Today's dose of awesome

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Over to you, TPM:
California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R) sent a letter to her supporters yesterday in honor of the first night of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which she described as a time where "we break bread and spend time with our families and friends."

Add this to the annals of unfortunate metaphors, since Passover is actually a time when most Jews abstain from eating any bread at all.

Now, obviously this is just an unfortunate choice of hackneyed phraseology. We all know what Fiorina meant by this, and the metaphor was ironic given the particulars of the holiday, but not otherwise inapt. However, considering that Fiorina's campaign is also responsible for the worst political ad of all time, it's looking more and more like a treasure trove of unintentional comedy.

Kind of like her tenure at Hewlett-Packard, come to think of it.


  1. Carly Fiorina was a disaster at HP, and she will most likely be a disaster in Congress. Thousands of families were hurt by her incompetence as CEO. Cali voters, please, please, please with sugar on top, don't give her the chance to hurt millions of families with her brand of 'leadership.'

  2. Sorry Dr. Dan, but this isn't fair, this from a Biblical study:

    The expression "breaking of bread" must be qualified. "Breaking of bread" signified the dividing of the bread cakes or loaves which were used. Sometimes "breaking of bread" was used concerning partaking of a common meal (Mk. 6: 41; Acts 27: 35). "Breaking of bread: is also used in connection with the religious memorial called the Lord's Supper. The two elements used in this observance were unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine (Matt. 26: 17-29, elements present for the unleavened bread feast). When Jesus instituted this memorial He "brake it" (bread, dm; Matt. 26: 26).

    How can one determine whether "breaking of bread" refers to a common meal or to the Lord's Supper? The answer is by the context and the way in which the expression is used. The meal in which Paul engaged and in which we have the descriptive language "break bread" was obviously a common meal (see Acts 27: 35). "Breaking bread as used in Acts 2: 46 is clearly a common meal. They broke bread "from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart." However, "breaking of bread in verse 42 is used in the atmosphere of worship, as such."

    Also observe breaking bread refers to unleavened bread which is what Jews do eat at Passover. And if you think about it, breaking bread is more linguistically correct when referring to unleavened bread, otherwise we could talk about cutting bread.

    Now if you want to make a criticism, since breaking bread also commonly refers to the Lords Supper that could be out of place when referring to Passover, and it is also not a common meal.

    Now as to the ad Demon Sheep, it was an acid trip classic perfectly apt for California.


  3. Charo, I concede in the post that Fiorina's intent was clear. I just think that it's funny she would use a phrase invoking images of a particular food that is assiduously avoided during this holiday.