For last week the mighty Middle Class who carry this country on their backs, raising the citizens and soldiers of tomorrow, rose up and told the political elite just what we thought of their amnesty bill.
Well I've got some crowing and thoughts on this and a warning on how the Lords in the House of Lords plan on striking back.
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A Fireworks Display for the Computer
In honor of the holiday, a cyber fireworks display for those who can't see the live ones.
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10 Surprising Facts About the Fourth of July
Everyone loves Independence Day, the quintessential American holiday, full of parades, picnics, and ... surprising facts? You bet! Be the life of the party--share a few of these tasty nuggets of knowledge with your fellow picnickers this year.
1. Independence Day commemorates the formal adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. However, it was not declared a legal holiday until 1941.
2. Fireworks were made in China as early as the 11th century. The Chinese used their pyrotechnic mixtures for war rockets and explosives.
3. Uncle Sam was first popularized during the War of 1812, when the term appeared on supply containers. Believe it or not, the U. S. Congress didn't adopt him as a national symbol until 1961.
4. There are many precise rules for taking care of the American flag. And speaking of flag traditions, we're sorry to report that contrary to legend, historical research has failed to confirm that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag.
5. Not all members of the Continental Congress supported a formal Declaration of Independence, but those who did were passionate about it. One representative rode 80 miles by horseback to reach Philadelphia and break a tie in support of independence.
6. The first two versions of the Liberty Bell were defective and had to be melted down and recast. The third version rang every Fourth of July from 1778 to 1835, when, according to tradition, it cracked as it was being tolled for the death of Chief Justice John Marshall.
7. The American national anthem, the "Star-Spangled Banner," is set to the tune of an English drinking song ("To Anacreon in Heaven").
8. The iron framework of the Statue of Liberty was devised by French engineer Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel*, who also built the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
9. The patriotic poem "America the Beautiful" was published on July 4, 1895 by Wellesley College professor Katharine Lee Bates*.
10. Father of the country and architect of independence George Washington held his first public office at the tender age of 17. He continued in public service until his death in 1799.
If You Don't Like What They're Saying, Shut Them Up
Here's a hearty wish for a Happy Fourth of July to all yon readers.
This year, ah, the fourth is so very perfect in that this past week the United States of America functioned exactly as it was meant to do. Oh, wait, there's something new on the horizon and it doesn't bode well for those who like freedom of speech.
First they came after us with McCain/Feingold. The President signed it. Everyone pooh-poohed the public's concern. "Don't worry," we were told. "The Supreme Court will overturn it".
The Supreme Court didn't and I sit and ponder what part of that bit in the constitution about congress making NO law abridging freedom of speech those congress critters don't understand. Oh, and yeah, John McCain earned my unwavering resentment for this bad law which guaranteed incumbents their office but stifled my own Blogging freedom of press. Not to mention the whole thing was a stupid joke and everyone figured out a way around it.
Now John McCain's in trouble because this fellow who really must hate the average American citizen, teamed up with Ted Kennedy of all people with that silly immigration bill. Ted Kennedy. Russ Feingold. Both hated by the Republican base. No wonder McCain's team is "re-organizing". John, you made some really bad choices. Live with them.
But if they can't win by fairness of debate and vote by majority, the liberals now are going to shut down talk radio.
Well I don't think they'll shut down talk radio but hey, I didn't think they'd pass McCain-Feingold now I believe anything's possible.
This past week, if anyone but me was paying attention, we got treated to lovely Trent Lott with the painted hair and George Voinivich who can sob on command. Trent was on Fox's Sunday talk show with Mike Wallace and Voinivich (and know I do not care if I'm misspelling his name, I'll not look it up) went at it with Sean Hannity.
Both of these fools acted like bitter has-beens because both Lott and Voinivich got roasted by talk radio and conservative Bloggers. They're bitter folks, and their behavior has been atrocious. Lott had the nerve to say that "something has to be done" about talk radio. Well what the hell does this egotistical fake-haired fool mean by that? Sure he smiled his cheshire cat smile to Mike Wallace and said he really didn't mean it like it sounded.
OH YES HE DID.
If ever there was a Republican personification of what the Republican party needs to get the hell out of that House of Lords called the Senate it is TRENT LOTT. And the power of talk radio and Bloggers helped bring this man down and I'm still glad about it.
Trent is evidently still bitter and give his self-important chance an opening and he's going to shut us all up who should criticize his handsome self.
As for Voinivich, who is famous for crying about some vote he made that displeased the Republican base, well hey, go with me here, this is a political elite who doesn't appreciate criticism of his fine efforts to protect his position never mind the taxpayers. Voinivich carried on with Sean Hannity so bad I was positively embarrassed for ole George. Sean Hannity tends to have a hectoring interview style but my ears heard Hannity say nothing untoward to Voinivich and now I know that here to is another Republican fellow who would shut us all up and send us straight to hell while at it.
Happy Fourth of July to all readers and keep harping on them. Those congress critters work for US. We need to constantly remind them.
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