Helen went off to Troy with Paris,
leaving King Menelaus behind in Sparta.

Helen had the face “that launched a thousand ships,”
that carried the Greeks to fight a war that lasted a decade.

Monica was in the last location
that should have served
as a doppelganger for the boudoir
with a partner who had been
Paris many times over.

Monica has the mouth that launched a thousand ships,
planes, helicopters, tanks, military vehicles and
thousands of troops, male and female
to fight in a war that would ignite
a conflagration with no end in sight.

Peccadillos and Sinking

Bill’s peccadillos enabled George to sink Al,
and later enabled Donald to sink Hillary
by deflecting from his own peccadillos
by bringing Bill’s to the fore


“You know, Charlie, I’ve pretty much lived my entire life
as if I wasn’t married to her at all.”
– Bill Clinton. The Charlie Rose Show, Dec. 14 /2007

Snitching for Rush

Rush Limbaugh: “Linda Trip –
What a beautiful heroine!!!
Now there’s a person who can really lead….
Here’s a question for the pop pollsters:
Who is a better role model
‘for the children’ of America:
Bill Clinton or Linda Tripp?
I’m telling my sons to imitate her.” (4)

(Linda had her friend Monica
spill the beans on Bill,
while hiding a mike,
and passed the info on.)

Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry, the man and the situation penned by Sinclair Lewis, has been confirmed again and again. The holier-than-thou -born-again crowd often goes amiss. Practicing what they preach is not always the case. Anti-abortion Judge Roy Moore had an eye for teenage girls and even tried to force his favors on some. That however did not interrupt his preaching or prevent has running for high office. What else is new?

Anita and the Judge

Anita Hill describes the lewdity of Clarence Thomas: “He spoke about acts that he had seen in pornographic films involving such matters as women having sex with animals and films showing group sex or rape scenes….On several occasions, Thomas told me graphically of his own sexual prowess….Thomas was drinking a Coke in his office, he got up from the table at which we were working, went over to his desk to get the Coke, looked at the can and asked, ‘Who has put pubic hair on my Coke?’”

Pardon me, folks! I’ve got to go out and barf.

Anita dear, this man is a stalwart god-fearing, evangelical, anti-abortion conservative. What did you expect?

After Anita Hill had testified against super-Conservative Supreme Court Justice-to-be Clarence Thomas, the holier-than-thou-crowd hired David Brock to defame Hill
in The Real Anita Hill. However, after publication, Brock got qualms of conscience and spilled the beans.

No Snitching for Alan

From Alan Dershowitz: Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?:
“(Joe) Paterno and I come from roughly
the same generation.
We grew up during the period of McCarthyism,
and my parents taught me,
as his parents may well have taught him,
that the most unforgivable sin is to ‘snitch’
on one’s friends and colleagues….” (5)
(Joe kept Jerry Sandusky’s
child-abuse activities
under his coach’s cap.)

Hotels and Privacy

“I still say what happens in a room is a private thing.”
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Interview with Richard Quest, CNN

Right you are, Dominique! When two people check into a hotel,
(or a threesome or foursome or a more-some)
no matter what their sexes are, they can do whatever they do
in the privacy of their room and it’s their business –
unless blood is shed.

However, if a waiter, maid or any other hotel employee
enters a guest’s room in the course of their service or work
and is propositioned, that is sexual harassment.
And if such a person is physically assailed
in one way or another, that, dear Dominique,
is assault and battery, attempted rape or rape,
whatever the case may be.

Those who frequent five-star hotels and get a yen
when they wake up in the morning
can take a short walk or a cab ride
to the next neighborhood five-star bordello,
and nobody’s going to protest or complain
or call the police about that “private thing.”

Short Circuits, Blackouts and Such

During an interview Dominique Strauss Kahn, answered one of Christine Banon’s
questions by darting toward the 23-year-old interviewer with dishonorable intentions in mind. Madame Banon managed to exit from the interview scathed but intact.
She described the bearing of her interviewee as “an ape in heat.”

Later Monsieur Strauss-Kahn shrugged away his behavior to her as a “short circuit.”

Cest’ la vie, these things do happen. French erotica-author Catherine Millet gives some Gallic advice: “After being raped, a woman can wash herself.”

Here comes boring old Harry with a comment:
The prisons are filled with men who had short circuits.

Beauty and the Beast

Liv Ullmann called Kissinger, “the most interesting man I have ever met.” She goes on. “I absolutely disapprove of what he did politically, and I told him so, but he tells good stories. He just thought it was fun to be with me because I don’t understand anything, because I’m stupid in politics and I’m on the wrong side.”

Well, concerning Dr. Strangekiss, according to Ullmann, I am certainly on “the wrong side.” I am also on the wrong side of Deadeye Dick Cheney, and all the other mass murderers of “our side.”

As an admirer of Liv Ullmann, I cannot fathom how she could be fascinated by anyone so ugly on both the outside and the inside. But then, according to him. “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”

Love may be blind, but apparently, power is blinding!

Dr. Strangekiss’ success with the ladies caused the press to dub him as “Cary Grant with a German accent.”

Guess if power could do it for Henry, power can do it for anyone, including, Quasimodo and Caliban – that is if they had happened to have had power.

Jean Anouilh’s repetitive dramatic theme was the beauty besmirched by the beast, and the inability of the true love that followed the false one to accept to accept the besmirching.

Liv claimed that their relationship was strictly aboveboard. If that were so, I guess she was the only one that didn’t go below-board.

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(4) Rush Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh Online (no date indicated).
(5) Huffpost/Newsmax , Nov. 11, 2011