• I'm still kind of holding out hope that the Republicans aren't just simply caving like a pile of spineless jelly under a boulder when it comes to taxes and also this Susan Rice thing.
I can see a strategy with Rice...force her to talk about Benghazi, and maybe she'll end up letting the cat out of the bag on certain things.
I can't see a strategy for agreeing to raise taxes.
• I mean, they keep saying now that they'll agree to get rid of tax loopholes, in effect raising taxes, if the Democrats agree to cut spending.
Except this has been tried before several times. And the Democrats keep playing Lucy to the Republicans' Charlie Brown, constantly yanking away that spending football.
• I suggest a new strategy: Government Shutdown.
• Here's one reason not to live in the UK: Winter Sickness. Sounds nasty.
Seriously, what is it about that island and its long history of wicked diseases? I mean, like "English sweating sickness"...they still don't know what that was all about, but it killed a lot of people.
• Carry on.