Saturday, July 4, 2015


Let’s face it the Fourth of July is a three day holiday and nothing more.   Most of the people only have a vague idea what the holiday is about and nobody cares. 


It is a time to cook and eat outdoors, get drunk and watch fireworks.   The theme is red, white and blue and the flag, which gives color to the party atmosphere.  

Half the people don’t know that July 4 is Independence Day.   Their knowledge of the American Revolution consist of something about taxes, throwing tea in the harbor and beating the British – Sarah Palin thinks it is when we told the British we had the right to own guns. 

History from the brain of Sarah Palin

So as not to appear so ignorant we should quit the bullshit and quit naming holidays: just call them days off from work, or spring, summer, fall and winter breaks, or a reason to party - which is what the Fourth of July is. 

Have a happy summer break.

ye Ol’Buzzard


  1. I posted the Declaration of Independence on no one has ever read it thru and thru...happy fucking saturday, 4th of July.

  2. I say we revise the calendar so there's at least one 3-day weekend in every month. We need a few more federal holidays. You know, turn the vernal equinox into a holiday in March, and there has to be something in April we could use (Arbor Day?), maybe Flag Day in June, and then in August they can just make something up..

    Most people confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution. At some point they apparently stopped teaching civics in U.S. high schools. Either that, or most people really are dumber than rocks.

    1. Canada has pretty much done that. Provinces have inserted their own "___Day" (usually Family Day) in the odd month that didn't have a long weekend.

    2. I agree: a three day weekend every month - everyone deserves it.
      the Ol'Buzzard


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