Bits of Tid: December 27, 2009

  • Dear wannabe spammers: No, I do not want to see Miley Cyrus sans clothing.
  • It's the third day of Christmas! Where are my French hens? Where are my turtle doves? Where is my partridge in a pear tree? Mr. President, you promised me all of this! I am this close to never voting for another Democrat ever again! {/snark}
  • From an email - Ten Signs Your Kids Don't Like Their Christmas Presents:
    10. There's something half-hearted about the way they say, "Oh wow -- Q- Tips".
    9. They spend Christmas morning making up games involving wrapping paper.
    8. They hire a Gambino family hit man to break Santa's kneecaps.
    7. You see them trying to shove everything back up the chimney.
    6. Spelled out in Legos on the front lawn are the words "You're Cheap!!!".
    5. Moments after they unwrap gifts, you see them for sale on E-Bay.
    4. Your son simply refuses to understand why you couldn't get him two hours alone with Cindy Crawford.
    3. They cite your gifts as a major factor in their decision to convert to Islam.
    2. You wake up and find the head of Elmo in your bed.
    1. They ask, "Where'd you buy this stuff -- Crap `R' Us?"
  • I hope Jonathan Chait is right:
    The Republicans eschewed a halfway compromise and put all their chips on an all or nothing campaign to defeat health care and Obama's presidency. It was an audacious gamble. They lost. In the end, they'll walk away with nothing. The Republicans may gain some more seats in 2010 by their total obstruction, but the substantive policy defeat they've been dealt will last for decades.
  • Pete Hoekstra says what happened the other day near the Detroit Airport was a terrorist attack. Even though he wasn't briefed on it, and even though the attempt cannot be described as anything but an epic fail. I'm guessing Hoekstra wants us to see this as an attack that happened under Obama - with all the bad that is supposed to represent - and forget what happened during Bush's first year in office.

    More on conservative attempts at exploitation here.

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