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Monday, December 05, 2005

20 Days Til HO HO HO (And a bucket of Rum!!!!)

Hello there webslingeroonies! What have i been up to? Well Christmas shopping up the ying yang is Old Man Robert Reid Hawley The First! Actually if i ever marry i am so going the Foreman route and naming all the kids Robb #1, Robb #2, Robb #3, Robb #4 till all of the world is taken over by an abundance of brats all named Robert Reid Hawley. Just kidding! Well maybe not eh? Watched the new Dukes of Hazzard movie with my Dad on Friday night, it was pretty funny, people have to watch for the inneuendo about the rebel flag on top of the General Lee in the movie, a little fella came into work the other day and did not get the jokes aboot the Rebel Flag:

What is usually called "The Confederate Flag" or "The Confederate Battle Flag" (actually the Navy Jack as explained above) is still a widely-recognized symbol. The display of the flag is a controversial and very emotional issue, generally because of disagreement over exactly what it symbolizes. To many in the US South it is simply a symbol of regional pride and heritage. Others see it as a symbol of the institution of slavery which the Confederate government defended, or of the Jim Crow laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern States for almost a century later.
The Confederate Battle Flag became a part of the Mississippi state flag in 1894, whereupon a strange series of events ensued. In 1906, the flag statutes were omitted by error from the new legal code of the state, leaving Mississippi without an official flag. The omission was not discovered until 1993, when a lawsuit filed by the NAACP regarding the flag was being reviewed by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
In 2000, the Governor of Mississippi Ronnie Musgrove issued an executive order making the flag official. After continued controversy, the decision was turned over to citizens of the state, who, on April 17, 2001, voted 2-1 to keep the Confederate Battle Flag emblem on the state flag [1]. Also at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) the Rebel Flag was very prevalent at the football games because the team's name, the Rebels. However, the administration banned sticks at football games in an attempt to rid the stadium of the flags, which they believed hampered them in recruiting black athletes and they also believed they were discriminatory and were bad for the public image of Ole Miss (which had already had its share of bad experiences with race relations, e.g., James Meredith). Though no longer seen in the stadium the Rebel Flag is very prevalent in the Grove, where students, fans, and alumni tailgate before the game.

Another interesting piece about the Flag that i found while surfing the net.

In the words of Floyd Cochran
"Everywhere I went in the racist movement the confederate flag was flown. Often times we hear or have been told that the confederate flag has to do with heritage. That it does - white privilege; a heritage that enslaved people and exploited people all in the name of white supremacy and the confederacy. Today in the 21st century, racist organizations know that marching and waving the swastika isn't cool. However waving the confederate flag is still acceptable to many. In many ways the confederate flag has become the 21st century version of the swastika. The swastika didn't start out as a racist symbol of evil. Its origins are as a symbol of peace and well-being. Over the years it became known and seen as a symbol of hate - like the confederate flag.
"At Aryan Nation I was taught that the confederate flag represented:
13 stars represented the 13 lost tribes of white Israel.
Red was purity of blood.
White was the color of our skin.
More history on the confederate flag
The Confederate Flag was used to give the Confederate soldiers a way to tell their ranks from those of the Union soldiers on the battlefield, where smoke routinely obscured the view of their fellows. After the war, the flag was adopted by the KKK and later by Racist Skinheads, American Nazi Party, Aryan Nation and other hate groups. The confederate flag is an internationally recognized symbol of racism and bigotry.

Heavy stuff huh?

Well what else is happening? Not too much, i watched the Vanier Cup after work and what i saw was a pretty hard fought battle between Laurier and the Saskchewan Huskies, i always feel bad when the cameras show the losers of the game on their bench bawling their eyes out, guys who are graduating and this being their final year and such. Plus where was the crowd control during this game? I hate sometimes seeing people rush on the field as i find it tarnishes the moment for the guys who earned the right to celebrate as in the players and it takes away from thier moment of triumph.
Don't you hate when people run off with the mouth? Someone i know is at it again, running their mouth. Then you wonder about that person, whom they are and how they have not yet come to realize that in the grand scheme of things that they are not all that and a friggin bag of potato chips. They do not realize that just becuase they have rode some coat tails to some degree of success they think they are the be all and end all. What's the problem? Is there some hidden jealousy there pally? Just remember the coattails you ride may someday realize that they are better off and then what will you be? Some of us want to work hard to make something of themselves and you possess talent, but do not want to go all the way in order to achieve. You are complacent and are now just along for the ride as i see it. Call me weird? Well...one ought to have a good long look in the mirror...hope it doesn't crack on ya.
Ranting Robbie today eh?
Anyways i have work to get ready for, more shopping to do so i shall go for now. Have a good one slingers!

6 eggs separated
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 quarts thick cream
1 1/4 Captain Morgan's Rum
Add cinnamon or nutmeg to taste
Beat egg yolks and sugar together until they are well blended.
Set that mixture aside, and beat the egg whites until stiff and add the cream followed by some harshly thrashed cream.
Dump all this into the yokes along with your choice of liquor. Then chill.

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