1 OSAMA BIN 700 CLUB Christian evangelist Pat Robertson says Christians don’t have the moral fibre and zealotry of Islamic jihadists. And he says that’s a bad thing.(Slog)

2 OINK Remember how the Conservatives and Reform Party were against governmental patronage? Me neither. (Globe and Mail) The NDP now wants third-party management for the Conservative government (National Post). Considering Harper’s running Canada worse than the way the chief and council ran that northern Ontario reserve, it’s a legitimate request.

3 AMERICA-CENTRIC BLOG SAYS AMERICANS WRITE THE WORST CHRISTMAS SONG Some song called The Christmas has been nominated by Jezebel as the worst Christmas song ever. That’s because they refuse to recognize Canadian content.

4 AMERICA THE … WHATEVER In a recent public opinion poll, more people approved the concept of polygamy than the conduct of the United States Congress. (The Atlantic)

5 NOT YOUR MOM AND DAD’S COMIC STRIP, THAT’S FOR SURE Bil Keane, the guy who drew The Family Circus cartoons, died earlier this year. There are a few people who have had some fun with his portrayal of the nuclear family, ranging from the Pearls Before Swine comic strip (Osama Bin Laden hid from the U.S. authorities by trying to blend in with The Family Circus — June 27 to July 2, 2005) (GoComics) and, one of my favourites, where the philosophical musings of 19th century German existentialist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche are attached to random Family Circus panels. (The Nietzche Family Circus)

6 AS LONG AS CANADIANS KEEP ELECTING KNUCKLE DRAGGERS, WE’RE GOING TO KEEP HAVING THIS DEBATE One of Stephen Harper’s trained seals blows his master’s dog whistles – this time, over abortion. (Toronto Star)

YOUR MUSICAL MOMENT OF ZEN Just because I can, The Skydiggers with their rendition of Good King Wenceslaus