Independence Day Open Thread



I hope everyone has a wonderful day

our weather is simply gorgeous and I will be enjoying it with my family.

I am thinking about all my friends on the coast facing the cleanup after hurricane Arthur.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

We're having a party

from 4 to 7, at 451 Lakeshore Lane in Chapel Hill.

It's a big party, and the more the merrier. Hope you can come! Seriously. If you're reading this and want something to do for the 4th, please do come by.


Don't tempt me.....

....will spend a quiet day here with the family.

You guys have a blast and I will do my best to get there next year.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Independence day special diary at Daily Kos

Go read the whole thing, but here are the headlines.

Conservatives opposed the Founding Fathers, the American Revolution and a lot of other righteous stuff as well.

The United States is not a Christian nation, and the Bible is not the cornerstone of our law.

Long before the United States even existed, it was drawing "problem" immigrants.

Those Pilgrims were commies... and it saved their lives.

One of the Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, hated Thanksgiving.

The Pledge of Allegiance was written by a socialist.

Roe v. Wade was a bipartisan decision made by a predominantly Republican-appointed Supreme Court.

Conservative icon Ronald Reagan once signed a bill legalizing abortion.

Reagan also raised federal taxes eleven times.

Barry Goldwater was pro-choice, supported gay rights, deeply despised the Religious Right, and - gasp! - liked Hillary Clinton.

The first president to propose national health insurance was a Republican.

Those "job-killing" environmental regulations? Republican things.

President Obama was not only born in the United States, his roots run deeper in American history than most conservatives’ - and most other Americans' - do.