The scripture reading for today is taken from John–“boys and girls–sisters, brothers, sisters and brothers, people, cool out–there are so many more fun things to do than politics!!”

Gentlemen–cool out, stop acting so crazy–calm down!!!–there are ladies present in our group.  Politics is a horse race–nothing more–politicians are race horses–nothing more. Learn how to handicap horse races and, maybe, someday, you will come to understand politics–if you must–although, I caution you, it’s pretty dry stuff compared to fun stuff..

Political campaigns always become feverishly hyperbolic at this point in the horse race–in youth, long, long ago, I used to ride these race horses.  Horse racing and race riding are a business.  To my best knowledge, the rest of you are spectators at the races.  Cheer for your horse, loudly and long, but don’t get too emotionally attached.

This is August–it’s very HOT–one of God’s greatest gifts to His Children is central air conditioning–make regular

Mary Lou Whitney, in yellow far right. grande dame of Saratoga society, cheers home one of her winners with girlfriends in her box. Mary Lou knows how to have fun in summer heat, without so much as a thought given to dreary debates of politics.

and ample use of it.  I am happy that all here gathered have ready access, with the mere flip of a switch, to that gift of God in the haze and beastly heat of this Washington summer.

Let’s try to be cool of body and cool of head–not simply in deference to the ladies, but also to keep the gentlemen from stroke, heart attack and seizure brought on by our excessive, overwrought, overdrawn for effect, exaggeration in our missives concerning tomato–throwing politics.

American politics–is a subject which–frankly–is neither very interesting nor very important.  Interesting, important, things include, first off, well–girls–they are pretty and bouncy and they are legions in their numbers–more so, they are demonstration, prima facie, of the existence of God Jesus.

Consider other things as well–very good champagne, similarly, superlatively fine cognac, sports of various sorts, nice suits from London, great ties from France, shoes from Milano, race horses–the Spa at Saratoga is open right now–starring all the pretty people and far prettier horses!!  On the far coast, Del Mar by the sea, the Saratoga of the west, is likewise in full swing.  Consider, vanilla ice cream, bar-bee-ques on the brick courtyard, great novels, Newport for the Regatta, injectable pain killers, spectacular hats from James Lock & Co, Hatters, London, sailing on the seas, vintage Burberry’s umbrellas, Paul Stuart of New York, air conditioning.  Try to relax and take time to enjoy these cool and happy presents sent, postage paid, from Providence above.

I’ll say, Good morning, ladies.  I’ll say, Good morning, gentlemen.

Pax Vobis,

John Daniel

 

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