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Good Friday morning, Firepups! My Symphonic Choir’s holiday concert is tonight, and then I’m off to Indianapolis tomorrow to see my granddaughters dance in The Nutcracker tomorrow evening. But before The Nutcracker, I will have Chanukkah dinner at my son’s house (my daughter-in-law is Jewish). We have quite an interesting family blend during these December holidays, but it all works.

Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. A day that will live in infamy. But now there’s September 11, 2001, when more than 3,000 Americans died. And how many innocent civilians have we killed in our endless perpetual wars?

You might want to read this before you click to sign another petition.

Mitt who??

“A new Gallup Poll finds that socialism is now viewed positively by 39 percent of Americans, up from 36 percent in 2010. Among self-described liberals, socialism enjoyed a 62 percent positive rating, while 53 percent of Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic gave socialism a thumb’s up.” Is Paul Ryan Making Americans More Favorably Inclined Toward Socialisim?

Apparently, sportscaster Bob Costas’s condemnation of U. S. gun culture is making rightwingers’ heads explode. They think Jovan Belcher’s girlfriend should have been armed. That’s what we need to prevent these tragedies: more guns.

And…”This is what prevails when you scratch down beneath the pretty surface — a party so completely fking unhinged that it thinks that a treaty on the rights of disabled people is some sort of one-world plot to steal the liberty of a third-rate moron like Jim Inhofe. This is conspiracy-theory brought to government. This is what’s there beneath all the perfumed words about “reforming,” say, Medicare and Medicaid.” The GOP Reminds Us How Little They Care.

Let the FCC commissioners know that you oppose the rule suspension that would allow Rupert Murdoch to further grow his media empire. FCC May Give Murdoch a Very Merry Christmas. Read to the bottom to find contact info for the FCC commissioners.

On a much lighter note, Christy Hardin Smith wonders whether to give up her Christmas cookie-palooza this year.

I think I’ll go make some scrambled eggs with mushrooms and cheddar. Plenty to share, too. What’s your pleasure?

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I retired from the University of Notre Dame in the Office of Information Technology in 2010. I'm divorced, with two grown children and 8 grandchildren. I'm a lifelong liberal and a "nonbeliever."