Topic: "A Space Odyssey" (4)
2001 days ago, a recovering alcoholic was assisted in his landing upon an aircraft carrier. Still wearing his jump-suit, he stepped up to a microphone and proclaimed that the military mission he initiated had been brought to a successful conclusion. A banner which hung as a backdrop to this performance read, simply, "Mission Accomplished."
He looks much older now. His hair is that wavy gray which connotes a serious decision not to use the Grecian Formula. He still walks as if he is required to keep a protuberance in his rectum. That evil smirk, which has bedeviled and reviled his opposition, is ever-present, and appears whenever he means to smile, but doesn't know how. 2001 days later, he still fascinates an audience listening only to hear the latest grammatical gaffe from this very sadly unknowing incompetent.
Frodo has always pondered the Book of Job, in the Old Testament. It has bothered him that a passionate Lord would use a faithful worshipper as a demonstration of faith. To make someone who loved him suffer, simply to prove a point, does not seem consistent with much of the message contained elsewhere in that which we know as The Bible. Had Frodo been a member of the group of men who decided which of these ancient writings were to be included in The Bible, Frodo would have voted against both the Books of Leviticus and Job. His argument being that the literal nature of each is inconsistent with the overall context.
There is, however, merit in the sufferings of Job. Frodo thinks that George W. Bush should, also, have pustules upon his ass; so that he would experience pain and suffering, whether he stood, or whether he sat. It would not be a demonstration as proffered by Job, but a condemnation, lasting for all time.
May the remaining days of this Presidency pass with speed, and a full reckoning.