So the White House florist got the boot, or she resigned over disagreements regarding flower arrangements. Whatever. What got my attention was the following observation made by a writer Helena Andrews:
In this town, matters of taste — much like positions on marriage equality — can “evolve” over time. Just ask Dowling, who left because her “fussy style” was not in line with the first lady’s emerging modern and clean aesthetics, several sources said.
Apparently, there was an ongoing spat between Dowling and Ms. Obama over style, and the final straw hit the fan. Maybe it was as simple as a verbal catfight, since Ms. Dowling was escorted ‘from the building.’ Time will tell.
Sneaky how this writer compared gay ‘marriage’ to differences of opinions on how petunias should be arranged. Uh, no ma’am, you may be able to fool some, but others are not buying the bouquet.
Matters of taste? Marriage equality? Evolution of thought? Why punish the petunias putting them in the same bed with decadence; they have done no harm… My thoughts need no evolution regarding same-sex ‘marriage.’
What was right yesterday is right today, and will be right tomorrow. The partner of the nut has always been the bolt. Ask any man if he can construct the kid’s red radio flyer using bolts only. The new ‘evolution of thought’ will try to convince you that yes, you can construct the wagon using only bolts, as long as you understand that the nuts are another way of saying bolts. Doublespeak works every time.
Just change the meaning of words, and presto, the petunia may as well be a daisy. But why punish the petunia? Leave it alone, let the daisy be a daisy, let the bolt be a bolt, and let the nut live its days being a nut.
And marriage? Oh yeah, leave it alone, for the two (man and woman) shall be one flesh. Two women can never be one flesh. Two men can never be one flesh. If they cannot be one naturally, then it is impossible for them to be one spiritually, so the voice of nature, common sense, and spirituality all protest and say ‘Begone’ to the new wave of thought.
Some things are matters of taste indeed, as in the way petunias are arranged but please, marriage is not a matter of taste to be defined by the first lady or the chief florist. You want to engage in same sex relations? Go for it, but leave the word ‘marriage’ alone. In the spirit of the French florist, I have suggested in the past the better word is ‘le mirage (myrra-zhe.’
But Ms. Andrews creative arrangement of same sex stuff with the departure of Ms. Dowling will be applauded by the ‘intellectuals.’ Ugh.