Sunday, June 26, 2016

Ebb Tide !

Some folks call them Victories !

I feel it's more of an Ebb Tide situation, we haven't gained any ground, but we are losing less.

House drops Confederate Flag ban for veterans cemeteries

"A measure to bar confederate flags from cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs was removed from legislation passed by the House early Thursday.
The flag ban was added to the VA funding bill in May by a vote of 265-159, with most Republicans voting against the ban. But Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) both supported the measure. Ryan was commended for allowing a vote on the controversial measure, but has since limited what amendments can be offered on the floor. In negotiations to reconcile the House funding measure with the Senate bill, the confederate flag provision was dropped. The bill passed the House 239-171."

Hampton School Board votes against renaming two schools

"The Hampton School Board voted unanimously Wednesday not to move forward with renaming Jefferson Davis Middle School and The Campus at Lee.
Board members discussed public feedback and said that most of those they heard from opposed changing the schools’ names. Every person that I talked to did not support changing the names of the schools,” said board member Joe Kilgore.
Some residents at earlier public hearings said the community needs to remember the past, even the uncomfortable parts. Others argued the division has more important things to focus on.
In May, a civil rights group demanded that the schools be renamed.
“These two individuals represent hatred and bigotry and racial division,” said Andrew Shannon, President of the Peninsula Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, at a prior meeting.
Shannon made a final push before the board voted Wednesday.
“Stop the glorification of evil … Remove the name,” he said.
School board chair Martha Mugler said the board will not establish a committee to consider the request to rename the schools.
If the community had come out resoundingly for us to move forward and do that, we would have impaneled a committee to consider names,” Mugler said. “That’s not what we heard from our citizens.

                                                   Who knows maybe the tide is turning !

Project Update !

My latest project has been Flag Markers ----

Ever start a project and wish you hadn't ?

People love the Flags, but I have stopped production for now.
After stamping them out it takes 13 separate cuts to make one.
Then I have to heat treat them, sand and paint them.
Sooner or later I'll find a quicker way to make them !

But I'm still trying to stay POSITIVE !

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