A cold day in Hell?

I cannot tell you how many times in my life, especially when I was a young girl, that I heard people say, “it will be a cold day in Hell when a black man becomes president.” Oh, how I would like to rub this day in all their faces. I suppose those who are still living are having it rubbed in their faces well enough without my help.


Well, today was a cold day, to be sure, but I wouldn’t equate the location (our nation) to Hell. But, if this is what Hell is like, I say sign me up! Oh, yeah… I forgot, according to many religious people, that is exactly where I am going whether I sign up or not.

  • Richard Wade

    LOL! Yeah, I remember a similar remark from some old fart when I was a tyke. My little boy’s sense of fairness knew something was wrong with what he said, and it was clear he assumed he’d not be in hell to see the freeze-over. Such a strange perversion to assume the hated will be condemned and the haters will be rewarded. I am so grateful to my parents for raising me to be free of such vile bigotry. Whoever that guy was, by now he’s neither burning nor freezing in hell, just participating in the carbon cycle. Sad to think it might be the most selfless thing he’s ever done.

  • http://lifebeforedeath.blogsome.com Felicia Gilljam

    Well, according to Wikipedia, Hell exists in the following places: California, Michigan, the Cayman Islands, and Norway. Perhaps they had below-average temperatures?

  • Saint Splattergut

    My goodness, when I was reading your post, I thought it was Mr. Mehta posting… and I was like… what?! Mr. Mehta was a wo-, oh wait, this isn’t Mr. Mehta.

    Congratulations, America! And Ms. Hoaks, let the Week of Much Gloating commence!

  • Sean

    Oh, I think Washington, D.C. is well qualified to be hell.

  • Dave Huntsman

    Yup, and it will be a cold day in hell before an atheist can become President, too……
    RIght?

  • Ann

    Really? I’m guessing I’m much older than you, and I’ve never heard anything remotely like this—perhaps because the topic never came up around people who would voice this sentiment!
    People who might conceivably support the notion of a black president certainly discussed it, but always in the context of “unfortunately, it won’t happen in my lifetime.” I’m just glad I lived to see it!

  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike Clawson

    Well, according to Wikipedia, Hell exists in the following places: California, Michigan, the Cayman Islands, and Norway. Perhaps they had below-average temperatures?

    I guarantee it was a cold day in Hell, Michigan today. :) (10 degrees and -1 with windchill actually, according to the omniscient internets.)

  • stephanie

    I’ve driven in DC before.
    Let me tell you, that’s as close to Hell as I believe actually exists.

  • Richard Wade

    Hell, California ceased to exist over 40 years ago, but where it used to be is a lovely 79 degrees F today.

  • Eric

    @Mike
    As a Michigander, I can assure you, it’s always a cold day in Hell in January. Today is no exception.

  • http://www.abandonallfear.co.uk Alex Fear

    @Dave Huntsman

    Hasn’t there already been quite a few atheist Presidents? Oh sure, they knew the words to say, but by their thoughts and deeds, they lived as though there was no God.

    It is possible to portray yourself as someone you really aren’t, it’s called acting, and we know there’s been at least one former actor in the White House.

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  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike Clawson

    @Mike
    As a Michigander, I can assure you, it’s always a cold day in Hell in January. Today is no exception.

    You don’t need to tell me, my friend. I grew up in northern Michigan (about 2.5 hours northwest of Hell) and my parents still live in south-central Michigan (about an hour south of Hell). I know it’s always cold as… well, Hell, this time of year. :)


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