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Cliff notes…

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Is there a deal?   I’m with Quin Hillyer,  and much more oddly,  Chris  Cillizza at  the WaPo  — a bad deal just  isn’t worth it.   Our Preener in Chief,  as Yuval Levin so aptly titles Obama,  has already promised to blame Republicans for going over the cliff,  but he is going to blame them for whatever shortcomings he thinks the gullible press and public will buy,  so there’s scant downside to standing up for a principle or two.

The Left  is already having hysterics at the thought that anyone with income of a quarter million may escape higher  taxes,  but silently cheering the thought that the military,  having already been cut $500 billion,  will be cut even more severely.   Besides,  the draft of the new U.S.  Army manual  will pretty much render it useless as a fighting force in Muslim areas,  and kill its moral standards permanently.

Whatever the deal is,  it will be some version of kicking the can a short distance down the road.   Perhaps most of us will be reduced to the life of a  real Mrs. Bilbo  Baggins.   Oh, wait — local planning commissions would never allow such a thing,  would they?

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December 31, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Far, far away…

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Andrew Malcolm introduces us to  another galaxy  which is very, very far away,  so our travels home won’t seem so onerous.   Doesn’t NASA give us the prettiest photographs?

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December 31, 2012 at 9:24 am

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Blind and wonderful…

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Next time you think you have it bad,  try being   a blind dog   in wintertime Alaska.   Would you fare as well as Abby?

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December 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm

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A gun would have saved her…

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But she either wasn’t bold enough to ask the judge to help her get one,  or she had not been able to get one,  so her ex-husband killed her,  just as she  told the court  he would.   I am mystified as to why the article doesn’t even address the issue.

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December 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

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Calculation errors…

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Yogi Love manages to poke fun at both the Mayan apocalypse hysteria and the economic view of His Oneness in a single political cartoon.

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December 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm

A raise?

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Why in hell does His Oneness imagine anybody in the  federal government  deserves a raise?  The man’s arrogance and sense of entitlement know no bounds.

 

UPDATE:   The House  has proposed a bill  to undo the Executive Order His Oneness executed.

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December 29, 2012 at 9:46 am

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Spuds rule!

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Your better Wi-Fi connection on many Boeing planes owes its improvement to  the lowly potato.

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December 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm

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Klugman and Durning, R.I.P.

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Jack Klugman was not only  an accomplished  actor,  he portrayed a character which  set the stage  for  the modern depiction of of the autopsy suite.

Charles Durning became an  actor by  accident,  but he also acquitted himself quite admirably as a soldier.

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December 28, 2012 at 11:55 pm

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Invisible animals…

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Even if you have 20.20 vision,  you’ll be hard pressed to find  these camouflaged  animals.

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December 28, 2012 at 10:07 am

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Low water revelations…

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We complain about floods and droughts,  but droughts affecting  a large waterway   afford us some unique opportunities for historical study.

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December 27, 2012 at 11:53 pm

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