Patriotism is the conviction that your country is superior to all others because you were born in it. George Bernard Shaw
A few more in the holiday frivolousness style...
The men the American public admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.- HL Mencken
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.-
Henry David Thoreau
And from NPR Morning Edition, November 23, 2006, but not frivolous ·
The number of people spending Thanksgiving in FEMA trailers has nearly tripled from last year. About 99,000 families displaced by Katrina are living in the trailers. One year ago, many more people were living with family members or staying in hotels.