Boxing Day Round Up

Here are a few noteworthy items for consideration on this day after Christmas.

It’s Who You Know: President Obama has nominated Kevin McNulty to the U.S. District court in New Jersey. McNulty just happens to be married to Fran, sister of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Wonder if there is any connection there, hmm?

A Day That Will Live in Infamy: Really? That’s what campaign director for Newt Gingrich compares his disqualification from the Virginia primary ballot to. Yes, “Newt and I agree the analogy is December 1941,” Michael Knull writes. Did I miss something? How many died in this fiasco?

Is This the Beginning: The China Daily says “China’s biggest provincial borrowers are deferring payments on their loans just two months after the country’s regulator said some local government companies would be allowed to do so… Hunan Provincial Expressway Construction Group is delaying payment on 3.11 billion yuan in interest, documents governing the securities show this month.” And they’re not alone. China’s second largest debtor is doing the same thing, as are two others among the 11 largest debtors. Doesn’t sound like China’s economy is as solid as they say.

What’s Next, Burkas?: The Orlando Sentinel reports that CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) has succeeded in getting the Department of Defense to allow students to wear an Islamic head scarf (hijab) or a turban to participate in Jr. ROTC. CAIR wrote to Defense chief Leon Panetta who OK’d it after CAIR objected when a student at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn., was forced to transfer out because she wanted to wear a hijab while marching in the September Homecoming Parade.

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