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February 20, 2006

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Sue

Actually what is missing on the left is a sense of humor. And I refuse to loan them mine.

maryrose

I second the nomination for Kim as Oracle.

Gary Maxwell

First things first. We must do an environmental impact statement thick enough to keep a bum warm on a park bench in Traverse City in December.

The study must include such things as black capped viros, thompason kangaroo rats, snail darters and bugs in caves.

Only after that is completed can we move on the government approval process which in itself may take months or years.

In the menatime your virgins, may ... well lets say no longer qualify.

PeterUK

Clarice,It has to be a Sacred Grove,with a grotto for the oracle.

PeterUK

Gary,This is a cult,it has all the attributes of a religion get ACLU on the case.

Rick Ballard

Oh man, a grotto is going to involve the Coastal Commission and maybe the Corps of Engineers. "Sacred Grove" implies trees - that EIR that Gary mentioned is going to need to be a lot thicker.

Btw - Gary, they're virtual virgins - ya know - like "virtually germ free".

clarice

A Sacred Grove,with a grotto for the oracle it is. I'm authoritarian, but I can listen and accept a good idea.

Kim as oracle works. Rick will be keeper of the golden books (that is he'll set the gate and tally the loot). PeterUK has such a fine way with words, I think he should write the sacred text.(And get lots of white out, honey, from time to time we want to make the immutable, mutable, if you get my drift.)
I don't want to leave anyone out. There's a place for everyone.

Gary Maxwell

Duh I thought it meant "virtuous" not "almost" ( ie virtually) . If your definition holds does that mean even Madonna can apply?

PeterUK

Gary,
If she takes the virgin studies course at UCLA for a refresher.

There is just the problem of where to put the giant marble statue of George Bush.

Gary Maxwell

Not sure UCLA has a virgin studies course. In fact I remeber my alma mater had a long standing legend about what might happen to the bell tower when the first virgin graduated, but perhaps we are getting too far afield...

PeterUK

Thank you Clarice,but i think this should be an oral tradition,that is what the Oracle is for.What is required is a body of priests and priestesses to interpret to words,a bit like the Supreme Court but with better dress sense.

maryrose

Gary can assist with fundraising because with his CPA he's very good with numbers.,if he would like to do that.

Rick Ballard

It would be an honor to be keeper of all the sets of the golden books. Such an honor in fact, that I will be willing to serve without pay, asking only that all reasonable expenses incurred should be covered upon presentation of appropriate vouchers. Since Gary has the requisite background and skills my first act will be to draft an agreement whereby he will verify every nickel of income received and every dime of necessary outlay as detailed in the primary set of records. Everyone should be satisfied with that.

Gary Maxwell

Oh hell no. I want to be one of the honor guard at the citadel of the virgins!!!

Do you have any idea how many civic organizaiton just assume you want to be the treasurer? I could just scream sometimes.

Rick Ballard

The terms of agreement would assuage any fear that this might be a voluntary effort. And it's verification not keeping any of the sets of books. Just a signature once a year saying that all nickels and dimes are accounted for. Surely some arrangement can be reached, I'm sure occasional duty as part of the honor guard might be arranged.

PeterUK

Mr Ballard,
Do you want to acquaint Mr Maxwell with the,er, physical requirements that are traditionally demanded of the honour guard of Virtual Virgins?
It would be unfair not telling him what he is cutting himself in for.

kim

I'll take Obscuracle. Tom's the Oracle.
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Gary Maxwell

The perfectly cheeky comment I would have expected from a limey! You know those signs in the Waterford crystal shop, "Look but dont touch?" Seems applicable here.

kim

Who needs virgins when we've got trolls to sacrifice, with great ritual.
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Rick Ballard

Mr. Uk,

I'm sure that Mr. Maxwell will be up to the task in every respect. Besides, key man policies will be maintained on everyone seving in the honor guard. It seems only prudent.

PeterUK

Gary,
I refer you to the priests of Isis,hope it doesn't make your eyes water.

JM Hanes

Gary

"Only after that is completed can we move on the government approval process which in itself may take months or years."

Be not afraid, the Goddess can set us up by executive order in no time flat.

Sue

The left needs to stop psychoanalyzing the right and turn their attention to their own. Mr. Greenwald and Mr. Daou would better serve their party if they tried healing their own...

