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expressed in the Fullosia. The Society says it exaults the mundane and
ridicules the exalted in conformance with the teachings of Rene Chateau
Briand who scorned philosophers who prattle about life but don't know how
to act in a dime store." The Society encourages and promotes American
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RPPS New Beginnings January 2001 Edition
- The Supreme Court, ending the continuing dispute over the
Florida electors certified to George W. Busch Jr, elected Bush
President in a 5-4 decision. In the wake of the much criticized
decision, President Clinton reluctantly recognized the Texas
Governor's proto-cabinet and has allowed a transition team to take
over the government. Al Gore accepted the outcome in a moving
- This closes the melodrama. The only point of excitement in the
otherwise uneventful presidential race was the outcome. During a
muddled campaign, Bush and Gore locked horns only in avoiding
major of controversy: tidal wave of immigration to the endangered
status of the English language. Yet, electorate divided evenly and
regionally into polarized hostile camps with Bush and Gore
supporters clashing in the streets.
- By taking the election out of the hands of the electorate, in
a bitterly divided party line, the Supreme Court according to some
constitutional scholars endangered its position as the perceived
final and just arbiter of all disputes.
- Though trailing his Democratic opponent by over 200,000 votes,
Bush tenuously clung to a few hundred vote margin plurality in
Florida, the pivotal state in the Electoral College. Recounts in
Florida were eroding Bush's hold in Florida until the Supreme
Court halted recounts and gave the presidency to Bush.
- Gore called for reconcilliation and healing in a moving speech
which was punctuated by quotes from the legendary orator Stephen A
Douglas and allusions to Abraham Lincoln.
- In the wake of the Supreme Court's decision. Gore officially
threw in the towel and Gore acknowledged defeat in a beautiful
speech which deserves to be remembered for oratorial excellence.
Addressing the acerbic schism between rival camps which followed
in the wake of a milk toast campaign, Gore urged "Healing of
wounds," Despite Gore's plea for reconciliation, some Democratic
renegades waged a brief campaign to get Republican Electors to
change their votes. The only defecting elector however was one of
Gore's who refused to vote in protest of the District of
Columbia's lack of representation in Congress.
To Dis or Not To Dis
The country and the government President Bush takes over will
be remarkably different from that which his father handed over to
President Clinton eight (8) years ago. Rumblings of economic
difficulties have echoed through the Establishment Press.
With smoldering undeclared wars inherited from his father in
Iraq and from President Clinton in Yugoslavia periodically
bursting into flames, President Bush II may not enjoy complete
support, or at least the silence or acquiescence of the
Establishment Press in such fantastic claims as totally victory in
wars without casualties or losses.
While the US bids adieu, for the moment, to President Clinton
whose image dancing carnival years in office ambled between a
circus clown and a sawdust dictator, Clinton could count on the
Establishment Press to make astounding claims of wars without
casualties and unparalleled prosperity so much so that one news
service was nick-named the Clinton News Network. Can
Mr. Bush count on the press to slavishly brush problems away ? Or
do we face four tumultuous years ?
As a President without a mandate, Mr. Bush may have trouble
defining his administration. In the past Presidents made by a
fluke of the Electoral College were called minority Presidents. To
modern America, the term might be misleading . Clarence Thomas or
Colin Powell could be elected President with a majority yet hold
office as a minority President. Still, it would be unfair to call
Mr. Bush unpopular. Time will have to tell whether President Bush
becomes unpopular in office, even though no President who came ro
power by such a fluke was ever popular enough to be re-elected.
"Old 5-4" may re-echo the insulting title given Rutherford B.
Hayes (СOld 8-7"), but seems rather prosaic.
However we need to use American ingenuity to coin a new term
appropriate to the situation: The Dis-popular President. Given the
prospect of discord between the Establishment Press and the
President, dis-popular may prove to be particularly apropos. Thus
to dis the President may become a patriotic Act.
To The Good Old Days....
BRAVE OLD Red ARMY TEAM
The Russian parliament after restoring the Russian
Army's proper Title to it: The Red
Army, completed the picture by resurrecting the
Stalinist Era National Anthem which had been abolished upon the
democratic revolution in Russia and the dissolution of the Soviet
Empire. So much for democracy!
