Monday, July 04, 2011

Happy Birthday, America

A member of my family has fought in every war the U.S. has endured since The French and Indian War (with the sole exception of Desert Storm). I have a few high-placed relatives who fought in the Revolution and I had relatives on both sides during the Civil War. My son is in the Middle East now.

All of which somewhat explains why I get so infuriated when Republicans accuse liberals and Democrats of not loving their country, of not being patriotic. My family is by far majority Democrats and liberals-- all the way back as far as I can tell, so excuse my liberal cheers for my country-- and no, you are not going to take it back from me.


billy pilgrim said...

happy birthday!

what does jesse ventura call republican war mongers, chicken hawks!

Bob said...

Jesse has quite a few names for them,including that one, but "Chicken hawk" is one the best terms ever invented. There would be far less bloodshed if all the rich vampires actually had to invest a child in a war.