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  • ISIS Florida beach massacre thwarted: Man 'planned to bury backpack bomb at popular spot on July 4

    07/28/2015 10:04:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 28, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    A Florida man has been arrested after allegedly planning to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Key West beach. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, was arrested and appeared in court Tuesday after taking possession of an inert 'backpack bomb' on Monday, the Department of Justice said. The FBI had been aware of Suarez since April of this year after a series of Facebook posts that praised Middle Eastern terrorist organization Islamic State. 'Be a warrior, learn how to cut your enemies head and then burn down the body learn how to be the new future of the...
  • Hillary spokesman:

    07/06/2015 9:25:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot ^ | July 5, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Examiner, count me in with John Nolte and Sean Davis in wondering why this grand humiliation is being treated as a Hillary scandal instead of a media scandal. Clinton advance aides create a rope line for the press, moving with the candidate— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 4, 2015 Davis: It was a truly embarrassing spectacle, but not for Hillary Clinton. It was embarrassing for the press, because they willingly allow this nonsense to keep happening. It almost appears as though America’s political media are suffering from something approaching Battered Reporter Syndrome: yeah, she tied us up, but...
  • 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...
  • 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...

    07/03/2015 9:48:49 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 6 replies
    Leading the Way ^ | July 3, 2015 | Dr. Michael Youssef
    On this 239th birthday of (old) America, there can be no doubt in anyones mind that our country is completely different than the one that the founding fathers envisioned. Beginning in the 1960s, powerful forces have worked to transform America from the land of the free-thinking and free-speaking to the land of the emotion-driven. A very similar transformation happened in Germany immediately prior to the Nazis taking over that country.
  • Do You Know When We Celebrate Our Independence From Mexico?

    07/03/2015 5:14:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-3-2015 | MOTUS
    I was saving this for the Fourth of July, butt it occurred to me that it would be too depressing for such a glorious holiday. So I leave you to ponder its implications today, and save tomorrow for rolling out the flags.And you can bet that at least half of the people interviewed here about Americas Declaration of Independence were on the honor roll at their school.Remember: Sheeple are made not born. So if you must blame anyone for this sort of wanton ignorance, blame our public education system as well as its school of continuing education MSM.All I...
  • Saluting a Great Charter of Liberty

    06/20/2015 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    It wont be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we wont do so quietly. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty, John Adams, our second president, wrote of July 4. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more. Indeed it should. I also frequently urge people to reread our founding charter, the Declaration of Independence, which...
  • Having a Laugh About Gluten

    07/06/2014 8:45:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 205 replies ^ | July 6, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    It all started while we were on vacation and watched a video on the Daily Caller from the Jimmy Kimmel show. Jimmy likes to continue a tradition of the Man on the Street interviews started by the original late night guy Steve Allen. This time Jimmy was on a mission to show that anti-gluten is fueled mainly by ignorance. Four saps were lured into telling the world that they would never let gluten touch their lips or enter their body. Then when asked to describe what gluten is they were left on the clown pile of life helplessly babbling....
  • VIRAL VIDEO: View Fireworks From Drone Flying Through Rockets Red Glare

    07/05/2014 10:26:00 AM PDT · by shove_it · 11 replies
    KRON4News ^ | 4 Jul 2014 | Brian Shields
    WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (KRON) One of the biggest debates every Fourth of July is whats the best place to sit to view the fireworrks. Photographer Jos Stiglingh may have found the definitive answer. Stinglingh strapped a Go Pro camera to a quad-copter drone and then flew it inside the fireworks explosions at a display in West Palm Beach Florida back in May. Neither the camera nor the drone was damaged. Enjoy along with the music. (click link for vid)
  • Independence Day? 79 Percent Of Americans Are Completely Okay With The Current Level Of Tyranny

    07/04/2014 5:03:46 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    The American Dream ^ | 7-4-2014 | Michael Snyder
    By Michael Snyder July 2nd, 2014 July 4th, the United States will celebrate Independence Day once again. But who in the world are we trying to kid? Our founders intended to create a society where freedom and liberty would be maximized, but that is not what America looks like today. Instead, we live in a country that literally has millions of laws, rules and regulations. We have a government that is obsessed with spying on the entire planet and that tries to watch, monitor, track and record as much information about all of us as it possibly can. A Big...
  • Independence Day, 2014

    07/03/2014 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or serious crime scenes, they need to get a warrant. The court told small-business owners that they needn't pay for government-mandated insurance policies that provide for abortions for their employees, because the government is without authority to command them to do so. It told the president...
  • Horowitz: Are We Strangers In Our Own Land?

