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The Permanent Offense Brigade Objects To Norad Tracking Santa

Kill-joys in a tizzy because military jets escort Santa's Sleigh!

Sarah Hoyt


December 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

Or more accurately, they object to military jets escorting Santa’s Sleigh because “military=bad.”

The Chicks On The Right are on the beat for us . (Read the whole thing!)

In response to this commercial:

the left’s brigade of joyless anti-militarists are saying the following:

The Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood said the video brings violence and militarism to a beloved tradition. Others had similar criticism. Blogs and Twitter lit up with volleys from both sides.

Josh Golin, the coalition’s associate director, reiterated his criticism in an interview with The Associated Press — but he called the brouhaha “a media-manufactured controversy.” The coalition hadn’t known about the fighter jet video until reporters called, he said. “Nobody in my organization was out there protesting,” he said.

Except the jets are Canadian and unarmed.

We suggest that the Boston-based Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood and their allied brigade of scolds-bothered-by-other-people-having-fun take a powder, or they risk their face freezing like this:

Outraged cat is outraged!

Outraged cat is outraged!

Sarah Hoyt lives in Colorado with her husband, two sons and too many cats. She has published Darkship Thieves and 16 other novels, and over 100 short stories. Writing non-fiction is a new, daunting endeavor. For more on Sarah and samples of her writing, look around at Sarah A. or check out her writing and life blog at According to

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" Canadian and unarmed"

Isn't that a bit redundant?

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Its a new video. Back when I was a kid [had just chased the wooly mammoths out of Denver] they showed a black and white video on TV every Christmas Eve of NORAD tracking and escorting Santa to the US. This video is an upgrade, which is good because every plane, radar, etc. they showed is long gone.

Origin of the story is slightly wrong in the comments at the link. The accidental call to NORAD on the "Santa Line" mistakenly published by the department store was not a Red Line. It was to a regular phone line, and it was before they built the complex inside the mountain and it was in leased space in downtown Colorado Springs. When the kid realize that instead of Santa, he was talking to the Air Force, he asked if they were protecting him. They said yes, and the idea took off.

These glittering jewels of Leftist idiocy did not grow up during the Cold War. They have never done "duck and cover" drills or expected to be bombed in their homes and schools. Or had the experience of looking up at fighter jets overhead and feeling the satisfaction at recognizing them and knowing, "They're ours.".

To my generation, the Armed Forces were our protectors, and the idea that they would be protecting Santa was comforting to kids.

Subotai Bahadur
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