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A Day of Observance
Author: Raine    Date: 06/14/2012 13:05:10

June 14, is Flag day, according to history.com:
During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." The national flag, which became known as the "Stars and Stripes," was based on the "Grand Union" flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes. According to legend, Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the Stars and Stripes, which consisted of a circle of 13 stars and a blue background, at the request of General George Washington. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this legend.

With the entrance of new states into the United States after independence, new stripes and stars were added to represent new additions to the Union. In 1818, however, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states.

On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. As instructed by Congress, the U.S. flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In the years after the first Flag Day, several states continued to observe the anniversary, and in 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.
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This belongs to all of us.

and
Raine

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Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 13:12:22
Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 13:23:30



Oh that was last season.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 13:34:12



Still it is hilarious. If they hadn't mentioned in the DVD commentary nobody would have noticed.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 14:02:52
Morning



Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 14:04:38
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!

Comment by Scoopster on 06/14/2012 14:05:51
Mornin' all..

Seems like that bit o' server lag has subsided.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 14:06:24
I watched this program called "State of (Re) Union on PBS last night. They were making a visit to Tucson / Pima County, AZ. It turns out when you are discussing the Arizona State Legislature, the Senate delegation make up 60% of the seats. It isn't Arizona that is right wing nutbar crazy, it's Phoenix and Maricopa county.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/14/2012 14:06:39
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!

OH NOES!!! That's the weekend my lady friend is visiting from New York!

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 14:07:06
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!



Woody Gutherie's 100 birthday, dontcha know.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 14:09:48
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!


*marks paper calender*


Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 14:10:15
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!

OH NOES!!! That's the weekend my lady friend is visiting from New York!
well, that sorta sucks.... FOR US.


Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 14:11:23
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!



Woody Gutherie's 100 birthday, dontcha know.
::johnny Carson voice:: I did not know that.


Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 14:30:26
was Jim eating snackables?

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 14:42:18
Update on MoBro. His doctor called me to let me know they are keeping him until tomorrow since MoBro is having problems peeing on his own. This will cause me to find out how that cath. feels when I call MoBro later today.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 14:43:15
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
good morning BTW!

Mala, btw, if you can, please keep July 14th free?


We are having our annual, *open house* (you know, a pahtay!) Deets to come!



Woody Gutherie's 100 birthday, dontcha know.
::johnny Carson voice:: I did not know that.



As the resident Woodyologist for the blog, I know these things.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 14:46:33
Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 15:24:39
Did Jesse Ventura sleeper hold the blog?

Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 15:30:22
sorry, I'm trolling pinterest, watching steph, lurking on the blog, amongst other things

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 15:32:07
Quote by wickedpam:
sorry, I'm trolling pinterest, watching steph, lurking on the blog, amongst other things



Multitasking at its best!

Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 15:38:05
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by wickedpam:
sorry, I'm trolling pinterest, watching steph, lurking on the blog, amongst other things



Multitasking at its best!



yep - and think how much more I do when I'm at work

Comment by livingonli on 06/14/2012 16:04:50
Good day, folks. As you can guess, it's back to normal routine today.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/14/2012 18:03:54
Listening to Obama's speech from Cleveland as I write ad copy.. It helps to break up the monotony that's for sure!

and the crowd won't stop cheering FOUR MORE YEARS long enough for him to begin!

Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 18:23:19
Quote by Scoopster:
Listening to Obama's speech from Cleveland as I write ad copy.. It helps to break up the monotony that's for sure!

and the crowd won't stop cheering FOUR MORE YEARS long enough for him to begin!
I like hearing that!

Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 18:41:46
OK, does anyone else see the sick Irony here?


Press escorted out of Romney event at, of all places, Newseum.

Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 18:46:02
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”


Comment by livingonli on 06/14/2012 18:57:50
Quote by Raine:
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”

Looks like he is still engaging in his boarding school behavior which looks really pathetic at his age.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 19:09:46
Quote by Raine:
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”



Very dickish. Junvenille. Frat-boyish. I'd toss in douche bag royal with cheese.

Comment by Scoopster on 06/14/2012 19:14:07
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”

Looks like he is still engaging in his boarding school behavior which looks really pathetic at his age.

That's not all - Romney delayed the start time of his speech in Cincinatti today in an attempt to steal TV airtime from Obama's speech. It didn't work because Obama was delayed getting there, but still.. I was the target of better fucking grade school antics than this shit!

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 19:26:41
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”

Looks like he is still engaging in his boarding school behavior which looks really pathetic at his age.

That's not all - Romney delayed the start time of his speech in Cincinatti today in an attempt to steal TV airtime from Obama's speech. It didn't work because Obama was delayed getting there, but still.. I was the target of better fucking grade school antics than this shit!



Look it was amusing in a dickish way when AOL hired a blimp with a sign saying Welcome to AOL to fly around Redmond, WA on the day MSN was launched. Who doesn't like dumping on MircoSoft. When you are trying to become the leader of the free world, this stuff is lame beyond compare. It makes you look like a douche bagel.

Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 19:29:08
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine:
Uhm... This is all rather dicklish, no?
Romney’s campaign bus — adorned with the words “Conservative. Businessman. Leader” today repeatedly honked at and took several laps around a group of Obama supporters before a campaign speech to be given by President Obama in Cleveland today, according to a tweet by CBS White House correspondent Mark Knoller. (snip)

The Obama campaign responds:

“Campaigns are a reflection of their candidates, and let’s remember that Mitt Romney himself encouraged his campaign to engage in heckling just a few weeks ago,” said Danny Kanner, an Obama campaign spokesman in an emailed statement, adding that “the American people deserve better than antics that are more at home in a second grade classroom than in a presidential campaign.”

Looks like he is still engaging in his boarding school behavior which looks really pathetic at his age.

That's not all - Romney delayed the start time of his speech in Cincinatti today in an attempt to steal TV airtime from Obama's speech. It didn't work because Obama was delayed getting there, but still.. I was the target of better fucking grade school antics than this shit!


You know, It took until Septemebr 23, 2008 before McCain started pulling idiotic Stunts like this... Remember when he *suspended * his campaign???

This is really dickLish ( <--- new word alert!) and to be quite honest, This isn't campaigning, this is pure heckling.

Once again proving who the REAL grownup is, here.




Comment by Mondobubba on 06/14/2012 19:59:02
my iterations on the type of Douche that Mitters was inspired by The Oatmeal's awesome comic on Tesla.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/14/2012 20:02:55
Happy Flag Day, bloggers!!

It seems that Romney's campaign reflects a man who was a bully in high school. Somehow, this does not surprise me.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/14/2012 20:18:39
Just running by - has anyone seen ads for Palin Jr's show? She claims to be discriminated against in it. This child has no idea

Comment by Raine on 06/14/2012 20:58:45
Quote by wickedpam:
Just running by - has anyone seen ads for Palin Jr's show? She claims to be discriminated against in it. This child has no idea
Did not. I think you nailed it when you said *child*

We'll be out tonite! See ya later!