A First Lady Flag
After noticing the national flags flying on diplomats’ cars as they arrived at the White House as well as the American and Presidential flags displayed on the President’s car, Betty Ford had a question: “If the President gets flags, why shouldn’t the First Lady?”
In answer Dick Hartwig, then the head of Mrs. Ford’s Secret Service detail, and Rick Sardo, the White House Marine Corps aide, presented her with this specially designed flag on June 24, 1975. Sarah Brinkerhoff, a friend of Hartwig, handmade the pennant for the First Lady’s limousine.
Made of blue satin and trimmed in white lace with blue and red stars, the flag features a pair of red and white bloomers in the center as a play on Mrs. Ford’s maiden name, Bloomer. White text above the bloomers reads, “Don’t Tread on Me.” The letters “E.R.A.” below stand for the Equal Rights Amendment, an indication of Mrs. Ford’s strong support for the proposed amendment that would have given women equality under law through the United States Constitution.
Although it had been designed for her car Mrs. Ford kept the flag on display on her desk in the East Wing.
Images: Betty Ford’s "Bloomer" flag; Betty Ford proudly displays her flag with Dick Hartwig, Rick Sardo, White House photographer David Hume Kennerly, and East Wing staff members Kaye Pullen and Carolyn Porembka on June 24, 1975 (White House photograph A5197-15A).
Three million volts hit a car in the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh for a ‘lightning test’. The passenger remained unharmed. 1940s. (Scanned by WeirdVintage from Getty Images’ Decades of the 20th Century: 1940s by Nick Yapp)
It’s World Environment Day! If each of us took one or more of the simple steps highlighted on the Go Green stamps, just imagine the positive impact we could have on our environment and on the lives of future generations. Issued in 2011, this set of 16 Forever® stamps will be offered through the catalog only until June 30. Make every day World Environment Day by adding them to your collection today!
The Great Attractor
It is far bigger than a galaxy, it may even be considered being bigger than a supercluster. The Great Attractor is also pulling The Milky Way in its direction, along with numerous other galaxies at 14 million MPH. That would mean that it would have to possess the mass of TENS and THOUSANDS of galaxies(representative to the mass of The Milky Way). A massive black-hole would be a drop in the bucket that is The Great Attractor. It is an anomaly that we know very little about.
Self-Portrait with Emily Dickinson
Embroidery/8 Inches x 8.5 Inches/2010
Emily Dickinson and sequins. If you need more reason to go check out this fantastic embroiderer’s tumblr, I don’t even know why you’re following me.
Back in 1986, In an attempt to break the record for most released balloons at one time, The United Way of Cleveland released 1.5 MILLION balloons into the air. They called it Balloonfest 86’. It was supposed to be all fun and stuff except for what happened as a result of this act.
The winds that day caused the balloons to flood together, forming a substantial cloud that obscured the view of aircrafts. This prevented rescue units from finding two men that were reported missing on a boating trip. The coast guard (from an aerial view) couldn’t find these men due to the balloons. One of the guards said searching for the heads of the drowning people was hard to do because they couldn’t tell them apart from the balloons floating in the water. The two men died and their bodies later washed up on shore.
What you see here is the classic self depreciating “nice guy” how dare a woman and her friends dress up all nice and go out to have fun with their friends without giving you, a complete stranger, any play. How dare women dress up and have a good time for themselves and not dress up and slink around for your enjoyment. “Its to feel fucking superior” Well I know its surprising, but chicks don’t always go out clubbing in the hopes of getting sexual action. Maybe they are not attracted to the opposite sex? But that doesn’t matter to you because you think that if you go up to a woman and ask her to dance like “a gentleman” then she is required to grind on you like there is no tomorrow.
valid reasons for a woman to dress up and go out but reject you:
1. She already has a partner, and just wants to have fun with her friends.
2. She just broke up with her partner and doesn’t want to meet anyone right now.
3. She’s lesbian, asexual, or otherwise not attracted to men.
4. She enjoys fucking random strangers, but not you.
5. She enjoys meeting new people, but you’re a total creep.
6. Literally anything else.
Plus, just think about the reasoning on display in that image. The fact that she spent a lot of money on her outfit and makeup establishes that she owes you something? That’s like arguing that an artist ought to pay you because you looked at her work. It’s Bizarro World logic. I’m not being hyperbolic there; that is literally how logic works on Bizarro World.
What a little prick
Lol “196$” these women could buy you
I LOVE TO DANCE AND BOYS ONLY GET IN THE WAY OF ME HAVING FUN. My husband judges my dirty dancing and all the other men on the dance floor are boringly young by a million. I only dance for other girls to admire my moves.