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Old 06 August 2008, 01:26 AM
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Throw Tomato Obama doesn't celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving

Comment: Someone asked me if I had heard about the CNN Newscast that said
Obama does not celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving. I have not heard it.
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Old 06 August 2008, 01:27 AM
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It's true! His full name is Barack Hussein Mohammed Adolf Castro Stalin Grinch Obama.
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Old 06 August 2008, 11:27 AM
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Without seeing an article that describes his personal celebration it is hard to tell but he sent out holiday cards last year and taped an ad for Christmas in Iowa that can be seen here: http://blogs.iowapolitics.com/multim...oliday-ad.html.
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Old 06 August 2008, 04:38 PM
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Is there a Jahovah Witness name we can throw in there too?
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Old 06 August 2008, 04:43 PM
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Comment: Someone asked me if I had heard about the CNN Newscast that said Obama does not celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving. I have not heard it.Is that True or False???
This clearly means he hates America. And turkey.
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Old 06 August 2008, 04:46 PM
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Is there a Jahovah Witness name we can throw in there too?
I could give you plenty, but most people wouldn't recognize them. The founder was Russell, his successor was Rutherford, and there were a bunch of Franzes, all related, including one Franz who was disfellowshipped (booted out) for "apostasy." That Franz has written several books about his experience as a JW and his conversion to more conventional Protestant Xtianity.
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Old 06 August 2008, 04:52 PM
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Even as someone who will not vote for Obama, I get sick of these types of things always being sent out. People actually believe this crap. Case in point is my cousin who lives in Vermont who actually believes Obama is a terrorist and is part of an Al Qaeda sleeper cell......
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Old 06 August 2008, 05:40 PM
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So if it's true, that's 2 days we get on which the President won't be concerned with silly things like gifts and poultry. I'm in!
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Old 06 August 2008, 07:17 PM
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I'd heard that he didn't used to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, but then one night he was visited by three spirits...
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I'd heard that he didn't used to celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas, but then one night he was visited by three spirits...
What were they, the Ghost of Poultry Past, Poultry Present, and Poultry Yet To Come?
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Old 06 August 2008, 07:26 PM
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What were they, the Ghost of Poultry Past, Poultry Present, and Poultry Yet To Come?
A turkey sandwich, a turket dinner, and a frozen turkey?
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Old 06 August 2008, 07:32 PM
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A turkey sandwich, a turket dinner, and a frozen turkey?
Anyone else think this would make a great Muppet skit?
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Old 06 August 2008, 07:40 PM
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Comment: Someone asked me if I had heard about the CNN Newscast that said
Obama does not celebrate Christmas or Thanksgiving. I have not heard it.
Is that True or False???
Well, how would you know? This person says they haven't heard it but they might be lying.

Aha - actually it's False. The writer gives it away by stating that somebody told them, but then claims that they still haven't heard it. They must have heard it or they wouldn't have been able to write the first sentence. Clearly False.
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Old 06 August 2008, 08:01 PM
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Well, how would you know? This person says they haven't heard it but they might be lying.

Aha - actually it's False. The writer gives it away by stating that somebody told them, but then claims that they still haven't heard it. They must have heard it or they wouldn't have been able to write the first sentence. Clearly False.
You've made my brain hurt.
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Old 06 August 2008, 08:32 PM
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Aha - actually it's False. The writer gives it away by stating that somebody told them, but then claims that they still haven't heard it. They must have heard it or they wouldn't have been able to write the first sentence. Clearly False.
But clearly this item should be marked "true," because someone actually did write it and send it to us.

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Old 07 August 2008, 12:29 PM
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Even as someone who will not vote for Obama, I get sick of these types of things always being sent out. People actually believe this crap. Case in point is my cousin who lives in Vermont who actually believes Obama is a terrorist and is part of an Al Qaeda sleeper cell......
It seems to me that getting elected POTUS would be a lousy strategy for a terrorist. How's he supposed to commit any terrorist acts with all those people around? Or does your cousin think he's going to order the military to commit terrorist acts, and the military's going to cooperate because he's CinC?

I tried to explain to a friend who bought the "Obama's a Muslim" line that, assuming it were true, having a Muslim president would be more likely to help us than to hurt us.
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Old 07 August 2008, 12:44 PM
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It seems to me that getting elected POTUS would be a lousy strategy for a terrorist. How's he supposed to commit any terrorist acts with all those people around? Or does your cousin think he's going to order the military to commit terrorist acts, and the military's going to cooperate because he's CinC?
I honestly wish I could maybe try to explain his theory, but it is so irrational that is inexplainable. My dad and I just looked shocked and walked away because its not worth the effort to try and convince him otherwise....

Even if he was a terrorist in a sleeper cell, the beauty of the US is its checks and balances (although lately.....). But seriously, if he was and tried to do "terrorist things", i doubt he would stay in office very long as he would be impeached and as you state, the military would not follow those orders.

But the sad part is there are people who actually believe this is true....
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Old 07 August 2008, 12:52 PM
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Anyone else think this would make a great Muppet skit?
I do!

Or maybe a roated turkey, a live turkey and an egg...
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Old 07 August 2008, 03:18 PM
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But seriously, if he was and tried to do "terrorist things", i doubt he would stay in office very long as he would be impeached and as you state, the military would not follow those orders.
He could try calling it "shock and awe" rather than terror and see if that fooled people, perhaps?
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Old 07 August 2008, 03:45 PM
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He could try calling it "shock and awe" rather than terror and see if that fooled people, perhaps?
Nice one Richard.
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