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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Jupiter And The Senate Dog & Pony Show

Photo: On board the Celebrity Equinox leaving Piraeus. A view of the Martini Bar looking out to starboard as we pass a small lighthouse. I miss being on board.

Last night just before bedtime I went outside on our top deck with my binoculars to have a look at Jupiter, which is as close as it has been to earth since 1963. It was a spectacular sight indeed. I was even able to see several of the planet's roughly three dozen moons.

Today, that millionaires club we refer to as the US Senate will vote on the rights of gay men and lesbians to serve their country. It's likely we'll lose at this point. Fearless leader Obama has been missing in action when it comes to gay rights, his campaign promises to us not withstanding. But he is not the only one to blame. The Democratic Party has let us down, and Republicans are as hostile as ever. Politics in this country stink. About the only thing I can see happening with any promise at all is that the Republicans take over once again, including the White House, as soon as possible, so that we can endure their next reign of terror. Maybe then we'll have another chance to elect a president who is better than merely another Washington hack. We might as well get it over with. Bring on the Republicans yet again.

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