Friday, October 01, 2004


Moses, then MLK, now Bush...

A few years back, a man who did great credit to the name "American," spoke these words:

"I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."

Last night, while I slept and wondered how things would turn out, another American spoke these words:

"We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace."

Before either of them was, of course, Moses.

I am so going to resist the temptation to either a) compare the careers, thus far, of these three leaders, or b) make any of the many bad puns presenting themselves with alarming ease. However, do feel free to make your own contributions in the comments section.

It's them speechwriters, you know. Them's the one's you gotta watch.

I wonder who that Moses had writing his speeches?

..uh, unk, I unnerstand you have a live volcano a few miles south of you. Meine frau sagt "EX-cellent..."

Hope you don't get too much ash blown your way...
Hee, hee - it went off! A bit. Not too bad, though. I'm sure Uncle Rollie's just fine. I'm pretty close by, and I didn't see or feel nothin'. :-(

I think it's related to your post, though. After "We've climbed the mighty mountain. I see the valley below, and it's a valley of peace," I'm guessing the mountain was feeling used, dirty, maybe a bit dispeptic. Urp. Now it's a valley of ash - you ash!
..oof...hadn't thought of that connection: "We've climbed the mighty mountain, and it has farted."

Seriously, though, a geometry proof needs to be written up re: natural disasters, on the subject of the deity's hand in human affairs. Given: that (as some would most definitely have it) 9/11 was a signal of God's displeasure with the United States, what then do we make of 4 hurricanes hitting Florida in rapid succession?

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