I've burned-up too much time today on unusual business and have nothing left for my column.

I will say, however, congratulations to our new Council Members, and our new Mayor, Carrie Broggie. I wish them well and expect them to continue the excellent work their predecessors accomplished.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. It feels great to say that again after eight years of Obama suppression. So - I'll say it again, MERRY CHRISTMAS!