It’s raining here, which is lovely – a long rainy day in South Florida is a treat. So CSpan is on the teevee while I await the imminent reading of the US Constitution. It’s not a bad idea – I could imagine opening every Congress with such a reading – but as a sign of respect, not as a rebuke as today’s stunt is meant to be.
Rep. Joe Wilson, that son of the Confederacy, was accorded the honor of giving the first one-minute speech of the new Congress. A clear message there – Obama lies. Cheap shot.
And now begins an uncertain two years – two years which I think will leave the insurgent tea partiers will their jaws hanging open.
We need music. And here is something remarkable – the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Fifth. Stay with it and let him lift your spirits with that baton.