CriticalMASS Top 10 Reads of the Week – December 9, 2011

If Mark Steyn wrote ten columns per week, this would be the CriticalMASS Top 10 Steyn columns of the week…

The Terrorists Have Won – Mark Steyn [NRO, The Corner Blog]


Yesterday, we learned that the crack operatives of the TSA had prevented a teenage girl from boarding her flight to Jacksonville because her handbag has a gun design on the front of it. But don’t worry, after she’d been put through the wringer, SouthWest were able to get her on a later flight to Orlando, a mere 300-mile round-trip detour for her distraught mother and, in the scheme of things, a relatively modest transfer of man-hours from the productive class to the great sucking statist behemoth.

Today brings the news that, fresh from that triumph, TSA agents decided to strip-search an 85-year old, 4′11″, 110-pound grandmother in a wheelchair…

Fast and Furious keeps getting worse.

Fast & Furious Lies – Michael Walsh [New York Post]


It was all a lie. The angry denials, the high dudgeon, the how-dare-you accuse-us bleating emanating from Eric Holder’s Justice Department these last nine months.

Operation Fast and Furious – the “botched” gun-tracking program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – did, in fact, deliberately allow some 2,000 high-powered weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartel agents and then waltzed across the border and into the Mexican drug wars – just as Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa, who are leading the congressional investigations, have charged all along…

READ THE REST of these columns, plus:

WaPo and Noonan on Newt;

Rothenberg on what OWS might mean to the Ds;

Kinsley on the President’s class warfare;

An incredibly disturbing piece by Ethan Gutmann on Chinese organ harvesting;

a must see video on the Tax the Rich mentality;

and The Funniest Thing I Saw This Week

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