Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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When saying the pledge, I leave out "under god."

We had the first "real" 4-H meeting tonight.  It's not a big hall.  We all stood up to say the Pledge of Allegiance.  My voice projects; I've always been a believer that if you're going to "pledge" to something then you should say it like you mean it.

So we're cranking through the pledge and I just drop a beat of silence for the two words I find offensive.  The dB in the room drops dramatically for that moment.  One of the high-school kids looked at me as if she'd never heard someone skip the words which turn the pledge into a prayer.  [In case you don't know, the phrase "under god" was inserted in 1954.]

I guess she'll just have to get used to it.

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  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

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