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Dave of Maryland

Sai Baba of Shirdi!

My compliments!

frank durkee

Col. Go in peace and do well. Thanks for your sharing.
Fr. Frank Durkee

Mark Gaughan

The, "lord's work" Col.? Who's lord? It certainly isn't mine. There is no god.

W. Patrick Lang

MG

Who asked you? pl

All

Someone asked for an example of a country having screwed up as badly as we have in Iraq. I would nominate the British response to the American Revolution. pl

Charles I

Mark, while I agree with you in a certain semantic sense, you appear as boorish and cranky as I am, and that's no good. For goodness (almost wrote "heavan's) sake, its just after, spring, Easter, a host of others' rites, and all my own little pagan festivities, and life is stirring. Spring is sprung! There's the Col out living, and I infer, out giving yet more of himself than we enjoy here, and you offer a slap instead of a pat on the back.

I have no personal acquaintance with Jesus, but I am confident that the Col., is out doing his Lord's work. Our subjective lack of belief doesn't change that the he is indeed out there because of the "Lord".

W. Patrick Lang

Charles 1, Mark Gaughan et al

Some of you people are incredibly self satisfied, arrogant, literal minded and devoid of a sense of ironic humor.

You lack the appreciation of ambiguity that makes "doing the lord's work" a self deprecating statement.

You would not have made it in the intelligence world where the CIA is often jokingly referred to as the "Christians In Action." Get a grip!! pl

Cloned Poster

As this is April's fool day, I thought I should share these "real" foolish comments from the Interwebs, in the spirit of it being the "silly day".


The Battle for Basra: Britain Should Launch a Troop Surge in Iraq

Iraqi PM claims Basra 'success'

April Fool is the codename for the spy and double agent who allegedly played a key role in the downfall of the Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.


Cieran

I love this website... even the "nobody home for awhile" threads are worth a read.

Montag

I smell a book tour. The Colonel is perhaps out and about converting the heathen to the joys of really gripping historical fiction--a welcome respite for him from dealing with some of the fictional historians who pontificate here. I plead guilty as well, to transgressions worthy of death on the Hook. I can only interpret the absence of said Hook as a manifestation of the Divine Grace accorded to so many undeserving scoundrels.

W. Patrick Lang

Montag

No. I expect you all to sell my book. Why else would I continue with this? pl

TomB

Col. Lang wrote:

"Someone asked for an example of a country having screwed up as badly as we have in Iraq. I would nominate the British response to the American Revolution."

I dunno Colonel: The Brits only lost us as a colony, it lost no others as a result (and even managed to hang onto and secure Canada), its defeat did not seriously shake its empire at the time otherwise, and even shortly thereafter it maintained us as a great trading ally and then even as a regular ally.

In the end then might it not be that after this Iraq adventure is over we're gonna be *wishing* that we only screwed up as badly as King George?

In fact, given Bush's propensity to keep declaring "success" in Iraq no matter what, maybe the historical analogy we're gonna best identify with when this is all done is Pryrrhus' sentiment after being congratulated on winning this or that battle with the Romans when in fact he just escaped by the skin of his teeth: "One more such victory and we are undone."

Cheers,


Dave of Maryland

I was impressed, and, frankly, surprised, to see the original, the genuine Sai Baba. Someone completely unknown in the west. (Go Wiki for the details.) As opposed to the modern fake who goes by the same name & impresses so many of my friends. It speaks volumes about our host's culture & erudition.

Mark Gaughan

Well, exuuuuuse me.

PL,
"Who asked you?" Relax.
I didn't realize you were being self deprecating. I suspect that I am no more
incredibly self satisfied, arrogant, literal minded and devoid of a sense of ironic humor than you. I love your blog and recommend to all.

Charles I,
I did not offer a slap.

All,
By Mingarope, I am sick of all this god crap.


Cold War Zoomie

I expect you all to sell my book. Why else would I continue with this?

I feel used! And dirty.

Where's my hankie?

rjj


By Mingarope, I am sick of all this god crap

Close your eyes, and think of The Queen.

Cold War Zoomie

Speaking of Belgian films about disabled neighbors who hate each other yet end up in Finland together:

Aaltra

Watched it last night and I highly recommend it.

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