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    A North American Aerospace Defense Command website showing Santa Claus delivering presents while flanked by fighter jets has some child advocates raising concerns about Saint Nick's new travel companions.

    NORAD Tracks Santa, operated by the joint U.S.-Canada command, has provided children with information about Santa's whereabouts since 1955. In recent years, Santa updates have included animated videos showing Santa on his flight path.

    In addition to Santa's traditional sleigh and reindeer, NORAD has added an animated fighter plane escort to give a realistic feel to the popular program, a command spokesman told Reuters.

    "We wanted to let folks know that, hey, this is a NORAD video, and we're the military and this is our mission," Navy Captain Jeff Davis said.

    Allen Kanner, a California child and family psychologist and co-founder of the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, told The Boston Globe the Pentagon is "completely out of line" for linking Christmas with the military.

    “Children associate Santa with gifts and fun and everything else that is positive about Christmas,” Kanner told the newspaper. “They are associating this with the military in children’s minds."
    STFU you whiny little bitch. Good grief.

    One tiny little bit of fun for kids (and, I'll admit, some grown-ups) at Christmas, and this dickhead has to come along and just shit all over it. Asshole.
    Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
    No one will be denied:
    Big law suits and bathroom toots;
    We're all getting Dixie-fried.
    But somewhere Hank and Lefty
    Are rollin' in their graves
    While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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    The War on Christmas enters the air superiority stage.
    "There are four lights!"

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    • #3
      I don't really get the reason why Santa needs a military escort but since NORAD tracks him, the military is already involved.

      “I think people are quite aware of the military’s true mission,” said Amy Hagopian, a professor of public health at the University of Washington, told the newspaper. “If the military wants to keep its ranks stocked, it needs to appeal to children. The military knows it can’t appeal to adults to volunteer. It is like the ad industry."
      The military's War on Children.
      May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
      Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
      And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
      may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
        The War on Christmas enters the air superiority stage.

        Who needs air support? Santa is going to fuck your shit up....


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Hondo View Post
          Who needs air support? Santa is going to fuck your shit up....


          "Your mistletoe is no match for my T.O.W. missile!"
          "There are four lights!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Billy Jingo View Post
            "Your mistletoe is no match for my T.O.W. missile!"

            Someday, somehow, you are going to pay for that.

            And also Norm, who I blame for being a bad influence on you.

            ETA: Or was that from the show? I saw the episode but can't remember if that was in it. In any case, you're going to pay.
            Last edited by Hondo; Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 10:24 AM.

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            • #7
              The military knows it can’t appeal to adults to volunteer. It is like the ad industry.
              That tells you everything you need to know about that guy. And to think that he's a 'child and family psychologist'... God help his patients.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Hondo View Post
                Someday, somehow, you are going to pay for that.

                And also Norm, who I blame for being a bad influence on you.

                ETA: Or was that from the show? I saw the episode but can't remember if that was in it. In any case, you're going to pay.
                It is from the show so that is at least one instance in which a slight degradation in the wonder of the Universe cannot be blamed on Norm.

                Unless he writes for the show, anyway. In that case, well, he deserves all the pay you demand.
                "There are four lights!"

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Michele View Post
                  I don't really get the reason why Santa needs a military escort but since NORAD tracks him, the military is already involved.
                  Paraphrased comment from one of the stories on this:

                  "Santa needs air cover. Just try being a jolly, fat Christian in some parts for the world and see what happens."


                  *snerk*
                  Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                  No one will be denied:
                  Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                  We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                  But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                  Are rollin' in their graves
                  While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                  • #10
                    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a fighter jet escort generally a threatening gesture toward suspicious aircraft that have strayed into enemy airspace? I mean, it's not like they're in a position to help with anything other than a sudden need to get blown up.
                    Enjoy.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                      Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a fighter jet escort generally a threatening gesture toward suspicious aircraft that have strayed into enemy airspace? I mean, it's not like they're in a position to help with anything other than a sudden need to get blown up.
                      G. I. Joe pointing his .45ACP at every passer-by is threatening, too.


                      Fighter escorts are still used as an honor. While JSF-type aircraft have lessened the need for escorts these days, they originally stood for keeping aircraft safe, a symbol of protection if not actual protection these days.





                      Oh, and it's a COMPUTER DRAWING ON A SCREEN. Sheesh.
                      Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                      No one will be denied:
                      Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                      We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                      But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                      Are rollin' in their graves
                      While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Adam View Post
                        G. I. Joe pointing his .45ACP at every passer-by is threatening, too.


                        Fighter escorts are still used as an honor. While JSF-type aircraft have lessened the need for escorts these days, they originally stood for keeping aircraft safe, a symbol of protection if not actual protection these days.





                        Oh, and it's a COMPUTER DRAWING ON A SCREEN. Sheesh.
                        I suppose if they're escorting him through enemy airspace, that would be protective. But when they escort aircraft through US airspace, it's because they might have a need to shoot it down.
                        Last edited by Norm dePlume; Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 2:08 PM.
                        Enjoy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                          I suppose if they're escorting him through enemy airspace, that would be protective. But when they escort aircraft through US airspace, it's because they might have a need to shoot it down.
                          You're arguing for the sake of arguing, but just to prove that there's more than one reason for military aircraft in the air, do you think that when fighters escort Air Force One, they intend to shoot it down?


                          Not that any of this matters. You're just making an asinine argument for the sake of creating an argument. You're actually arguing that there's something somehow threatening about a computer-animated fighter airplane on a computer monitor.

                          That's not even to mention that the aircraft in question is A SLEIGH CARRYING A FAT MAN IN A RED SUIT POWERED BY REINDEER, ONE OF WHICH HAS A NOSE THAT ILLUMINATES THE SKY LIKE FUCKING LANDING LIGHTS.


                          But let's all worry about whether or not a CGI military aircraft is a threat.

                          Holy shit.
                          Bask in the warmth of the Deep South
                          No one will be denied:
                          Big law suits and bathroom toots;
                          We're all getting Dixie-fried.
                          But somewhere Hank and Lefty
                          Are rollin' in their graves
                          While kudzu vines grow over signs that read "Jesus Saves."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Adam View Post
                            You're arguing for the sake of arguing ...
                            I don't know about him, but I am.
                            "There are four lights!"

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Norm dePlume View Post
                              I suppose if they're escorting him through enemy airspace, that would be protective. But when they escort aircraft through US airspace, it's because they might have a need to shoot it down.
                              Run that by the pilots of Air Force One
                              Robert Francis O'Rourke, Democrat, White guy, spent ~78 million to defeat, Ted Cruz, Republican immigrant Dark guy …
                              and lost …
                              But the Republicans are racist.

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