Archive for December 25th, 2008

December 25, 2008

Video: Christmas, 6:30 a.m.

With six kids, ages 6 to 19, Christmas morning is an exciting occasion, especially when the boys get Nerf Blasters.

December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

(BTW, I’ll be continually bumping this to the top through Christmas.)

UPDATE: Environmentalists say Christmas lights are bad for the planet? Peace on Earth — and to hell with environmentalists! Muslims erect anti-Christmas banners in Nazareth? Peace on Earth, etc.!

We seem to be aswarm with Grinches this year . . .

UPDATE II: Some holiday cheer:

(H/T: Astute Bloggers.)

UPDATE III: Silent Kwaanza?

UPDATE IV: Merry Jewish Christmas!

UPDATE V: Kwaanza greetings from . . . Ann Coulter?

December 25, 2008

Dept. of It Won’t Work

Obama’s job-creation scheme doesn’t function as basic arithmetic:

There are currently about 10 million unemployed workers in the U.S. . . . “If we write a check for $75,000 to each of the unemployed, we won’t have anyone ‘unemployed,'” said former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill. . . . The Obama administration’s goal of creating 3 million new jobs by January 2011 will run smack into “the natural demographic flow, which will add 3.2 million people to the workforce” in the same time period, O’Neill said. In effect, “we are going to spend $750 billion, the number of unemployed will rise and the (unemployment) rate will go down slightly.” O’Neill did the math so you don’t have to. Each job “will cost $250,000, which doesn’t suggest much labor intensity for the dollars spent,” he said. “It makes me wonder if any of the planners or commentators are good at arithmetic.”

Repeat after me: It won’t work.

(Cross-posted at AmSpecBlog.)