Hot Air’s top 50 posts in 2015: 11-20

posted at 4:01 pm on December 31, 2015 by Ed Morrissey

We’ve cracked the Top Twenty in our countdown of the most-read Hot Air posts, and we’re also cracking the six-figure mark in page views over the past year. We’ve got sex videos (kind of), racial profiling, another lesson on the evils of Christianity from Professor Obama, and the man who managed to talk himself out of a cushy prime-time gig as America’s Newsman.

Get ready for the acerbic flashbacks:

Tomorrow, we’ll be back with the Top Ten most read posts in 2015 as we look forward to 2016. We’ll have news from not one, not two, but three Hollywood celebrities, revisit a moment of tragedy for the Salem team, two terror attacks, and find that the gun debate turned out to be one of the hottest topics in 2016.

Update: Quick edit to eliminate a redundancy on #12.

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OTY: So funny.

Magicjava on December 31, 2015 at 4:06 PM

#19

plutorocks on December 31, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Polls: Fiorina even with Trump in presidential race at 22% among debate watchers, Carson leads Trump in Michigan by two

Good times.

Tlaloc on December 31, 2015 at 4:21 PM

I’m not allowed to go out and get drunk tonight (today on the other hand)…. Tlaloc on the other hand has no restriction on the same sex sexual favors he is allowed to perform. Life is cruel…

oscarwilde on December 31, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Brian williams cleaning a septic tank????

Indiana Jim on December 31, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Heck, I figured #1 – #50 would be ‘Trump is going down — this time he went too far!’.

hillbillyjim on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

MeanWhile:

Hillary Clinton email controversy
17m
US State Department releases new batch of former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s emails
Read more on state.gov
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Virtual Reading Room Documents Search Results

https://foia.state.gov/Search/Results.aspx?collection=Clinton_Email

canopfor on December 31, 2015 at 4:41 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Happy New Year, DC.

Best of good fortune to you in the new year.

Solaratov on December 31, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Well, were heading out soon,
so,

**************** HAPPY NEW YEAR H/A *************************:)

Pardy Hardy my friends:0

canopfor on December 31, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

We didn’t want to impose our culture on you and were waiting for Feb 8 in our calendar before saying it.

cptacek on December 31, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Happy New Year, DC.

Best of good fortune to you in the new year.

Solaratov on December 31, 2015 at 4:42 PM

Thank you. May you have a wonderful 2016!

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Good times.

Tlaloc on December 31, 2015 at 4:21 PM

…you got lubricants…for Christmas?

JugEarsButtHurt on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

…Happy Moon Pie!

JugEarsButtHurt on December 31, 2015 at 5:12 PM

We didn’t want to impose our culture on you and were waiting for Feb 8 in our calendar before saying it.

cptacek on December 31, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Not a problem. We’re very accepting of alien culture here :)

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Hello?!? This is ‘Murica, baby! And us egocentric, xenophobic, mouth-breathing rednecks know the universe revolves around us and frankly don’t give a crap about anyone or anything else!

/// :)

That said … Happy New Year, DC!!! Hope it’s going well so far!

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Best regards for a more prosperous 2016 for one & all…

“Ask not what your T.E.A. Party can do for you,
Ask what you can do for your T.E.A. Party!

DeepWheat on December 31, 2015 at 5:17 PM

We didn’t want to impose our culture on you and were waiting for Feb 8 in our calendar before saying it.

cptacek on December 31, 2015 at 5:02 PM

Hey – DC – Can we start early with the Red Monkey Year? My forecast is actually decent for the first time in years …

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:18 PM

2015 : The year HA’s bias became completely and hopelessly obvious, and also the year its commenters became unhinged.

Scotty J on December 31, 2015 at 5:22 PM

…you got lubricants…for Christmas?

JugEarsButtHurt on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM

The wife and I had a very nice Christmas, thank you.

Tlaloc on December 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Bah, Oz had you beat.

