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  • New Year’s Eve in Turkey: Santa Taken Before Shari’a Judge, Converts to Islam

    12/31/2015 12:12:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 30, 2015 | 10:13 PM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    Turks celebrate New Year's Eve in a big way, but for Islamists it's a time to protest what they view as a Western, Christian, immoral event, and for one small far-right Islamist party that means a public skit involving Santa and a shari'a court judge. Turkish media outlets report that members of the Great Unity Party (BBP) in the city of Bolu -- roughly halfway between Ankara and Istanbul -- staged an "anti-New Year celebration" skit involving a man dressed as Santa. (In Turkey, Santa Claus, decorated trees and gifts are associated with New Year as much as with Christmas.)...
  • At Christmastime, George W. Bush was Santa, Obama is Scrooge

    12/26/2015 10:04:01 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    ... In December, we never left Washington, D.C., until the day after Christmas. Never. Mr. Bush and his wife, Laura, would always depart the White House a few days before the holiday and hunker down at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland. After a few years, I asked a low-level White House staffer why. I still remember what she said: "So all of us can be with our families on Christmas." ... By the way, some years, I got holiday duty, which meant I was off to Waco, Texas, the day after Christmas. But once again, the Bush White...
  • Air Force brings unlikely Christmas to remote Pacific islands

    12/25/2015 9:35:42 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 15 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/25/15 | Kirk Spitzer
    FAIS ISLAND, Micronesia - "Santa One-One" was late, and the chief of this tiny island in the western Pacific was concerned: Would there be no Christmas this year? No toys or school supplies? "They are coming today? You are sure?" Louis Mangtau asked. But soon, the afternoon stillness was broken by an Air Force C-130 cargo plane flying low over the palm trees. In its wake was a crate decorated in red-and-white Christmas wrapping, floating gently to earth on a military-green parachute. Strong, young men wrestled the bundle from the open field where it landed to the nearby village center....
  • Santa and Rudolph Caught on Camera

    I know a guy who wanted to catch Santa on camera for his daughter last year. So this guy called his crazy friend (Freepers?) to help set up a camera to catch not only Santa but also Rudolph on camera. Yes, Santa really did come out of the dirty fireplace and yes he really did bring a large reindeer into the house! Check it out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOHFfScTD_8
  • The Most Famous Editorial

    12/24/2015 7:31:15 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 43 replies
    Newseum.org ^ | Sept. 21, 1897 | Francis P. Church
    The first time I shared this editorial with all my FRiends here was in 2004, when I was icebound in West Virginia heading back from leave to report for mobilization to Iraq. This year on Christmas Eve, as I have since then, I offer this simple story, a very favorite of mine, for all my FRiends again. Take the time to read it - REALLY read it - and understand that Santa will visit your troops, and he still leaves the greatest gift of them all. An Old Soldier's Merry Christmas to you all!
  • Jesus Claus and Santa Christ

    12/22/2015 2:07:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Ryan Bomberger
    It's that time of year for us to realize how far societies tend to veer from the true essence of things. We live in a desperately superficial culture that is too often satisfied with veneers. If it's shiny, new and untouched by real life, it strangely gives us the false assurance that it will last forever. Anyone can package up junk, put a nice shimmery bow on it and pass it off as the got-to-have-it-or-you'll-die item of the season. Even when what's inside is genuine and something we truly need, too many are content with the outer misleading packaging. We've...
  • How Much Oil Is Needed To Power Santa’s Sleigh?

    12/17/2015 7:42:57 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 17-12-2015 | Santa
    Every year around the world, hundreds of millions of children wait anxiously for Santa Claus to arrive and bring presents and good cheer. But what if Santa never came? What if this year the reindeer all fall ill, perhaps due to Crazy Reindeer disease (the analog to Mad Cow) and Santa is forced to cancel Christmas? The result would be devastating. Fortunately, for any children reading, official word from the North Pole is that Santa’s sleigh has some new upgrades this year that allow it to run on good old fashioned jet fuel if the reindeer fail. And with the...
  • Sanity wins: School tosses principal’s ban on Santa, Pledge of Allegiance

