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Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010

Unhealthful prognosis: A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds public support of ObamaCare has sunk to a new low -- 43 percent. More Americans continue to strongly oppose it than strongly support it, 37 percent to 22 percent. Obviously people are seeing what's in this legislation -- and they don't like it.

Big chill: Predictions of a "mild winter" have been followed by early snowstorms and piercing cold that have blasted the East Coast, Midwest and South. Those forecasts "are the result of poorly understood atmospheric dynamics," The Christian Science Monitor reports. And, "Given our level of ignorance about what's going on, we don't want to compound that with a level of arrogance by saying we know what's going to happen in a month," says Wisconsin atmospheric scientist Jonathan Miller. Yet supposed climate changes 50 years from now are passed off as "settled science" by global-warming-mongers.

Arming the food police: Under the $4.5 billion Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed this week by President Obama, the federal government will have say over all foods sold on school grounds, in vending machines and at fundraisers, during the school day. Bake sales are allowed -- for now, grudgingly -- so long as they're "infrequent." Is it far-fetched to envision government's unrelenting overreach extending into the family kitchen?

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