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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:31 AM
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I Just Learned On The Today Show That A Jewish Man Wrote White Christmas
hmmmmm
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:32 AM
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1. maybe this should be in DU...
well it is channukah and christmas and kwanza....
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:36 AM
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2. You didn't know that Irving Berlin was Jewish?
n/t
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:38 AM
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3. I Knew He Was Jewish...
My mind just went blank that he wrote it...


lol@me....
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:41 AM
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4. "Vats da big deal? Bingala needed a nice song for da goyem so I wrote one"
Edited on Mon Dec-13-04 06:43 AM by henslee
Actuallly I doubt Irving spoke like that or that he wrote it for Bing.
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charlie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 06:42 AM
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5. The "Christmas Song", too
(y'know the one, chestnuts roasting on an open fire...)

Written by Mel Torme.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:07 AM
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6. So what? Lyricists can and do write about things outside their own

experience. Besides, "White Christmas" is a secular Christmas song which isn't really outside the experience of Jews who celebrate a secular, cultural Christmas, or facilitate one for others, like Jewish store owners who have Christmas sales, etc.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:11 AM
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8. Like In The Movie "Driving Miss Daisy"
when Dan Akroyd's wife who was Jewish in the movie decorated her home to the hilt for Christmas....


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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:11 AM
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7. so he was lying
when he said he was dreaming of a white christmas just like the one I used to know

tsk tsk tsk, poor Irving.
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The Flaming Red Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:20 AM
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9. A slave owner wrote Amazing Grace, A black man wrote Dixie.


And your point is???
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:21 AM
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12. I Was Merely Reporting Verbatim What Katie Couric Said On The Today Show
Did i do something wrong???
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The Flaming Red Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:29 AM
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14. No, sorry if you think I was picking on you
I was just sharing.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:31 AM
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15. I Guess It Shouldn't Be That Remarkable...
nt
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TNDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:20 AM
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10. Reminds me of an old joke.
I heard this years ago and is of course very offensive:

It starts out about how three people of different faith discuss how they celebrate the holidays. I think there is a Kwanza person, a traditional Protestant family and a Jewish store owner. After the first two relate their method of celebration the Jewish store owner says after they close on Christmas Eve they all stand around the cash register and hold hands and sing "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
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signmike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:21 AM
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11. Written in Palm Springs in July
or so I heard. Probably 115 in the shade, hah.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:22 AM
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13. It's A Nice Song....
nt
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Guaranteed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 08:32 AM
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16. What? Jewish people are white.
:P
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 09:00 AM
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17. not all
nt
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JunkYardDogg Donating Member (618 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-04 07:52 PM
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18. I think a Jew, Leo Strauss was the Father of the Dominionists Manifest
I'm not sure, but to me, Leo Strauss sounds like a Jewish name.
He was the "Father" of the Dominionist Movement.
Mullah Falwell came after Leo Strauss. I almost turned in my circumcision when I saw Strauss' name as the Dominionist Founder.
Must read:
The Yurica Report -it details the founding, growth, and philosophy of the Dominionists- Neocons

http://www.yuricareport.com/Dominionism/TheDespoilingOf...
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