Send in the clowns? No! Let there be music.

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.

8 responses to “Send in the clowns? No! Let there be music.

  1. Reading the constitution at the start of Congressional term is a great idea. It should remind our representatives why they are there. But this parade, with each congress person reading one line is a farce and a shame. Seems to me they are missing the point!

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    • Why? To me, it feels right to share the reading. The charade is that they are reading a redacted version – you’ll not hear the 3/5th’s words.

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  2. It’s the loss of continuity. Didn’t know they were abridging it. Might have been more compelling if Nancy and John shared the reading.

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  3. Now Boehner is dismissing CBO numbers about cost of repealing health care.. funny thing, if/when US gets downgraded.. hard to dismiss that one..

    and that kid has some talent.. and a little tyrant in him 🙂

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  4. Don’t remember..
    But it’s always the same.. some puppets make up things and dismiss facts to push their narrow short-term destructive corporate agenda..
    Just label CBO “liberal idiots”, and there’s that.

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