"We'll Stick a boot in your ***, Cause it's an American way."
Happy July Southern California.
Some Things to Happen on July First are:
1863-The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg began.
1867-Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain.
1898-Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
1916-Dwight D. Eisenhower married Mary "Mamie" Geneva Doud in Denver.
1943-"Pay-as-you-go" income tax withholding began.
1946-The United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.
1963-The U.S. Post Office introduced five-digit ZIP codes. (Y'all Are a Little Too Young to remember this one...)
1966-The Medicare federal insurance program went into effect.
1968-The album "Music From Big Pink" by the Band was released.
1968-The United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and 58 other nations signed the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
1984-The Motion Picture Association of America established the "PG-13" rating. (I alway's thought that came about in the Late '60s...)
1987-President Ronald Reagan nominated federal appeals court judge Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court. (Bork was later rejected by the Senate.)
1991-President George H.W. Bush nominated federal appeals court judge Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court.
2000-Vermont's civil unions law went into effect, granting gay couples most of the rights, benefits and responsibilities of marriage.
2000-The Confederate flag was removed from atop South Carolina's Statehouse.
2004-Actor Marlon Brando died at age 80.
2005-Sandra Day O'Connor, the first female Supreme Court justice, announced her retirement.
"Then: Tryin' To look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.
Now: Tryin' NOT To Look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor." (Who's Elizabeth Taylor...? I remembered that joke from my contests, it was a quote I put at the bottom)
'00 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4x4, 5.4 Triton, Loaded (Grandpa's)
'76 F-350 Super Camper Special, 390 FE, Factory 4-Speed, 3.73s, Dana 70
'94 F-150 XLT Super-Cab Shortbed, Dual Tanks, 5.0 302ci V8, Auto, Blue Interior, Tinted Windows, Keyless Entry, Power Everything, Bedliner, Alloy Wheels (2nd Daily Driver)
While I've got the site open for some other twit, bad crash yesterday on the 57. A Ford Expedition, pulling a 30' toyhauler, loaded with 5 ATV's. Rolled, burned, and ruined someone's day. But he lived to be stupid sometime in the future.
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