    12/15/2015 6:38:49 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Susan Edelman and Natalie Musumeci
    Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a “harvest festival.” The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning, a day after The Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim.
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    12/11/2015 4:52:42 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 160 replies
    Who's naughty? Who's nice? 1.This elf who's clearly had too much to drink.2.This elf who won't hesitate to murder some Barbie dolls.3.This elf who watched Silence of the Lambs one too many times.4.This elf who quit gift-making to become a ladies' man.5.This elf who's feeling a bit devious. 6.This elf who didn't think twice before he put his you know what in a box.7.This narcissistic elf.8.This elf who wants to make angels.9.This elf who has taken the game of tag too far.10.This elf who has an addiction problem.11.This elf who's enjoying his white privilege.12.This elf who likes a good office...
  • Fly-In bring Santa to Sierra Vista in style

    12/07/2015 8:35:59 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — The excited chatter of hundreds of children turned to gasps and cheers of delight outside Ace Hardware Saturday as Santa Claus descended from the sky to greet them during the annual Santa Fly-In, hosted by the Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce. Instead of a magical red sleigh, however, on this morning Santa and Mrs. Claus made their entrance riding inside a bright yellow Airbus AS350-B3, piloted by local Air Evac crew members. With a wave of his white-gloved hand, St. Nick was greeted with cheers and applause as he stepped out of the helicopter. A line quickly...
  • the night they gunned down Santa Claus...

    12/05/2015 7:06:29 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    Marine Corps Lore ^ | 1967 | Chet lynn
    The Night They Gunned Down Santa Claus by Chet Lynn There's strange things done 'neath the Vietnamese sun but the thing that locked my jaws was the night 'neath the moon, the third platoon gunned down Santa Claus. It started off right just another night, you had to spend in the dirt, security was out, .360 about with fifty percent alert. We had 81s and naval guns our tanks were track to track, an ontos or so an arty FO with barrages back to back. I froze where I stood 'cause out of the wood eight horses came charging along,...
  • The list that settles whether Santa is liberal or conservative

    12/01/2015 4:02:16 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 12-1-15 | The Looking Spoon
    In 2012 a poll found a plurality of people thought Santa would be a Democrat.Let's go down the ways this poll was right, and the (more) ways it was wrong. You can link to this and tell people that one "study" showed Santa is almost twice as conservative as he is liberal. ;-)
  • [Vanity] Lunch with Santa

    11/24/2015 11:20:51 PM PST · by TBP · 7 replies
    Observation | Me
    The firehouse near us has a sign out promoting "Lunch With Santa". What are the serving, ho-ho-hoagies?
  • Simon Malls president: SouthPark glacier ‘was a mistake’ (Another glacier for tree "swap")

    11/08/2015 4:44:17 PM PST · by Sam's Army · 45 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/8/15 | Katie Peralta
    SouthPark mall made a mistake when it chose to replace its traditional Christmas tree with a faux glacier, the company’s president said Sunday, and the controversial display will be removed sometime Monday. “It was a mistake, and we had to correct,” Simon Mall President David Contis said Sunday. “If we lose money, so be it.” Indianapolis-based Simon Malls owns SouthPark as well as Charlotte Premium Outlets and Concord Mills. SouthPark Mall shoppers did not take kindly to the mall replacing its traditional Christmas tree with the controversial glacier as part of its Santa display, so the shopping center announced this...
  • Mall Ditches Santa’s Christmas Village, Hides Him in Glacier Display

    11/08/2015 4:01:03 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    A Long Island mall swapped Santa’s sleigh for something resembling a spaceship and nixed the Christmas tree because it didn’t want to “offend” anyone, irate shoppers told The Post. The Roosevelt Field Mall ditched its traditional holiday village and put Ol’ Saint Nick inside a winter-themed “glacier” instead. But some say the white and blue display looks more like something out of “Star Trek” than “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” “Santa comes along with a decorated tree; he doesn’t come with a spaceship,” Maria Lovdahl fumed.
  • Mr Wood's Alternative Christmas Message (Physicist says Santa doesn't exist! YouTube vid: 6min)

    12/26/2014 8:46:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/14
    What a grouch!
  • What Did You Get For Christmas?

