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Christamas Tree Or Holiday Tree?  
User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 1665 times:

Christmas Tree or Holiday Tree...a big talk radio show deal here in middle Tennessee and now as I am typing the "controversy" is on ABC "Wrld News Tonight"

"Controversy" ? WHAT controversy? It's a friggen CHRISTMAS Tree, not a get-rid-of-religion-or-belief-of-a-god tree (read": "Holiday Tree").

Close to 90% percent of Americans want Christmas and a Christmas Tree and Christmas gifts and Crhistmas festivities. BUT, the political shitballs (like the execs at Home Depot) disregard that ninrty percent to appease the miniscule percent of peoples that don't even really give a shit about it to begin with (unless riled up, of course by some ACLU slug who has to something, anything, to keep his/her appointance).

It's Christmas...get over it. It's Hanakkua...get over it. It's a LOT of Holidays that relate to a relgious and people's historical traditions (except maybe for Kwanzaa which is a phoney scam manufactured a few decades ago by a scam artist just after he was released from prison). But, once again, I digress. Let the folks who want a Christmas tree get a Christmas tree. Not a Holiday Tree.

"Hppy Next Year Of Living Day, Darling"

"It's my BIRTHDAY!"

"No, it's Happy Next Year of Living Day"

"Tell Home Depot to shove it and give me my damn bthday present you politically-correct asshole son-of-bitch. And, btw, I'd like a Christmas present, not a holiday present". Regards...jack


all best; jack
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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5366 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 1658 times:

Eh, call me a traditionalist on this one, but considering the use of the tree springs out of Xmas I'd just as soon call it a Xmas tree.


South Carolina - too small to be its own country, too big to be a mental asylum.
User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 1655 times:

Christmas Tree . . . . NOT Holiday Tree  irked  hissyfit 

User currently offlineMr Spaceman From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 2787 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 1652 times:

The Christmas Party!



FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director



TO: All Employees


DATE: 4th November 2004


RE: Christmas Party


I'm happy to inform you that the company

Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd,

starting at noon in the private function room at

the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and

plenty of drinks! We'll have a small band playing

traditional carols ... please feel free to sing

along. And don't be surprised if the MD shows up

dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be

lit at 1.00p.m. Exchange of gifts among

employees can be done at that time, however, no

gift should be over �10.00 to make the giving of

gifts easy for everyone's pockets. This gathering

is only for employees! The MD will make a special

announcement at the Party.


Merry Christmas to you and your Family.


Pauline




FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director


TO: All Employees


DATE: 5th November 2004


RE: Holiday Party


In no way was yesterday's memo intended to

exclude our Jewish employees. We recognize that

Chanukah is an important holiday, which often

coincides with Christmas, though unfortunately

not this year. However, from now on we're calling

it our 'Holiday Party'.. The same policy applies

to any other employees who are not Christians.

There will be no Christmas tree or Christmas

carols sung. We will have other types of music

for your enjoyment.


Happy now?


Happy Holidays to you and your family,


Pauline.




FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director


TO: All Employees


DATE: 6th November 2004


RE: Holiday Party


Regarding the note I received from a member of

Alcoholics Anonymous requesting a non-drinking

table ... you didn't sign your name. I'm happy to

accommodate this request, but if I put a sign on

a table that reads, "AA Only", you wouldn't be

anonymous anymore!!!! How am I supposed to handle

this? Somebody? Forget about the gift exchange,

no gift exchange allowed now since the Union

Officials feel that �10.00 is too much money and

Management believe �10.00 is a little cheap. NO

GIFT EXCHANGE WILL BE ALLOWED.


Pauline.




FROM: Pauline Lewis, Hum an Resources Director


TO: All Employees


DATE: 7th November 2004


RE: Holiday Party


What a diverse group we are! I had no idea that

December 20th begins the Muslim holy month of

Ramadan, which forbids eating and drinking during

daylight hours. There goes the party! Seriously,

we can appreciate how a luncheon at this time of

year does not accommodate our Muslim employees'

beliefs, perhaps the Grill House can hold off on

serving your meal until the end of the party - or

else package everything up for you to take home

in a little foil doggy bag. Will that work?

Meanwhile, I've arranged for members of Weight

Watchers to sit farthest from the dessert buffet

and pregnant women will get the table closest to

the toilets, Gays are allowed to sit with each

other, Lesbians do not have to sit with gay men,

each will have their own table. Yes, there will

be flower arrangements for the gay men's table

too. To the person asking permission to cross

dress - no cross dressing allowed. We will have

booster seats for short people. Low fat food will

be available for those on a diet. We cannot

control the salt used in the food we suggest

those people with high blood pressure taste the

food first.. There will be fresh fruits as

dessert for Diabetics, the restaurant cannot

supply "No Sugar" desserts. Sorry! Did I miss anything?!?!?!?!?!


Pauline.




FROM: Pauline Lewis, Human Resources Director


TO: All F****** Employees


DATE: 8 November 2004


RE: The ******** Holiday Party.


