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September 22, 2014

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Governor orders airspace cleared for arrival of Santa’s sleigh

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval issued an executive order today allowing Santa Claus to talk on his cell phone while driving his sleigh and ordering the governor’s cabinet to assist in the delivery of packages to Nevada children.

The Nevada National Guard will clear the airspace over the state for a sleigh, eight reindeer and its driver, and the Department of Public Safety will ensure safe passage for "a plump figure dressed all in fur."

A supply of coal will be provided by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, just in case. (Hear that, children?)

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  1. Sandoval is behind the times. Santa's sleigh needs snow and most of the country has no snow yet, so here in the Midwest, he's doing his rounds in a flotilla of Escalades!! With sunroofs and high tech navigation equipment!

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    I also noticed this time of year seems to bring out the rudeness in people - from people driving like fools to pushing, shoving and downright bitchiness in the lines at the stores - both grocery and retail. Let me not forget the occasional fights over parking spaces.

    I start work at 8:00 am and since most stores opened at 7:00am, I was able to shop for what I needed in an organized and peaceful fashion over a couple of weeks. I would have rather walked on hot coals or lay naked on the roof of my car in 115 degree Las Vegas temps then attempt to go into Walmart at 5:00 pm!!!

  3. Ok...since my last comment seems to have been considered "irrelevant"...I will stay on topic. I think the Governor needs to stop issuing decrees like this and focus on his job. To those of us suffering from the economy, this declaration is neither "cute" nor "nice".