Charley Pride – Santa And The Kids

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I am adding a few Christmas Songs to help boost your spirits.

I know for many of us 2013 has been a bad year for us

physically, spiritually and mentally.




Following Blindly

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This is one of the dangers of following someone blindly.

The German people blindly followed a charismatic speaker.

As result over 6 million people died in The Holocaust.

Noe so many Americans have fallen under the spell of an incompetent

charismatic speaker.

This speaker has promised to bring Utopia to America.

This speaker has promised to keep delivering as Santa Claus by making

the rich pay their fair share.

Just like the charismatic German speaker the American charismatic

speaker promised jobs and security.

The American charismatic speaker has promised to keep children safe

from gun violence and has declared war on legal gun owners.

How many lives will be ruined and yes even destroyed by this

charismatic speaker? 

“Gun Free Zone” Fails. Murder at Santa Monica College

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This is from Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership.

 How many live have been lost in gun free Zones?

How many more lives will be lost in gun free zones?

It is time to do away with gun free zones.

A bad guy with a gun is only stopped by a good guy with a gun.



Slain gunman

California forbids guns on campus. Therefore the only defensive weapons permitted on school grounds are police weapons, which are always several minutes away. This politically-created arrangement gave the Santa Monica College murderer several minutes to kill at will. The murderer was a young ex Santa Monica College student.

As usual, this murderer had a history of mental problems. He murdered his family and set fire to their home moments before he went to campus and murdered three more people. I’ve read conflicting accounts that the murderer was shot by police or may have shot himself once confronted by police. He planned to kill many people and chose the school on purpose.

Students didn’t stand a chance. California gives county sheriffs the discretion to issue concealed carry permits. Many sheriffs do. Some choose to keep citizens disarmed instead. Santa Monica is in Los Angeles county, a county which refuses carry permits to its honest citizens. In addition, Santa Monica College is a “gun-free school zone” under California’s Penal Code 626.9. The “gun-free school zone” exists in name only: a plastic sign won’t stop a nut job or a determined criminal. The posturing of politicians left students and staff unprotected.. as it has many times before.

Anti-gun politicians blame the gun. Anti-gun politicians blame ammunition. They blame everyone and everything but themselves and the laws they created. None of their laws, old or new, would prevent this from happening again.

The murderer used a semi-automatic rifle. That type of gun was invented 128 years ago. Ammunition is even older. What is new is the political fantasy that helplessness makes citizens safer.

That point of view, so common in California, is not a political accident. “Helpless” citizens turn to the Santa Claus politician who can bestow all things as gifts from the government. When helplessness fails, the politician again proscribes more of the same gun-allowed-zone They prescribe more disarmament each time disarmed citizens are shot.

California politicians never learn because California voters never hold them accountable. The fault is ours because we leave these politicians in office. That means the voters of California can stop mass murder on campus. More dead students are an unacceptable price for politicians failed fantasies.



Philadelphia Bans Guns in City Parks Despite State Law That Says It Can’t

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This is from CNSNews.

The people of Philadelphia keep voting for these DemocRat nut jobs.

You get what you vote forand  the low information voters

keep voting  for DemocRats.

As the DemocRats are playing Santa Claus with other

people’s money.


The mayor of Philadelphia, Democrat Michael Nutter, signed a law this week which bans gun from city playgrounds and recreation centers.According to NBC10, the law levies a $2,000 fine on anybody who brings a gun “in or around city-owned and occupied facilities.” The law still faces a serious hurdle to clear, though.

Pennsylvania has a state preemption law that prevents the city of Philadelphia from instituting its own gun control legislation. NBC10 reports that “Uniform Firearms Act of 1995 makes it illegal for any county, municipality or township to regulate an individual’s possession of firearms.” In fact, other towns have repealed their restrictions on legally-owned firearms in parks due to the state law.

So, it is up to the state to act against this Philadelphia law that appears to be in direct violation of the Uniform Firearms Act. It may be very important for them to do so. After all, as this incident shows, the politicians in Philadelphia want strict gun control.

