Thursday, 10 March 2016

"Attorney General Loretta Lynch has 'considered taking legal action against Santa Claus deniers'"

From The Daily Mail:

The United States' top lawyer told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the Justice Department has 'discussed' the possibility of a civil lawsuit against parents who fail to tell their children that presents are delivered by a kindly old man from the North Pole.

She said any information her office has received has been sent to the FBI in a bid to build a case. Her comments came as she was questioned by Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island. He compared the Father Christmas deniers to parents who do not tell their children that the Easter Bunny brought their Easter eggs - the people the Clinton administration won a racketeering case against.

Whitehouse said: "The similarities between the mischief of Santa Claus deniers pretending that Christmas gifts are purchased by parents or other family members or those who pretend that they put the dollar bill under the pillow when a child loses a tooth or hid the Easter eggs in the yard has been remarked on widely, particularly by those who accept the evidence on where toys, dollar bills and Easter eggs really come from."

The US is also to hold talks with EU officials to raise their concerns about European claims that Father Christmas has his base in Lapland.


A K Haart said...

About time too - 97% of elfs say Santa is real and he knows where you live.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, I'm interested in what the 3% of non-believer elves have to say about this.