Since it's Sunday I feel comfortable talking about the next subject.
It seams the "O" man slipped a note to god while visiting the "Western Wall" in Jerusalem. The "O" man asked god to"forgive him of his sins" and help him to "guard against pride and despair." He also asked the lord to "protect" his "family". Nothing wrong with that. As most folks know I am not very religious, but for those of us who are, and who want to ask their Creator for certain things, I have no problem with that.
But here is the tragedy: Some sick bastard (actually, a Jewish seminary student) took the "O" man's note and gave it to the Israeli newspaper,"Maariv" who published it for the world to see. I still can't figure out how he did that, he must have been watching the "O" man like a hawk. I am sure FOX was probably paying him to dig up dome shit on his "O" ness.
Now I am sorry, but some things just go beyond the pale. A written prayer is stolen and published? That is some seriously fucked up shit. Isn't a prayer supposed to be as personal as it gets? For a seminary student, of all people, to steal the "O" man's note and to take it a step further and give it to a newspaper, is unfathomable to me. I thought religion was supposed to be serious business and personal between human beings and their god. Aparently not when you are running for president of these divded states. The irony is that most of the folks who want to bring down the "O" man are supposedly the ones who love god the most. But I guess it's their god, not the "O" mans. So personal notes and rayers aren't allowed. Poor god might be stuck reading all these requests from people who don't really mater
But this seminary student was hoping to find some incriminating shit in the note, but no such luck.
"Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just."
Nope, nothing wrong with that, the man seems sincere and humble.
But can you imagine if the "O" man had come clean and written some personal and potentially damaging stuff? Lord forgive me for that tryst with Scarlett, and for wishing all those bad things on brother Jessie...... But the "O" man must have known, even as he sat there in the King David Hotel and penned his little note to god on the hotel stationary. He knew that there was a chance that some weasel would be watching him, and would grab his note to god.
Now there are actually handwriting experts trying to figure out what he really meant. "When he wrote 'forgive me' there was too much space between forgive and me, so he probably doesn't feel he needs to be forgiven" Damn "O" man! You can't even write your god a letter without folks scrutinizing you.
Oh well, they took your note, but look at the bright side. If god is omnipotent, he/she already knows what you wrote. Still, he/she probably should have made the ink disappear as soon as they touched it.
Now that would have given them something to talk about.