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Old 12-15-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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This is not a satire. Seriously.

This afternoon I sobbed for an hour, and I'm still choking a little. I got to Copenhagen's main Lutheran Cathedral just before the start of a special service designed to mark the conference underway for the next week. It was jammed, but I squeezed into a chair near the corner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, gave the sermon; Desmond Tutu read the Psalm. Both were wonderful.

But my tears started before anyone said a word. As the service started, dozens [of] choristers from around the world carried three things down the aisle and to the altar: pieces of dead coral bleached by hot ocean temperatures; stones uncovered by retreating glaciers; and small, shriveled ears of corn from drought-stricken parts of Africa.


Let me recover from my pants-wetting laughter long enough to say - let's hope those religious wingnuts in the GOP don't get back into power, huh? Especially that nutty Sarah Palin with her "God" stuff.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #2
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This is not a satire. Seriously.

This afternoon I sobbed for an hour, and I'm still choking a little. I got to Copenhagen's main Lutheran Cathedral just before the start of a special service designed to mark the conference underway for the next week. It was jammed, but I squeezed into a chair near the corner. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, gave the sermon; Desmond Tutu read the Psalm. Both were wonderful.

But my tears started before anyone said a word. As the service started, dozens [of] choristers from around the world carried three things down the aisle and to the altar: pieces of dead coral bleached by hot ocean temperatures; stones uncovered by retreating glaciers; and small, shriveled ears of corn from drought-stricken parts of Africa.


Let me recover from my pants-wetting laughter long enough to say - let's hope those religious wingnuts in the GOP don't get back into power, huh? Especially that nutty Sarah Palin with her "God" stuff.
As I recall Africa has been "drought stricken" my entire life.
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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As I recall Africa has been "drought stricken" my entire life.

They need to move to where the food is!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:55 AM   #4
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They need to move to where the food is!!!!!!!!!
Oooh! Ooohhh! OOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!!!!
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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But my tears started before anyone said a word. As the service started, dozens [of] choristers from around the world carried three things down the aisle and to the altar: pieces of dead coral bleached by hot ocean temperatures; stones uncovered by retreating glaciers; and small, shriveled ears of corn from drought-stricken parts of Africa.
What IDIOT tries to grow corn in a region that's been arid for 9000+ years?

Did those stones come from the ruins of one of those Norse villages they found when those glaciers "retreated"? If so, someone's gonna get their peepee wacked - that's a important archaological site! To go and disturb it is Criminal..........

As for the coral - there are a LOT of factors that contribute to die-off of coral species, not the least of which is POLLUTION (not to mention thousands of "natural" factors including "invasion" by certain species of algae) Don't shatz where you eat, you won't have that problem..........
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:05 PM   #6
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It's SAND!

Don't give him the sandwich yet! It won't work if he's not hungry!
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YouTube - Sam Kinison about world hunger (1st Letterman appearance)

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They need to move to where the food is!!!!!!!!!
No problem. Set up that world environmental govt and they'll be ordering whole populations to move. When they are done they'll make Stalin and Mao look like pikers.
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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No problem. Set up that world environmental govt and they'll be ordering whole populations to move. When they are done they'll make Stalin and Mao look like pikers.

Yes but it's for their own good.....think of the children!
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"But my tears started before anyone said a word. As the service started, dozens [of] choristers from around the world carried three things down the aisle and to the altar: pieces of dead coral bleached by hot ocean temperatures; stones uncovered by retreating glaciers; and small, shriveled ears of corn from drought-stricken parts of Africa."

What did Ken bring, or did he just have tears in his eyes?
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