48 years ago today John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas as his motorcade crept down Elm street.

It is without a doubt one of the most defining moments in American history. Much like Pearl Harbor is to my grandparents and 9/11 is to me, the slaying of the nation's leader is an event that reverberated not only through time, but through the very essence of anyone who was alive to witness it.

It is moments like these which serve to remind us that the world as we know it can change in an instant. As you spend your extended weekend giving thanks, I implore you all to take some time and appreciate the America that's around you. Despite the fact that protests and pepper spray are now virtually synonymous terms, the super congress has only proved to super suck, and we are all basically owned by China, remember that no matter the travesty which befalls upon our beloved U.S.A we always manage to not only survive, but thrive.

Enjoy Loudly.