Happy belated 4713 or 4712 or 4652!

Happy New Year DC.

HonestLib on December 31, 2015 at 5:26 PM

The wife and I had a very nice Christmas, thank you.

Tlaloc on December 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM

And good wishes to you and your family in the coming year.

HonestLib on December 31, 2015 at 5:27 PM

Life is cruel…

oscarwilde on December 31, 2015 at 4:28 PM

Hey, no biting the pillow jokes till next year.

HonestLib on December 31, 2015 at 5:29 PM

That said … Happy New Year, DC!!! Hope it’s going well so far!

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Happy New Year to you smokeyblonde!

Also 新年快乐 and 明けましておめでとうございます :)

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Fight against Islamic State militants
1m
Rochester, NY, mayor says New Year’s Eve fireworks canceled after arrest in terror plot; says no specific or credible information on additional threat – @DandC
Read more on democratandchronicle.com
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Rochester D and C [email protected] 5m5 minutes ago

Fireworks are cancelled tonight to free up 30 officers for extra deployment across #ROC WATCH the announcement https://www.facebook.com/DemocratandChronicle/videos/vb.65299040658/10153671591580659/?type=2&theater

https://twitter.com/DandC

canopfor on December 31, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Bah, Oz had you beat.

Happy belated 4713 or 4712 or 4652!

Happy New Year DC.

HonestLib on December 31, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Australia is a part of China! ;)

Happy New Year HL :D

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 5:38 PM

…you got lubricants…for Christmas?

JugEarsButtHurt on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM

The wife and I had a very nice Christmas, thank you.

Tlaloc on December 31, 2015 at 5:25 PM

I don’t care who you are – but that little exchange is damn funny! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, JugEarsButtHurt and Tlaloc!

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:51 PM

Many thanks DC! And in honor of your already being in the New Year, a little gift from the great Scotsman, Robert Burns’ Auld Lang Syne:

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

Chorus:
For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

And surely ye’ll be your pint stowp!
And surely I’ll be mine!
And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

Chorus

We twa hae run about the braes,
And pou’d the gowans fine;
But we’ve wander’d mony a weary fit,
Sin’ auld lang syne.

Chorus

We twa hae paidl’d in the burn,
Frae morning sun till dine;
But seas between us braid hae roar’d
Sin’ auld lang syne.

Chorus

And there’s a hand, my trusty fere!
And gie’s a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll tak a right gude-willie waught,
For auld lang syne.

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Hello!?! It’s been 2016 for quite a few hours now… Is anyone on HA going to notice anytime soon?
DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

If your country didn’t put a man on the moon it doesn’t matter.

ConstantineXI on December 31, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Tlaloc. “The wife”???? Never heard IT called that before…..

Indiana Jim on December 31, 2015 at 6:15 PM

You know what never makes the Hot Air Top 50 Posts? The Hot Air Top 50 posts.

Joseph K on December 31, 2015 at 6:52 PM

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2015 at 4:37 PM

Bah, Oz had you beat.

Happy belated 4713 or 4712 or 4652!

Happy New Year DC.

HonestLib on December 31, 2015 at 5:26 PM

Bah…. Its not new years until DarkCurrent gets shot out of a cannon… Its a Chinese tradition…

oscarwilde on December 31, 2015 at 8:26 PM

smokeyblonde on December 31, 2015 at 5:51 PM

…Happy New Year SB!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 1, 2016 at 12:52 AM

JugEarsButtHurt on December 31, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Heh….heh..heh.hahahahahahahahahaha……!!!!!
Good one, T/Y JEBH!

Iamaluckyone on January 1, 2016 at 10:28 AM

I would like all at HA to resolve to take the high road in 2016 when it comes to our fellow commentators. Let’s resolve to reduce the number of homophobic comments in this community. After all, many members in the non-heterosexual class refer to their partner as their “wife.”

Amirite, Tlaloc?

BigAlSouth on January 2, 2016 at 9:02 AM