Yep, definitely sounds like he has too much Muslim left in him.
But hey, let's not confuse the fact that they're just trying to be good parents with the need for radical conservatives to make sh-t up.
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) tells People magazine in the issue out Friday that he and his wife, Michelle, do not give Christmas or birthday presents to their two young daughters.
Obama tells the magazine’s Sandra Sobieraj Westfall in a seven-page cover story that he and his wife follow the unusual practice because they “want to teach some limits.”
In the interview earlier this summer, Obama noted that they do spend “hundreds” of dollars on birthday slumber parties.
Michelle Obama told People: “Malia says, ‘I know there is a Santa because there’s no way you’d buy me all that stuff.’ ”
The cover says: “THE OBAMAS AT HOME – EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS! – From piano practice and pillow talk to who does the chores (not him!), Barack, Michelle and daughters Sasha  and Malia  offer a rare look into their Chicago home.”
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Westfall writes: “The girls may be irreverent, but they are also well mannered, slipping off their shoes before climbing on the velvet sofa. ‘There are downstairs rules,’ Michelle says later, like
no shoes on the furniture. But in the girls’ third-floor playroom the couch doubles as a trampoline. ‘So there are different rules in different parts of the house,’ Michelle continues.
“In the kitchen, where it’s the girls’ job to set and clear the dinner table, sunlight streams through a solarium-style glass wall, showing off black granite countertops—and dust collecting on an unopened bottle of Kendall- Jackson chardonnay. Michelle’s 71-year-old mother, Marian Robinson, is unpacking the family’s takeout lunch from Subway."
Here are the seven “Obama House Rules” listed by the magazine:
1) “No whining, arguing or annoying teasing,” says Michelle Obama.
2) Make the bed. “Doesn’t have to look good—just throw the sheet over it,” says Mom.
3) Set your own alarm clock. “They get themselves up, get their own clothes,” says Sasha and Malia’s grandmother Marian Robinson. “They’re very easy to take care of; there’s not much left for me to do!”
4) Keep playroom toy closet clean.
5) Allowance from Dad for doing chores: $1 per week. “I’m out of town all the time,” says Barack, “so Malia will say, ‘Hey, you owe me 10 weeks!’ ”
6) No birthday or Christmas presents from Mom and Dad, who spend “hundreds” on birthday slumber parties and, as Barack puts it, “want to teach some limits.” Says Michelle: “Malia says, ‘I know there is a Santa because there’s no way you’d buy me all that stuff.’ ”
7) Lights out at 8:30. “They got an extra half hour when they were ready to read on their own,” says Michelle.
Here is what the last part of that article that Dean posted says:
"These are signs that he has a little Muslim still left in him, because Muslims do not celebrate with gifts."
There are plenty of people from all kinds of religions and backgrounds who don't celebrate with gifts. Jehovah Witness' don't, either. Is Obama a Jehovah extremist, too? crazyffinjetsfan is complaining about someone taking away his right to celebrate Christmas with his kids the way he sees fit, but he won't grant Obama the same kind of respect in return. Talk about hypocrisy!
"From this I get that if Obama is elected president that during Christmas there will be no Christmas tree at the White House and it will be dark! This goes right down the line of being a far left liberal because they have been trying to get rid of Christmas for sometime now. Americans, do we really want a person like this as president?"
So let me see, all this huffing and puffing and crying is all based on what some hack writer on a website THINKS is going to happen? This display of ignorance and closet racism would be laughable if it wasn't so sad. Chicken Little called, he said he thinks that because Obama puts his kids to bed before 9, he's going to make it a law for all American's to go to sleep before that time. After all, Muslims do it!!
Last edited by JoeyStylez; 10-17-2008 at 02:04 PM.
I too feel there is an assault on Christmas, a couple of years ago the kids were not allowed to sing Christmas Carols at the "Winter" concert in my town. It is Happy Holidays now and I find that offensive. Say Happy Hanakuh and Merry Christmas, what is wrong with that? I know the initial post had plenty of assumptions in it and I truly doubt that Obama (should he win) would eliminate a Christmas tree, however i don't think every discussion of the subject should include the idea that all anyone gets upset about over Christmas is the commercialism.
