Happy Birthday, 4th of July!

   Posted by: Dan   in Aniversare, Editie speciala

We look back to that day in 1776 when the Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence and triggered a movement for human emancipation that continues today…

Declaration of Independence

Happy Birthday, 4th of July!

The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Here is the complete text of the Declaration with original spelling and capitalization.

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From an old (ab. 1963) patriotic album: “Hail, America!”

Yankee Doodle went to town,
A-riding on a pony,
He stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up, // Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step, // And with the girls be handy.

A-father and I went down to camp,
Along with Captain Goodin’,
And there we saw the men and boys
As thick as hasty puddin’.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up, // Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step, // And with the girls be handy.

And there was Gen’ral Washington,
Upon a slapping stallion,
A-giving orders to his men-
I guess there was a million.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up, // Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step, // And with the girls be handy.

A long war then we fought and won:
The British were defeated,
And Yankee Doodle was the march
To which their troops retreated.

Yankee Doodle, keep it up, // Yankee Doodle dandy,
Mind the music and the step, // 1-2-3-4, 1-2-3 // And with the girls be handy.

July 4th, 2010 at 12:02 am

După logica mea (ilogică), Yankee Doodle
nu poate să rimeze cu altceva decât cu Yankee Google:



Până la apariţia logo-ului pentru 2010 (diferenţa de fus orar, cred),
vă arăt două mai vechi: cel de sus datează din anul 2000 şi al doilea din 2009.

July 4th, 2010 at 12:03 am

July 4th, 2010 at 1:02 am

God bless America, Land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her
Through the night with the light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies
To the oceans, white with foam
God bless America, My home sweet home.

July 4th, 2010 at 1:18 am

admir minunea (nu miracolul) care este AMERICA -USA-, desi nu sunt fan
in trecerea cotidiana, acum in mare graba pe aici, imi permit sa las 2 link-uri gasite in arhiva mea:


[ asigur ca nu imi fac un obicei! 🙂 ]

si un poem superb, cred eu:

I Hear America Singing
by Walt Whitman (from “Leaves of Grass”, 1900)

I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear;
Those of mechanics—each one singing his, as it should be, blithe and strong;
The carpenter singing his, as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his, as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work;
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat—the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck;
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench—the hatter singing as he stands;
The wood-cutter’s song—the ploughboy’s, on his way in the morning, or at the noon intermission, or at sundown;
The delicious singing of the mother—or of the young wife at work—or of the girl sewing or washing—
Each singing what belongs to her, and to none else;
The day what belongs to the day—
At night, the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing, with open mouths, their strong melodious songs.

July 4th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

No more of Memphis and her mighty kings,
Or Alexandria, where the Ptolomies.
Taught golden commerce to unfurl her falls,
And bid fair science smile: No more of Greece
Where learning next her early visit paid,
And spread her glories to illume the world,
No more of Athens, where she flourished,
And saw her sons of mighty genius rise
Smooth flowing Plato, Socrates and him
Who with resistless eloquence reviv’d
The Spir’t of Liberty, and shook the thrones
Of Macedon and Persia’s haughty king.
No more of Rome enlighten’d by her beams,
Fresh kindling there the fire of eloquence,
And poesy divine; imperial Rome!

(From A poem, on the rising glory of America, by Hugh Henry Brackenridge)

July 4th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

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July 4th, 2010 at 7:33 pm

can I take that poem?
I’ll return it…

July 4th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I don’t know if you can.
But you may. 😉

July 4th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Aduc şi eu o modestă contribuţie la evocarea acestei mari ţări, prin câteva citate din personalităţi politice şi de stat care au avut contribuţii de seamă la formarea şi consolidarea sa:

“Onestitatea reprezintă primul capitol din cartea înţelepciunii.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“Un guvern suficient de mare încât să-ţi dea tot ce ai nevoie, este suficient de puternic ca să-ţi ia tot ce posezi.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
“You can fool all the people some of the time; you can fool some of the people all of the time. But you cannot fool all the people all of the time.” ~ Abraham Lincoln (într-un discurs din 08.09.1858. După doi ani avea să ajungă preşedinte al SUA.)
“Faceţi ceea ce puteţi, cu ceea ce aveţi, acolo unde sunteţi.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“Fiţi politicoşi cu toată lumea, intimi cu puţini, dar alegeţi-i cu grijă înainte de a vă încrede în ei.” ~ George Washington
“Şiretenia şi perfidia sunt resursele oamenilor care nu au destulă minte pentru a fi cinstiţi.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Cine nu vrea să fie uitat după moarte, să scrie lucruri ce merită să fie citite sau să facă lucruri ce merită să fie scrise.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Să fii lider înseamnă să-i determini pe oameni să facă ceva ce nu vor şi să le mai şi placă.” ~ Harry Truman

July 4th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

«England and America are two countries separated by a common language.» ~ G.B. Shaw

July 5th, 2010 at 1:55 am