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Monday, July 04, 2022

Highlights of the News

ITEM 1: Celebrating the 246th Independence Day with some Tchaikovsky because I am an American not a Ukrainian.

A Gallup poll showed only 4% of the country is not proud of America.

Gallup said, "The 38% of U.S. adults who say they are extremely proud to be American is the lowest in Gallup's trend, which began in 2001. Still, together with the 27% who are very proud, 65% of U.S. adults express pride in the nation. Another 22% say they are moderately proud, while 9% are only a little and 4% not at all proud."

Matt Drudge reported that as "GALLUP SHOCK: ONLY 38% PROUD TO BE AMERICAN."

He is a despicable and vile creature.

96% of Americans are proud of the country. Some only a little, true. But we all deep inside know America is the greatest land of all. As Stephen Decatur said in toasting victory in the second Barbary War, "Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country!"

The spirit of Decatur lives on.

ITEM 2: Axios reported, "Newsom encourages Floridians to move to California in GOP attack ad."

Masks, vax and tax, tax, tax.

What's not to like?

ITEM 3: CNN reported, "Group wielding White nationalist flags march along Boston’s Freedom Trail on July 4 weekend."

The "white nationalist flags in question" were Old Glory and riffs off the star-spangled banner.

Mayor Michelle Wu tweeted, "The disgusting hate of white supremacists has no place here. Especially when so many of our rights are under attack, we will not normalize intimidation by bigots. 

"As we mark Boston’s legacy as the cradle of liberty, we celebrate the continued fight to expand those liberties for all."

It's official. The American flag is banned in Boston. Betsy Ross laughed so hard she fell off her cloud.

Wu is a yutz.

ITEM 4: Ah Twitter...

D +43?

That makes it more conservative than the DC media.

ITEM 5: Liberty Daily reported, "Huge Crowd at Somali Independence Day Concert in Ilham Omar’s Home State BOOED Her to Oblivion."

Hahaha.

And yet, out of tribal loyalty, they will re-elect her until she is as old as Nancy, Steny and Clyburn.

ITEM 6: The Harvard-Harris poll found that out of 18 politicians, Nancy Pelosi had a net negative favorability of 27%. That put her behind everyone except one person.

Vladimir Putin.

ITEM 7: Just the News reported, "Hunter Biden's hard drive had the contact information of US officials overseeing policy on China and at least 10 Google executives, raising more concerns about his questionable business dealings possibly made through his father Joe Biden's connections, The New York Post reported.

"Hunter Biden turned to Google to ask for funding for Chinese ventures, a former executive at the company told the Post on Saturday. Several higher-ups at the company ultimately worked for the Obama-Biden administration when Joe Biden was vice president, the executive added.

"The contacts for former Secretary of State John Kerry and former U.S. Ambassador to China Max Baucus, who both held their positions while Biden was vice president, were also apparently found on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop that was left at a Delaware repair store in 2019. 

"The Post called Kerry's number and reached his answering machine, but the outlet was unable to reach Baucus, who had a Chinese number listed. 

"The report comes after a Trafalgar Group survey in April showed that nearly two-thirds of U.S. voters believe that President Biden is compromised because of his and his family's ties to China."

Everyone in DC knew Biden is a Red China First guy.

No one did anything to stop him. 

They won't impeach or even talk about the laptop.

I love my country but I hate its government.

ITEM 8: These cars would run on coal in West Virginia.

They aren't saving the planet. They are wasting time and energy.

ITEM 9: The Truth Patriots reported, "A Supreme Court decision may force over 70,000 truck owner-operators in California to stop driving, creating another choke point in the already stressed West Coast logistics networks.

"The AB5 law restricts the use of independent contractors and will soon be enforced against the trucking industry after the court declined to hear their appeal.

"The California Trucking Association said in a statement that gasoline has been poured on the fire that is the ongoing supply chain crisis, and the decision by the Supreme Court could deny a judicial review of a lower court ruling.

