Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

It's Independence Day!

Happy Birthday America. 231 years since we gained our independence. No offense, my Brit friends.

In spite of its many faults, we are truly blessed to live in a democracy where anyone can be whatever they choose to be. Where we can go from rags to riches, if we put our minds to it. Where we can sit at our computers and blog about the inadequacies of our government and politicians without being thrown in jail. Where women can drive, be lawyers and doctors or just plain housewives. Where we can wear what we want to, without fearing reprisal from religious police. Where we can build Churches, Temples and yes, even Mosques, and are free to worship any way we choose, including not worshipping at all. I could go, on, but I think I've made my point. I have lived in and travelled to many different countries, and though I enjoyed them all, I still love the good 'ol U.S.A.

Happy 4th, my friends! Enjoy the fireworks and your burgers and hotdogs. I have several tofu dogs with my name written on them.


Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Happy Independence Day!! I had to smile when I saw that you posted the video of Lee Greenwood's song, God Bless the USA. I just got done posting the exact same video. Great minds think alike ;-)!!

Ugly Naked Guy said...

Hey, just visiting for the first time. I will have to come back now and then because you are so right to focus on the evil of Islam in the world--so many people don't get it.

Karen said...

Love the video. That song always chokes me up.

Happy 4th of July to you, too, my friend.

Pat Jenkins said...

amen incog!!! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

Happy Fourth of July my friend Enjoy this beautiful country of ours! :)..pass the tofu pie!

MUD said...

When our troops came home from Kuwait I attended five welcome home ceremonies and they played that song at each one. I still get a little teary eyed a bit. But as another person that loves the USA, I salute you. May the day find you happy and well. Are you sure that you couldn't eat one grilled hamburger today?

Joe B. said...

God Bless America indeed.

Happy 4th of July to you and Yours.

Incognito said...

LMC: You too! I spent a bunch of time searching for one that touched me, so it's interesting we picked the same one..wise minds indeed.. ;-)

UGLY NAKED: Thanks for visiting. I will look forward to it. Sadly most people don't get it. Just trying to do my bit to edify.

KAREN: Brings tears to my eyes as well. Great song.

PAT: Thanks, You too!!

ANGEL: It's on it's way... :-) I make a dang good carob one.

MUD: Me too, MUD. The words are very touching. No, burger, but enjoy it for me. :-)

JOE B: Thank you, you too!!

Frasypoo said...

Thats my second favorite song.It is so beautiful.Its one that makes you want to stand and salute!
Happy Fourth,Incog
I want to try tofu someday.I always assume its like Indian cottage cheese that can be cut into chunks and fried like chicken or added to veggies.

Debbie said...

Happy 4th. I love that song also. I've stayed away from the computer today, just enjoying the day. One thing I really enjoy is watching the troops on Fox say hello to their families. That's such a great thing. Each one smiling, hoping family will see them. They are so proud of what they are doing, fighting to preserve those freedoms you mention in your post. Thank God for each of them.

Have a great evening.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Hope you all had a Happy 4th!

PaulaBXX said...


bob said...

Happy 4th (a little late) Inocognito

Incognito said...

FRASY: Tofu is great. You can do anything with it, from making pies and sauces to burgers. It takes on the taste of anything you add to it. It's a great filler.. and yes, you could probably fry it.

Thank you my friends... :-)