This is red, white and blue right?
Wow, is it the 4th already? Last year I wrote quite the cynical post on the 4th of July. Read it here. My views haven't changed all that much, civil liberties are still disapearing, healthcare and affordable housing are still luxuries. We've had a President that has run our country's reputation into the ground, where blood for oil is more important than rebuilding New Orleans, a city in his OWN COUNTRY! Don't get me started.....
But since my grandparents emigrated here for a better life and got it (sort of), it ain't all bad here, the other night on that boat ride when we passed the Statue of Liberty, The Fleshtones stopped and saluted her, and it did mean something to me. My grandmother's story of coming to New York alone at the age of 16 always flashes through my mind.
I hear that America's most notable trait is it's optimism so with that in mind I wish you a Happy 4th of July, at least we invented rock & roll right?