An anarchist who uses the Internet is as hypocritical as a Protestant who uses the Latin alphabet. ( . . more . . )
The local Humane Society has such a hard time placing black cats that it offers a deep discount on the adoption fee.
I don’t care to log in at Kos for one comment, so I’ll put it here.
Daily Kos writes:
What natural means isn’t specified. But I’m sure there’s an Tex-aytollah somewhere ready to let us know.
Allow me to suggest ayatexah. Besides letting the /t/ and the last /a/ do double duty, it preserves the tatpurusa structure of the original: an ayatollah is a something-or-other of God, an ayatexah is a something-or-other of Texas.
Arel Lucas writes:
This morning someone came to my door and invited my comment on a line of the New Testament, something about keeping an eye out “for none knoweth the hour.” After he had gone I thought: but then what?
“Sorry to wake you but I thought you’d like to know, Jesus is back.”
“Yeah? Say hi for me, then, and invite Him to the party next week. Did He happen to mention when we throw off the Roman yoke?”
One cannot grow up in this culture without absorbing the broad outlines, as I said to my visitor, but here’s a point on which I’m hazy.
Dammit, when I was a boy we had to work at atheism and agnosticism. We walked uphill in the snow – both ways! – to doubt the cogito! Nobody handed us disbelief on an hors d’oeuvre tray like these lazy brats you see nowadays, with their video games and their piercings!
This comes in the middle of some musings on the effects of Santa Clausery.
One of my correspondents made a joke that could be read as implying that J S Bach (1685–1750) was a Protestant. Which got me to wondering: who was the earliest Protestant composer whose name I’d know? Henry Purcell (1659–95) comes to mind, but who was big in Elizabeth’s reign?