Morning Reads – Thursday, September 14, 2017

On this date in Francis Scott Key wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner,” a poem originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry,” after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD, during the War of 1812. The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

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John Vestal
John Vestal

There’s always been a valid reason why one needed “only” a 3.0 to make the Dean’s List (the good one) at the NATS.

Benevolus
Benevolus

My fridge isn’t smart enough to be a security risk. I have my suspicions about the coffee maker though…

John Vestal
John Vestal

I have baking powder that’s “double-acting”. That’s why I never read my bbq sauce recipe aloud.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Did you see the episode of “Silicon Valley” where refrigerators downloaded software that melded their computing power into a network via an oversight, and the protagonists start up company was able to tap that computing power?

bethebalance
bethebalance

saw that one.
thought it was cool but illegal and scary possible for hackers.
new job openings in fridge cybersecurity.

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt of the and other conservatives have said that now is not the time to discuss climate change.
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Just like they and the national security apparatus exactly 16 years ago to the day said it wasn’t time to discuss Afghanistan.

chefdavid
chefdavid
chefdavid
chefdavid

maybe she thought the cat was a chicken.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Light hearted stuff this am…
Ellynn…for you!
https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-department-warns-women-not-161717206.html
Other humorous…guy having “guy problems” after cat scratch…
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4459712/man-unable-erection-cat-scratch/
I will not link it…but go to You Tube for Cat Scratch Fever vid…
Gar-en-teed to cure this fellow’s prob! LOL! Thank you Mr. Nugent!

Ellynn
Ellynn

I’m not clicking any links from you since the last once I clicked tried to install a cookie from a porn site and the company IT police wanted to know what the hell I was trying to do messing up my immaculate computer system. I have a deep dislike for Cat Starch Fever ever since my annoying neighbor would play his custom made (using different radio recordings) 120 min cassette tape of JUST THAT SONG that continuously flipped the to the next side so it would play until if father got home from work and told him to turn it… Read more »

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sis, you’ve known me long enough to know I’d never knowingly link anything like that. What i was linking for you was the three rescue workers that are driving all the women crazy!! Hotties that you’d like…

Ellynn
Ellynn

I already hang out with fire fighters a couple times a month as part of my job. Waaay ahead of you on this one. 😉

bethebalance
bethebalance

That repetitve playing sounds like torture.
Just like the song.
It’s a musical rendering of torturing a cat.

chamblee54
chamblee54

https://chamblee54.wordpress.com/2017/09/14/slavery-and-the-star-spangled-banner-5/
The Star Spangled Banner was written September 14, 1814. The author, Francis Scott Key, was not a nice man.