Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Over at Eye On Whatcom, There is a great column in the Treehouse threads about not just ettiquette, but the Code pertaining to our flag of our country. I realized that I should know better for the times that I have violated etiquette and the code by wearing an American Flag headwrap. In the back of my mind I knew it, because I learned it in civics class in grade school. It was driven home to me by a friend of mine who served in both theatres during WWII. Boy, did he scold me and deservedly so.

Maybe only slightly related is how we address our elected officials. Bearing in mind that I can't be encumbered by facts, if I remember correctly it is wrong to call our presidents things like Dubya, Obama, Klinton, etc. (I'll bet I have been guilty more than once.)

Unless I'm mistaken, The only proper way to address our elected officials is by title of position and their last name. (correct me if I remeber incorrectly, ya won't hurt my feelin's.)

examples for dummies like me:
President Bush, President Obama, Governor Gregoire, Congressman Larsen, Councilman Nelson, etc.

But what is downright disrespectful of the officeholder and the office, is statements like "He's not my president!" as was stated by many of my progressive buddies or "She's not my governor!" as stated by many of my conservative buddies. To me that's just being a sore loser, and the only thing worse than a sore loser is a sore winner... (I'll discuss that some other time.)

Anyway, even though I disagree with with probably 80% of President Obama's Agenda, and I voted for Senator McCain, President Obama is my president, and Governor Gregoire is my governor. That goes for all of us Citizens.

Again, unless I'm mistaken we address former officeholders by their former titles out of respect for the office and the office holder no matter how much we disagree with them. The same goes for affectionate familiar nicknames, too. i.e. "Dubya" for those whom we may identify with.

Enough of my 'Miss Manners' etiquette soap box, but maybe if we all try to use a little decorum, we may be able to avoid certain public or printed 'fox passes'...

...standing by for corrections...and reminders of my printed fox passes of the past present and future...


Anonymous said...

Loved the Asshole song.
- John Titor

Poindexter Prometheus Parkenfarker said...

Thanks, John.

I have no idea why, but that's how all my good friends spell my name...;)
stop by and pop off anytime!

Anonymous said...

Loved the UFO reporting site.
- Art Bell

Poindexter Prometheus Parkenfarker said...

yer funny, anonymous...

I didn't pay attention to the time traveler moniker, but it dawned on me with the second post. Thanks fer makin' it obvious that I been had!

Good job.

Ya got me.

My hat's off to anybody who spells their name the same as me...;)

I deserved the hoax.

Camille said...

Oh, I wouldn't say that; just easy pickin's!
(Loved yer Blog...!)