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  • Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree

    12/24/2013 5:32:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    mail online ^ | Amanda Williams
    FULL TITLE: Real-life grinch: Woman caught on camera stealing a Christmas tree from a CARE HOME for vulnerable people A woman has been caught on CCTV allegedly stealing a Christmas tree from a care home. Police are searching for the 'callous' woman who was captured on camera walking into sheltered accommodation for vulnerable adults in Camberwell, south-east London. She was caught on CCTV on the evening of December 16 after she had pretended to be visiting someone who did not know her. Scroll down for video
  • Hollywood should make this movie about the story of Obamacare

    11/22/2013 10:15:55 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-22-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I know, I know...they'll never do it, I'm just sayin'.
  • HELP!! SOMEONE STOLE FROM THE TROOPS! (Upates, Rush, Levin)

    12/22/2012 3:16:53 PM PST · by Syncro · 15 replies
    Move America Forward ^ | Dec 17, 20112 | Danny Gonzalez
    HELP!! SOMEONE STOLE FROM THE TROOPS! Friends, we have some tough news to break. As horrible as it sounds, there are people out there who are willing to steal from the troops. Last night, just before a big shipment was planned to go out, some criminal broke the lock to the location where we were storing about 400 care packages. The thieves didn't take them all, but they stole about $5,000 worth of packages that were meant for the troops in Afghanistan. You have to ask yourself, what kind of a heartless person would steal from a non-profit organization...
  • The Grinch of 2012/2013 and the Theft of a Nation’s Spirit

    12/05/2012 3:53:06 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 1 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | 12-5-2012 | Cynthia E. Ayers
    Someone who sounds a great deal like Santa says that things are fine – there’s nothing to see here – go to bed and dream of food stamps and welfare while the fruits of someone else’s labor is whisked away in the dark of night. http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-grinch-of-20122013-and-the-theft-of-a-nations-spirit?f=must_reads
  • Obama The Grinch

    11/30/2012 10:14:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-30-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Toronto nativity scene vandalized for fifth time in six years

    11/29/2012 2:29:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lsn ^ | 11.29.2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Toronto nativity scene vandalized for fifth time in six years by Thaddeus Baklinski Thu Nov 29, 2012 13:45 EST Comments (1) Tags: anti-christian bias, nativity, toronto TORONTO, November 29, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Vandals in Toronto attacked and damaged the nativity scene placed in front of Toronto’s Old City Hall courthouse by Gethsemane Ministries, a Catholic lay movement. Suresh Dominic, founder and head of Gethsemane Ministries, told LifeSiteNews.com that the display had been set up on Sunday, but on Wednesday morning it they discovered that someone had smashed the plexiglass window of...
  • Servicewoman told DUI cost her a Christmas call from Obama

    01/08/2012 8:46:19 AM PST · by Hoodat · 49 replies
    Tampa Bay Times (via Charlotte Observer) ^ | 8 Jan 2012 | Jodie Tillman
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Only 10 military service members get personal Christmas Day phone calls from President Barack Obama. Last month, Coast Guard Petty Officer Golda Payne learned she would be one of them. Payne, a 25-year-old Tampa native stationed in Kuwait, couldn't wait. She researched the Obama family. She planned to keep things "light," maybe ask about the family dog and tell him about her bulldog puppy. She gave an interview to the Coast Guard newspaper. But Christmas came, and Obama never called. Two days later, Payne said her officers told her this was why: The White House had run...
  • Apology follows email referring to Michelle Obama as ‘Mrs. YoMama’

    01/06/2012 7:27:14 AM PST · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | January 6, 2012
    Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal apologized Thursday for forwarding an email poking fun at first lady Michelle Obama and referring to her as “Mrs. YoMama.” The Lawrence Journal-World reported Thursday that O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, sent the email from his personal account. The email also had a photo comparing Mrs. Obama to the Grinch and the subject line, “Twins separated at birth?” The photo has been circulating on the Internet and shows Mrs. Obama’s hair being swept by the wind, recalling a drawing of the fictional Dr. Seuss character from the classic Christmas cartoon. In forwarding the email, O’Neal joked...
  • In Pitman (NJ), controversial Christmas banner polarizes Gloucester County borough

