio9

Kawanzaa ... A good indication that God is black - and she has a sense of humour.


55 posted on 12/28/2005 12:15:49 PM PST by G.Mason (All I said was "Happy Holidays" and I got twelve hundred whiners weeping.)
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To: laney

I have no argument with you about the silliness of this trumped-up "holiday" or its so-called "roots." I just don't see any reason to belittle the President. While you may not be "bashing" the President, some certainly are. How about the reference on this thread to the President's "cerebral deficit"? I'd expect that at DU.


56 posted on 12/28/2005 12:16:31 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: Clara Lou
Did Ronald Reagan send out Kwanzaa greetings?

Ronald Reagan never issued Kwanzaa greetings, because before Bill Clinton was president the only people who had heard of Kwanzaa were the more leftist Black Panthers.

This announcement was issued by the State Dept. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that our own Secretary of State will not be celebrating Kwanzaa this year.

57 posted on 12/28/2005 12:16:44 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: Alberta's Child

God that is funny


58 posted on 12/28/2005 12:17:26 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: bmwcyle
Well Bush is President of all !

Even the stupid & gullible !
59 posted on 12/28/2005 12:18:15 PM PST by Reily (Reilly (Dr Doom))
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To: presidio9
I love this because my ultra-liberal friend was up in ARMS about Bush's Christmas message one year. She is rabidly anti-Christian and didn't like his message. I told her he gave Jewish messages for various holidays, and we know he gives Ramadan ones. Fine for him.

What one has to remember is that even though the holiday is bogus and created by a torturing criminal, some innocent Americans do celebrate it. And to those [uninformed] Americans, Bush wishes greetings.

60 posted on 12/28/2005 12:18:59 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Reily

When does he kill a virgin or play with chicken bones?


61 posted on 12/28/2005 12:21:03 PM PST by bmwcyle (Evolution is a myth -- Libertarians just won't evolve into Conservatives.)
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To: presidio9

didnt anyone mention to him that it's fake?


62 posted on 12/28/2005 12:21:13 PM PST by isom35
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To: Yaelle
I love this because my ultra-liberal friend was up in ARMS about Bush's Christmas message one year. She is rabidly anti-Christian and didn't like his message

Some friend. Ultra liberal and rabidly Anti-Christian.

Wonder what your enemies are like.

63 posted on 12/28/2005 12:22:32 PM PST by Protagoras (If jumping to conclusions was an Olympic event, FR would be the training facility.)
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To: presidio9

Hey W-where in the he!! is my damn Festivus message. My outrage over your ignoring this holiday, which by the way is as real as kwanza, tops the list of my air of the greivances.


64 posted on 12/28/2005 12:26:48 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: andyk
Ann Coulter says: "Coincidentally, the seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army".

Not coincidentally. The SLA took them straight from Kwanzaa.

65 posted on 12/28/2005 12:28:22 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: presidio9

You've GOT to be sh*tting me.


66 posted on 12/28/2005 12:33:02 PM PST by DocH (Gun-grabbers, you can HAVE my guns... lead first.)
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To: Spiff
Hey, my post is a link to a thread you posted to a while back. Best collection of Kwanzaa related links I've seen...
67 posted on 12/28/2005 12:38:19 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Not coincidentally.

She was being a smart aleck :)
68 posted on 12/28/2005 12:39:55 PM PST by andyk (Fear my strategery of misunderestimation.)
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To: presidio9
Here we go again ... you should have been on the Saturday post of this message. It got ugly and it was PULLED by the Moderator! Woo! Hoo!
69 posted on 12/28/2005 12:44:45 PM PST by manwiththehands (My Christmas wish: I wish Republicans were running the country.)
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To: Semper Paratus

You can buy a Festivus Pole kit here:

http://www.festivuspoles.com/pages/Festivuspoles.htm

There should be one at the White House.


70 posted on 12/28/2005 12:59:56 PM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: presidio9

I've set aside a Kwaanzzzza plot in my garden and will plant soldering irons. Hope to get a bunch of 12 pound vises on the vines. Do I water it with flux or chant passages from Das Kapital to encourage growth?


71 posted on 12/28/2005 1:01:27 PM PST by sergeantdave (Member of the Arbor Day Foundation, travelling the country and destroying open space)
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To: takbodan
You can buy a Festivus Pole kit here

Couldn't I just strip down an old beach umbrella?

