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04 July 2015

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Barry Pruett

Happy Fourth of July! God bless America!

Fuzz

Happy 4th to all. Both my wife and daughter were born on July 4th.....a red, white, and blue letter day. (Dr. Rebane, please calculate the probability of that happening ....1/365 squared?)

Jon

Today is a good day for a reading (and reflection) of the Gettysburg Address. Or listening to one of the many audio readings.

George Rebane

An excellent rendition of the Gettysburg Address was delivered to orchestral accompaniment during last night's 'Happy Birthday USA' celebration at the fairgrounds.

Mr Fuzz, actually if your daughter was 'put in the oven' on a random day, then the relevant probability would be only that of your offspring replicating its mother's (or father's for that matter) birthday, which is just 1/365. The fact that the mother's birthday was on 4 July, or any other day, matters not. Now if you counted gestation days back from 4 July before making whoopee, then the probability of coincidental birthdays would be markedly higher.

Steven Frisch

Happy 4th of July to one and all! It is a great day.

My father was born on the 4th of July in 1934 in La Crosse Wisconsin to a schoolteacher and a housemaid. He was adopted by a millworker and his wife in central Wisconsin and became the first person in his family to attend and graduate from college (the University of Wisconsin) to get a Ph D, (from the University of Missouri, where his thesis advisor wes noted Jeffersonian scholar Noble Cunningham and his outside advisor was Dumas Malone of the University of Virginia) and taught American History at a string of colleges in the midwest including Reed College, J. Sterling Morton College and Northwestern. His specialty was American social history of the antebellum south.

Every 4th of July he would get lit and read the Gettysburg Adress aloud at our family picnic.

I think of him and miss him most every 4th of July and I am grateful for a country that affords so much opportunity.

Don Bessee

Everyone have a safe and happy 4th. Just back from the parade. Rolled with the Republicans, had NU right behind us and NEO right behind therm. The Tea Party had a great showing towed by a Robinson truck and no sign of idiots on the route although there was a lot of LE presence. A classic American event and an honor to participate!

Don Bessee

OH, I forgot to mention the lovely Pruett ladies were handing out beads and flags for us and did a wonderful job!

Todd Juvinall

DonB, isn't there a local lefty blogger that believes the day has nothing to do with politics? And that displaying anything political (conservative) is not what the day is about? You just can't make that stuff up. If he didn't exist we would have to create him.

Don Bessee

Well Todd given the option I think we could live without creating one! I do believe the Declaration of Independence is a political document. I was proud to do KNCO from the Nevada County Republican Party Float and invite everyone to visit us at the Nevada County Republican Party Fair booth and the Nevada County Republican Party BBQ at Western Gateway Park this summer!

Barry Pruett

During the parade we commented that there are a lot less veterans in the parade compared to when we were little. In the early 70's I remember throngs of WWII veterans marching in the parade. Also, the veterans that were not marching were saluting the ones that did. As far as politics in the parade, that is as old as time and great to see folks, both left and right active. Apathy would be far worse.

joe smith

I don't "get a mite choked up" when draft dodging professional actors sing God Bless America. That the bigot, thrice married John Wayne strikes your fancy is no surprise. Of course, as usual, George will delete my post before it sees daylight. Here is a quote from that bastion of American values, Mr. Wayne:

I believe in white supremacy, until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people ... I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from [the Native Americans] ... Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves

He does not represent my values.

joe smith

You, once again GR deleted my post. When his best argument is to bury the messenger, you can bet he is afraid of the facts,

Fuzz

Did anyone watch The Capitol 4th on PBS? It got to a part where the fireworks were flying and the orchestra was playing rousing John Phillip Souza marches. My sister, brother-in-law, and friend were also watching, when the patriotic spirit just grabbed me and I started marching in place. Then the other three started marching in place. Then we formed up in a line and started marching all over the house. My brother-in-law grabbed a broom and became the leader....with twirls and up/down flourishes. We marched through the kitchen, around the dinner table, around the living room, and back again. It was magnificent :)

joe smith

How about the Grateful Dead concert yesterday? Talk about patriotic! Now for the sobering flight back west.

Walt

Yes,a GREAT 4TH. Then some lower then lowlife attacks one of our elder church ladies this morning on the steps of St. Patricks. We show up to hear the good word, just to find police and crime scene tape.
I hope when they find this worm, he/she/it puts up a fight and the cops send him to that special place in Hell for people like that.

Todd Juvinall

I read this on a local lefty blog. Another nut from the left that has no idea what the Fourth is about. Are these libs that stupid?

"We once lived in Ashland, Oregon. Their Fourth of July parade is considered one of the best in the United States. There’s always a clever theme and organizations respond with imaginative floats. The parade yesterday didn’t even qualify as quaint. Our four families were disgusted with the TP and the SOP. Nor were we impressed with the fleet of corvettes.

Our view is that the parade should not allow politically oriented entrants. We would like to see organizations with creative floats that clearly match the theme of the parade. The only gasoline powered vehicles allowed would be ones used to pull floats.

We live in a beautiful area with wonderful creative people. The Fourth of July parade should be a reflection of that beauty and creativity."

Walt

Well, terrorism has NOT been ruled out. Even Homeland security is here.
The war has come to us.

Don Bessee

Gee what a surprise that liberal lament land would spew about such a classic American event. I wonder if any of them mentioned the anti-gmo, anti-corporate or the dem entries? Naw, that would be too intellectually honest.

Walt

I better news K-ZAP is BACK!!!!

George Rebane

Was on travel this weekend with bad connectivity. Apologies for bad Typepad deletions; have republished all.

George Rebane

joes 1051pm - Pray, of what facts is RR afraid?

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