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19Apr/170

Two Hundred Forty Two Years Ago

Posted by Knitebane

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

7Jan/17Off

It’s official

Posted by Knitebane

I'm off of Facebook. You can find me on MeWe

I left the twits at Twitter some time ago.

Now I'm on Gab

10Nov/16Off

Happy Birthday Marines!

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8Oct/16Off

Well there’s your problem right there.

Posted by Knitebane

Per the Washington Compost:

"Donald Trump bragged in vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women during a 2005 conversation caught on a hot microphone, saying that “when you’re a star, they let you do it,” according to a video obtained by The Washington Post."

Unacceptable.

Everyone knows that if you want to be respected in politics you put her in an Oldsmobile and drive it off the Chappaquiddick bridge while drunk.

kennedy-olds

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27Sep/16Off

Yep

Posted by Knitebane

debate

Stolen from Western Rifle Shooters.

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12Jul/16Off

Huh

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I guess I kinda knew that I used a lot of $20 words. Didn't know it was this bad.

Vocabulary

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13Jan/16Off

Cui Bono?

Posted by Knitebane

Attend:

1. The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at mathematics.

2. The various state government-run lotteries raked in nearly 70 Billion dollars last year.

3. The various state governments control education curricula.

4. The various state government education departments are implementing Common Core mathematics.

 

Discuss.

 

 

11Nov/15Off

Armstice Day

Posted by Knitebane

The United States Congress officially recognized the end of World War I when it passed a concurrent resolution on June 4, 1926, with these words:

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and

Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations; and

Whereas the legislatures of twenty-seven of our States have already declared November 11 to be a legal holiday: Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), that the President of the United States is requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on November 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples.

10Nov/15Off

A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.

Posted by Knitebane

USMC

Happy Birthday, Marines!

31Oct/15Off

Thrice the brinded cat hath mew’d.

Posted by Knitebane

Thrice and once, the hedge-pig whin'd.
Harpier cries:--'tis time! 'tis time!
Round about the caldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw.--
Toad, that under cold stone,
Days and nights has thirty-one;
Swelter'd venom sleeping got,
Boil thou first i' the charmed pot!
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf
Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark,
Root of hemlock digg'd i' the dark,
Liver of blaspheming Jew,
Gall of goat, and slips of yew
Silver'd in the moon's eclipse,
Nose of Turk and Tartar's lips,
Finger of birth-strangled babe
Ditch-deliver'd by a drab,
Make the gruel thick and slab:
Add thereto a tiger's chaudron,
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Cool it with a baboon's blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.

O well done! I commend your pains;
And every one shall share i' the gains;
And now about the cauldron sing,
Live elves and fairies in a ring,
Enchanting all that you put in.

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.
Open, locks,
Whoever knocks!

Happy Halloween!

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