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2010…

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Looking back on a collection  of things from the year.  The Christian Science Monitor gives us the  top political quotes.   Or peruse the 50 funniest headlines, with a hat tip to Jonah Goldberg at The Corner, who also gives a saucy language warning.

Aaron Goldstein has compiled the  worst of Obama for the year.  Mary Katharine Ham has a list of   the top 10 United Nations moments.   This was the worst year  for bank failures since 1992.

Michelle Malkin calls it a  big nannies year.   Fred Schwarz has penned a  poem to commemorate the important political events,  and Jane Chastain gives us  some good,  bad,  and ugly.

Paul Chesser tells us  why he likes FOX’s  8 botched environmental forecasts.   Andrea Billups says the year  started with a bang,  but ended with a whimper.

Max Boot  nominates Colman McCarthy’s hysterical anti-military screed for the worst column of the year,  and I can’t disagree,  though I find Ezra Klein’s  whining about the Constitution being confusing because it’s so old runs a very close second.

Finish with a Wall Street Journal  piece on the year when voters saw the left’s unvarnished agenda and said NO.

Snowflakes…

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CalTech puts a  specialized microscope to look at snowflakes  —  most unusual and quite beautiful.

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December 31, 2010 at 8:27 am

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Another kind of blizzard…

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Michael Ramirez shows  us another sort of blizzard which is even more dangerous.

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December 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm

Not teaching…

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This sort of case helps give teachers’ unions a bad name.

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December 30, 2010 at 8:18 am

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Kudzu lessons…

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If you live in the South,  or if you have traveled its byways,  you will have seen the vine from Hell gobbling up houses,  railroad cars and whatever lies in its path.   Joseph Haas uses it to demonstrate the hazards of government involvement in anything.

IBD reports on the  legions of bureaucrats who insure government’s incompetence.

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December 29, 2010 at 11:04 pm

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Income inequality…

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Joseph Lawler  points us to an  interesting Mickey Kaus piece about the effect of illegal immigration on the workers at the bottom.   As anyone who has actually thought about it could tell you,   it’s those workers who lose out to illegal ones,  so the Democrats’ claims about caring so deeply for the folks on the low end of the scale are lies.

The most important thing for Democratic leadership is to acquire more potential votes in order to regain and retain power.  Destroy the economy and the nation?   Mere collateral damage,  you fools who keep voting for them.  They would rather preside over disaster  and decline than give way.  We would all do well to remember that in the coming days.

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December 29, 2010 at 8:53 am

Unintelligent intelligence…

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Homeland Security Sec. Napolitano defending Director of National Intelligence James Clapper  for  being unaware of the London terror arrests doesn’t surprise me,  but it does give me heartburn.   Did it not occur to anyone in Clapper’s chain of command to at least make inquiries?

Her claim that we were  “in perfect connectivity”  with the Brits  sounds like  self-serving theater,  not information,  but that’s all I’ve come to expect from His Oneness  —  just a show,  no substance.

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December 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Gitmo teachings…

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Among the first presidential acts of His Oneness was an executive order  closing Gitmo.  The act highlighted his arrogance and his assumption that he was so smart he could overcome any obstacles.   What has been revealed is that the Bush Administration came up with the only solution available to a very complicated problem.

The WikiLeaks document dump has shown us that the administration has bribed and bullied other nations to take detainees,  a far cry from the everyone-will-love-us-again foreign policy Obama boasted of engineering.

As for the whining about how Gitmo is a recruitment tool for terrorists,  well His Oneness and other progressives made it so,  didn’t they?    How like them all to blame someone else for the problem they created.   It all leads to what Abe Greenwald humorously calls the Great  Obama Discombobulation.

I hope Rusty Weiss is correct in believing His Oneness will be but  a footnote in presidential history,  but he still has two years in which to damage the nation further,  and I do not underestimate the amount of havoc he and his fellow progressives can create.

After all,  the old Gray Lady is printing Obama-worshiping drivel from historian Robert Dalleck   — how can you be by yourself and with your family at the same time?   Even worse,  22% of those polled most admired His Oneness,  making him the most admired man for the second year running.   Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman for the ninth straight year,  meaning more than a few Americans think power is far more important than ethics, morality or good works.

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December 28, 2010 at 8:57 am

What corruption?

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The Washington Post  suddenly notices that Congress critters hold  fundraisers and take big checks while formulating legislation which may affect the donors.  Gee,  can you imagine that such donations would have any effect on said legislation?

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December 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Speaking of storms…

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It’s sunny and clear here today,  with little wind,  and it has broken  40 degrees so my heat pump can reach maximum efficiency.  Elsewhere it is miserable.   I mean,  you know it’s really bad when UPS stops shipping packages!!

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December 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

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