New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez received much criticism regarding his recent comment comparing his Republican colleagues to  terrorists. The comment became the butt of many jokes, but many people  tried to figure out why he would  say something so stupidly nasty on national TV. 

“Do you allow yourself to be held hostage and get something done for the sake of getting something done, when in fact it might be perverse in its ultimate results?” Menendez said, when asked whether he and other Democrats would compromise with Republicans. “It’s almost like the question of do you negotiate with terrorists.”

Could it be that the Senator was working so hard that he was just a little tired an cranky? That’s what I thought until today.  Today the 56-year-old  Senator again embarrassed himself in public with a letter to Santa Claus, not in a vehicle directed toward kinds, but in the Huffington Post.  Not only did he send “Santa” a letter, but he invited him to move to New Jersey because the North Pole was melting.  I hate to break it to you Senator, but there is no Santa Clause as an adult you should know that. The other thing is that notion of the the North Pole melting is as real as Santa.

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I am no psychiatrist but it sounds as if the Senator has incurred some damage to his brain  possibly via a leak of brain fluid. Either that or the Stupid fairy has moved into his house.

   December 23, 2010

Dear Santa Claus,

I am writing out of concern, because you may have to move from the North Pole due to the dramatic melting of Arctic sea ice. The Navy’s chief oceanographer says that by the summer of 2020 the North Pole may not have summer ice and other scientists project that an ice-free Arctic is possible as soon as 2012!

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that polar ice is melting because of greenhouse gas pollution and I am working hard to reduce these emissions. But there is probably nothing we can do in time to save the North Pole. I am worried about your safety and your ability to deliver billions of Christmas gifts if the ice cap on the North Pole no longer stays frozen all year. What will happen to your house, your workshop, the elves’ houses and your reindeer barns?

I want you to know that if you want to relocate to the beautiful state of New Jersey, I would be proud to assist you. But given the climate you are accustomed to, I will understand if you would like to relocate to the South Pole. Just be sure not to move to the Antarctic Peninsula or West Antarctic ice sheet, areas that are also experiencing rapid ice melt.

Please know that I will work to mobilize the U.S. federal government to assist when you relocate. I am sure we can both agree that on a warming planet, we need to do all we can to save Christmas.
Robert Menendez
U.S. Senator

 Maybe the should do a little reading. Here is some proof showing that the Ice Caps are doing just fine. The latest reports show that the Antarctic Ice is growing  and the latest reports from the ice stations in Greenland show that everything was pretty cool there also. (pun intended).  As far as there not being a real Santa Claus, well the Senator will have to take my word for it.