It is the Fourth of July here in the U.S.A. aka Independence Day. It was always one of my favorite holidays as a kid. But I haven't truly enjoyed it in the way I did then in quite a long time now. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I a truly ashamed by what this country has become under George W. Bush and his circle. However, I am still proud of the ideals upon which this country was founded and hope that someday, hopefully soon, we can get back to those ideals and (as Susan Powter would say) STOP THE INSANITY. Hopefully, it happens before we go to war with Iran.
In the meantime, here's MY favorite version of the National Anthem.
I don't know what it is - I think it's Cher's understated performance that really does it for me.
Happy 4th to everyone - play hard and play safe.
(inspired by Yuri - happy Fourth buddy!)