Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve, Everyone.  It looks like we might make it to my sister's today after all.  The temperature is just below 40 degrees.  Talk about pneumonia weather!!  It looks as though travel will be slushy not frozen.  We Hope.

I think we might need a little weather related humor given how brutal the last couple of weeks have been.  Take a bit of a side trip to Rob Johnson's blog, Rob's World, for a way too cute cartoon.  It will provide a chuckle.

Susie Madrak focuses on an interesting problem associated with our economic downturn in her  post on Crooks and Liars this morning.  What happens when state courts don't have the money to operate?  Well, in New Hampshire they shut down for a month.  I remember a snippet on the news within the last month which quoted the newly elected Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor saying that she would try to find private donors to help fund their activities.  Even though County Board President Todd Stroger pushed through an increase in the county sales tax earlier this year he has been pushing for budget cuts across the board because the revenues haven't been anywhere near what they expected.  I wonder how many other states and counties will be following suit.

Well, if I am going to get dressed, eat some breakfast, and start getting dug out in time to get to my sister's I had best get moving.  Happy Christmas Eve, everyone.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

No snow here yesterday -- damn near fell on the ice, however. They're predicting a high of 52 which sounds good although I'd like a lil' sun as grey days depress me.