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A final political comment – And a photo of an American Icon


Well, it looks like our artificial political crisis is about to end.  There has been billions of dollars of damage to our economy, much hardship to all of the people affected by the government shutdown, a needless hit to our reputation as a credible world economic leader, and a large amount of angst worldwide.  All of this resulting in a very short-term agreement and one that was essentially approved by the senate (with the president’s support) over a month ago.  Throw in the fact that most of this was driven by representatives of a very small percentage of the American people and this becomes even more concerning.  Congress really needs to re-evaluate how the process is meant to work versus how it was allowed to collapse this time in order to avoid the next crisis – already scheduled for just a few months from now.

I’ve chosen this photo of an American symbol, the bald eagle, for todays post.  My selection was guided by two intents:

1) to remind my countrymen and their representatives that we are all Americans and should be joined by our values, our heritage, and our place in the world to work together to solve the hard but soluble problems that confront us as a nation, and

2) this particular eagle did not appear to be in a very good mood but I think it reflects the feelings of the vast majority of Americans that we are disgusted with some of our elected “leaders”.  While the eagle has the option of flying out, killing something, and eating it…..we only have the option to exercise our right to vote – and I, for one, will.

Congress: Get your act together!!

Congress: Get your act together!!

9 responses

  1. Yes, but the TEA Party has made their point. To bad it is on their head. 🙂 The only good thing that could come out of this is if the more moderate Republicans finally conclude that their party will be destroyed if they keep letting the TEA Party lead them around by the nose. We will know in a few months if they learned any lessons.

    October 16, 2013 at 5:25 pm

  2. I can tell you, as a ‘ferner’, that this has been difficult to watch. What happens down there affects us too, in more ways than you might imagine. Regardless, though, I wish America stability in the future, and I hope for an end to all the bickering. There’s got to be some cooperation down there somewhere – maybe check under the bed.

    October 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    • James – Most of us understand at least some of the affects of our dysfunctionality on the rest of the world – unfortunately not many of those that do are in Congress. As for looking for cooperation – I’m afraid to look under the covers let alone the bed! 🙂

      October 16, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      • Thanks Siggi! I’ll return to my normal, hopefully more positive, self tomorrow. I went out this evening to watch the sun go down over the pacific and see if could get a decent surfer picture. I hope you enjoy that as well….

        October 16, 2013 at 7:59 pm

  3. Thanks for your comments and your wonderful photo…and the caption !
    Peace,
    Siggi

    October 16, 2013 at 7:43 pm

  4. raymond kelso

    SCOTT
    THANKS FOR TAKIN THE TIME TO PUT PEN TO PAPER. I AGREE ON ALL COUNTS
    RK

    October 16, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    • Hey Ray! Thanks for the comment – I just couldn’t resist mouthing off. Any good scuba trips coming up?

      October 17, 2013 at 6:15 pm

  5. Steve Deutsch

    you go scott.

    October 17, 2013 at 10:54 am

    • Thanks Steve – couldn’t control myself…..

      October 17, 2013 at 6:21 pm

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