If not for Pennsylvania’s gun laws preempting localities, Philadelphia may well end up with gun laws like those in Chicago. And, if it did end up like Chicago, Philadelphians like the 63 year old South Philly man who recently used a gun to defend his family, home and business, may well be left disarmed. That’s what makes state preemption laws so important.

When cities are allowed, by their state governments to run roughshod over their citizens’ rights, it creates a real and obvious threat to their freedoms. If it weren’t for state preemption laws, it’s a real possibility that not just Philadelphia, but all cities, would have the draconian gun restrictions that Chicago does. That’s something that every gun rights supporter needs to be aware, and leery, of.




A little military Christmas humour:


H/T to Old NFO.

An official staff visit by Lt Gen Claus is expected at this base on 25 Dec.

The following directives govern activities of all personnel during the visit: 

  • Not a creature will stir without permission. This includes Officers, Warrant Officers, Staff Non-commissioned Officers, Noncommissioned Officers, and mice. Marines may obtain special stirring permits for necessary tasks through the Battalion S-1 Office (See Company Office for PAR).
  • All personnel will settle their brains for a long winter nap no later than 2200 hours, 24 December. Uniform for the nap will be: pajamas: cotton, light-weight, general purpose, olive-green; and cap: battle-dress: utilities – Woodland pattern. Equipment will be drawn from supply prior to 1900 hours. While at supply, all personnel will review their personal hand receipts and sign a Cash Collection Voucher, DD Form 1131, for all missing items. Remember that this is the “season of giving.”
  • Personnel will utilize standard T-ration sugarplums for visions to dance in their heads. Sugarplums are available in T-ration sundry packs and should be eaten with egg loaf, chopped ham, and spice cake to ensure maximum visions are experienced.
  • T-ration sundry packs can be picked up at the Medina Dining Facility (MDFAC) from 0800-1800 24 Dec. The S-4 will coordinate the acquisition and distribution of the T-ration sugarplums and accompanying items.
  • Stockings – wool, cushion sole, olive-green – will be hung by the chimneys with care. Necessary safety precautions will be taken to avoid fires caused by carelessly hung stockings. Platoon commanders will submit stocking handling plans to the S-3T, Training Chief, prior to 0800 hours, 24 Dec.
  • All Platoon commanders will ensure their subordinate personnel attend mandatory stocking-hanging safety classes and are briefed on the safety aspects of stocking hanging by the Safety Officer.
  • Stocking Safety will be taught 18 Dec at 1900 in the conference room of Bldg 321. Stocking Licenses will be issued at that time. Stockings will be issued out of the pebble shack on a first come first serve basis from 1400 – 1600 on 19 December.
  • At first sound of clatter, all personnel will spring from their racks to investigate and evaluate the cause. Immediate action will be taken to tear open the shutters and throw up the window sashes.
  • On order, Operations Plan (OPLAN) 7-01 (North Pole Contingency), para 6-8-A9(3), dated 4 Mar, this office, takes effect to facilitate shutter-tearing and sash-throwing. Platoon Commanders, Platoon Sergeants, and all Marines of the Guard will be familiar with procedures and are responsible for seeing that no shutters are torn or sashes thrown in the barracks prior to the start of official clatter.
  • Prior to 0001 hours, date of visit, all personnel possessing Standard Target Acquisition and Night Observation (STANO) equipment will be assigned “wondering eyeball” stations.
  • The Sergeant of the Guard will ensure that these stations are adequately manned even after shutters are torn and sashes are thrown.
  • The Company Training Chief, in coordination with the U.S. Transportation Command (CinC-Trans) and Motor T, will assign one each Sleigh, Miniature, M-24A3 and eight (8) reindeer, tiny, for use by LtGen Claus.
  • The assigned driver must have a current sleigh operator’s license with rooftop permit and evidence of attendance at the winter driving class stamped on his Department of Navy Form 348.
  • Driver must also be able to clearly shout “On, Dancer! On, Prancer!” etc.
  • Lt Gen Claus will initially enter Bldg 302 through the front entryway.
  • All buildings without chimneys will requisition Chimney Simulator, M6A1, for use during the visit.
  • Request chimney simulator on Department of Navy Form 2765-1, which will be submitted in four copies to the Company Gunnery Sergeant prior to 20 December.
  • Personnel will ensure that chimneys are properly cleaned before turn-in at the conclusion of visit.
  • Personnel will be rehearsed in the shouting of “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!” or “Merry Christmas to All and to all a Good Night!” This shout will be given upon termination of the visit.
  • Uniformity of shouting is the responsibility of the Senior Enlisted Marine.

