A few random thoughts and ponderings to start the week...
I ran across some articles concerning what has now been named "Empty Chair Day." It started with the now famous speech (or mildly coherent rambling) given by Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention: next to him stood an empty chair, which represented an "invisible" President Obama. Mr. Eastwood then proceeded to have a dialog with this empty chair and occasionally broke through with some sharp and biting criticisms of the President. The speech received mixed reviews (rightly so, I think), but the chair has now come to symbolize the fact that the President has been noticeably absent when it comes to leading the country on a path to economic recovery. Clint Eastwood may have given a awkward and sometimes cringe-worthy performance, but in hindsight it has yielded an underground movement that may actually grow as the election draws nearer.
So this Monday, Labor Day, is now "Empty Chair Day." We were asked to put an empty chair in our front lawn to show our frustration with the current administration and its lack of leadership. As a concerned Catholic, I would add to this my own frustration with the President's failure to uphold our religious freedom and his utter lack of respect for life, marriage, and family.
Anyway... Here's a link to a couple of articles:
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