Tag: pledge of allegiance

Adventures In Two Rooms

Having grown up in the 1950s and ’60s I often am amazed at all the parts of everyday life that we didn’t even imagine when I was a wee bairn.

First, we didn’t say “Under God” when we pledged allegiance to the flag (it took me most of the year to remember where that phrase was supposed to be inserted into the pledge) and there were no West Coast baseball teams. Speaking of baseball, we listened to the games on the radio (there was no television in our house) and since the World Series was restricted to day games more than a few guys had small crystal radios with an earplug to keep up with the score during penmanship exercises. No batteries required!

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It’s Clear to Me

YouTube is like the great Labyrinth on Crete, you enter with optimism but it doesn’t take long and you are in danger of never escaping. Today I followed a link to a link to a link to dozens of George W. Bush videos on YouTube and I have only one thing to say:  what an embarrassing jerk.

But that is not why I originally went to YouTube and I offer this entertaining video to make a subtle point: