I love my American friends!
All the folk I have met through blogging :: EP and JD, for example, are beautiful people who I love dearly... even though I have never met them in the flesh... and all the folk I have come into contact in my (limited) travels too. Kind and generous.
I don't agree with GWB's world view... and the politics of the Christian Right [Jesus wasn't North American, middle-class or Republican!] but then... I don't agree with some of New Labour's policies either.
I think your cars are way too big for the world.... and I have to say that JAYWALKING IS NOT A CRIME!!!
But hey... I loved your food (in moderation)... and I love your music [not your radio though] and your creativity...
[youtube video of LCD Soundsystem's North American Scum]
...although I don't think you are scum (I know its ironic!)
Best of all... I think your non-carbonated beverages rock!
Happy Birthday America... and to all my American friends - hope you have / had a great day!