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  • Dogs are Santa's favorites, poll shows

    12/09/2010 9:32:25 AM PST · by Immerito · 72 replies · 8+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/08/2010 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES — Dogs have more to look for under the tree this Christmas than cats do. Fifty-six percent of dog owners say they'll buy their pets a gift this Christmas, but only 48 percent of cat owners plan a gift. A majority of all pet owners — 53 percent — said in an Associated poll that they plan to get their animals a present this holiday season.
  • Macy's Santa fired for telling joke accepts new gig at Lefty O'Doul's

    12/08/2010 3:58:26 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    A man who reportedly lost his job playing Santa at Macy's Union Square in San Francisco for telling dirty jokes to adult visitors is taking his act to Lefty O'Doul's restaurant. Beginning Saturday, John Toomey will appear on a specially constructed North Pole Winter Wonderland stage at the restaurant from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. until Christmas Eve, Lefty's spokesman Lee Houskeeper said. His four-point contract stipulates that he is allowed to tell jokes, according to Houskeeper. He will also make more money than he did at Macy's.
  • At least 18 Santa Cruz businesses suffered damage during May Day riot

    05/03/2010 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 927+ views
    mercury news ^ | 5/3/10 | Shanna McCord
    SANTA CRUZ — Downtown business owners spent Sunday repairing shattered windows and doors after a May Day rally Saturday night turned into a riot with approximately 250 people marching along Pacific Avenue, some carrying makeshift torches, throwing large rocks and paint bombs, and spray-painting walls with graffiti. At least 18 businesses suffered damage during the rally in honor of international workers that began at 9 p.m. and escalated into mayhem around 10:30 p.m., police said. Investigators estimated damage at $100,000, though some business owners said it could be more. No injuries were reported.
  • Yes, Jenny, There Was A Saint Nicholas

    12/25/2009 5:44:36 AM PST · by joeclarke · 3 replies · 498+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/25/2009 | JoeClarke.Net
    In 1897, a cute little girl, Virginia O'Hanlon - age eight - wrote to the New York Sun, a now defunct newspaper owned by two men who were sons of a Baptist minister. Needless to say, newspaper publishers made more of a religious impact back then than the NY Times - the Atheists Bible - does today. Virginia simply asked the NY Sun's editors to tell her if there was "really a Santa Claus?" The Sun's answer is not bad, but mine, I think, is better: Dear Jenny, I know that you have been wondering whether there is a Santa...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio program- interview Carney, Weber, Halloran

    12/24/2009 4:31:56 PM PST · by ibbetsonusa · 225+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-22-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    Paul A. Ibbetson Here is the 12-22-09 epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program with Tim Carney, author of Obamanomics, political mind and song writer, Roger Weber, and Larry Halloran of the 912 project. Enjoy the political reading of "The Night Before Christmas."
  • Santa's 'sleigh' receives fuel from Mildenhall tanker

    12/24/2009 4:25:32 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 854+ views
    Air Force ^ | Tech. Sgt. Kevin Wallace, USAF
    12/24/2009 - ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) -- 'Twas two weeks before Christmas in the European sky ... I witnessed a KC-135 Stratotanker pumping fuel so a fighter could fly. A 100th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 aircrew airborne over Denmark refueled 30 Royal Danish Air Force F-16s Dec. 8. Royal Air Force Mildenhall Airmen were all busy at work ... not realizing in the sky arose such a quirk. I was taking photos of a formation of four Danish F-16s flying of the right wing of the KC-135 when the most peculiar thing happened. When out of the boom...
  • Airmen, ‘Soldier Santas’ Conduct Toy Drop

    12/24/2009 3:00:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 333+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Capt. Lauri Turpin, USAF
    POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C., Dec. 24, 2009 – You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. But on Dec. 6, it was not a team of reindeer, but Air Force Maj. Jeff Dasher, a navigator in the 95th Airlift Squadron here, who guided the mission for the 440th Airlift Wing's C-130 Hercules that flew a group of “Soldier Santas” across the morning sky. The first paratrooper to jump waits for the "green light" on board a C-130 Hercules Dec. 6, 2009, above Fort Bragg, N.C.. Crews from the National Guard's 145th Airlift Wing from Charlotte, N.C., and the...
  • Tracking Santa - next stop Baghdad for out troops.

