Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spitzer and the Lamb ( a variation)

It was whether Ms. Wall Spitzer was right to stand by him, and even more urgently, whether all husbands stray, and why. It got testy at times. Many a man stared at Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s news conference on Monday and thought, “There but for the grace of God go I.” So did a lot of women, only they were looking at the stricken face of his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer.

Aesop's Fables x Spitzer's Foibles

by Aesop

translated by G.F. Townsend

WOLF, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me." "Indeed," bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, "I was not then born." Then said the Wolf, "You feed in my pasture." "No, good sir," replied the Lamb, "I have not yet tasted grass." Again said the Wolf, "You drink of my well." "No," exclaimed the Lamb, "I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother's milk is both food and drink to me." Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying, "Well! I won't remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations."

The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.

Silda is an inhabited island located between Vågsøy og Osmundsvåg in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is the site of the 1810 Battle of Silda.

A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated.

Stallions will follow the conformation and phenotype of their breed, but within that standard, the presence of hormones such as testosterone may give stallions a thicker, "cresty" neck as well as a somewhat more muscular physique as compared to female horses, known as mares and castrated males, called geldings.Temperament varies widely based on genetics and training, but because of their instincts as herd animals, they may be prone to aggressive behavior, particularly toward other stallions, and thus require careful management by knowledgeable handlers. However, with proper training and management, stallions are effective .- from Wikipedia


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