Tag Archives: usa

’tis the season.

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 turned in my ballot 

watched the first debate

went to sleep hopeful

’tis the season of change

i feel it in the air. 

 

 

“you are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong.”

– suzy kassem, the writings of suzy kassem

get on the bus.

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what an adventure it would be to travel on the ‘make america kind again’ bus

 

“human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the figure of a free people.

a nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”

-Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

stars and stripes.

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The designer of our current 50-star flag was Robert Heft. It was 1958 and there was some talk that Alaska and Hawaii were going to officially become states 49 and 50. One of his high school teachers capitalized on the current events of the day and had his students design a new flag incorporating the two new states. Inspired by Betsy Ross, (and cutting up his parents’ flag), Heft did just that, arranging the stars so it wasn’t very evident that he had added any. His teacher gave him a B-, saying that the design was unoriginal. When Heft balked at the grade, his teacher told him that if he could get the flag adopted by Congress, he would bump the grade up to an A. Heft jumped at the opportunity, sent the flag to his congressman, and after a long campaign and a refusal to give up,  he ended up getting the flag approved. Heft got his ‘A’ as promised. Since then, Heft’s original homemade flag has flown over every single state capitol building, over 88 U.S. embassies, and over the White House for five administrations. He is now deceased, but has left behind a design with 51 stars ready to go if the need arises.

 

happy 4th of july!

 

 

 

credits: mental floss, quora, wiki, readers digest

get in line.

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safe travels.

“if all the cars in the united states were placed end to end,

it would probably be labor day weekend.”

-doug larson

 

 

image credit: national toy museum (record for world’s longest line of toy cars)

what is a hero?

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President Richard M. Nixon honors John McCain at the State Department

after McCain was released by the North Vietnamese in 1973

after more than five years as a prisoner of war.

(U.S. Navy)

RIP Senator John McCain

a maverick in the truest sense of the word

“I’ve tried to serve our country honorably. I’ve made mistakes, but I hope my love for America will be weighed favorably against them. I’ve often observed that I am the luckiest person on Earth. I feel that way even now, as I prepare for the end of my life. I’ve loved my life, all of it. I’ve had experiences, adventures, friendships, enough for 10 satisfying lives, and I am so thankful. Like most people, I have regrets. But I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else’s.”

-John McCain – from a letter he left to be read upon his death

“a hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.” bob dylan

 

 

 

 

image credit: washington post

rbg.

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saw this documentary last night.

mighty powerful.

wow.

 

“it’s hard not to have a big year at the Supreme Court.”

-ruth bader ginsburg

 

 

 

 

 

credits: magnolia pictures, cnn films. storyville films

rememberance.

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“on memorial day, i don’t want to only remember the combatants. there were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live”

— eric burdon, the animals

 

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: kalikirkpatterns.com

gold.

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February 22, 2018 – Gangneung, South Korea – The USA team as the buzzer sounds to celebrate winning the Ice Hockey: Women’s Gold Medal Game against Canada at Gangneung Hockey Centre during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.


the U.S. women’s hockey team pulls off their own miracle

at 2018 Winter Olympics by beating Canada in a shootout for the gold medal.

“if you don’t try to win you might as well

hold the olympics in somebody’s back yard.”

-jesse owens

 

 

 

Credit Images: Scott Mc Kiernan via ZUMA Wire,Cal Sport Media via AP Images/Julio Cortez via MLive.com