RedDog wrote:I won't discuss itchy bottoms but I will acknowledge a flag on a front porch. I love that about America. You NEVER see a flag on a home here except for mine in a window on the 4th of July and always through the World Series. It was also there from quite some time following 09-11-01. There are flags on some farms and ranches on poles but usually Alberta flags in those cases. Canadian flags are generally seen at government facilities and schools, where somebody is paid union rate to put it up so they don't count.
Speaking of 09-11-01, WTC-1 exceeded the Empire State Building yesterday and is now the highest structure in NYC.
RedDog wrote:Scattering of ashes is illegal in Alberta but everyone knows it happens. I think it's one of those "don't ask, don't tell" unspoken understandings over which I've never heard of anyone being charged.
RedDog wrote:My father's ashes are in a space on a wall in Groton, Connecticut. I recall during the internment service that he was a lot lighter than I imagined holding the urn. There is a Boston Red Sox flag and a Texas flag there.
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I’m glad I’m not the only one who’s noticed this phenomenon. Here in Nashville, we have a neighborhood called “East Nashville” that is filled with hipster racism. White twenty- and thirty-somethings move in to the neighborhood where $400,000 houses sit across the street from cinder-block four-plexes, and down the street from some of the most violent projects in Nashville. The white kids love, love to talk about how morally superior they are to those of us who moved to the suburbs to escape Nashville’s failing schools because they live in a “diverse” neighborhood. And they say this while sitting next to their Prius that has bumper stickers that say “Over the river and through the hood” or “We’ll steal your heart…and your lawnmower.”
None of them know the names of their black neighbors, and those neighbors are never invited to any of the parties these kids have. I have always gotten a sense that they have the attitude that because they live “in the hood” they can say whatever they want. They have paid for their indulgences by living in the proper zip code.
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Ooohhh the smug moral superiority coming from the East Nashville hipsters is nauseating. Their Priuses and their bumper stickers and their houses that cost more than I will ever be able to afford which gives them a ten minute commute makes them much better people than the rest of us. Just ask them, they’ll tell you.
An Order for The Burial of the Dead at Sea
From “The Ship's Medicine Chest and Medical Aid at Sea”
HEW publication number 78-2024
“Because the following prayer has been highly regarded in past editions it is presented again...”
Out of the Depths I have called to Thee, O Lord
Lord, hear my prayer
Let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication
If Thou O Lord will mark my inequities?
Who shall stand it?
With Thee there is merciful forgiveness,
and I have waited for Thee
My soul hath hoped in the Lord
From the morning watch even until night
let Israel hope in the Lord
Because with Him is mercy, and plenteous redemption,
and He shall redeem Israel from all her inequities
Eternal rest grant him, O Lord
Let Light Perpetual shine upon his face
Come to his aid, ye Saints of God
Meet him, Ye Angels of the Lord
Receive his soul and present him to the most High
May Christ who called thee
Eternal rest grant him, O Lord
and let Light Perpetual shine upon his face
Amen, and Ahmein
RedDog wrote:I thought you'd like this backhoe. Buddy tosses a toy called "Green Monster" (so obviously Red Sox fans) and pooch returns to patio to owner returned from deployment. Sweet.
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