Independence Day. Short Takes.
A very happy 4th of July to you and yours. I hope that no one takes our Independence with a grain of salt, especially in light of some of the chaos and terrorism related to non-sovereign countries. I was surprised that Independence Day was only declared a federal holiday in 1941, considering the United States is celebrating our 241st birthday. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence and two days later, on July 4, delegates from the thirteen colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by the one and only Thomas Jefferson. If you have a flag, fly it. If you don’t have one, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Ace Hardware have flag kits for under $15.00. Buy a flag and fly it proudly. To the north: hoping all Canadians enjoy and celebrate your 150th birthday!
Only thirty-two days to the 1st NFL preseason game! Come on you Falcons!
Have you had the “opportunity” to drive north on Roswell Road north of I-285? Amazing development, a mass amount of concrete and it looks like no end in site. I have limited knowledge of zoning but something seems a bit sideways with the amount of density in that short distance between I-285 and Mt. Vernon Road.
Last night’s road win puts Atlanta United in fifth place. After Tuesday night’s home game United has a seventeen-day break as Major League Soccer takes some time off for the Gold Cup tournament. This will bode well for the Five Stripes as they get ready for a tough late August and September schedule. Tuesday night’s game is another sellout. Anyone want to give me a guess for the expected attendance at United’s first game at Mercedes Benz Stadium on September 10th? I will go with 60,000+.
Manny Pacquiao got robbed. Unanimous decision? No way.
Adios. Have a Funday Sunday and a great 4th of July.