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Happy 4th of July!!

Yes, I used that same video last 4th of July. . .and, yes, it's every bit as awesome this year as it was last year.

Today the greatest experiment in the history of the world turns 233 years old.  I'm proud as hell to be a part of it, and even more proud to be able to serve it on a daily basis.  I have the ability to say what I want, when I want, wherever I want without fear of being dragged into jail or executed for my words.  Not just about Vikings football, obviously, but about any subject at all.

I realize that not everybody is in love with this concept.  Not everybody is in love with the American military.  Frankly, there are some people that hate both of those things, whether they're right here at home or overseas.  That's an opinion that they're entitled to, and a feeling that they're entitled to express.

Just as I have the freedom, on this or any other day, to tell those people to go screw themselves.

Thanks to what happened 233 years ago today, I currently hold the two greatest jobs in the world. . .waking up every morning and putting my Air Force uniform on, and coming home to talk about Vikings football with all of you folks.  Life doesn't get any better than this, and there isn't another place where I could be given that opportunity.

I've got a Colors detail to do for Honor Guard at noon today over at the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi (if any of you are in the area. . .it's part of the Bike Week festivities), and at some point later today I'll be back with some random Vikings thoughts and (possibly) some more info about the Podcast.  Until then, enjoy your 4th of July, and practice good fireworks safety. . .remember, it's harder to comment here at DN if you're missing fingers, after all.