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Happy 4th of July!!!
« on: Jul 5th, 2005, 2:29am »
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I wish all of you on the west stateside a happy tail-end of and all of you on the east side a happy belated... Independence Day!!! I hope you all spent a joyous day of q-in' or whatever and a safe day of fireworkin' with your loved ones.
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #1 on: Jul 3rd, 2006, 5:56pm »
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Enjoy those hots and  burgers (though I never have understood why we call them "ham"burgers... can anybody explain that one to me??? ), fireworks, families and, most of all, FREEDOM!!!
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #2 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 10:26am »
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on Jul 3rd, 2006, 5:56pm, StegRock wrote:
Enjoy those hots and  burgers (though I never have understood why we call them "ham"burgers... can anybody explain that one to me???

 
ham·burg·er   n.
 
Ground meat, usually beef.
A patty of such meat.
A sandwich made with a patty of ground meat usually in a roll or bun.
[Short for Hamburger steak, after HAMBURG.]
 
WORD HISTORY   Because the world has eaten countless hamburgers, the origins of the name may be of interest to many. By the middle of the 19th century people in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, enjoyed a form of pounded beef called Hamburg steak. The large numbers of Germans who migrated to North America during this time probably brought the dish and its name along with them. The entrée may have appeared on an American menu as early as 1836, although the first recorded use of Hamburg steak is not found until 1884. The variant form hamburger steak, using the German adjective Hamburger meaning "from Hamburg," first appears in a Walla Walla, Washington, newspaper in 1889. By 1902 we find the first description of a Hamburg steak close to our conception of the hamburger, namely a recipe calling for ground beef mixed with onion and pepper. By then the hamburger was on its way, to be followed-much later-by the shortened form burger, used in forming cheeseburger and the names of other variations on the basic burger, as well as on its own.

 
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From the city of Hamburg, Germany, in the late 1800s Americans learned the fine art of grinding or chopping beef into tiny pieces and forming the pieces into a patty for cooking like a steak. At first it was simply called a Hamburg steak. But frequently there was an -er at the end of Hamburg because that was the way the Germans would say it; they add -er to the name of a city to indicate something or someone belonging to it. Thus the kind of sausage used in a hot dog was called a frankfurter (1894) after the city of Frankfurt am Main, Germany, from which it came, and thus President John Kennedy in 1963 said to the citizens of divided Berlin, "Ich bin ein Berliner."" (Contrary to legend, his words did not mean "I am a creampuff," any more than "I am a New Yorker" would mean "I am an issue of a well-known weekly magazine.")
 
The nutritional value of the hamburger steak was promoted in the early 1900s by a Dr. Salisbury, from whom it acquired the more elegant name of Salisbury steak. But the popularity of hamburger really soared when the convenient practice of putting it in a bun became widespread. This was at first called the hamburger sandwich, but when it became the usual way of serving ground beef it was simply called the hamburger, and the bunless version had to be distinguished by terms like hamburger meat or hamburger patty.
 
As the hamburger gained in popularity, variations were invented. In the 1930s, someone who added cheese invented the name cheeseburger. That hybrid ended the patty's association with the city of Hamburg. Nowadays the hamburger is one of America's favorite fast foods, and plain burger is the usual term for it. A prefix can be added to call attention to a topping, ingredient, or style. The results have included names for chiliburgers, frankburgers, pickleburgers, and oliveburgers; lamburgers, hashburgers, nutburgers, and veggieburgers; California burgers, bar-b-burgers, twinburgers, and circus burgers.

 
 
 
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #3 on: Jul 5th, 2006, 11:30am »
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 nice Callie   that post showed true dedication to the all-world hamburger   I tip my hat  
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #4 on: Jul 4th, 2007, 6:40pm »
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Well, I really don't know about the "Revolutionary" part anymore,... but "Happy 4th" to you and yours.  Be safe and be smart when driving around and playing with fireworks this 4th of July week.
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
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Happy
 
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J U L Y
 
   
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
« Reply #6 on: Jul 4th, 2008, 1:47am »
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HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY 2008
 
                                                
 
 
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Re: Happy 4th of July, my fellow FF Revolutionarie
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Happy 4th!!!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #8 on: Jul 5th, 2008, 2:50am »
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A bit late, but as I have said elsewhere, here is what it is for real:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZZf619DIpo
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #9 on: Jul 5th, 2008, 10:19am »
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Happy 4th of July to all the Gridironers from "Flood Water Receding" St Louis.  Anybody need some mosquitoes?
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #10 on: Jul 4th, 2009, 4:41am »
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Let's hear it for the RED, WHITE, & BLUE!!!

 
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #11 on: Jul 5th, 2009, 11:24am »
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I hope all had a happy and safe 4th of July.  The start of the great experiment, democracy!  
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #12 on: Jul 4th, 2010, 3:47pm »
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Happy 4th,... which every year means training camp is not far off...
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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on Jul 4th, 2010, 3:47pm, StegRock wrote:
Happy 4th,... which every year means training camp is not far off...

 
If only we could say that this year...
 
Happy Fourth, at any rate...
 
America's independence was not just about independence from a government, but from government.  Indeed, it is a declaration of the individual's right to self-governance.  Let us not lose sight of that uniquely American vision on this Independence Day 2011!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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In a time and place where living "in dependence" on the government is greatly increasing instead of independence from government and the controlling nature of government is on such clear display (for those willing to open their eyes to it), remember that today, July 4th, we celebrate "Independence Day", NOT "in-dependence day"!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Happy Birthday, U.S.A.!!!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #16 on: Jul 4th, 2015, 7:46am »
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Happy "Independence" Day, peeps!!!
 
