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(Twitter)   The Trump administration planned to give Santa Claus performers early access to a coronavirus vaccine in exchange for their participation in a $250 million PSA. (Paywall, unfortunately)   (twitter.com) divider line
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2020-10-25 4:33:30 PM  
Aren't Santas by and large good-hearted human beings? You'd have to be, wouldn't you? Though upon googling it I guess they start at about $30 an hour, it would still be a tough job if you didn't genuinely want to make children happy.

They'd probably appear in a PSA for free because they want people to live. Typical of rotten people to think everyone is as rotten as they are and would be jockeying to do the job to save themselves.
 
2020-10-25 4:38:45 PM  
Tiny Tim - Santa Claus Has Got the AIDS this Year
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/ I guess somebody has to update this then
 
2020-10-25 4:40:12 PM  
This is viral marketing for the new Mel Gibson movie? Because you can't convince me that this is the plan of an intelligent, adult human being.
 
2020-10-25 4:41:21 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Well hell.  Bribing Santa Claus isn't even on my bingo card.


It was on my bingo card, but every square except Free Space says Russia.
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2020-10-25 4:42:12 PM  

Raoul Eaton: Well hell.  Bribing Santa Claus isn't even on my bingo card.


NO QUID PRO HO HO HO?
 
2020-10-25 4:43:34 PM  
There. Is. No. Vaccine.
 
2020-10-25 4:43:55 PM  
Wonder how many billions of taxpayer money he's wasting trying to get re-elected?
 
2020-10-25 4:44:34 PM  
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2020-10-25 4:46:48 PM  
Trump won the war on Christmas by getting more on Christmas.
 
2020-10-25 4:47:08 PM  
A Christmas Message about SATAN CLAUS!
Youtube WMrC56CwiNo
 
2020-10-25 4:47:41 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Raoul Eaton: Well hell.  Bribing Santa Claus isn't even on my bingo card.

It was on my bingo card, but every square except Free Space says Russia.
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Дед Матрос.
 
2020-10-25 4:48:30 PM  
Oh man that's too bad it fell through. Maybe they could peddle the idea to a bunch of Zwarte Piet cosplayers. It's more on-brand for Trump anyhow. Why not?
 
2020-10-25 4:49:03 PM  
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2020-10-25 4:49:23 PM  
So the liberal was on Christmas continues.  Jesus and his twelve elves will laugh as you socialists burn in hell.
 
2020-10-25 4:52:17 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: Oh sure! Let Burgermiester Trumpenburger and the She-Grinch dictate the terms of Christmas!


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2020-10-25 4:56:17 PM  
"The deal was the brainchild of the official, Michael Caputo, an HHS assistant secretary, who took a 60-day medical leave last month. "

Caputo was completely bonkers insane. Probably still is if anyone can find him.
 
2020-10-25 4:59:15 PM  

hardinparamedic: This is viral marketing for the new Mel Gibson movie? Because you can't convince me that this is the plan of an intelligent, adult human being.


I'm thinking this is a more of a Kirk Cameron "Saving Christmas" type thing. These idiots in the Trump campaign cannot help but construe everything in the context of a divisive cultural or religious war which is overwhelmingly fiction.
"Donald Trump saves Christmas" is their actual messaging which they assume will win over easily played white suburbanite housewives scared out of their minds of illusory threats. It's an insidious insulting tactic that will not work and they should return to their caves for even attempting it.
 
2020-10-25 5:01:47 PM  

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I've tried so hard to see which SEPTA bus route he is on but have always failed. LOL
 
2020-10-25 5:15:13 PM  
Is this about those Santa guys that brawl on the streets of Manhattan or something?

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2020-10-25 5:22:47 PM  
$1 someone is typing up a script where the vaccine turns Trumpers, Mall Santa and the elves into CHUDs, resulting in a holiday-themed version of '80s cult Chopping Mall (aka Killbots) with zombies instead of robots.

Of course, a failing Sears-ish outlet could throw in their lot with some crazy DARPA/Elon Musk shiat for perceived financial turnaround that really just adds more lolz and carnage to the plot -- "Hey, let's defend ourselves with these cool looking robots at the Beers store!"

