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  • Why We Celebrate The 4th Of July

    07/04/2017 7:09:28 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 50 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | July 4, 2017 | Menagerie
    The colonies had been in conflict with England for over a year in June of 1776. A Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia on June 7 of that year. Richard Henry Lee from Virginia offered up a resolution with these now famous words: “Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.”
  • Power Outage Cancels Fourth of July Events on USS Hornet

    07/05/2017 2:28:49 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    NBC ^ | July 4, 2017 | Staff
    A power outage Tuesday affecting west Alameda caused the cancellation of Fourth of July festivities at the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum, according to the museum's Facebook page. The museum's post said: "Due to the continuing power outage that is affect the west side of Alameda, today's Fourth of July event has been canceled. Guests may receive a rain check from guest services during normal business hours or by contacting info@uss-hornet.org. We sincerely apologize for this unforeseen inconvenience." Earlier Tuesday, when the power went out, the museum evacuated guests as a safety precaution, the museum said. Among the...
  • Doctors Say 4th Of July Sparklers Are Too Dangerous For Kids. Try BUBBLES AND POM-POMS Instead

    07/04/2017 5:01:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 3, 2017 | Eric Owens
    America's doctors are warning that the use of sparklers on the Fourth of July is just too darn dangerous for your children. To avoid the risk of injury, you should give your kids bubbles, glow sticks and pom-poms to play with this Independence Day. Those things are safer and almost just as fun. Sparkler injuries lead to 1,900 emergency visits each year in the United States (pop.: 321.4 million), according to Providence, Rhode Island NBC affiliate WJAR. "They're actually not so benign," Dina Burstein of the Injury Prevention Center at Rhode Island Hospital told WJAR. "And I think what people...
  • July 4th "Trump Regime" Protests

    07/03/2017 5:49:36 PM PDT · by rimtop56 · 19 replies
    Email alert | July 3, 2017 | Carl Dix
    Somehow I got on a list for Carl Dix, a 1960s radical who now has an organization called "Stop Mass Incarceration Network." I just received a list of places they plan to interrupt tomorrow, July 4. I almost never post news items, and I can't find it anywhere online. Here is a link to their organization. http://www.stoppoliceterror.org/ I think they're trying to be stealth. Here is what the email says: FLASH! July 4th Trump Regime Protests We will not Celebrate this July 4, instead we protest and declare: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go! Berkeley 5:00 pm University Avenue overpass (over...
  • My fellow liberals hate Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA. I love it (barf alert)

    06/30/2017 5:58:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 30, 2017 | Arvin Temkar
    On Independence Day, there’s always room for a syrupy salute. I have an Independence Day tradition: I like to listen to songs about America. My favorites tend to be critical of this country in some way, such as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” or Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” These aren’t the flag-waving anthems their titles suggest; they’re searing indictments of a nation that failed its citizens by leaving them poor, stuck and feeling — as Springsteen sings — “like a dog that’s been beat too much.” On our day of national pride, when celebratory words such...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/28/2017 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 118 replies
    I’m sure many of us have made the ubiquitous Patriotic Sheet Cake, with strawberries and blueberries; but I thought a pie would be a nice change from that – I especially like this rustic-looking round one, with rhubarb, from King Arthur; and can definitely see Betsy Ross making it: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/american-flag-pie-recipeAnd here’s a flag-shaped one, from Simply Recipes: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/american_flag_pie/My grandmother only made potato salad in the Summer, and her salad is one of my great childhood food memories. I have a co-worker friend who makes it exactly the same: it was very plain – no eggs, nothing sweet – and that’s...
  • 1776 Was Amexit

    07/04/2016 5:10:55 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | July 4 | Rich Lowry
    Two hundred and forty years before Brexit, there was Amexit, also known as the American Revolution. In terms of historical consequence, the Brexit vote and the American Revolution don’t occupy the same universes, but they are connected by a belief in popular sovereignty and a refusal to be governed by a remote authority with only an attenuated mechanism — if that — for representation. In Brexit, the British people decided that their Parliament should trump the governing machinery of the EU, and in our Revolution we decided that our Colonial assemblies should trump the governing machinery of the British Empire....
  • Born By Declaration: How Thirteen United Colonies Became The United States

    07/04/2016 1:04:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 4, 2016 | Breitbart News
    “I believe that if Breitbart were covering the Continental Congress, the Founder our readers would identify with would be John Adams,” Breitbart Senior West Coast Editor Rebecca Mansour said. Speaking to SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon for the Breitbart News Daily Fourth of July Special, Mansour explained in dramatic detail the personalities and political tensions that led the Continental Congress to declare independence from the British crown.
  • Islamic State threatens jihad mass murder at US, UK airports over July 4 weekend

    07/02/2016 2:37:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/1/16 | Robert Spencer
    The areas outside the security checkpoints are crowded and vulnerable. The recent Islamic State jihad attack in Istanbul showed how vulnerable those areas really are. This means that the TSA is likely to grow even more intrusive and annoying, while of course continuing to be one step behind the jihadis. "Pro-ISIS twitter account threatens attacks at London Heathrow, Los Angeles and New York's JFK airports on July 4 weekend," by Charlie Moore, Mailonline, July 1, 2016: A pro-ISIS twitter account has threatened attacks at London Heathrow, LAX and New York's JFK airports over the July 4 holiday weekend. The account...
  • 'Star-Spangled Banner' performance lands rocker in police trouble