"In an end-of-term orders list released in June, the Supreme Court denied the review of the 9th Circuit’s reversal of the injunction against enforcement of the AB5, which is against the state’s trucking industry. This injunction, which has been in place for over two years, will be lifted quickly."

Secede?

I would vote to expel California.

ITEM 10: The Washington Free Beacon reported, "Last year, the White House bragged about saving Americans 16 cents on July 4. This year, prices of a barbecue spread featuring burgers, potato salad, and corn on the cob for Independence Day has shot up $10 thanks to inflation under President Joe Biden.

"Fourth of July cookouts will cost 17% more than last year, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. A barbecue for 10 will add up to about $70. The cost of ground beef saw the sharpest increase, with two pounds going up 36% from 2021."

I spent $14 on a corned beef Rueben from Arby's and a whopper from Burger King for the bride. I am chilling not grilling.

ITEM 11: GB News reported, "Scrabble players quitting competitive game after 400 offensive terms banned from words list."

The story did not list any of the banned words.

7News in Australia reported, "The owners of the beloved board game Scrabble have banned a long list of words players are no longer allowed to use, prompting furious debate.

"The banned list includes words considered to be racial or ethnic slurs, including n*****, Shiksha (a derogatory Jewish term), Paki and Fenian (an Irish republican).

"The word bitch is allowed because it can refer to a female dog.

"The word f****t is also allowed to remain because the word also means a bundle of sticks."

So you can use faggot in Scrabble but not in a story about words banned by Scrabble.

Journalists have an odd definition of free speech. 

ITEM 12: Sniffy and Lex Luthor had a falling out.

Given the choice between a capitalist and a pig, Bezos went with the oinker. My complaint window is closed.

LAUGH OF THE DAY: Two leftists in a street argument hurl insults.

The winner? "Get out of my face, you white colonizer." 

Citizen Free Press has the video. Well worth your time.

ITEM 13: Tragic.

I don't mean to bum readers out, but the sky is not always blue.

Not even in Poca, West Virginia. 

This is why we fight. We are Superman and Supergirl fighting for truth, justice and the American way.

ITEM 14: AP reported, "Fearing Russia might cut off natural gas supplies, the head of Germany’s regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter, when use increases.

"Federal Network Agency President Klaus Mueller urged house and apartment owners to have their gas boilers and radiators checked and adjusted to maximize their efficiency."

Trump warned them in 2018.

They laughed.

Trumpenfreude strikes again.

I say we pull out of NATO and let Russia teach them a lesson.

Oh wait. Russia already is doing that.

ITEM 15: The New York Post reported, "Cable news giant CNN has seen its viewership fall in recent weeks under the helm of newly installed network president Chris Licht, according to the latest Nielsen ratings.

"CNN’s viewership dipped during the month of June compared to the previous month — despite the network’s intensive coverage of the ongoing House committee hearings into the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol.

"In June, CNN’s primetime lineup drew 654,000 total viewers on average per night. Of those viewers, just 148,000 are between the ages of 25 and 54 — the key demographic that is most coveted by advertisers."

Well, California could use a few CNNs to collect its trash.

FINALLY, speaking of trash, Newsom versus DeSantis in 2024 is possible.

It would be like Bambi Meets Godzilla.

78 comments:

  1. Item 16: Gavin Newsom may very well be the antiChrist which the Bible prophesied. He has left destruction and evil in his wake on the West coast, and now he reaches across the country in attempt to trick good Floridians and the nation.

    I am not a religious person, but I know evil when I see it.

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    1. There will be many antichrists. The great antichrist will appear with masterful solutions to the problems his minions like Gavin created. Most likely from the world economic forum.

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    2. The World Economic Forum is evil. So many western liberal politicans are part of it.

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    3. Do a search for global leadership fellows program. It's a who's who of eugenicists including Bill Gates and Angela Merkel, two of the earliest graduates. These are the vipers who are in positions of power. Others include Canada's Turdball and Australia's Morrison.

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    4. Evil leftists all of them.

