December 22, 2008

Tuesday, December 23 (Updated)



  • Ann Coulter declares Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year [With good reasons, not least of which is that Palin's hot]
    Democrats may have a fleet of women politicians, but they don’t have a deep bench of attractive ones. You don’t even think of most Democratic woman as women: Rosa Delauro, Nita Lowey, Patty Murray, Janet Napolitano -- and the list goes on. Oh, sure, there are the odd female Democrat sex kittens -- your Janet Renos, your Donna Shalalas -- but they're the exception to the rule.

  • Because we are human, we are stupid. It's time to admit We Have No Idea How Climates Work - Maggie's Farm

  • To Heat Man - Socialist Sweden figures out how to use you even after you're dead: Homes in the Swedish town of Halmstad, the hometown of soccer star and former men's underwear model Freddie Ljungberg, will soon be using excess heat from the town's crematorium to stay warm each winter. -BLDGBLOG

  • Because "Ebony" and "Ivory" were taken: "Barack Obama — codenamed Renegade — and Michelle Obama — codenamed Renaissance — accepted the [Secret Service] codenames they were given." - Washington Post Becomes a Fair Newspaper

  • REQUIRED LISTENING: Shirley Temple, I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.

  • French Tickler Screws the New York Times. [If Times publisher Pinch Sulzberger wasn't so over-used, he would have felt it.]

  • Adventures in the skin trade @ Jaded Haven.
    "Irony ran rich in Houston back in the late seventies. I could drink myself under the table at most nightclubs in town and out earn a school teacher in one easy weekend, but I couldn't register for school or rent an apartment without an adult signature. I wasn't allowed to work at respectable McDonalds or Macy's, thank goodness, but I could strip in outlaw nightclubs. "

  • The Generator to Have If You're Having Only One: Cool Tools: Generac Guardian Automatic Standby Generator

  • Israel: Gaza Closer To Doomsday


  • It's not the "Obama" that gets you. It's the "Biden." 2008 Mug Shots Of The Year @ The Smoking Gun. Out of thousands, TSG presents the 20 best booking photos. VIA Moonbattery.

  • The Real National Debt
    "Right now, you are carrying a burden of about $184,000. That is each and every American’s share of the US government’s approximated $56.4 trillion in current obligations. And every year in which no down payments or reforms are made to these obligations, the total grows by $2 trillion to $3 trillion – or $6,600 to $10,000 per person – on autopilot."

  • Good question: “Why would I put anything on the Web?” asked Dan Jacobson, the publisher and owner of TriCityNews.... There are six columnists in addition to the full-time staff, and they write with a mix of attitude and reporting that Mr. Jacobson describes as a “plog,” a blog on paper. -The Media Equation - A New Jersey Newspaper Shuns the Web, and Thrives

  • Joe Biden: Just the man for a diminished vice presidency.

  • Democratic despotism “extends its arms over society as a whole [and] covers its surface with a network of small, complicated, painstaking, uniform rules through which the most original minds and the most vigorous souls cannot clear a way to surpass the crowd.” -- Freedom imperilled - The New Criterion

  • Power Line - Swedish "Youths" Riot "Those European "youths" are at it again, this time in Sweden. That's how the BBC identifies them: "Swedish city hit by youth riots." [Well, as long as we're now all clear on the fact that "youths" means "Muslim Assholes" what's the problem?]

  • Oprah Porn According to Slate Magazine "About half the Oprah-watching mothers either leaked milk into nursing pads or nursed their babies following the viewing...."

  • Darwinism in action: "Man has evolved so as not to believe in Darwinism. Those who believe anyway are imploding demographically, demonstrating at least a Darwinian unfittedness of survival. Those who find Darwinism comical are thriving." -- BrothersJudd

    Round trip with Endeavour - The Big Picture - Here is a look at one full cycle for one space shuttle, starting with the landing of Endeavour from its previous mission (STS-123) on March 26th, and ending with its return to Florida 9 months (and 6.6 million miles) later, after mission STS-126. (31 Photos)

    Posted by Vanderleun at December 22, 2008 4:13 PM
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  • Comments:


    "It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

    This displays next to the dominatrix She-Santa. Is there supposed to be some sort of sexual implication?

    Posted by: Bob Sykes at December 23, 2008 5:10 AM

    """""""Sweden figures out how to use you even after you're dead: Homes in the Swedish town of Halmstad, . . . . . will soon be using excess heat from the town's crematorium to stay warm""""""

    When they run out of bodies, will they replenish with Swedish politicians and bureaucrats?

    Posted by: Roderick Reilly at December 23, 2008 10:36 AM

    Enjoy the Space Shuttle while you can: The fleet is well past it's lifespan and there is no follow-on.

    There is no follow-on to the Space Shuttle. There won't be one during Obama's term(s). He has already signalled that he will cut NASA.

    It's over:

    Posted by: Gray at December 23, 2008 11:37 AM