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Happy 4th of July!

One of the best parts of "John Adams".

That a bunch of men who had everything to lose did this is monumental.
Good clip, I enjoyed it! S1
Happy fourth to all of you and thanks to those who served!! =D>
Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you push one down the stairs.
Rush Limbaugh has an article (attributed to his father) about the 56 signers of the declaration of independence, which puts much more perspective on their courage. I quote:

"Of those 56 who signed the Declaration of Independence, nine died of wounds or hardships during the war. Five were captured and imprisoned, in each case with brutal consequences. Several lost wives, sons or entire families. One lost his 13 children. Two wives were brutally mistreated. All were at one time or other the victims of manhunts and driven from their homes. Twelve signers had their homes completely burned. Seventeen lost everything they owned. Yet not one went back on his pledged word".

I would prefer that this be added to the sentimental video.
Jefferson: I place economy among the first and important virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers. To preserve our independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our choice between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude. If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
Certainly dispels the myth that modern ass-holish self-hating asshats try to propagate: that the founders were all rich white men who pursued the revolution for their own interests and wealth-building regardless of the common people.

Not when they lost their homes, families, their lives, and their fortunes. And the ones who made it through the war weren't that much better off.
Happy Fourth Tait, you heathen you. S6

As for John Adams, yeah he was great. However, Samuel Adams was the Father of the Revolution, and I consider him more important. But that's just my opinion.

I also love the beer made in his name.

Heathen? I am quite civilized and cultured thank you very much. 8)

I also went a great BBQ at a friend's house. I was the only white guy there, but I fit right in, because we're Americans and good people. He is actually a great host and a good man in all aspects. Got along with everyone great and drank a lot of beer. The food, BTW, was goddamn phenomenal. Regular BBQ stuff, but also the best Mexican food.....oh man.

I am not oblivious to the subtle details and such when it comes to these things. It was enough to make a man feel maybe an emotion or some sort of thing.

We also lit fireworks, woke up this morning and shot guns for several hours. I shot my M4 for a bit and thought of the Jefferson Avatar you used to have. I got to wear my gun around all over the place yesterday and this morning. Something I did but no longer do as much because of Post regulations. It was great feeling a 1911 on my hip, concealed and totally unique to the United States of America (well, most of the states).
Again, a Happy 4th, from the man who really should be our next president.   Too bad there are not enough out there, with the common sense to know better.  S11

Happy Independence Day 2016



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