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  • DC Mayor Tells Residents To Stay Home For 4th Of July, Promotes Black Lives Matter Gatherings

    06/27/2020 12:08:53 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/26/2020 | Jake Dima
    Democratic Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser told residents to spend the 4th of July at home, despite encouraging Black Lives Matter (BLM) gatherings happening en masse amid the coronavirus outbreak. “Just because there are going to be fireworks downtown — doesn’t mean I have to go,” Bowser said at a press conference Thursday. She said she hopes to see a significant reduction in crowd sizes related to July 4th events, according to Fox 5. The mayor did not share the same COVID-19 concerns for BLM protests that flooded the city streets following the death of George Floyd, who died after...
  • VANITY RE: The Fireworks Agenda Revealed

    06/22/2020 4:44:52 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    Unless you have been living on different planet, you should be fully aware that America is currently under attack. You have probably also read or overheard many reports of illegal fireworks and explosions that are currently taking place throughout many different US cities. If you do a google search for "fireworks complaints" you will find countless articles posted just in the last week or so. Most of these news reports are local, since local news is far more likely to have boots on the ground and residents reporting an accurate assessment as to what is actually going on. However, national...
  • Trump blames 'airports' gaffe on teleprompter

    07/05/2019 9:51:58 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 65 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5th July 2019 | BBC News
    US President Donald Trump has blamed a teleprompter going "kaput" for a glaring anachronism in his Fourth of July speech. He told crowds on Independence Day the Continental Army "took over the airports" from the British during the American Revolutionary War in 1775. Explaining away the slip-up on Friday, Mr Trump also said it was hard to read the teleprompter in the rain. He hosted a military parade at the Lincoln Memorial on Thursday. During his "Salute to America" speech, he was talking about the year 1775 when he said: "Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it...
  • Five Arrested at Nathan's Hot Dog Competition

    07/04/2017 1:22:08 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 69 replies
    4NewYork ^ | 4 July 2017 | AP
    Police say five people have been taken into custody after trying to disrupt the annual Nathan's Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest in New York. About midway through the men's competition, some people amid the crowd of spectators at the contest on the Coney Island boardwalk appeared to be trying to unfold a black banner. Police stationed at the event rushed into the crowd, handcuffed the demonstrators and took them away.
  • Military Fireworks Show Cut, Even Though Local Company Volunteered To Do It For Free

    07/04/2013 10:12:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Military veterans are upset after the annual Camp Lejeune fireworks show for military members and their families was cut. What makes it even worse: A Pittsburgh area company offered to do the show for free, but the government said, thanks, but no thanks. The military says the show meant for more than 47-thousand Marines and Sailors was cancelled due to federal cutbacks.
  • Pet safety for the Fourth of July

    06/30/2012 3:14:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | Tina Moore, Public Information Officer, City of Sierra VistaHerald/Review
    Fireworks are a high point for any Independence Day celebration, but pets can become distressed by the additional noise and commotion. In fact, animal shelters across the nation are accustomed to receiving “July 4th” dogs—dogs who run off during the fireworks celebration and are rescued by animal control officers or good samaritans. "Pets are family members, and it’s understandable that we want to include them in our holiday plans," said Jeff Ingerson, Animal Control Officer. "However, most pets will be more comfortable staying at home. Spare your furry friends the stress of fireworks, crowds and fanfare on the Fourth of...
  • ***Happy 235th, America***

    07/04/2011 5:14:48 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | July 4, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And don't anybody worry out there- we'll get through this vile Obammunist era and come back stronger than ever. Pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps is what this country is all about, and that's just what the situation calls for.  I look at it as just another chance to shine,  and shine we will- striving to be that city on a hill that Reagan spoke of... May God Bless the United States of America toons/more at Reaganite Republican -Have a great holiday weekend, FReeper patriots-
  • Jaywalking - 4th of July (Embarrassing!)

