Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, USA!

4 July 1776. Has it really been 240 years since we raised a ruckus & struck out on own? It's been a heck of a ride, full of twists & turns, & the journey is far from over.

So many people from so many places made it possible for us to be here today, so Thank You: Native Americans, France, Poland, Spain, Dutch Republic, Dubrovnik, Morocco, League of Armed Neutrality, & a couple of you Germanic nations (the ones that supported us)! Thank you to the many people & nations who supported us in the struggle.

We will cherish your contributions to our Independence as we gorge on hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, beer, & BBQ, all while waving our American Flags (Made in China); watching the dazzling fireworks (Made in Mexico); & taking pride in our beautiful & precious lands (Stolen from the Native Americans). Happy Birthday, America!!!

This our home now, & it's always in need of repair, maintenance, & remodeling to keep it in working order & to keep up with the changing times. Sure, we've made some terrible design choices, but we always have the power--the will, if not the resources--to make things right. It may have its flaws--character--but it's home, & I can't imagine living anywhere else, & I like doing my part to make it a better place. Together, we can make this place even more amazing & more wonderful for all who want to live here.

So Cheers to the Founding Fathers & to those who came after & kept this place safe & thriving. It's our turn now to make things right, to make things better, to ensure that this place survives & thrives & be a safe, wonderful, amazing place for anyone who wants to experience freedom & make it their home. Happy Independence Day, America! To freedom & liberty & justice for all!


  1. Happy Fourth!

    My nephew was a tiny baby for the Bicentennial Fourth BBQ we had. Now he's 40!

    1. Thanks, LX! Happy 4th of July to you & yours, too!

      Man, does time fly! I've some nieces & nephews I used to babysit right during middle school, & helped raised them while I went through high school. Now they're young adults/teens & I have instructed them to stop calling me 'Uncle' in public, because it makes me feel so old! And being the teen monsters that they are, they call me uncle anyway! My much older siblings call it payback for when I was a little brat to them growing up. Karma. Catches up with us eventually.

  2. I hope you had a good 4th July!!

    1. Thank you, Scarlet. I did. Any time there's good food is a good time, especially with good company!