Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Tidings: It's (Not) the End of the World as We Know It

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my ongoing quest to become a more positive person. Here are the news stories that made me happy this week:
  • And things may just be getting better next year, with it looking like Senate Democrats are serious about taking on Filibuster Reform.  Now I could go into a long rant about how the filibuster isn't in the constitution and is being horribly abused blah blah blah, but instead I'll just point out that in six years as Senate Majority Leader, LBJ faced 1 filibuster and in six years Harry Reid has faced 386.  And that's pretty much the definition of dysfunction.
  • Finally, speaking of Congress, I think congratulations are in order for electing the single most diverse Congress in American history (and I'd recommend taking a look at the party IDs for the new members to see if you can spot a trend):
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