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  • The Media's Overwrought July 4 Debacle

    07/10/2019 9:55:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2019 | Brent Bozell
    It's fair to say that a week doesn't go by where President Trump doesn't want to be the center of attention. That being the case, he must be well-satisfied with events leading up to the Fourth of July. He succeeded in creating another full-blown media panic about the erosion of democracy and the collapse of civilian control of the military, all because he is behaving like a dictator. The "news" manufacturers wanted us to know Trump was bending the national holiday into a celebration of his love of self. The Washington Post kicked off the hate-filled hyperbole when Trump first...
  • America's Dueling Narratives on the Fourth of July

    07/09/2019 10:50:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2019 | Christopher Chantrill
    Last Thursday, President Trump gave an hour-long speech celebrating the United States of America. If you talked to the ordinary Americans in the crowd attending the speech, they liked it. They liked it, in particular, because it celebrated America, according to folks interviewed by Kristina Wong. “The show was very patriotic. I’m glad we got the politics out of it. And we were just joined as a nation to celebrate our great nation,” a father and Marine Corps veteran from Maryland said. “I thought it was beautiful,” his wife said. Of course, the speech was full of politics. The President...
  • Russian state media mocks Trump's July 4 military celebration

    07/06/2019 12:08:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2019 | Aris Folley
    Journalists with Russian state-run media mocked the military hardware featured in President Trump’s “Salute to America...” During a broadcast of Russian television show “60 minutes,” which airs on the state-owned Russian television channel, Rossiya 1, journalists mocked the military equipment in footage of the hardware captured in Washington earlier this week... “The paint on these vehicles is peeling off. There are no cannons, and their optics have been glued on with adhesive tape,” co-host Olga Skabeyeva claimed during the program. “Americans are allowed to hold a parade because theirs is democratic, but we are not allowed because ours is chauvinistic,”...
  • ‘Salute to America’ Attendees Say the Long Wait, Heavy Rain Was Worth It

    07/06/2019 8:26:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2019 | Kristina Wong
    Attendees who came from all all over the country and waited three hours in the rain for July 4th “Salute to America” show told Breitbart News it was “worth it.” “It was great. A lot of people speechless out here,” said Robb Birch, who traveled to the Capitol from Southwest Missouri with his family. “Three hours were worth it for sure. The rain? Yea, it was worth it.” Other attendees echoed his sentiments. “The show was very patriotic. I’m glad we got the politics out of it. And we were just joined as a nation to celebrate our great nation,”...
  • Because Facts Don’t Matter

    07/05/2019 5:50:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-5-19 | MOTUS
    Lest there be any doubt in your mind as to how much our media knows (or cares to know) about our military allow me to submit exhibit A from last night’s “Salute To America” celebration on the Mall. It’s from Politico:In an article titled Trump's 'Salute to America' in pictures the photo was captioned “U.S. Army planes fly over the National Mall.”Um, “Army planes,” seriously? That is one seriously stupid and/or lazy staffer Politico has working for them. Even if you have no idea who does what in the U.S. military services anybody who was watching the speech would know...
  • Cruz adds context after Kaepernick quotes from Frederick Douglass ‘4th of July’ speech

    07/05/2019 5:12:48 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 July 2019 | Dom Calicchio
    Sen. Ted Cruz responded Thursday night after former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick posted a passage earlier on the Fourth of July from a famous speech by Civil War-era abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The passage Kaepernick cites is from Douglass’ speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Douglass delivered to the speech at a meeting of the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, N.Y., on July 5, 1852 – nearly nine years before the Civil War began. But the former San Francisco 49ers signal-caller includes a video montage of a longer version of the speech, accompanied by drawings depicting...
  • 'Ancient Principles' Birthed the Greatest Nation the World Has Ever Known

    07/04/2019 5:30:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 4, 2019 | Trevor Thomas
    On the same day that the Declaration of Independence became official, a telling event further reveals that our founders understood well the “ancient principles” upon which our republic must be built. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress appointed a committee -- consisting of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams -- to design an official seal for the United States. Adams proposed an image of Hercules contemplating the persuasions of Virtue and Sloth. Franklin proposed a biblical theme: Moses standing on the Shore, and extending his Hand over the Sea, thereby causing the same to overwhelm Pharaoh who...
  • What Would Our Founding Fathers Think of America On Its 243rd Birthday?

