Whereas the most recent Independence Day thread is buried on page 20, and whereas the topic of this thread isn't wholly germane to the other, a new topic has thus been created!
And so, it has been 231 years since the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence from Great Britain. Whilst the current state of our Republic is such that enthusiasm for tired nationalistic appeals is a rare commodity amongst even the most hardy of patriots, I am nevertheless glad to say that our nation continues to endure.
Happy July 4th, folks! Do be safe, also. Loosing fingers to fireworks, I'd imagine, is no fun.
, our North American brethren! Feel free to join us in posting flag.gifs to celebrate our greatness!