Sunday Archbishop Hughes will be celebrating mass at St. Louis Cathedral with a fancy chalice he received from the Pope. The Pope gave said holy grail to Hughes to acknowledge the challenges we've faced since Katrina. Challenges since Katrina? I wonder then if the chalice will look like this:
This of course reminds me of Belshazzar's Feast, when the Babylonians celebrated with chalices from the Temple in Jerusalem. Back then a hand wrote on the wall "Mine Mine Tekel uparsin." But this time around, the handwriting on the wall says "Not with flood, fire next time." This is because on Monday President Bush will be in the Big Easy, and we'll no doubt burn the city to the ground to protest. I don't think we'll be covered with insurance if we set the fire, so they're off the hook again.