Time for another roundup of posts from the far-flung Tim Blair commonwealth.
1) Starting with our blogfather, himself. Tim opens this post with the following hilarious preamble: “If there were such a thing as a speech-capable squirrel, and if you could imprint every known Marxist text upon that squirrel’s brain, and then if you set the squirrel on fire, it might sound something like Guy Rundle.” Then we get a quote from one of Rundle’s inscrutable Marxist cogitations, of which this is just a taste: “Since the act of self-describing is rhetorical anyway, its only criteria of judgment is whether it gets some sort of effect – or whether it instead rushes to get a dividend from a process of getting people to think otherwise what, at this stage, needs to be more concrete and particular, albeit not fragmented and ungrounded in postmodern fashion.”
It’s like the proverbial experiment featuring a monkey and a typewriter (first draft).
2) The Empiricist summarizes the response of the Cli-Fi true believers to the email scandal, which pretty much boils down to the “I’m rubber and you’re glue” defense.
3) Andrea Harris rips Time magazine into teeny tiny pieces.
4) El Campeador points out one of the more obnoxious – and unconstitutional (I hope) – provisions of the Senate health care bill.
5) Kae discovers someone who thinks that Santa Claus sets a bad example.
6) I’ve never heard of anybody dying from global warming, but Boy on a Bike has the lowdown on people dying from the deep freeze.
7) TimT works on Christmas logistics.
8) Miss Red discovers a noteworthy web site.
9) Richard McEnroe brings us Achmed the dead terrorist, and a slight twist on a Christmas classic.