I don't have anything to say about the debt ceiling deal that hasn't been said by others. The only hope is that the cuts will have an impact so negative, and so quickly, that the powers-what-be will be forced to abandon it. But that's only a tiny, tiny bit of hope somewhere around my ankle.
Oh, today is Dash's birthday. He's five.
Update 8/2: Paul Krugman links to a Bloomberg piece on the negative impact that debt reduction will have on the economy. Duh. This always happens the day after the vote. When Congress passed NAFTA, the Times/Post cabal wrote reams on labor lobbying on the issue. The day after Congress passed it, there were articles on the far larger expenditures made by corporate interests to pass a NAFTA that benefited them.