    07/07/2010 8:12:14 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/8/2010 | Youtube
    Video linky
  • 74% Americans Know What the 4th of July is About, 26 Percent are Clueless

    07/03/2010 8:21:40 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 30 replies
    Marist Poll ^ | 7/2/2010 | Marist Poll
    There’s good news for American education. About three-quarters of residents — 74% — know the U.S. declared its independence from Great Britain in 1776. The bad news for the academic system — 26% do not. This 26% includes one-fifth who are unsure and 6% who thought the U.S. separated from another nation. That begs the question, “From where do the latter think the U.S. achieved its independence?” Among the countries mentioned are France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain.
  • Tucson cancels Fourth of July celebration to save money (Now this will Tork you off!)

    06/03/2009 8:15:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 1,992+ views
    There'll be no fireworks over A-Mountain this Fourth of July. The city has decided to scrap the holiday celebration , which included the mountaintop fireworks and related events at the Tucson Convention Center Downtown. Canceling the event will save the city at least $51,000, Asst. City Manager Richard Miranda said in a news release Wednesday. Rodney Campbell, spokesman for Marana, expects the town will benefit. "I'm sure we'll get more people" he said, noting that the town suspected Tucson would cancel and has taken that into account for planning. Campbell said it will be great for the Marana businesses in...
  • Happy Birthday, America!

    07/03/2007 10:38:08 PM PDT · by MPforeignER · 14 replies · 298+ views
    Happy Forth of July to everyone!
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....Declaration of Independence - July 4, 2007

    07/03/2007 8:56:40 PM PDT · by DollyCali · 223 replies · 1,451+ views
    July 4, 2007 | DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 200,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (July 4, 2005): photos

    07/04/2005 4:20:03 PM PDT · by snugs2 · 236 replies · 5,898+ views ^ | Monday 4th, July 2005 | Snugs2
    Today is the 4th of July 2005 – America’s Birthday which commemorates the Continental Congress adopting the Declaration of Independence on 4th July 1776. President George W Bush commemorated the day by visiting West Virginia University Morgantown, West Virginia, he gave an address and afterward he greeted the crowd by signing autographs and shaking hands of military personnel. It was announced today that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will visit tsunami-hit parts of Thailand next week. On Saturday Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld acted as Grand Marshall at the Pepsi 400 NASCAR Race at Daytona. Enjoy your visit to Sanity...
  • US Aircraft Carrier First Nuclear-Powered Ship To Visit Malaysia

    07/02/2005 4:02:23 AM PDT · by expatguy · 51 replies · 1,358+ views
    Bernama ^ | 2 July 2005 | expatguy
    PORT KLANG, June 30 (Bernama) -- United States aircraft carrier USS Nimitz arrived at Westport, here Thursday for its maiden call in Malaysia, the first nuclear-powered vessel to dock in Malaysian waters. Nimitz commanding officer Captain T.N. Branch said the ship's nuclear power plants posed no radiation threat as there had never been any such incident in its 30-year service. During that time, the ship had travelled 132 million miles, which was equivalent to 5,000 times around the earth, and called at 150 countries, he added. Touted as the largest warship in the world, the US$4.1 billion (RM15.6 billion) USS...
  • Americans abroad celebrate July 4th

    07/04/2003 5:00:59 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 182+ views
    AP Wire | July 04 2003 | STEPHEN GRAHAM/AP
    BERLIN - From occupied Iraq to the capitals of anti-war France and Germany, Americans pushed aside worries about conflicts and terror around the globe to celebrate Independence Day. Security concerns and lingering anti-American sentiment had threatened to put a damper on the July 4th fireworks in some countries, but parties from Italy to Denmark were as swinging as usual. American troops in Iraq planned barbecues at U.S. bases, even as a spate of clashes with insurgents killed another U.S. soldier and injured 18 others. A few were invited to join Arnold Schwarzenegger for a screening at Baghdad International Airport of...