Patterico's Pontifications

7/4/2021

Happy Independence Day

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 2:06 pm



I hope everyone enjoys the day. 245 years. If Trump is not re-elected, we might make it to 250.

Enjoy this tribute to grilling in celebration of the day. There are actually some useful tips in there.

39 Responses to “Happy Independence Day”

  1. Not Trump, sure, but there are other “nots” too. AOC would be just as wild a ride.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  2. I tell my British friends they should be glad we left, or we’d all be voting in their elections.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  3. July 4th is an artificial construct.
    The Declaration was actually approved by the Continental Congress on July 2nd. The 4th was just the publication date (out of 200 copies printed, only 26 have survived). However, only 12 of the 13 colonies voted approval on the 2nd; New York abstained until July 10th. The document itself wasn’t signed by all the colonies until August 11th. This obviously means that we should lighting fireworks from 7/2 through 8/11.
    Happy Independence Day, whichever day you choose it to be.

    Paul Montagu (5de684)

  4. We had fireworks at Mount Rushmore for decades. Then Obama banned the act of celebration citing “environmental concerns.” Trump restored the process of celebrating our independence. Biden has resorted to banning the practice again.

    NJRob (adeb2c)

  5. Cool trivia fact. Might come in handy at quizzo some day

    Time123 (a973f1)

  6. If Trump is not re-elected, we might make it to 250.

    Biden might make it to 80.

    And we survived Reagan.
    ________

    @2.I tell my British friends they should be glad we left, or we’d all be voting in their elections.

    I told my British friends bangers & mash w/a little Heinz baked beans on Guy Fawkes Day was a poor substitute for July 4 hot dogs & fries but it did produce little explosions all their own — and you could light them.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  7. 3.July 4th is an artificial construct.

    So is December 25 as Christmas.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  8. Systemic racism may or may not be a thing in America, but systemic squalor definitely is in Airstrip One.

    nk (1d9030)

  9. Declaration of Independence Copy Lost in Attic For 177 Years Sold For $4.4 Million

    A copy of the Declaration of Independence that was lost for 177 years has been sold at auction for $4.4 million.

    The rare document was gifted to the last surviving Founding Father, Charles Carroll, in 1820 and had been unaccounted for nearly two centuries when it was rediscovered in an attic of a “Scottish ancestral home” earlier this year.

    It finally made its return to the U.S. and was sold at Freeman’s in Philadelphia, the home of the original declaration, for a staggering $4,420,000 on July 1.

    The document is believed to have traveled across the Atlantic when Carroll presented one of his copies to his grandson-in-law John MacTavish and his wife, Emil Caton.

    It is the last of six copies that still remain in private hands.

    According to Freeman’s: “This copy presumably passed by descent to Caton and MacTavish. He also copied Carroll’s original 1826 inscription to him, and later signed and also documented the fate of that copy.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/declaration-of-independence-copy-lost-in-attic-for-177-years-sold-for-4-4m/ar-AALLdfh

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  10. An original copy of the Declaration of Independence was recently discovered in the British National Archives. Edward Hampshire, the diplomatic and colonial specialist at the archives, talks with Melissa Block about the discovery of the 26th copy of the document:

    https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=106259774

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  11. Systemic racism may or may not be a thing in America, but systemic squalor definitely is in Airstrip One.

    So, I’m reading the 4th book in S M Stirling’s alt history about Teddy R’s America. There’s this post-Great War alliance he heads called “Oceaniana.”

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  12. How many more years do you think this racist celebration will be allowed?

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  13. I’m reading a Richard Deming Dragnet novel, from when Joe Friday’s partner was Frank Smith not Bill Gannon. Also around the time I was born. WMA, for “White, Male, American”, was an over-the-radio LAPD description.

    nk (1d9030)

  14. @13.You should catch the Dragnet TV series from the 50’s- pre-‘Gannon.’ The the radio program of te same era was actually good, too.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  15. 12.How many more years do you think this racist celebration will be allowed?