    12/20/2011 5:37:02 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies
    star ledger ^ | 12.16.11
    The big black letters on the water tower that looms over this small South Jersey town announce “Everybody likes Pitman.” Except that someone doesn’t. Or so say many of the borough’s residents. Located just 17 miles southeast of Philadelphia, the Gloucester County town has the rural feel of fictional Bedford Falls in “It’s a Wonderful Life” — the kind of town where the barber shop is called just that in a window sign and has a working barber pole spinning out front. There is no snow on the ground, but wreaths encircle lamp posts like halos, the marquee in front...
  • How The Democrats Stole Christmas

    12/20/2011 2:27:33 AM PST · by Mark Mayberry · 3 replies
    Truth About Bills ^ | 12/19/2011 | Mark Mayberry
    “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, But the Grinch who lived just North of Whoville did not” Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. This classic tale of Christmas theft is well loved by children and adults around the world.  Who knew that today it would ring true in life. Now the story reads, Every American down in Americaville liked jobs a lot but the Democrats who lived in Washington, D.C. did not. This tale is far from classic but not far from truth.  A series of policies from the current administration and congress have ruined jobs and...
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas .... AGAIN...2011

    11/30/2011 8:48:32 AM PST · by 47samurai · 5 replies
    RadioActive with Steve Mitton ^ | 11-30-2011 | Steve Mitton
    According to the author, this will be the last year he posts this....copy it and pass it on. EVERY WHO DOWN IN WHOVILLE LIKED CHRISTMAS A LOT, BUT THE GRINCH, WHO LIVED JUST NORTH OF WHOVILLE, DID NOT. THE GRINCH HATED CHRISTMAS THE WHOLE CHRISTMAS SEASON. NO ONE KNOWS WHY, NO ONE KNOWS QUITE THE REASON. IT COULD HAVE BEEN THAT THE GRINCH WAS JEW, BUT HE WASN’T THE GRINCH SIMPLY HATED EACH WHO. HE HATED THEM ALL SINCE THEY ALL SEEMED SO HAPPY AND THE GRINCH'S ..........
  • RI Governor Insists On 'Holiday Tree'

    11/29/2011 7:21:22 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies · 1+ views
    NewsCore ^ | Nov. 29, 2011
    (NewsCore) - A Rhode Island lawmaker is calling Gov. Lincoln Chafee "Governor Grinch" for defying politicians and deciding that the state would have a "holiday tree" instead of a "Christmas tree." The governor defended his decision by arguing that it is in keeping with the state's founding in 1636 by religious dissident Roger Williams as a haven for tolerance -- where government and religion were kept separate. Chafee, an independent, said in a statement issued Tuesday that his stand was a continuation of past practice, "and does not represent a change of course on my part." But Rep. Doreen Costa,...
  • Obama Administration to Delay New 15-Cent Christmas Tree ‘Fee’

    11/09/2011 11:16:12 AM PST · by Scythian · 39 replies
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday and has generated criticism of President Obama from conservative media outlets. The well-trafficked Drudge Report is leading with the story, linking to a blog by David Addington, a former top aide to then-Vice President David Addington, at the conservative Heritage Foundation assailing the president thus: “The economy is barely growing and nine percent of the...
  • Obama creates new Christmas tree tax

    11/09/2011 10:24:45 AM PST · by Slambat · 34 replies · 1+ views
    ktrh.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | Federal Register
    President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.
  • Woman Returns Kids' 'Shop With A Cop' Gifts For Cash (Grinch Alert)

