Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

The Santa Colonel (and Bone Spurs the Buzz Killer)

A misprint in a Sears ad led to an enduring NORAD tradition.

Col. Shoup, the "Santa Colonel", was known as that for the rest of his life, and beyond.

Meanwhile, Trump added his special version of Christmas joy.
In a Christmas Eve call with a young child Monday night, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether he or she still believes in Santa Claus, saying that was a "marginal" age for knowing the truth.
"Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven, it's marginal, right?" Trump asked the child.
Trump and Melania were taking calls from kids who were trying to reach NORAD.

Which, by the way, shows that Trump lied when he whined that he was "all alone" in the White House.


Deadstick said...

News media reported Melania flying back to DC immediately after the "poor me" tweet.

CenterPuke88 said...

Must be in her contract...but will he stiff her when the contract expires, like the other people he signs contracts with?

Borepatch said...

Merry Christmas, Comrade! That was a nice way to honor Col. Shoup.