A Few More Retro Santa Claus and Holiday Posters

These posters/cards are high quality photos, but they are of genuine old paper graphics so the colors and noise issues are to be expected. To me it makes them more authentic looking then ones that are overly doctored in Photoshop.

Santa and Chimney

Santa Claus checking his list circa 1950s. This would have been more a template for a mass produced greeting card then a poster. The sender could write a short message on the list, i.e. something like “Hope you get everything you wish for.”

Children setting a trap for Santa 1950s. As I understand the rules about being naughty or nice, if they has succeeded they would have been sorely disappointed at the consequences.

Yule Tree and small town circa 1950s.

Santa Claus Sleigh and Reindeer

According to the poem  “A Visit from St. Nicholas” , also known as “The Night Before Christmas” or “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, Santa’s reindeer are named,

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and call’d them by name:
“Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer, and Vixen!
“On, Comet! On, Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!

Coca Cola Santa Claus 1954


Veteran Jon Soltz asks, What Color Is The Sky In Palin’s World?

I never thought Sarah Palin could say something that would leave me totally speechless, but this time, she’s done it. Reports Politico:

Former Alaska GOP Gov. Sarah Palin on Monday accused President Barack Obama of not acknowledging the sacrifices made by the men and women in the U.S. military.

“There’s been a lack of acknowledgment by our president in understanding what it is that the American military provides in terms of, obviously, the safety, the security of our country,” Palin said during an interview with Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren. “I want him to acknowledge the sacrifices that these individual men and women — our sons, our daughters, our moms, our dads, our brothers and sisters — are providing this country to keep us safe.”

Hasn’t acknowledged their sacrifices? Seriously? What’s this look like?

[   ]….The president ended the Stop Loss policy, which involuntarily extended troops in theater past their commitment — one of the most offensive policies to troops who made incredible sacrifice(s).

[   ]….This president also ordered his Pentagon to re-prioritize their funding requests, to move away from high-end, unneeded weapons systems, and towards on-the-ground equipment that our troops in the field right now desperately need. One of those big ticket items, funding for more F-22s, was finally ended under the Obama administration, while funding for more desperately needed on the ground Mine Resistant Ambush Vehicles (MRAPs) was increased. Who opposed ending F-22 funding? Palin’s party.

President Obama at Dover Air Force Base

Both as a Senator and in less then a full year as president, Obama has been very supportive of actve duty military and veterans. President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 22, 2009 – a blog post written by Iraq veteran Tammy Duckworth.

President Obama also  introduced, S. 713, the Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act( passed into law) Obama Steps Up To The Plate

Obama introduced, S. 713, the Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act, legislation written to “ensure dignity in care for members of the Armed Forces recovering from injuries,” which has been referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee for review.
Obama’s legislation would fix conditions at outpatient VA residence facilities by setting higher standards — such as stipulations that recovering soldiers’ rooms will be as good or better as the best standard rooms for active-duty troops — and increasing administration accountability. The bill also provides for expedited repair of maintenance problems in the facilities and, as Obama put it last week, “zero tolerance for pest infestations.”

President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act

At this link – Bush Threatens Veto Over Troop Pay Raise, Military Widow Benefits – there is a photo of Bush is one of his many plastic photo ops with the troops in which he smiles to their face as he and his administraion stabbed the military and vets in the back. And let’s never forget that Palin’s conservative “common sense” party did to returning wounded at Walter-Reed, Soldiers Face Neglect, Frustration At Army’s Top Medical Facility