We cut our own Christmas tree and make a day of it.
Below are a few pictures I thought were fun. I especially like the hawk as Christmas Tree Topper.
ROGER KIMBALL on Charlie Hebdo and the “but”-heads….
35 minutes ago
...sometimes a story emerges that requires outright condemnation. On this occasion, the condemnation goes to the British Government. The government - our government, supposedly representing you and me in its interaction with people abroad - wants to label goods as coming from the Jewish settlements in the West Bank, so as to help consumers boycott them.
And the limits Jack in the Box and other big retailers set for certain bacteria in their burgers are up to 10 times more stringent than what the USDA sets for school beef.
To reinforce the point that the defunding is only temporary attorney Peter Leary states that “[t]ellingly, three of the four full-year Fiscal Year 2010 Appropriations Acts that have been enacted since the CR went into effect contain no provisions foreclosing plaintiffs from applying for or receiving federal grants.” The message is clear, Obama’s Justice Department will defend the actions of Congress to defund ACORN so long as they are only temporary and the free-flowing access to federal funds is restored soon.
This brief may be music to the ears of Representative Jerrold Nadler. If you recall he’s been fighting the ban and advising ACORN’s attorney on the issue. While DOJ has not gone so far as to agree with ACORN, it has eviscerated the intent and substance of the ban on funding.
It’s time for Congress to permanently defund this corrupt organization. Congress must protect the taxpayers and ensure that no more federal funds are not subject to waste, fraud or abuse by ACORN.