Re: Santorum evokes Tolkien
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Croft, Janet B." <jbcroft@...> wrote:
>"[Quoting another:] theYep: that would be why I editorially inserted "[QUOTING ANOTHER:]" (emphasis
>Eye was US public opinion, Frodo and Sam were Bush and Cheney, and the
>Ring they were trying to throw into Mt Doom was the Constitution."
>"I'd still dislike him intensely but I'd have more
>respect for his intelligence, and feel more like he respected mine."
>Please be fair, Carl, I said YMMV and I said I was quoting.
mine; you quoted it above even), AND why I didn't attribute names to any of
the quotes. My point was not to fault others for their opinions or quotes,
but rather to highlight the fact that the discussion had IN FACT incorporated
partisan (and frankly ad hominem) political statements, as I felt it should not
(of whatever persuastion).
> Respecting each others' intelligence is a non-partisan value,Agreed; in fact, that's also rather MY POINT: I haven't seen much respect for
the intelligence of Santorum (or Bush or Cheney or...) in this discussion.
Quite the opposite, really: the discussion was lobbed into the list pretty
much as an invitation to ridicule him, and taken up as such.
- Here is a copy of the poem, it is in The Fellowship of The Ring.
The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
Hope this helps.
--- In email@example.com, Edith.Crowe@... wrote:
> Folks, I'm inundated with Real Job stuff right now and would
> if anyone out there could give me the specific reference. As I
> actually "the road goes ever on and on..."
> Corresponding Secretary of the Mythopoeic Society
> ----- Forwarded by Edith Crowe/SJSU on 10/17/2006 08:51 AM -----
> Karen Brown <shanclan2003@...>
> 10/13/2006 03:11 PM
> The road goes on forever...
> Dear Edith,
> Do you know where I can get a copy of this poem? I gave my Lord
> Rings set to my nephew and nieces years ago; passing the torch...
> Karen J. Brown
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