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Christmas books: The Dangerous Book for Boys
Good streaming Christmas music via FBC radio . It's not mall music.
Not being an economist, I always have to look up the exact definition of rent-seeking
A nation of Watanabes. My view? There is no such thing as predatory lenders. There is such thing as greedy, predatory, amoral borrowers and risk-takers on the bank's nickel.
Sometimes Ace gets serious and, when he does, he says wise things. As in this piece (which is not really about Palin). h/t, Villainous. One quote:
...politics is not about Simon Pure purity on questions. They are advancing the idea that politics is about coalition-building, doing what is necessary to attract 51% to your flag, and that those they consider too hardcore about conservative principles are doing the party a disservice by elevating philosophical integrity and ideological coherence above the vagueries and punts often necessary to negotiate a rough consensus.
An outrage indeed. The re-do of the Sunmaid girl. They made her less ethnic, and no longer a field worker.
I have heard many views on this: House Republicans Seek Reprieve For Navy SEALs. I tend to think it's like those cases where they arrest a 6 year-old girl for having a butter knife in her lunchbox.
NSFW: Obama's Safe Schools Czar. This creep would have been arrested if he came by my elementary schoool.
Is California the Dems' model for growth?
Via Pethokoukis, The chart that keeps the WH econ team up at night: