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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