View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Some hunting advice for Dick Cheney

On hearing who Dick Cheney shot,
The President said, “Here’s a thought.
To promote our ends
don’t hunt with our friends –
take Democrats, and don’t get caught.”


Blogger Steve Bogner said...

Nice one!

By the way, congrats on your nomination for 'Most Bizarre Blog Post' at the Catholic Blog Awards. I must have missed that one.... do you know which one was nominated for it?

6:44 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

No! It has me puzzled.

But thanks for the congrats.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

By the way, congrats on your own nomination.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

Niiiiiice. *giggles a little more*

11:56 PM  
Blogger Radicalfeministpoet said...

Nice. Really gives your church a good name.

Why do you suppose war-criminal Cheney really shot his "friend"? What did he know that the world needs to know?

Let's hope civilised people everywhere can come together and stop Amerikan imperialism.

3:37 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

radiclafeministpoet - Not sure what you mean when you say this poem gives my church "a good name."

Are you suggesting that the poem is intended literally, not humorously, and so the Catholic Church is advocating the shooting of Democrats?

That would be suicidal. I am a Democrat!

Or do you mean that lousy poetry is a reflection on the cultural vacuity of my church?

The church is fine. It has a rich artistic tradition and many fine poets. I'll take the blame for this poem. Maybe my time in purgatory will be spent with a rhyming dictionary trying to complete a poem in which I have to rhyme with the word "orange". (Where's Ogden Nash when you need him?)

I agree. Cheney is a war criminal. The Internatinal WarCrimes Tribunal found him, Colin Powell, the first President Bush and others guilty of war crimes following the Gulf War.

But I think he really did accidentally shoot his friend. I don't think there was any grand plot.

I also agree that some of the actions by the United States do need to be stopped. I just don't think a hunting preserve in Texas is a site of "Amerikan imperialism."

By the way, how many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?


5:16 AM  
Blogger Lee Strong said...

Okay. okay. To be fair.

How many Catholics does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Any member of the laity is qualified to take part in the process.

But they can't use protection.

6:52 AM  

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