    07/03/2014 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | July 3, 2014 | David Horowitz
    As we near the 238th anniversary of U.S. independence, many Americans are wondering if we are indeed an independent nation with sovereign borders, given that tens of thousands of unaccompanied children are streaming across the southern border. Have we become strangers in our own land?
  • What flag will you fly on July 4th? ~ Vanity

    07/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by GraceG · 90 replies
    This year I am so tempted to fly the Yellow, Green and Black Rattlesnake Flag instead of the Red White and Blue, or at the very least fly both and put the Rattle Snake below Old Glory. But I am still trying to decide on it.... In some ways I feel like raising the Red White and Blue is akin to pretending that nothing is wrong in this country and there are a lot of things that are going wrong right now. In some ways it makes me feel like I am surrending to the normalcy bias. I could always...
  • Here's how much pricier July 4th will be...

    07/02/2014 8:08:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1 Jul 2014 | Katie Little
    expected jump in food costs echoes the findings of a new informal survey from the American Farm Bureau Federation, which showed the average cost for a July 4th picnic for 10 is $58.72, 5.4 percent higher than last year. The survey is based on retail prices from 84 shoppers' findings in 26 states and Puerto Rico. Meat and dairy prices rose the most. The cost of ground round shot up 13.4 percent, pork spare ribs 13.2 percent and American cheese 14.3 percent.
  • FALSE FLAG ALERT: Craigslist Ad Asking for CRISIS ACTORS in Houston For JULY 4th

    06/21/2014 7:26:54 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 67 replies
    The Daily Sheeple ^ | 06/20/2014 | Unattributed
    In a Craigslist ad posted about 17 days ago, our Federal Government is looking for crisis actors for July 4th through July 6th. We are looking for crisis actors for a government emergency drill between July 4-6th. Actors will be responsible for portraying different emergency scenarios in a simulated government terror drill. No experience is needed. Confidentiality agreements are required. Pay is $200. Please message for details. ~Houston Craigslist
  • Black mobs go 'bang' on July 4th (Dozens of episodes of gang violence documented)

    07/10/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    With dozens of episodes of black mob violence in more than 15 cities over the Fourth of July, it is tempting to start with Chicago. Chicago was the site of several cases of black mob violence during the holiday fireworks, which city officials and local media downplayed or ignored. But the real story this year is not just that black mob violence is raging in places like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and St. Louis. But racial violence is also striking smaller places like Greensboro, Buffalo, Wilkes-Barre, Tulsa, Cedar Rapids, Seaside Heights, Memphis, Fredericksburg, Uniondale, Fall River,...
  • Red, Divided And Blue Fly This Independence Day

    07/05/2013 3:28:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 5, 2013 | Ronald Brownstein
    It seems entirely revealing, if dispiriting, that the days before the July Fourth holiday showed Red America and Blue America pulling apart at an accelerating rate. Of all of our national holidays, Independence Day is the one most intimately rooted in our common history and shared experience. Yet this year it arrives against a background of polarization, separation, and confrontation in the states and Washington alike. With municipal politics as the occasional exception, the pattern of solidifying agreement within the partiesand widening disagreement between themis dominating our decisions at every level.
  • A Perfectly Natural July 4th

    07/04/2013 11:24:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 4, 2013 | Paul Kengor
    <p>Will you be celebrating Natural Law this July 4th? You should be. Your Founding Fathers did.</p> <p>In declaring their independence and asserting their God-given rights, the Founding Fathersparticularly the pen of Thomas Jeffersonacknowledged the Laws of Nature and Natures God.</p>
  • Name of National Holiday Changed (Vanity)

