2017 Christmas Decorations at the White House
#1
What a breath of fresh air!!!


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#2
It is so nice to have a First Lady who is polite, kind, generous, and dignified. She is proud of this country, and encourages others by her example to be the same. So unlike Michelle Obama.
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#3
You know I sometimes listen randomly to Dennis Prager and he went on his show the other day about how he loves the First Lady and his reasoning was this "She imbibes the virtue of dignity. I admire her because she is dignified in everything she does." I agree. It's such a breath of fresh air to have her in the White House, if only some of that could rub off on her husband.
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#4
Those decorations are beautiful!
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#5
Very beautiful decorations indeed!  No ornaments with Mao or drag queens this year!
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#6
Well, it didn't take long for the dysfunctional 'right wing mainstream media' to lash out at such a beautiful display. Reading over the article just make their absoulte insanity come out in the open. What a pack of textbook lunatics!!!

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Anti-Trump Media Settles on Narrative to Slam White House [X]Christmas
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By Debra Heine November 28, 2017
4-5 minutes

Did you know that those exquisite White House Christmas decorations First Lady Melania Trump proudly unveiled yesterday are "spooky," "spine-chilling," and "nightmarish" — like scenes from Mordor, Narnia, or The Shining?
It took most of the day yesterday, but by nightfall, the Trump-hating media was able to settle on an unfavorable narrative with which to belittle the newly unveiled decor.
Here is the official White House video of the first lady showing off the decorations:
What's not to like? According to HuffPost, the "Spooky White House Christmas Chamber Is Creeping Everyone The Heck Out." "One chamber in particular is getting attention online for all the wrong reasons. It’s a twig-lined hallway that’s being compared to everything from 'The Shining' to 'The Blair Witch Project,'" HuffPo wrote.
The photo in question is poorly lit and apparently looks "creepy" to those with overactive imaginations:
Speaking of overactive imaginations, "Melania Trump decks the halls with dead branches, spine-chilling wails of the damned," according to the AV Club. "The holiday in question, in case you were checking your calendars, is Christmas, which in Melania Trump’s mind apparently conjures up the naked terror of running through a dark forest, alone, pursued by wraithlike shadows and the grasping claws of brittle, dead branches, the only sound the cackling of the ancient witch who will grant your wish to be rich and famous with a designer wardrobe and a gold-plated toilet… for a price," they opined.
Good Lord. Someone tell this Edgar Allan Poe wannabe that these are fairly standard Christmas decorations.
Of course, some fashion magazines had to chime in, too.
Elle magazine covered the story with a mocking tone: "The Theme for the White House Christmas Decorations Is Fear!" "This year, guests of the White House can have the perfect holiday experience of racing, screaming, through the halls of power before paying to leave. Nothing says Christmas like echoing cries of terror!" Elle complained.
Yes, see how frightened these children were? One of them even thought Melania looked "wraith-like" (or angelic) herself.
Of course, Vogue had to weigh in, remarking that the decor is "very, very white" and perhaps a manifestation of the first lady's loneliness and isolation living in a White House with a man she can't stand. "Is she trying to tell us something?" they asked. "Indeed, some of the decorations brought to life an apocalyptic, barren landscape similar to what some of us imagine lies in America’s future, or the calming white walls of a mental institution. One grim hallway in particular, lined with white branches lit from below, created a shadowy portal into, well, who knows."
The Washington Post felt the need to slam "the odd assortment of books that make up the White House Christmas book tree."
Quote:The titles that make up President Trump's holiday book tree are a perplexing assortment. "Holding Up the Earth" (2000) is a teen novel about five generations of women whose tales come together in a "story quilt." "Sangoma" is a memoir of a former Eagle Scout from Illinois who moves to Swaziland to become a spiritual healer. "Developing Superior Work Teams" seems like a book the president might want to at least skim. "American Mourning," an academic study of how public mourning shapes politics "and might be employed to shape our future outcomes," seems an unusual choice, given the public mood.
Sheesh!
Apparently these people despise Trump so much they must also despise his Christmas decorations.
I can't help but wonder where these journalists were nine years ago during the Obamas' first Christmas at the White House. The first family chose a far-left partisan to decorate the White House that year and the results were truly amazing.
Does anyone but me remember their tacky Christmas tree with Chairman Mao, transvestite Hedda Lettuce, Obama on Mount Rushmore, and Obama Lincoln ornaments?
One should have an open mind; open enough that things get in, but not so open that everything falls out
 
A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy
Huxley
 
The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything  
Einstein
 
Its no wonder truth is stranger than fiction.
Fiction has to make sense
Mark Twain
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#7
Incredible!!! An actual Creche in the White House, the rest is lovely too. Thank you Trump's!!!!!!
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