What is red, has a white and blue cross and may make people call you a racist? A Norwegian flag… which owners of a Michigan inn decided to pull down after too many people got angry, thinking it represented the Confederacy.
The decision to remove the Norwegian flag that flew in front of The Nordic Pineapple bed and breakfast in St John’s, Michigan, was announced by owner Kjersten Offenbecker last week. The flag was a tribute to her and her husband Greg’s ancestry and flew on the front pillar of their establishment opposite the US national flag since they moved in in 2018.
COLUMBIANA—I am eating barbecue. Good barbecue. The kind prepared in an establishment that looks like a hunting cabin. A spot called Tin Top Barbecue. I believe God lives in the back room.
I cannot eat barbecue without first saying grace. It’s not like this with any other style of cuisine. For example, I recently tried eating sushi. Not only did I forget to say grace, apparently I also forgot to make sure my food was dead.
But with barbecue it’s impossible to look upon tender, carbon-encrusted glistening pork and not remove your hat to say a few words of heavenly thanks.
You cannot find barbecue like the kind I’m eating at mere restaurants, eateries, or cafés. You only find it in backyards, pit trailers, or at places my people call “joints.” These are usually establishments with gingham table cloths, rough-milled walls, napkin dispensers, and Merle Haggard on the radio.
I’ll bet Merle always said grace.
I remember the first time I ever ate the bounty from this particular joint:
I’m astonished at how people who should know better are getting worked up about the “mass protests” on US streets at present. They’re not “mass” protests at all – just very vocal, very noisy, and sometimes very violent. Multiple news reports about the Portland riots, which are currently the most violent that the media is covering, indicate that there are about 2,000 protesters on the street every night – many of them from elsewhere, as is Antifa’s and BLM’s habit. 2,000 protesters, out of an estimated Portland population (according to Wikipedia) of 654,741 in 2019, equates to 0.3% of the city’s residents. That’s less than one-third of one percent. Hardly a “mass” protest, is it? I’m pretty sure similar proportions apply to most other cities plagued with mob violence at present.
There’s also the physical area covered by the riots and protests. I understand that in Portland, it’s no more than ten city blocks – rather less than one square mile – and usually less than that. The city covers a land area of 133.42 square miles, making the “protest area”, once again, a lot less than 1% of the total. So much for “big”.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – Two more activists were recently charged in Oklahoma County District Court after police say the two refused to cooperate at a protest back in May.
Tuesday night, activists Jess Eddy and Mark Faulk are preparing to turn themselves into the Oklahoma County Detention Center after being criminally charged. The two were arrested back in May at a Black Lives Matter protest near Northwest 23rd and Classen.
In response to persistent police brutality, highlighted most recently by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, San Francisco mayor London Breed announced an effort to funnel funding away from the city’s police department and toward the black community, which experiences poverty at three times the average rate.
Old Farmer’s Advice:
Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t just happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about, ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good and honorable life, then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don’t interfere with something’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every morning’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinking’ you’re a person of some influence, try ordering’ somebody else’s dog around.
Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, and enjoy the ride.
Apparently there are many versions of it, credit for the original version goes to former judge and Texas State Legislator Roy English
Found HERE And if you look a bit, you will find a whole bunch of good looking womens asses….