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  • Obama: Freedom doesn't just happen, must be defended daily

    07/05/2016 1:47:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 4, 2016 10:16 PM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama, marking his final Fourth of July in the White House, said freedom isn’t something that “just happens” but must be defended every single day. Obama said it’s important that people remember what “a miracle” the U.S. is and how “incredibly lucky we are that people generations ago were willing to take up arms and fight for our freedom.” […] Freedom involves respecting each other and recognizing the hardships faced by fellow citizens, such as hunger and unemployment, said Obama, who spoke after about an hour’s worth of hip-shaking musical performances by rapper Kendrick Lamar and singer-songwriter Janelle...
  • As Far as MSM is Concerned, America Was a Mistake

    07/04/2016 2:27:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jul 2016 | Stephen K. Bannon
    This Fourth of July holiday, as you celebrate America’s independence, perhaps you would care to try something new: Perhaps you would like to join with the MSM and, instead, denigrate America’s independence. As in, you could wish that it had never happened. Yes, perhaps you would put down that hotdog and those red-and-blue streamers, stop watching the parades and the ball game, ignore all the fireworks, and instead, join with Dylan Matthews at Vox, who tells us that, in his opinion, the American independence of 1776 made the world worse off. Yes, you read that right: The headline of Matthews’...
  • Sowell: What Are We Celebrating?

    07/04/2016 11:16:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | July 5, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    There was a time when the Fourth of July meant something more than a three-day weekend. Speeches, writings and commemorative ceremonies reminded us of the origins and greatness of America. No matter where in the world our ancestors came from, we today are almost invariably better off because they came to America. Independence Day signified much more than one country announcing its independence from another on July 4, 1776. It represented a new form of government — freer and more accountable to its own people than the monarchies common around the world for centuries. What happened in America did not...
  • Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse

    07/04/2016 11:22:29 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 3 replies
    Oregonian ^ | July 4, 2016 | Nolan Nelson
    Oregonian By Letters to the editor on July 04, 2016 at 7:33 AM, updated July 04, 2016 at 7:34 AM Fourth of July: American dream never meant government largesse Fourth of July: On July 4, we recognize the Declaration of Independence, which defines the American dream as inalienable natural rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The Constitution establishes a government to secure those rights by promoting the general welfare and the blessings of liberty. Whatever the Constitution further defines relies upon natural human rights independent of and superior to any government construction. They are intangible property sourced...
  • Independence Day Thoughts

    07/04/2016 9:15:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 | John Nantz
    The Fourth of July, for most Americans, is a day filled with the comforts that a youthful summer eagerly supplies in golden hues and generous heat. New flags flash proudly with crisp red and white stripes--beaming stars on a field of blue; an undulating, living object caught and writhing between the playful fingers of summer's capricious breeze. Kids bound outdoors filled with the giggling beams of the sun's boiling disc and tantalized by the sizzling, uniquely American delicacies cooking on dad's carefully stoked charcoal grill. But, all of this summer glee exists because of ancient parchment dry as an autumn...
  • Sarah Palin: LET FREEDOM RING!

    07/04/2016 7:41:56 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 9 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    Let the whole world know that today's worth celebrating! We declare that nothing will ever destroy America as we affirm the dedication and tenacious efforts of the Patriots of 1776. Our responsibility today is protecting what freedom fighters bequeathed us - what our veterans live and die for - as their sacrifice gifted us the greatest nation on earth. They knew this beautiful experiment called "America" would succeed only if we'd keep on fighting for what's right. United, let us again proclaim independence from fallible man's constructs and seek the Providence that enlightened our forefathers. Today we must each do...
  • Happy Birthday, America

    07/04/2016 6:19:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 | Rich Galen
    NOTE: This is a once-in-a-while reprise of a column first written in 2009.If you've ever watched PBS on July 4th, you know that, since 1981your local affiliate has probably broadcast the "Capitol Fourth" program which is the concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol followed by the fireworks which are beyond the Washington Monument on the far end of the Smithsonian Mall. Our first Fourth of July in Washington, DC was in 1978. The woman who would become the Mullings Director of Standards & Practices and I took our son, Reed, then a little over two-years-old, to the...
  • It Took 240 Years But Now Even the Brits Understand Independence Day

