Gov. Chris Christie unleashes fury at Boehner, calls house “toxic”


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) condemned House Republicans Wednesday afternoon for failing to pass a $60 billion package of funding for Hurricane Sandy relief. In the strongest terms, he accused House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) of letting “toxic internal politics” impede necessary storm relief.

“There’s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these victims: the House majority and their speaker,” Christie said. “It was disappointing and disgusting to watch.”

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Open Thread………………………………………………Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Trees of Mistletoe
Trees of Mistletoe

This mistletoe is the most I have ever seen and sits in a gem of a place.  Any ideas where you can see this much mistletoe in one place?

All mistletoe  are hemi-parasite plants, bearing evergreen leaves that do some photosynthesis, and using the host mainly for water and mineral nutrients.  Once the mistletoe establishes a permanent connect to the host, it pretty much stops any photosynthesis and just leeches off the host plant.

Too much mistletoe can kill a tree.  Are these in danger? On another topic, any snow planned for  this week?