So, today begins a Bagwine celebration of our nation’s 234th year of independence.
As he was Ben Franklin’s press secretary, I tried to get Larry King to sit down with me for an eyewitness account of what went down during our nation’s birth.
Unfortunately, Larry King was tied up announcing his retirement from CNN...finally.
Anyhoo, the Fourth of July is fast approaching…
A time to celebrate our country’s origins through backyard barbeques, illegal fireworks, and pissing in one’s own backyard while the burgers cook.
It’s a time for drinking too much beer, and getting a domestic violence assault charge leveled against you as a result of the wife not buying enough Johnsonville Brats.
It is also a time when normally motionless mannequins everywhere, shudder at the thought that they may be used in the latest fireworks safety video.
I do, so love America!!
I spent my day at work yesterday, thinking about something…The Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson, Franklin, and Adams (John, not Maud) were the main writers.
Jefferson did the draft. Penis envy laden Adams whined about being one-upped, and Franklin offered revisions while in a drunken, but brilliant stupor.
TJ originally had written that Americans should have, “Life, Liberty, and Property.”
Ben Franklin suggested the famous, “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”
That suggestion was accepted after Jefferson initially shot down Franklin’s original idea of having the document read:
“Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of air baths, rum, and drunken, buxom wenches between dusk and dawn.”
Another little known fact is that while Patrick Henry was not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, the stern, fire and brimstone orator and patriot, had offered up an alternative declaration to King George III.
It read as follows…
“Yo, G-Man, sally forth, and go fuck thyself, you wig wearin‘ bitch. You‘re no King. You‘re a Princess, you girly man, you.”
Sadly, it wasn’t adopted by the Second Continental Congress…Pussies.
Funny thing about Patrick Henry. His quote, “Give me liberty or give me death.” has been edited over the years.
His actual quote was, “Give me liberty, or give me death…and veal. Yeah, give me veal too. It’s so tender.”
Patrick Henry could help topple governments AND appreciate a fine meal. So American!!
The rest of this week, it’s all about our independence, baby!!