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Americans Struggle Though Brutal Economy, Mooch Brags: “We Have 54 Christmas Trees!”…
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Quote:As Americans face a fiscal cliff, the Obamas make do with 54 Christmas trees

Amazing how a reelection can reshape an incumbent's thinking about many things. Now safely ensconced in the White House for 49 more months, the Obamas have decorated the place with 54 Christmas trees this year.

Even allowing for the usual Washington excesses with taxpayer money, that's a whole grove of Christmas trees.

"We have 54 trees in the White House," an excited Michelle Obama proudly told visitors the other day. "54! That’s a lot of trees."

In fact, the Obamas' 54 trees this year are almost 50% more Christmas trees than last year. That was during the campaign before Obama whispered a reminder to the Russians that he had to be careful until Nov. 6, when a victory would give him more "flexibility."

Now, how much carbon do you suppose those 54 trees could be sequestering had they not been chopped by this green president?

And no wonder Obama talked over the weekend about addressing tax increases before any of that annoying business about cutting spending to address this thing called the national debt, now having soared past $16.3 trillion..

In addition to 54 Christmas trees, Michelle Obama has overseen the placement of thousands of ornaments in public rooms. Many of the ornaments celebrate the Obama family dog, Bo, who seems to have become the First Family's favorite symbol of Christmas. Other decorations, including on the more prominent trees, were made by children in schools on U.S. military bases.

There's several hundred yards of garlands and wreaths all over the hallways and rooms. And, of course, a traditional gingerbread house that has working chandeliers and weighs about 300 pounds.

Last year, according to Mrs. Obama, some 90,000 visitors viewed her White House decorations. The irony is this year the main residents of the White House won't be there for most of the holiday period and for both major holidays.

According to notices distributed to residents of an exclusive waterfront neighborhood in Hawaii, they can expect to enjoy restricted access and other inconveniences to their homes and normal lives from Dec. 17 through Jan. 6. That's about a 50% longer holiday vacation than last year.

The inconveniences stem from security requirements for the vacationing Obamas and a large number of their accompanying friends. Obama's staff will have to put up with rooms in a nearby luxury hotel.

The Coast Guard will be patrolling surrounding canals. Navy SEALs will be doing whatever SEALs do on security detail. The Secret Service and local police will man numerous area roadblocks and perhaps even some bushes.


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Muslims don't celebrate Christmas.
"The colors, the colors. Has anybody seen my good friend John?" Then he lit up a banana and he hung up.

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I want to know if this is excessive in the acceptable sense--meaning others have done similar, or excessive from the MC Hammer building a church in his back yard/Michael Jackson Vegas shopping spree for random gaudy crap he forgot he bought minutes later excessive.
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Camper;48851 Wrote:I want to know if this is excessive in the acceptable sense--meaning others have done similar, or excessive from the MC Hammer building a church in his back yard/Michael Jackson Vegas shopping spree for random gaudy crap he forgot he bought minutes later excessive.

Nothing is excessive that has no limitations.
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I think the most annoying part of the whole article is something that's already been bugging me...which is the fact that residents of that particular area in Hawaii have to restrict THEIR movements over Christmastime just so Obama's little entitled family can enjoy THEIR "holiday" whatever one they celebrate because a what's another three million bucks for travel when we already owe trillions....
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For people so hyper critical of the "rich", they sure emulate them well enough, don't they?
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54 trees? Where are the environmentalists? What about the displaced animals?

Were those trees cut, transported, installed, decorated, and electrified with genuine union labor?
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I tried, but no fucks were given about how many trees they have. Shrug

Some people will never be happy. First he's a Muslim, now he celebrates Christmas too much by having too many Christmas trees. Nothing better to bitch about today?

I like this guy's take;

"As James Joyner noted just under a year ago, this is a complaint we see all the time from partisan opponents of whoever happens to be PresIident of the United States at the time. Additionally, all of the Christmas decorations at the White House aren’t some personal vanity thing for the Obama family, they are meant to be observed and enjoyed by the tourists and guests who will be visiting during the Holiday Season. It’s a tradition that Presidents have followed for a long, long time, and attacking Obama or it is quite simply absurd."

