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Please Consider Learning More About The Election In Iran

The election in Iran is interesting.

It is clear that many people in Iran want to be more free than they are at the moment.

I have to go to work soon and this brief post is all I have the time for right now.

However, The New York Times and the BBC have plenty of information.

I’m certain there are many other sources you could also review.

It may or may not be true that the incumbent right-winger has been reelected in Iran.

What is a proven fact is that many people in Iran, just like people all over, want more freedom.

June 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Flag Day—Colonial Creep Leers At Betsy Ross

June 14 is Flag Day in the United States.

(Above–Betsy Ross knits a flag while a colonial creep leers at her.)

Here is information on Flag Day from USFlag.org.

From that link—

The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’.

Here is a link to the Betsy Ross House.

Betsy Ross was a successful woman in many respects. Please click here to read about her life.

Is Betsy Ross the mother of the U.S. Flag? Please click here and see what you think.  

I can write this blog post, but it is up to you learn the things you would like to know.

Many nations have a flag day. Please click here to see what nations have a flag day and on what day it is observed. 

Please click here for a post I wrote on a contest to create a one-world flag.

File:US Flag Day poster 1917.jpg

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Texas Progressive Alliance Round-Up With Toledo Bend Dam Picture


Below is the weekly round-up of the Texas Progressive Alliance. The Texas Progressive Alliance is a confederation of the best political bloggers in Texas. 

Above is a picture of the Toledo Bend Dam at the Sabine River. Please click here to read about the Toledo Bend Dam and Toledo Bend Reservoir. Part of the reservoir in Texas and part of it is in Louisiana.

The round up—

Neil at Texas Liberal writes about the relocation of the National Cash Register company from Dayton, Ohio to Georgia. Treating people like dirt for 200 years gives Southern states an advantage in creating a so-called “business friendly” low-tax low-wage climate.

BossKitty at TruthHugger is so amazed at the short-sighted policies our state and country continue to pursue. “Buy American” is a path to destruction, as she notes in Isolationist Trends Protect US From Reality.

Lamar Smith wins South Texas Chisme‘sasshat of the week award. Hyper-partisan Smith thinks all media should be like Fox News.

Who would have thought that an otherwise obscure bill about granting homestead exemptions to folks who lost their house in Hurricane Ike would become the most controversial issue in the first week post-sine die, including a threat by the Land Commissioner to refuse to follow the law if it gets signed by the Governor? Off the Kuff has the details.

Citizen Sarah over at Texas Vox sheds a tear over good environmental bills lost this legislature … so much for the “solar session”.

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