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  • ‘Thanks to the 30-day return policy’: Viewers criticize woman who shared hack to getting ‘free’ Christmas tree

    12/26/2023 10:14:48 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 49 replies
    Daily Dot ^ | 12/21/23 | Amara Thomas
    In a viral video, TikTokers Mason and Mai (@savingforboba), a couple known for sharing hacks with their 12,000 Followers, unveiled their latest Christmas Hack. In the five-second video, Mai picks up an artificial Christmas Tree at a store and walking away, with a tree in hand. Text over the video reads: “Picking up my free Christmas tree thanks to the 30-day policy.” Mason and Mai are implying that by purchasing an artificial Christmas Tree, using it, and returning it within the 30-day window of buying it, they get a free tree. By returning it within 30 days, they get...
  • Teachers Banned From Decorating For Christmas In Democrat-Led City

    12/23/2023 7:00:07 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 61 replies
    State of the Union ^ | Dec 22, 2023 | Andrew Rodriguez
    A Philadelphia suburb school district issued a memo instructing employees to remove Christmas-themed decorations and attire, following complaints from parents. The district later clarified that holiday displays are not banned, but employees should aim to create an inclusive environment. “As per Dr. Marseille” — Wagner Marseille, the superintendent of the Wallingford-Swathmore School District — “he has been receiving complaints from parents concerning District employees displaying ‘Christmas’ themed decorations and/or wearing clothing of the same nature,” the memo read. “If you have decorated your bus with anything specific to the Christmas Holiday or any other decorations relating to a specific religion,...
  • Gas-Powered Savior: Tesla Cybertruck with Christmas Tree Gets Stuck in Snow, Is Rescued by Ford Truck

    12/18/2023 11:51:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/18/2023 | Lucas Nolan
    A recent incident involving a Tesla Cybertruck getting stuck carrying a Christmas tree in a California forest has become a viral sensation, especially because the stranded electric vehicle was rescued by a gas-powered Ford F150. The Los Angeles Times reports that a Tesla Cybertruck became the center of attention after sliding down a snowy embankment while carrying a Christmas tree on its roof. Much to the embarrassment of fans of Elon Musk’s odd-looking electric vehicles, the stranded EV was rescued by a Ford F150 that pulled the Cybertruck to safety. The post was originally made to Facebook but quickly went...
  • Baby owl hangs undetected on Kentucky family’s Christmas tree for 4 days before spotted by cleaner

    12/07/2023 1:09:18 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/6/23 | David Propper
    Look “whooo” is in the holiday spirit. A baby owl blended into a Kentucky family’s Christmas tree for days before an eagle-eyed carpet cleaner spotted the bird perched on a branch. The feathered guest spent four days inside homeowner Michelle White’s living room after her family lugged back their Christmas tree this month – a yearly tradition.
  • California Governor Cancels Public Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    12/07/2023 9:03:18 AM PST · by spirited irish · 22 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | 12/23 | SMG Newswire
    For the past 91 years California governors have taken part in the annual Christmas tree lighting on the grounds of the state capitol in Sacramento. But this year Gov. Gavin Newsom ended the tradition.The Democrat executive surrendered to pro-Palestinian activists who threatened to disrupt the ceremony.
  • The Weimar Republic

    12/07/2023 8:35:50 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Points And Figures ^ | DEC 6, 2023 | Jeffrey Carter
    True Leadership Stops It.. People talk about the Weimar Republic that gave rise to Adolph Hitler but very few understand what the Weimar was all about. ... from deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.. The Germany of the late 1920s and early 1930s was a world leader in most fields of art, science and intellect. ... Berlin had three opera houses, and Germany as a whole no less than eighty. Every middle-sized city had its own orchestra ... And in science, of course, the Germans were preeminent…. The Germany of 1920 had a significantly higher per capita educational level than...
  • Squirrel Wearing MAGA Hat Seen Scampering Away From Falling National Christmas Tree

