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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Politics as Poetry

Well, how about a break from all this stuff in the Anglican Communion?

How about a little politics?

You know, I still loves me my Dave Letterman, but this, by Conan O'Brien, is smart and funny.

And Sarah Palin is not.

Or, is she just so brilliant that even she can't understand herself?

Watch this video and you tell me.

By the way, "North to the future" is the official state motto of Alaska.

I kid you not.

That may help to explain a few things.

Here's the text that O'Brien recognized as Ginsbergian poetry

soaring through nature's finest show.
Denali, the great one, soaring under the midnight sun.
And then the extremes. In the winter time it's the frozen road
that is competing with the view of ice fogged frigid beauty,
the cold though, doesn't it split
the Cheechakos from the Sourdoughs?
And then in the summertime such extreme
about a hundred and fifty degrees hotter
than just some months ago, than
just some months from now,
with fireweed blooming
along the frost heaves and merciless rivers that are rushing
and carving
and reminding us that here,
Mother Nature wins.
It is as throughout all Alaska that big wild
good life teeming along the road that is
north to the future.


Catherine said...

OT - but prayers for you and your mother and Ms. Conroy and all who love you today.

gerry said...


May your Mother Rest In Peace.

Sorry but I can't listen to Mrs. Palin, the sound of her voice makes me want to kick someone and if a don't turn her off fast enough, I become despondent to think that fellow Americans can consider her qualified to be VP let alone Pres USA.

Deliver us O Lord ...