First of all... in case you don't remember what it's all about... the Preamble to the US Constitition. Something I was taught as a child in school, and to this day still recite every 4th of July.
We the People of the United States, or Order for form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defence, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constititution for the United States of America.
That said, I'll just throw in some news scraps and orts here'n'there for today. Truth is, my mind is focused on an America where I was raised... and I'm not always sure this is the same place when I commune with humans anymore. So this is a day I think I shall ultimately take for myself and my memories.
Starting it off.. and speaking of what it's all about... Dateline Iron Flats, MN An anti-war "float", if you can call it that from the picture, in a 4th of July parade. A few advocates want to take a day where this nation bravely demanded freedom and independence - and paid for that with the blood of fathers and sons - by whining about paying for freedom with the blood of fathers, sons and daughters. Huh? American History... a sorely missed curriculum in our public schools. It's absence and the repercussions of that come home to roost.
From across the puddle, Marcel Berlins at The UK Guardian bemoans the fact that latest polls show most thing the global warming chicken little dance has no rhythm. "What hope is there"... he sez, if people don't believe the hyped science thrust down our throats by media and Al Gore'ites. Even more laughable, he blames the media for the non-believers. Another "huh?" here... The media supporting the global warming hysteria far outweighs those stepping back and questioning the models. Personally, I think the article would be more accurate all the way around if you replaced the phrase "global warming" with "political Islam".
Speaking of Al Gore, the self-anointed prophet of global warming, he's talking himself into a corner when he points to Venus as an example of the effects of enhanced greenhouse effect. Uh... guess those Venusians had waaaaay too many SUVs and industry for their own good, eh? Nice going, bubba. Pick a place that humans have not populated to our knowledge while trying to convince us *we're* the cause of global warming. Dear Al... quit while you're ahead and still the darling of the Hollywood money crowd.
There's one Brit who will surely appreciate the celebration of freedom and independence.... BBC's journalist Alan Johnston was finally released after being held captive in Gaza after 114 days. Described it akin to being "buried alive". Meanwhile, PM Brown...on a roll... thanks Hamas for their help in securing his freedom. Odd bedfellows at best.
More on the height of absurdity from MSM. ABC reports on new weaponry that can sail thru airport security detection. Uh huh.... the average American has little use for this kind of knowledge. The only ones that care are, of course, terrorists looking for ways around the security. One might consider this a Memo to all terrorists. Nice going, ABC. LOL
Finally, as a reminder that freedom is not free and is paid for not only in blood, but other ways... a rereading of an article written by Rush Limbaugh's father on just what was the fate of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. For those who who just refuse to read anything with the name Limbaugh on it, there's another version here. Yet another here. I think you'll get the gist of it. Interesting that we call it "freedom" when the road there is expensive tolls measured in personal loss.