For The Commander 


Charley Pride – Santa And The Kids

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Hank Snow – God Is My Santa Claus

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In a class room at the grade school just before the Hollidays
Boys and girls were writing notes to Santa far away
Expect a lad who sat alone his paper put away
And when his teacher asked him why so softly he did say
Oh God is my Santa Claus each and every day
I don’t write him letters ma’m I just kneel and pray
Don’t you know his greatest gift salvation is afound
God is my Santa Claus each day the whole you’re round.
Then the teacher stood in silence after what the child had said
He really knew real Christmas day and not from books he’d read
He truly met real Santa Clause he said him just one word
God gave his praise for Christmas day my Santa Clause is God
(God is my Santa Claus each and every day
I don’t write him letters ma’m I just kneel and pray)
Do you know his greatest gift salvation is afonud
God to be my Santa Claus each day the whole you’re round


Gene Autry Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer

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It is never Christmas without Gene Autry singing about Rudolph.

Gene was reluctant to record Rudolph but at his wife insistence he recorded it.

 When Gene got it on the first take, he said he knew it would be a big hit.



Santa Claus

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This is from The World of

Here are some of the names of Santa Claus or Father Christmas.

Santa Claus is one of the most famous characters that is loved by children all over the world. He is known for giving gifts to good kids on Christmas Eve. He is also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Father Christmas, Kriss Kringle, Santy or simply Santa. In many countries, kids, especially ‘in spirit’, believe Father Christmas as being real. Other names by which Father Christmas is known in other countries are:
  • Afghanistan – Baba Chaghaloo
  • Armenia – Gaghant Baba
  • Brazil – Papai Noel
  • Czech Republic – Ježíšek
  • Denmark – Julemanden
  • France and French Canada – Le Père Noël
  • Germany – Weihnachtsmann
  • Iraq and South Africa – Goosaleh
  • Ireland & Scottish Highlands – Daidí na Nollag
  • Italy – Babbo Natale
  • Portugal – Pai Natal
  • Romania – Mos Craciun
  • Spain and Mexico – Papá Noel
  • Netherlands and Belgium – Sinterklaas
Saint Nicholas or Kriss Kringle was a historical figure, believed to be the kind bishop of Turkey. He used to give presents to the needy, poor and good kids, just to make them smile. Thus, he became the subject of many folktales and mythical fantasies. With time, his image changes to the modern version of Santa Claus with a long white beard, red robes and red bonnet with white trimmings, a big round belly and a kindly cheerful smile on his face and sparkling eyes.He is believed to live at North Pole or Lapland in Finland along with his team of elves, reindeers and his wife, Mrs. Claus. Together, they keep a record of all good children all over the world and give them the requested presents near Christmas time. They make toys, cookies and even make miracles happen for them. With time, Santa became so popular that today he is used as a promotional tool for many shopping malls and stores during Christmas time to lure kids and their families. Santa loves children who are kind and obedient to their elders.

Coke Lore: The History of the Modern Day Santa Claus

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This is from

I wanted to lighten things up a bit.

We need a pleasant change of pace.

Coke Lore - Santa Claus

5 Things You Never Knew About Santa Claus and Coca-Cola

The Santa Claus we all know and love — that big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard — didn’t always look that way. In fact, many people are surprised to learn that prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop’s robe and a Norse huntsman’s animal skin.

In fact, when Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper’s Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.

Here, a few other things you may not have realized about the cheerful guy in the red suit.