Someone get Rob Zombie to look into this, please
 
2020-10-25 5:23:21 PM  

thorpe: "The deal was the brainchild of the official, Michael Caputo, an HHS assistant secretary, who took a 60-day medical leave last month. "

Caputo was completely bonkers insane. Probably still is if anyone can find him.


Didn't he disappear after posting a video about shadows in his apartment stalking him?
 
2020-10-25 5:32:22 PM  
Santa delivering presents to the WH.
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2020-10-25 5:42:29 PM  

Farkenhostile: "As part of the plan, a top Trump administration official wanted the Santa performers to promote the benefits of a Covid-19 vaccination and, in exchange, offered them early vaccine access ahead of the general public, according to audio recordings. Those who perform as Mrs. Claus and elves also would have been included."

Who else has he been giving this offer to and for what? You know it didn't start with santa clause performers.

So even if a vaccine comes out more people have to die because they are in line behind whoever he made deals with.


republican donors, his WH makeup artist, his WH staff, the military/security, his employees at trump resorts, underage prostitutes near his resorts, trump voters, then the rest of us can buy vaccines from the thieving hospital staff at a steep markup.

In that order
 
2020-10-25 5:47:08 PM  
You never try to cheat Santa out of his cut.

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2020-10-25 6:09:55 PM  

Conthan: thorpe: "The deal was the brainchild of the official, Michael Caputo, an HHS assistant secretary, who took a 60-day medical leave last month. "

Caputo was completely bonkers insane. Probably still is if anyone can find him.

Didn't he disappear after posting a video about shadows in his apartment stalking him?


Don't know about that but he is apparantly very ill Wasn't he the guy who used to be on Andersen 360 to explain the inexplicable Trump stuff before he got his short lived government sinecure? Used to wonder why Anderson Cooper always thanked him so profusely at the end and emphasised that he would never have a problem having him on the show. Guess we know now what all that was about.
 
2020-10-25 6:11:18 PM  
Performers? Wtf? Are they saying they aren't Santa? Why is Trump waging this war on Christmas?
 
2020-10-25 6:17:07 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: common sense is an oxymoron: Ric Erwin, chairman of the Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas, called the news "extremely disappointing," adding: "This was our greatest hope for Christmas 2020, and now it looks like it won't happen."

You'd think that the head of FORBS would be a smarter businessman.


I read that quote twice, yet still wondered wtf.
 
2020-10-25 6:24:35 PM  

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Best of luck to Caputo's tumor.
 
2020-10-25 6:27:54 PM  
I had no idea Santa performers had this kind of pull in Washington. Citizens United runs deep.
 
2020-10-25 6:59:14 PM  

roddikinsathome: urging minorities to participate in Covid-19 clinical trials.


Uhm... why just minorities?

Not racist. Not racist. You're the racist.
 
2020-10-25 7:25:41 PM  

Spartapuss: Raoul Eaton: Well hell.  Bribing Santa Claus isn't even on my bingo card.

NO QUID PRO HO HO HO?


Came in to post this, but it appears that you're two hours more clever than I.

/Which Christmas movie villain is Donald Trump most like?
//not a joke, I'm seriously wondering now
///Live action, animated or fever-dream
 
2020-10-25 7:26:06 PM  
Leave it to repubs to politicize Santa.
 
2020-10-25 7:50:50 PM  

brainlordmesomorph: thealgorerhythm: Ho Ho Ho, it's time I told you the truth about Trump's vaccine boys and girls ... it's as mythical as I am.

Trump* saying we would all be vacinated by election day was total BS, but please don't cast aspersions on the actual vaccine that they are working on and we might have (or know about) by December...and still be distributing into 2022.


I'm not. And it ain't gonna be ready in December. Too many complications, and I guarantee you Trump will fark it up somehow before the end of the year.
 
2020-10-25 8:35:29 PM  

skinink: Does Santa even have anything to do with the religious aspect of  "Christmas", or is he just some pagan image?

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Oh! I need to get me some "happy holidays" masks! Trigger some smooth brains.
 
2020-10-26 12:31:14 AM  
Who're really actually surprised by this?  It's not satire, it's verbatim the kind of bullshiat he peddled on The Apprentice.
 
2020-10-26 11:08:07 AM  

The Reverend Sam Hill: [YouTube video: A Christmas Message about SATAN CLAUS!]


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