HotAir Daily Express 12/27/2012

Piers Morgan: Hey, let’s amend the Bible
12/27/2012 9:01:06 AM  Ed Morrissey
And not just the Bible, but Piers Morgan wants to amend the Constitution, too. It’s a darn good thing that the CNN host needed work badly enough to emigrate to a place that he finds so disagreeable.  What did we ever do without him? I have no

Poll: OOTY Prelims, 2nd-chance Flight
12/27/2012 8:01:10 AM  Ed Morrissey
Ever see a poll where the second-most popular option nearly carries the day, but then is forgotten?  (Other than that one in November, of course.)  As is traditional with the OOTYs, we’re giving some of these nearly-successful Obamateurisms of the

Quotes of the day
12/26/2012 9:01:42 PM  Allahpundit
Fifty-eight percent of Americans now say they favor stricter gun laws, up from 43% in October 2011. And the American public, which favored enforcing existing gun laws over passing new ones by a 60%-35% in 2011, now is split on the issue, with 46%

Hey, let’s elect a new Speaker from outside the House
12/26/2012 7:31:37 PM  Allahpundit
Ed’s headline in the Greenroom for this piece (written by the co-author of “The Republicans Are the Problem”) tells you all you need to know about what an unserious bit of trolling it is, but I’m oddly comforted to see it show up

Video: Retailers desperate for “second season” boost
12/26/2012 6:01:25 PM  Ed Morrissey
After experiencing the smallest year-on-year increase in Christmas season sales since 2008, retailers need a boost this week in post-holiday shopping to redeem their bottom lines. Spending increased over 2011 holiday sales, according to SpendingPulse,

CNN: Reid hunting for Senate (and House) votes for Obama’s fiscal cliff bill; Update: U.S. to hit debt ceiling on Monday, says Geithner
12/26/2012 4:30:42 PM  Allahpundit
If you’re wondering what the House’s Plan C might be, stop wondering. According to Boehner’s conference call this afternoon, America’s in Harry Reid’s hands now: House GOP ldrshp says its waiting on the Senate on

Affleck: Thanks, but no thanks
12/26/2012 3:01:28 PM  Ed Morrissey
Democrats in Massachusetts found a lump of coal in their special-election stocking on Christmas Eve this year.  There had been some speculation that Ben Affleck might jump into the race to replace John Kerry, now the official nominee to replace Hillary

D.C. police warned “Meet the Press” in advance that they couldn’t use a high-capacity magazine; Update: Or did they?
12/26/2012 1:31:52 PM  Allahpundit
So says William Jacobson and he’s got the official confirmations to prove it. Yesterday this was a story about how onerous gun regs could trip up even an unwitting, innocent reporter. Now it’s a story about media self-regard: Officer Aziz

Charts of the day: Gun violence in America declining over last 20 years
12/26/2012 12:01:25 PM  Ed Morrissey
I’ll apologize in advance for not recalling who sent me the links to the National Institute of Justice and Bureau of Justice Statistics, both official government sites for crime-related data.  Both have information which should be considered in the

Benghazi penalties “bogus,” officials returning to work?
12/26/2012 10:31:08 AM  Ed Morrissey
Via Drudge, it looks like accountability for the four deaths of Americans in Benghazi turned out to be temporary.  The New York Post has learned that the four State Department officials that supposedly resigned after the Accountability Review Board