On Independence Day (I don't prefer to call it the "4th of July" because every country has the 4th of July), Pickleope wrote a very entertaining post called "Give Me Freedom or Give Me Pickles." In it, he castigated those who would wrap themselves in the American flag under the guise of patriotism. To him, this was a ridiculous way of saying, "My country can beat up your country. Nyah, nyah, nyah!" Or something like that.
Far be it from me to hawk his (or her-did we ever figure that
|Tell you what...when you figure that out, |
let me know what I am."
I agree with the esteemed Pickleope that there are those who blindly wrap themselves in the flag and who do think they're better than anyone else. If you don't believe me, watch NASCAR or a Larry the Cable Guy special.
|"Hahahahahahaha...that's hilarious! |
Hey! What's that black dude doing here?"
|Yep, more than this. |
But this is enough.
But, I do love my country. And, by my "country," I mean my family, friends, and the good people who live here. I don't mean our government. They're just a bunch of empty suits pandering to this special interest or that.
|"Oh, yeah? Well, you suck! |
Plus, I got more action than you did. Winning!"
For every Obama, there was a Bush. Suffice to say there are weasels on both sides of the aisle. But, since I don't want to get drawn into a long tiresome debate, let's try people who've been dead almost 200 years...for every John Adams, there was a Thomas Jefferson.
|"Who's getting some action??"|
|Yeah, even Spain. |
They were probably Red Sox fans, so it's cool.
There isn't one that I wouldn't like to visit again.
To sum up, I'm proud to be an American.
But, I sincerely hope you're proud to be British, Australian, Canadian, Mexican, French (no, really), and New Zealanderish, too.
Oh yeah, I also hope you're proud to be Russian.
I see "Russia" on my "Audience" stats a lot and I don't want to hack you guys off.
|"Here's lookink at you, Al. |
24 hours a day."
Tell Pickleope I said "Hi!"