Skip to comments.Fourth of July by the numbers (American Spirit Strong Even in Tough Times, despite Hussein)
Posted on 07/04/2010 8:12:47 PM PDT by Libloather
Fourth of July by the numbers
Over $600 million will be spent on fireworks, $111.1 million on charcoal
by Natalie Doss
updated 7/2/2010 9:37:56 AM
Economic woes don't stop America's patriotic spirit. This year citizens will celebrate the Fourth of July in numbers as big as ever. In fact, they could spend upward of $3 billion on holiday weekend parties, food, entertainment and travel.
According to the National Retail Federation's 2010 Independence Day Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey (conducted by BIGresearch, a consumer research firm based in Worthington, Ohio), 87.8 percent of all Americans will take part in some sort of Independence Day festivity. And they'll spend a lot of cash doing it. Here's how.
Lots of Americans show off their holiday spirit in the form of flags, decorations and clothes: 79 percent of Americans already own some form of patriotic merchandise, and 16 percent will buy more for this year's holiday, according to the survey. But they'll do do more than just wave flags: 42 percent of them will watch fireworks or attend a community celebration.
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And all leftists will give up eating and causing accidents in their fossil fuel powered cars. (One can only hope for the future - no?)
Is there any tally on Hussein's parties? I would like to know what I'm paying for.
See, while normal Americans view this as a positive that Americans are so patriotic even in bad times, the leftists will see this as an assault on our "global village" as fireworks and grilling no doubt add to climate change. Sound crazy? Trust me, it isn't. I am sure the loons at DU and KOS will be bemoaning how terrible charcoal is and whining about the horrors of patriotism leading to fascism.
We had the usual 4th of July - went to the National cemetery to pay honor to the US vets, the USSR AF buried there and stopped by the Japanese mass grave and left a flower. One of the few National Cemeteries where all the war dead were laid to rest - from both sides.
THen, over the kids for BBQ and hijinks's with the grandkids.
Bammy ain't gonna stop that, lestaways, not for now.