Friday, July 6, 2012

Episode 065 Song Challenge! sways patriotically down Main Street belting out songs

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00:01:00 School!
00:10:40 Birthday Rube Goldberg
00:15:10 In God We Trust by Hobby Lobby: no USA without God advertisement
00:20:35 Chimpanzees maul UTSA student
00:29:30 Higgs Boson announcement
00:43:45 Garys Song Patriotism
00:52:30 Gregs Song Welcome to your Family
01:03:50 Lightning Round

And the dogs just relax, knowing that all the fireworks wil have them nicely worked up later.

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The Big Board

Gary's Words (in no particular order)
Bryce, James

Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.

Adams, John Quincy
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.

Fosdick, Harry Emerson

He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland.

Franklin, Benjamin

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!

Johnson, Samuel

Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.

Kennedy, John F.

The men who create power make an indispensable contribution to the Nation’s greatness, but the men who question power make a contribution just as indispensable, especially when that questioning is disinterested, for they determine whether we use power or power uses us.

Kennedy, John F.

The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.

Kennedy, Robert F

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

King Jr., Martin Luther

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

King Jr., Martin Luther

There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society, who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have a stake in their society, protect that society, but when they dont have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.

Lincoln, Abraham

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Lincoln, Abraham

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.

Malcolm X

Youre not to be so blind with patriotism that you cant face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.

Russell, Bertrand

Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.


A mans feet must be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.

Schurz, Carl

Our country, right or wrong. When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.

Shaw, George Bernard

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it

Shaw, George Bernard

You will never have a quiet world until you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

Stevenson, Adlai

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.


War does not determine who is right - only who is left.


Men fight for freedom, then they begin to accumulate laws to take it away from themselves.

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - mark twain
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Thomas Paine

The time is fast approaching when to call a man a patriot will be the deepest insult you can offer him. Patriotism now means advocating plunder in the interest of the privileged classes of the particular State system into which we have happened to be born.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy quotes

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein quotes

Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.
John Adams

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.
Sir Winston Churchill

The essence of patriotism is the sacrifice of personal interest to public welfare.


Patriotism is one of the unalterable facts of mans nature. It is a virtue if you like it, and a vice if you dont like it.


When a whole nation is roaring patriotism at the top of its voice, I am fain to explore the cleanness of its hands and the purity of its heart.


I never considered myself a patriot. I like to think I recognize only humanity as my nation.


In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.


Greg's Words

"Welcome to Your Family"

Welcome to your family
Its you we are waiting to see.
We will dance, draw, and sing songs for you
You are a voice in our musical clan
You are gonna love and hate the
Works of Gilbert and Sullivan
Your folks and kin are not perfect
We will not always get you right
But we are by your side
When its time for fight or flight.
Welcome to your family.

Welcome to your country
From sea to shining sea
We are a patchwork of stories
Lessons to teach and preach
Round and Round we clash
We love our freedom of speech.
We come in all shapes, sizes, colors
It is a mixed up melting pot
But when we can come together
We can give the moon a shot.
Welcome to your country.

Welcome to your planet
Wrapped in a thin air blanket
We are one country in a big, old world
And we never always agree
We are one ape on a web of life
With the bugs, trees, and beasties.
Plants, animals, and peoples
They need to live on Earth somewhere
Take what you need to live but
Remember that Elmo told you to share.
Welcome to your planet.
Welcome to your family.


Welcome to your universe
Go to sleep with this last verse
You are new home is a pale blue dot
A speck in countless galaxies
Even with big, big telescopes
We barely see the boundaries.
We still do not have the answers
Of quantum or sky above
We are hoping you’ll go further
Find the secrets we have only dreamed of.
Welcome to your universe.
Welcome to your family.

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