Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Flag and Feathers: F & F (I mentioned Stella and the feathers in another blog)
The morning we left Belmont to head south, I pulled the curtains at the windshield (our picture window) and I saw feathers all along the road in front. I KNEW what had happened my sweet friend, Mrs. Rhode Island Red, had met a car. She was dead in the ditch. I really felt bad for her. She did not understand cars, she just clucked and pecked. It is her owners who bear the blame for not keeping her safe. I know it was a feeling of freedom for the chicken, she wandered over the property of several of the neighbors. Now she will lay eggs for no one. I will miss her when we return. I had several talks with her, among them was advice about the road.
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Now to another thing. If you are an American, PLEASE, PLEASE DO NOT DISRESPECT OUR FLAG, or NATIONAL ANTHEM. Too many people have died serving the country that the Flag and Song represents. In the last many years EVERY person who wore a uniform has been a volunteer. IED’s do not differentiate between Black, White, Red or Yellow they kill and maim ALL COLORS.
Find some other way to protest. I just read of a Petty Officer 2nd class in the USNR who refused to salute or stand at ‘colors’. She knows there are regulations requiring her to honor the flag she serves. If my Navy does not back its regulations I will be VERY UPSET.
When an athlete refused to honor the flag that is his ‘ignorant’ (IMO) prerogative. I have some very deep feelings along this line, I have proudly stood with my hand over my heart for the flag and anthem since childhood. I love that flag and my country with all its warts and faults.
Race relations? If you do not know that race relations have improved 500% since the 1930-40’s you were not raised during segregation.
Sure we have prejudice in this country, but much less than many countries. NO ONE, NO PARTY no entity can ‘order personal feelings (no matter how ignorant).
FACT: You cannot legislate morality.
Luxury cars time forgot
Lasalle, '27-40 GM