1. Santa Has Been Featured in Coke Ads Since the 1920s

The Coca-Cola Company began its Christmas advertising in the 1920s with shopping-related ads in magazines like The Saturday Evening Post. The first Santa ads used a strict-looking Claus, in the vein of Thomas Nast.

In 1930, artist Fred Mizen painted a department-store Santa in a crowd drinking a bottle of Coke. The ad featured the world’s largest soda fountain, which was located in the department store Famous Barr Co. in St. Louis, Mo. Mizen’s painting was used in print ads that Christmas season, appearing in The Saturday Evening Post in December 1930.

2. Coca-Cola Helped Shape the Image of Santa

In 1931 the company began placing Coca-Cola ads in popular magazines. Archie Lee, the D’Arcy Advertising Agency executive working with The Coca-Cola Company, wanted the campaign to show a wholesome Santa who was both realistic and symbolic. So Coca-Colacommissioned Michigan-born illustrator Haddon Sundblom to develop advertising images using Santa Claus — showing Santa himself, not a man dressed as Santa.

For inspiration, Sundblom turned to Clement Clark Moore‘s 1822 poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” (commonly called “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”). Moore’s description of St. Nick led to an image of a warm, friendly, pleasantly plump and human Santa. (And even though it’s often said that Santa wears a red coat because red is the color of Coca-Cola, Santa appeared in a red coat before Sundblom painted him.)

Sundblom’s Santa debuted in 1931 in Coke ads in The Saturday Evening Post and appeared regularly in that magazine, as well as in Ladies Home JournalNational GeographicThe New Yorker and others.

From 1931 to 1964, Coca-Cola advertising showed Santa delivering toys (and playing with them!), pausing to read a letter and enjoy a Coke, visiting with the children who stayed up to greet him, and raiding the refrigerators at a number of homes. The original oil paintings Sundblom created were adapted for Coca-Cola advertising in magazines and on store displays, billboards, posters, calendars and plush dolls. Many of those items today are popularcollectibles.

Sundblom created his final version of Santa Claus in 1964, but for several decades to follow,Coca-Cola advertising featured images of Santa based on Sundblom’s original works. These paintings are some of the most prized pieces in the art collection in the company’s archives department and have been on exhibit around the world, in famous locales including the Louvrein Paris, the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, the Isetan Department Store in Tokyo, and the NK Department Store in Stockholm. Many of the original paintings can be seen on display at World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta, Ga.

3. The “New Santa” Was Based on a Salesman

In the beginning, Sundblom painted the image of Santa using a live model — his friend Lou Prentiss, a retired salesman. When Prentiss passed away, Sundblom used himself as a model, painting while looking into a mirror. Finally, he began relying on photographs to create the image of St. Nick.

People loved the Coca-Cola Santa images and paid such close attention to them that when anything changed, they sent letters to The Coca-Cola Company. One year, Santa’s large belt was backwards (perhaps because Sundblom was painting via a mirror). Another year, Santa Claus appeared without a wedding ring, causing fans to write asking what happened to Mrs. Claus.

The children who appear with Santa in Sundblom’s paintings were based on Sundblom’s neighbors — two little girls. So he changed one to a boy in his paintings.

The dog in Sundblom’s 1964 Santa Claus painting was actually a gray poodle belonging to the neighborhood florist. But Sundblom wanted the dog to stand out in the holiday scene, so he painted the animal with black fur.

4. Santa Claus Got a New Friend in 1942

In 1942, Coca-Cola introduced “Sprite Boy,” a character who appeared with Santa Claus inCoca-Cola advertising throughout the 1940s and 1950s. Sprite Boy, who was also created by Sundblom, got his name due to the fact that he was a sprite, or an elf. (It wasn’t until the 1960s that Coca-Cola introduced the popular beverage Sprite.)

5. Santa Became Animated in 2001

In 2001, the artwork from Sundblom’s 1962 painting was the basis for an animated TV commercial starring the Coca-Cola Santa. The ad was created by Academy Award-winning animator Alexandre Petrov.

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