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Saturday, 4 July 2020

US Independence Day

I would like to wish my regular US blog readers a happy 4th July.


Over the years I have visited New York, Newport (Rhode Island), Boston (Massachusetts), Bar Harbor (Maine), and Portland (Maine) during my travels. I have many Internet friends from all over the United States ... and I wish you all well (and good health) at this very trying and dangerous time in your country’s history!

20 comments:

  1. Thanks, Bob! I still hope for better times. Maybe in 2021. :)

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    1. Fitz-Badger,

      I hope so as well ... for all our sakes!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. Thanks, Bob. These times are indeed trying and dangerous for us; the latest disgraceful inaction by Dear Leader (ignoring Putin's bounties for killing American and Allied soldiers?!) is almost too much to bear. I try to draw some sort of comfort in hoping for a better tomorrow--but that's still about 4 months away...

    Chris

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    1. Chris,

      I hope that you get the election result that you wish for. In the meantime, stay safe and keep well.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Thank you, Bob. Though I must admit that any celebratory feelings kind of ring very hollow this time around for a lot of reasons.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke (Stokes),

      The US has much that is worth celebrating, and despite how things may be at present, those good things have not changed, just as the good people have not.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  4. Thanks Bob, you have reminded me of a local history story from my hometown which is quite appropriate for the day, so I have posted about it on my blog!

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    1. David in Suffolk,

      I look forward to reading your story.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. Thanks, Bob, for sticking with us. The silver lining on all the recent unpleasantness is that the same social media that has wrought many of today's ills (presidential tweets among them) has also generated a massive counterswell of positive connections among people across boundaries (geographical and other), who are relating to one another quite out of control of (and threatening to) the agendas of our idiot overlords.

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    1. Ed M,

      I think that it was Lincoln who once said something along the lines of ‘A man’s never a fool until he opens his mouth ... after which. he leaves no one in any doubt’. I suspect that is as true now as it was over 150 years ago ... except it’s not just a man’s mouth that condemns him, it’s also his Twitter account!

      Luckily for the US, there are far more good men and women than there are not, and one hopes that common sense and a desire for real justice for all - one of the core value in the America - will prevail.

      Good luck, keep safe, and keep well!

      Bob

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  6. Thank you.I have visited all the locations you mention, and starting tomorrow I will be spending a week in the Adirondack Mountains.

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    1. Axeminster,

      I hope that you enjoy your trip.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  7. I give thanks for America winning is independence from Mexico. God bless you Abraham Lincoln!

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    1. Steve8,

      I must have missed that! It sounds like something Fox News should have reported.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    2. That is what some people actually think!

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    3. Steve8,

      I never ceased to be surprised by people’s gullibility ... and lack 9f basic historical knowledge!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    4. To be fair, Texas and most of what lies to the west in the contiguous states was part of Mexico so it’s not too far from reality.

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    5. Nundanket,

      Does anyone in the US celebrate 2nd February, the day that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848? Considering how much of the US changed hands as a result, it would be a surprise if it wasn’t.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    6. Texas has never really had its heart in being part of the USA.

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    7. Steve*,

      I seem to remember that in the TV series JERICHO, it became a separate nation again after a nuclear attack on the USA. At the time, this seemed very plausible ... and probably reflects the fact that Texas was an short-lived independent nation that chose to join the USA, a situation that I think is unique in the nation's history.

      All the best,

      Bob

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