It’s almost 1:30PM, EDT and I have put up nothing new. Even you Dumbasses can see that.
I tell ya what I’m gonna do….
I know that there at least enough of you to have read this blog just under 75,000 times in total. By using basic math and the Law of Averages, I can accurately surmise that some of you are BIG people. By BIG I mean fat, lardass, heavy, have-another-chesseburger BIG people. Please understand that I ain’t making
light fun of you, Wide Load friend, I am about to do you a favor. Srsly.
Today I am gonna give you a reason to pack on a few pounds.
July is National Ice Cream Month!!!
National Ice Cream Month dates back to 1984 when July was so proclaimed by President Reagan.
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Read the rest of the story to get a flavor of what this special month is all about, including a History of Ice Cream, right here.
And then go on about ya bad self and start on your journey to Porkerdom!
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary…
Thus begins the Declaration of Independence, (full text at link) a document so powerful that it would change the course of World History. This amazing manuscript was adopted by representatives of the Original 13 Colonies on July 4,1776 and concluded with these stirring words, “And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”
Outlining what Abraham Lincoln would later call “a government of the people, by the people and for the people”, the Declaration is perhaps the most significant document in the history of our Republic.
Fast forward to July 4, 2012. Today we celebrate the 236th Birthday of the United States of America, an experiment in self-governance that has proven to be he best form of administration of society in the History of Man. While hundreds of millions of Americans note this day with fireworks, backyard barbecues and sports, let us honor the men who did indeed “mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” and the Early Americans who sacrificed so much so that we may live in Freedom today.
A Few Little-Known Patriotic Facts About July 4
Number of places nationwide with “liberty” in their name. The most populous one is Liberty, Missouri (29,149). Iowa has more of these places than any other state: four (Libertyville, New Liberty, North Liberty and West Liberty).
- Eleven places have “independence” in their name. The most populous of these is Independence, Missouri, with 116,830 residents.
- Five places adopted the name “freedom.” New Freedom, Pennsylvania with 4,464 residents, has the largest population among these.
- There is one place named “patriot” — Patriot, Indiana, with a population of 209.
- And what could be more fitting than spending the day in a place called “America”? There are five such places in the country, with the most populous being American Fork, Utah, with 26,263 residents.
During all the fun activities you have going on today, I hope you’ll take a few minutes to re-read the Declaration of Independence and absorb the magnificence of its words and their meaning. Talk about it with your kids and/or grand kids. Recall our Founding Fathers and the enormous risks they were taking so that they, their families and all future Americans could enjoy the fruits of Liberty.
It’s an astounding story.
However, it will only be an astounding story as long as Patriots “mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor”.
For us, as it was for the Founders, it is a time for choosing.
God Bless America!
God bless America!