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Trump Intends To Outdo The Vatican This Christmas With BIGGEST EVER Nativity Scene & Tree.

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Trump wants 2019 — ahead of the 2020 presidential elections — to be remembered as a year of CELEBRATIONS. The mighty preparations for the HUGE parade and party, in D.C., for the 4th of July, is already well under way. May World leaders, including Russia’s Putin, have already been invited.

Now, Trump wants to finish off the year with an over-the-top Christmas extravaganza. One that will be talked about for CENTURIES to come. He wants it to be the BIGGEST and BOLDEST ever. Even bigger than the first one. Cost is not going to be an issue. No, the poor taxpayers are NOT going to be paying. It is going to be easily, but lavishly, funded by Trump’s many rich friends and followers.

This will be quite the thing. D.C. will be mobbed.


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Christmas Day 2017 — A VERY FEW Pictures For ‘The Record’.

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It was a good Christmas despite the 4″ – 5″ inches of snow in the morning. We expected to lose power. We didn’t. It stopped snowing at 1pm. Light, fluffy snow. Was not hard to shovel. We, working together, had the whole driveway down to the blacktop within 75 minutes. Then we celebrated with a ton of takeout Chinese including duck. It was good.


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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a6500) + 6 Also-Rans — December 25, 2017 (Christmas).

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Sri Lanka’s Supposed World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Looks Pretty Ugly — Yikes.

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Unlit it does NOT look good. Awkward shape. Very phallic!

Now could it be that the Sri Lankan Buddhists who actually built it are TAKING THE MICKEY.

I am not sure what to think.

Mexico City's tree, at 110 meters -- looks quite decorative.

Mexico City’s tree, at 110 meters — looks quite decorative.

Sure does NOT look right. If anything it is an eyesore in what is a very scenic, seaside setting.

Maybe it has to come down. Soon …

The one in Mexico City, at 110 meters, was conical, and looked quite nice — even during the day. 

Not sure what to say.

I just can’t see something as ugly as this lasting too long in 70% Buddhist Sri Lanka irrespective of who built it.


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Sri Lanka’s (Poor Catholics): Another Embarrassment; First Protesting The Tallest Christmas Tree, Then THIS!

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Come On! 

This was no accident. It was a put-up-job — no doubt by a clique of Sri Lankan Buddhists.

You have to admit it is FUNNY.

First all the to-and-froing about the “World’s TallestChristmas tree, with Cardinal Malcolm Ranjit, the ‘Tanned Ratzinger‘, not being able to make up his mind.

And now this.

Big event like this and nobody proofed, then checked the program.

Never heard of this Priest De Silva but he sure must know by now what it is like to be on the carpet.

Thought I think it is funny, I really do think the Sri Lankan Buddhists should stop pranks like this. {SMILE}


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Sri Lanka’s World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Is Now Lit For Christmas 2016 — VIDEO.

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Sri Lanka’s World’s Tallest Christmas Tree Is Back On — And To Be Lit, Uncompleted On Christmas Eve, 2016.

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Work restarted after a 10-day halt!

Amazing. So, so, so Sri Lankan.

The artificial tree, made from scrap metal, was at 187 feet (57 meters) on Christmas Eve 2016.

That is not close to the record set by Mexico City with a 361.25 feet (110 meter) artificial Christmas tree. The world’s tallest living Christmas tree is 160 feet tall.




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A Gift Of A Gift: 2nd Hanukkah Christmas Tree Topper Graces A Friend’s Tree.

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As you know I was lucky enough to be gifted TWO Hanukkah Christmas Tree Toppers — given that we do indeed have two real, 6′ Christmas trees in the house.

But, it appears that only one of them, the main one to speak, in our main dining room, is to sport the ‘Star of David‘.

Tieschan (10), the ‘Mistress of Ceremonies‘ when it comes to all things Christmas at the house, and has been as such for a number of years, deemed that she still wants a lighted angel on one of the trees.

So I gifted our second topper to a friend who lives close by and does actually celebrate Christmas with some of her Jewish friend. Neat.

A gift-of-a-gift — the best gift of all.

This is cool. This has made 3 people happy.

Happy Christmas. Happy Hanukkah (and I think that that is one Jewish holiday where ‘happy’ is not out of place).


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Sri Lanka: They Should Put A Buddha Statue On The Base Of What Was To Be The World’s Tallest Christmas Tree.

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Now that they have scrapped the project to build the world’s tallest Christmas Tree in Galle Face, Colombo, Sri Lanka — they might has well keep the completed base for the tree and stick a Buddha statue on it. That will make the Buddhists happy. So, the money would not have been a total waste.

I had been hoping that ‘they’ would see some sense and put a nice Buddha statue IN FRONT of the world’s largest Christmas tree. Bodhi tree — Christmas tree. Close enough. It would look cute and 90% of the Sri Lankan population could be cool.

Just IMAGINE. They should still do this too.

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Sri Lanka, Turns Tails, And Stops Work On World’s Tallest Christmas Tree — Bloody Typical.

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From December 7, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail”. Link below. Click on image to ENLARGE. Google for more.

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To NOW try and claim it is to appease the ‘Tanned Ratziner’, Sri Lanka’s Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is disingenuous beyond belief — even for a Sri Lankan politician.

Ranjith has been against ostentatious displays of Christmas trees from the BLOODY start. Refer to my original post. The Buddhists wanted to build the tree to spite the cardinals. So to now say that this comes as news is very unbecoming.

All I can say is that Arjuna Ranatunga should have worn a BETTER BOX when he used to play cricket. If he had done so he would still have had some testosterone left.

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