    12/24/2009 12:51:51 PM PST · by edcoil · 8 replies · 417+ views ^ | 12/24/09 | edcoil
    Norad it tracking Santa. Next stop is Iraq for our troops right now.
  • Mail clerks: ‘Santa's Christmas helpers’

    12/24/2009 10:52:09 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 241+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen, USA
    Spc. Krystal Juarez, a mail clerk assigned to Company A, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, sorts letters during the holiday rush in the division mail room on Camp Liberty, Dec. 23. According to Juarez, daily mail has nearly doubled since the end of November. Photo by: Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen, MND-B. BAGHDAD — Troops here receive more mail around the holidays than any other time of year, and U.S. Army mail clerks take pride in serving as a liaison between the service members and their loved ones. Spc. Krystal Juarez, a mail clerk assigned to Company B, Division...
  • Christmas Carols from the White House

    12/24/2009 9:45:56 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 12-24-09 | Gerry Ashley
    Including "The First Nobel", "Health Care Bells", and "Obamacare Is Coming To Town".
  • Welcome to NORAD Tracks Santa

    12/24/2009 2:29:34 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies · 3,721+ views ^ | December 24, 2009 | NORAD
    Welcome to NORAD Tracks Santa
  • DEVELOPING...Court Grounds Reindeer Flight

    12/24/2009 5:46:26 AM PST · by LikeLight · 18 replies · 788+ views
    Is There a Lawyer in the Church? ^ | 12/24/2009 | Stephen Bloom
    December 24, 2009 Santa’s Village, North Pole - Handing victory to a coalition of environmental groups, a judge in the Northern District today issued an emergency injunction against the traditional Christmas Eve flight of Santa’s reindeer herd. The temporary restraining order cites a “substantial likelihood of irreparable atmospheric harm” arising from “high altitude carbon emissions” and bans further reindeer flights until full environmental impact studies can be completed, a process that could take up to five years. Green leaders praised the ruling off the record, but few were willing to make public statements. “We understand the potential backlash,” said one...
  • How to Accept a Poorly Wrapped Present

    12/23/2009 5:38:53 PM PST · by ibbetsonusa · 8 replies · 737+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12-23-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    If it has been a while since you were a child waiting for Christmas morning, or whatever time of day the parental green light was given for the opening of presents, you may be a little out of touch with the true magnitude of this event. For most kids, Christmas is a magical time of both gift giving and gift receiving. This holiday event has its own magic that supersedes every other day of the year. While children perceive much more than they are given credit for, they have the tendency to have a somewhat flawed reality of their parents’...
  • 'Twas The Night Before Christmas- the Conscience of Kansas radio program

    12/23/2009 5:32:16 PM PST · by ibbetsonusa · 254+ views
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 12-22-09 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program invites to listen to the political reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by host Paul A. Ibbetson.
  • Merry Christmas Dog Lovers! (Video)

    12/23/2009 12:39:48 PM PST · by LucyJo · 57 replies · 1,478+ views
    email ^ | 12/23/09 | na
    Waiting for Santa
  • Military Christmas Cartoon - Santa's New HC-130

    12/23/2009 8:03:28 AM PST · by myfreepress · 2 replies · 630+ views
    MyFreePress ^ | 12/22/2009 | Damon_Bryan_Shackelford
    We have a regular cartoon artist who does Military Cartoons. I thought this cartoon was pretty funny.
  • Everybody knows that Santa is a paratrooper

    12/22/2009 5:57:04 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 732+ views
    Air Force ^ | Capt. Lauri Turpin, USAF
    12/22/2009 - POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. (AFNS) -- You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. But on Dec. 6 at Pope Air Force Base, it was not a team of reindeer, but Maj. Jeff Dasher, a navigator in the 95th Airlift Squadron who guided the mission for the 440th Airlift Wing's C-130 Hercules that flew a group of Soldier Santas across the morning sky. One might say he was born for this mission. "It's the name," Major Dasher chuckled. "I had to be on this flight." His flight was part of the 12th annual Randy Oler Memorial...
  • Colombia to Chavez: Maybe 'spy plane' was Santa

    12/21/2009 10:10:22 PM PST · by pissant · 8 replies · 587+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 12/21/09 | staff
    BOGOTA — Colombia's defense chief joked Monday that Venezuelan troops might have mistaken Santa's sleigh for a spy plane, dismissing accusations by President Hugo Chavez about drones flying over Venezuela. Chavez on Sunday accused the United States of violating Venezuela's airspace with an unmanned spy plane and ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft. The Pentagon has declined to comment on Chavez's accusations. Colombian Defense Minister Gabriel Silva and armed forces commander Freddy Padilla told reporters Monday that Colombian aircraft couldn't fly the kind of espionage mission described by Chavez. "Colombia doesn't have that...
  • Santa makes early appearance for Cannon family

    12/21/2009 4:24:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 620+ views
    Air Force ^ | Greg Allen
    12/21/2009 - CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) -- Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, but at the 27th Special Operations Wing here he is not the jolly fat man dressed in red. All one shopper at the base exchange knows is that someone who retired from the military made her family holidays a lot brighter. Charlotte Riojas said she was patiently waiting at the BX checkout line with a cartful of presents for her children. Their move from Hurlburt Field in Florida had, like virtually everybody else who makes a permanent change of station, been stressful. She, her...
  • Bishop's final Christmas message to the diocese

    12/21/2009 6:46:33 AM PST · by mshoffner · 1 replies · 268+ views
    Huntington Political Examiner ^ | 12/21/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Bishop D'Arcy's final Christmas message for the Ft. Wayne/South Bend Diocese. Published in the Dec. 20th, 2009 issue of Today's Catholic. “My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,