72 posted on 12/28/2005 1:02:00 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Semper Paratus

"Couldn't I just strip down an old beach umbrella?"

Perhaps, but according to Frank Castanza it must have a hight strength to weight ratio. Rememeber...No Tinsel.


73 posted on 12/28/2005 1:05:29 PM PST by takbodan (.)
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To: presidio9

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary December 19, 2005

April 30 2006

I send greetings to those observing Walpurgisnacht.

Satanists and people around the world reflect on Satanic heritage during Walpurgisnacht. This celebration emphasizes the principles of Satanism -- Fornication, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith. These values contribute to a culture of citizenship and compassion, and Walpurgisnacht activities help pass on Satanic values and traditions to future generations.

As families and friends gather for Walpurgisnacht, Americans remember the many contributions Satanists have made to our country's character and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation strong. May your commitment to family, faith, and community thrive during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy Walpurgisnacht.


74 posted on 12/28/2005 1:10:14 PM PST by NormB (Yes, but watch your cookies!!)
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To: presidio9

I hate this kissing butt crap...
" Happy Kwanzaa" when he hardly could muster " Merry Christmas".
The guy I voted for had the guts to stand strong for his values and morals.
Not this PC crap.
I wonder who I voted for.
NOT this.


75 posted on 12/28/2005 1:29:47 PM PST by Nothometoday
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To: presidio9

I think George got confused. He thought Kwanzaa was El Cinco de Mayo.


76 posted on 12/28/2005 1:46:38 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Protagoras

She is one of a group of college friends. So in my life she stays. She has directly offended me on more than one occasion, so I keep all communication with her to the barest minimum in order not to upset the group. We all went through a loss of one of our gang last year (at an early age) so petty politics should have been left out, but those on the Left don't often have their priorities on straight.


77 posted on 12/28/2005 2:14:37 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: presidio9

What a farce!!!


78 posted on 12/28/2005 2:20:20 PM PST by KenmcG414 (wHAT'ST)
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To: NormB
THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary

April 20 2006

I send greetings to those observing Hitler's Birthday and Hitler Week.

Nazis and Aryanists around the world reflect on the national socialist and aryan heritage during Hitler Week. This celebration emphasizes the principles of Nazism -- nationalism, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, pride, and scientific eugenics to produce the master race. These values contribute to a culture of citizenship and compassion, and Hitler Week activities help pass on Nazi values and traditions to future generations.

As families and friends gather for Hitler, Americans remember the many contributions Nazis have made to our country's character and celebrate the diversity that makes our Nation strong. May your commitment to the fatherland and the master race thrive during this holiday season and throughout the coming year.

Laura and I send our best wishes for a happy Hitler Week.

I guess if Kwanzaa (for black racists) is OK for the president to lend legitimacy by making an official proclamation, I'm sure that he'd have no problem helping out the neo-Nazis with a holiday for white racists. Right? I didn't think so. But what's the difference?

And before anyone invokes Godwin's Law, let me say that the Nazis however egregious their crimes and their evil are responsible for less death and destruction than the so-called "African values" celebrated by Kwanzaa that have existed and do exist today in Africa (see massacres, ethnic cleansing, machete attacks, man-made famines, etc). Further, their murderous efforts fall far short of the widespread death caused by socialism (over 100 million in the past century) which is another tenant of Kwanzaa and its founder. The comparison between the tenants of Naziism and Kwanzaaism is relevant. The point is that President Bush sends out official Kwanzaa greetings with an official Presidential proclamation when he would never for a microsecond consider sending out similar greetings (as worded above) to those who celebrate Hitler's birthday and Nazi beliefs.

79 posted on 12/28/2005 2:27:14 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: takbodan

Here's wishing all FReepers a happy and prosperous Winter Solstice. (hehehe)


80 posted on 12/28/2005 2:29:03 PM PST by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: manwiththehands
Here we go again ... you should have been on the Saturday post of this message. It got ugly and it was PULLED by the Moderator! Woo! Hoo!

It was not the Free Republic thread that was ugly or controversial, nor is it most FReepers' opposition to Kwanzaa that is ugly. It is the Kwanzaa observance itself, its origin, its founder, its goals, and the fact that the President would recognize it in any way beyond informed derision that are truly ugly.

81 posted on 12/28/2005 2:29:32 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Spiff
"... the fact that the President would recognize it in any way beyond informed derision that are truly ugly."

Hey, Spiff. Yep. You're right.

