Posts Tagged ‘santa

20
Dec
18

Santa Obama

19
Dec
18

Stand In Santa

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26
Dec
17

‘I Want To Hear Santa Talk’

25
Dec
15

Tracking Santa

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First Lady Michelle Obama: “I’m helping to track Santa tonight. He’s flying all over the world delivering presents to boys and girls. And I can see him on my radar screen in his sleigh, and he’s heading towards your house.” —The First Lady and NORAD are tracking Santa’s sleigh around the world

12
Dec
13

Megyn Kelly – Santa is white, and real!

Rhodes Scholar Megyn Kelly of Fox “News” (snort*giggle*) has given us a wonderful opportunity to badger her again. It seems to happen every time she opens her mouth, but this time it was a doozy.

In an article written by Aisha Harris at Slate, Ms. Harris suggested that Santa didn’t have to be white. Which is a valid point to make, as Santa isn’t, you know, real. (Sorry to my 2 year old nephew for breaking the news to him.)

Kelly, in a fit of pique, had this to say:

“For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is white,” Kelly said. “But this person is just arguing that maybe we should also have a black Santa. But Santa is what he is.”

“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change, you know?” she added. “I mean, Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact, as is Santa — I just want the kids watching to know that.”

Of course, again, Santa isn’t exactly real—regardless of what NORAD says every Dec. 24—and Jesus, well, he was a Jew from the Galilee. Not a haven for 6-foot tall, blond, blue-eyed Nordic supermen—again, regardless of what painters from throughout Western history say.

Maybe Megyn Kelly wants to start a Race War on Christmas, or at least on those who don’t adhere to her yearning for a “white” Christmas. Whatever. Enjoy some Tweets.

Continue reading ‘Megyn Kelly – Santa is white, and real!’

12
Dec
11

a christmas tale

Text of the First Lady’s remarks here

First lady Michelle Obama – and Bo – visits the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, December 12

25
Dec
10

santa’s helper

Politico: While President Barack Obama took his daughters to the beach, the first lady played the role of Christmas elf, surprising little girls and boys inquiring about the whereabouts of Santa.

“Hello, this is the first lady, Michelle Obama, with NORAD, tracking Santa. How can I help you?” she said, taking a call from an 8-year-old boy named Max from Los Angeles…..

….The first lady took a dozen calls over 40 minutes from inside the family’s vacation rental in Kailua. She reminded the kids to put out cookies – and vegetables – for Santa and his reindeer and warned the kids to get to sleep their houses might be skipped.

She also answered a few questions about what it’s like to be first lady – and to be married to the president – from an inquisitive little boy named Austin. “Is it a hard job?” Austin asked. The first lady said it’s not as hard as being president and can be fun because she gets to work with kids.

“Is it hard to have all that security around you?” Austin wondered. It’s not, the first lady said. The Secret Service are very nice and professional, she added. “They’re good with the girls,” she said, referring to her daughters, Sasha and Malia. “It’s almost like they’re family after a while. So it’s not that hard having them around. And they’re there to keep us safe, right? You can’t be mad at that, right?” “Right,” Austin agreed before asking the first lady if it’s hard being married to the president.

“No, he’s a pretty good guy,” she said. “I mean, it’s a tough job and sometimes you want to do everything you can to help him, but it’s pretty easy being married to him. He’s kind of funny — fun to hang out with.”

Obama feigned surprise when another boy told her he got an e-mail from Santa this year. “You got an e-mail from Santa?” she said. “Well, he’s really moving up. He’s pretty high-tech now.”
The first lady told a 8-year-old girl named Juliana that her daughter Sasha, 9, is “bouncing off the walls” with excitement over Christmas. Juliana said she was looking forward to an MP3 player. “Oh, you sound just like Sasha,” the first lady replied. “Same thing.”
06
Dec
10

happy christmas, president o’bama

Shepard Fairey’s poster of Barack Obama is decorated with a white ‘Father Christmas’ beard and eyebrows in a cafe on Wexford Street, Dublin, Ireland December 6

15
Nov
10

penny wise

Vice President Joe Biden calls Kendra Backer and Zach Davis, the owners of The Penny Ice Creamery in Santa Cruz, CA to thank them for sharing their story in a YouTube video and to congratulate them on the success of their business. Their dream of opening an ice cream shop that makes “really great ice cream from scratch; the kind of ice cream that Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Ben Franklin used to enjoy,” was made possible as a result of a $250,000 Recovery Act small business loan.

The original Penny Ice Creamery video:

23
Dec
09

ho, ho, ho, bo, bo, bo

Family dog Bo barks at Santa Claus as first lady Michelle Obama reads a Christmas story with her daughters Sasha (2nd R) and Malia to patients at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington December 22, 2009.




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