    07/04/2019 4:57:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2019 | Bill Wenger
    On this our Constitutional Republic’s 243rd Birthday, let us consider what our Founding Fathers said about where the destructive and misguided progressives are leading us over the abyss of allowing our nation to fail.  George Washington, the successful General-in-Chief who lead our Army to eventual but not pre-ordained victory over Britain, and our twice unanimously elected president said this about our freedom of speech that is being abused by the left:“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” If the progressives have their way, and they are gaining momentum...
  • Jon Voight Joins Gold Star Families: Fallen Heroes Put Lives on the Line Like Founding Fathers

    07/04/2019 4:39:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04 July 2019 | Hannah Bleau
    Over 40 Gold Star mothers and wives gathered on the U.S. Capitol lawn for the anti-socialism “Rally for Freedom,” joined by outspoken conservative actor Jon Voight on Independence Day. Voight said that our fallen heroes risked everything, just like the nation’s Founding Fathers. The Gold Star women wanted to take a stand against what they say is the radical socialist agenda pushed by the extreme left and remember their fallen heroes, who risked everything for the sake of liberty. Voight spoke at the event, saying those fallen heroes risked everything, just like the nation’s Founding Fathers. “I’m an actor, so...
  • My Tribute to Our Founding Fathers

    07/04/2019 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4th 2019 | Lily Tang Williams
    On this Independence Day, let me pay homage to America’s founding fathers who wrote “The Declaration of Independence”, which changed my life by bringing me to the United States in 1988. I was born in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, right before the start of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. I lived with my parents and two younger brothers in government housing which had just two small rooms with an outdoor kitchen that my Dad built. There was no indoor plumbing and heating. The free community housing had a mud floor, good for growing mushrooms. Eight families in the community shared one...
  • Proud to Be an American

    07/04/2019 2:01:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 4, 2019 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    I am proud to be an American. Yes, I know that our system of government is not perfect, but I firmly believe that it is the best in the world. We are an exceptional country -- not because our people are exceptional but because we have a different and exceptional structure of government. I am grateful that I was born an American. We declared our independence from Great Britain 243 years ago this week. It happened after years of overreaching rule by King George III and Britain's insistence on taxation without representation. We had had enough. The taxation began in...
  • A look at the military hardware in Trump's Fourth of July celebration

    07/04/2019 10:48:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/04/19 | Tal Axelrod
    President Trump’s July 4 “Salute to America” parade will feature the typical fireworks display but will also include a bevy of military hardware as the White House seeks to emphasize the U.S.’s military might. While the military’s display of force has sparked criticism among Democrats who say the parade will echo those of authoritarians and cost taxpayers upwards of $2.5 million, the president has repeatedly hyped the event. “People are coming from far and wide to join us today and tonight for what is turning out to be one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our Country, SALUTE...
  • Happy Birthday America!

    07/04/2019 5:05:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-4-19 | MOTUS
    Happy Birthday America! Let’s celebrate.So if the Dems want to skip the annual Independence Day parade – ostensibly due to the cost – let them. They’re only spoiling it for themselves. I suspect they would have complained about the cost of our actual independence as well as they certainly don’t seem to approve of any of the nation’s founding principles.  Is there anything about America the Dems don’t want to destroy?So while they hope, as they don’t pray, for rain on our parades I say let’s force them to boycott everything American: burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beansIn fact,...
  • Kaepernick, Nike, Democrats: Spitting on America and the 4th of July

