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News Flash: Mrs. Satan Defends Husband

, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania.

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In light of recent statements by Senator Rick Santorum, Ethel Satan held a press conference this morning to take issue with Santorum’s remarks. Said Mrs. Satan, “I have been married to the wonderful Mr. Satan forever” she said, “And I can tell you that far from this image he has of someone “evil” – and here she made the air quotes gesture – my husband has been a fierce advocate for so many oppressed peoples all over the world. He has been a staunch advocate for girls who “just wanna have fun,” for men and women who like having a nice shag, and sometimes with members of their own sex, for boys who enjoy a good wank in the shower, for females everywhere who have a pet vibrator named “Big Boy, for women who’ve killed their abusive husbands, men who have murdered their daughter’s rapists, brothers who’ve avenged an abused sister – the list of people he’s championed is endless,” she said.


“And calling my husband the “father of lies” is as absurd as to defy logic. We knew the father of lies. Oog was the father of lies, and my husband was, and is, no Oog. In fact, Oog’s wife Grud was as much a pioneer of lying, and the big lie, as Oog was. She famously once swore to me on “The Great Bush” that Oog invented phlegm.” When reporters asked her what she and Mr. Satan thought of Senator Santorum she replied; “You know, I think he’s certifiable, and my husband – who I know has met him briefly on the few occasions when Santorum was in his office bathroom masturbating over a copy of Boy’s Life – he thinks he’s quite a drab little man, but one who can be cunning. He also says he possesses an arrogant mean streak. And don’t forget he was a lawyer.


In all the centuries we’ve both rarely encountered someone with such a toxic combination of arrogance, self-righteousness, and ignorance. Maybe Rilph the Oaf came close.” She took a sip of water before continuing, “And there’s only one real sin on that ridiculous list of ten – imagine, one should have no idols? Hello, this is the network, we have to cancel American Idol…I can’t use my laptop on Saturday? Honor one’s parents – even one who’s a child molester? But the one sin that my husband agrees that is really foul is lying…so for this asshole to accuse my dear husband of being the “father of lies” is an obscene joke. Lying is something not even my old man can put up with it. Whatever anyone thinks of Mr. Satan he is no liar. To the contrary, he is an upfront badass who knows that the truth hurts waaay more than most lies. But this Santorum character is a serial prevaricator – right to your face – and also it gives my old man agida to even hear his name come out of this punk’s mouth.”


She was then asked, since she painted Santorum as a liar’s liar, if he’d be going to hell? She looked genuinely surprised and said; “Are you kidding? We’re having a great party down there every day and night. We have all the most interesting people, the most decadent sinners – We’ve learned quite a few interesting positions from Mr. Casanova – and because that rigid nut God can’t let anyone into heaven since the admission rules are so strict – why do you think He’s so vengeful, angry, and destructive? –  it’s because He’s all alone up there, whereas we have Einstein, and Galileo, and Van Gogh, and Hemingway, and the Marx Brothers, and Mozart, to name just a few – the list of great artists, inventors, and thinkers, having a good laugh down there with us is endless. Why, our dinner parties are legendary. Of course we never invite the tedious bores, and/or the liars among us; it’s a strict rule of my husband’s.

So to answer your question; yes, Mr. Santorum will be joining us…but never, NEVER, for dinner.”


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27 thoughts on “News Flash: Mrs. Satan Defends Husband

  1. George Bush 41, Geroge Bush 43 and George Bush (Rick Santourum) 45…concerning for me as well. I can assure you that he will not get the vote of this Registered Republican.


    Posted by Tom | March 1, 2012, 8:42 pm
  2. Bravo!

    Your satire gets better and better. That’s no easy feat considering the fact that you hit them out of the park on a regular basis.

    Hell would be far more interesting, wouldn’t it?


    Posted by lisahgolden | March 1, 2012, 2:02 am
  3. Hey….it just proves that there’s someone for everyone.


    Posted by lorrelee1970 | February 29, 2012, 4:36 pm
  4. Incredible! You have, and with such ease, describe Mr and Mrs Satan as the “good guys,” where as Santorum is the “bad guy.” However, there is a paradox here in that what you have written should be fictitious, but it isn’t. It is more along the lines of the truth.


    Posted by She speaks.... | February 29, 2012, 7:09 am
    • Michelle, thanks for picking up on the “flip” of it all…and how much truth there is in it (the concepts anyway since i believe “heaven” and “hell” reside within ourselves) i always appreciate your insights. continue…


      Posted by barkinginthedark | March 1, 2012, 6:24 am
    • P.S. Michelle, as a related item: when i lived in a great 5th fl. walk-up on 57th and 1st in manhattan in the 60’s my neighbor Joe. who was a wonderful madman, knocks on my door about 3 am (he knew we were up partying- as he was) and he says “tony, man – you gotta hear the last two lines of a poem my daughter wrote (she was 11) here they are:
      “I love God, and I love the devil,
      But I think I love the Devil just a little bit more.”
      40+ years later i still remember this. continue…


      Posted by barkinginthedark | March 1, 2012, 6:32 am
      • That’s good! We all do, I’m sure. But each of us have a different interpretation of what the devil does. And just think about the Book of Job…. A god that purposely tortures a man for life is not god in my book. Take that same chapter, change the time, the names, the scene, etc. Just enough that it’s difficult to correlate to the bible. We would all call that god the devil. To each their own.


        Posted by She speaks.... | March 1, 2012, 6:41 am
      • I always liked the line from Inherit The Wind
        “God created man in his image, and man, to return the favor, created God in his.”


        Posted by El Guapo | March 1, 2012, 4:21 pm
      • That’s good!


        Posted by She speaks.... | March 1, 2012, 4:25 pm
    • amen, as they say…me? i’m an atheist. to me heaven and hell reside here – within us. why are you up so late? continue…


      Posted by barkinginthedark | March 1, 2012, 7:00 am
  5. Excellent interview with Mrs. Satan! Well Done


    Posted by anotherboomerblog | February 29, 2012, 3:39 am
  6. Mrs Satan is alright in my book. Don’t want Santorum to having dinner with them is great, especially after he has his daily wank in the bathroom with a copy of Boys Life.

    This is another A+ plus posting….


    Posted by Don in Massachusetts | February 28, 2012, 11:31 pm
  7. Really hope Mr Satan had the office upholstery cleaned after Santorum’s visits.
    And now that I know Rick will be down there too, it doesn’t hold near as much appeal to me.
    Great post as always, Tony!


    Posted by El Guapo | February 28, 2012, 10:36 pm
  8. Oh god that was sooooo funny, and so well thought out. A snark covered in the enigma of a truth at every turn.
    For my money, it’s Mrs. Satan, in the Sanaturium, with the BeelzeClub.
    Tony you rock my wit, as always.


    Posted by Rachael Black | February 28, 2012, 10:31 pm

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