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When In the Course of Human Events...

Thursday, July 04, 2013



On July 4, 1776, there was no air conditioning. There were no ice cubes, no safe drinking water and no public sanitation. Then as now, liquids were imbibed for hydration. Then, unlike now, the only bacteria-safe liquids for drinking in the summer were alcoholic. You can look up this fact; I assure you it was true.

Then, as now, liquids are only rented and potty breaks must have been frequent for Jefferson, Adams and the gang. There was no indoor plumbing, and the line for and the aroma within the Independence Mall outhouses must have been horrific. Iím sure the well-dressed gentlemen in the white wigs occasionally relieved themselves upon the Mall itself.



So here were these intelligent and forward thinking and visionary guys, in a 100-degree-plus building without so much as a spinning ceiling fan, surrounded by the fetid aromas of one another and the fermented odor of sun-baked pee wafting in through the open windows, deciding in their collective drunken stupors, to sever ties with the mother ship and declare independence.



Britain was the strongest and richest country in the world at the time, with (relatively speaking) unlimited funds for military action within and against its former colony. Only drunks, desensitized to the odor of urine and desperate to get out of town to the cooler countryside of their farms, would have convened, voted, peed and signed their names to such a treasonous document?







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MACMOM57 7/12/2013 8:28PM

    You are too funny. Go O's

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K1TT3N 7/8/2013 10:53PM

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 7/8/2013 9:58AM

    Real enough to be sad - funny enough to be real... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ....You're so right, though!

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GAYLLYNNE 7/6/2013 7:39AM

    This was great, thanks!!

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WORLDSERIES11 7/5/2013 4:50PM

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BONOLICIOUS2 7/5/2013 9:52AM

    hahahaha love the oriole bird at the end. Hilarious! and they did all this in those awful waistcoats and pantaloons - how could they POSSIBLY have been thinking straight?!

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PHEBESS 7/5/2013 5:24AM

    I'll drink to that image!

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DEBIGENE 7/4/2013 4:58PM

    All I can say is CHEERS, ..... I'll have an ice cold cocktail !!!!

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SPARKFRAN514 7/4/2013 4:07PM

    emoticon emoticon thanks for sharing getting ready for next week end when we are having a family gathering at my cousins cabin on the river and no in door ...... brings back memories of the cabin my grandma has when i was growing up its now a private lake with $$$$ home and I am sure lots of indoor ..... Hop you had a good 4th in your time zone emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOUGDC 7/4/2013 3:58PM

    LOL -

Great Independence Day theme.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 7/4/2013 12:45PM

    I enjoyed your blog as usual, it was humorous and yet undoubtedly probably quite accurate.

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SLJWATTS 7/4/2013 11:51AM

    Cute and gave me smiles for the 4th- have a great day!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/4/2013 8:10AM

    LOL! PICKIE -- yes, I think indeed that was the era when clothes pins were invented!

BOSS: I can only imagine the whole experience was quite aromatic! With all of that and lack of bathing . . . OY!

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PICKIE98 7/4/2013 7:50AM

    I think since they were almost all Masons,they had a plan formed from their Mason society they were committed to get this right and form it correctly . I also think that was the era when clothespins were invented.................. emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/4/2013 7:24AM

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