Rocking Chair

July 4th, 2014 at 7:43 AM ^

“As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality”

— George Washington


July 4th, 2014 at 9:19 AM ^

It may have been 238 years ago, but it seems like it was just yesterday.  (Yes, I'm old.) . . . Hope all MGoBloggers have a peaceful, safe and happy Independence Day.


July 4th, 2014 at 11:27 AM ^

President Thomas Whitmore: Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom... Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution... but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!


July 4th, 2014 at 12:23 PM ^

Hurricane Arthur is messing with our grilling plans a bit, but a hurricane never stopped me from having a beer. At least the rain means less chance my younger son sets the forest floor on fire with a Roman candle (that's been a bit of a problem in past July 4ths). 

Have a safe and fun 4th, mgobloggers! Tipping a Rebel IPA to you now. 


July 4th, 2014 at 3:41 PM ^

Happy 4th everyone. It's beautiful up north; we are breaking in a new boat and I'm smoking ribs. Great day all around.


July 4th, 2014 at 4:07 PM ^

Happy 4th everyone! The MSU alumni association had a group marching in the Northville parade. I'm going to talk to the UM Club of Greater Northville to see if we can get a group next year.


July 4th, 2014 at 5:11 PM ^

It's the 4th and Joey Chestnut wins another Nathan's hotdog eating contest eating 61 in 10 minutes. A dude named Stonie gave it a fight with 58 and leading near the 5 minute mark.


July 4th, 2014 at 10:54 PM ^

highly recommend, very cool and only costs about 2 bucks to run a couple of them.  Merica....

If you can get a still frame where the camera takes the picture for a second instead of just a flash they look amazing.  



July 5th, 2014 at 1:45 AM ^

Left Glen Arbor this morning for a weekend in Traverse. Stumbling home from the U&I Lounge after a night of celebrating America. Tomorrow morning my focus shifts towards fall Saturdays in Ann Arbor.