Happy 4th of July

As we now know, if you’re a Republican, you’ll be dressed in red, white and blue, and enjoying patriotic activities like a 4th of July parade, family picnic,  watching/shooting fireworks, and maybe even attending a tea party.

And if you’re a Dem, well….you may do some of those things, too — but you won’t enjoy them as much as we do, (according to the Hahvard study!) and you might even be asked to add the color green to your festivities, too…like the folks in Berkeley did:

Let’s hear it for the red, white, and blue…but keep it green, too. The party shouldn’t leave the environment trashed. If you can, bring your own dishes — Frisbees double as plates! A bandana is your cloth napkin to use at all of the international food booths. With water stations located around the event, you can refill your own reusable bottle and keep a lot of plastic out of the landfill. Be sure to use the recycling stations located throughout the marina for your disposables.

I appreciate the need  for conservation, but really, people…frisbies doubling as plates? Hokayyy.

Thanks to ZZMike for that interesting find.


A friend of this website,  Wisconsin’s own Glen Shulfer, sent me his excellent tribute to America.


And  Lee Greenwood’s, “God Bless The USA” never gets old:

Footage primarily from both the 2003 and 2005 homecoming of the USS Abraham Lincoln at Naval Station Everett in Washington state. The Nimitz class carrier launched fighter aircraft over Iraq in 2003 and provided humanitarian support to natives of coastal villages ravaged by the 2005 Tsunami. Other footage is from Support Our Troops rallies in the Seattle area.

h/t: Brian B.

My 4th of July Poke Cake recipe here. 
Weasel Zippers: President Reagan Speaks to America on Independence Day 1986…