Thursday, July 05, 2007

America - Still Free

Yesterday was the 4th of July, and here in America, we celebrate our Independence. Not just from the tyranny of monarchy, but for the liberty our constitution grants us, and the freedom and independence we believe is the innate right of every human being.
And as such, we usually have a bar-b-q, at least in Texas.
Not so this year. We finally had a lack of rain for the day, so we mowed the yard and fixed lawn equipment as it broke, and I changed the spark plugs on my Jeep. (Great idea, btw)

Then, we went to a Baseball game, and it was a great experience. They opened the game with the swearing in of 120 Air Force recruits. Then, a good baseball game (it's always better at the park), and a fantastic fireworks display.

America is a lot better when I'm actually out in it, rather then fuming at news stories trickling their way from the sludge pile of Washington.


SolaMeanie said...

Are you sure it's sludge? I think it has more of a toxic element to it, sort of along the lines of dioxin or spent nuclear fuel.

Then again, effluent from a septic tank probably fits as well. Basic point -- don't eat fish out of the Potomac.

Gino said...

looks like you were in the cheap seats.


Haru-san said...

Good post. So true.

I'm pretty excited about the concert celebrating global warming. It's about time they celebrated it, even though this summer is making it crash down around their ears.

Palm boy said...

Hey, nuclear sludge works better as a definition.

Gino, cheap seats indeed. $15 for the seat, but it came with a Hebrew National Hot dog and a drink.
Last night, essentially the same seats, but it was only $2 per seat. :D

Haru, one must have a party, no matter what the reason.

Kingdom Advancer said...

What I want to know is: did you boo any ball or strike calls from that view? ;)

I actually had the privilege of sitting really close to the action at an MLB ballgame one time, and it was funny because I was the first to react to balls, strikes, etc., so I'd boo or clap, then I'd hear boos or claps travel throughout the stadium, emitting out from me and, eventually, getting all the way to the outfield bleachers. You don't really get that effect when you watch on TV or listen on the radio.

Palm boy said...

Yes, I booed when I thought it was a bad call.

And the rest of the time, I cheered the rangers on. We did win, after all.