Saturday, December 17, 2011

Good morning to you all.  We have light snow but I don't think we will get much and it won't stay long.  The weather people say we should get a couple more episodes over the week but not enough to give us a white Christmas.  Kuma went out a couple of times but wasn't happy with that white stuff.

I saw this on one of the news broadcasts last night and, much as I would like to be more 'environmentally' sensitive on this, I am glad they rescinded the government's ban on incandescent light bulbs.  The compact florescent bulbs are more of a pain to dispose of, is more environmentally hazardous when not disposed of properly, and don't give as much light.  As I have gotten older I find that I need better light to read and do needlework and the cf bulbs simply aren't adequate.

David Kaiser at History Unfolding has some very well targeted remarks about the Republicans and about our current lack of a functioning government.  I especially like the parallel Kaiser draws between the Repthuglican debates and a 'Maoist party' confessional/purge.  I agree that the absence of workable government thanks to intransigent party ideology but even worse is that so many of our legislators seem to think that the absence of workable government is a good thing.

I found this blog by way of Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By.  I will have to visit occasionally and I love the term coined to describe our current political morass: assholocracy.

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

I can't see by cf light either -- they don't work with my implants.

Thanks for the great links!!!!