Though it has become the common refrain, it is not the 4th day of the seventh month that we are randomly celebrating.  It is the independence that we declared... for all of us from England, for each one of us from each other!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Damn, this is just what I was thinking of posting ...
 
on Jul 4th, 2015, 7:46am, StegRock wrote:
Happy "Independence" Day, peeps!!!
 
Though it has become the common refrain, it is not the 4th day of the seventh month that we are randomly celebrating.  It is the independence that we declared... for all of us from England, for each one of us from each other!

 
... again!
 
Might as well just quote!
 
P.S. (GBRFLers, I am going to get a post up on our message board here very soon (tonight) regarding the commencement the 2017-18 season!  Just hang in there...)
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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Happy Independence Day 2018!  Hope it is being well enjoyed, as it should, up in the contiguous 48.
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #19 on: Jul 4th, 2019, 8:02pm »
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What a cool, classy, apropos celebration officiated by President Trump.  His speech served to honor the military and the country and its foundations and accomplishments without being ostentatious or overbearing.
 
MSNBC refused to air the 4th of July celebration out of the self-righteously presumptuous concern,... eh-hem,... pretense that it might turn partisan and into a Trump rally.  Well, they were WRONG yet again!  I do not know how anyone tunes in to these spin doctors posing as a newspeople, but if you tuned in to MSNBC during the celebration, you got reruns of the recent democrat debate.  Gee, that is not partisan!  LMFAO at these people... and YOU insofar as you entertain them... entertaining you... while simultaneously insulting your intelligence.
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
« Reply #20 on: Jul 4th, 2020, 9:12pm »
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It seems all hands on deck this year for our nation's birthday!  President Trump is surely trying to remind us of the BETTER parts of America's history and that they outweigh the badder parts even if there are those who want to make hay with the latter for the sake of politics and the advancement of what has now been exposed as a clearly and thoroughgoingly anti-American agenda.  For those who want America's founding to make it to 250 years old, no less 300, it is long past time to wake up to what the schools are filling your kid's heads and hearts with, what you are letting the media industrial complex fill your head and heart with, and what really fills the heads and hearts of those you support with your vote.  It is well beyond time for republicans to whole-heartedly and full-throatedly defend Americanism and Americana lest America will be lost.  In the meantime, we have Republicans Voting Against Trump, still playing politics as usual and evidently oblivious to the "bigger picture" and what is at stake (or who were not limited-government, liberty-loving conservatives to begin with).  Just like the other side, the democratic socialist Marxist BLMocrats and antifacrats, would say, "We are getting to the point where there are no excuses!!!  It is obvious where the other side stands!!!"  Of course, they would say it with expletives, vulgarities and threats, but I digress.
 
Mind you, on this Earth, we are all imperfect, each and every one of us, each and every nation!  There is no "utopia", cannot be.  That is Sir Thomas Moore's very point.  Now, we have a president whose flaws are many and obvious and merits are obfuscated defending a country whose each and every imperfection is hyperbolically exagerrated and tendentiously emphasized over its merits in an effort to tear it down, quite literally.  There is a certain serendipity to it all that the pro-American among us ought to embrace and get on board with... like NOW!!!
 
Happy American Independence Day!!!
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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And, Happy Memorial Day!!!  In memoriam of all of our, in particular, fallen heroes... from, of particular note, the Revolutionary War, Civil War and World War II.
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Re: Happy 4th of July!!!
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On this 4th of July Independence Day, for all the patriots out there, who are not looking for reasons to hate America whilst ignoring all other atrocities the world over, I would like to provide a few hopefully wise words about our NOW (again) beleaguered "National Anthem" (as the transformation-obsessed left has their eyes ultimately on the prize of the Constitution, so we have to start vigorously defending heritage)...
 
First, what the CRT left has honed in on is two lines from the "Star-Spangled Banner's" third verse, which, mind you, NEVER gets sung.  I shall not pull them out of their context like tendentious losers who cannot do otherwise have to do.  Here is the whole song: https://www.lyrics.com/sublyric/4172.  Despite all the amateur,... and professional,... and even professorial pundits who go around in circles on this (here is a prime example of a seemingly scholarly and contextualized but ultimately stupid and empty presentation by someone who obviously just wants to listen to himself speak: https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/09/star-spangled-banner-racist-anthe m/), what is totally obvious is that in context "the hireling and the slave" mentioned are traitors: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5361103.  Like it or lump it, that is the main point.  If we are going to get granular about the history like everybody purportedly wants to do these days (which is not really what constitutes objectivity, by the way), the traitors were mercenaries, that is, hired guns in the literal sense, many of whom, indeed, were freed, that is, former slaves, and escaped slaves, and, ANYway, Francis Scott Key, born into a slave-owning family (something he did not control) but himself an abolitionist (something he could control), needed a word that rhymes with "brave", so get the f over it!  It NEVER gets sung at any event, in any event!
 
On that note, second,... although (as I discussed in a prior post on the "Politics" thread) I am done with compromising with a bad-faith American left, we could, in the spirit of authentic UNITY, be willing to make the following concession (as, on a "what they want-to-what we want" 0-100 scale, it ranks at about a 90, so we are not giving up too much)...  Let's just make it that the "National Anthem" is just the "Star-Spangled Banner's" FIRST VERSE, which is all that ever gets sung, anyway!!!  Fair enough, liberals who are not part of the radical left???
 
ANYWAY, a final reminder on this day of America's independence, of which ALL AMERICANS are inheritors and beneficiaries...
 
on Jul 17th, 2020, 10:15pm, Stegfucius wrote:
We study history not to right past wrongs.
 
We study history not to repeat past wrongs.
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