    07/04/2013 8:25:33 AM PDT · by Still Thinking · 6 replies
    The name of the holiday celebrated each year on July 4th will in the future be "Dependence Day". As time has passed, we have become wiser, and apologize for our previous hubris and dedication to such foolish ideals as freedom, liberty, and the idea of a republic. We're very sorry. [/lib mode]
  • NYPD Rolling Out Every High-Tech Gadget Imaginable To Keep City Safe On July 4

    07/04/2013 4:29:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 4, 2013 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The city will be on high security alert this Fourth of July holiday, spending money and resources to make sure its biggest celebration is a safe one.
  • Happy 237th birthday, America (FOR GOD AND COUNTRY)

    07/03/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    WND ^ | July 02, 2013 | Jerry Newcombe
    Exclusive: Jerry Newcombe stresses founders' reverence for Creator-endowed rights Heres a trivia question for you. The Statue of Liberty holds a torch in one hand. What is she holding in the other? It looks like a book, in tablet form. The answer is the Declaration of Independence, since the tablet is engraved with July 4, 1776, in Roman numerals. The great British writer G.K. Chesterton once said, America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred thirty...
  • Is America In A Pre-Revolutionary State This July 4th?

    07/02/2013 6:21:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 139 replies ^ | July 2, 2013 | Roger L. Simon
    As we approach July 4, 2013, is America in a pre-revolutionary state? Are we headed for a Tahrir Square of our own with the attendant mammoth social turmoil, possibly even violence.
  • Racial violence explodes in more states

    07/06/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 39 replies
    WND ^ | July 5, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    Dangerous and chaotic scenes rock cities on big holiday While most Americans were commemorating the nations birthday, racial violence, lawlessness and animosity marred Independence Day celebrations in Georgia, Florida, Ohio, California and Illinois. Chris Rock started the day off with a bang: Happy white peoples Independence Day, he tweeted. The slaves werent free but Im sure they enjoyed fireworks. In Chicago, Ill., some were enjoying the celebration until they were set upon by a mob of dozens of black people intent on violence. One man was taken to the hospital, where he remains in good condition. Eleven black people were...
  • Obama Spends $100M on African Trip But Cancels Marines' July 4th Fireworks

    07/01/2013 5:58:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    AP ^ | July 01, 2013
    Independence Day celebrations have been canceled at the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base and at the Army's Fort Bragg, both in North Carolina. The annual July Fourth celebration also has been scrapped at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Ga. The reason is money namely the lack of it.
  • Family picnic turns to horror thanks to black mob

    06/30/2013 6:15:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 112 replies ^ | June 30, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    In Niagara Falls, a black mob of 20 attacked a mother and her family on a picnic. They hurled racial slurs and told them they did not like their “Puerto Rican (expletive) music.”The Niagara Gazette described what happened next as a “fight,” although many would call it an assault: “Her son was punched and kicked by several people and fell to the ground. When her son picked himself up, the woman said a man from the group pulled out a pistol and pointed it in her son’s face. She said someone in the group was yelling, ‘Shoot him … shoot...
  • 12 Little-Known Facts About the Declaration of Independence (Part 1)

    06/25/2013 3:50:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | June 25, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    Being about a week away from Independence Day, I was doing a little reflecting upon the history surrounding the Declaration of Independence. And I thought it would be of equal interest to many of my readers to look at some often-overlooked aspects of the declaration's production and legacy. Several historical websites hold some fascinating facts about this national treasure -- including the National Archives and Records Administration's site, at In addition, on History's website, the article "9 Things You May Not Know About the Declaration of Independence," by Elizabeth Harrison, has some intriguing notes. Let me elaborate on some...
  • Fortnight for Freedom 2013 (June 21 to July 4)

