OK sourpusses, snap to cheery attention: The holidays are here. No, it hasn't been easy, despite all the early snow, to get into the proper frame of merriment this year. The spirit may be willing, but the occasion has seemed weak. Not even the capture of Saddam Hussein could get the eggnog flowing. The darkening prospect of another bout of Curious George W. makes it hard for anyone, except the fat cats at Halliburton, to go "ho, ho, ho!" I knew something was wrong when immediately after putting up my Christmas tree, I began plotting how to dispose of it. Clearly, a festivity adjustment was called for. I promptly... More >>>