Vegetarian pricks I've had it with you people !!!

We're going to keep this party at the Grill House

whether you like it or not, so you can sit

quietly at the table furthest from the "grill of

death", as you so quaintly put it, you'll get

your f****** salad bar, including organic

tomatoes, But you know tomatoes have feeling too,

They scr eam when you slice them. I've heard them

scream. I'm hearing them scream right NOW!! I hope

you all have a rotten holiday, drink and drive and

die!


The Bitch from

HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




FROM: John Bishop - Acting Human Resources

Director


DATE: 9th November 2004


RE: Pauline Lewis and Holiday Party


I'm sure I speak for all of us in wishing Pauline

Lewis a speedy recovery, and I'll continue to

forward your cards to her. In the meantime, the

Management has decided to cancel our Holiday

Party and instead, give everyone the afternoon of

the 23rd December off with full pay.



Chris  Smile



"Just a minute while I re-invent myself"
User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1638 times:

This is an issue I disagree with my friends at the ACLU on. Its a Christmas Tree.

(BTW - Anyone seen the upside-down ones? I'm going to get one this year)




Mr Spaceman - that was pretty good. I hadnt seen that one yet!


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Mr Spaceman; damn, that was great. Iv'e downloaded it to send to the pc pricks where I used to work. Than...jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4343 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1631 times:

Christmas tree - simple.

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 4):
BTW - Anyone seen the upside-down ones? I'm going to get one this year

To each his own, but I just don't get the concept on these. The whole point of a Christmas tree (to me) was to have for a brief period, a piece of the outdoors, indoors, and of course to make it sparkle! If you get one of the upside down ones, you might as well get one of those god awful tin ones w/ the rotating lights at the base (you children of the 60s will know what I'm talking about).  crazy 



"The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity"
User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1629 times:

The idea of calling it a 'holiday tree' is just another ACLU type excuse to get rid of Christmas. It's absurd. It'll always be a Christmas tree- like it, or not.

User currently offlineNordair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

Christmas Tree

Fir Tree

Pine Tree

Holiday Tree? Sounds silly.


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4274 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

It is a freaking Christmas tree. No ifs ands or buts about it.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Remember, no more Menorahs, just Holiday Candle Holders.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13519 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1605 times:
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It's a CHRISTMAS TREE damn it!

No one insists on referring a Dreidel to a "HOLIDAY TOP" or a Menorah as a "SEASONAL CANDLEHOLDER," do they?

So leave the CHRISTMAS TREE alone, m'kay?



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1597 times:

Quoting Basas (Reply 7):
The idea of calling it a 'holiday tree' is just another ACLU type excuse to get rid of Christmas. It's absurd. It'll always be a Christmas tree- like it, or not.

 checkmark 




-NWA742


User currently offlineNWOrientDC10 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1404 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1591 times:
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If it's made from AL (aluminum) then it's a holiday tree

Merry Christmas  Smile

Russell



Things aren't always as they seem
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Quoting Cptkrell (Thread starter):
(like the execs at Home Depot)

Not sure if this is 100% true or not, but my older brother who works for Sears mentioned to me that any employee that says, "Merry Christmas!" to any customer during their shift is subject to employment temrination. He also mentioned that a similar policy exists at Wal-Mart as well; his step-daughter used to work for them. Can any other Sears and/or Wal-Mart employees confirm this?

If that indeed is true (I don't believe my brother would lie to me on something like this); then, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

I think it's time that somebody (or bodies) sic The Rutherford Institute and/or ACLJ (American Center for Law & Justice) after these corporations or whomever's trying to basically eliminate any reference to Christmas (be it religious or secular) whatsoever.

Some helpful links:
http://www.rutherford.org/articles_d.../legal_features.asp?article_id=127
http://www.aclj.org/Media/PDF/SchoolHolidayCelebrations112005.pdf
http://www.aclj.org/Media/PDF/ReligiousHolidayDisplays112005.pdf
http://www.aclj.org/trialnotebook/read.aspx?id=282

In case it isn't obvious; to me, it will always be a CHRISTMAS TREE!.



"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1587 times:

Quoting Cptkrell (Thread starter):
Let the folks who want a Christmas tree get a Christmas tree. Not a Holiday Tree.



Quoting Cptkrell (Thread starter):
"Tell Home Depot to shove it and give me my damn bthday present you politically-correct asshole son-of-bitch. And, btw, I'd like a Christmas present, not a holiday present". Regards...jack

I feel your pain dude, I'm with you on this.


User currently offlineSpinalTap From New Zealand, joined Mar 2005, 440 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

Quoting NWOrientDC10 (Reply 13):
If it's made from AL (aluminum) then it's a holiday tree

Merry Christmas

Russell

No then it's a festivus pole - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festivus  Wink



"I get what they call a stipend, a stipend is like money but its such as small amount they don't really call it money"
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Quoting Texan (Reply 9):
It is a freaking Christmas tree. No ifs ands or buts about it.

yep 100% agree

Claire  santahat 


User currently offlineSFOMEX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Christmas tree of course. The only good thing about this PC crap is that Americans are realizing what bunch of wackos the ACLU people are.