    12/24/2010 9:28:10 AM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Woman Returns Kids' 'Shop With A Cop' Gifts For Cash Amanda Beard Charged With Theft By Deception By Eric King/WLKY POSTED: 4:09 pm EST December 20, 2010 UPDATED: 5:55 pm EST December 20, 2010 Email Print Comments (18) Embed this VideoxEmailFacebookDiggTwitterYahoo BuzzRedditDelicious Link BRANDENBURG, Ky. -- Meade County police said a Brandenburg woman cashed in on the "Shop With a Cop" program by returning the free gifts for her four children and walking off with the cash. The woman calls it a big misunderstanding and disputes the charges against her. Amanda Beard, 28, is charged with theft by deception. "This...
  • A Christmas Miracle for A Single Mother (MN)

    12/23/2010 5:53:10 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 1+ views
    KSAX.com ^ | 12/23/10 | Laurie Stribling
    A single mother received countless gifts from people across Minnesota after someone broke into her home and stole Christmas gifts for her 8-year-old son. Diane Lecy came home to a broken front door window on December 14 and found all the Christmas gifts gone from underneath her tree, but now she comes home to a different scenario. “I’ve come home to boxes sitting on my step, mailbox full of cards,” Lecy said. “There are few scrooges, but there are a lot of people that care.” Lecy couldn’t begin to count the number of cards, packages and gifts she received, but...
  • DEVELOPING...Court Grounds Reindeer Flight

    12/24/2009 5:46:26 AM PST · by LikeLight · 18 replies · 788+ views
    Is There a Lawyer in the Church? ^ | 12/24/2009 | Stephen Bloom
    December 24, 2009 Santa’s Village, North Pole - Handing victory to a coalition of environmental groups, a judge in the Northern District today issued an emergency injunction against the traditional Christmas Eve flight of Santa’s reindeer herd. The temporary restraining order cites a “substantial likelihood of irreparable atmospheric harm” arising from “high altitude carbon emissions” and bans further reindeer flights until full environmental impact studies can be completed, a process that could take up to five years. Green leaders praised the ruling off the record, but few were willing to make public statements. “We understand the potential backlash,” said one...
  • After Complaint About a Star, an Order to Remove Religious Symbols

    12/23/2009 9:10:48 AM PST · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1,875+ views
    El Paso Inc ^ | 12/23/2009
    SAN FRANCISCO — It was the week before Christmas when Irv Sutley, a former warehouse worker, first saw the offending ornament in a government building in Sonoma County, just north of here. “I was turning around in the lobby, and I noticed the tree,” Mr. Sutley said. “And then, I noticed the angel.” Mr. Sutley, an atheist, said he then went to the office of the county Board of Supervisors. “And there was a star,” he said. Technically, neither stars nor angels belong to any particular religion. But to the mind of Mr. Sutley, 65, a veteran who has fought...
  • The Grinch Who Stole my Christmas [Cartoon]

    12/18/2009 7:53:32 AM PST · by DecoyJames · 2 replies · 375+ views
    Will have to buckle down and just enjoy the true meaning of Christmas this year...
  • Bah! Humbug!: Town outlaws Merry Christmas sign

    12/01/2009 10:57:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 732+ views
    Lawrence Eagle Tribune ^ | December 2, 2009 | Crystal Bozek
    NORTH ANDOVER — First it was the menorah on the town common. Now it's the Merry Christmas sign on the fire station. The town has put an end to a longtime holiday tradition ordering firefighters to take down their homemade Merry Christmas sign from outside the fire station after people complained. The sign had been up for a week before it was taken down Friday. Fire Chief William Martineau said the sign was made by firefighters some 50 years ago and was never an issue before. "I think Christmas is officially a religious holiday. But to all of us, it...
  • Bureaucracy grinch steals Oakland decorations

