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Happy 241st July 4, 2017

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YS160116 - Bennington Flag-MFor this year’s patriotic plug, I’ll endorse a book I’m just 100 pages into, but that clearly captures a big part of America. Even though they’re ex-Texas Rangers with nary a Virginian in sight, they’re pretty darn lovable. Would Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne have done a better job than Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones? Tough call.

I get contradictory history on the Bennington flag shown above. I like the story where it was flown for inspirational purposes in the War of 1812. You know, the one we lost. That’s what you get for trying to conquer Canada.

Happy Fourth. Throw another burger on the grill for me. As usual, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good).

Happy 240th July 4, 2016

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This year’s patriotic plug.  The U.S. Army learns how to fight, and Eisenhower – even though he’s not a Virginian – learns how to lead. And that flag is a shout-out to the home state of my niece’s alma mater, who just won the College World Series. Go, Chants!

Happy Fourth. Throw another hot dog on the grill for me. As usual, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good).

 

Happy 239th July 4, 2015

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This year’s patriotic plug. Though its star is one of those anarchist New Englanders, rather than a more reasoned and rational Virginian, big chunks of the miniseries were filmed in Williamsburg.

Happy Fourth. Throw another burger on the grill for me. As always, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good). And I think I’ll keep adding the extra pickles.

 

Happy 238th July 4, 2014

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This year’s patriotic plug. The Americans – though I don’t remember a Virginian among them – give our heroes a bit of a bloody nose.

Happy Fourth. Throw another hot dog – or burger – on the grill for me. As always, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good).

Happy 237th July 4, 2013

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This year’s patriotic plug, courtesy of a sideways recommendation from Cormac. But White House Down just isn’t Independence Day. As far as I can tell, there aren’t any real Virginians in either. And I’d vote for Jamie Foxx over Bill Pullman, especially if he wore Jordans and packed a rocket launcher.

Happy Fourth. Throw another burger on the grill for me. As always, I’ll bring Mom’s potato salad (never tastes the same twice, but always good).