    07/04/2016 6:07:08 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2016 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2016 4th of July retrospective: Happy Birthday America!From 2010: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? These founding documents were designed and declared with full knowledge of human nature and complete understanding of the soul’s tendencies. The result was the formation of a more perfect union which has stood the test of time in no small part due to the wisdom of these founders who crafted a near sacred separation of powers within the government they created.  Let us honor their courage, their genius...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-16 Independence Day

    07/03/2016 9:55:23 PM PDT · by Salvation · 34 replies ^ | 07-04-16 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4, 2016 Monday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Hos 2:16, 17c-18, 21-22 Thus says the LORD:I will allure her;I will lead her into the desertand speak to her heart.She shall respond there as in the days of her youth,when she came up from the land of Egypt. On that day, says the LORD,She shall call me “My husband,”and never again “My baal.” I will espouse you to me forever:I will espouse you in right and in justice,in love and in mercy;I will espouse you in fidelity,and you shall know the LORD. Responsorial Psalm Ps...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Independence Day ~ July 4th, 1776 ~ 04 July 2016

    07/03/2016 4:59:47 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 114 replies
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... ~ Independence Day, July 4, 1776 ~ Preamble to the Declaration of Independence We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new...
  • Happy Independence from ?? Day

    07/03/2016 1:13:07 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 4 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Dan Miller
    How will Obama tell us to celebrate Independence Day tomorrow? Will He speak of Independence from The Dead Constitution? Independence from Islamophobia, or perhaps Independence for Safe Space Demanders? Let's get ready to celebrate our own Independence Day tomorrow and then on November 8th. Some get it, some don't. Oh well. What difference does it make, Now? What difference will it make as Bill Whittle's young American Fascists become government officials and increase their authority over us? We need to keep that from happening. As Stephen Kruiser wrote at PJ Media, our great lefty "journalists" had to get into the game. One complained...
  • The Leave Campaign of 1776 Reverberates to This Day

    07/03/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 3, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    Great Britain’s vote last month to exit the European Union has been widely described as the country's most consequential decision in decades. But its significance is paltry compared to that of history's original "Leave" resolution, the 240th anniversary of which Americans commemorate this Fourth of July.The unanimous vote in the Second Continental Congress, which affirmed that "these united colonies are and of right ought to be free and independent states ... absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown," was the most far-reaching political event of the 18th century. John Adams, writing from Philadelphia to his wife Abigail, called the vote not...
  • 3 reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake

    07/03/2016 10:50:12 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 107 replies
    Vox ^ | July 1, 2016 | Dylan Matthews
    This July 4, let's not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can't be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada. But I'm reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better...
  • The American Flag, Symbol of Freedom

    07/02/2016 11:50:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/02/16 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    On Independence Day, remember and pray for all American patriots, American soldiers, and American heroes who sacrificed their freedoms and gave their lives The American flag has been a symbol of pride, of hope, of freedom, of liberation, of exceptionalism, of courage, of inspiration, of strength, and of power. It pains me to see anti-American elements, the enemies of freedom, Islamists, communists, and other traitors burn it, trample it, tear it, trash it, and do unspeakable things to it. Our Stars and Stripes must be properly folded, stored, and disposed of. Yet the Rhode Island Veterans cemetery where Stan Sniezyk’s...
  • Lots of Fourth of July/Independence Day links

    07/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · by harpygoddess · 1 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 07/02/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    Want some inspiration? Read Lincoln's 1858 speech on the meaning of Independence Day: "Let us stick to it then. Let us stand firmly by it then." More excellent speeches from Coolidge (1926) and Reagan (1986). When in the course of human events... here's the full text of the Declaration of Independence. The 7 most bad-ass founding fathers, 5 forgotten founding fathers, and 4 more. Journal of the American Revolutions' 10 Myths for the Fourth of July and Breaking News From 1776: First News Reports of Independence. Lots more.
  • The 4th of July in Neverland

