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I Watch, I Weep, and I Wonder

It looks like school will begin tomorrow.  YAY! 

But this morning, as with most mornings since I have discovered it, I spend time with BRAVO watching "The West Wing".
 
President Josiah Barlett has just been re-elected, and a deceased liberal Democrat in Orange County (CA-47th) won a tight race, placing Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn in an interesting predicament.  Should the dead man win, Sam had agreed to run in a special election to win the seat.  Oooops.  What were the chances of that happening?

But then, what were the chances that what will transpire in eight days would ever happen?  Go ahead.... cue Bob Dylan.

"Oh the times, they are a'changin'."

If I hadn't realized already something was afoot, I saw it first hand this morning.  As I drove Heart Of My Heart into the city, you could not possibly miss all the Don's Johns queuing up on the National Mall.  I'm not quite sure what that says exactly, but there's plenty of pissers and crappers around should you care to brave the crowds with the others for the Inauguration next week.  So there's no time like now to begin prayer:

Almighty God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage: We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favor and glad to do thy will.  Bless our land with honorable industry, sound learning, and pure manners.  Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way.  Defend our liberties and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues.  Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth.  In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.