Monday, December 26, 2011

Cruising the Web

A belated Merry Christmas to all my readers! I hope you're having a lovely time with your friends and family. I am.

Here's a nice story following Stephen Curry as he went back to school at Davidson during the lockout. He's planning on writing his senior thesis on NBA players and tattoos.

See the winner of the worst Christmas sweater contest. It's a good choice.

How convenient: the Romney charity foundation he set up started donating to conservative groups just as he started exploring a run for the presidency.

Of all the things to criticize Mitt Romney for, his laughing at the Chevy Volt is not one of them. The only way that people can be encouraged to buy the car is with massive government subsidies. And the average income of a Volt purchaser is $170,000. So why are taxpayers subsidizing their car purchases? Mitt's right: it is an idea whose time has not come.

In suggestions for naming the Romney campaign bus, I vote for the RomBus. I like math jokes.

The Washington Post analyzes Newt's conversion to Catholicism thus following in a distasteful trend of examining Republican candidates' religion; a subject that the media was much less interested in exploring for Barack Obama at a similar point in the race in 2007. But there is one tidbit I hadn't known: he asked his second wife, Marianne, for a divorce just eight months after she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The contrast with Mitt Romney is telling.