I don’t have that much to report. I’ve been home several days now and getting into the rhythm of being home. Nothing much exciting to say, but I do have some random thoughts.
First, not watching television and most especially ‘the news’ was such a blessing. If you ever had a doubt that our political process is insane and irresponsible, take a few days off from it and see it with new eyes. The House passed a budget that has no chance of becoming the budget. The Senate passed a budget that has no chance of becoming a budget. Both sides have buried their positions on concrete. It’s like a double siege; two armies sitting in forts waiting for the other side to come out of their fort and neither side actually doing anything to the other to actually make them want to come out of their fort. Everyone is well fed, plenty of to drink and there is no danger….except to the nation that has been hung out to dry. Thanks leaders!
The two Popes met for lunch today. Interesting meeting, I would imagine. They both knelt to pray and the only thing I could think of was who was going to say ‘all done’ first? I wonder if it became a ‘holiness competition.’
I was reading the other day about becoming great at humility. It sounds rather oxymoronic to be ‘great’ at humility.
NBC seems to be sending Jay Leno out to pasture. I was thinking that they did the same thing with Ann Curry and that worked out so well for them. They seem to have an inability to deal gracefully with personnel transitions.
Meanwhile, some show interviewed Joan Rivers about Leno. Joan Rivers has made a career of being nasty to people and saying nasty things about people. She also hates Leno. This gave her an opportunity to say venomous things about Jay Leno. I hate when people feel a need to share venom; and even worse, for networks to encourage it.
In hearing about how poorly our veterans are being, and I use the phrase carefully, ‘cared for,’ after two wars, is a disgrace. Politicians LOVE to send young people to war, regardless of the cost to those young people, and then show no willingness to care for those who were so grievously damaged by the way. They do, however, LOVE to wear American flag lapel pins to show how patriotic they are, however…
And, let’s see. Lindsey Lohan was in court again today and Tiger Woods is dating Lindsey Vonn. Why did we need to know this?