It was a great thread, though, wasn't it? :-)

83 posted on 12/28/2005 3:02:31 PM PST by manwiththehands (My Christmas wish: I wish Republicans were running the country.)
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To: manwiththehands

I archived the entire thread up to post #66. Some idiot mod may have deleted it, but that didn't remove it from my cache.


84 posted on 12/28/2005 3:03:39 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Spiff

In fairness achette attacks and ethnic cleansing are about indivdual tribal conflict, and not the "African values" (whatever that is) that Kwanzaa seems to long for. The problem with Kwanzaa is that there's no such thing as generic African values.


85 posted on 12/28/2005 3:18:53 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9

" Bush Extends Greetings To All Celebrating Kwanzaa"

AKA White Liberal Teachers


86 posted on 12/28/2005 3:20:22 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: presidio9
In fairness achette attacks and ethnic cleansing are about indivdual tribal conflict, and not the "African values" (whatever that is) that Kwanzaa seems to long for. The problem with Kwanzaa is that there's no such thing as generic African values.

Look at Africa. Look at the mess that is Africa. I challenge you to find one redeeming pan-African value. There are none. Everett, the sadistic con man that he is, had to invent seven of them and he invented them around his racist black nationalist marxist agenda.

87 posted on 12/28/2005 3:24:20 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Spiff

Again, in fairness, you took the step of elevating inter-tribal genocide to the status of a pan-African value. I agree that Africa is an extremely polarized continent, but that does not mean that the entire continent is beyond redemption. Did you know that that Rome had Black Ceasars?


88 posted on 12/28/2005 3:30:20 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9
Again, in fairness, you took the step of elevating inter-tribal genocide to the status of a pan-African value. I agree that Africa is an extremely polarized continent, but that does not mean that the entire continent is beyond redemption. Did you know that that Rome had Black Ceasars?

I never said the entire continent was beyond redemption. I know nothing about "black caesars" and couldn't care less about their's or anyone's skin pigmentation.

Again, name one redeeming thing that has come from the African continent in the past millenium.

89 posted on 12/28/2005 3:51:28 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: Spiff
Again, name one redeeming thing that has come from the African continent in the past millenium.

Gary Player

90 posted on 12/28/2005 3:52:56 PM PST by presidio9 (off the top of my head)
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To: presidio9
Gary Player

Be serious. He's a guy that hits little white balls with funny-shaped sticks. He may be particularly good at it, but so what. Try again.

91 posted on 12/28/2005 3:55:08 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: presidio9
Chicago Tribune: Kwanzaa Founder a "Scholar," But What Else?
92 posted on 12/28/2005 3:55:35 PM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: Spiff

OK, I'll play your game, if you can you name one redeeming thing that has come out of South America as an example.


93 posted on 12/28/2005 4:01:11 PM PST by presidio9 (off the top of my head)
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To: presidio9
OK, I'll play your game, if you can you name one redeeming thing that has come out of South America as an example.

Why? Is there some South American "value" based holiday that we're discussing here that I missed? Did President Bush make a presidential proclamation extolling the virtues of that holiday?

94 posted on 12/28/2005 4:02:58 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: presidio9

Bush is a master at pandering. At least to those groups who hate him.


95 posted on 12/28/2005 4:04:12 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Spiff
Did President Bush make a presidential proclamation extolling the virtues of that holiday?
extol: to praise highly : GLORIFY [from Webster's dictionary]
You have exaggerated. The President's statement does no such thing. Go read it.
96 posted on 12/28/2005 4:07:50 PM PST by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: andyk
At the bottom of the thread are a variety of links to writers explaining the meaning of Kwanzaa
What meaning?
97 posted on 12/28/2005 4:09:07 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: presidio9
To something is a holiday is to say that something is a Holy Day.

Kwanza is the political creation of a socialist progessive atheist wack job professor in Kaleefornia.

Therefore, Kwanza is not a Holy Day.

98 posted on 12/28/2005 4:47:18 PM PST by PokeyJoe (What exactly is lime jello?)
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To: mlc9852
How can he do it with a straight face?

That's why it's a written statement....

99 posted on 12/28/2005 4:48:41 PM PST by paulat
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To: laney
"...why even mention it?"

Because its observants are American citizens just like you are, and he is their president just like he is yours.

100 posted on 12/28/2005 4:52:18 PM PST by Luis Gonzalez (Some people see the world as they would want it to be, effective people see the world as it is.)
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