President Obama has given us a surprising speech, and possibly reset the tone from 11 (howl of Banshee and Windigo) to maybe, 5 (Clueless man on a cellphone in a noisy bar.) On the Hill, bills have been postponed and people are talking about "discourse" which is a fancy word for speech that is has lately been debased in an attempt to put a respectable face onto "The continuation of war by other means".
Frozen Grin wants your opinion. Left or right, there seems to be agreement that things are going to Hell. But how close is it? The Helldometer has been holding steady at 1 mile since the election. Is there a change in the wind, or is it merely that the Satanic Blast furnaces have shifted from #3 brimstone to #5? What is our current proximity to Hell? You can help establish that by voting in the Helldometer poll.
For the painfully honest among you, we have added a new option: "Hell if I know". Vote now at the top of the right column.