    11/29/2023 2:12:19 PM PST · by DFG · 6 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 11/29/2023 | Babylon Bee
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reports have surfaced of a squirrel wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat scurrying away as the National Christmas Tree came crashing down. Capitol Police have launched a city-wide hunt for the dangerous insurrectionist, who has thus far evaded every trap. "We are currently investigating the attack on the National Christmas Tree as an act of domestic terrorism," said Attorney General Merrick Garland. "This was not simply a squirrel jumping from limb to limb, all nimbly-bimbly. No, this was an assault on democracy itself." Investigators believe the squirrel may have had accomplices, as literally thousands of squirrels...
  • Weekly Garden Thread - Nov. 25- Dec. 1, 2023 [The Ultimate Christmas Tree Guide Edition]

    11/25/2023 7:29:19 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 105 replies
    | November 25, 2023 | Diana in WI/Greeneyes in Memoriam
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. If you have specific question about a plant/problem you are having, please remember to state the Growing Zone where you are located. This thread is a non-political respite. No matter what, you won’t be flamed, and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack...
  • The town that saved Christmas: Massachusetts residents rally to bring back annual Christmas tree display

    12/13/2022 12:30:06 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/13/22 | Ashley Carahan
    Massachusetts residents who fought to end the war on Christmas in their hometown are celebrating the return of an annual tradition after a public library tried to upend the holiday season. Marianne Martin and Jason Brogan, residents of Dedham, Mass., spoke out about their efforts to display an annual Christmas tree in the Endicott Branch Library Monday on "Jesse Watters Primetime." "I’m sorry, this Christmas tree has brought out just a beautiful unity of different voices, people that I think come from different political ideologies, different ethnicities, different religions," Martin said. "But they all got behind this, and it’s a...
  • Jill Biden welcomes White House Christmas tree

    11/21/2022 2:03:05 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2022 | JUDY KURTZ
    Christmas is in the air at the White House, as Jill Biden welcomed the official tree to kick off the start of the holiday season. The first lady was on hand for the customary arrival of the White House Christmas tree on Monday. Holding the hand of her 2-year-old grandson, Beau, Biden exclaimed, “I love the tree!” Biden said that Beau “wanted to come out and see the tree.” “Beautiful,” she told reporters.
  • Crowd told to redo applause after Bidens show up late to National Christmas Tree lighting

    12/02/2021 6:26:22 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01 December 2021 | Daniel Chaitin, Deputy News Editor
    President Joe Biden gave Republicans an early Christmas gift this year. LL Cool J introduced the president and first lady Jill Biden on Thursday evening at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, which was held at the Ellipse south of the White House, but the cheering crowd had to wait nearly two minutes for the pair to show up. Music played for part of the time — the rest was filled with silence until the rapper spoke up again and said, "We're going to do it again." He then told the crowd to sit down again. Someone else could be...
  • Our Christmas Tree Is A Scraggly Fire Hazard, And We Love It

    12/23/2020 9:17:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 23, 2020 | Rich Cromwell
    While this year’s Cromwell Family Tree may be dry, scraggly, under-lighted, and not that impressive in its current form, it is going to be something to behold when it goes up in flames2020 hasn’t offered much to celebrate, to put it mildly. Sure, we’ve all found our escapes, things that offer respite from Zoom meetings, for those of us fortunate enough to be able to transition to life through Zoom. People slowed down, spent more time together, cooked more. But sources of joy have been a bit farther between this year. This is particularly true as we head into a...
  • How My Jewish Dad Taught Me To Decorate A Christmas Tree

    12/21/2020 9:06:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 21, 2020 | David Marcus
    Nobody has ever loved Christmas as much as my Jewish dad did.I have known few people in my life who loved Christmas as much as my Jewish father did. I would never suggest that he married my Catholic mother just to get Christmas — she was very beautiful and they loved each other very much — but look, it was certainly a bonus. Once this Bar Mitzvah boy got his hooks into the yule log, he went wild. Nowhere was this more pronounced than in our small family’s Christmas tree. His thing was to buy the tree the morning of...
  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas 2020! 'Pathetic' tree erected outside Macy's in Cincinnati is described as the ultimate symbol of holidays amid the pandemic - but officials hit back saying it is still being 'fluffed up and beautified'

