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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

July 4, 2011

Written by C.N.

Top 10 Best Reasons to be an American

Today is Independence Day, the U.S.’s 235th birthday, and the day that we all celebrate what it means to be an American. In contrast to the usual posts that I have written on this subject, instead, I would like reprint David Letterman’s recent Top 10 list, “Top Ten Reasons I, Dave Letterman, Am Proud To Be An American“:

  1. The complimentary TSA groping
  2. Land of the free, home of the brave, and the fattest people on Earth
  3. Our wise and learned Founding Fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Gotti (joke provided by Michele O’Bachmann)
  4. All our presidents were born in America . . . or possibly Kenya
  5. The United States has the best damn extreme couponers in the world
  6. We live in a country where our politicians text photos of their junk
  7. Forget all this, have you seen the news story about Florence Henderson?
  8. Kim Kardashian X-rayed her ass
  9. What other country would let me get away with doing this crap?

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