Pharyngula: Atheists for Christmas in Texas.
OregonLive: Father and son right-wing terrorists convicted in December 2008 bank bombing trial.
The Reality-Based Community: The tax deal, three dimensional chess and the real enemy.
Economix: How stimulating is the tax cut-jobless benefits deal?
Wonkette: Christine O'Donnell says extending unemployment benefits "is a tragedy" – just like Pearl Harbor.
Pro MN Politics: Failed Minnesota GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer can return to waging a war on waitresses. Meanwhile, Michele Bachman continues her war on reason.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "You are now looking at a fool for Christ. This is a fool for Christ." (Michele Bachmann).
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbr AT perrspectives DOT com.