Happy American Independence Day to my fellow US citizens. And to my dear English husband, thank you for the gracious way in which you tolerate my "we whooped your asses" teasing each year at this time. So far Susie, Mark and Laura have all put up the kind of July 4 post I would have done, celebrating the movie musical 1776, so please peruse those links (particularly Susie's which goes into the history of Cool Considerate Men and the line I inevitably quote from that movie each year). So instead, I'll just implore everyoue on there to do the patriotic thing and apologize to BP (via Dave Johnson). After all, one can presume they were only getting back at us for WHOOPING THEIR ASSES.