And if the American flag triggers anyone…
…they can, as George Washington used to say, “bite me.”
It was George, according to legend, that asked Philidelphia seamstress Betsy Ross to make the first American Flag with stars on a blue field along with red and white stripes. Historians have been unable to conclusively prove or disprove this story, but if ever there was a case where “print the legend” was appropriate, this would be it. The design wasn’t George’s: the Continental Congress adopted a resolution during the Revolutionary War stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” Each new state accepted into into the United States after independence got its own stripe and star, but it quickly became clear that this plane would end up with a flag having either very thin stripes or being longer than it was wide. In 1818, Congress enacted a law stipulating that the 13 original stripes be restored and that only stars be added to represent new states. (Good idea.) It was on June 14, 1877 when the first Flag Day observance was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. The flag was flown from all public buildings across the country. In 1949 Congress officially designated June 14 as Flag Day, a national day of observance.
1. “Nah, there’s no mainstream media bias!” Are you sick of reading that? Not as sick as I am of having reason to write it, I bet. Researchers analyzed reporting from major TV networks and newspapers during the first 60 days of the five most recent Presidencies. They found that only 19% of Biden coverage was negative. When you consider almost all of the less than enthusiastic coverage had to come from Fox News, one has to conclude that ABC, NBC and CBS was nearly 100% positive. Meanwhile,, 62% of stories on former President Donald Trump were negative.
“Why have journalists stopped being adversarial to Biden?” the Washington Examiner asks without giggling (though a newspaper can’t literally giggle)….
“Biden is the least accessible president in a century, serving 64 days before holding a press conference. “Does that matter?” a USA Today headline shrugged. When Biden finally spoke, reporters didn’t inquire about the COVID-19 pandemic, instead asking “time-wasting questions,” noted journalism think tank Poynter.While Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki holds regular briefings, she rarely gets grilled. When Dr. Anthony Fauci’s trove of concerning emails was made public, no reporter asked about it. If interrogated, Psaki deflects and says she’ll “circle back.” Or she offers mind-numbing non-sequiturs, such as when the stock market faced a crisis due to the GameStop fiasco. “Well, I’m also happy to repeat that we have the first female treasury secretary,” Psaki smirked.”
My Facebook friends think Psaki is wonderful.