    07/02/2016 4:36:40 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2016 | MOTUS
    In case you were wondering if there was any impact of top ranked universities dropping the requirement that history majors study U.S. history:Apparently, yes. Sadly, non-history majors know even less.God bless America - we’re going to need it with this, the most expensively non-educated generation ever to emerge from the hallowed halls of America’s propagandist system.As long as you get them while they’re still young:The Peter Pan generation can’t be duct taped soon enoughWelcome to the 4th of July in Neverland, where the word “independence” no longer exists.The Millennial Anthem: “run, run, lost boy,they say to me; away from all...
  • Media reaction to speech by Independence Day’s President Whitmore is spot on

    07/01/2016 6:24:09 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/01/16 | Robert Laurie
    President Whitmore is a globalist, humanist, anti-alien, misogynist, who needs to be impeached immediately. Oh, and he's obviously part of the Illuminati You may have already seen the following clip, but it’s 4th of July weekend and I thought I’d share it for those who haven’t. It’s the Friday before a holiday, so let’s have a little fun. The question is this: What if Independence Day’s President Whitmore gave his rousing rally-the-troops speech today? How would the media react? The answer is hilarious, terrifyingly accurate, an astute indictment of the way the modern media machine works.
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.

    07/01/2016 5:49:47 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 56 replies
    Happy Independence Day Weekend Extravaganza And in honor of the holiday, I encourage independent "free for all" silliness! America!!
  • Buttons and Bows – redux

    07/01/2016 5:47:22 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-1-2-16 | MOTUS
    Apropos of nothing, other than a comment yesterday regarding Lady M’s proclivity for large bows, I’m doing a holiday weekend re-run of this Buttons and Bows post from 2011. It seems a long time ago doesn’t it? Who’d of thunk at the time that this was as good as it was going to get?Any-hoo, if nothing else I think you’ll enjoy the Wons’ do-si-do dance steps. Welcome to the not-yet-way-back-enough machine.ORIGINALLY POSTED SEPTEMBER 12, 2011 It is amazing isn’t it, Lady M”s special gift? She can lighten the mood of any event. Take yesterday for example. What would have been...
  • Brexiting Obama

    06/26/2016 8:18:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    Obama, who hates America even more than ISIS does It was too late by only one month for Independence Day, 2015 but just in time for this one: a rousing military medley that tells the story of America today. How many have long thought that the perfect prison for President Barack Obama would include 24-7 patriotic military music piped in, a fitting reminder for someone who hates America even more than ISIS does?
  • The Gay Couple In Independence Day: Resurgence Don’t Get Their Due (Brent Spiner's Lover Ewwwww)

    06/25/2016 4:31:23 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 72 replies
    Unicorn Booty ^ | 6-24-2016 | Johnny Gayzmonic
    Roland Emmerich has a problem. A very gay problem. You may know Emmerich as the guy that directs ridiculous summer blockbusters where all sorts of landmarks get all sorts of blowed up. Independency Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012. He specializes in wholesale destruction. You might even call it apocalypse-porn. What you might not know is the Emmerich himself is gay, a fact that’s only really been talked about for the last 10 years or so, and even then not so much. He’s made a few donations to gay film organizations, but apart from that the closest thing he’d ever...
  • Stars premier new ‘Independence Day’ movie with soldiers on Fort Huachuca

    06/22/2016 7:44:40 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Steve Stockmar
    FORT HUACHUCA — Even the stars were a little starstruck. It’s one thing to portray the military in Hollywood, as the cast of the blockbuster “Independence Day” did 20 years ago in a story that featured people of Earth banding together to topple alien invaders. Much of the cast has regrouped, with some new cast members, for “Independence Day: Resurgence,” the much anticipated sequel that hits theaters this Thursday. But to visit the troops on their turf and see what they do to defend the U.S. is quite another thing. Two stars from the new film, Jessie T. Usher and...
  • Israeli Independence Day