    07/03/2019 3:23:55 PM PDT · by jeb184 · 31 replies
    CDN- Communities Digital News ^ | 07/03/19 | Rick Johnson
    <p>Nike has pulled its Betsy Ross American Flag shoe from the shelves. Why? NFL has-been Colin Kaepernick’s complaining that the Betsy Ross flag a symbol of white supremacy. Nike said they didn’t want to potentially “offend” anybody. Surprise to Nike, they are offending a significant portion of the American public. But spitting on America, and her freedom has become a way of life in 2019. Not only for Nike and Kaepernick but also Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and soccer’s Rapino as well.</p>
  • Imperial AT-ATs Begin Arriving In Capital For Military Parade (satire)

    07/03/2019 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ahead of Trump's planned July 4 military parade, several dozen Imperial walkers began to arrive in Washington throughout the week. The AT-ATs were dropped off by U.S. Space Force Star Destroyers just outside the city and then slowly marched toward the capital (rather than being dropped right next to their target, for some reason). Military bands solemnly played the Imperial March in honor of their arrival. Trump was seen at the White House, pointing excitedly at the looming all-terrain armored transports through an Oval Office window. "Wow, look at those guys!" he said while gleefully clapping his hands. "Do...
  • Local Man Planning Protest To Disrupt Canonsburg Fourth Of July Parade

    07/03/2019 6:30:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    CBS Local Pittsburgh ^ | July 3, 2019 | Meghan Schiller
    CANONSBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — A protest is planned for one of the area’s biggest Fourth of July events. Participants are pulling out of the annual Canonsburg Fourth of July Parade, fearing the planned protest. “We’re going to shut it down,” Trey Willis Sr. said on his Facebook Live video discussing the protest. Willis Sr. told KDKA that the demonstration will remain peaceful, but protesters want their voices heard. He expects 100-200 people will join him in protest on the morning of the parade. “We’re intending to just shed light on the practices coming out of the district attorney’s office,” Willis...
  • Trump's Salute to America: A guide to the DC Fourth of July celebration

    07/03/2019 6:22:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/03/19 | Rebecca Klar
    As America gears up for its 243rd birthday, Washington, D.C., is expecting a larger Independence Day show than usual, this year featuring controversial tanks and a speech from President Trump. Trump will address crowds at his “Salute to America” event, which also features a lengthy fireworks display and aircraft flyovers. He's been touting the event since February as "one of the biggest gatherings in the history of Washington, D.C." Democrats have questioned the costs of Trump's event. The president will also have some competition for attention throughout the day, including a counter-event featuring a Baby Trump blimp, a Trump Robot...
  • Fireflies For the Fourth

    07/02/2019 4:32:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-2-19 | MOTUS
    I don’t have time to report on AOC’s latest border histrionics so I leave that responsibility in your capable hands. I would just like to suggest she get her incredibly smart ass self back to Washington where Congress could be working on fixing our “refuge” status designation and funding border security in order to stem the flood of immigrants on the southern border. I don’t think that responsibility falls within the purview of  border patrol agents. I’m just going to remind you that you only have 2 days to stock up on sparklers for your 4th of July celebration.You’ll want...
  • Trump asks for military tanks on the Mall as part of grandiose July Fourth event

    07/01/2019 10:14:58 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 90 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 7/1/19 | Juliet Eilperin , Josh Dawsey and Dan Lamothe
    National Park Service acting director P. Daniel Smith faces plenty of looming priorities this summer, from an $11 billion backlog in maintenance needs to natural disasters like the recent wildfire damage to Big Bend Park. But in recent days, another issue has competed for Smith’s attention: how to satisfy President Trump’s request to station tanks or other armored military vehicles on the Mall for his planned Fourth of July address to the nation. The ongoing negotiations over whether to use massive military hardware, such as Abrams tanks or Bradley Fighting Vehicles , as a prop for Trump’s “Salute to America”...
  • What Is America?

    06/30/2019 5:46:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 31, 2019 | Erich Reimer
    “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.” And with those words written in the Declaration of Independence the idea of America was born. In a few days our nation will be celebrating that day, July 4th 1776. It was that day, 243 years ago, when brave and enlightened statesmen, philosophers, doers, and revolutionaries came together in Philadelphia Hall to bring about a bold new worldview that put human – not that of...