    07/09/2015 11:25:20 PM PDT · by rikkir · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/9/15 | Cody Derespina
    Celebrating America’s freedom nearly cost Lane Pittman his. The 22-year-old University of North Florida senior was issued a citation on July 4 for breaching the peace following a raucous guitar rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a verse of Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold.” Pittman said, however, he was nearly arrested and sent to jail for the night. “I’m going from this emotional high, and then all of a sudden I just go to this extreme low of being in the back of a police car,” Pittman told Fox News. “I can’t tell you how many times they told me I would...
  • Striking Gold this 4th of July

    07/05/2015 3:42:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 5, 2015 | Father Nicholas Federspiel
    Every bride and groom hopes to strike gold and reach their 50th wedding anniversary. Every parent bringing home a baby from the hospital hopes their child reaches at least their 50th birthday and beyond. Every employee hopes their boss remembers their 50th anniversary of employment. Every florist hopes a husband buys fifty roses to honor the 50th birthday of his wife.
  • Police detain several in Fountain Square crowd (police, whites attacked)

    07/05/2015 12:58:09 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 19 replies
    WLWT - Cincinnati News 5 ^ | July 5 | Richard Chiles
    CINCINNATI —Two officers were injured as a night of holiday festivities ended in chaos Saturday at Fountain Square, police said. ... Several witnesses reported people setting off fireworks in trash cans, and throwing fireworks and other objects at police officers.
  • Ray Charles - America,The Beautiful (LIVE) HD

    07/04/2015 6:12:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 4, 2015 | YouTube
    Ray Charles Sings "America The Beautiful", Happy 239th Birthday America!
  • EPA Mulling Rules against Fireworks, BBQs [semi-satire]

    07/04/2015 10:46:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Jul 2015 | John Semmens
    The American tradition of celebrating Independence Day with fireworks and barbeques may be living on borrowed time. The Environmental Protection Agency is working on new regulations that could put a serious dent in the festivities. Strict new standards for ozone could bar most fireworks displays and some backyard BBQs. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy derided the idea that traditional modes of celebrating July 4th merited any special consideration. "Clean air is too important to play second-fiddle to abuses that result in needless pollution," McCarthy contended. "Given our modern technology there are surely more environmentally-friendly ways of celebrating this annual event." The...
  • These Colors Don't Run

    07/04/2015 5:31:31 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 7/4/15 | Steve Berman
    We celebrate the red, white, and blue today, because it’s July 4, Independence Day. If you haven’t noticed, flags are a big deal in the media lately. Unless you’ve hidden your head in a bag, or lived under a rock, you couldn’t help but see story after story about flags. Our flag’s design goes back a long way: on June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which described the American flag as “thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Later, Congress acted...
  • FBI Cancels ALL VACATIONS For Agents Over 4th of July Weekend

    07/01/2015 6:59:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/30/15 | Jim Hoft
    The FBI has canceled all vacations for agents over the 4th of July weekend. According to our inside source — FBI agents are telling their friends and family members to avoid “official celebrations.” Fox News reported Monday evening on Special Report that the FBI is setting up command centers around the country to prepare for possible terror attacks on the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
  • CIA: July 4th Terror Warnings Are ‘Not Routine,’ Wouldn’t Be Surprised if U.S. is Attacked

    06/29/2015 1:37:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 06/29/2015 | David Rutz
    Former CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell said Monday on CBS This Morning there was “nothing routine” about July 4 terrorist attack warnings by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security, adding that he would not be surprised if “we’re sitting here a week from today talking about an attack.” Federal authorities issued warnings across the United States of potential terroristic targeting of Independence Day celebrations
  • Hobby Lobby's July 4, 2014 Advertisement in Newspapers

    07/04/2014 4:21:26 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 30 replies
    Hobby Lobby Corporate Website ^ | July 4, 2014 | Hobby Lobby Advertisement
    Psalm 33:12 - "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."
  • 4th of July fireworks brought to you by China

    07/05/2014 6:27:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/05/2014 | By ERIC BRADNER
    On Independence Day, celebrations across the United States depend on China. The sparklers, bottle rockets and Roman candles you're using this Fourth of July almost certainly came from there. So did the professional-grade pyrotechnics that was launched above the Washington Monument on Friday night. It’s a quirky exception to “Buy American” sentiments that are otherwise going strong and picking up steam in Washington and corporate America, especially around patriotic events. After all, Congress passed a law this year requiring flags flown by the U.S. military to be made in America. Ralph Lauren, meanwhile, scrambled ahead of this year’s Winter Olympics...
  • 'The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power'; Congress is but 'creatures of the people'

    07/04/2014 4:58:14 AM PDT · by Colofornian
    Colofornian | July 4, 2014 | Colofornian
    One of my favorite fireworks are "fountain" based designs. As you review these Fountain Firework Images (or see them tonight in your neighborhoods), think of Founding Father's James Madison use of the "fountain" image (1788): "The people are the ONLY legitimate FOUNTAIN of power, and it is from THEM that the constitutional character, under which the several branches of government hold their power, is derived." (The Federalist Papers) Our government has forgotten this basic notion of freedom. With... ...the IRS targeting scandal and ensuing cover-up, ...ObamaCare attempted sovereignty of our lives, ...increased governmental encroachment, ...spend-happy 'pols' in D.C. and our...