    05/12/2016 3:37:17 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Primack News ^ | 12/5/16 | Eleutheria5
  • New ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ TV Spot: “They’re Coming Back”

    04/04/2016 7:55:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | April 3, 2016 | Ross A. Lincoln
    Just in case you forgot in the haze of Batman and Superman not being best friends, 20th Century Fox has released a new TV spot to remind you that Independence Day: Resurgence is coming this summer and with it, the second wave of alien invaders who nearly destroyed planet earth in the original film back in 1996. The new teaser leans heavily on the returning stars of the original film. There’s Bill Pullman’s former President Thomas Whitmore interfacing with the aliens. There’s Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson being exactly as deadpan and snarky as you require. There’s even Brent Spiner, who...
  • Independence Day: Resurgence | Official Trailer [HD] |

    12/14/2015 3:42:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    20th Century Fox ^ | December 13, 2015 | Staff
    We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
  • The Land That I Love

    07/06/2015 9:54:50 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 2 replies
    Self | 07/04/15 | Me
    Freedom, both the incandescent whisper of revolution and the reduced triviality of commercialism, is the seed from which the most opulent columns of civilization have sprung and the hammer from which the most prolific empires have fallen. If history has taught us anything, other than man’s propensity for the most transcendent achievements and the most grotesque atrocities, it’s that you cannot fight or defeat an idea, even long after its armies are vanquished. It endures as long as man endures and believes in its undying premise. What is liberty’s most quintessential definition? Is it merely a politician’s word, wrapped around...
  • Declaration of Independence' Preserves The Patriots' Faces

    07/05/2015 10:56:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 5, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT IS THE classic American history painting, instantly familiar to millions as the image of that fateful moment in 1776 when history turned on its hinge, and a nation conceived in liberty was born. For nearly two centuries, it has hung in the Rotunda of the Capitol in Washington, an icon of the American founding by an artist who lived through the Revolution and personally met most of the men depicted in his painting. And yet John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 captures a scene that never occurred. In the famous picture, the five men appointed to prepare...
  • “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

    07/05/2015 11:00:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 26 replies
    Frederick Douglass: Selected Speeches and Writings ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling has crept over me, quite unfavorable to the exercise of my limited powers of speech. The task before me is one which requires much previous thought and study for its proper performance. I know...
  • On this day in 1776, a new nation was founded on an idea: Freedom.

    07/04/2015 3:49:11 PM PDT · by walford · 13 replies
    Facebook ^ | 07/04/2015 | walford
    It was the first time in history that a country was based upon something other than place or ethnicity. The Founding Fathers built upon the thoughts and actions resulting from the Reformation and Enlightenment, deliberately crafting a government legitimized by a popular mandate. No longer did someone rule by Divine Right. Religion and the Divine were not possessed by a Chosen aristocracy and the coercive power of government was not used to impose it upon the populace. Political influence and economic success could be attained by other means than birth. For the first time in history, one could use hard...
  • America's Bicentennial, July 4, 1976: Where were you?

    07/04/2015 1:35:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 129 replies
    July 4, 2015 | Shameless Vanity
    Today, America celebrates it's 239th birthday, but do you remember our Bicentennial celebration, July 4, 1976?Come on you older FReepers, and you know who you are.Where were you and what did you do that day, 39 years ago.
  • The most patriotic rock song ever.

    07/04/2015 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Talkwire · 39 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | fREEX
    The most patriotic rock song ever? Happy Independence Day! By
  • Happy Birthday President Coolidge

    07/04/2015 10:07:11 AM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    Self (vanity) | 07-04-2015 | NRx
    My favorite president was born 143 yrs ago today, July 4th 1872. Some facts about President Coolidge...    1. He was the last President to balance the budget every year while in office.  2. During his administration the top income tax rate fell to its lowest level in the history of the country up to the present day, at about 25%.  3. He paid down the national debt every year he was in office.  4. He cut spending in every department of the government during his administration. 5. During his administration unemployment fell to just under 3% and the GDP...
  • The Spirit of ‘76: 'The Declaration of Independence in Historical Context’

