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Monday, June 22, 2015

Ugly Dixie flag finally agrees to surrender

Governor Haley and her Republican colleagues are already too late to take down the ugly Dixie flag from the South Carolina state house; but Better Late than Never.

Thankfully, Wal Mart has also joined the momentum to remove the ugly Dixie flag from it's retail stores. 

Too early 's better than too late, 
Should be the word for Church and State: 
It is the motto of the great, 
And shall be mine, — I 'll never prate 
'T is " better late than never! " 


Governor Haley and Wal Mart are quite an alliance, albeit "better late than never"

Ironically, I came across this "Better Late than Never" poem written by the artist Edward Hopper.  Seems appropriate:

Better Late Than Never

by Edward Hopper
In this our lost and lonely state,
In this our world so desolate,
'T is better far to love than hate,
And better early love than late,
But " better late than never. "


To walk the path of life alone,
With but one heart to call our own,
Hardens the one heart into stone:
" Ye twain be one! " is from God's throne,
And " better late than never. "

But he who says at time and place
He 'll meet a friend, then turns his face
Another way, or mopes his pace,
And conscience calms with this solace,
'T is " better late than never, " —

That man's a thief! He robs a friend
Of what he cannot give, nor lend, —
Of that which lost knows no amend;
His motto he had better end,
'T is " better late than never. "

And so the man who, Sabbath day,
Comes late to Church, — his usual way, —
Because he snores while others pray,
And dreams of what so many say,
'T is " better late than never. "

And she who flaunts her skirts and strings,
And furbelows, and such gay things,
Just as the Choir the first hymn sings,
And gaze of all upon her brings
By " better late than never. "

With Fashion for her trumpeter,
She comes not as a worshipper,
But that fools' eyes may worship her,
And sets the audience all astir
With " better late than never. "

It is, if we 'd undo a wrong,
Or help the weak against the strong,
Or pluck a friend from blood-hound throng,
'T is best be quick, — not wait too long;
Though " better late than never. "

And better early learn to view
And love the pure, the good, and true,
With holy love the heart imbue,
And do whate'er we find to do,
Though " better late than never. "

Too early 's better than too late,
Should be the word for Church and State:
It is the motto of the great,
And shall be mine, — I 'll never prate
'T is " better late than never! "

Be up and doing! Work or play!
Lounge not at all, — while not away
A moment of the livelong day!
Your life 's for action! Never say
'T is " better late than never. "

Be prompt! Be early, like the sun:
Obey, as good men aye have done,
The time and place your race to run,
And you shall win as they have won,

And with them shine forever!
(Governor Haley and Wal Mart....'tis better late than never)

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