User currently offlineJoness0154 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 667 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Its definitely a Christmas tree.

My mom runs the US half of an international business here in the states.

A few of her employees threw out the office christmas tree for some reason to be PC with the rest of the employees.

She made them go out to the store and buy one on their own dime.

She told them if they didn't, no one at work was getting paid Christmas day off, there would be no Christmas party, and that no one would be getting a Christmas bonus. You can bet yourself they got a new tree. I love my mom  Smile

Her workforce is over 40% non-Christian, yet none of them complains about it. She will recognize their holidays (decorations like menorah, etc) if they ask her too, but no one finds it a big enough deal to.

I swear to God, as soon as its not a Christmas tree or Christmas anymore, I'm fu*kin out of this country to go live somewhere else.



I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1551 times:

Let me see I have this straight.

December 25th in the United States is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

But we're not allowed to mention it?



Delete this User
User currently offlineBasas From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

Quoting Stirling (Reply 20):
Let me see I have this straight.

December 25th in the United States is a NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

But we're not allowed to mention it?

Wrong. You CAN mention it...as long as you call it "Winter Celebration", or "Holiday Day".  Yeah sure


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Neither, you have got to go with the Festivus Pole.

I will now begin the traditional airing of greivences.....

IF YOU AIN'T SHOOTING FILM YOU AIN'T REALLY A PHOTOGRAPHER!!!



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1541 times:

Quoting Joness0154 (Reply 19):
She told them if they didn't, no one at work was getting paid Christmas day off, there would be no Christmas party, and that no one would be getting a Christmas bonus. You can bet yourself they got a new tree. I love my mom

I love her too, send her my best Christmas wishes and tell her she will always occupy a very special place in my heart, thank God for fiesty Moms!!


User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1527 times:

Its the communists/leftists tring to get politicians to see things their way


With gun control there can be no democracy.. With gun control there can be no Freedom
25 Post contains images MxCtrlr : IT'S A CHRISTMAS TREE! What the ALCU and the PC crowd has conveniently forgotten over the years is that this country was founded by people who wanted
26 LTBEWR : It is a CHRISTMAS TREE. It is part of the celebration of the Christian Holy Day of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day is a Holy Day of Obligatio
27 Dragon-wings : What is the fascination everyone has for one of those upside down christmas tree all of a sudden?
28 Post contains images NWOrientDC10 : I stand corrected Merry Christmas Russell
29 Kevinl1011 : I say "Chanukah Bush". Convert to Judahism. Cut out the middle man and deal directly with God. Party for a week and Gelt shopping is easy as finding a
30 Post contains images QFA380 : m'kay. Its definately a Christmas tree. I think it said on the news that the other day the first lady accepted the CHRISTMAS TREE for the white house
31 ZKSUJ : Go the Christmas tree. Anything else just doesn't sound quite right.
32 FlyingTexan : I'm interested because I think my dog will be less likely to harass it. And I guess its all the rage this year.
33 Joness0154 : Apparently it was big during the 12th century or so.
34 Jafa39 : Much as i hate to revive an old thread BUT!!! I am sending this from HKG, I have had a week in Kong Kong and Macau, hardly what one would call "Christ
35 Jasepl : I find the whole PC crap in America's taken a little too far sometimes. I live in a country where less than 5% of the population is Christian, and we
36 Post contains images QANTASforever : Jafa39 - Greetings to you in the SAROHK of the PROC! I can't wait to hear how your little experiment with my compatriots went. QFF
37 Post contains images Solnabo : Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you all in USA. Dont know what the fuzz is about, but I think cristmas is christmas..basta! Micke//SE
38 QANTASforever : I may be getting a little bit of a rep around here for being a PC nazi - but I don't think there is anything wrong with celebrating Christmas. So long
39 Post contains images RobertNL070 : No? Really? You are absolutely right there QFF. Here in The Hague we had no less than four big events around Id-Al-Fitr, what we call here the Sugar
40 Post contains images QANTASforever : QFF
41 BHXFAOTIPYYC : Christmas (without the extra "A" as in your thread title!!) tree here. No such thing as a holiday tree - it doesn't even translate to Portuguese.
42 QANTASforever : I must admit though, I'm highly offended by my government's refusal to publicly celebrate Festivus. No donation to "The Human Fund" for them this year
43 Post contains images RobertNL070 : LOL. Regards, Robert
44 Jafa39 : I may well e-mail you about this if you are contactable through your profile, the results of my research appear to back up both our theories and view
45 QANTASforever : Email away - I look forward to reading your findings. QFF
46 DLKAPA : If we can't have christmas you can't have Hannukah, Ramadan, Kwanza, or any other religious holiday. Don't like it? Then shut yer mouth.
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