Archive for December 2010
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.
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.
CalTech puts a specialized microscope to look at snowflakes — most unusual and quite beautiful.
Michael Ramirez shows us another sort of blizzard which is even more dangerous.
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.
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.
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.