Good morning to you all on this Monday before Christmas. Goodness, how warm it is this morning--in the low 40s. I hope my friends in Colorado weathered the snow storm well. The weather people predict lower temps here and some snow, but not much. I finally got the winter wreaths on the doors Saturday. Looking at the fall wreath I figure I will have to do some refurbishing next year. The sun through the storm door does a job on some parts of it.
The main story on my Google start up page is the death of Kim Jong-Il. I won't link because you will find all kinds of stories on your own. I am not surprised. I remember the hullabaloo this last spring or summer when his son, Kim Jong-Un, made his appearance on their national scene apparently being groomed to succeed.
The House (read the Repthuglican bloc) are balking at the two-month extension of the payroll tax holiday. Of course, Boehner mouthed all of the idiot-fringe talking points with the obligatory homage to 'job creators' who need 'certainty.' Since the 'savings' from the tax holiday was limited to the workers, why 'job creators' would need 'certainty' on this score is a bit of a puzzlement.