Monday, January 3rd, 2011 at 1:12 pm
A longer list this time. I took a vacation from blogging during — if you’ll forgive the expression — Christmas vacation, and this video comes out. Nina Totenberg apologizes for using the term "Christmas party". Is this really a taboo among liberals? Or are liberals in the press really this out of touch with the rest of America?
Here are six good reasons why embryonic stem cells will never make it out of the lab and into the bodies of sick people. But money will still pour into it because, hey, it’s money!
Palestinians fired a Qassam rocket at a kindergarten, hurting one teen passing by. I didn’t watch much news over vacation, but I’m sure this was all over it. Right? I mean, it would have been if Israel had done it, so I’m just supposing.
It’s amazing how stark the double standards are regarding leaks. Julian Assange didn’t mind dumping data that is life-or-death to some of our Afghani informers, but hated it when leaks about his own legal troubles came out. Really? And there are other news reporter groups that hate it when they get leaked.
Iran is shipping missiles to Venezuela. Hey Hollywood, this is just fine, right? (Chavez blames all the failures of socialism on others, and so this paranoia is bound to give him cause to use such weapons. So, no, it’s not al right.)
No, the polar bear is not endangered. So says the Obama administration. Really. And Bruce McQuain notes that, really, endangered status is more about power than it is about the environment.
The (Democrat-controlled) Congress blocked the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the US. I guess Obama has no one to blame for this other than … Bush.
Twenty years ago, and continuing as recently as 2009, it was predicted that global warming would bring much milder winters with less snow because of the temperatures. Ski slopes would be barren and snow would vanish from places as far north as Scotland. Now, however, they’re saying that all that snow we got, even in the deep south, is because of global warming. The link has a good round-up of weather vs predictions.
More power to this guy, who quit his job, got some legal education, and started suing e-mail spammers.
Why do atheists whine about not being invited to a prayer event? Hey, you don’t like an inauguration that includes a prayer service? Go out and win an election, and run your inauguration any way you want.