    11/20/2009 7:57:46 AM PST · by SmithL · 1 replies · 391+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/20/9 | Chip Johnson
    Somewhere in the bureaucratic haze of Oakland city government, in a spacious office with views of Frank Ogawa Plaza, there is a holiday grinch who has actually succeeded in swiping a slice of Christmas spirit from city residents. Now I already know what you're thinking, so let's get it out of the way. It is not Mayor Ron Dellums. He has been out of town since Saturday attending to a death in the family, said Paul Rose, the mayor's overused, underinformed press secretary. On Monday, Oakland city officials informed Marco Li Mandri, executive director of two business community benefit districts...
  • Woman Forced To Take Down “Offensive” American Flag For Memorial Day

    05/27/2009 10:33:37 AM PDT · by vaper69 · 19 replies · 2,542+ views
    A Texas woman put up an American flag for Memorial Day, and was told to remove it because it was offensive to a coworker. The kicker is the offended employee is not from the United States. I know ... shocker.
  • How the secular humanist grinch didn't steal Christmas ; There is NO WAR ON CHRISTMAS (Barf Alert)

    12/24/2008 11:14:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 978+ views
    Salon ^ | Michelle Goldberg
    The right-wing crusade against the liberal "war on Christmas" is great for rallying the troops. Too bad the war doesn't exist. In 1959, the recently formed John Birch Society issued an urgent alert: Christmas was under attack. In a JBS pamphlet titled "There Goes Christmas?!" a writer named Hubert Kregeloh warned, "One of the techniques now being applied by the Reds to weaken the pillar of religion in our country is the drive to take Christ out of Christmas -- to denude the event of its religious meaning." The central front in this perfidious assault was American department stores, where...
  • Grinch sparks heart attack

    12/23/2008 5:34:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies · 572+ views
    The Cairns Post ^ | 12/23/08 | Margo Zlotkowski
    stole all their Christmas presents left three children heartbroken and their mum suffering a heart attack from the shock. Kate Baker came home from Christmas drinks with friends about 10pm on Sunday to find her children and young grandchildren sobbing and inconsolable over the mean-spirited crime. The shock triggered a heart attack that led to the single mum being rushed to Cairns Base Hospital that night, before being released yesterday afternoon. Just three days out from Christmas, the family now has to come up with the cash to buy all the presents again.
  • Ways to "afford" the pending Obama tax hike.

    11/06/2008 5:48:50 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 160 replies · 5,355+ views
    6 Nov 08 | for-q-clinton
    Obama is going to raise your taxes to give it to those that pay little to know taxes. Here's how I started to afford the Obama tax hikes. Here’s how I’m handling it. I typically leave the maid a tip at the hotel I stay at...I’m checking out today so instead of a tip...I left a note: “I wish I could afford to leave you a tip, but I’m saving for the Obama tax hike. However, I’m sure Obama will take good care of you as he plans to tax me to give it to you. Obama is going to...
  • Matthews Emotes Over Obama's Central Planning Commercial

    08/11/2008 5:52:08 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 18 replies · 287+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chris Matthews: Back With an Obamania Vengeance . . . If Barack Obama makes it to the White House, perhaps he should appoint Chris Matthews Commissar of Gosplan, the Commission charged with developing the economy's Five Year Plans. The Hardball host, back from vacation, displayed the enthusiasm of a dutiful apparatchik in praising an Obama ad that was in turn a pitch for central planning. During the "ad wars" segment on this evening's Hardball, Matthews first played a McCain ad that hit Obama over his plans to raise taxes and his lack of readiness to lead. After Andrea Mitchell suggested...
  • Grinch Turns Attention to Gas Tax Holiday

    07/21/2008 8:46:04 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 2 replies · 112+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 07-20-2008 | Sven Waring
    The Grinch nixes another holiday. What's next? Roast beast tax?Everyone down in Whoville liked tax holidays A LOT. But, the Grinch, who lived north of D.C., the Grinch he DID NOT! The Grinch hated tax breaks. Don't ask the reason. It took money from the quote-unquote "poor"... and cut cash for his sleazing. So the Grinch growled, his fingers nervously drumming. I must. I must keep this gas tax holiday from coming. Then a thought dawned and turned into a smile. The grin the Grinch shows when he's about to defile. I'll take this tax break and turn it inside...
  • Black Friday bargains may not be after all

