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Susan B. Anthony

Saturday, April 3, 2010

On the 150th Anniversary of "The Scarlet Letter" .... the new Hester Prynne is... get this.... Tiger Woods!

I was able to find this off the cuff "transcript" of what I consider to be a total bastardization (is it OK to use that word here?) of the meaning of "The Scarlet Letter." If you want to suffer through the actual Diane Rehm show on the subject... suit yourself.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, himself having been raised by a single mother, must truly be turning in his grave. The NPR talking heads actually believe that Tiger Woods is the new Hester Prynne?? Or at least that is what they want us to believe.

Not Phoebe Prince mind you. Tiger Woods.

Are they effin' kidding me? Tiger Woods is wearing the Scarlet Letter nowadays?? Which letter is that, exactly? The one that says "I'm rich and famous and I can get away with anything??"

A true case of the perp being made out as victim.

Gag me.


  1. Anonymous10:47 AM

    I heard that too on NPR ... talk about IDIOCY ...it was stunningly amazing ..

  2. Anonymous10:49 AM

    Diane is beyond an obot ; she is a bo groupie btw, if anyone says anything even mildly critical or even approaching reality regarding bo she has a hissy fit

  3. Hester Prynne and Tiger Woods in the same category? Double gag me. What has happened to some people? Have they totally lost their senses, or did they never have them to begin with?

  4. So glad someone else picked up on this. I couldn't believe my ears when Tiger was compared to Hester. He's going to get his career back and, no doubt, his sponsors will return because it's all about the money.

  5. There is just so much wrong with this comparison... I don't even know what to say.

    When we begin to see the most powerful individuals in our society as powerless victims, we have lost all sense of perspective. And all moral grounding.

    When we can no longer tell who is on the receiving end of exploitation and who is doling out the abuse ... then, the doler-outers have truly won.

  6. Thanks for dropping by Connie, HT and Swanspirit!

  7. michelina3:15 PM

    I'm not sure who Hester is, but I do agree,
    as usual, when you do show up,

    He is the PiTS-------don't get married if your
    gonna be an asshole. I realize his dad died,
    and he had some knee troubles, but god help us,
    he's worth billions---------the guy is an ASS

  8. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Wow, I missed this. I guess it's a Scarlett P. The "P" stands for "Pu**y." In upside down world, it's no longer a mark of shame; it's a badge of honor.

  9. Anonymous10:33 PM

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