As much as I would love to sink my teeth in to the issues of the day and talk politics, I'm not sure that I am capable of doing so. There are workers on my roof, and I have reached the point at which I am no longer certain whether the excessive noise is confined to said roof or actually inside my skull...
But as long as I'm here:
Kudos to John Boehner for sticking to his guns thus far and demanding that the Senate come back to do the job they were elected to do. If the senators held any other job in America they would be fired for such conduct - leaving for a paid vacation before the project at hand was finished. It's kind of reminiscent of the Wisconsin lawmakers who fled to other states to avoid a vote they didn't like, only this time they have "Christmas with the family" to make their retreat a little more palatable to the populace. Also, begrudged congratulations to the mainstream media for doing such a good job snowing the general public that people are still blaming the Tea Party at large for the budget standoffs in Congress.
In other news:
Last night my son asked me what abortion was. Since he is only nine and I didn't want to get graphic, I simply said that abortion is when a doctor helps a woman who doesn't want to be pregnant to not be pregnant anymore. He immediately started to cry and asked, "But Mom, do the babies die?" "Yes, Son. Yes they do." A nine-year-old gets it. Why do we have to explain this to grown adults?
And please, for the love of God, can someone shake up the GOP primary field???
(Good gracious, it's loud in here.)