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Thread #59418   Message #1658956
Posted By: Rapparee
01-Feb-06 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I will go, I will go,
When the fighting is over
To the Hopeful Land of George
Which I left to be a soldier
I will go, I will goooooooo.

No, really. I didn't listen to the State of Union rant last night, except for a few moments in the car while driving home from fencing. And even those few moments weren't very enthralling. I mean, where were the stirring phrases, the call to action, the emotion, the soul-stirring passages? Why, it sounded like a staged speech with "Applause" signs on the wall behind the speaker! Has the oratory of the world come to this?? Where are the thunders of Daniel Webster, of William Jennings Bryan, of Ralph Ingersoll, of Martin Luther King, of Patrick Henry, of Lord North, of Daniel O'Connell, of Padraic Pearse, of Rodney Claphart? Gone, all gone!

If 'tis true 'tis a pity, and the pity 'tis 'tis true.