[JPL] What it IS
tr at wfcr.org
Wed Jan 25 11:32:07 EST 2012
I'm a devotee of the Puritans, and am currently in the midst of reading
a bio of Anne Hutchinson, the foxy lady who was banished by her Puritan
elders from the Plymouth Colony and went on to establish Providence
Plantation, nka Rhode Island, which as a largely Catholic state
certainly knows how to mix piety with pleasure.
But regarding Special Prosecutor Starr, I'm reminded of two quickies
from his zealous witch hunt of the Prez: One was a letter to the Times
from Sydney reading, "Thank God we got the convicts and you got the
Puritans." The other goes: "A puritan is a man in a frock, sitting on a
rock, sucking on a lemon, contemplating adultery."
On 1/25/2012 11:09 AM, Eric Gruner wrote:
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> The Puritans were a significant grouping of English Protestants in the
> 16th and 17th centuries. Puritanism in this sense was founded by some
> Marian exiles from the clergy shortly after the accession of Elizabeth
> I of England in 1558, as an activist movement within the Church of
> England. The designation "Puritan" is often incorrectly used, notably
> based on the assumption that hedonism and puritanism are antonyms.
> Read the full story at:
> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 10:31 AM, Tom Reney<tr at wfcr.org> wrote:
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>> In putting together a set in memoriam to John Levy for tonight's show I dug out a Stuff Smith Trio side from 1944 entitled "Is Is." Reminded me of Bill Clinton's wonderful parsing of is
>> back when the Puritan, oops, I mean the Prosecutor, Ken Starr was on his trail.
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