Tag Archives: Independence Day

This is my only-one-cup-of-coffee morning rant.

Thought it fair to give a little warning. This involves the national orgy coming up Monday. Yeah, the 4th. If you want to see a really cool spectacle of what that’s like, wait until the 12th and check what happens … Continue reading

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Juneteenth whiteout on Fox News

Lots of blather about it being Fathers Day but not a word about Juneteenth.          Imagine that if you will… crap about what to do if your dad is deployed. Tie into Independence Day movie sequel and Army recruiters. Nothing about … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Not quite the July 4th holiday. More like the commercial hit movie of that name about an Alien Invasion being repulsed, from 1996. For those unable to do simple math, that’s 20 years ago. So The Army (which army? you … Continue reading

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What’s happy about the Fourth of July?

AYFKM? Even “have a nice day” has more credibility, or have a holiday that’s happy. Should our national day of flag waving, specifically OUR celebration of patriotism as citizens of an ever broadening, ever more savage repressive empire, remind us … Continue reading

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Building Cross Border Solidarity would lead to more workers rights in both Mexico and the US

An interesting PDF report from those helping to build some Labor Solidarity between workers in Mexico and the US- Cross Border Solidarity. Some excerpts: INTRODUCTION In the period since the North American Free Trade Agreement has come into effect, the … Continue reading

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Nonviolence is the refuge of cowards

I say this with the full authority of my own personal experience: nonviolence is for cowards. When push has come to shove, I stepped to the sidewalk but I am so full of admiration for those who stayed in the … Continue reading

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LTE, 1899: May the thunderbolt which is to fall from heaven upon this nation

For Independence day we might ask: is it more patriotic to support illegal wars than to oppose them? I’d like to revisit a century-old letter to the editor submitted to the Springfield Republican on April 21, 1899, by Caroline Hollingsworth … Continue reading

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Israel is pot calling the kettle non-white

World Jewish leaders urge boycott of Durban conference -because the International Conference on Racism is planning to condemn Israeli racism. So the headlines scream: World Jewish Congress president lauds US’ decision to withdraw from anti-racism conference which he says ignores … Continue reading

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Shlomo Sand and shattering a national mythology

Shattering a ‘national mythology’ Shlomo Sand’s book is titled “When and How the Jewish People Was Invented?” and you probably will not find it stacked up on tables for sale in Barnes and Noble or Borders. I don’t expect it … Continue reading

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Fort Carson’s boot on your 4th of July

I just love the Gazette’s headline on their July 4th front page: POST IS KEEPING TABS ON ITS ‘BOOTPRINT’. Is it a cute eco play on words, or an ironic malapropism? About collateral damage, Rumsfeld famously said the US doesn’t … Continue reading

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Where’s the independence on Independence Day?

The Fourth of July is celebrated as America’s ‘Independence Day’ but where’s the independence? Sure, you’re free to get drunk, barbecue up some meat product on the grill, shoot fireworks off dangerously, and run your mouth about why one just … Continue reading

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America- a nation founded on the abuse of law

America is a nation founded on the abuse of law. The original laws set up in the US during the Revolutionary Era were designed to disenfranchise women, slaves, and the Native population. The only real revolutionary element to these laws … Continue reading

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