Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Independence Day!

It's Independence Day, and you all know what that means.




NO.

Well, all right, there were probably quite a few ID4 marathons running today. You really don't get much better than combining the Great American Holiday with aliens and improbable hacking abilities.

No, today we celebrate a bunch of old guys. Really, incredibly awesome old guys. Old guys who decided England could sit in their corner of the world and drink their tea, and we would stay over here and wrestle bears. Or something similar to that.

(I got in trouble, by the way, for being flippant about the holiday. Was disrespectful, or something. I dunno. I think cool old guys giving King George the finger is a great image.)

ANYWAYS. Cool old guys. With hair ribbons. (Oh 1700's...you and your bizarre hair styles.) They decided England wasn't being quite right, and decided to do things their own way.

They made the United States a republic.

People insist on calling it a democracy.

Either way, we don't have to listen to a king order someone's head chopped off. We can just listen to the president rant about Fox News. And conspiracy theorists insist the president is going to declare himself king,  or dictator for life, or something.

But that's the beauty of America. If the crazy conspiracy theorists can spout off their nonsense, intelligent and rational people can speak as well.

It's almost one and I'm really not sure where I'm going with this blog post. It's a bit stream-of-conscious-y.

Either way, remember. We are still a free country. Occasionally annoying, rather silly, and invariably bullheaded...but still free.

Did I mention we kicked England's butt?




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