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2008 July 04 — Why Now?
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Take That Pin And Stick It

When people started wearing flag pins, I refused. I knew there was a reason, something on the edge of my memory told me that wearing a flag pin was a despicable thing to do, but I wasn’t sure why.

Today it all came flooding back when NPR ran its story: Why Do We Care About Flag Pins?

The nickel summary: the practice was brought to big time politics by Tricky Dick and his chief of staff, H.R. Haldeman.  It is another relic of Nixon’s imperial Presidency.

July 4, 2008   11 Comments

Tropical Storm Bertha – Day 2

Tropical Storm BerthaPosition: 15.5 N 31.6 W. [4 PM CDT] Updated
Movement: West-Northwest [290°] near 18 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 50 mph.
Wind Gusts: 60 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 85 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 1000 mb.

Bertha is currently projected to curve northward before reaching the US coast and to slowly strengthen to a minimal hurricane.

Invest 93L that was in the Caribbean has lost its identity and dissipated due to wind shear.

July 4, 2008   Comments Off on Tropical Storm Bertha – Day 2

Independence Day

John Trumbull's Signing the Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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July 4, 2008   11 Comments

Friday Cat Blogging

Ringo the Gargoyle

Friday Cat Blogging

Is it time to eat or what?

[Editor: At supper time Ringo hangs out on the roof to make the two hops to the ground to eat.]

Friday Ark

In Memoriam

On Monday Distributor Cap NY had to say goodby to George.

July 4, 2008   4 Comments