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  • At 11:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What? No comment on the amount of money that was spent today to welcome a President into office that is already in that office. While money was being spent on the Pomp and Circumstance, How many of our boys died in Iraq today? How many children did not eat supper? How many battered women could not find a shelter? How many scientists did not get a grant to find that new drug that could have saved your life?
    If only the $40 millon had been spent on something better!

    Guess Who?

  • At 12:45 AM, Blogger sammy said…

    uh, seth? gotta be seth. i agree w/ your assessment (and i participated in not one damn dime day, for all the good it probably did); however, i do question whether the size of the expenditure was the real motivating factor for a lot of the criticism of the inaugural festivities or whether the guy @ the podium would've been criticized even if he spent only a handful of dimes instead of $41 mil. you may have noticed i don't write a lot about politics on here, which is probably a holdover from scotch & theology sessions in essex, mass., where the only rule was that we couldn't talk about politics b/c it is just too divisive. yet i'm getting frustrated w/ dancing around the subject of politics just on that basis, and i'm interested to see what guys like jim wallis @ sojo.org have to bring to the debate. he talks a lot about justice and faith and hope, about taking the moral high ground back from the religious far right or @ least reclaiming some of it for those of us (meaning: me) who are a tinge embarassed to be orthodox on sunday and a liberal the rest of the week. if anybody's read god's politics, i'd love to hear what you think about it. that being said, i'll still be praying for "our president, george" on sunday, and i think cranmer would be proud.


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