The old Irony Meter has had a workout this week.
Today is the anniversary of my baptism. God's "happy anniversary" gift to me was "You're Likeable Enough, Gay People," today's NYT column by Frank Rich. I especially like that he points out gays were thrown under the bus by "sweet-talking swindler" Bill Clinton. Actually, as I remember it, Hillary also participated in this. When I didn't really have $10 a month to spare, I willingly contributed it to Hillary who at the time was making her first forays into fundraising for her US senate campaign. Then, having harvested quite a bit of $$ from the gay community, she supported Bill's "Defense of Marriage" act. And I'll leave it to you to explain just HOW Bill Clinton could figure he qualified as a defender of marriage.
Earlier this week, I was privileged to be at a friend's house as she was preparing for Christmas Eve dinner. Christmas music was playing on her radio, and she paused in her chopping (!) to tell me that the selection playing at that very moment was one of King Henry VIII's favorites. Ah, yes. Henry loved Christmas carols in addition to wassail. Such a kind-hearted, loving Christian. The Pope actually called Henry the Defender of the Faith, but presumably that was before Henry threw the RC church under the bus when they wouldn't give him a divorce.
Irony, irony everywhere....