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The United States- 231 years
« on: July 4, 2007, 02:45 AM »
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.

(Canadians, our North American brethren! Feel free to join us in posting flag.gifs to celebrate our greatness!  :P)
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #1 on: July 4, 2007, 04:26 AM »
Here, here!



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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #2 on: July 4, 2007, 06:46 AM »




God Bless America!





...and for your neighbors who recently celebrated Canada Day:



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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #3 on: July 4, 2007, 09:59 AM »
Whilst the current state of our Republic is such that enthusiasm for tired nationalistic appeals is a rare commodity..

The current state of our Republic is that it's the greatest country in the world, hands down.

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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #4 on: July 4, 2007, 10:47 AM »
Everyone - have a great and safe 4th of July!  As JediMac reminded me, I'll try not to blow myself up!  LOL...

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« Reply #5 on: July 4, 2007, 11:02 AM »
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #6 on: July 4, 2007, 03:03 PM »
Go America!


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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #7 on: July 4, 2007, 05:42 PM »
The first 224 were the best!
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #8 on: July 4, 2007, 10:21 PM »
The first 224 were the best!

Especially 1981-1989.
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #9 on: July 4, 2007, 10:30 PM »
The first 224 were the best!

Especially 1981-1989.

Anyone else a great fan of Teddy Roosevelt's administration?
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #10 on: July 4, 2007, 11:16 PM »
The best year was 2006... Steelers won the Superbowl, and I was old enough to appreciate it.   ;D
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #11 on: July 5, 2007, 09:50 AM »
The first 224 were the best!

Especially 1981-1989.

 ???

Or do you mean 1980-1988?
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #12 on: July 5, 2007, 10:41 AM »
The first 224 were the best!


Especially 1981-1989.

 ???

Or do you mean 1980-1988?

President takes office in the odd numbered year.  Reagan was elected in 80, took office in January of 81 and left in January of 89.  Dressel was right on.

As for the last 7, just can't leave the political bitching alone can we?

God bless this country and everything it stands for.  Bless the people who have defended her so they can speak what they wish.
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #13 on: July 5, 2007, 12:57 PM »
The first 224 were the best!


Especially 1981-1989.

 ???

Or do you mean 1980-1988?

President takes office in the odd numbered year.  Reagan was elected in 80, took office in January of 81 and left in January of 89.  Dressel was right on.


Duh, I'm an idiot. Sad part is, I have a reference guide right next to my computer that I could have/should have checked. :P
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Re: The United States- 231 years
« Reply #14 on: July 5, 2007, 09:57 PM »
Bill's got a point, but I'd have to say 1991 and 1992...  Penguins win the cup back-to-back...  A Canadian defected for life...  Good times. :)
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