Dear Readers: I am reminded that today, Dec. 23rd, is Festivus. So I wanted to take this opportunity to interject a little humor into an otherwise challenging season, and hope everyone enjoys the aluminum pole (which you can actually buy HERE), the feats of strength, and the airing of the grievances (and I have a few this year). I also hope there is a Festivus Miracle or two.
I wanted to share the news that two of my favorite conservative pundits, the Anchoress and Tammy Bruce, have been nominated as Grande Conservative Diva. I have been blessed by their assistance this year, in helping promote the activities of our citizens action group — the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition. I hope you have a chance to vote.
I can only aspire to be such a diva. However, all is not lost. This year, Pelosi designated me a Handmaiden of Big Oil. I will certainly spend my 2010 fighting eco-tyranny and repealing California’s version of Cap-and-Trade (AB-32). Maybe next year I can be deemed a high priestess of Big Oil!
One of our other favorite pundits, Professor Athena, passes on her good wishes to fellow citizen activists. She and I had a rare disagreement yesterday — she thought that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s agreement for an early vote on healthcare reform was sensible. I, on the other hand, thought he weakly caved in. I have come to conclude she is right. This, from Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey — McConnell’s takeaways for an earlier Christmas Eve vote.
Basically, McConnell conducted a tactical retreat on one symbolic front that won’t affect the trajectory of the bill at all, while advancing on a couple of symbolic and substantive fronts later. That deal may or may not be worth it — frankly, it seems like a big win to me, but your mileage may vary — but it wasn’t just an agreement to get a few more hours of vacation for both sides.
I wanted to update everyone about another of our favorite conservative divas, Lipstick Underground. In a scheduling change, Sarah Bond will be appearing tonight on the Fox Business Network — and that is awesome. She has a golden voice and is so beautiful; I am sure that the Fox networks will be clamoring for more as we work diligently in 2010 to roll-back some of this big government inanity. I hope to be able to upload the video once it is available.
I would like to conclude by wishing the following Temple of Mut capitalist heroes an exceptionally miraculous Festivus and a great holiday season.
and last, but not least, the incredible INSTAPUNDIT!
UPDATE: It looks like there is a media story uncovering a blatant Obama deception — OUR FIRST FESTIVUS MIRACLE!