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  •  Banjos and butterflies (1+ / 0-)
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    You got that right, which is why I'm not quite sure why it's such an outrage that warrior kings might act thuggish - especially on the battlefield.  Doesn't that go with the definition?

    •  You notice the Union Jack in the Hawaii State (0+ / 0-)

      flag. They are kind of the same way about their royalty.

      I went to the Iolani Palace wow, my first lesson in the grumpy Hawaiian. The tour guide was a real pip. I did look at myself in the Queen's mirror. Got caught.

      Most of my knowledge about Hawaiian history comes from Sarah Vowell 'Unfamiliar Fishes'. The tour guide said the same things but very glossy.

      That woman understands the irony of history. She talked about Hawaii being taken over by a small group of New Englanders. The whalers and the missionaries. All these people lived within several miles of each other. The saints and the sinners.

      "There's not much happening in this town, but what you hear makes up for it?"

      by 88kathy on Sun May 19, 2013 at 05:56:30 PM PDT

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