Sue

Right after the 2002 mid terms, the left said we weren't angry enough. We gave Bush a pass. So they cranked up the anger for the 2004 general election. Right after the 2004 election they said we didn't get our message of God and country to the 'faith based'. We need to send people into the heart of red country to find out what makes these people tick. They came for a few weeks, looked around, and promptly skedaddled right back to where they came from. Reporting to party leaders they once again said we were not angry enough. For a minute there, they almost got a glimpse of what is wrong with their party. For a minute there...

JM Hanes

I OBJECT to the very CONCEPT of Vestal Virgins!

Aside from the fact that volunteers are not exactly swarming the hive here, they just look so damn silly in jack boots. Does anybody take them seriously any more? If they're really de rigeur, let 'em serve up the mead & honey till they can manage to prove they're good for something other than wafting about. What this cult really needs is a constellation of media whores.

I was planning to apply for emince grise status, but unfortunately my shady CV has been ferreted off by parties unknown who are apparently grisier than I am. So I'm left casting about for gravitas instead, and suddenly, I hear my Muses whisper Pontiff-icator, not in a good way, which is probably about all you need to know about the troubled history there.

So I settle in to think some more, but all I can come up with is, why not? And yeah, maybe it sorta kinda fits, like, well, a wet T-shirt really. And it's better than my last role as H.R.H.Drama Queen (which I must say, I managed to play to excellent advantage), and it's not like I can't dress the thing up a bit. I mean a Pontifficator gets robes for sure, which would hide the snake boots. Can't stand the snakes, but a Cult's no Cult without snakes, now is it?

So. If the Oh So Authoritarian Goddess approves, I'll take Pontifficator. (What? OK OK OK) And a stipend for my beMUSEments, please. (No, the Goddess doesn't hand out health insurance, get real...Geez, could you maybe stop bugging me for just one second? If you're not careful I'm going to tell the Divine One I need a new set of MUSES not another stack of vellum...Sheesh!)

Sue

This is what I love about the people here. Go to Mr. Greenwald's or Mr. Daou's comments section and notice the difference in tone from their posters and those here. And I still refuse to loan them a cup of my sense of humor...

TM

Mr. Greenwald and Mr. Daou would better serve their party if they tried healing their own...

Psychotherapy is the art of the possible (I think).

maryrose

JMHANES;
Come and join us on Friday night for our tall tales and dream sequences, as a Pontificator you have a lot to offer.
Sue; I love the sense of humor on display here and wouldn't trade it for any other. I found JOM via Instapundit. I always enjoy the postings and it's fun to hear different points of view and opinions. Each poster has a unique personality that comes out in their writings. It's an interesting way to get to know each person's individual strengths.

JM Hanes

maryrose

"a lot to offer"

Hmm......Offerings......Now there's a concept...:) Always liked mine rare, which is probably why divinity escapes me to this day.

Sue

Psychotherapy is the art of the possible (I think).

Ahh...well, that explains why there is no attempt on their part.

swmap feller

Syl,

You defend Bush "all the time?" That only proves Greenwald's point. If you are simply loyal to Bush come hell or high water, you are indeed part of the Cult of Bush. I would think it better to defend or oppose Bush on individual issues, on the merits.

Sue

I would think it better to defend or oppose Bush on individual issues, on the merits.

Shoot, feller, we don't have time for that. We are too busy deciding on the Goddess's court and the outfits we'll wear. Snake or no snake? What do you think?

Rick Ballard

Geesh, I hope the HR hire shows up soon. I'm just the bookskeeper.

OK, JMH - You're applying for the position of Pontificatrix, right? Now, that position has an annual fee of $48,000 which is payable on a quarterly basis in advance. Plus you will need 2 pr (mid thigh, snakeskin, 3" heel) boots, 4 robes (set, inner and outer garment, WetT weight), 2 tiara (1 ea - wht/reg), 1 crown (formal - no more than 4 carats of studding), 1 stole (reversible red/black) and 1 crop, (riding). The total for that comes to $30, 246.12 with additional payments of $12,482.14 due on the 10th of the third month following initiation and so on.

