"I am disappointed in the way the Congress compiled this legislation, including abandoning the goal I set early this year to reduce the number and cost of earmarks by half," the president said in a statement. "Instead, the Congress dropped into the bill nearly 9,800 earmarks that total more than $10 billion. These projects are not funded through a merit-based process and provide a vehicle for wasteful government spending."
Do lecture us about wasteful government spending Mister President!
A history of presidential primaries 1912-1964 (CQ)
Hillary writes a post for the Glamour blog Glamocracy. The magazine has asked all of the presidential candidates to write a post. John McCain is next! I can't wait for sweater advice! Hopefully his wife Cindy will intervene. I have a special place in my heart for Cindy and her former pill-popping ways. (Glamocracy)
Speaking of- is your doctor an addict? (365 Gay)
Hooray! Beavers invade Scotland! (Guardian)
Worms infect more poor Americans than thought. (Reuters)
Britain in secret talks with the Taliban. Don't tell BUSH! (Telegraph)
The rest of the world embraces cheap Chinese goods. (IHT)
The Doctor Who Christmas Special ratings soared. (Syfy Portal)
Dubai is creating a $1.1 billion robotic "Jurassic Park" called Restless Planet.
Christmas cards from Heaven. (Yahoo)
Huckabee is cavorting with slave auctionin' and Jesus lovin' Rev. John Hagee. Good times in store for America! (Radar)
Freshmen House Democratic Representatives assert their independence. (WP) That includes my homo-hating Dem Rep. Heath Shuler. Let's all give Rahm Emanuel a congratulatory slap on the ass for his recruitment.
Fidel Castro, who alluded earlier to retirement, proclaims himself healthy for next month's "election." ELECTIONS? Isn't that quaint? I didn't realize those still existed. (BBC)
Are the Cheneys role models for gay acceptance? (HUFF PO)