Tuesday, July 05, 2011


And that most of us remembered what the day was about - which didn't include hot dogs and hamburgers and frightening the neighborhood cats and dogs half to death with fireworks!

HBO to my astonishment actually showed a completely appropriate day of the mini-series about John Adams. I did not know that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on July 4th, on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. They were good friends and then very much at odds with each other until in their very much later years they mended the rift and became friends again. Each assumed that the other was still alive to celebrate the anniversary.

A great deal of attention was paid to the deep bonds between John Adams and Abigail Adams. They were married 54 years when she died and he was still very much in love with her. Modern politicians should take note.

Finally, saw a Sean Hannity program last week that featured nearly an entire hour interview with Herman Cain. The man is impressive to be sure. And he may be someone the Dems cannot denigrate without shooting themselves in the foot. Of course, now that Joe Biden is on Twitter, we may not have to wait so long to hear HIS gaffes!

In any event, hope you all had a great holiday weekend despite the oppressive heat and were safe and sane and filled with patriotic sentiments.

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