    11/13/2020 3:34:25 PM PST · by RummyChick · 27 replies
    DM ^ | 11/13/2020 | court
    A sparse and sad-looking Christmas tree erected outside Macy's in Cincinnati, Ohio has been dubbed the 'ultimate symbol of 2020'. Photos of the 'pathetic' spruce were shared to social media on Saturday, with dozens of users claiming it perfectly reflected a gloomy year that featured racially-motivated violence, political turmoil and a global pandemic. 'Not sure what happened to the Christmas tree at Fountain Square but it's the most #Christmas2020 tree ever,' Cincinnati Enquirer photojournalist Cara Owsley wrote on Twitter. She then shared an image of the tree, which featured an exposed trunk and thin, drooping branches.
  • Tree Lighting Removed From Annual Holiday Celebration In Durham, NH After Complaints

    11/18/2019 5:20:55 PM PST · by massmike · 56 replies ^ | 11/18/2019 | Louisa Moller
    A Durham, New Hampshire celebration scheduled for the beginning of holidays is undergoing some changes this year in an effort to remove religious overtones. Formerly called the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, the newly named Frost Fest will include the absence of a formal tree lighting. Santa will be at the event but he will not arrive in a town firetruck as he has in the past. The wreaths that traditionally adorned lamp posts on Main Street will also not be present this year. Town Councilor Sally Tobias says the changes came about after some controversy last holiday season. “There was...
  • Take Action! Wisconsin governor gets rid of capitol 'Christmas' tree

    11/14/2019 10:27:37 AM PST · by stars & stripes forever · 43 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 11/03/2019 | AFA Staff
    A battle is brewing in Wisconsin and you can weigh in with other Americans to stop this War on Christmas Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers does not like a Christmas tree being called a Christmas tree. So he is changing it. According to a Washington Post article, Gov. Evers has said the Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda, as of this year, will be called a "holiday" tree. Thus the War on Christmas continues. Those like Gov. Evers don't like the fact that the Christmas tree is identified with the Christian faith. Republican Scott Fitzgerald, the state Senate majority leader and...
  • Wisconsin Assembly votes to recognize tree, Bible week

    11/12/2019 6:34:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2019 | Todd Richmond
    Republicans who lead the Wisconsin Assembly voted Tuesday to call the state Capitol evergreen a Christmas tree and formally recognize National Bible Week, moves they said were necessary to ensure Christianity isn’t marginalized as the holidays approach. The 64-30 vote on naming the tree was a direct response to Gov. Tony Evers’ declaration last week that it would be called a “holiday tree.” Evers’ Republican predecessor Scott Walker, the son of a Baptist minister, declared the evergreen was a Christmas tree during his first term in 2011. “It seems like the only religion we’re willing to take shots at is...
  • Endangered species court decision means no White House Chrismas Tree from NM?

    09/27/2019 8:39:20 AM PDT · by cowpoke · 17 replies
    THE WESTERNER ^ | 9/27/2019 | Frank DuBois
    Here is some background:Carson National Forest to Provide the 2019 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree This year’s U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be coming from New Mexico. The tree will be displayed on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., with a public tree-lighting ceremony in early December. The 2019 tree will be cut from the Questa Ranger District on the Carson National Forest. Seventy smaller companion trees will also be sent to our nation’s capital to decorate government buildings and public spaces...  The FS has sponsored events around NM to have ornaments made for the tree....
  • Cops put on leave over ‘racist’ Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 9:56:07 AM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    Two Minnesota cops were placed on paid leave Friday after a photo of a Christmas display with “racist” ornaments outside a precinct surfaced on social media. The tree, displayed outside the Fourth Precinct of the Minneapolis Police Department, was littered with police tape, an empty can of Steel Reserve malt liquor, a cup from Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, bags of Takis chips and packs of Newport cigarettes, CBS reported. Black Lives Matter Twin Cities posted the photo online last week and it quickly spurred outrage from members of the black community as well as local officials. “These pieces of trash were...
  • Minneapolis precinct inspector removed over 'racist' Christmas tree decorations

    12/04/2018 5:11:28 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 3, 2018 | Elisha Fieldstadt and Tim Stelloh
    The ranking officer of a Minneapolis police precinct was removed from his post Monday after an image of what appears to be a Christmas tree decorated with racist ornaments circulated on social media, authorities said. The removal came three days after two officers who were allegedly involved in decorating the tree were placed on paid leave. Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder confirmed that Inspector Aaron Biard was removed from the top position at the north side precinct station where the tree was apparently photographed. "After very thoughtful review and consideration I have made the decision that effective immediately Assistant...