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funchords
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It is not the critic who counts...

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Teddy Roosevelt
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


Karl,

I feel your frustration, but I point out that you're pointing at an honest attempt to fix something that is broken. Can these folks change the inbreeding at Washington DC? Maybe, but perhaps that's really a job that John Q. Public needs to do this November. (Can Congress get any worse?)

But this collection of butchers, bakers, and slapstick makers represents constituents on both sides of the aisle. When the ACLU and the Christian Coalition are on the same side of an argument, it becomes hard out there for a TelCo or Cable pimp.

I hear your frustration, Karl, and I share it. But let's cheer for the runners of the race instead of dismissing the futility of a track that kinda looks like a circle.

In empathy, but in the fight,

Robb
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raptor1418
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said by funchords:

Maybe, but perhaps that's really a job that John Q. Public needs to do this November. (Can Congress get any worse?)
Have you actually looked at who you can vote into positions this election year? I know for one I have not found a single person I would vote for. I know I will be leaving most of my ballot blank this coming November. I may just have to write in Mickey Mouse for President again.

Just when you think something can't get any worse (congress in this case) it does. It doesn't take much thinking to come up with something that would make them worse (give themselves a nice hefty raise again) and there you have an even worse congress.