The Watering Hole, Wednesday, December 24, 2014: Obama Delays Christmas

Santa Camel

Faux Gnus has found a new way to attack President Obama, this time blaming him for delaying Christmas. According to Faux, lifting the embargo on Cuba will delay Christmas by several days this year.

Bill O’Lielee, of the O’Lielee Factor, picked up the banner. “By lifting the embargo on Cuba, well, Santa, you know, Santa stuck by the embargo these 50 years. So now the big guy has 50 years’ worth of Christmas presents to deliver.” Bill-O remarked. “Now, mind you, that just because they’re Communist, that doesn’t mean the little boys and girls of Cuba didn’t deserve Christmas presents from Santa all these years. But he couldn’t deliver them, because, you know, Santa is one guy who follows the rules, unlike President Obama.”

“Then, too,” O’Lielee continued, “he’s got a lot of coal to deliver down there. I mean, 50 years’ worth of coal for one of the naughtiest regimes on the planet. In fact, I believe Cuba is going to get so much coal from the North Pole, that if there is anything to this global warming, and personally I believe it is nothing but a big hoax perpetrated by a bunch of tree huggers, but if there is anything to it, Cuba may be responsible for cooking the planet up a few degrees with all the carbon they’ll have to burn.”

“Getting back to my main point, Obama’s ill-thought out plan to lift the embargo right before Christmas is going to delay this national holiday by at least a week, ’cause it’s going to take Santa that long to deliver his 50 year backlog of toys and coal to all those Cubans down there, the nice ones, and the naughty ones.

“So, boys and girls, when you wake up Christmas Morning and there’s nothing under the tree from Santa Claus this year, blame Obama. I know I will.

“This is Bill O’Lielee, for the O’Lielee Factor. Next up, Sarah Palin says she can see the North Pole from her house.”

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18 thoughts on “The Watering Hole, Wednesday, December 24, 2014: Obama Delays Christmas

    • I posted a lengthy article on this earlier (at Plum Line?) that I thought made a very good case that it was not NK. Of particular interest is that the earliest emails from the hacker(s) never mentioned Korea or that stupid movie.

  1. I hope everyone’s Christmas is nice and quiet — unless you want it otherwise. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m off to Portland for a couple nights, but I’ll be back Friday.

    Fair warning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Talking point for an extended family holiday dinner:

    Vacation days at this point in 2nd term:
    George W. Bush: 405
    Reagan: 390
    Clinton: 174
    Obama: 161

  3. Merry Christmas to all. Jane and I will be picking up my mother and going to my sister’s for Christmas. Unfortunately, we have to bring her back.๐Ÿ™‚

    Eventually she’s going to be my sister’s problem. I expect that she’ll reach a point, if not physically then mentally, where she can’t be left to live on her own anymore. So she can’t stay in my house again because nobody’s home all day. So she may have to move in with my sister some day. We’ll see how it goes.

  4. Merry Christmas!

    Star Tribune, December 19, 2014

    Federal judge rules gray wolf hunt illegal, places animal back on endangered species list
    By Matt McKinney and Tom Kennedy

    Returning the wolf to โ€œendangeredโ€ status ends three years of hunting in the region.

    A federal judge on Friday placed the gray wolf back on the endangered species list, a measure that put an immediate stop to wolf hunts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

    Itโ€™s the fourth time in the last 10 years that courts have intervened in favor of gray wolf protection, and this time it overturns a 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision that opened the way for hunting wolves in the Great Lakes region for the first time in 40 years.

    โ€œIn the short time since federal protections have been removed, trophy hunters and trappers have killed more than 1,500 Great Lakes wolves under hostile state management programs that encourage dramatic reductions in wolf populations,โ€ said Jonathan Lovvorn, senior vice president and chief counsel for animal protection litigation at the Humane Society of the United States.

    The group sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year over wolf protections.

  5. The PlayStation Network is currently offline, according to the PlayStation support website.

    Somebody must have opened their presents early.๐Ÿ˜€

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