Happy Fourth of July
Happy 4th of July. Hope everyone is having a nice relaxing day free from work, stress and George Bush.
On this day I like to remember that the United States belongs to the people. (No matter what the elected assholes like to think.)
I also like to take a moment and remember the "red" in the stripes and say a from-the-heart thank you to all those who gave of themselves in this country's history. The United States has many outstanding things about it, but I think our military ranks right up there. It never fails to amaze me that no matter how lazy, stupid, selfish or ignorant the general population of this country seems to me at times, that what rises to the top are dedicated and honorable people who make the voluntary (and sometimes involuntary) choice to defend their nation and President; in more often than not, dismal and dangerous circumstances. Usually on foreign shores and sometimes without much support or understanding at home.
I never take their sacrifice lightly and I know without them I couldn't have the life I lead today. This day belongs to them. And because of them this day belongs to us.
Kiss a soldier! (and then send him to me...)
Star Spangled Hammy