Ben Franklin

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    We do indeed live in 'interesting times'.

    I have cried---decades as 5th grade teacher of US social sciences.

    been around the www for a while--it has not escaped my notice --that there is a 'problem'.

    Would that I could round up individuals that seem to be in need of remediation of some kind and introduce them to 'Ben'.

    someplace to begin--seems like 'We the People' need to go back to The Beginning--hehehehehe---rapping myself on the hand ---the Very Beginning for some and for most back to the founding of the 13 colonies.

    i believe there was some outrage because 'Someone' referenced the US as one colony---a few days ago---I am certain that we started with 13. cough.

    but i digress as i do too frequently---'multitasking'---that's my problem---no further analyses needed. :tongue:

    Enjoy. Expound to your heart's content.

    a 'nice' teacher---always.

    4th graders loved to hear my stories about him. Robert Lawson--old, old, old book and a very fine one---'Ben and Me'---he had a mouse, you see. Lots to discuss about 'that old white guy'. :D

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    Mr. Franklin>>

    eta: not yet allowed to post the link. go to google---Franklin PBS.org--or anything that looks good to you.


    Poor Richard's Almanac/morality.

    Truthfully, that is what is on my mind tonight.

    humming the Battle Hymn of the Republic as I type.

    Once when I was teaching---middle school---it was the sort of daythatneverends---so many like that at times.

    What I did to get everyone's attention and stun them into 'submission'---

    I sang the Battle Hymn of the Republic. I sincerely meant that the grapes of wrath needed to be trampled right then and there.

    and that is how I feel tonight.

    oh, yes--Accountability--is on the way. Prayers have been answered. /gavel.
     
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    Yup, I understand, Wav.

    Watching this nation reject the treasonous values of the former CSA is heartening, isn't it?

    FYI, my FIRST history lesson, 2nd grade, was from a history books written in the mid 1920 about the firing on Fort Sumter.

    I'lll never forget the restrained outrage my teacher (Miss Hoffenberger) had while she described the treason of the sucessionists.

    Basically I haven't moved from that same POV about the CSA since 1958.

    Traitors all of them.
     
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    lol--edic---forgive me

    'CSA'---that would be 'The Confederacy'--

    for the past few days I have been seeing 'CIA' possibly more than I have ever seen or heard of it in all the many years I have been on this earth. :D


    a strange little story --from the early 50's when I was in elementary school---and it was a 'good' school--some would tell you that if there could be schools like that one today---our educational system would be so much better. i think that is correct, jmo.:D

    we did not actually talk about the Civil War that much at school--talked about it at home a lot---Greatest Generation Southern parents---God Bless them---Gone With the Wind was The book. but moving forward---progressing--that was what Atlanta, GA was about.

    i think it has some hope for a good future---we keep trying to figure out what goes wrong and find a way to fix it correctly.

    keeps everybody pretty busy--lol. being a 'blue island in the sea of red'.

    maybe we are already 'purple'---good color. did you ever hear the song ---'Flying Purple People Eater'---it is very old and very silly. the sort of song a true Atlien would love.:clap2:
     
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    ftr--i am not much of a geek--it sort of 'bothers' me---too many youtube links and all that

    anyway--until I reach 15 posts I can't C&P links and honestly need to read the tos more thoroughly--sigh--'bandwidth' and whatever--sort of skimmed a lot of that when I registered.

    go to google--'GOG'--=can I rush to the forum administrators' and beseech them to officially recognize this acronym--I will be typing it a lot---or have on other sites. 'Just go to Google' or you might have another search engine that you prefer--Google works--so I use it. lol--some people like to have 'all the facts'----What did she mean by that????,etc.

    I am loling at myself--i tend to ramble on at times---just to hear myself ramble I guess. 'Very crazy' sort of person, an 'Old'.:tongue:

    i like this little ditty---probably owned a 45 vinyl record---when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. whether it is now available on CD or if you can download it --i wouldn't know That.:badgrin:

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    Flying Purple People Eater lyrics--by Sheb Wooley

    Well i saw the thing comin' out of the sky
    It had the one long horn and one big eye
    i commenced to shaken' and i said "ooh-eee"
    It looks like a purple people eater to me

    It was a one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater
    (one eyed one horned flying purple people eater)
    a one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater
    sure looks strange to me (one eye?)

    well he he came down to earth and he lit on a tree
    i said a mister purple people eater, dont eat me
    i heard him say in a voice so gruff
    i wouldn't est you cuz your so tough

    it was a one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater
    one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater
    one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater
     
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    I loved his stores when I was a child.
     
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    nuff said---we will get along well. :cool:
     
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    "seems like 'We the People' need to go back to The Beginning"

    Dante looks forward to spanking you.

    now do your homework before you get graded
     
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    Little known "facts":

    Ben's middle name was There

    Formed brief business law partnership with Robert Donethat.
     
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    Ben, a Boston Boy
     
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    hehehe---i won't even report you --for possible violation of tos--if I thought long and hard --and drove myself to the brink--possibly there is an implied threat of 'bestiality'?

    I go with Tina Turner/Proud Mary---'won't do hard anymore'--just won't do it.

    some--enough--take it easy---whatever you do

    powerful thoughts---i somehow feel certain we agree.

    mmmmhmmm---Dante--enjoyed his writing--some good --perhaps 'great' ideas.

    that is how I 'roll'. I also 'rock'---i will drop a name---Bob Dylan--wrote some good tunes./gavel

    a very 'dangerous' woman--i have been told that a few times. :D
     

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