While out diverse cultures and beliefs allow us to celebrate our countries of origin, our gods and our ethnicity's, make no mistake that America, its people, its flag and its national symbols come before any other country, flag, or ethnicity. To deny this is to deny the reason why America exists today and why we are able to express our thoughts and views, without persecution.
If this view sounds unreasonable, then perhaps you're living in the wrong country! The Daytona 400 will be run Saturday on the 2.5 mile high banks of Daytona International Speedway. The race will be televised by TNT and begins at 7:30 p.m. (EST). If you've never watched a Nascar race, this is one of the best opportunities to see a very exciting race at speeds of nearly 200 mile per hour.
This Date In History: 1608; French explorer Samuel de Champlain establishes the first permanent European settlement in Canada, a trading post along the St Lawrence River that becomes the city of Québec. 1775; George Washington takes command of the Continental Army of the American colonies at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1962; After a long and brutal colonial war and a vote by Algerians for Independence, French president Charles de Gaulle proclaims the Independence of Algeria from France. 1971; American rock singer Jim Morrison, leader of the Doors, dies in Paris of a drug overdose.
Picture Of The Day: What better theme for today's entry than pictures of our national symbols. While my most favorite is the American Eagle with the American flag background, I tend to admire all of our symbols.
Birthdays: My pal, Brad Migone (deceased) who, as a child, always believed the holiday fireworks were for his birthday. Rest in peace, Brad (July 4th forever). John Copley, painter 1738, Leos Janácek, composer 1854, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, feminist and writer 1860, Tom Stoppard, playwright 1937.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) My mind wanders easily and I sometime forget things. Also, my mind wanders easily and I sometime forget things. 2) Most men accept the fact that women only have sex with them for a purpose. Sadly, for a few of them, their usefulness serves only as a timer for a three minute egg. 3) I think you should be very high if you're going to make a parachute jump. Two or three days of steady drinking should do it. 4) I don't speak Hawaiian, but I'm told it takes many words to say "I Love You." My bet is that you can probably say it with a pineapple and a twenty dollar bill. 5) My cat Possum expects me to put ice cubes in his water when he drinks. When he gets to the water, he sniffs it and if there's no ice cubes, he turns around and stares at me until I put in the ice cubes. Then, two hours later, he's straddling the toilet, getting a drink. I guess there's no substitute for taste. The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to Brother Kirt, my pal Victor and my pal, Garnett, for their contributions to today's stories.
The Pope and Nancy Pelosi are on the same stage in front of a huge crowd. The Pope says, "Did you know that with just one little wave of my hand I can make every person in the crowd go crazy with joy? This joy will not be a momentary display like that of your subjects, but will go deep into their hearts, and they will forever speak of this day and rejoice."
Pelosi seriously doubts this, and says, "One little wave of your hand, and all people will rejoice forever? Show me!" So the Pope slapped the shit out of her.
Bill and Hillary Clinton still have a useful purpose in politics as well as social gatherings, as depicted on the bar accessories below.
Brother Kirt told me he's been having a lot of bad luck lately. I told him that he sometimes overly exaggerates his problems. Then, he showed me his new suit that he bought which came with two pair of pants. I said, "You see? That just makes my point. Why do you keep saying you're unlucky?" Brother Kirt said, "Because I burned a hole in the jacket!"
A country girl and a girl from New York City were seated side by side on an airplane. The the country girl, being friendly, said, "So, where y'all from?" The New York girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence."
The girl from Louisiana sat quietly for a few moments and then, with a sweet smile and her fabulous sweet drawl said, "So, where y'all from, bitch?"
A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?" She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "Are you crazy? I'd never sleep with you!"
Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table. After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
The man yelled, "Two Hundred Dollars?! What do you mean Two Hundred Dollars?"
That's it for today my little firecrackers. I'm going to AREA 51 to see if any of the ladies want to see a fireworks display. Have a great and safe July 4th weekend and more on Monday.
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