Evil Men and Baffled Kings

Life is finally settling down again. Until the next crisis…

In the meantime, I can’t help but wonder at the harmonic convergence bustin’ out over in the Democratic party. They are ALL saying stupid things in front of cameras, to their adoring minions. The MSM gives them all day passes to the fun park (just think of the hyperbole that would spring fully-formed from some anchor’s forehead if a Republican uttered any one of the Dem’s latest moronic comments!). It’s like Glinda the Good Witch waved her “Stupid is as stupid does” wand over the lot and they all turned into flying monkeys. What is wrong with this picture?

Two prime examples….

The Grand Dame had, as Michelle put it, her Maalox Moment. While she snickers at veiled references to you-know-who and The Clenis, the real Evil Men were smack dab in the middle of his/their/its administration. And they continued to do their dirty work for them, afterwards. Now she’s pouting that in her vain attempt at humor, she’s being “psycho-analyzed”. Waaah Waaaah.

Another Evil, but Clueless Man was overseas, dissing the truth and light to those who wish us all dead. You know the rights and freedoms that allowed his current wife’s family to become so obscenely rich, so he can jet set all over the world to whine to whomever with listen. (delinked) LGF has links to the Poodle’s comments on America at the Davos Conference. Interesting, that on their site, his comments have been editted out. But never fear! There are other links to other videos that haven’t been tampered with. Michelle has more. He just doesn’t get that if he succeeds in tearing this country apart, he will be digging ditches with the rest of the unwashed masses. He won’t be able to pull rank or power/prestige out of the family ketchup bottle. There won’t be a family, or a bottle and certainly no body would be able to get any ketchup anymore. I guess they don’t teach linear thinking at Yale anymore.

Siggy asks of this

How is it possible that there are people who mightily applaud a onetime presidential candidate who joyfully embraces a hate filled bigot? How is it possible that the leader of Iran and John Kerry seem to share the same values? How is it possible that sharing those anti American values trump the racist, bigoted and hateful values that are publicly embraced by the Iranian regime?

It would appear that those who applaud John Kerry now would have applauded if he embraced Adolph Hitler.

And as a quick head’s up – Pelosi is going to start blogging. That should be really interesting. I’m sure only left leaners will be privy to her interviews or be allowed to comment. In other news, I wonder who goosed her before that picture?

I could go on and on. And there will be a completely new batch to cite tomorrow.

I started a new book today, 1776 by David McCullough. I’d only gotten through the first 20 pages or so, before the buzzer went off on the bike and I had to head to the showers. One item struck me though – how George III, King of England, was constantly belittled by his subjects, the media of the day, the House of Lords and the House of Commons as an empty-headed buffoon leading the empire down the road to ruin. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

Baffled Kings. How was he to know that history would remember him as the man who lost the Colonies? While over on this side of the pond, he (or rather the office) symbolized everything the infant America wanted freedom from. Amazing how perspective changes everything. Baffled Kings. How is W to know what he will be rememberd by? The vitriolic atmosphere in Congress? Iraq? Iran? Or the steel-spined resolve shown after 9/11?

King David was a Baffled King, too. Beloved by God, but not sinless, by any stretch of the imagination. But still beloved. Despite his failings, his many mistakes…just like the rest of us. Yet through it all, he counted on God’s hand to guide him, even if he didn’t understand. The Anchoress says

Sometimes we are simply and utterly fools who – even if we have determined regret to be a tiresome and useless weight – find we must accept it, still. Lift it up and bear it and carry it forward until the road has turned and lessons have been well-learned, and mistakes do not get repeated. Then we put down the burden of regret just in time to make new mistakes to carry along the next path.

And for all that we presume to know of God…well, he knows us, and loves us anyway, and bless Him, for that.

Now I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
(Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen)

UPDATE: Classical Values caught the Glinda angle as well. Are you a good witch or a bad witch? (1939) Are you a good man or a bad man? (2007)

UPDATE II: Alexandra at ATB has some strong words for Hillary, on what Evil Men really look like. And they are not necessarily some guy who can’t keep his britches zipped up.

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