It was a rather slow night in the South Florida blogosphere but I still have a Sift well worth your time this morning. Enjoy your Sift, readers.
A- Settle back and enjoy some good 'ole Republican infighting, says The Reid Report.
John Boehner finally did something ballsy today: he kicked four House Republicans off of key finance and budget committees, for bucking his leadership, including two who voted against the poor people smacking Ryan budget, not because it was too cruel, but because it wasn’t cruel enough.B- Watermelon Slim plays the Green Parrot on Thursday.
C- South Florida Guy tries out biking on the Hollywood Broadwalk.
D- Bark Bark Woof Woof has been thinking about Christmas music.
Songs that celebrate the holiday but skirt around the actual reason for it — the birth of Jesus — are trying to be inoffensive to those of us who don’t go in for the whole Son of God bit. But in doing so, all you get is a sentiment to celebrate something without a whole lot of meaning. So when you hear “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” or Nat King Cole croon “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” all you’re getting is the wrapping. And if you’re really going to celebrate the holiday — even if you aren’t Christian — you might as well go for the real reason and sing about the First Noel. For one thing, the music is a lot better.