baseball, hot dogs and beer: Happy Fourth of July
[With apologies to my non-USA readers for the very America-centric posting today]
[Author of quote has been corrected. Thank you.]
Freedom. It's what's for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
[Please look for interesting links below and vistit all the links in the comments. Note to self-linkers: Links in comments should be working now]
Celebrate your freedoms today. Enjoy your daily newspaper, knowing that even if the editorials make you angry, at least you live in a country where people have complete freedom of the press.
Stop at your place of worship, if you have one. Celebrate the fact that you live in a country where are you are free to practice - or not practice - the religion of your choosing.
Write a letter to your local government complaining about something? Why? Because you have the freedom to do that without fear of being killed for doing so.
Wear your Speedo in public. Turn your radio up. Eat some red meat. Drive your SUV. Go to the shooting range. Smoke in your own backyard. Participate in some consensual, adult sodomy. Pursue life, liberty and happiness.
Celebrate the past. The Fourth of July - 20 years ago - when Dave Righetti pitched his brilliant no-hitter agains the Red Sox. The Fourth of July when the Mets and Braves played 19 innings and six hours. The Fourth of July when some idiot threw a bottle rocket into my car and nearly killed me.
Celebrate my grandfather's birthday, who would have been 90something today. Send George Steinbrenner a birthday email. Don't forget to ask him why he traded Jay Buhner.
Raise a tall, cold one to American Beer Month.
Bill Whittle. Need I say more?
Take pictures of fireworks.
Learn why America is not an empire.
Recite my Ode to a Hot Dog
Tell everyone what's to like about America, especially your home state.
Take an American Revolution quiz.
Support the troops.
Most of all, practice fireworks safety.
Andy and Tom get drunk and make up a song called Patriot Act Woo
Liberty (sent by reader Debbie)
Download Dr. Frank's Democracy, Whiskey, Sexy.
Give some thought to your rights.
If you've written something about this holiday, drop a link in the comments.