His post for Monday about the debt limit deal was another great example. At the bottom he gets more serious and asks the question about the linkage--or lack thereof--between the debt deal and the fact that our
One thing the Rude Pundit can't get his mind around is that the wars continue. Aren't they the vestiges of a fallen empire, attempting to remain relevant in a world that wants to move on? That we prefer war to roads and health care and education here is unfathomably depressing.Oh, and the connection to Ultrarunning? Just this: even though I rail about how the U.S. is coming off the rails, we still have it good (at least if you are safely employed). By that I mean that if I want to go trail running, I go. It's safe, and there are no bands of armed partisans or rebels waiting to butcher me for trespassing on their turf. That's not true everywhere on the planet. for example, ultrarunning is a pure luxury in the Sudan or Somalia.