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The Fourth of July 2010 July 4, 2010

Posted by judylobo in Photography, Politics, Videos.

I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, a Yankee doodle do or die. Actually, I am second generation American of 100% Russian stock.  But we are all Yankee Doodle Dandies today.  Have a happy and safe Fourth of July. I am sure you are not one of the 26 percent of Americans who are a bit confused about why exactly this weekend is a cause for celebration: they don’t know which country the United States won its independence from. OY! (According to a Marist poll)

Among 18- to 29-year-olds, this number shot up to 40 percent. Thirty-three percent of women were unsure or answered incorrectly – compared to 19 percent of men. So, which country do these people think we had a revolution against? Incorrect answers included France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain.

That’s right: at least one person thinks the American Revolution was a revolt against China.

Let’s celebrate our right to be idiots!



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