    12/28/2007 8:22:54 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 40 replies · 252+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 28, 2007 | Jenn Abelson and Rebecca A. Fitzgerald
    Merchants long have tried to lure shoppers into rising at ungodly hours to snare blockbuster bargains on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. But are the deals actually better? Turns out that often they are not.
  • Let Us Not Be Scrooged By Grinches

    12/25/2007 9:41:07 AM PST · by suspects · 11 replies · 278+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | December 25, 2007 | Michael Graham
    Good morning and - at the risk of shutting down school systems and sending city workers fleeing in panic onto the icy streets - Merry Christmas! This is the year that Santa Claus was officially declared a subversive agent by McCall Middle School in Winchester. This was the year that Andover forced the Salvation Army to deploy bell-less bell ringers outside old Town Hall. The year a goose-stepping government goon in Salem declared holiday bake sales at schools and churches verboten. Like the Burgermeister Meisterburger before her, she has ruled that Granny’s non-government-authorized Christmas cookies are simply too dangerous to...
  • Hate cleric Omar Bakri calls for 'ban' on Christmas (the perfect day to launch a terror attack)

    12/24/2007 5:37:55 AM PST · by IrishMike · 70 replies · 242+ views
    Evening Standard (London) ^ | Monday 24.12.07
    Hate preacher Omar Bakri, who is barred from Britain, is calling on Brits to boycott Christmas. Using the internet to post a rant against the festive season, Bakri claims Christmas should be "completely forbidden". In another chilling post the radical cleric said Christmas Day would be the perfect day to launch a terror attack on the UK. He said: "To have Christmas tree, visit so-called Christmas Father - that is completely forbidden. "Make sure you do not watch TV. Do not let them hear jingle bells. Do not send your children on Christmas trip." Bakri's previous vile rants included his...
  • Christmas miracle needed to get care package to Canadian troops in Afghanistan

    12/14/2007 1:04:31 AM PST · by DakotaRed · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | December 13, 2007 | Judi McLeod
    What a let down that 1,700 care packages lovingly prepared by Montreal-area residents and community groups destined for Canadian troops in Afghanistan, won’t be getting there.The Christmas care packages for soldiers have been grounded after the military said they could not be sent overseas.Claiming security concerns and a lack of space on transport aircraft as reasons for blocking the packages, Canadian Forces brass informed nonplussed members of the Roxboro Legion, who spearheaded the drive that they cannot accept the packages. Parcels must be addressed to a specific soldier, the military said, and not “Any CF member”.While citing security concerns would...
  • Christian snobs echo Scrooge

    12/11/2007 4:59:39 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 13 replies · 287+ views
    E-pistles to Ellen ^ | December 11, 2007 | Ellen Makkai
    Dear Ellen, Christmas is disgusting. It’s all pagan worship. Even most Christians don’t realize that all their decorations and traditions come from ancient Babylon. Our family doesn’t cave in to all this stuff and I tell friends at church they shouldn’t either. Signed, Ms. Christian Grinch Dear Ms. Grinch, By saying “all this stuff,” I assume we’re talking Christmas trees, mistletoe, hasty pudding, Yule logs, etc.? I grant that Christmas choices are a matter of personal conscience. I had a similar e-mail conversation with another Christian killjoy last month so I retrieve and relate to you my comments to him....
  • No Holiday Pardon for 'Scooter' Libby

