The Military and the Jolly Fat Man

The Con


The economy still sucks.  The unemployment rolls are topping out over 10% (some say over 17%).  Taxes are up and the government is finding new ways to spend more of our money.  Money we all desperately need in the hard economic times.


Yes, I am a cantankerous libertarian.  However, in the spirit of the season, I will agree with one government funded program.  This program happens once a year and is going on as you read this post.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Santa Claus is making steady progress and appears to be on track for a late-night arrival in the United States.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has tracked Santa’s progress every Christmas Eve since 1955. On Thursday morning, the Colorado military installation showed Santa having visited parts of Asia and Australia and moving westward.

NORAD usually monitors threats against the United States and Canada, but turns its radars on Santa each holiday.

The tradition started more than 50 years ago when a newspaper Sears-Roebuck ad told kids to dial a number if they wanted to talk to Santa.

But the number was one digit off. When the first call came to NORAD’s predecessor, a military colonel told an eager child he would check the radars for Santa.


Merry Christmas to all!


(You can follow Santa’s flight live:



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