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    Goring the Good Book

    I know that at least one of you has guns in the house. Do me a favor, please? If I ever, ever, ever put a time-honored metaphor through the wringer like this, shoot me dead?

    “He planted the seeds of war. He harvested a whirlwind,” Gore added. “And now the corrupt tree of a war waged on false premises has brought us the evil fruit of Americans torturing and sexually humiliating prisoners who are helpless in their care.”

    10 Responses to “Goring the Good Book”

    1. Kris says:

      I’m thinking that’s a bitter fruit? (You know, the evil one from the tree of war.)
      Did you see any of the video of this speech? Whether you agree or disagree with the substance of his speech, he’s clearly angling for a place in history as an orator (now that he’s clearly not going to be president).

    2. Auntie Mame says:

      Guns in the house? I’ll check…
      Yeah. OK. Deal.

    3. Sean says:

      Yeah, there are clips posted (the one on the http://www.cnn.com has the suffix “gore.unpleasant.truth”), and…maybe one ran on CNN last night while I was half-watching?
      Didn’t he always talk like that, though? I mean, before the sunburn and the beard and stuff?

    4. Toren says:

      Well, that’s another sacred cow come home to roost with a bang.

    5. Sean says:

      LOL, Toren. Maybe you should be writing Gore’s speeches, instead of whoever’s handling him in this post-Naomi Wolf age. At least they’d have entertainment value. Intended, I mean.

    6. Sean says:

      (off-topic, but, hey, i’m the proprietor)
      i’m waiting for the train and–who knows why?–idly put my url into the i-mode browser on my cell phone. it seems to work. crazy-wild!

    7. Nathan says:

      I have the guns…but the problem would be getting them into Japan in order to carry out your request.
      So make it easy on us and just don’t go stark-raving bonkers, okay?

    8. Sean says:

      We’ll try not to go more unhinged than we already are…but isn’t there someone close enough to New York, or the family tobacco plantation, or wherever the hell Al hangs out, to, like, backhand him, or something? A truly thoughtful person questioning, from the left, the way the war’s being conducted would be very helpful right now; and the most infuriating thing is that he has the credentials, but he’s sunk into the same 2000 election pit of resentment quicksand that his most lunaticky supporters have. It’s a shame.

    9. Kim du Toit says:

      If you don’t mind, I have better uses for my ammo…
      [whistling innocently]

    10. Sean says:

      Have it your way, Mr. du T. I must warn you, though, that my father read to us from the Bible nightly, and there were verses to be memorized for six years of Youth Bible Lessons. If I decide to go postal on figures of speech, I’m packing.