    12/11/2007 3:18:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,918+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/11/7 | LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- President Bush granted pardons Tuesday to carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner and an election-laws violator but not to I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, his vice president's former top aide who was convicted in the case of the leaked identity of a CIA operative. In all, Bush pardoned 29 convicts and reduced the prison sentence of one more in the end-of-the-year presidential tradition. Justice Department spokesman Erik Ablin said Bush has granted 142 pardons and commuted five sentences since taking office in 2001 — lagging far behind the pace set by most modern presidents. The list was issued with...
  • Mailman Arrested For Stealing Cards

    12/09/2007 12:01:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 140+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, December 8th 2007 | JOHN MARZULLI
    Mailman arrested for stealing cards BY JOHN MARZULLI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, December 8th 2007, 4:00 AM Every thief has a hallmark, and a Brooklyn letter carrier is the Greeting Card Bandit. The feds arrested Michael Olivio this week after an elaborate sting operation to identify the Grinch-like mailman in Bath Beach who intercepted hundreds of greeting cards for the cash inside, the Daily News has learned. After receiving complaints from residents in the 11214 area code, the bait was set. Special Agent Stephen Dolloff mailed "test greeting card letters" to the postal customers who had complained. One customer...
  • Kettle cash tempting to thieves

    12/03/2007 2:38:04 PM PST · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 84+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Dec. 03, 2007 | DIANA MOSKOVITZ
    Kettle cash tempting to thieves http://www.miamiherald.com/news/broward/story/329594.html http://tinyurl.com/ypos7x Posted on Mon, Dec. 03, 2007 BY DIANA MOSKOVITZ Yes, Virginia, there are grinches out there. And they steal from the Salvation Army's red kettles. One bell ringer told police she was robbed in Lighthouse Point last month when she left her kettle for a few minutes to use the bathroom. ''That is the last thing the world needs right now,'' said Capt. Tom Louden, area commander for the Salvation Army in Broward. Such thefts are a perennial problem around the country for the Salvation Army. About 20,000 red kettles appear at storefronts...
  • Colorado city considers ban on red and green Christmas lights

    11/20/2007 6:13:12 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 79 replies · 423+ views
    A Colorado city is considering a plan that one attorney calls the epitome of the war against Christmas. Tonight, the Fort Collins City Council will meet and decide the fate of a task force report that urges the city to decorate with white lights, winter symbols not traditionally associated with any particular holiday, and unadorned garlands of greenery. City staffers are also encouraged to remove ornaments or stars from trees and red ribbons from wreaths. Mat Staver, founder of Liberty Counsel, says the task force is seriously misguided. "I think it's absolutely ridiculous that anyone would consider banning red and...
  • Online Poll: Fort Collins Grinch Squad's Plans to Ban Ch***tmas

    11/15/2007 5:00:23 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 13 replies · 164+ views
    Self ^ | 11/15/2007 | Self
    Poll question at: http://coloradoan.com/ reads: "Do you agree with the recommendations by the [neo-grinches on the] Fort Collins holiday display task force?"As of now, it's 89% against, w/ 2100 votes. Yay! Ages ago in Ft Collins, they stripped religion or any hint of it from public C***stmas displays: no Nativities or Stars of Bethlehem, the word "C****tmas" replaced with "Holidays" and so on. And recently, all or most of the main downtown tree display (Oak St Plaza) switched from colored lights to all-white. But that's still not enough. All remaining reminders of C****tmas must go! Or else! The Grinch Squad,...
  • Christmas tour ban

    03/19/2007 11:11:51 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 3 replies · 227+ views
    Emerald Coast ^ | March 19, 2007 - 9:50AM | Anon
    Christmas tour ban http://community.emeraldcoast.com/onset?id=14246&template=article.html March 19, 2007 - 9:50AM City Manager Lannie Corbin did the right thing when he told the Christmas Lady to stop giving tours of her home, City Council members said earlier this week. Debbie Lewis, aka the Christmas Lady, has been decorating her home and giving tours for the past five years. More than 5,000 people visited her home on Duncan Drive during the Christmas season last year, Corbin said. Neighbors complained about traffic and congestion, he said. Meetings and talk of moving the Christmas display to somewhere out of a residential area did not get...
  • Fast Track to Hell: Stealing From a Church on Christmas