    06/19/2013 6:22:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Patheos ^ | May 15, 2013
    Fortnight for Freedom 2013 is around the corner!The Fortnight, which begins June 21 and ends July 4 is a call for both prayer and activity on behalf of our first American Freedom — Freedom of Religion.From the USCCB website: The Fortnight for Freedom, which we celebrated for the first time last year, takes place from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. Last year, we saw a great diversity of events promoting religious freedom across the country. In 2013, we face many challenges to religious liberty, including the August...
  • Gun March Organizer Now Calling for Citywide Civil Disobedience

    05/10/2013 5:48:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | May 8, 2013 | Will Sommer
    The July 4 armed march on Washington just got a little more interesting. A day after telling City Desk that he would still try to enter Washington with a loaded gun, rally organizer Adam Kokesh changed tactics. Now, he wants citywide civil disobedience over whatever law participants consider unconstitutional. "This is now a call for mass civil disobedience on July 4th anywhere in Washington, DC," Kokesh writes on his march's Facebook event page. "Break whatever unconstitutional law you choose." Kokesh declined to comment on the move, promising a full announcement next year. But the shift to a citywide strategy seems...
  • Fort Bragg cancels July 4th celebration over budget cuts

    04/11/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fort Bragg is canceling its July 4th celebration because of budget cuts and worker furloughs. The event - a tradition for more than 30 years - usually attracts 50,000 people and includes what many people believe to be among the best fireworks shows in the region. "Our reduced operating budget for the remainder of this year forces many very tough decisions," said Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg ... Fort Bragg announced other cuts and reductions today
  • A July 4th Celebration with Pastor Dave Stone

    07/15/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT · by SLB · 1 replies
    South ^ | July 4, 2012 | Dave Stone
    Listen. Only 28 minutes.
  • July 4th--now more like a 'Memorial Day'

    07/04/2012 12:09:04 PM PDT · by tflabo · 28 replies
    FReeper | 4.4.12 | tflabo
    Happy July 4th. Feels more like a memorial day to celebrate who and what the founders were and their bravery in creating the Declaration. Lets celebrate their memory, sacrificial contributions and their patriotic greatness in the birth of the nation. Currently, what is there to celebrate for modern America on July 4th? A nation that seems hellbent on turning its back on God, Bible, Constitution and plain old common sense. We celebrate our founders as a Memorial but now modern America deserves scorn and contempt--not celebration of the current tyrrany here on July 4th.
  • Ragged Old Flag

    07/04/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT · by AlmaKing · 6 replies
    Johnny Cash ^ | 7-4-12 | Johnny Cash
    "Ragged Old Flag" I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there. I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down, He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town". I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit, And that's a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it". He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down, "Is this the first time you've been to our little town" I said, "I think it is" He said "I don't like to brag, but we're kinda proud of That...
  • Happy Fourth of July to the Treason Party (LAUGH ALERT)

    07/04/2012 9:48:27 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun-times ^ | Jul 4, 2012 02:20AM | JUNIOR MARXIST NEIL STEINBERG
    What history we recall on the Fourth of July typically involves stirring words of freedom, and rightly so. But why stop there? After all, not every colonist in 1776 was a patriot, and at this particularly fractured political moment, we might do well to remember that, according to contemporary accounts, one third of Americans wanted revolution, one third were loyal to the crown and one third could go either way. Loyalists did more than talk; they formed Tory regiments and fought alongside the British, against their fellow Americans. Even those who did support breaking from Britain could be surprisingly lax...
  • Second American Revolution To Save Americas Soul, July 4th, 2012

    07/04/2012 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | July 4, 2012 | annem040359
    Today, Wednesday, the United States of America has turned 236-years-old, another birthday, another July 4th, another Independence Day. This very special day in which thirteen original British colonies via fifty-six representing signers put their very all on the line, including even their lives to not only stand up to a king but to throw off the kings tyranny. Over the last few years, since Barack Hussein Obama was elected President of the United States of America in November 2008, I have begun to wonder if these same United States is dealing with a new form of tyranny. Safe to say,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Speaks in Joplin, Missouri