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-d...y+|+OTB%29

From the White House;

"This year's decorations also pay tribute to our Armed Forces and their families. The walls of the East Landing are adorned with wreaths crafted with red, white, and blue yarn, and a Christmas tree decorated with festive, patriotic ornaments completes the space. The official White House Christmas tree, which stands tall in the center of the Blue Room, honors the courageous service of the troops, veterans, and military families who serve our country with pride. The 18-foot-6- inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina is trimmed with ornaments decorated by military children living on U.S. Military Bases all over the world, and these one-of-a-kind ornaments honor their parents’ commitment to service."


"Tributes to Our Heroes

The very first tree visitors see as they enter the White House this holiday season honors our men and women in uniform for the extraordinary sacrifices they and their families have made. The tree in the East Landing is decorated with special Gold Star ornaments bearing the names of some of America’s greatest heroes – those who gave their lives for our country. And any Gold Star family who visits the White House is invited to decorate their own ornament to honor their loved one.

All visitors will have the opportunity to fill out Operation Honor Cards, pledging to serve their community in honor of our military families, service members, and veterans."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-w...e/holidays


Seems pretty patriotic and festive and Christian to me.

Justin
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JustinHEMI;48969 Wrote:I tried, but no fucks were given about how many trees they have. Shrug

Some people will never be happy. First he's a Muslim, now he celebrates Christmas too much by having too many Christmas trees. Nothing better to bitch about today?

I like this guy's take;

"As James Joyner noted just under a year ago, this is a complaint we see all the time from partisan opponents of whoever happens to be PresIident of the United States at the time. Additionally, all of the Christmas decorations at the White House aren’t some personal vanity thing for the Obama family, they are meant to be observed and enjoyed by the tourists and guests who will be visiting during the Holiday Season. It’s a tradition that Presidents have followed for a long, long time, and attacking Obama or it is quite simply absurd."

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-d...y+|+OTB%29

From the White House;

"This year's decorations also pay tribute to our Armed Forces and their families. The walls of the East Landing are adorned with wreaths crafted with red, white, and blue yarn, and a Christmas tree decorated with festive, patriotic ornaments completes the space. The official White House Christmas tree, which stands tall in the center of the Blue Room, honors the courageous service of the troops, veterans, and military families who serve our country with pride. The 18-foot-6- inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina is trimmed with ornaments decorated by military children living on U.S. Military Bases all over the world, and these one-of-a-kind ornaments honor their parents’ commitment to service."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-w...e/holidays


Seems pretty patriotic and festive and Christian to me.

Justin

I concur.


Big deal.
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JustinHEMI;48969 Wrote:I tried, but no fucks were given about how many trees they have. Shrug

Some people will never be happy. First he's a Muslim, now he celebrates Christmas too much by having too many Christmas trees. Nothing better to bitch about today?

I like this guy's take;

"As James Joyner noted just under a year ago, this is a complaint we see all the time from partisan opponents of whoever happens to be PresIident of the United States at the time. Additionally, all of the Christmas decorations at the White House aren’t some personal vanity thing for the Obama family, they are meant to be observed and enjoyed by the tourists and guests who will be visiting during the Holiday Season. It’s a tradition that Presidents have followed for a long, long time, and attacking Obama or it is quite simply absurd."

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/obama-d...y+|+OTB%29

From the White House;

"This year's decorations also pay tribute to our Armed Forces and their families. The walls of the East Landing are adorned with wreaths crafted with red, white, and blue yarn, and a Christmas tree decorated with festive, patriotic ornaments completes the space. The official White House Christmas tree, which stands tall in the center of the Blue Room, honors the courageous service of the troops, veterans, and military families who serve our country with pride. The 18-foot-6- inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina is trimmed with ornaments decorated by military children living on U.S. Military Bases all over the world, and these one-of-a-kind ornaments honor their parents’ commitment to service."


"Tributes to Our Heroes

The very first tree visitors see as they enter the White House this holiday season honors our men and women in uniform for the extraordinary sacrifices they and their families have made. The tree in the East Landing is decorated with special Gold Star ornaments bearing the names of some of America’s greatest heroes – those who gave their lives for our country. And any Gold Star family who visits the White House is invited to decorate their own ornament to honor their loved one.

All visitors will have the opportunity to fill out Operation Honor Cards, pledging to serve their community in honor of our military families, service members, and veterans."

http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-w...e/holidays


Seems pretty patriotic and festive and Christian to me.

Justin
Pretty much...

This is like the thread bitching about Obama and the drones for "murdering muslims" (from the muslim appeaser).


There's plenty of things to bitch about. Christmas trees aren't one of them.
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