Over the years I’ve had many conversations about term limits for members of congress. The catalyst for the latest one was frustration over where we stood a few hours before I penned this on Monday morning. It appears that a best case scenario is that an eleventh hour agreement resulting in a CR that would keep the government open until some new self-imposed deadline. Keep in mind a budget was due back in September of 2023 and our best hope is to again kick the can further down the road and operate under an extended 2022 agreement. Few, if any, employers would tolerate that kind of job performance from their employees and few, if any, educators would pass a student with a similar performance.
Notice: In the interest of accuracy, on more than one occasion I use a word that may violate my PG rating.
Like most Americans I awoke Friday to the news that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was dead. He supposedly died while taking a walk at the Russian prison where he was an inmate. I grew up in a cold climate, admittedly not Siberia, but a pleasant stroll outside in February was not my idea of fun.
About 15 years into this “project” and I’m still amazed at how much political news accumulates in such a short time period. Let’s get it on.
Today’s will be a sort of rambling posting. The common theme is looking ahead – well perhaps not that far ahead -to the 2024 campaign.
Unlike many of my readers I didn’t spend much time watching football this season, but I do have a fan’s understanding of the game. (Unlike most football fans I am willing to admit the limitations of my knowledge of the game.) For the most part a punt is the admission that your offense sputtered. In the NFL you accomplish a punt without the aid of the other team. The House Republicans haven’t even reached that level of competency.