    07/04/2015 10:24:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7-4-15 | Tara Helfman
    On July 4th, 1826, a Washington newspaper published one of the most poignant letters penned in American history. An ailing Thomas Jefferson regretfully declined an invitation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of American independence with the citizens of the nation’s capital. “[T]o be present with them,” he wrote, “as one of the surviving signers of an instrument pregnant with our own, and the fate of the world, is most flattering to myself. . . [I]t adds sensibly to the sufferings of sickness, to be deprived by it of a personal participation in the rejoicings of that day.” In this, his...
  • Woo hoo!! Independence Day FReepathon Thread!!

    07/04/2015 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 126 replies
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them...
  • Independence Day 2015

    07/04/2015 9:41:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Hot ^ | July 4, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Greetings and salutations on this most patriotic of days. I hope that this Independence Day finds you all safe and well, with plenty of time to spend with friends and family, as well a chance to contemplate the past and future of our country. Given the importance which I’m sure most of you reading this place on the Constitution of the United States and its welfare going forward, perhaps we could start by revisiting the words of one of its chief proponents in the days of the Founding Fathers. Let’s hear from Alexander Hamilton in the opening volley of one...
  • John Adams on Independency

    07/04/2015 6:34:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 1 replies
    When it was first perceived, in early times, that no middle course for America remained between unlimited submission to a foreign legislature and total independence of its claims, men of reflection were less apprehensive of danger from the formidable power of fleets and armies they must determine to resist than from those contests and dissensions which would certainly arise concerning the forms of government to be instituted over the whole and over the parts of this extensive country. Relying, however, on the purity of their intentions, the justice of their cause, and the integrity and intelligence of the people, under...
  • CRUZ: This July 4th, Americans Want to Believe Again

    07/04/2015 8:26:03 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies ^ | 07/04/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in observance of Independence Day:“If you are like me and pay attention to the news every day, you can easily be overwhelmed by all the simultaneous events that seem to indicate an impending American decline. But I don’t believe that. Everywhere I go, I see it in their faces and hear it in their voices. Americans want to believe again.“On this July 4th, I want to share with you my hope for America.“In the summer of 1776, Patriots gathered to dissolve the political bonds they had with England...

    07/04/2015 3:18:39 AM PDT · by nathanbedford · 20 replies
    Annual Independence Day vanity ^ | July 4, 2015 | Nathan Bedford
    DAD, WHAT's UNABHÄNGIGKEITSTAG? "Is that when the thirteen colonies broke away from England?" My ten year inquired out of nowhere at 6 AM German time this morning. "Yeah, why do you want to know, eat your breakfast," I mumbled, too sleepy to be very curious. "Because I am afraid my teacher will ask me, since I am wearing this T-shirt and I'm the only American in the class." With an effort, I adjusted my gaze upward to his white T-shirt. It was brand new. Prominent on his breast was an image of the flag and below that: OLD NAVY FREEDOM...
  • IN CONGRESS, THIS DAY, 239 Years Ago...

    07/03/2015 8:59:27 PM PDT · by jimjohn · 48 replies
    Divine Providence | July 4, 1776 | Jefferson, Franklin, Sherman, Adams, Livingston
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their...
  • Happy Birthday America!

    07/04/2015 7:50:11 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-4-2015 | MOTUS
    Like all of your favorite radio/teevee hosts I’m doing a “best of” today. I hope you enjoy my 2015 4th of July retrospective.Happy Birthday America!From 2011: a pre-4th post from Camp David, Home For the Holiday: Feliz Quarto De Julio Anyway, the long and short of it is Lady M decided to send me and Little Mo back to the Big White to weed and water the Big White Organic Garden of Versus in order to give our illegal Mexicans the rest of the Quarto de Julio weekend off. From 2012:  Happy Birthday America! July 4, 2012 in which we...
  • Sorry Folks, Independence Day Is Canceled

