“what was Josh Lyman – a warning shot? that was my son.”

You’re a son of a bitch, You know that? she bought her first new car and You hit her with a drunk driver. what, was that supposed to be funny? “you can’t conceive, nor can I, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God,” says Graham Greene. I don’t know whose ass he was kissing there, ’cause I think You’re just vindictive. what was Josh Lyman – a warning shot? that was my son. what did I ever do to Yours but praise His glory and praise His name? there’s a tropical storm that’s gaining speed and power. they say we haven’t had a storm this bad since You took out that tender ship of mine in the North Atlantic last year. Sixty-eight crew. You know what a tender ship does? fixes the other ships. it doesn’t even carry guns. it just goes around, fixes the other ships and delivers the mail. that’s all it can do. gratias tibi ago, Domine.yes, I lied. it was a sin. I’ve committed many sins. have I displeased You, You feckless thug? 3.8 million new jobs, that wasn’t good?bailed out Mexico. increased foreign trade. thirty million new acres of land for conservation. put Mendoza on the bench. we’re not fighting a war. I’ve raised three children. that’s not enough to buy me out of the doghouse? haec credam a Deo pio, a Deo iusto, a Deo scito? cruciatus in crucem. trus in terra servus, nuntius fui, officium perfeci. cruciatus in crucem. Eas in crucem!

President Josiah Bartlet, The West Wing

(I think about this rant a lot when it comes to you and Zoe. you never watched it, I know, but Bartlet calls out God in the National Cathedral and it’s so awesome because he’s so right. he just yells and yells at God, “I did good and you’d take my family from me?” anyway, it’s been five months without you. hope you’re resting easy. miss you, Flo.)


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