Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. declared,
“We can imagine no more appropriate response to burning a flag than waving one’s own, no better way to counter a flag burner’s message than by saluting the flag that burns, no surer means of preserving the dignity even of the flag that burned than by – as one witness here did – according its remains a respectful burial. We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.”
“If there is a bedrock principle underlying the First Amendment, it is that government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or disagreeable.”
— Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, 414, 1989
Happy Independence Day to you…
…let us all continue to safeguard our democracy!
The Duck that is Donald is honored on Walking The Blues Away on KRNN 9th of June at 5:00 pm (Alaska time) web link http://www.krnn.org
This day marks the birthday of the grumpy, funny, and feathered, Donald Duck who made his film debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen.
PLATO ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/21: Founder of the institute of higher learning, The Academy, a writer on politics, metaphysics, and epistemology, the ancient Greek philosopher, Plato was born around about, according to some historical calculations, on this date in the year 428. The philosophy of our show will be musicology as we celebrate Plato’s scholarship on Crosscurrents, 5/21 at 8 am.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” ― Plato
“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” ― Plato
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ― Plato
“Only the dead have seen the end of war.” ― Plato
“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”― Plato
“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.” ― Plato
“The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” ― Plato, The Republic
“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” ― Plato, The Republic
“Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.” ― Plato
“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” ― Plato
“good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws” ― Plato
“Ignorance, the root and stem of every evil.” ― Plato
“I’m trying to think, don’t confuse me with facts.” ― Plato
“If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.” ― Plato, The Republic
“There is truth in wine and children” ― Plato, Symposium / Phaedrus
“The measure of a man is what he does with power.
Those who tell the stories rule society.” ― Plato
“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge. ” ― Plato
“The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings” ― Plato
“Education is teaching our children to desire the right things.” ― Plato
Courage is knowing what not to fear.” ― Plato
“Whe men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.” ― Plato
“There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot.” ― Plato
“You should not honor men more than truth.” ― Plato
The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ― Plato, The Republic
“The object of education is to teach us to love what is beautiful.”
“Necessity is the mother of invention.” ― Plato
“A house that has a library in it has a soul.” ― Plato
“Death is not the worst that can happen to men.” ― Plato
“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” ― Plato
Founded by the French Mississippi Company in honor of Philippe II, France’s Duke of Orléans, the city of New Orleans was established on this date in 1718. Let the good times roll with music by artists from NOLA on Crosscurrents, 5/7 at 8 am.
NEW ORLEANS ON CROSSCURRENTS, 5/7 at 8 am ( http://www.krnn.org )
A poet and playwright whose drama and comedy works are among the most well known in the English language, William Shakespeare was born on this date in 1564. His birthday on the 23rd is estimated (ish) based on his church baptism was documented on the 26th. You are invited to the Shakespeare birthday to be held (not at the Globe Theatre) but rather at the KRNN Crosscurrents show 4/23 at 8 am. ( http://www.krnn.org )
A Sample of William Shakespeare “Big Hit” One-Liners:
“To be, or not to be: that is the question”. – (Act III, Scene I).
AS YOU LIKE IT ~~~
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool”. – (Act V, Scene I)
“All the world ‘s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts” – (Act II, Scene VII).
RICHARD III ~~~
“A horse! a horse! my kingdom for a horse!”. – (Act V, Scene IV).
ROMEO AND JULIET ~~~
“For you and I are past our dancing days” . – (Act I, Scene V).
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE ~~~
“But love is blind, and lovers cannot see”
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR ~~~
“As good luck would have it”. – (Act III, Scene V).
JULIES CAESAR ~~~
Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war”. – (Act III, Scene I)
“If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me”. – (Act I, Scene III)
KING LEAR ~~~
“Nothing will come of nothing.” – (Act I, Scene I).
“I am a man more sinned against than sinning”. – (Act III, Scene II).
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Gavin: What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
Wyatt: He told them to “hiss off”.
Gavin: Ok fine… but how about this beast?
Wyatt: Oh… Bull Sh#t.
Please join us for the sleep-centered blues show on Walkiing The Blues Away, Saturday, the 10th at 5:oo pm on KRNN Juneau fm 102.7. ( radio link: http://www.krnn.org )
National Napping Day is snoozed on the day after the return of daylight saving time to give folks the chance to catch up on the hour of sleep that they lost out on when clocks changed to the spring time.
A Boston University professor, William Anthony, has been credited with the origin of the event in 1999, primarily to emphasize on the import of sleep. Anthony is reported to have said, “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time.”