A Curmudgeon Doc on the Eastern Shore of Maryland wondering what has happened to my country.
What an absolutely superb collection, this week!!!From the first ethereal glow to the cheery thank you note, I loved every single one of them.Thank you (and your contributors) for brightening my week :-)
Watson: "Why so many red crabs?"Sherlock: "Dr. C used up all the [Democratic] blue in his own personal coloring book."All of these crabs are wonderful, but I am especially impressed by Kate's base-jumping crab.
Across here in the Olde Worlde, blue is conservative and red is progressive ... I do be happy with red crabs.
I think the blue and red designation came into being when they were reporting the Presidential election in 2000. I don't know who to thank. At that time it was ironic that Republican states were colored red, given that it is the color of communism. But, of course, it is the color of revolution since at least 1789 in France where, again ironically, the revolutionaries were Republicans. Europe's revolution of 1848, Garabaldi, and the Paris commune also come to mind. I just read an opinion piece in NYRB on the British election. You now have big and little Prime Ministers (or, a 'civil' union, so to speak.) Sarah Palin would go wild (if she even knew there was a Britain.)
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