Dr Bill Loeppkey Elected Lord President
The Rockaway Park Philosophical Society announced that
Dr Bill Loeppky, DFS was
elected Lord President of the Society. In announcing the electoral
results, Dr James Woodburry Rowe, Secretary and Mentor of the RPPS
said of Dr Loeppky he lives up to the true spirit of a Societal:
does what others regard not only as impossible but also
unnecessary. The witty, hard hitting editor of the Internet's
leading literary Ezine THE
INDITER was previously named Prince
Regent of the RPPS in Canada and beleaguered
philosopher of 1999 and was granted the high and extraordinary
of Fullosophical Studies. Bibliotek Nationale du Canada has
archived Inditer.com as part of its permananent collection.
"A true Societal never accepts the word impossible," said Dr
Loeppky who not only established literate English to an Internet
Empire but also attempted the more arduous task of teaching the
mother tounge to rambunctuous Americans.
Shrinking Internet Empires
The web continues to be jolted by the recent fall out in the
stockmarket. Among the servers curtailing services is
Lycos.com which has announced that effective it will
abandon free internet access. Previously Lycos closed
TheDoghouse.com and HotBot.com and prohibited linking images from
Angelfire.com to sites on other servers.
Adieu Monsieur Clinton
President Bubba Bill Clinton will simply not fade into the
sunset. Holy Hillery is expected to set up a rival white house in
Georgetown to receive the dis-empowered democrats. While Senators
may object to search procedures on Capital Hill instituted as soon
as Hill joined the Senate Club, Hill revealed plans to open the
Federal Styled Georgetown mansion to displaced leftists.
And money is no problem. Hill just received an $8M advance on
her next book.
In this issue
THE SOLESTICE AND CHRISTMAS
Gaudium in Fullosiam, Gaudium Omnibus Quorem Studium
Recently at the request of Dr James W. Rowe, Lord
and Mentor of the Society, the Rockaway Park Philosophical Society
commented on holiday depression: That the solstice, with its early
sunsets, might be a source of depression may have been known to
the ancients. To the ancients, depression didn't stop the party.
Today we celebrate a hectic time between Christmas and the New
Year, holidays which have assumed Christian and secular
Yet the change from autumn to winter was marked by partying
even in pagan times, perhaps as a cure to the problem of seasonal
depression. Thus holiday depression may have preceded the birth of
Christ for whom Christians say they party.
The ancients were smart enough not to let such a depressing
time also mark the New Year. It's bad enough to be depressed by
the early sunset. Pagans were too practical to conduct personal
re-appraisal and reproach at a bleak and barren time. Pagans
celebrated the New Year in the spring, the rebirth of life. Thus
we have the cluster of spring holidays that cluster from St. Pat's
day through Easter which remind us that they are pagan holidays
glaring at us in Christian or Secular form. Did the Christians
move the New Year's whoop-te-doo to desolute January, as many
writers assume, just to engage in their pointless self
Probably not correct. Until the reformation in England, Lady's
Day in March marked the New Year. That is the presumed onset of
gestation of the Christ child, a variant of the visitation ?
In the reformation Mary lost out with the Protestants as much
as her worship increased in Catholic countries like Poland,
Hungary and Ireland on the border between the Reformation and the
Catholic resurgence. As Mary lost her important position in
Christianity, the New Year was shifted by King Henry from budding
March to bleak January and Mary was dismissed from the pantheon.
If New Years arrived at January first by accident, how did
Christmas join it in the moribund weeks of late sunrises and early
The solstice was celebrated by the ancients, particularly among
the Celts who believed that it marked the battle between the God
of Light and the Goddess of Darkness, with the latter winning. The
barbarous Saxon assumed various Celtic holidays in different
forms: the burning of the young girl in Scandinavia and Germany,
the big beer blast in England are relies of the Celtic festival.
And of course in pagan times it was a festival of light: bonfires,
worship of the evergreen tree, etc., to represent the coming of
light: longer days ahead.
Many of the code words of Christianity bent the existing
phraseology "coming of light", battle between "light and
darkness," and even "light of the world" to a Christian purpose.
How did that happen?
No one knows when Christ was born or even exactly when:
Christians say in a manger and therefore a stable; Muslims who
know the Koran say that means under a palm tree at an oasis.
