8/02/2011

A Bad Taste...time to move on.

The whole Debt Payment "crisis" has left me with a bad taste in my mouth, sort of like discovering that the last bivalve mollusk I just ate was to be numbered among the live mussels a long long time ago.

The stock market, always a fickle finger pointing at God knows what, may have gotten it right: there are no winners in this miserable piece of legislation.

Fortunately readers of Preludium do not often come for the wise and pithy comments here on issues of national policy, but more likely visit because of interest in Episcopal Anglican doings.

So here it is time to move on.  In other venues I trust we will find each other and mutter about the amazing stupidity of our congressional leadership of all stripes.  Here I hope to turn again to issues in Anglican land.

As for the state of the Union, bah humbug.

I am waiting, along with Lawrence Ferlinghetti for a rebirth of wonder.

All others pay cash.

6 comments:

  1. On this one, I'm with you, Fr Mark -- there are no politicians entitled to hold up their heads after this sorry chapter in our history. What I find even more disconcerting is the feeling in Washington that we can all now go about business as usual, as though nothing ever happened. Reminds me a bit of Babylon in the time of Nebuchadnezzar . . .

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  2. Let the record read, 8/2/11 Haley and Harris agreed. Miracle video at 11.

    Thanks.

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  3. I'm with you, too, Mark. I found the juxtapositioning of the retirement of the space shuttle and this sorry debt ceiling fiasco to be so poignant. Our frontier has become the fence bounding one's own backyard.

    Gary Harke

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  4. I find myself agreeing with Mark and Mr. Haley, which is a new experience for me. I think that are political battles ahead, not election contests, but serious struggles about political philosophy. Will America be ruled by the "I've got mine and I want to keep all of it" philosophy or by a philosophy of the common good. Will we persist in the notion that the rich and successful "deserve" their success and wealth or realize that success is so much more dependent upon privilege - who you parents were, where you were raised, your natural gifts - than upon effort. For all his faults, I think the President understands this, but I'm not sure many others in DC do.

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  5. What upsets me the most is that the party that pontificates so loudly about this being a Christian nation is the one that seems to be worshiping at the altar of Ayn Rand.

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  6. And at least someone still remembers that poem besides me!

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