Friday Jams: Most Patriotic Song In America

According to the 15  year old…

I asked Oz what the most patriotic song in America was. He says, without skipping a beat, Yankee Doodle Dandy. He’s right. He’s pretty cool.

It’s too bad that America doesn’t have a common enemy these days. We’ve turned on each other and it gets worse each 4th of July. While I see the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding Gay marriage rights as a good thing, I am disgusted at the verocity of which anyone with Christian values are now being attacked. We have entered a day and age where stating that you’re a Christian, which should be okay to say in America, will automatically label you as some backwoods anti-gay teabagging hate filled monger. For some reason, that makes me feel sad.


So here’s to our revolutionaries. The one’s who stood up to fight for a new nation. A free nation. One goal, many battles. A common enemy throughout, not each other. See, they didn’t have time for that. They needed each other to succeed. It seems so simple and yet, so impossible in today’s America.

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience can both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. 

George Washington

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For training opportunities at tosabarbell, call or text Juli at 320-296-9313. e-mail to At tosabarbell, I build relationships cultivated in a strength and learning environment. There is no 12 week magic pill program to strength but rather a lifetime commitment to be the very best and most useful human you can be. tosabarbell is a private, home grown gym with three lifting platforms; squat rack; prowlers; throwing implements; bars, bumpers and everything else needed for an effective strength and conditioning program. Straightforward barbell programming including the Olympic lifts; sound (read: not fancy bullshit) diet advance for weight gain or loss; and strong coaching will ensure you will meet your goals such as becoming stronger, more explosive, and better conditioned. I have been coaching teams and athletes for over 30 years. I grew up participating in various sports at various levels but was always drawn to those that require strength training. I have multiple local, national, and world records in the sports of Weightlifting and Highland Games Heavy Events as well as a combined total of 5 World Championships. My 5 years of training and coaching under Mark Rippetoe provided a wide range of influence from some of the top strength & conditioning and throwing coaches in the country. I will strongly encourage tosabarbell athletes to compete (and prepare you to do so.) However, tosabarbell is also for those who wish to be stronger and go through life feeling better. Matt WanAt is a retired Professional Strongman who competed frequently with Strongman Champions League in Europe. He played a year of D1 football with Iowa before concentrating on his Chemical Engineering degree in Iowa City. He is a native of Wauwatosa and still remains a staunch supporter of Tosa East. This blog will be a mixture of strength notes, coaching and nutrition tips, personal shit; bacon delicacies, and a whole lot of fun.
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