Archive for October, 2013
We’re fighting over whether we should pay for budgets that have been approved and laws that have passed.
We should be fighting for this:
Education, and fair treatment of women, everywhere.
Frank Bruni, writing in the New York Times about the relief and hope that Pope Francis’ humble words and attitudes inspire in him.
Since I’m chronically busy, and am reading this section of NYTimes two weeks after it was written, this stood out:
FOR a textbook case of humility gone missing, consider right-wing Republicans’ efforts to derail Obamacare by whatever crude and disruptive means necessary. The health care law has its flaws, some of them profound, but it was legitimately passed, in accordance with the rules, and to stray outside them in order to make it go away is to believe that they don’t apply to you, that your viewpoint trumps the process itself. It’s the summit of arrogance.
This is part of what I can’t figure out.
This law has passed. The budget has been approved. The bills need to be paid.
How is it possible that democracy is constructed in such a way that a Congress can refuse to meet the financial obligations THEY HAVE ALREADY AGREED TO MEET by holding hostage a law that they ALREADY PASSED?
Maybe I really do need a polisci lesson.
I seem to keep doing something wrong and wordpress keeps blocking comments.
I’m doing this as a test to see if comments will show up as open.
My apologies to those of you getting this as an email (and for the weird music file you might have gotten sent to you this morning for a completely different, but much more accidental, reason), although feel free to comment if you’d like.
Is it just me, or does this sound like a scam?
It seems like the people generating these schemes would at least have the sense to hire/find someone who can actually write English.
Sure, I’ll just send money to ping-tai, even though I haven’t ever in my life ordered anything from wholesale-dress.net. What were the steps again? (Isn’t it thoughtful of Ping Tai to point out where exactly the “Send Money” button is?)
As Husband likes to say, I was born at night, but not LAST night.