    12/26/2014 12:01:48 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 168 replies
    Some Stuff | 12/26/14 | blueunicorn6
    What did you get for Christmas? I asked Santa for a Harley Davidson motorcycle. I've got a perfect place for it in the garage. I can't ride it. I'm a menace to society when I'm on a motorcycle. Not because I carry a switchblade. I just crash all the time. I was looking at a motorcycle once, and it fell on me. Engine wasn't even running. Just fell on me. I really rode in my younger days. I rode into cars. I rode into trees. Once, I even rode into a hill. You'd think that you could see a hill...
  • Official NORAD Santa Tracker

    12/24/2014 1:41:11 PM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    NORAD ^ | 12/24/14
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker
  • Is Santa a Republican or a Democrat?

    12/24/2014 5:42:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    **SNIP** Paul Begala, Democratic media consultant Santa is definitely a Democrat. Rather than cater to the wealthiest one percent he rewards people who work hard and play by the rules. And while he's not a participant in the first lady's anti-obesity campaign he's very concerned about climate change. After all, Rudolph can fly but he can't swim. **SNIP** Billy Moore, Democratic lobbyist My sister Kiki suggests he is a Democrat: "He cares about all the children, rich or poor. He cares about the elf's as workers and he believes there is good in the world to be celebrated not just...
  • George W. Bush turned up at childrens hospital as Santa, but the buzz was about his elf

    12/21/2014 3:21:33 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 40 replies
    bizpacreview.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    Whether you agree with his politics or not, and despite being vilified by the left for the better part of eight years, theres no doubting that George W. Bush is a class act. The former president, dressed as Santa, visited the Dallas Childrens Medical Center recently to spread a little Christmas cheer with the young patients. And just as he does in his many activities with wounded veterans, Bush did so sans media.
  • RNC Debuts "Hillary Clinton's Letter to Santa"

    12/17/2014 11:06:20 AM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Dec. 16, 2014 | Townhall.com Staff
    In a few hours, the Republican National Committee (RNC) is going to publish -- and blast out to all its supporters -- a rare document never before seen and intercepted on its way to the North Pole: The Christmas letter Hillary Clinton "wrote" to Santa Claus this year. Townhall, were pleased to announce, got our hands on it first. For those interested, the entire (satirical) missive is below, which among other things not-so-subtly touches on Hillary Clintons greatly diminished heir apparent status, her breathtakingly absurd demands and requests on the speaking circuit, and her refusal to state her positions clearly...
  • Calls to ban children from sitting on Santa's lap

    12/07/2014 5:31:21 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Traditional Santa photos may become a thing of the past with child protection activists calling for Santa's lap to be off limits to kids for shopping centre Christmas pictures. Bravehearts founder Hetty Johnston has supported the concerns of some worried parents who say that the era of sitting on Santas lap has got to come to a close with some kids feeling pressured and forced to participate in the Christmas custom. "The directive would be for children to stand beside, unless parents or children request to sit on his knee," she told the Courier Mail.
  • NORAD Prepares to Track Santas Flight

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 1, 2014 The North American Aerospace Defense Commands NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/ , launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santas launch on their smart phones and tablets. Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Santa followers just...
  • Wisconsin Boys Dial 911 in Search of Santa

    12/03/2014 1:18:19 PM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | AP
    Police summoned to Wisconsin home where youngsters called 911 for Santa.MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven't landed on Santa's naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep. The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the best way to get in touch with the North Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists could be considered an emergency.
  • WestJet Christmas Miracle: Spirit of Giving

    12/03/2014 10:02:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/03/14 | News
    This year were bringing a snowy Canadian Christmas to a community in the Dominican Republic. Its a holiday miracle! Heartwarming Christmas advert sees airline deliver dream presents to town in the Dominican Republic Airline debuts Spirit of Giving advert, bringing gifts to the Caribbean WestJet employees tricked residents into sharing their holiday gift lists Volunteers then threw a community party, bringing presents and snow
  • Radioactivity in Norway's reindeers hits high

