Two distinct issues have been conflated and minimized and our children will be the ones to suffer. Cutting spending and raising the debt ceiling share some common ground, but the first is necessary to insure our future and the second is necessary to pay the bills we incurred in the past.
"It's the same but different", as the Cuters used to tell me.
If TBG could explain it to me, I'm sure someone somewhere on the Hill could explain it to Congress. But why should they listen? They have all the power and the glory and the attention and it's like Kindergarten Cop. By allowing the inmates to run the asylum, John Boehner and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell have left us with a bill that includes less than $1trillion in cuts, spread out over 10 years and which forces our legislators to vote right before they come home for Thanksgiving and then again at Christmas-time.
Oh, yes, don't let me forget: they've also established a committee to study the whole thing.
I forgot that Producer is the fancy title given to the ankle-biters who solicit potential interviewees for television and radio. I forgot that they tell you that they have more power than they actually have in order to get you to do what they want you to do.
I got a nice post out of the experience, but my hopes of a burgeoning career as a tele-pseudo-journalist are spiraling ever downward. I am apparently one of many, rather than a very special singularity .... except in my own head, and that of my devoted readers, of course!
I watched a rain storm move across Safford Peak yesterday. Watching a weather system move from south to north was startling; was this the end of Hurricane Don?
I rarely contemplated the horizon when I lived on Long Island. It was only the beach that offered a sense of scale and distance; buildings blocked that everywhere else. In college, I'd sit on the porch at The Straight and see this
|thank you BacktalkBand.com for the image|
outside my window as I type to you.*****
And if that didn't make you smile, how about the fact that Gabby voted just now?