Sunday, January 02, 2011

Bye-Bye 2010, and Good Riddance

Here I am, again, back from my self-imposed exile from blogging. That is not to say that I crawled into a hole and pulled it in after me.  At Thanksgiving, Jay and I and our friend, Judy, made our annual trek to Omaha, to visit my daughter and son-in-law. We have done this for many years. It works out well because my daughter is an excellent cook and a week at her house helps me put off my annual attack of Holiday Depression. I have had some form of depression at Christmas time since I was a teenager. I won't go into it here, but suffice it to say that the Ghost of Christmas Past is no stranger to me. 

Anyhoo, we came home the day after Thanksgiving and I settled down to a long winter's three weeks of watching the Democrats in the Senate regain consciouslness long enough to pas a whole slew of very important bills, that the incoming House and Senate members will try to repeal the minute they return from their Christmas recess, starting with Healthcare.

Be sure to tune in this week to hear someone read the Constitution. It's a Republican idea, bu it could be worse. It may be the first time some, if not most, of the House members have heard or read the document, if they bother to show up for the reading, that is.  The first new house rule to rear its ugly head, as I understand it, will be a bill requiring every new bill to include an explanation of which part of the Constitution it pertains to. This should be worth the price of admission.

In other news, Presidential Hopeful, Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi got loose on Fox news the other day and would like you to know that the White Citizen's Council is not a racist organization.  See their Website. Decide for yourself.

Something tells me things are about to get interesting.

Here's wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Stay tuned.

14 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Welcome back!!!! I've missed you!!!

Glad your trip helped your frame of mind -- I don't do well with the holidays either. I'm looking forward to Spring when I can go a-wandering again. I hate winter.

I feel your pain -- if you've ever seen a teabagger rally, you know that they can't spell constitution so I kinda doubt they can explain it properly. Just my take.

Happy New Year!!!!!

Peggy said...

I couldn't say goodbye to 2010 fast enough!

Alan G said...

And a big old Happy New Year back at ya'....

Hope you had a relaxing hiatus from blogging and welcome back!

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you are back to stir us up. I was getting entirely too complacent and comfortable. We need the fire in your belly.
Not sure 2011 will be fun but it should be interesting.

savannah said...

Happy New Year, sugar! xoxox

Anonymous said...

ahhhh you're baaaaack....helen see

Joy Des Jardins said...

Welcome back Betty....and a very Happy and Healthy New Year to you sweetie. This year has GOT to be better than last year...doesn't it? I don't know if I can take much more of these crazy politics; but I don't think any of us have much of an option.

Looking to the Stars said...

Happy New Year! Missed ya, glad to see you back :)

alwaysinthebackrow said...

Nice to read a new post from you. I am happily waving 2010 off in the rearview mirror. Not sure what 2011 will bring, but hoping it's better.
The politics for this next year will be painful to watch. The only saving grace will be that anything bad that happens will be the responsibility of the Republicans. They will have a lot to answer for, I am sure.

NitWit1 said...

It seems your trip is really rejuvenating and thankful you enjoyed it

Christmas is not what it used to be at our house either, but it has changed in meaning with me over the years so I try not to obsess over it.

But I'm glad the New Year has turned the page on the calendar, even if 5000 red wing blackbirds died in Beebe.

THE BIRds surely did get a lot of reporters off speculative politics to a human interest story instead. I perused the 'Net reading the hyperbole some used in their stories -- some really quite creative.

Grayquill said...

I am so glad your back - i have been missing my blood pressure highs.

Chancy said...

Glad you are back Betty. Take care

Linda@VS said...

I'm glad you made it through the holidays and came back to us well informed and ready to point out the absurdities of this thing we call a democracy. I love to read your take on things and almost always agree with you.

dc said...

I would love to hear your ideas about this Christmas Depression, as I suffer from it to. I have my own ideas, but would love to hear you expound on the subject. I know many people have this and I think the rest just fake it!