    10/06/2014 10:58:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    Much higher levels of radioactivity than normal have been found among Norway's grazing animals, especially its reindeer population, a study revealed on Monday. Almost 30 years after the nuclear plant explosion in Chernobyl, this autumn, more radioactivity has been measured in Norwegian grazing animals than has been noted in many years. Lavrans Skuterud, a scientist at the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (Statens strlevern), said: This year is extreme. In September, 8200 becquerel per kilo of the radioactive substance Caesium-137 was measured in reindeer from Vga reinlag AS, in Jotunheimen, central Norway. In comparison, the highest amount at the same place...
  • Turkey requests Santa Claus bones from Pope

    12/25/2013 10:30:44 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    The Turkey-based Santa Claus Peace Council has said it has written a letter to Pope Francis, requesting the return of the bones of Saint Nicholas. Council Chairman Muammer Karabulut said they were expecting Pope Francis to give a positive response to their request to have a meeting on the bones, which are currently in Bari, Italy. We have been struggling for the return of the bones since 1995. State institutions have also been involved in this struggle, Karabulut said. So far, we have not reached a conclusion. Saint Nicholas, a historic Christian saint, died in 343 at the age of...
  • Santa Just Shot by Pellet Gun in Southeast D.C.

    12/24/2013 9:04:50 AM PST · by conservaterian · 66 replies
    Just saw this on local D.C. news..they even had it on video. Unbelievable, he was there for a toy give-away when he was shot.
  • NORADs Santa-tracking began with a wrong number

    12/23/2013 8:14:49 PM PST · by TBP · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2013 | Michael Gartland
    NORAD’s tradition of tracking Santa’s sleigh began with a wrong number. Right before Christmas in 1955, Sears ran an ad offering millions of toy-hungry girls and boys the chance to talk to the big man himself. In Colorado Springs, the retailer published the local phone number to the North Pole as ME 2-6681. Modal TriggerCol. Harry Shoup There was only one problem: The number was one digit off. And that wrong number rang on the desk of a high-ranking officer in a bunker at the Continental Air Defense Command — the predecessor of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which has...
  • White Houses Secret Santa gift: Extra day to sign up for Obamacare

    12/23/2013 1:39:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/23/13 | Tom Howell Jr.
    People hoping to gain health insurance through the new health care law by Jan. 1 now have an extra 24 hours to enroll, due to a quiet move by the Obama administration. Government officials and contractors tweaked some software to make sure that anyone who enrolled by 11:59 p.m. on Christmas Eve still would still obtain coverage by the dawn of the new year, and insisted the deadline at least on paper is still today. We recognize that many have chosen to make their final decisions on todays deadline and we are committed to making sure they can...
  • Ho! Ho! Ho!

    12/22/2013 4:52:49 PM PST · by mlizzy · 7 replies
    Vanity | 12-22-13 | mlizzy
    After we attended a Traditional Latin Mass in the area today, we drove to a different parish that houses a Crypt of the Saints, to make for a special Christmastime morning. And during the commute, we saw Santa! A two-story Santa!! My husband remarked that if they had a nativity scene that large in their front yard, they'd be arrested.
  • Santa is Not Only White Hes Also Republican!

    12/18/2013 5:48:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    t seems apropos to mention something controversial about Santa Claus, given the recent furor over his skin pigmentation. (Because, ya know, early Catholic Bishops and German folklore characters are traditionally such a multicultural crowd.) But, my controversial comment about old Saint Nick has little to do with his racial identification. You see, I have given it many hours of thought (no I have no life), and I am convinced that Kris Kringle is (undoubtedly) a member of the Republican Party. Wait! Hear me out! He may not be a Gadsden-flag-waving member of the tea party, but he definitely belongs to...
  • School slams door on Santa

    12/17/2013 6:45:22 PM PST · by workerbee · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/17/13 | Todd Starnes
    Christmas in Connecticut feels a little less Christmas-y in one high school after a teacher told students they could not decorate the classroom door with Santa Claus or Christmas trees. This is political correctness run amuck, an outraged mom told me. Her child attends Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The entire school is involved in a door decorating contest. This is what happens when you allow the patchouli and granola crowd to teach our kids.Students in her childs class tossed out some ideas for a Christmas-themed door. One student suggested a Christmas tree and another student suggested a Santa Claus-inspired fireplace...
  • Daddy, That's Not Santa!

