September 13, 2013

Rainbow seen from the vantage point of my desk while writing about not traveling.

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10 comments:

traditionalguy said...

That's a sign of surviving a flood. So make the next trip is Boulder, CO.

Steve said...

It is the metallic oxide salts in the water supply.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV9gRFv5Kgc

We as a nation have to ask ourselves what is going on. .

Inga said...

The gold is right there, home sweet home, it's the end of the rainbow.

F said...

Sprinklerbow

Timothy Stone said...

@Steve beat me too it. :)

Meade said...

No place like it.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Please don't let it turn you into a Communist guerrilla leader.

vicari valdez said...

reminds me of this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c6HsiixFS8

Clyde said...

Does the Establishment Clause say anything about rainbows?

Clyde said...

You know who else travels a lot? The Pope. I read that in accordance with his recent message that Catholics should get humble cars, Pope Francis has acquired a new car for himself to drive around the Vatican: A 1984 Renault 4 with 186,000 miles on it. (Interestingly, that's roughly the speed that light travels in one second.) It's a tiny little bare-bones subcompact. It takes the humility thing to a whole new level. I'm not a Catholic, but I like his style.

A few more thoughts on Pope Francis' new old car.

Our political system doesn't raise humble people to power. Indeed, while we are still nominally a representative democratic republic, in practice we are a plutocracy. It is impossible for a candidate to be elected to national office without being rich, and pretty much impossible for our "public servants" not to enrich themselves fantastically at the public trough once they get elected. They live in our gilded imperial capital, which grows wealthier while the rest of the nation suffers from hard economic times due to their policies. Our president personifies this Versailles mentality, more than any other politician in Washington. Not only is there not a single humble bone in his body, there is not even a single humble cell. If you were to ask him about it, though, he would no doubt brag about how great his humility is. He is the Anti-Francis. You could no more picture him getting in a 1984 Chevy Chevette, for instance, and driving off than you could conceive of him putting his golf clubs aside.

Perhaps all of this is why Pope Francis is a breath of fresh air. I probably wouldn't agree with many of his ideas, since I do believe in capitalism and free markets, but the man doesn't just talk the talk, unlike our president. He says what he means and he means what he says. I wish we had some people like that in our national leadership, in either party.