    12/26/2006 10:39:44 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,146+ views
    Gothamist.com ^ | December 26, 2006 | Gothamist.com
    December 26, 2006 Fast Track to Hell: Stealing From a Church on Christmas At Christmas Mass at the Church of St. Mel in Flushing, Queens, robbers stole a money box with $20,000. The money, collected from three Christmas Eve Masses and the 7:30AM Christmas Mass and meant for church expenses and needy children, was kept in a 100 pound money box. The robbers hit around 9:20AM and witnesses saw men putting the box into an SUV with Vermont license plates. A parishioner did take the license plate number and give it to the police (the SUV belongs to a NYC...
  • 'Santa Claus does not exist' school tells stunned kids

    12/20/2006 7:54:19 AM PST · by Risha · 217 replies · 4,464+ views
    thisislondon ^ | 12/20/06
    'Santa Claus does not exist' school tells stunned kids A primary school has been accused of spoiling Christmas for pupils after a lesson telling them that Santa Claus does not exist. Children as young as nine were told that only 'small children believe in Father Christmas'. And yesterday their parents criticised teachers for taking the 'magic' out of the festive period. The blunder came after the Year 5 pupils were given seasonal worksheets containing various festive classroom exercises. One began by informing the children that 'many small children believe in Father Christmas'. It then went on to explain that thousands...
  • Of Helpers and Grinches

    12/17/2006 11:57:06 AM PST · by Cursor · 212+ views
    The Strenuous Life ^ | 12-17-06 | Cursor
    Why are we compelled to partake in the culture war when we would much rather just enjoy the Christmas season like countless generations before us? G.K. Chesterton put it best...
  • Forget the Grinch - It's Liberals Who Are Stealing Christmas

    12/15/2006 1:52:38 PM PST · by Ronald ReaganROCKS · 29 replies · 1,155+ views
    gopusa.com ^ | December 24, 2004 | Jennifer King
    The Liberals are stealing Christmas. They will deny it, but they are. Political Correctness dictates that people can't wish eachother "Merry Christmas" in public. Libs will tell you that they just don't want religious symbolism in public but people are allowed to "practice ANY religion or holliday they want." How do I do that? This is where Liberal thinking gets pretty abstract. Do I walk past people on the street and think "that guy just mentally wished me Merry Christmas?" If I move to Africa, I definitely expect them to stop celebrating Kwanzaa because I'm there. Or how about in...
  • SCAM!! Beware when Paying with Walmart Gift Card(Vanity)

    12/14/2006 5:07:03 PM PST · by publana · 159 replies · 7,025+ views
    My parents who are in their seventies, retired, and on Social Security stopped at Walmart on US Hwy 80 in Mesquite, TX to get gas. After paying at the pump with a Walmart Gift Card and retrieving the receipt, the woman in the booth comes over the speaker and asks him how he intends to pay. My Dad tells her he has already paid and shows her the receipt through the window. They argue a bit, then she asks him to see the $500 Walmart Gift Card. Instead of telling her to buzz off, he hands her the card. She...
  • NY Times Scolds Public for Holiday Shopping (Marxist trust baby alert!)

    11/27/2006 1:21:36 PM PST · by pabianice · 64 replies · 1,917+ views
    Fox News | 11/28/06
    David Corn of "The Nation" was just on Fox, scolding viewers for trying to enjoy the holidays while we are at war in Iraq. Picking-up on the New York Times' latest rant, Corn glared into the camera and grimly reiterated the message from "Putz" Sulzberger and his staff of leftist trust babies: 'How dare you shop and enjoy the holidays while we are involved in a war of which we at the Times personally disapprove?' LOL! And "Don't Tread on Me!"
  • Pelosi seeks to avoid label of the Grinch