    12/17/2013 5:15:20 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Men dressed as Santa pummel each other in bizarre fight [VIDEO]

    12/16/2013 3:50:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/13 | Sarah Hofmann
    The costumed New York City bar crawl SantaCon was initially created to marry getting into the holiday spirit and copious amounts of alcohol. Unfortunately, when revelers have been drinking all day, things tend to get out of hand.
  • Teacher under fire for racist Santa remarks

    12/16/2013 2:31:23 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 31 replies
    KOB-4 ^ | 12/16/2013 | Erica Zucco
    A Rio Rancho teen just wanted to dress up for the holidays at his school. Other kids dressed as Santa, so he did too. Now, his teacher is under fire for a comment he made that some parents are calling racist. Students at Cleveland High School were told they could dress up as Santa, elves or reindeer. But when a black student chose to be Santa Claus, he was called out for the color of his skin. "Christopher, don't you know Santa Claus is white? Why are you wearing that?" Michael Rougier remembered. When Rougier learned that is how a...
  • Perfect Storm Of Pointless: MSNBCs Finney Interviews MSNBCs Perry About Fox News Kelly ...

    12/14/2013 7:50:48 PM PST · by absentee · 9 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/14/2013 | Caleb Howe
    Today on Disrupt with Karen Finney on MSNBC, MSNBC's Finney brings on special guest MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the story of Megyn Kelly's Fox News story about whether the story of Santa Claus is a story about some old white guy or rather, instead, should be a story about a penguin in a hat. [Non-embeddable video was here] The point of this pointless conversation is that everyone should be willing to "have that conversation" because it's "worth having a conversation about" due to the fact that there are a lot of "interesting Santa conversations to be had." It's a...
  • Red Eye Panel On White Santa: Andy Levy Says Make Him Or Her Purple

    12/14/2013 2:13:06 PM PST · by absentee · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/14/2013 | Caleb Howe
    In the ongoing saga of This Weeks Ginned Up Nothingtroversy, the Red Eye panel dives in to discuss the implications of the ethnicity of Santa Claus. Is he white? Is he black? Does he lay eggs? Red Eye asks the questions, and then answers different questions: (VIDEO)
  • Merry Christmas, 1913

    12/14/2013 4:06:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2013 | Bill O' Reilly
    One hundred years ago in America, Christmas was a mighty different situation. Based on newspaper reports, MyHeritage.com recently put together a list of the most-asked-for gifts by children who lived back then. Here are the top five requests: --Candy. --Nuts. --Rocking Horse. --Doll. --Mittens. It's a modest list, to say the least, but reflective of a time that was far less complicated than society is today. Now, kids rule in many homes. And Santa is under siege. This year, the top five kid-wants according to retailers are: --Furby Boom. --Teksta Robotic Puppy. --LeapPad Ultra. --Flutterbye Flying Fairy. --Big Hugs...
  • Fox News host Megyn Kelly says Jesus and Santa are white

    12/12/2013 7:33:20 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 111 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/12/13 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Fox News host Megyn Kelly has made herself the center of a racial controversy by declaring that Jesus Christ and Santa Claus are white. On Wednesday night, Kelly was responding to an article by Slate writer Aisha Harris, who wrote an article entitled Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore . The popular news host told viewers of The Kelly File, her hit FNC program, When I saw this headline, I kinda laughed and I said, Oh, this is ridiculous. Yet another person claiming it's racist to have a white Santa. And by the way, for all...
  • Greenpeace Santa: Christmas canceled unless world halts global warming

    12/12/2013 4:07:51 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/9/2013 | Doug Powers
    The global warming crowd is out to prove that deniers are anti-science and their arguments arent based in reality, and what better way to counter them than by having Santa Claus make the green case? At the beginning of the video, it was kind of rude of Greenpeace UK to interrupt Santa while he was taking a whiz: Greenpeace UK is soliciting donations to combat global warming with a video entitled An Urgent Message From Santa. The video features a deeply depressed, creepy-looking Santa who claims that melting ice at the North Pole will force him to cancel Christmas unless...
  • Megyn Kelly: Jesus and Santa were white

    12/12/2013 10:45:00 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 154 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-12-13 | HADAS GOLD
    On Wednesday night Megyn Kelly declared on her Fox News show that both Santa Claus and Jesus were white. Discussing a piece in Slate by Aisha Harris about a black versus white Santa, Kelly that "just because it makes you feel uncomfortable it doesn't mean it has to change."
  • Michelle Obama's death stare isn't just for Barack, you should see what she's got for Santa...

