Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Independence Day!

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!)


xolondon said...

I think the Susan Powter reference will be lost on our British friends, but that's a good one. And it dates you! ;)

I got stuck in massive traffic today in DC b/c more roads were closed than I expected. I did take a drive by the Supreme Court and Capitol and pondered our shredded Constitution....

xolondon said...

PS Dubya was still telling people today that we must WIN the war. What a liar.

Paul said...

i got the susan powter reference! (ok after a google search which caused me to see more daniel powter than i would like!) Happy fourth dan! Oh and the post below this one is adorable!

Yuяi said...

I like Cher's version...very nice! And thanks for the tip o'the hat too! Hope your day off was nice. :)

We worked on the house yesterday so it seemed more like a Saturday than any other day. Plus it rained so there weren't as many fireworks because of it. But it was great spending it with the family.

Paul said...

boooo hurry back and blog :)