Snoopy Happy 4th
Open thread on this July 4th weekend. Hope everyone’s weekend is going well.

Yes, lately there’s been upsetting things on the news.

But, November is not far away.

And we have our TAM fellowship, and we gain strength from one another.

Here is a tweet that Tammy has retweeted, to start things off:


And this “gem,” from FLOTUS:


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  1. Shifra says:

    Is it just me, or does Mooch’s tweet look like the Mystery Science Theater 3000 silhouette?

    Happy July 4th weekend, everyone 🙂

  2. Alain41 says:

    Both Obamas wish Happy Fourth of July. Could it be that they can’t wish Happy Independence Day because they believe in dependence every day.

    BO’s first sentence of Enjoy the fireworks, is interesting. That’s a normal saying for ending a conversation with someone, but as a public pronouncement it’s odd. It seems more of a directive. And/or an implication that the fireworks are a beneficent gift from him.

    Peggy Noonan’s WSJ July 4 column headline of, The Daydream and the Nightmare ends with these Tammy-like sentences; “…So many young journalists diligently covering this White House, especially those for whom it is their first, think what they’re seeing is normal. It is not. It is unprecedented and deeply strange….” She should have just said, so many, and left out the young journalists part. Maybe she’s trying to deflect criticism of her failure as a journalist to be impartial toward Obama.

    Crush, crush, smash, smash. Happy Independence Day All!

  3. strider says:

    “Enjoy the fireworks…” They are probably on the way north.

  4. LucyLadley says:

    TAMs, I thought of you all on Independence Day. I am so thankful that you all know what Independence Day really represents. Thanks, Shifra for your post!

  5. Chuck says:

    I spent today at the National Museum of the Marine Corps — just about one of the few places in the DC area without a single image of the Obamas. It was a beautiful day here in northern Virginia, and walking through the grounds of the museum was not only inspiring, but very relaxing. The exhibits are all a history lesson and put in perspective the sacrifices of these young men and women to safeguard our freedoms. There was a new exhibit honoring one of our latest Medal of Honor recipients: Kyle Carpenter. Cpl. Carpenter was awarded the medal last month for his heroic actions in Marjah, Afghanistan — specifically, he saved his fellow Marine’s life by using his body to shield a live grenade. Upon the blast, both he and his comrade in arms received serious injuries, but miraculously both survived the impact. Cpl. Carpenter retired from the Corps and is now pursuing a degree in physical education at the University of South Carolina. May God bless him and all the members of the our Armed Services.

  6. Kitten says:

    As a child, I would love celebrating the 4th of July. It was always a big party with family and friends. Also (as a child), I didn’t fully understand the impact of what the day meant until I was older. With the absence of American leadership for the past 6 years, I miss hearing our President speak about the importance of days like this, our freedom, and the price paid for that freedom. To remember and never forget how blessed we are as Americans. With this bunch in the WH, it’s always a party (until the next vacay). So, while the children are in charge, enjoy the fireworks. Just remember, this is not normal.

    #NovCrush #BringLeadershipBack

  7. Alain41 says:

    Info.: 70 years ago, likely the world’s only 1,600 gun salute. July 4, 1944, one month after D-Day, allied troops were still fighting in the Normandy area. Ground Forces Commander, General Omar Bradley ordered each artillery unit to fire a round at the Germans at 12noon of the Fourth, et voila, a 1,600 gun salute to Independence.

  8. midget says:

    Our 4th Of July:

    Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56
    men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
    Five signers were captured by the British as traitors,
    and tortured before they died.

    Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
    Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army;
    another had two sons captured.

    Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or
    hardships of the Revolutionary War.

    They signed and they pledged their lives, their
    fortunes, and their sacred honor.
    What kind of men were they?

    Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.

    Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and
    large plantation owners; men of means, well-educated,
    but they signed the Declaration of Independence
    knowing full well that the penalty would be death if
    they were captured.

    Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and
    trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by
    the British Navy. He sold his home and
    properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

    Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British
    that he was forced to move his family almost
    constantly. He served in the Congress without pay,
    and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions
    were taken from him, and poverty was his reward.

    Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall,
    Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and

    At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson,Jr., noted that
    the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
    home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General
    George Washington to open fire. The home was
    destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

    Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
    The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

    John Hart was driven from his wife’s bedside as she was dying. Their 13
    children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to
    waste. For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home
    to find his wife dead and his children vanished.

    So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
    silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they

    Remember: freedom is never free! We thank these early patriots, as well as
    those patriots now fighting to KEEP our freedom!

    I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as you
    can, please. It’s time we get the word out that patriotism is NOT a sin,
    and the Fourth of July has more MEANING to it than beer, fireworks, HOT
    DOGS, and picnics……

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