Monday, February 22, 2010

George Washington's Birthday

Born today in 1732, George Washington would be 273 years old today.

The Father of our Country, The First President of the Untied States and proof that we once had presidents named "George" who did not have their heads embedded deeply in their own asses.

Washington has reached a true iconic status. Being the first something or other often gets the man lost in it all. Being that he was President over 200 years ago, before audio recording or film, makes him seem even more distant and unknowable.

But I have faith he must have been an alright guy.

A well-to-do land owner, Washington had more to lose fighting the British if he lost than he could gain if he won. Something besides monetary gain or comfort obviously made him devote so much to us...and we weren't even a country yet.

A sure measure of the man was, after winning the Revolutionary War with England, King George III was heard to wonder what Washington would do. Rumor had hit that Washington was going to return to his farm. The King stated that, "If he does that, he will be the greatest man in the world!".

Admiration like that from your enemy speaks volumes, I think.

Here's some ways we've paid tribute to the man. He's on our money.

Washington Monument:

Masonic Memorial to Washington:

That's right, he was a Freemason...he laid the cornerstone to the White House.

He was even honored by the dissenting Confederate States. That's him on their official seal.

He's the only American to have a whole damn state named after him.

...and one of only 2 US Presidents to have a nations capital named after him. (For all you trivia nuts, Monrovia, Liberia is the other.)

Happy Birthday George.

It's also on this day in 1846, the Liberty Bell got it's famous crack that renders in unusable.

It rang for several hours on George Washington's birthday. When it was was over.

P.S. This is also the 250th post for this blog. Thanks for reading. I hope you'll be back, my head's not empty yet.


George Washington said...

Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government.

George Washington said...

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.

George Washington said...

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

Jeff Overturf said...

Amen, Amen and Amen!

Anonymous said...

Well, it is a well known fact that Washington and the founders of America were part of the international conspiracy of the ILLUMINATI. They control all world governments and economies. The ILLUMINATI are behind many of the dastardly deeds of modern history. They have HIDDEN from the public the TRUTH about the aliens that live on the dark side of the moon, the TRUTH about the NEW WORLD ORDER which they placed on every dollar bill that has George Washington's picture on it, as a secret code to all ILLUMINATI to protect Bigfoot who was on the Grassy Knoll in Dallas, protecting the interests of the ILLUMINATI.

The ILLUMINATI will control the world after 2012 of course, because the Tea Party will have uncovered the birth certificate by then.

Marco said...

Two hundred fifty days of crap.

Here's to the next 250!

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