I don't see what Arabs and Muslims have to do with this subject other than the original poster's unfortunate allusion to what Obama's motivation might be if he "cancelled" Christmas.
sue me, but I love the commercialism...
I am not a religious man, to me Christmas is a great time of year. I like to buy presents for my loved ones and have a dinner so large I need to unbuttom my pants.
I love watching "A Christmas Story" during its 24 hour cycle, I like the crowded malls. The general buzz that emanates from the stores.
Yeah I know it gets crowded, but hey, that is more about people being selfish than caring about the true representation of Christmas.
To me, the best holidays are the ones that make seeing your family a requirement...in my advancing years I see less and less of my extended family, there are maybe four times a year we all feel that we have to get together.
Thank the stars for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
FOr those who think that "Happy Holidays" is offensive...well...I think you may be the worst offenders of them all.
You feel that your specific holiday should get special treatment? People celebrate and don't celebrate.
If a private company makes the decision to not single out Christmas as the lone holiday tough luck.
Go home and get that fulfillment with your friends and family. If the greeter at Wal-Mart is the person you require validation from, well you have bigger fish to fry than an "assault on Christmas".
Yeah, do I think it is silly to try and PC the holiday season, of course, but that is because I could give a rats ass what people call the holidays.
They could say "samtsirhc yppah" and I wouldn't care. My kids will get their idea of Christmas from me and my wife, not KMART and McDonald's.
People only seem to care about PC stuff anyway when it affects them.
Last edited by piney; 10-17-2008 at 02:34 PM.
I DO agree that political correctness has gotten out of hand, not just as it pertains to Christmas but in everything. I say MERRY CHRISTMAS and if someone has a problem with it, too bad. If someone told me HAPPY HANUKAH, HAPPY KWANZAA, or HAPPY RAMADAN, it wouldn't faze me at all. All those phrases mean the same thing...HAPPY HOLIDAYS. Anyone on any side of the political spectrum who gets offended by phrases such as the ones mentioned above needs a kick in the ass. I'm sorry your kids had to be subjected to that idiocy, and I hope you gave those people a good piece of your mind. I'm just not sure that the Left wing of this country are the ones responsible for this out of control PCism, but if it is, then it's coming from the extreme fringe. And extremism in any form is bad. If you felt you had to lock the thread b/c someone was offended by MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKAH or something similar, then I'd agree with you.
If you are at Midnight Mass by all means saying Merry Christmas is appropriate, but I don't believe having clerks who have no idea of someone's religious affiliation wish people a happy holiday instead is any type of assault on anyone's beliefs.
ok, now this is a great post
perhaps I got ahead of myself, I just didn't want a certain tone in this thread, and you are correct, it's Merry Christmas on Christmas, Happy Hanakuh on Hanakuh (hopefully I'm not mispelling that) and Happy Ramadam on Ramadam.
You're are right, it comes from the extremes, ACLU would be my bet, and many in my town raised a stink and now the Holiday Concert celebrates all the appropriate holidays with approprate songs.
As to the poster who feels the fact that I don't like someone wishing me happy holdays on Christmas makes me the worst offender of all, their efforts have been achieved with you.
I just meant that, as far local businesses go, I think you can't allow that to shape Christmas for you. I mean to say, as far as being the worst offender, it is those people who need others to validate the holiday they celebrate.
If someone's town decides to change due to pressure from people in the community, then you have to fight fire with fire, and gather your own group advocating leaving the "Holiday Concert" the way it was.
I do think there is a certain validity to being offended when something is organized by the town and it showcases and emphasizes only one groups faith and/or holiday.
How is the Jewish community supposed to feel about the Christmas Concert?
Why, as someone who celebrates Christmas, do that same person need CHristmas to be the dominate theme of the winter?