Friday, May 6, 2011
So, Mr. Bin Laden, how are you enjoying Hell? How far have you gotten in your travels? How is the weather?
We realize it is early in your journey - there ARE nine circles of Hell, you know - but there is no need to rush. Eternity is forever, and that's a long time. So go ahead and check out the accommodations but don't get too comfortable in the vestibule or in Limbo. Those are not places you are going to be seeing except for this one time journey. You may think the wasps and maggots in the vestibule are pretty awful, but by the time we are done you will look back on that as the Club Med of Hell. Just remember to keep your hands and feet out of the Acheron ... and for goodness sakes, do NOT pet Cerberus.
Perhaps you should just skip the second circle (lust) and the third circle (gluttony) because those aren't your vices. Fifth circle is greed, something you do know about. Maybe you can assist one of those sinners in pushing those weights, back and forth, back and forth ... but you can't stay there, you know. We have a much more interesting punishment in mind for you.
Well, time to gather your thoughts, hike up that skirt of yours, strap on those galoshes and gird your loins, because the next trip is across the River Styx. If you thought Charon was a surly Ferryman, wait till you meet Phlegyas!
To be continued ...
Killing unarmed Osama bin Laden 'doesn't serve justice' – Rowan Williams
'It is important that justice is seen to done', Archbishop says reacting to the death of world's most wanted terrorist.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that the killing of an unarmed Osama bin Laden by US special forces left him with a "very uncomfortable feeling".
Excuse me, Archbishop Dingleberry, but the destruction of the World Trade Center left me with a very uncomfortable feeling - let's call it horrified grief - and I am not unique in that regard. Are you suggesting we should have given this man a "sporting chance" to kill even one more American?
Another country heard from:
Pakistan's foreign secretary also raised fresh doubts about the legality of killing Bin Laden. Clutching UN security council documents, Salman Bashir said: "There are legal questions that arise in terms of the UN charter. Everyone ought to be mindful of their international obligations."
Bashir added that this "violation of sovereignty, and the modalities for combating terrorism, raises certain legal and moral issues which fall ... in the domain of the international community".
Bashir old boy, if you are lucky, the US won't go after your sorry excuse for a government for harboring a war criminal.
And for all you whiny clerical and law school professor types who just have to find fault when the US defends itself, let me assure you that Osama bin Laden did not suffer one-tenth the pain and terror experienced by every one of his three thousand victims.
Putting my soap box away ... for now.
I got sideswiped, by the way. I had made some really good progress on the Cat's Paw Scarf during the weekend in Savannah, but then I got some news and headed to Joanne's for yarn and went off on a knitting tangent.
Never you mind what it is, or who it might be for ... the point is I got side tracked YET AGAIN. I don't know if this is a personality defect, or my adult ADD taking over. It's true I get distracted easily, but I was doing so well by focusing on one project, and then ... kerblooey. Foiled again. Sideswiped.