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Tuesday, July 4, 2023

It should not be a surprise that today is July 4. This is where we, the United States of America celebrate our independence. The American flag is the symbol of what used to be the land of the free and the home of the brave. The colors of our flag are red, white and blue.

The problem is that we are no longer as free as we once were, and we certainly are not as brave. In fact, in my respects we are cowards. We are afraid of those who are not white, heterosexual or Christian. We are afraid of the principles in our Constitution. Actually, we are afraid of our Constitution. We are afraid to stand up for honesty and ethics. We are afraid of the Ten Commandments.

White has disappeared. Only red and blue remain, and they refuses to work together to solve America’s problems. The white, which could symbolize purity of purpose, is gone. I am hard put to find any issues that both sides think are important enough to put aside petty grievances and pure adulterated avarice to address major problems.

The first hurdle, however, is to recognize that there is only one human race. There has always been bigotry, but for a short time, the problem was improving. This is no longer the case. It is as if we were in a Time Machine, only we are going backwards.

Yes, I will stand up during The Star Spangled Banner and respect our flag, but I ain’t a happy camper

July 4th is not supposed to be hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue or just a day the office is closed


Marlins got 3 in the 7th to beat the Cardinals 5 to 4. At the end of the year, a win is a win, and, statistically, each win is the same. However, psychologically, this win was huge. The Marlins just did not get swept 3 games to 0, in Atlanta, they got pummeled—-humiliated. Bouncing back with a win was necessary for the team’s psyche

Today, Barbara goes with me to the game


The more I listen to Jerry Lee Lewis, the more brilliant he is. If I could play the piano as well as he, I would never get off the piano stool. My meals could be brought to me.


Yesterday, I said to someone I know quite well, that there is a huge surge of new passport applications because many people were increasingly unhappy with what is going on in this Country. The response was. “If they don’t like what is going on, let them leave”. I said ‘that is fine until they come for you”.


If the National League just fielded the Braves in the All-Star Game,, just adding our second baseman and , maybe, a couple others, I would bet on the National League.


If you really want to see the talent and charm of the superstars from the early days, go on YouTube and watch Sophie Tucker and Maurice Chevalier on the Ed Sullivan Show. When I watch it, tears inevitably start running down by face. This segment was done when the two were already in show business a combined about 150 years. Yes, you can call me “Miniver Cheevy, born too late.


Do any of you trust Elon Musk?


See you tomorrow. At least that is my plan.


Go Ukraine

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