I Still Believe in US Legislation

I’ve been called a cynic way too many times when I’d like to think than I’m more pragmatic, that things are just the way they are. And with how things go in Congress and in the Senate, it’s really hard not to be cynical and think of these politicians as selfish bastards. In fact, many do not hide it anymore – with them cutting deals back and forth asking for one thing for another. But events like yesterday, when The President signed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, give Ken a happy. This has to be the un-lamest lame-duck session ever experienced by this country for the past 111 legislative meetings.

I am not politics-smart, but I do try to understand process. And the DADT Repeal Act endured a long and hard one. I really thought it would never happen but it did – this is how I like to be proven wrong.

Consider This as My Christmas Card

I started receiving cards recently from friends with kids. It’s the typical Christmas card, with a picture of a child wearing something red and green, or a family portrait with everyone looking slightly to their left, smiling towards the empty space. It’s not too different from the picture below:

Hawaii
(photo from Awkward Family Photos.)

I particularly like this picture because of the Hawaiian theme. Also, because one of them doesn’t look like the rest of them (guy on yellow shirt, right). It’s like a game of “Guess which one’s adopted.”

Anyway – I’m single, and do not have a child. And even the urge to send out a holiday card with my picture in it is strong, I decided against it. I prefer my disposable income to go towards booze than cards and stamps. Kathleen Madigan says it best in the video below (Side note: I was lucky enough to see her live once, with Lewis Black opening for her – because he lost a bet during a game of golf).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wudtMKF2efE (Sorry, embedding is not possible for this video clip, so you actually have to click on this link to watch the vid)

But still, I’d still like send out some Christmas joy, so me and my brothers decided to do a song for everyone, while my sisters decided to showcase their dance moves.

Merry Christmas, I hope you enjoy the holidays, and may the New Year bring us more happiness J

The Maes boys rocking a holiday tune:

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The Maes girls showing off their dance moves:

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