Our Freedom, Our Foundation, Our Fourth

Some pertinent weekend reading follows, as does some more funnies.  However, on Monday, we get back to work here.  And if Governor Mark Sanford can manage to keep his mouth and zipper shut, I will endeavor to tackle health care next week.  So goodbye to Governor Sanford:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/03/shut-up-sanford-stewart-b_n_225360.html

Here is a little fourth of July reading:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/03/opinion/03duval.html

On this, our Independence Day, let us celebrate our good fortune to be Americans:

1. Only in America……can a  pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
2. Only in America……are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.
3. Only in America……do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.
4. Only in America……do people order double cheese burgers, large fries, and a diet Coke.
5. Only in America……do banks leave both doors to the vault open and then chain the pens to the counters.
6. Only in America……do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.
7. Only in America……do we use answering machines to screen calls and then have call waiting so we won’t miss a call from someone we didn’t want to talk to in the first place.
8. Only in America……do we buy hot dogs in packages of ten and buns in packages of eight.
9. Only in America……do we use the word ‘politics’ to describe the process so well: Poli’ in Latin meaning ‘many’ and ‘tics’ meaning ‘bloodsucking creatures’.
10. Only in America……do they have drive-up ATM machines with Braille lettering.

Happy July Fourth weekend.  See you on Monday.

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One Response to “Our Freedom, Our Foundation, Our Fourth”

  1. Natalie R Says:

    FUNNY!!

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