Wednesday: Should you buy TIPS and I-Bonds for your IRA?

But today, a more pressing question: Where do Maine lobsters come from?

A lot of them, as it turns out, come from . . . Long Island Sound. That’s right. You folks from Massapequa Park who drive all the way up to the great state of Maine for, among other things, that great authentic lobster are, in many cases, eating lobster that’s been trucked up the Interstate right alongside you.

And I have news for you: French fries aren’t from France, either.

But we should cut the French some slack. Their Eiffel Tower Millennial display was the best in the world — vive la France!

And back in our earliest days, the French came to our aid in the struggle against King George — a struggle that ultimately changed the world.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness . . . .

Happy 4th. And a deep bow to our founders.

 

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