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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Daily Thoughts

Coming Attractions


I normally don't tout upcoming blog posts, but there is one coming up December 7 that I'd like you to  think about and possibly comment on.

The December 7 blog reflects only briefly on the past, and is focused on the future and the only legitimate threat that we face in the Pacific. I expect that you haven't heard about it because the media is focused on fake scandals, their hatred of the President, and on stories of racial, gender, religious and other divisions. Yes, they are all so precious - bless their hearts.


Hymns

I watched some of the George H W Bush funeral while getting ready to attend the final day of the Van's Triple Crown of Surfing contest at Sunset Beach. The choir crooned out the Battle Hymn of the Republic, but didn't sing Dixie. I would have thought that Dixie or The Bonnie Blue Flag would have been appropriate for a Texan. Or maybe just the Yellow Rose of Texas?


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  1. You'd think. But anything to do with the Confederacy, no matter how tenuous, is to be avoided like the plague.

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    1. Then George HW Bush can't call himself a "southerner". He can say that he's a Texas oil man, and that would be true.

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  2. I AM surprised they didn't do the Yellow Rose of Texas.

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    1. Women named "Clementine" and "Rosalee" would be offended.

      Though GHWB never claimed to be from Alabama, they could have done, "Rose of Alabama". It's a good Southern song...but Liza Jane would end up being offended.

      Away from Mississippi’s vale
      With my ole hat there for a sail
      I crossed upon a cotton bale
      To the Rose of Alabamy.
      Oh brown Rosey,
      Rose of Alabamy,
      The sweet tobacco posey
      Is the Rose of Alabamy.

      The river rolled, the crickets sang,
      The lightnin’ bug he flashed his wing,
      And like a rope my arms I fling
      ‘Round Rose of Alabamy.
      Oh, brown Rosey,
      Rose of Alabamy,
      The sweet tobacco posey
      Is the Rose of Alabamy.

      So fare thee well, lil’ Liza Jane,
      And fare thee, ye belles of fame,
      For all your charms are put to shame
      By the Rose of Alabamy.
      Oh, brown Rosey,
      Rose of Alabamy,
      The sweet tobacco posey
      Is the Rose of Alabamy.

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  3. Really, I don't see how the Yellow Rose song could offend anyone.

    'Cept maybe a NON-Texan!

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    1. It would have been fitting rather than a yankee chanty.

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  4. The Battle Hymn is a hymn. Somber.
    The others aren't.

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    1. I know, Ed. I'm just running along the steel fence with a stick, creating noise.

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  5. he's not a Texan. At best he's a transplant

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  6. This service was done in an EpiscoPagan church where Progressivism is the creed. TEC is completely PC, I am suprised that they even did The Battle Hymn of the Republic.

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    1. OR that they allowed uniformed members of the US Military inside.

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  7. I didn't follow it but the Bonnie Blue would've been good.

    States Rights.

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    1. GHWB wasn't a states rights sort of guy. More of a UN type.

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