Today is December 22,2011, the last week of Advent before Christmas. One of today’s reading comes from the First Book of Samuel: “He raises up the poor from the dust; he lifts the needy from the ash heap, to make them sit with princes and inherit a seat of honor. For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, and on them he has set the world.” (1Sam 2:8) Change and growth is always possible even when we think it isn’t. Look at what happened today between 10 a.m. and late this afternoon.

The House leadership announced that they will vote for the extension of the payroll tax holiday. Wasn’t it Mitch McConnell who said that the Republicans sole purpose was to make Obama a one-term President. The hold up in the house and the initial voting down of the Senate version of the payroll tax holiday may add more to Obama’s re-election. Thanks John!

Strange things afoot.

and so it goes…..