Considering the climate, the latter might be more likely, although
within the last five years it snowed in Jerusalem. Arabs and
Israelis put aside their Uzi's and Thompson's to go out and throw
snowballs at each other (note: neither side seems to like the M16.
How unfortunate!). Whether under a palm or in the stable, was
December the month?
Some scholars say that Christians took up Christmas the year
Emperor Diocletian, the most efficient of their Roman persecutors,
required all religions to worship at the solstice. From that
occasion onward, Christians subsumed the phraseology common among
pagans and twisted it to their own use, much as the pagans
throughout the Christian era molded Christian catch phrases and
figurines into a pagan meaning. That the Christmas tradition began
with a clever Christian mockery of pagans did not escape the
attention of the Reformers who would have abolished Christmas
19th century commercialism resuscitated the feast. Even in New
England, the Puritan homeland, Christmas gained a foothold. Where
the pilgrims punished those who would have celebrated Christmas,
gaudy lights have reappeared. Yes, Virginia, There is Christmas in
Why then the depression? The pagans light a bonfire and said
that's what lights are supposed to cure. Many we could simplify
life by resuming simpler ways.
Poems By Monique Nicole Fox "Foxxy"firstname.lastname@example.org 1110 Fidler
Lane, SS, MD 20910 USA
And there's no better way to cure the Holiday blues than
soothing poetry from a rising bard.
Nicole Foxx says of herself in her Brief Bio: "I am a 31
year old single woman with no kids. I am an Accountant (by
profession), Poet (by heart), ethnic (by design), sweet (by
nature), and pretty (by hereditary). My favorite color is red.
My favorite foods are soul food and caribbean food. My favorite
music is reggae, soca, and calypso. I have a BBA in Finance from
UDC. I have 1 year of graduate course work under my belt @ UMUC
(MGA in MIS).
Don Grant Deman: The Canadian O'Henry
Canada's nationally recognis[z]ed
Inditer dot com Press,
Grant Deman continues to grace the art of O'Henry with a
Canadian accent. Read Grant's Cracker Barrel at Inditer dot com.
With typical modesty Don Grant Deman replies: To
be the Canadian Chocolate bar or to just have the muchies!
Lisa Marie Brennan
Lisa Marie Brennan email@example.com that in
the wake of the success of her her song "Down
by the Water, she has formed a news letter entitled Lisa
News. Contact lisa firstname.lastname@example.org for further
details. The single Down
by the Water continues to climb the chart.
Loeppky v US
Bill Loeppkey of Inditer dot com has news of the Clintons'
legacy in Canada: the continuing public health crisis caused by
the sale of corrupted blood to the Canadian Red Cross.
visit The Inditer.com
In The Zines
Gunvor Skogsholm: Poetry Form
Gunvor Skogsholm, MA gave the Poetry Forum's
Golden Award to JD Collins
poem in short story forum Time
A short version of Time Passages
appears in The Inditer on Line
Poetry Forum/Short Stories Bi Monthly 5713 Larchmount Dr,
Erie PA 16509
PTP Pubs:Perry Terrell
the recipient of the RPPS Beleaguered Philosopher Award in
1996 when several months of jury duty forced PTP to suspend
operations writes that he checks his E-Mail now and then at
Phil Wagner of The Iconoclast observes that business
on the internet is like mining for gold: The only people who
make money sell the tools! On a pleasant note Phil writes that
MARLOWE in the SOUTH SEAS have been favorably reviewed.
Read the review by Ben
Phil does not believe in the world of Bill Gates. snail mail
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Crossings"I have done many things I never thought
myself capable of"
---Thomas Paine "The American Crisis"
The Revolution is almost finished off. General
Washington has been defeated in Brooklyn, forced out of
New York City and chased clear across New Jersey. Most of
the Army is killed, wounded, missing in action or
deserted. Only the Delaware River soon to freeze keeps the
British from total victory.
Are these the times that tried men's
Crossings a made for TV movie brings to life these
Click Here Crossings
Compare to The
Patriot Counter Attacks
From The FULLOSIA
RPPS FULLOSIA Dictionary
Multi-CulturalismAbysmal ignorance of all
Dis-Popularneither wanted nor needed, but just
Bullology in Fullosia
Holy HadesThe senate club graced by Holy Hillery.
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