    07/05/2011 9:38:27 AM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies ^ | 07/04/2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT AUDIENCE: (cheers and applause) MAN: Maha Rushie! RUSH: Thank you all very much. AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: Thank you so much, but I can't hear you. I'm a little hard of hearing. AUDIENCE: (wild cheers and applause) RUSH: I gotta tell you, folks: Thank you so much for allowing me to be part of this tonight. It was a thrill, it was an honor to be here tonight among all of you. It's the Fourth of July, and do you know what we're celebrating today? AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: No, no. We are celebrating a Revolution. AUDIENCE: (cheers) RUSH: We...
  • John P. Sousa - The Stars and Stripes Forever

    07/04/2011 8:08:54 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 23 replies
    This is a rousing rendition with Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic. Happy 4th of July! Enjoy!
  • 10 Things You Might Not Know About America's Independence

    07/04/2011 6:39:11 AM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies ^ | 07/04/2011 | Nicole Swinford
    On July Fourth, Americans eat hot dogs and apple pie, watch fireworks, and go swimming. But what are we really celebrating? Standard answers to this question are that we are celebrating our independence or the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Well, yes and no. Here are 10 things you might not know about our America's Independence Day.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Independence Day ~ July 4th, 2011

    07/03/2011 5:14:02 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 134 replies
    Happy Birthday, America ~ Thank you, Troops and Veterans, For Your Service To Our Countr!! | StarCMC
    For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~Independence Day 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,...
  • Forgetting Founders' tough love

    07/03/2011 10:51:56 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 6 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 7/03/11 | Michael Goodwin
    The second sentence of the Declaration of Independence contains the most beautiful song of human liberation ever composed. "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." Those words were revolutionary when they were adopted in Congress on July 4, 1776, and 235 years later, they remain the purest expression of universal yearning known to man. Yet that glorious ode to freedom contains a little-noticed limit, one that carries a special meaning for our...
  • We Have No Reason To Celebrate

    07/02/2011 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 96 replies
    vanity | 7/02/11 | Alan Levy
    I think the United States of America should no longer celebrate the Fourth of July. Yes, I said it. I'm not taking it back. The United States of America should no longer celebrate the Fourth of July. The Fourth of July is a celebration of Freedom. The Fourth of July is a celebration of Limited Government. The Fourth of July is a celebration of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It's a time to celebrate Independence from foreign powers. It's the time to reflect on what makes America American. Well, since none of these values are apparent in today's...
  • This Astounding Enterprise

    07/01/2011 9:45:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    The American ^ | July 1, 2011 | Ralph Kinney Bennett
    'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.' Independence Day.John Adams thought we should celebrate it on July 2.That was the day in Philadelphia in 1776 that 12 of the 13 colonies voted to declare their independence from Great Britain, even as General Sir William Howe was landing 10,000 British troops on Staten Island in New York. (New York abstained from the vote.)But it was two days later, July 4—when the Continental Congress voted unanimously to adopt Thomas Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence—that would thenceforth be marked by Americans as their day of...

    07/01/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT · by massmike · 86 replies ^ | 07/01/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Get ready, America. This upcoming July 4 is about more than simply celebrating our nations founding. Apparently, its also an opportunity for Atheists to set the record straight about their patriotism. Thus, on Monday, people in 27 states will have the opportunity to look up in the sky and see airplanes flying banners that proudly say God-LESS America or Atheism is Patriotic. The campaign, being organized by the New Jersey-based American Atheists, is sure to stoke the fires of controversy.
  • Need FReeper Help! Ideas for July 4th Service to Honor our Military (VANITY)

    07/01/2011 11:32:35 AM PDT · by DrewsMum · 6 replies
    July 1, 2011 | Me
    I have been asked to give a dedication monologue of sorts to our military at my church this Sunday. It will be a July 4th service honoring all branches of the armed forces. They are asked to come in uniform and will be recognized publicly. The speech/monologue will be in conjunction with the patriotic songs our musicians will perfom. I have also just learned that the monologue we were originally going to use isn't really the best and I have been asked to try to locate a better one. I could think of no other place for an idea than...
  • Lt Dan Band: For The Common Good Opens July 4th! (military supporter, Gary Sinise)

