Should There Be A New American National Anthem?

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In July of this year, I dedicated a post that talked about the American National Anthem, the “Star Spangled Banner.” It turns out that was kind of a timely article. Although, I had to consult sources that broached the themes I ultimately tried my best to cover, there is now a renewed interest in the national anthem.


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Famous Sayings: #25 — ‘A Stitch in Time…’

August 28, 2016

A stitch in time saves nine.

Stitch in time, a stitch in time saves nine
“Stitch in time.” Photograph by sara graham via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

I’m not sure when I first heard this saying, but I seem to think that I was in the 3rd or 4th grade. In any event, I was a child.

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Why Can’t We Just Let People Be Mad Sometimes?

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We need to stop messing with people when they are already mad.

Well, to be honest, not all of us are guilty of this. Okay, I can be sometimes, but I try be better than that. And it is annoying no matter who does it.

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Famous Sayings: #24 — ‘Have Your Cake…’

August 21, 2016

You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

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I had another saying ready to go before I was reminded of this one. Thanks usfman for this and your consistent feedback on this blog.

Now, I will admit, while being familiar with this proverb, I was a bit confused with the phrasing. To me, “have” can be the same as “eat,” so the phrase, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too” was a bit redundant and thus contradictory.

But is there another interpretation? And is this the original arrangement of verbal clauses.

First, we have to try to find the origin of this phrase. Here is what I found during my investigation.

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Who’s Been Watching the Olympics This Year?

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To be honest, I haven’t been that interested in the Olympics this year.

Sure, there are good things to say about the performance of USA athletes. Michael Phelps extended his record medal count. Simone Biles emerged as the leader Ladies’ gymnast.

Side note: Jamica’s Usain Bolt is still the world’s fasted man.

I have watched the two-week festivities in some fashion for at least the past 16 years, but this year is different. Why is that? There are two reasons.

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Famous Sayings: #23 — ‘Never Bite the Hand…’

August 14, 2016

Never bite the hand that feeds you.

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This post ties into the posts I made last week. In fact, I had decided to make these posts because of the connection they share. I will get into that later on in this post.

For now, let’s look into the origin and meaning of “never bite the hand that feeds you.”

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Hillary Clinton’s Problems with Young Voters

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We all know that Hillary Clinton has problems with young voters.

I have been working on a series of posts on another site, and I have been talking about the 2016 Presidential Election. So far, I have looked at the two major candidates, as well as the two candidates from the Libertarian and Green Parties, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, respectively.

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3 Things I Don’t Like About Bill Maher (WAW)

Bill Maher, Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO

It’s Thursday, but this is still a Write Anything Wednesday Post. Today, I would like to talk about some disagreements I have with comedian Bill Maher.

Let it be known that for the most part, I enjoy listening to Bill Maher. While I don’t agree with him all the time and I don’t find all of his jokes funny (it would be pretty boring if I did), I agree with him much of the time. And I like the way he speaks (in a structural sense).

However, there have been two things that have bothered me about him over the years. First I have never liked his speech whenever he broached the topic of overweight people. Secondly, I am concerned with him being pretty forceful with his view on religions.

And this year, I have to add a third gripe: The way in which he addresses Millennials. There is an angle here.

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Famous Sayings: #22 — ‘Courage is Not the Absence of Fear…’

August 7, 2016

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Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one’s fear.

August 7 is Purple Heart Day in the United States. Although it’s an unofficial holiday, Americans are encouraged to take the time to honor fallen members of the United States Armed Forces. In addition, we should learn about the experiences of current and retired military personnel and thank them for their service.

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I Was Thinking About the Home Alone Movies … (WAW)

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Hello, readers! It’s Write Anything Wednesday. This week, I was talking to my nephew and we were talking about a movie that didn’t need a sequel: “Home Alone.”

In total, there were at least four Home Alone movies in total. There may be a fifth out there somewhere, but I’m not sure.

The first movie was a bona fide hit namely because of how adorable Macaulay Culkin was. Prior to filming “Home Alone,” Culkin was in “Uncle Buck,” another memorable movie from John Hughes.

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