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A challenge

The White House has words of caution for those of us Americans who are willing to put aside our party affiliations to get him out of office as soon as possible using any legal means possible in order to protect our government, ensure our national security and reassure our allies that we are a nation of laws:

The challenge:

Put your best Monty Python quote in the comments that sums up your analysis of this scenario and what should be a proper response. I’ll go first:

Matthias:Look.  I don't think 
it ought to be blasphemy,
just saying “Jehovah!"

(Sensation!!!! The women gasp.)

Women:(high voices) He said it again.
(low voices) He said it again.

Official: (to Matthias) You're only making
it worse for yourself.

Matthias: Making it worse?
How can it be worse?
Jehovah, Jehovah, Jehovah.



Cynicism should be met mercilessly with satire.

Have at it.

5 Responses

  1. What symptoms did you have that required a MRI?

    • Vertigo. Never had it before 2020. It seemed to be getting worse for awhile in November. My doctor ordered an mri. She just wanted to be sure there was nothing serious. She tends to be very rigorous.
      It turned out that my brain is normal. There’s nothing weird going on there. But there may be a problem with my ears. So I have to see and Ears, Nose and Throat guy next.
      I think it’s stress.

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  3. I couldn’t think of an appropriate enough Monty Python reference, but I will suggest these lines.

    An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying King:
    Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
    Through public scorn,–dregs from a dying spring;
    Rulers who neither feel, nor see, nor know,
    But leechlike to their fainting country cling
    Tilll they drop, blind in blood, without a blow.
    A people starved and stabbed in th’untilled field

    That is from Shelley’s poem, “England, 1819.” Two hundred years ago.

  4. I can’t think of any Monty Python references. But here is a poem that seems relevant.

    Exposed on the mountains of the heart.
    See how small there,
    A last hamlet of words.
    And higher, smaller still,
    A last homestead of feeling.
    Do you recognize it?

    Exposed on the mountains of the heart.
    Rocky earth beneath your feet.
    But something still blooms here.
    Out of the silent abyss
    Blooms an unknowing flower in song.
    But those who know?
    Ah, you who began to understand
    And are silent now,
    Exposed on the mountains of the heart.

    Yet an awareness, still whole, wanders here.
    Many a surefooted animal
    Passes through and remains.
    And the great sheltered bird flies,
    Slowly circling around the peaks of pure denial.
    Unsheltered, here on the mountains of the heart.

    — Rainer Maria Rilke (1914)

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