Daily Archives: July 4, 2016

Weekend Wrapup

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Families of Charleston Victims Sue Over ‘Government Negligence’ that Allowed Roof to Get a Gun

They saw Freddie Gray’s family grab a cool $6.4 million for nothing.They be all like: ‘Hey! We want some of that!’

Last year, the city of Charleston suffered a devastating tragedy after Dylann Roof walked into the predominantly black Emanuel AME church and gunned down nine people. Reports revealed that Roof, who sympathized with white supremacist groups, should never have passed a background check to allow him to buy a firearm, because he had been previously arrested for drug possession. The victims’ families are now suing the federal government for their deadly mistake.

Congressional Black Caucus Plans to Disrupt House Tuesday


The Congressional Black Caucus is calling on its members “to be as disruptive to Speaker Ryan as possible next week” when the House returns for business on Tuesday.

The Washington Examiner has obtained a memo sent to Democratic offices that states that CBC members are coordinating a “day of action on the floor in regards to gun violence.”

Left Eats Left: Black Lives Matter Briefly Halts Toronto Pride Parade
THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS

“We are not taking any space away from any folks. When we talk about homophobia, transphobia, we go through that too … It should be a cohesive unit, not one against the other. Anti-blackness needs to be addressed and they can be addressed at the same time, in the same spaces,” she said.

“We didn’t bully our way into Pride … we made space for ourselves in a place where we have been erased,” Williams added.

In a news release, the group said Pride Toronto “has shown little honour to black queer/trans communities, and other marginalized communities.

Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’


Robert Reich…AKA the mayor of Munchkinland

Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich wants Americans to be vigilant this July 4 against “exclusive patriotism” that “asserts a unique and superior ‘Americanism.’”

“We hear a lot about patriotism, especially around the Fourth of July. But in 2016, we’re hearing about two very different types of patriotism. One is an inclusive patriotism that binds us together. The other is an exclusive patriotism that keeps others out,” Reich writes.

Hillary Clinton Raised Nearly $70 Million in June


Hillary Clinton raised almost $70 million in June, an eye-popping sum for one month.

Not all of the funds raised will go to her presidential run. Politico reports that $40.5 million will go to her campaign, while the other $28 million will go to the Democratic National Committee and state parties.

The funds going to the DNC and state parties will go through the Hillary Action Fund and the Hillary Victory Fund.

Clinton currently has $44 million in her coffers. Her campaign has raised a total of $288 million this cycle. Clinton has also raised approximately $90 million for the joint fundraising agreements with the Democratic Party, and she enjoys a wide advantage over presumed Republican general election opponent Donald Trump.

ABC’s Martha Reddazz Asks Trump Supporter If ‘KFC Hillary Special’ Goes ‘Too Far’
Guest host of ABC’s “This Week” Martha Raddatz incredulously asked a female supporter of Donald Trump if she was offended by the slogan “KFC Hillary Special: Two fat thighs, two small breasts, left wing.”

Raddatz talked to one woman who was near the stands that sell Trump bumper sticker and t-shirts.

The ABC host asked the woman, “Some of the things [Trump] has said about women, does any of that bother you?” Without skipping a beat, an unnamed woman replied, “Doesn’t bother me at all.”

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POOR MARTHA MUST HAVE GOTTEN THE VAPORS

Army Vet Rescues Bald Eagle Dangling from Rope in Tree by ‘Mowing Down the Branches’ with Rifle

THIS IS SO BADASS

A bald eagle was freed from a tree by a patriotic Army veteran, who spent 90 minutes firing 150 shots into three branches ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.


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Have a Safe and Happy Independence Day

Enjoy the celebration of our countries’ independence by raising the American flag… unless some snowflake demands you take it down because it offends him.
Enjoy the local parade with marching bands and military units… and, of course, men in garish dresses bouncing along, blowing kisses and flaunting their body piercings and custom leather gear.
Enjoy the fireworks, unless someone complains they add to climate change and must be stopped. Or get assaulted by roving gangs of black youths because they claim the park is theirs.
Enjoy a family picnic at a park, as long as everything is gluten-free and you don’t harm any of God’s creatures, especially ants and mosquitoes.
Teach your children about the solemnity of the day, since they will be taught in school that we are responsible for every bad thing that’s ever happened in the history of Western Civilization.

The Sacrifices Made by the Men Who Signed the Declaration

Though the principles enunciated in its opening paragraphs, such as the self-evident truth that all men are created equal, provide the moral and philosophical foundation on which the American regime rests, it is important to acknowledge that declaring principles alone secures nothing.

Principles need to be enforced by individuals who have the habits of character necessary to fight for them, and perhaps even die for them, if need be. In a time where talk of rights dominates our political discourse, a focus on duties is indispensable in order to teach citizens the responsibilities they owe toward each other and their posterity.
The signers’ mutual pledge to themselves to sacrifice their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor for the cause of independence shows that these men took seriously their duties to the people of the new nation.

THE INCOMPARABLE PAUL HARVEY

South Carolina Business Owner Told American Flag Display Violates Local Ordinance

Bob Michaelis of Michaelis Mattress Company in Lexington says he was asked to remove the patriotic display because it violates a 1999 town ordinance. According to the town ordinance, only three flags that are not duplicates of each other can be displayed in “restricted and intense development districts.”

New Low ‘Proud to be American’ At End of Obama Era

It’s hard not to connect this grim trend with President Obama’s White House tenure. While the trend did drop significantly in the years between 2004 and 2006, when President George W. Bush was still in office, Obama did little to inspire Americans. Even after his whole “Hope and Change” campaign, the numbers didn’t budge.

Our stagnant economy, tendency to place correctness over national security, and fading international image thanks to our capitulating to extremist regimes may help explain why Americans are not wild about their country right now.

Warning for language and brief naked backside:

Have a large 4th and use common sense. Remember… a bottle rocket launched from your butt crack is always a painful fail. Submitted herewith are some magnificent fireworks fails.

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