    Blacks got three this year: Juneteenth; MLK Day and now lay claim to July 4– if you watched any CNN. A few token whites; but Lemon’s pimping zoot suit was a fireworks display all its own.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  16. @13.You should catch the Dragnet TV series from the 50’s- pre-‘Gannon.’ The the radio program of te same era was actually good, too.

    I have. The 1954 movie, too.

    nk (1d9030)

  17. Yeah, they’re actually good. The 60s TV show was a little too forced for the times; didn’t do the radio or earlier series– and yes, the movie [which was good and fit the era well, too] justice.

    DCSCA (f4c5e5)

  18. It was before Mapp, Miranda, Escobedo, and Terry. True, Jack Webb was a “buff” and he wanted to paint the LAPD as professional and disciplined as much as possible, but it is also true that in all four of those decisions the Supreme Court was a follower and not a leader, basing its decisions in large part on FBI and local police practices already in place across the country.

    nk (1d9030)

  19. But on this Fourth of July thread all I had meant to point out was the “White, Male, American“.

    nk (1d9030)

  20. https://twitter.com/CoriBush/status/1411713466608635909

    Colin Kaepernick agrees with this racist.

    NJRob (eb56c3)

  21. The USA has been terminated due to the loss of the 3-tiers of gubmint.

    mg (8cbc69)

  22. Maybe we can rename this holiday “National Dependence Day”

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  23. “If Trump is not re-elected, we might make it to 250.”
    Depends on which note card Biden picks out of his stack.
    By this time next year, Biden’s brain will have deteriorated further and our geopolitical enemies will make their moves so they can consolidate them before our election two years on.
    Our military will be too distracted by the 1000 people who join simply to get a free $2M gender reassignment surgery

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  24. By late 2022 Biden will be bringing a reprise “Being There” to the WH.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqpvvvcGtY0

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  25. He’ll be carrying around his remote control and trying to change the channels

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  26. 23… “weakness is provocative”…

    Colonel Haiku (5d3e21)

  27. The first thing Biden did was pay off Putin and Iran. Its like the rich kid paying people not to beat him up on the first day of school. By the end of the first month he’s given up lunch, his jacket, shoes and the pay off amount goes up a couple times a week as they guage how much money the kid can get his hands on

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  28. Speaking of 2024 Kamila harris run for 2024 is being sabotaged by white house staffers who think she won’t be able to defeat trump. The DNC prefers buttageig and fear AOC would defeat harris in the 2024 primaries. She would defeat buttageig too!

    asset (6fbb2a)

  29. https://twitter.com/IntelPointAlert

    Iranians sending rockets at the US Embassy Iraq and being countered.

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  30. Sorry
    Armed drone.
    Huge difference, same a-holes sending them

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  31. What I am not looking forward to is a 2024 race between Trump and a Democrat-worse-than-Trump. This is why we can’t have nice things.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  32. asset (6fbb2a) — 7/5/2021 @ 4:55 pm

    The DNC prefers buttageig and fear AOC would defeat harris in the 2024 primaries.

    It sounds unlikely that anyone would even think that. Just because AOC might then be old enough to run for president doesn’t mean she would. Now it could be argued that practically anyone would defeat Kamala Harris in a primary – if there is one.

    Sammy Finkelman (51cd0c)

  33. Some people you take with a grain of salt, Sammy. On their tail. Like the feathered cuckoo-birds.

    nk (1d9030)

  34. Hmm, I didn’t know that the bird that comes out of a Swiss clock offends the moderation filter.

    nk (1d9030)

  35. It filtered it before it got to the letter “o” — but I released it.

    Patterico (305171)

  36. Thank you, Patterico.

    nk (1d9030)

  37. https://twitter.com/nafisehkBBC/status/1412204435485466628
    How many people are following the Iranian attacks on US facilities

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  38. If the Iranians told them no more money and weapons if you do that again, the militias would stop

    steveg (ebe7c1)

  39. Test.

    Gawain's Ghost (ef1cde)


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