My insurance company is salivating.....Too bad I'll still be paying out the yang for the actions of that bunch in the beltway. What a lost opportunity to really help working people in this country. They could have done some good things but instead chose to snuggle up with the hate America crowd instead. Like I said, my insurance company is salivating.......
The 'First National' flag would be most appropriate if you wanted to honor your heritage. It's a beautiful flag that seems to offend no one. The truth is most people on both sides of this issue ( I call it Flag-Flap ) know little to nothing about the flags and histories of the soldiers and citizens of the South. If they did it would defang the majority of them because it just doesn't fit with todays politically correct message, nor does it support many peoples unreconstructed agenda. If anyone doubts me take the time with an unbiased attitude to find out for yourselves. You will be surprised.
As for the lady at the center of this mess please understand that you are hurting some people with this. Many of these folks have had their 'leaders' fill them with a lot of hate and misinformation about Southern history, and sadly many also have experienced racism in the worst ways. Nothing will ever change this sad fact but in their hearts they truly believe you mean them ill-will. Most of these families have lived in that neighborhood for a long, long time. Put everything else aside and try to understand how they really feel. Yes you have the right to fly the battle flag. No person or government body can make you take it down. But what about respect for your neighbors albeit them not understanding what symbols of Southern heritage means to many folks (yourself and I included).
Historical fact always takes the high ground at the end of the day. Why not talk to your neighbors about how both blacks & whites fought together and won against the British? Or that the fight was against the Federal Government, not a region of America or a race of people.
The Southern people cherish honor and civility more so than most despite what you often find blasted in these pages. Do the right thing, be proud of who you are and where you come from but harm no one. It is the right thing to do.
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of a Absinthe hangover?
Why don't we erect a simple obelisk and at it's base attach a bronze plaque that says ' In memorial to the working person who always got out of bed, performed the less than stellar jobs, was never paid what he or she was worth, put up with the BS, was taxed beyond belief, may or may not have fell victim to Political correctness, affirmative action, money hungry bosses, lazy coworkers, a public who looked down their noses at them because they might have worked with their hands, rip-off insurance companies, smiling politicians, Right or Left Wing demigods, legions of self appointed zealous loons who were ready to send you to hell because you do not seek God the way they say you should, and the loons who hate you for seeking God at all, and for the color of your skin, who you chose to love, the fact you might have been proud of that ancestor who died on a far away battlefield because they were allegedly fighting to uphold a vile institution, or which end they chose to open their eggs.'
That I believe would be a fitting memorial. But then I'm just a regular fellow.
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