Sunday, July 4, 2010

It’s a free country and I can post whatever I like, whenever I like, or not

Today I liked this:

A wise old owl sat in an oak.
The more he saw, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?

I’m sure you know what an owl looks like, so I am not going to insult your intelligence by publishing a picture of one. If, however, you really, really would like to see many, many pictures of lots and lots of different kinds of owls, click here.

Knock yourself out.

And then, after you don’t care if you ever see another owl, read this.


  1. Putz, I meant, of course, as long as it doesn't offend prevailing community standards (obscenity), doesn't advocate the violent overthrow of the government (sedition), is within reason (not beyond a shadow of a douby, but by a preponderance of the evidence), and so forth. In other words, you are absolutely right.

  2. Blog freedom day. I like it.

    Happy Independence Day!

  3. Hey! Lay off the bourbon on American Independence Day! By the way, England will consider taking those colonies back into the fold. All we require is an apology.

  4. Pudding, the American Battle Monuments Commission administers, operates, and maintains 24 permanent American burial grounds on foreign soil. Presently there are 124,909 U.S. war dead interred at these cemeteries, 30,921 of World War I, 93,238 of World War II and 750 of the Mexican War. Specifically:

    Aisne-Marne, France (2,289)
    Ardennes, Belgium (5,329)
    Brittany, France (4,410)
    Brookwood, England (468)
    Cambridge, England (3,812)

    Corozal, Panama (5,364)
    Epinal, France (5,255)
    Flanders Field, Belgium (368)
    Florence, Italy (4,402)
    Henri-Chapelle, Belgium (7,992)
    Lorraine, France (10,489)
    Luxembourg, Luxembourg (5,076)
    Manila, Philippines (17,202)
    Meuse-Argonne, France(14,246)
    Mexico City, Mexico (750)
    Netherlands, Netherlands (8,301)
    Normandy, France (9,387)
    North Africa, Tunisia (2,841)
    Oise-Aisne, France (6,012)
    Rhone, France (861)
    Sicily-Rome, Italy (7,861)
    Somme, France (1,844)
    St. Mihiel, France (4,153)
    Suresnes, France (1,565)

    Don't look for an apology from us any time soon.

  5. Why am I not on your followers' list?! This has happened a few times now. I go to my Blogspot page to see who has posted recently. After I haven't seen a single post by a given person in a LONG time, I'll go to their blog, and sure enough, they've posted, and, sure enough, I'm not listed among their followers. I DON'T GET IT! I KNOW when I've quit following someone, and I'm not paranoid to think that all these people are kicking me out! I will go right now and add myself back in. If you ever find me AWOL, let me know because it won't be by my choice.

  6. Good day to you, RWP. Thanks for sharing the information about foreign burial grounds. I knew of some of them, but not all. I never cease to be amazed at the variety of information to be gleaned from reading your blog.

    Forever in peace may you blog!

  7. They didn't have a picture of our more-pork owl.