HO, HO, HO: The Crucified, Death’s Head Santa

 

Christmas will never be the same again.

Loudoun County, Virginia, residents, some of them anyway, are up in arms over the appearance of a “Claustumed” skeleton with his arm casually draped over a wooden cross on the grounds of their County Courthouse.

There’s been “hell to pay” with charges that it is an attack on Christianity and spirituality, generally.  In fact, this rather grisly icon of Christmas Past has been the subject of repeated attempts to deface or remove it.

Amidst all the indignation about a skull, a cross and some bones, Claus himself has reacted with his legendary aplomb to the suggestion of  his early demise.

An elf speaking off-the-record cautiously revealed that Claus had got quite a ho, ho, ho out of the notion that he would ever be that svelte, even in death.

As to the purported rationale for the work, that it was a visual representation of the over-commercialization of Christmas, Claus mused that he “…Had seen it all before…  You folks want your gods but you also want your gifts–now, which is it?”

And of the use of the cross and the implications thereof, he said, with that priceless twinkle in his eye,  that he would have much preferred a manger as it would have offered a place to rest.

Then, shushing the chattering elves, he ambled back to work.

 

Sources: Washington Post, off-the-record elf and the Big Guy, himself.

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Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
Thanks for once again dragging in all the extraneous nonsense but this is all very simple. Harold Schaitberger attempted to recruit a candidate who has (at least) 20 members serving as volunteer chiefs in just one jurisdiction. That's extraordinary and it flies in the face of protecting the rights of brother and sister firefighters or…
2015-02-28 04:13:01
Chris Sullivan
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
In the meantime...Eric Lamar still does not engage in meaningful conversation nor can he refute any of the comments here...Its obvious that you have a history with the IAFF President and maybe its warranted..however, because you do not like the man..don't bad mouth his choice for the 4th District President.....coming from a right to work…
2015-02-28 02:57:12
Eric Lamar
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
No relationship with any of the candidates, announced or unannounced or previously thrown to the wayside. Feel better?
2015-02-27 16:21:16
Richard Peterson
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
"By the way, it is my experience that people do not share posts they don’t agree with and 1,180 have shared this one in a little over 24 hours." We all know that statement is BS. People share posts all the time on subjects they don't agree with...it starts dialogue and that can make for…
2015-02-27 12:21:01
Sam
IAFF Ethics: Harold, Ed and the Silent Picket Line
So I guess the right person is you? It's funny reading the posts and you saying it's not personal towards Ed Smith but then you badh him saying he doesn't have what it takes to build a strong 4th district. Your department you retired from has a boat load of two hatters as well, but…
2015-02-27 08:21:41
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