Friday, December 21, 2012

Formula for the shortest day of the year

There was a huge double-rainbow in the western sky just as the sun came up today.  How lucky can that be? And the rain didn't fall all night long as predicted, leaving open a short window for ... you guessed it ... more winter weeding.  The winter garden here is a small patch -- eight 75 foot rows -- and the deadly grip those nasty weeds have on it is increasingly perilous.
Seems to me Congress needs to do a little weeding, too. There are some nasty weeds in that group that are smothering the good works of many. These weeds, it is apparent, are far more interested in seeing President Obama fail than they are in seeing America succeed. These are dangerous weeds that have fallen under the spell of the once feisty but now corporate bought and paid for Tea Party. Today, the shortest day of the year, is a great day for Speaker Boehner to make a dramatic move: cut a deal with the Democrats in the House and bring along enough of his fractured party to pass it and send it to the Senate. Then, like winter gardens everywhere, the die will be cast for a bountiful spring. And I'm guessing he and his Grand Ole Party will find a little gold at the end of that rainbow, too.

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