Drinking beer and reading about computers, frog retinas vis á vis the cognitive process by which organisms understand and shape their world-view, and linguistics.
As one does.
Poor NC folks here with ancestors on both sides. :/
Oh, if the Brevet Captain has a great-great-great-grandchild by me, he or she will be the descendent of a Revolutionary soldier and slave-owners besides a fairly unremarkable Union officer.
We just don’t advertise that fact around here. It is a shameful fact. But a fact nonetheless. We would teach this child his/her family history with eyes wide open. We do not celebrate owning people.
I believe you know why.
Other than, “I want the world to know I’m a racist,” no. I really don’t.
I think it should be called the traitors’ flag. But I only have partial smugness because I’m the great-granddaughter of immigrants.
I am fully on-board with this.
And, it should be noted, the Brevet Captain was an off the boat Ulster Scot. I haven’t yet found any evidence he was a ‘legal immigrant.’ He just shows up here, takes the $300 enlistment fee (I believe—no proof for this either, but he did sign the first 3 year enlistment offers), and is a soldier.
If he had come through Charleston or Savannah instead of, presumably, New York or Bridgeport, he’d probably have been a Confederate soldier. He had no other skills that I can find.
So yes, ‘Traitor’s Flag’ it is.
As the great-great-grandson of a Union officer, I speak with the full smugness of one who happened to be born on the winning side, both in terms of the terms of surrender and ethically, but, per tehblackbirdisrunning's post about Scalia and the Rebel flag, why the hell would anyone want to fly that flag?
I mean, that was the losing side. Johnny Reb lost. Ball don’t lie.
All I can see with the Rebel flag people is ‘I wish I could still own black people and make them do my work for me for free because I think they are categorically inferior to me and mine.’
Because what, otherwise, did the CSA offer its citizens? A line-item veto for the President? That’s where you’re going to hang your hat?
And don’t step to me with that States’ Rights bullshit. It was the right of each state to foster laws that said rich people could own black people and NOTHING else that motivated the Planters to inflame the yeoman farmers to fight their war for them.
I may not be rational when it comes to animals.
And yet, here I go, about to warm up a steak.
This Bud ad running in baseball is driving me crazy.
This guy is not a hero. A cab. He gets a cab to get home safely to his dog. That’s your message.
That poor dog is emotionally distraught. That is not entertaining.
I hope he shit in the guy’s bed.
But, having grown up with labs and lab mixes, I bet he won’t. He looks like he would go into distress before relieving himself in the house (unlike stupid Eloise who goes wherever whenever).
What the name of the flight school in Top Gun?
Actually it’s called Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI).
Naval Fighter Weapons School
Airvard University’s School of Launchonautics.
Goose’s Center For Guys Who Can’t Eject Good And Wanna Learn To Do Other Stuff Good Too Like Not Dying