Will that be cash or charge? There is a 2% discount for cash with an additional 1% off for payment in used bills of no more than $20 denomination.

clarice

Can I pick the right person for the right job or what?

larwyn

How did I miss all this yesterday?
Geez- must catch up -I was doing Ports!

RB:
Goddess wardrobe must include:
Isadora Duncan Scarves
Elbow length pale leather gloves
Jeweled Clouches

JMH
"The Authorian Cult" is that the
now agreed upon name? I thought
it was "authoritarian" but yours
will cost less for embroidered items. And we have that T.A.C.,
which certainly gets our war mongering across.

On another thread AB today called
me " dyslexic", and now I have found that he has bestowed a terrible high honor upon me:

Clarice & Peter UK
Peter, you were example A, little old me was example B, and
Clarice was cited as example C.

Cannot believe I have been placed in such exalted company standing on the same line.
Thank you AB

Rick Ballard
"Oh well, Greenberg will do another poll showing that the "ship" is drawing every nearer - and it's a big ship,"

OneCosmos' :End-Time Panic and The Liberal Ghost Dance

describes two of the crisis cults that certainly apply to the left today.
The Ghost Dance was developed by American Indians in the 19th century:
The Ghost Dance was a fantasied solution to all their problems, involving the widespread idea that "a new skin would slide over the old earth, covering up the whites and all their works, and bringing upon it new trees and plants, great buffalo herds, the ghosts of the dead, and the great departed warriors and chiefs." This utopia would come about if only each person in all the tribes danced the elaborate Ghost Dance.

And those big ship waiters:


Another famous example is the "cargo cult" of early 20th century New Guinea. There, the natives couldn't help but notice that they had to work very hard, while the white colonialists seemed to sit around a lot, and received great stores of goods simply by sending out little scraps of paper. They reasoned that this had something to do with the mysterious cargo ships that left with native products and returned loaded down with all of the machines and other items that seemed to make the white men so powerful. The New Guineans developed the idea that these powerful objects were fashioned by their ancestors in a far-off volcano and were actually meant for them. But in order to ensure receiving them, they would have to imitate the behaviors of the white men by "sitting solemnly and speechlessly around tables," waiting for their ship to come in, so to speak.

......... After all, progressives are having to cope with a catastrophic collapse of their world and all of its comforting myths. As each myth crumbles in succession, they become increasingly frantic in papering over reality with the downright strange beliefs of their progressive crisis cult.

The left has combined those two into a Ghost Dancing Cargo Cult - banging
drums and stomping feet while staying in exactly the same place accomplishing
absolutely nothing.

We have so much to teach them - now we have to add how to be an effective
cult to the list. They are terribly troublesome.

clarice

JMH--I thought you knew..virtual virgins are not-um-exactly virgins..Like covert is not exactly covert, outed is not exactly outed, harm to national security is not exactly harm to national security, and first in the line isn't exactly first..Indeed, like obstruction is not about obstruction of a legitimate investigation of an actual applicable statute.
*whooosh* I wave that magic Fitzcape and *poof* everything turns to its opposite.

kim

These outfits are amply cut and elastic waistbanded, I presume, like, you know, pajamas?

Might as well be authoritatively comfortable while we're comfortably authoritative.
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clarice

Skinny people in tight clothes never look authoritative. Think Churchill.

kim

By far the most authoritative person I've ever met was a Borough Park shadkhn, and by no stretch of the vernacular could she be described as skinny, nor her habiliments as tight.
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JM Hanes

Herr Doktor'd Booksmeister Ballard:

That would be Pontifficatrix. The extra f'ing will cost you $48K. As for duds, I'm quite covered up in tiaras & related paraphenalia (and would never voluntarily consent to crowning, in any case, which I find simply too ponderous for words -- Not. Good. In. A. Px). My personal dry cleaner is on call 24/7, I can launder my own money, and will not require initiation as I've been credentialled quite enough.

Please feel free to haggle over hidden fees with my MUSES (NOT recommended). Sounds like we're good to go, no?

JM Hanes

Goddess -- You too have your way with words, I see, as, of course, you would, wouldn't you, have your way with everything, that is.

Virgins of most any ilk still seem a little useless in a 21st c. Cult, don't you think? I s'pose we could keep a few around, for tossing overboard in case we come up short on excommunicants.

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