So... you know how you start a new Monday, and you feel like writing about something, but the brain's just blank? It's where you have all sorts of swanky terms rolling about in the noggin, but lack the substance to support said swanky terms. You know, where you have an hour to kill and want to pontificate profusely.
Yeah, that. I had that.
Like most days, when I feel like spewing some slander, something always moves on into my method of madness. Always. I just need to be sure that I'm paying attention.
Today was one of those Mondays.
Today is Flag Day in the United States (I say that because I have some international readership now. Bitchin', right?) Around our parts, the Scouting et al. groups (I say et al. because the Boys Scouts get help from the girls) place flags all about the neighborhood. ALL about the neighborhood. Everyone gets a flag. It sure is neat to see. Streets and streets lined with the beloved stars and strips in red, white, and blue.
I'm rather fond of our Flag and it's symbolic representation.
Earlier in the morning, I was standing on the corner of a friend's house. We had finished some running business. And as we were standing there, gabbing about nothing particular or important, a neighbor stormed out. This neighbor, an import from an Eastern European Establishment, walked on over to her placed flag, unhooked it from the pole, and let it drop.
"WTF!" I said. "You must Wuv The Flag! Wuv it, I tell you. Wuv it." I didn't say that for reals. I thought it as my jaw dropped.
I also began to say - but caught myself (there were children present - hence the censorship) - "You know lady - there are millions of people - waiting, wanting, working - to live here and partake in the joys of being American. And there are millions living here illegaly who would give much to have your citizenship."
An argument could be made that the Scouts et al. had placed the flag on her property without her permission. However, that flag was placed in the easement of her property. Easements are technically owned by the city.
Wuv The Flag.
And you can start by reading the proper care and treatment of the United States Flag.