    11/20/2006 9:14:26 PM PST · by DakotaRed · 17 replies · 826+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2006 | Alexander Bolton
    Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has drafted legislation that would grant soon-to-be-unemployed Republicans severance pay while they look for jobs after Democrats take over control of the chamber on Jan. 4, according to a senior Democratic aide. Democratic aides have kept details of the proposed severance package secret, such as how much former Republican aides would receive and who would be eligible for compensation. And it is not certain that Pelosi will introduce the resolution on the House floor at all. But one House Democrat said that Pelosi is leaning toward compensating outgoing aides to keep Republicans remaining on...
  • Got some kind of problem? Problem solved with the magic of Zot!

    12/23/2005 10:30:51 AM PST · by Thadd · 290 replies · 4,841+ views
    Every time I sign back on here and try to post, all I get is a screen that says my account is banned. I sign up another account and the same thing happens again. What am I doing wrong?
  • Robots are Listening! (Aluminum Hat Required, but it's certainly a little scary if true)

    12/23/2005 3:40:23 PM PST · by grigoriugrigore · 125 replies · 2,610+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 23, 2005 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON -- The National Security Agency, in carrying out President Bush's order to intercept the international phone calls and e-mails of Americans suspected of links to Al Qaeda, has probably been using computers to monitor all other Americans' international communications as well, according to specialists familiar with the workings of the NSA. The Bush administration and the NSA have declined to provide details about the program the president authorized in 2001, but specialists said the agency serves as a vast data collection and sorting operation. It captures reams of data from satellites, fiberoptic lines, and Internet switching stations, and then...
  • Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears [i.e., there is no Santa Claus!]

    12/23/2005 7:45:33 PM PST · by mcg1969 · 58 replies · 1,285+ views
    LDNews.com ^ | 23 December 2005 | RORY SCHULER
    LICKDALE — Jamey Schaeffer stretched her mouth open wide, showing off a pair of twin gaps in her smile. With a mouthful of fingers, she said she has no interest in two front teeth for Christmas. Instead, she’d like a Barbie doll from Santa Claus — and Santa Claus only. But a substitute music teacher almost came between the 6-year-old and a Christmas Eve spent dancing cheek to cheek with sugar plums. Theresa Farrisi stood in for Schaeffer’s regular music teacher one day last week. One of her assignments was to read Clement C. Moore’s famous poem, “A Visit from...
  • Democrat <del>Christmas</del> Holiday Spirit

    12/23/2005 10:15:41 AM PST · by MoFiZiX Gr4FiX · 326+ views
    http://mofizixgr4fix.com/?p=198 ^ | December 23, 2005 | MoFiZiX Gr4FiX
    If you were feeling a bit empty this Christmas holiday season because the secular greetings issued from the White House left you a little bit empty, we have a special treat for you, guaranteed to fill you up with all the love and warmth that is the Democrat Holiday Spirit. Nobody should ever have to suffer the annual pangs of winter holiday capitalism without the joy and peace brought about by the happy Christmas holiday donkey. WOW! Now that's what I call Christmas Holiday Spirit! How could I possibly have made it through this Christmas holiday season without that...
  • Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears

    12/23/2005 10:07:40 AM PST · by TexasGreg · 240 replies · 3,864+ views
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | 12/23/05 | RORY SCHULER
    Grinchy remark sends kids home in tears By RORY SCHULER Staff Writer Lebanon Daily News LICKDALE — Jamey Schaeffer stretched her mouth open wide, showing off a pair of twin gaps in her smile. With a mouthful of fingers, she said she has no interest in two front teeth for Christmas. Instead, she’d like a Barbie doll from Santa Claus — and Santa Claus only. But a substitute music teacher almost came between the 6-year-old and a Christmas Eve spent dancing cheek to cheek with sugar plums. Theresa Farrisi stood in for Schaeffer’s regular music teacher one day last week....