    06/30/2011 1:09:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 14 replies
    Big Hollywood | 6-27-11 | John Nolte
    You can sign up in advance to see the film July 4th, here.From the official website:When you stream Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good one out of every four dollars will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation which honors our nations defenders by supporting the USO, Operation International Children, Snowball Express, and other such charities and efforts that support the military, first responders and their families. Thank you for helping us give back to those willing to give all! Good man. Good band. Great cause. Well have much more to come on the film, but for now...
  • Fire Up the Grill, Not the Atmosphere (Global Warming Foolishness)

    06/30/2011 10:39:56 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 29, 2011 | Brian Palmer
    FOOD is responsible for 10 to 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. By many estimates, cooking represents more of a meals carbon footprint than transport. For certain vegetables, it accounts for more emissions than agriculture, transport and disposal combined. Fourth of July, the national celebration of combustion, presents an opportunity for atonement. Im not advising you to forsake grilling this holiday and join the ranks of raw-foodists. Nor do I believe that we can reverse climate change by eating burgers rare instead of well done. But a little creative thinking can reduce this years Fourth of July carbon emissions...
  • Terrytown man planned to explode pipe bombs on July 4th, say police

    06/29/2011 9:12:50 PM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies ^ | June 28, 2011
    LAFOURCHE, La. -- State Police charged a Westbank man with more than a dozen felony counts in connection with a cache of pipe bombs found in his wrecked car in Lafourche Parish.Tuesday, police charged 53-year-old Tony Barisich with 10 counts of the manufacture and possession of a bomb and one count each of not having a license to manufacture explosives, wreckless handling of explosives and storage of explosives. Monday, according to State Police, Barisich wrecked his car on Highway 308 in Lockport. When troopers arrived to investigate the accident, they found the explosives in Barisich's vehicle along with a stash...
  • Fourth of July in Aztlan

    07/10/2010 6:12:55 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 29 replies
    Appalled by band's language during parade To the Editor Being born and raised in Watsonville, attending the Fourth of July parade, held in downtown Watsonville, has become a tradition for me. I was one of those kids sitting on the sidewalk enjoying the patriotic colors, horses, and overall family entertainment the parade provides. I now enjoy watching my own children participate in the parade as members of a local sports organization. This year, the parade was truly enjoyable until the end. I was extremely disappointed and offended by the final performance of the parade, Rancho Lua. As the lead singer...
  • Remarks from Obama BBQ (Founders are mentioned only as men of wealth and propert)

    07/05/2010 2:02:52 PM PDT · by wastedpotential · 61 replies · 10+ views
    Associated Press via ^ | July 4, 2010 | Natasha Metzler
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Calling the Declaration of Independence more than words on an aging parchment, President Barack Obama marked the Fourth of July on Sunday by urging Americans to live the principles that founded the nation as well as celebrate them. "This is the day when we celebrate the very essence of America and the spirit that has defined us as a people and as a nation for more than two centuries," Obama told guests at a South Lawn barbecue honoring service members and their families. "We celebrate the principles that are timeless, tenets first declared by men of property...
  • Happy Birthday America: Remembering our Founders and our Troops

    07/04/2010 12:32:30 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies ^ | 07/04/10 | Gary P
    I know everyone is excited about the day, and has their activities planned out. From wonderful parades to BBQs, ball games, and rodeos, or maybe a magnificent concert and fireworks display, this is a day of fun and celebration. As we celebrate the birth of our Republic, the greatest nation the world has ever known, I hope people will reflect on the founding. The fight to win Freedom and Liberty, at a time when tyranny was the norm, is the defining struggle for all of mankind.
  • Happy Birthday America, give thanks to our troops

    07/04/2010 12:32:25 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies ^ | 07/04/2010 | Susan Bainbridge
    Today, millions of Americans celebrate the 234th birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence.As we remember with parades, hot dogs, hamburgers, concerts, games, parties and fireworks, it is equally important for ALL to give thanks to our many military men and women, who risk their lives for the freedoms of those who live in America. While we enjoy our Independence Day Holiday with family and friends, military families are making the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf. According to Admiral Mike Mullen, over "200,000 uniformed American" Service Members are serving in war. June...