    07/04/2015 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/04/2015 | Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.
    Well, Doctor [Franklin], what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” “A Republic, if you can keep it.” (Franklin's reply) This week’s Independence Day celebrations mark quite the contrast with the modern bureaucratic nanny state, with the all-powerful centralized government we actually have. We’ll wave flags symbolizing commonality with our nation’s founders who threw off the yoke of Britain and declared themselves independent at great cost and blood. While the Fourth of July holiday celebrates individual liberty and the freedoms and rights that allow us to achieve and prosper, we jettisoned the decentralized government the founders secured for us. We...
  • HEY! Got food? (Ridiculous 4th of July Vanity)

    07/04/2015 3:52:50 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 61 replies
    The kitchen, usually ^ | July 4, 2015 | me
    OK, posting a couple recipes in another thread and thought, maybe there are not enough food vanities. Hey, can't please everybody but if it helps ya out, that's good enough for me.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-04-15

    07/03/2015 8:20:53 PM PDT · by Salvation · 36 replies ^ | 07-04-15 | Revised New American Bible
    July 4, 2015   Saturday of the Thirteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Gn 27:1-5, 15-29 When Isaac was so old that his eyesight had failed him, he called his older son Esau and said to him, “Son!” “Yes father!” he replied. Isaac then said, “As you can see, I am so old that I may now die at any time. Take your gear, therefore–your quiver and bow– and go out into the country to hunt some game for me. With your catch prepare an appetizing dish for me, such as I like, and bring it to me to...
  • The government wants you to grill fruit for the Fourth of July

    07/03/2015 6:05:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 3, 2015 | 8:45 AM | Pete Kasperowicz
    Forget hamburgers and hot dogs—the U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing people to grill up pineapple slices, peaches, nectarines and other fruit for their big July 4th feast. “Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature’s candy,” USDA’s “MyPlate” website tweeted out this week. […] If you must grill meat, USDA is suggesting things like a “low-sodium & tasty recipe for grilled steak with Criolla sauce.” But there’s not much information on how to make a good burger. When a search for the word “hamburger” is run on the MyPlate site, the first three items...

    07/03/2015 5:18:50 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    EEE | 03 JULY 2015 | EEE
    Post your favorite pic, memory, song, or statement about the good old' U.S.A!
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/03/2015 3:15:41 PM PDT · by ETL · 33 replies
    YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...
  • President Obama Wants To End Independence Day As We Know It

    07/03/2015 9:06:18 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/2/15 | Drew Johnson
    Enjoy Independence Day while you still can. If President Obama gets his way, this could be the last Fourth of July worth celebrating. New ground-level ozone standards being pushed by Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency would result in widespread bans on fireworks shows, backyard grilling and other Independence Day traditions. Because the proposed ozone rule is set so low, things as harmless as a few backyard chefs grilling burgers in the same area at the same time, or even festive fireworks being launched during an Independence Day celebration, could cause an area to violate federal ozone standard thresholds. Such...
  • The Declaration of Independence Reminds us to Put Tyrants on Notice

    07/03/2015 1:52:37 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 13 replies
    Action Institute Power Blog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Ray Nothstine
    Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Declaration of Independence is that it sought to overturn the long abuses and powers of tyrants. It revealed the truth of self-government and that power is inherent in the people. In the second introduction of the document, Jefferson declared: …That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and...
  • Tomorrow is July 4th, commonly known as Independence Day

    07/03/2015 12:27:40 PM PDT · by Fay · 7 replies
    Facebook ^ | July 3, 2015 | Cory Merry
    My Fellow Americans, Tomorrow is July 4th, commonly known as Independence Day here in America. Unfortunately, to those on the left, it has become nothing more than a reflection of our nation's version of Original Sin. For the Left, Two Hundred and Thirty Nine years ago tomorrow we White Christian Heterosexual Males launched an oppressive campaign on minorities, every minority; Black, Hispanic, Asian, Jew, Muslim, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Atheist, Brown Eyed, Lisp Speaking, Extra Toed freak to come out of a womb. "WE" have done nothing to create a better life for these people. 600,000 of "US" didn't die for...