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"Impeach Bush" Ornament to Hang on White House Tree

"Impeach Bush" Ornament to Hang on White House Tree

Santa may still have to decide whether President Bush has been naughty or nice this year, but an artist invited to decorate an ornament for the White House Christmas tree has made up her mind. Deborah Lawrence, a Bush opponent and Seattle artist, decided to whip up some holiday activism and create an "Impeach Bush" ornament.

Through a local art organization, Deborah's Congressman, Jim McDermott, invited her submit his district's ornament. She told the Washington Post that despite feeling sick from the idea of painting a decoration for the Bush White House, she decided it was the perfect opportunity to highlight Rep. McDermott's support of Bush's impeachment. On the ornament she also features her state's 1919 labor strike, suffrage movement, and the 1999 WTO protests. Laura Bush's press secretary said there were no plans to reject the ornament and that Deborah is still invited to a White House reception for the artists.

Do you find Deborah's bold action an example of someone courageously staying true to what she believes, or did Deborah simply forget her manners?


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Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
I have to admit it has been awhile since I saw the Michelin Man...but yes, now I remember. Good Point!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Jazz, it is a tire, thats what the michelin man is made of.....
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
Jazz, it is a tire, thats what the michelin man is made of.....
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Jazz, my guess is that organic was saying that using Obama and lynch in the same sentence wouldn't go over well here. I don't think he was making a policy point.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
Michelin shouldn't your avatar be a tire? Anyway, if organicsugar's point was would we be so quick to lynch Obama if he and his administration made the criminal judgments in running this country that Bush did....well, then Yes, but such an idea is so far fetched that I guess the idea of it became completely moot to me.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
I'm sorry but free speech or not this was inappropriate. It's a Christmas Tree. Couldn't she have for one stinking minute, put aside her hatred of Bush and do a nice ornament for a Christmas Tree? If it was too much to ask then she should have declined. I'm not a Bush fan, but I think there are certain times and places for expressing your feelings and that wasn't it. Aren't you supposed to be nice to people at Christmas time???
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
jims funny.
Michelann Michelann 8 years
Jazz I think you completely missed the point.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
organicsugar ~ what would be the reason to lynch Obama?? I believe he is going to make a big difference for this country ~ his being elected alone has already made a positive impact on many countries. He has something to prove and the synergy and intelligence to do it. I just hope he lives long enough for you and others like you to see it realized. He is a great hope for this country ;)
organicsugr organicsugr 8 years
"I'm with Jazz I say we lynch him!" I'd pay to see the reaction if someone said this about Barack.
skb9850 skb9850 8 years
There are plenty of other ways to express your (general your) distaste/disgust/hatred of our current president without making a Christmas tree ornament. No matter what holiday tradition you celebrate during this time of the year, I think all of them promote positive emotions like love and charity. That's what makes this artist's ornament particularly wrong to me.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
stephley your comments are always great and appreciated!! and jimboalogo well put!! and so many great new ornament ideas ;)
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Sorry when I say attack I should probably use the word "address," I wasn't applying any aggression behind the word. Just that what you responded to in my comment lead me to believe you were trying to invalidate my opinion as opposed to merely disagreeing. I responded by saying that my opinion still stands. Now I see that was not your intent.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Is there a difference between attacking someone's opinion and disagreeing with them? If so, I was certainly aiming for the latter and not the former. I mean, I didn't call you or your opinion stupid so it doesn't seem fair to say I was attacking your opinion. I just disagreed with your comment, and I explained why I disagreed with it. As for being pushy, it wasn't my intent.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
I responded that way because it didn't seem like you were adding or refuting anything I said specifically. You had a problem with my general opinion and thats fine, but when you attack opinion, but don't attack logic/premise it seems pushy.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Look I'm not saying that you care passionately about my opinion enough to try to personally sway me. All I was saying is that I've read all the comments before posting and while there are sugar readers I generally side with by coincidence or common philosophy my opinion is unique and my own. I wasn't trying to presumptuous.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Sure, I responded to your comment in part. I'm not disputing that. It's just strange to me because people disagree on here all the time. But after disagreeing with UnDave, for example, he never writes: "Nice try pop. You mentioned Great Sommelier and I still disagree with you." I mean don't get me wrong, harmonyfrance does seem as cool as virtual people can be, but it would never occur to me to try to sway someone's opinion by using her name. In any case, disagreeing with someone isn't necessarily done to change that person's mind. It might also be done to show a logical fallacy in an argument or make a point that others reading the comments might find interesting. Anyway, moving on...
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
You responded to my comment I made the logical assumption if I'm wrong then I'm wrong.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
"I think HF is cool, but I disagree with her and you and mentioning her doesn't change my opinion. I see no problem with her decision." Are you serious? I mentioned harmony only because I didn't want to quote her without giving credit. I'm frankly a little stunned that you think I care so much about changing your opinion that I would quote another sugar user to try to persuade you. No offense, but I really don't give a shit if you agree or disagree with me.
jimboalogo jimboalogo 8 years
People are in a fuss about THIS? An ornament? But not the war crimes Bush committed? Not the spying on our own citizens? Not ruining the economy? Not ignoring the environmental perils we face? Not taking seven days to get water to the SuperDome? Not invading a country that never did anything to us? Not taking a 9 month vacation before he was FORCED to do something as president? Not torturing people? Not the blackout of atrocities at Gitmo? Not trying to get out of - then hiding his - interview with the 911 commission? Not pardoning all the Savings and Loan officers that were convicted? Not purging the US attorneys offices? Not for blocking the climage change finding from James Hanson from NASA? Not stopping stem cell research because of religion? Not for eviscerating Dr. Julie Gerberding when she tried to address global warming at the Center for Disease Control? Not for mandating that every federal scientist had to declare any Congressional testimony with the Office of Management and Budget? How many US soldiers has this guy gotten killed? How many Iraqis? How many children? You think an ornament is tacky? Really?
stephley stephley 8 years
There aren't drugs strong enough to make me consider a war we were lied into, more than 4,000 soldiers dead, at least 90,000 civilians dead, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Abu Ghraib, renditions, the worst economic crisis in decades and a president who said we should shop after 9/11 in a positive light. George W. Bush was a horrible president and I doubt history will sugarcoat his actions.
Jazz-Z Jazz-Z 8 years
wadewifey I, of course, did exaggerate to make a point; however, I obviously appreciate and support anyone who makes an effort to point out ways Bush should be held accountable. And, I love Christmas as much as anyone and certainly appreciate themed trees and since it is President Bush's last Christmas at the White House why not make this a special going away tree with ornaments representing all of his terrible decisions while in office as well as the many different ways he could be reprimanded...of course I'm not sure that tree would be big enough.
janneth janneth 8 years
Sell the ornament on ebay and donate the profits to a homeless shelter. But don't hang it on the tree.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I'm kidding. Of course after a few years his approval rating will be a lot higher. That always happens.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I think we will look back at his tenure in office with a more positive light after we've had a few years to advance beyond it. So, no, I don't think anyone should be lynched.
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