    12/12/2013 9:37:34 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 20 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    We don't hear too much about Let's Move anymore. I'm still hoping it turns into an initiative to leave the White House before 2017...
  • Is Santa Liberal Or Conservative?

    12/04/2013 5:09:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 18 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-4-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Last year a poll was conducted where more people thought Santa was a Democrat. I did a graphic for this back then in response to this, but I've updated it with a few new items to consider.In last year's post it was a real squeaker...but this year one side really runs away with it...
  • Suspect named in Santa Monica rampage that left four dead, one gravely injured

    06/09/2013 12:09:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/08/13 | Alexis Levinson
    A suspect has been identified in the shooting rampage that left four people dead and one gravely injured Friday in various locations around Santa Monica, California and culminated on Santa Monica College Campus. One of those dead was the alleged shooter, whom the Los Angeles Times has identified as John Zawahri, citing five law enforcement sources in Los Angeles and Washington. Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks said at a press conference Saturday that the shooter was 23-years-old on Friday, and would have turned 24 on Saturday. She declined to identify him at this point, saying the family had not...
  • Yes, Vigginia, There Is A Santa Claus: Barack-O-Clause

    12/28/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-28-2012 | MOTUS
    Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Butt hes probably not who you think he is. (snip) Take Tour for example, whos waging his own private war on Christmas by attacking Santa Claus. Imagine: a smug, arrogant preppy, half-black dude with a cool name lecturing us on Santa Claus Now imagine that poseur on steroids Tour Neblett has been much criticized for his refusal to lie to his children about Santa Claus: (snip)My 5-year-old and 3-year-old, we didnt talk about Santa at all, he explained. I went shopping with them and let Hendrix pick out a present for himself...
  • Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate

    12/25/2012 9:39:31 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 14 replies
    ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | 12/25/2012 | KAREN KELSO
    Christmas in California: rejoice, celebrate Christmas in California is special. Beaches, mountains, the rich earthy smell of damp eucalyptus. You will see surfing Santas and snow in the mountains for the reindeer. Wherever you are, pause a moment; savor the beauty and wonder of the day and of this place.
  • Santa plays a prank on young Jewish girl

    12/25/2012 5:42:55 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Your Jewish News ^ | December 23, 2012 | David Ross
    A young Jewish girl was pranked by Santa after she refused to believe that Santa comes to Jewish houses. While celebrating Chanukah the young Jewish girl opened her mothers closet and found Christmas presents with her name on it. 4-year-old Ashley questioned her mother about the gifts. Her mother Amy said that Santa dropped the gifts off early. The family participated in a Christmas celebration at the girls aunts house, but clever Ashley did not believe the reasoning. That is when Ashleys father asked his co workers at Z100 radio show to pretend to be Santa and prank call his...
  • Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa?

    12/24/2012 5:43:19 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 27 replies
    MentalFloss ^ | 12-24-2012 | Matt Soniak
    December 24, 2012 Why Did NORAD Start Tracking Santa? Matt Soniak On December 24, 1955, the red telephone at the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado began ringing.The red phone meant it was either the Pentagon or CONAD commander in chief General Earle Partridge on the other end, and their reason for calling would probably not be pleasant.U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup, director of operations at the center, rushed over to the phone and grabbed it.“Yes Sir, this is Colonel Shoup,” he barked.Nothing but silence in response.“Sir?” This is Colonel Shoup,” he said.Silence again.“Sir?...
  • Official NORAD Santa Tacker

    12/24/2012 2:51:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies
    Official NORAD Santa Tracker