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Dick Cavett: Iím Not Weeping; Itís an Allergy (Messiah Worship Alert)
The New York Times ^ | January 23, 2009 | Dick Cavett

Posted on 01/25/2009 10:57:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

These foolish drops do something drown my manly spirit.

– Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”

I had neither planned nor expected to cry.

If it’s true, as some maintain, that men who cry are pantywaists, then I stand condemned.

Not being one of those whose tear-production is either quick or voluminous, I was amazed at how many times, watching the all-day spectacle, I lost it.

And it wasn’t just at the easy times like, say, during a sudden close-up of a tear-streaked elderly black face in the crowd, but also at moments that were just plain “for the country.”

“Historic” and “historic moment” and “historic day” were repeated mercilessly, but remained true. Only a zombie could fail to feel the truth of it.

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It seems, doesn’t it, that there are two kinds of tears?

There’s the kind produced by the death of your dog (which just happened to me once again, and about which I always offend someone by asserting that the reason the death of a pet is worse than the death of a human is that you have mixed feelings about all people), or by the loss of a loved one. And there’s the almost opposite kind — but still tears — produced by watching Astaire and Rogers, the young DiMaggio and the young Ali, a sudden Picasso, Ol’ Blue Eyes’s voice, the 23rd Psalm, or any performance by Meryl Streep. Or Obama’s grin for his daughters.

Music bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart. I wish my life had more of it. Once, years ago, I was taken along to Tanglewood for a concert by the great Zino Francescatti, a name scandalously unknown to me the day before.

(Excerpt) Read more at cavett.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Poetry; Politics; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 0bama; bho2009; bho44; bhoinauguration; inauguration; messiah; nytimes; obama; obamainauguration; zeroworship
I don't think Hitler could garner this kind of adoration at this stage of the game.
1 posted on 01/25/2009 10:57:40 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That reminds me of what Groucho said about FDR-Dick Cavett


2 posted on 01/25/2009 10:59:36 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His inauguration made me cry too....and I didn’t even watch.


3 posted on 01/25/2009 11:02:50 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dr. Ursus

Remind me what that was...


4 posted on 01/25/2009 11:03:11 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Don't confuse what you got a right to do with what's right to do." Bill Bennett)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Media creatures are after all actors.


5 posted on 01/25/2009 11:07:56 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am completely taken aback! Shocked, shocked, I tell you. Who the Hell knew that Dick Cavett was still alive?


6 posted on 01/25/2009 11:08:15 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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I don't think Hitler could garner this kind of adoration at this stage of the game.

Hitler didn't have our MSM.

He would've been envious.

7 posted on 01/25/2009 11:21:14 AM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SIDENET
Hitler didn't have our MSM. He would've been envious.

Yep, Obama won't even have to worry about building a Dachau, there's no need.

8 posted on 01/25/2009 11:23:38 AM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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"Only a zombie could fail to feel the truth of it."

Guess I'm a zombie considering I didn't get as wrapped up in the nonstop "we're experiencing history" hype as Cavett and his ilk did (and the rest of the public was supposed to).

I'd recommend to my fellow zombies to avoid O-bot/messiah worship gatherings whenever hungry - you'll find that there's a scarcity of brains to feed upon.
9 posted on 01/25/2009 11:27:44 AM PST by sflcon (Zombie Tips)
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To: anniegetyourgun

>His inauguration made me cry too....and I didn’t even watch.

LOL - Good response.


10 posted on 01/25/2009 11:31:26 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Like his old boss Jack Paar, Dick Cavett has been holed up somewhere for decades doing heaven knows what.

If you know that Cavett has been clinically depressed off and on for years, you can see where he's coming from.

Obama is his Prozac, his electroshock, maybe even his Viagra.

11 posted on 01/25/2009 11:57:39 AM PST by x
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Cavett was on the Turner Classic Movie channel a few nights ago.
They ran an hour long interview he did with Bette Davis around 1975 or so.
It was great!


12 posted on 01/25/2009 12:41:07 PM PST by Bunkasaurus (I'm indecisive....or am I?)
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To: OneWingedShark

I could only watch briefly. I couldn’t stand seeing Obama revel in being ‘historical,’ and lauded.


13 posted on 01/25/2009 1:46:03 PM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd like to ask Dick Cavett if he feels the taste of Obama's testicles is better, or does Dick enjoy Obama's anus more?

Maybe these media types have got this whole thing going with Obama where it's like wine snobbery - "No, it tastes better after it ages for a few days!" "No, no! It's better fresh!"

Us Anglo-Saxon peasant dogs just wouldn't understand.

It's enough to gag a maggot...

14 posted on 01/25/2009 8:16:24 PM PST by an amused spectator (Citizen Kenyan: The man who created The Sock-Puppet Constitution.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cavett was always dropping Groucho’s name at any opportunity
and about any subject.


15 posted on 01/26/2009 2:59:44 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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