Lots of stuff happening right now. Lots.
Today's the day the Senate decides on Joe Lieberman's fate. (No, they can't leave him naked and shivering atop of a mountain, but they can strip him of his Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee chairmanship.) The good money is on Joe retaining his post — which President-Elect Obama seems cool with — but it's a secret ballot, so we'll just have to wait and see. [UPDATE: the Dems have voted to let Joe keep his chair. Add political absolution to Great Bailout of '08.]
Should we bail out the U.S. car companies? I'm curious to hear what you guys think of the nationalization of the last American industry besides Hollywood. I think we need to do something, because the ripple effect on suppliers and financiers (not to mention the massive shedding of autoworkers) would be too much for the U.S. economy to bear in this time of global financial crisis. But if we do give them taxpayer money, there must be conditions, like a "green" vehicle overhaul and executive pay reductions. (Usually, I'm pro-union, but they're not being very helpful in the bailout back-and-forth.)
Gonna go see Brian Wilson tonight at the Warner Theater. I can't remember if this is the fourth or fifth time. It's dangerous seeing BW this close to December, though. Hopefully he doesn't play an entire set of Christmas music. (He actually played "Run Rudolph Run" at a show we caught a few Octobers ago.)