Monday, July 24, 2006
And This Is Why We Pay Them
God, what an awful, sucky uppy headline....
Bush frees up flag displays
WASHINGTON -President Bush on Monday signed a bill that would bar condominium and homeowner associations from restricting how the American flag can be displayed.Brave, brave President Bush.
the resolution would prohibit those groups from preventing residents from displaying an American flag on their own property.
It was passed unanimously by both the House and the Senate. [ed. duh]
"Americans have long flown our flag as an expression of their appreciation for our freedoms and their pride in our nation," Bush said in a statement. "As our brave men and women continue to fight to protect our country overseas, Congress has passed an important measure to protect our citizens right to express their patriotism here at home without burdensome restrictions.
Next up, a unanimous vote to agree that vanilla is a pretty nice flavor, if taken in moderation?
This reminded me of my To Do lists, the ones where I write down the stuff I've already done, and then neatly cross it off.
The thing is, he'll probably point with pride to this (as will the rest of Congress) as either proving that bipartisanship is alive and well, or alternately that only the Republicans are protecting your god-given right to proudly display the flag. Or both.
Wonder what kind of signing statement he'll come up with. That the sense of the bill is that not only can they not restrict you from flying the flag, but they must actually require you to fly it?
That'll teach them terrorist condo associations. I can't imagine where on earth they found one that in this patriotic/paranoid day and age actually told some guy he couldn't fly his flag. This is a made-up bit of hoopla if ever I saw it. All this while every country in the entire middle east is in flames and everyone is killing each other.
Good evening, friends. Blogger has been acting strange lately, like every time I decide to post something, so I have been lying low.
Worked literally all day today on the Crossing Boundaries project, however (probably a good thing, since it's due Aug 1). Still not completely satisfied with what I've come up with, but it's what's going to happen anyway, since I don't want to withdraw.
So I have trees marching from one side of the paper to the other, and maybe will throw in some feet too. Right now am trying to work up a better color set than a generic process-yellow plus blue mixed green and an equally generic violet. We'll see.
No, the trees don't actually have feet. Don't be silly.
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