Some days I wish the US wouldn’t have beaten the Germans out of England

The “Independent” newspaper in Great Britain described the Bush inaugural as “Pomp and circumstance.”

British accusing anybody of “pomp and circumstance” is like being called “gaudy and tasteless” by Courtney Love.

The dictionary defines “pomp” as 1) a dignified or magnificent display; splendor, and 2) Vain or ostentatious display.

You guess which definition they intended.

Unbelievable… a culture that’s derived from thousands of years of powdered wig DNA, who used to wear bright red into battle because it “worked” (the giant neon “bullseye” signs to adorn the front of the Redcoats weren’t ready in time for Revolutionary War), and that pays exhorbitant amounts of money to figureheads to be nothing but glorified national Walmart greeters, has the gall to accuse others of haughty ivory-towerism?

Sometimes their ability to introspect can be as bad as their teeth.

Author: Doug Powers

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