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Not Houston Chamber of Commerce approved I suppose, but true in a number of ways.

Photo taken yesterday near the Houston Ship Channel and copyright 2011 Neil Aquino.

July 15, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Some CLR would help. 🙂

    Comment by lbwoodgate | July 15, 2011

  2. Loyalty — patriotism and pride and its other synonyms — and the corresponding boost it gives to one’s self-respect is inculcated from early age (in the US, perhaps other countries). Recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning from first grade (kindergarten?) forward. “Be true to your school”. “Texas Pride” (there used to be a beer named this). Lee Greenwood’s song.

    Loyalty is increasingly intertwined with religiosity in American public life.

    It may be the seed that grows into the conservative notion of American exceptionalism. “God Bless America” in the seventh inning stretch of MLB games now gets the same treatment as the National Anthem: players, umpires, fans remove caps, stand at attention, place hands over hearts. Governors organize prayer events in football stadiums … but choose to exclude from it religions that aren’t Christian, that did not immigrate to North America with Caucasians.

    It is increasingly part of the premise that not comporting oneself in this new tradition leaves one open to be criticized as disloyal — unpatriotic, un-American, anti-American. Dare not even suggest that this trend might be inappropriate for the health of our republican democracy.

    Sorry for the digression.

    Comment by PDiddie | July 15, 2011

  3. It’s an ad for a rap album by Trae.

    Comment by Matt Bramanti | July 16, 2011


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