Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our tax dollars at work!

Now here's a government program I don't mind supporting with my hard-earned taxes: NORAD's Santa Tracker.

As I write, Santa is all the way over on the far side of the International Date Line, making good progress in Southeast Asia.

It's certainly great to be using these sophisticated (and expensive) defense systems for something other than defense.

Merry Christmas, NORAD folks!


Jan said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Carolyn said...

I saw the NORAD Santa Tracker, too (thank you CNN). It reminded a bit of my dad, in the pre-high-tech days. Dad was an amateur radio operator. Every Christmas Eve, he and some fellow "hams" set up a Santa network. Each person reported in every 15 minutes or so to let us know where Santa was on his marathon sleigh ride. When the sleigh was approaching North America, it signaled our bedtime :-)