Thursday, September 29, 2005

Judging a Judge

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored!" If you're just joining us for the first time, have your polytheism passport ready! We have to beef up security around here.

You know, Americans never fail to act like idiots.

In other cultures, in other times and places, great respect was reserved for the oldest members of the group. Ancient people felt that the longer one lived, the more wisdom one accrued. One need only think of the wizened farmer in "The Seven Samurai" who said so little but knew all there was to know about running a village.

Here it's different. Grandpa goes off to the nursing home, where he's treated like a heavy sack of manure.

And today we welcome a fifty-year-old, Roman Catholic lawyer to the Supreme Court. This man carefully concealed his agenda as he sailed through hearings. He is a mystery to all of us ... and he'll be minding the farm, oh, perhaps for the next 30 YEARS.

Like King Henry VIII, Justice Roberts will be a force to be reckoned with for decades and decades and decades. Is he blind, like Justice is supposed to be? Or is he a "judge of faith?"

We here at "The Gods Are Bored" say with great trepidation:

Hey ho, hey ho,
Roberts gonna deep-six Roe.

Hey ho, ho Hey,
Civil Rights will go away.

Hey ho, sniff sniff,
Never get my legal spliff.

BLUE ANNE
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS

2 Comments:

At September 29, 2005 , Blogger The Land Sings said...

Left out the verse:

Hee Ho Hee Ho
And ONLY Roberts Knows
hee ho, hee hoo
back to work we go

the gods are at least creative when bored.

 
At September 29, 2005 , Blogger Scott said...

The Times are Surreal to say the least, and one of the biggest defects or our society is the way we brush the old or infirm out of our lives,,, Only Beautiful People Please seems to be the motto of most mindsets.
The Roberts thing is very scary,, why is he being put into such a position there are six others who have tenure,,, I would be pissed if I was one of those six,, and vote to fuck with them to prove how pissed. And then,, BUshy gets another nomination pick,,, bad times for liberal ideas???
The Henry the eighth reference is a very good analogy, hopefully the heads rolling will remain figurative, not literal. We can only pray the deities have mercy,,,,personally I have always pulled for the Titans,, older and wiser,, and like today's elders,,, kicked to the curb.

 

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