Hope the Christmas holiday found everyone in good spirits and much good times and good cheer was spent with family and friends.
Posting was light for a couple of reasons. First off, in respect for the season, I could not honestly rant about the massive amount of corruption, evil, and ill will that is taking place around the country, particularly in any area one might find “King Putt”. (I soooo like that particular handle for our Usurper-in-Chief, that I believe it will be used here as much as possible, until the that particular “Constitutional Republically Challenged” individual, and all his sycophants/butt buddies/and fellow travelers are either removed from office, or exit on their own.) Of course, there is the world at large, and all the same flavors of the above, to get spooled up about too. In any case, at least for the few weeks before, and a couple of days after, this was something I could not wrap my heart around.
Secondly, at least during the week leading up to Christmas, there was lots to do at work (we are, like most other retail establishments, very busy at this time of year) so more hours were spent there, than were before (and they were busy ones).
Finally, medical issues also reared their ugly little heads. What could have been a potential Christmas write off (as far as visiting family and friends), ended up, thanks to the efforts of not only some fine medical folks, but my sister as well, as a smooth medical procedure for my mother. She was in and out of the hospital in a few days, and was able to have her family over for Christmas, without missing much more than a beat.
(And for those of you who were not as fortunate, my thoughts go out to you, was there myself ten years ago…when dad passed on…may the coming New Year bring you peace of mind, body, and soul.)
So this bit of fluff on the net, was neglected.
But now, all bets are off.
Expect to see a new post in the next day or so. Between SOPA and PIPA we should have some interesting verbiage shortly. There is the ongoing GOP circus…err, primary, lots of potential there. We have a subset of the last one, here in my own Congressional District (the 16th, for those taking notes). It seems Illinois has shrunk a bit in population, between the last two census were taken.
So we have to have our Congressional Districts re-apportioned. What this means to me, is our current Congress critter, is now in a fight for his seat, against the Congress critter from the old 11th District. The “new kid” on the block, looks to be the one I will be tossing my vote toward. He is a tea party fav, and seems to be part of that new freshman class that is causing consternation on both sides of the aisles, in Congress. But we shall see.