Howard Dean. O that we now had here
But one ten thousand of those men in England
That do no work to-day, because we have tanked in the polls since Columbus Day!
Barack Obama V. What's he that wishes so?
My Chairman Dean? No, my fair Chairman;
If we are mark'd to try, we are enow
To do our country loss; and if to live,
The fewer men, the greater share of honour - we just file with the ACLU and go WIG on the Tube!
MSNBCs will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
By Rove, I am not covetous for gold - we got millions!
Nor care I . . ' let me be clear . . . Um, who doth feed upon my ACORN;
It yearns me not if men my SEIU did not register;
Such outward things dwell not in my desires - that's the pitch.
But if it be a sin to covet honour, Where's the Teleprompter?
I am the most offending soul alive - Man I want this Gig!
No, faith, my Chair, wish not a man from England er, Germany.
God's peace! I would not lose so great an election
Because we have tossed the Race Card and Michigan is in play
For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
Rather proclaim it, Howard Dean, through my host Barbra Steisand,
That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
We would not die in that man's company
That fears his fellowship to die with us.
This day is call'd the feast of St. Charles Borromeo* ( November 4th) by all them racist Catholics.
He/she/it that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam'd,
And rouse him at the name of Borromeo.
He/she that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say 'To-morrow is Saint Charles Borromeo.'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say 'These wounds I had on Election day - a hanging chad got me.'
Old men forget; Joe? Joe Biden! Get over here, You are not Sick and No Hillary is not taking your place! yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages ( he made some great contacts and Blackberry swag,
What feets he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words-
Barack the Hope, Biden and Wexler,
Olbermann and Maddow, Wright and Ayers-
Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb'red.
This story shall the good gender non-specfic will teach their adopted son;
And Barack Borromeo shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we elite;
For he to-day that votes with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so white,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed because there is that six hour time difference
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That vote for me Saint Charles Borromeo's day.
Cry Present and Let Slip the Dogs of Woe!
St. Charles Borromeo
The name of St. Charles Borromeo is associated with reform. He lived during the time of the Protestant Reformation, and had a hand in the reform of the whole Church during the final years of the Council of Trent.
Although he belonged to a noble Milanese family and was related to the powerful Medici family, he desired to devote himself to the Church. When his uncle, Cardinal de Medici, was elected pope in 1559 as Pius IV, he made Charles cardinal-deacon and administrator of the Archdiocese of Milan while he was still a layman and a young student. Because of his intellectual qualities he was entrusted with several important offices connected with the Vatican and later appointed secretary of state with full charge of the administration of the papal states. The untimely death of his elder brother brought Charles to a definite decision to be ordained a priest, despite relatives’ insistence that he marry. He was ordained a priest at the age of 25, and soon afterward he was consecrated bishop of Milan.
Because of his work at the Council of Trent he was not allowed to take up residence in Milan until the Council was over. Charles had encouraged the pope to renew the Council in 1562 after it had been suspended 10 years before. Working behind the scenes, St. Charles deserves the credit for keeping the Council in session when at several points it was on the verge of breaking up. He took upon himself the task of the entire correspondence during the final phase.
Eventually Charles was allowed to devote his time to the Archdiocese of Milan, where the religious and moral picture was far from bright. The reform needed in every phase of Catholic life among both clergy and laity was initiated at the provincial council of all his suffragan bishops. Specific regulations were drawn up for bishops and other clergy: If the people were to be converted to a better life, these had to be the first to give a good example and renew their apostolic spirit.
Charles took the initiative in giving good example. He allotted most of his income to charity, forbade himself all luxury and imposed severe penances upon himself. He sacrificed wealth, high honors, esteem and influence to become poor. During the plague and famine of 1576 he tried to feed 60,000 to 70,000 people daily. To do this he borrowed large sums of money that required years to repay. When the civil authorities fled at the height of the plague, he stayed in the city, where he ministered to the sick and the dying, helping those in want.
Work and the heavy burdens of his high office began to affect his health. He died at the age of 46.
St. Charles made his own the words of Christ: "...I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:35-36). Charles saw Christ in his neighbor and knew that charity done for the least of his flock was charity done for Christ.
"Christ summons the Church, as she goes her pilgrim way, to that continual reformation of which she always has need, insofar as she is an institution of men here on earth. Consequently, if, in various times and circumstances, there have been deficiencies in moral conduct or in Church discipline, or even in the way that Church teaching has been formulated—to be carefully distinguished from the deposit of faith itself—these should be set right at the opportune moment and in the proper way" (Decree on Ecumenism, 6, Austin Flannery translation).