I try not to get political on my blog, because I have many, many friends whose political views are diametrically opposed to mine and I would like to keep them. But the current debt-ceiling debacle has me all tied up in knots/freaked out/on the brink of taking my little picket sign and marching on Washington. Besides the fact that my husband is starting a new job on August 1st and all hell is supposed to break loose on August 2nd, I'd really like to just be able to go about my life without worrying if I'm going to have a weather another recession in a state with one of the highest costs of living in the country. Our elected officials are acting as petulant and stubbornly irrational as my 3-and-4-year old fighting over a garbage truck. They need a spanking and a time out until they can collectively use their big boy(and girl) words and figure out a way to play together without fighting with each other.
I think that instead of Congress being made up of career politicians, our senators and congressmen should be choosen at random from the general populace--similar to jury duty--for a short period of time, say 30 days. They should receive a pittance for their service, just like jurors, and live together in college-style dormitories complete with roommates, cafeteria food, a communal room with a ping pong table, and no other perks whatsoever. Suddenly CSPAN would become the best reality TV show in America.
But since that's never going to happen, here's another show for your viewing pleasure, since we could all use some comic relief right about now. For those who need a little harmony, a little synchronization, I give you Sam and John: