The *clank* heard ’round the World

A no-deal exit*

Or, as a wise man once said:

As I sat down to do this post,
it was 100ºF outside,
and now there’s a thunderstorm.
Yeah, my kind of Independence Day…
lousy for BBQ, but good for symbolism
* Let’s see if the Brits have learned anything


  1. Veeshir
    Posted July 4, 2019 at 1:43 pm |

    The Brits learned nothing, they gave up the muskets used to resist tyrants.
    Well, the British people learned nothing. The Brit gov’t learned that armed people are dangerous to tyrants.

  2. Max
    Posted July 4, 2019 at 1:50 pm |

    The Declaration of Independence was actually ratified by the Colonies on 2 July. It was published two days later. So Americans celebrate not the date of the Declaration, but the date of its dissemination.

  3. DougM (speak three names)
    Posted July 4, 2019 at 2:51 pm |

    ^ Sometimes, it’s just easier to accept the round-off error for historical minutiae