Letters to the Editor

'Dancing in the streets'

What a relief to know that as of January our U.S. Congress will get back to work with no more partisan bickering! It will be smooth sailing now with compromise the order of the day. We saw this brand of governance of the Democrats for 40 years before the Republicans were swept into majority status in 1994.

In case you've forgotten, it works like this: Democrats decide what is best for us and Republicans are to be quiet and watch them do it. This prevents gridlock and filibusters. As if this were not enough good news, we'll also be allowed to pay more income taxes again.

You're not thrilled? Then just realize how happy we have made al-Qaida and the insurgents. They are dancing in the streets as they spread their mayhem.

Ruth Duke