I’ve been proverbially “sick as a dog” this weekend either from stomach flu, or some food poisoning, not sure which. Spending so much time in bed, I almost forgot to put up my flag today. My neighbors must have wondered why this disheveled man with messed up hair and a three day beard was in a bathrobe out in front of my house this morning.
I put up my flag to remind myself, my family, and my neighbors how much we have to be grateful for, and how much we owe the people that have fought to keep our freedoms. Though lately, the war has changed from one of guns and bombs to one of bureaucracy and paper.
On the plus side, we could live here:
Nighttime satellite photo of North and South Korea. Note the one light in North Korea.
There’s a great list on Listverse about the psychotic leader of North Korea: Top 10 Crazy Facts About Kim Jong Il
This one was a hoot:
The “Fact”: He is the best natural golfer in history
In 1994, it was reported by Pyongyang media outlets that Kim Jong Il shot 38 under par on a regulation 18-hole golf course – including 5 holes in one! That score is 25 shots better than the best round in history, and is made even more amazing by the fact that it was his first time playing the sport. It’s said Kim Jong Il would routinely sink 3 or 4 holes in one per round of golf, and – lucky for the PGA – he has since given it up.
He lies better than Tiger Woods, and that’s saying something.
I’m thankful we live in America, where if you hear a whopper like that, you can at least laugh about it without being executed.
I wonder if “Tamino” or Eli Rabbet bothers to fly a flag on memorial day? Here’s to hoping that they do.