Daily Links, January 5th

    Canadian Caller’s Sobering Tale Of Surgery Delays – The Radio Equalizer (audio) h/t Hot Air During yesterday’s satellite radio program, libtalker Rosie O’Donnell wondered out loud just how beneficial universal health care could be when it results in a seven-to-nine year wait for beneficial surgery. DeMint: “Federal Government Has To Do Less, Not More” – Jason Mattera, Human Events “You almost have to laugh that | Read More »

    Daily Links, January 4

    Here’s what one second of national debt looks like – Andrew Malcolm Here’s why we mention June 1. On that day the national debt was “only” $13 trillion. It’s 214 days from June 1 through last Friday, Dec. 31. That’s 5,136 hours or 308,160 minutes or 18,489,600 seconds. In those seven short months the national debt increased by $1,000,000,000,000. That works out to be a | Read More »

    Greening Up Santa’s Sleigh

    Via Red County, the below video ponders what will happen when the California Air Resources Board finds out about Santa: . Of course, it won’t really matter anyway. He’ll be banned before he hits the first chimney. Santa is clearly using toys to entice children to consume unhealthy items like candy canes and hot chocolate and joy. And if there’s one thing California’s meddling democrat | Read More »

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    ‘Twas The Lame Duck Before Christmas

    A little Christmas satire that didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped. But I already typed it out and everything so … Consider this an open thread. A Lame Duck Christmas ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when scared like a mouse, A lame duck was stirring, Both in Senate and House. November elections, still hung in the air (though most of the Democrats just | Read More »

    Daily Links, December 16th

    Senator Coburn Lists Every Bit of Pork In New Omnibus Spending Bill – Ace of Spades HQ It’s a pet theory of mine that if a culture supports a particular kind of corruption, wars on corruption are the wrong way to go, because the culture doesn’t support it, and will undermine it at every turn. Sue Your Way to Responsible Parenting! – Slublog, Hot Air | Read More »

    Daily Links, December 14th

    Ethanol Idiocy Will Not Die – Rich Lowry, New York Post (via RealClearPolitics) When Al Gore drops an environmental fad, it has truly reached its expiration date. In his wisdom, the Goracle recently acknowledged what almost all disinterested observers concluded long ago: Ethanol is a fraud. It has no environmental benefits, and harmful side effects. The subsidies that support its use are an object lesson | Read More »

    Ramirez On Debt Commission

    From Michael Ramirez at Investor’s Business Daily: h/t Ed Morrissey, in this excellent article.

    Daily Links, December 7th

    Chart of the … year – Ed Morrissey, Hot Air I’d call this the Chart of the Year, for a couple of reasons. It demonstrates the folly of the Obama administration’s insistence that we have been experiencing a recovery and any sort of significant growth in job creation. After hitting the nadir of job losses relative to our peak inter-recession employment, we have essentially flatlined | Read More »

    Daily Links, December 6th

    WikiLeaks Cables: Barack Obama is a Bigger Danger – John Bolton, Guardian WikiLeaks has yet again flooded the internet with thousands of classified American documents, this time state department cables. More troubling than WikiLeaks’ latest revelation of US secrets, however, is the Obama administration’s weak, wrong-headed and erratic response. Unfortunately, the administration has acted consistently with its demonstrated unwillingness to assert and defend US interests | Read More »

    Hot Air Tour Cancun Live Webcast

    Click here to watch. Live now! The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 16) will meet in Cancun, Mexico from November 29 – December 10 2010; and Americans for Prosperity is taking our Hot Air Tour there to meet them. International bureaucrats are heading down to the COP meeting in Cancun for a series of conferences aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions; transferring wealth and | Read More »

    Open Thread: Hallelujah!

    . h/t Victoria Jackson. For those without video, it’s a Christmas flash mob, and it’s pretty awesome. OPEN THREAD

    Daily Links, November 30th

    “Scientists get cells to switch types/tasks directly, thus avoiding the whole inefficient/costly/not very fruitful embryonic stem cell nonsense/rabbit hole.” – Ace of Spades HQ I’ve always been fairly confident actual science would eventually render all the political/moral/religious theater surrounding the embryonic stem cell kerfluffle obsolete. Whack WikiLeaks – William Kristol But all of this still leaves us looking like a pitiful, helpless giant—albeit a pitiful, | Read More »

    The Climate Conference Echo Chamber

    Phelim McAleer is a journalist. In his capacity as a journalist, he is a skeptic. The role of skeptic – the one who asks the questions, the one who demands answers – is generally a lauded role in modern society. At least .. as long as there’s a Republican on the hot seat. But in climate circles, they have another word, a pejorative term, for | Read More »

    Open Thread: Pat Sajak on Twitter

    In the video above, Pat Sajak’s twitter “process” is revealed, in all its hipness. Via @PatSajak, of course. OPEN THREAD

    Daily Links, Nov 29th

    The Times, Then and Now – Powerline The New York Times is participating in the dissemination of the stolen State Department cables that have been made available to it in one way or another via WikiLeaks. My friend Steve Hayward recalls that only last year the New York Times ostentatiously declined to publish or post any of the Climategate emails because they had been illegally | Read More »