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    1. Happy 4th to the Surbs...edouche, enjoy your 5th, of bourbon!!!

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    2. Randy says: That like “Cinco de Tequila,” but two months later. ūüėĄ

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    3. I am going to raise a class tonight to the U.S.A.

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    4. Happy Independence Day, all!!

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  3. 14. Why should we put a dime in NATO to defend Germany while they fund the Russian military with fuel purchases? Incoherent.

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    1. NATO is useless and should have been disbanded after the Cold War ended.

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  4. Old Glory. Long may she wave. God bless America

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  5. #1. I saw a video clip several days ago in which a young woman asked what made America #1. The speaker went off on her citing data about how the United States ranks in things like literacy, infant mortality etc and trashes her as ignorant for her views stating we are#1 in only three areas, per Capita incarceration, defense spending and the number of people who believe angels are real.
    I have one question for Will McAvoy, , if We are so bad, why are people struggling, even risking death to come here?
    In spite of Xiden's effort, we are still the greatest nation on earth. Yes we have slid since the liberals stole control, and no, Canada does not have freedom. Theirs was an illusion, much like when China put on a show.
    Happy Birthday to the greatest nation on earth.

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  6. Item 3 - That group was probably just a bunch of FBI agents pretending to be haters and hoping a few loons would join their parade.

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  7. Finally - Pinhead puffboy Newsome versus brilliant destroyer DeSantis?? Las Vegas probably wouldn’t even book any action on that matchup!

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  8. Item 14: George Washington warned us in his Fairwell address to stay out of foreign alliances. It's about time we listened.

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  9. Randy says: Item 9: “A Supreme Court decision may force over 70,000 truck owner-operators in California to stop driving” This is entirely consistent with the Supreme Court’s recent return to Federalism. They will gladly allow a state to go down the tubes if that is what their voters voted for.

    As for the rest of the country, who needs the items coming into west coast ports, Mexico needs to build some deep-water ports a few miles south of San Diego so that ships can unload there, then Mexican truckers can move the containers through Mexico to Texas, completely bypassing California.

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    1. Mexico already has a large port with direct rail connections into the U. S. as far as Kansas City. Lazaro Cardenas

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    2. There are other west coast ports that aren't in California. There are also Gulf coast ports and east coast ports. Those last two might not be as easy to get to when shipping goods from China, but why are we importing so much crap from China in the first place?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_container_ports

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  10. Finally: As bad as California gets, just remember, they voted for this. I have exactly zero sympathy for the people living in San Franfreakshow who now dodge the feces left behind by the invaders they welcomed. We need to impose a lockdown and keep them in California.
    Since their restrictions on trucks will essentially stop imports through POLA and POLB, close the freeways and highways at the state line and cut the power transmission lines as well.

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  11. Randy says: Item 10: “I spent $14 on a corned beef Rueben from Arby's and a whopper from Burger King for the bride.” I also love Arby’s corned beef Reubens. I get ads in the mail from them regularly. Their Reuben is now $4 with the coupon, up from $3 a few months ago. I found one Arby’s close to me who gives me the coupon deal but doesn’t take the coupon, so I can use it over and over until it expires. Sadly, the Arby’s chain serves Coke instead of Pepsi, so it’s iced tea for me.

    As for Burger King, I stopped patronizing them several years ago, when they first advertised their support for Pride Month with a photo of the Burger King lip-locked with Ronald McDonald.

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  12. Randy says: Item 14: “the head of Germany’s regulatory agency for energy called on residents Saturday to save energy and to prepare for winter” I hear there’s a run on wood-burning stoves in Germany, too, for when they can no longer get gas for their gas furnaces. The people of Germany aren’t stupid; they just vote that way.

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    1. Don't laugh. We are gonna be needing them here in the USA before Xiden is done.

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    2. Randy says: We should start with burning the ballot boxes and printing presses before breaking up the furniture and chopping down trees to keep warm.

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    3. I think many voters aren't stupid people but they just vote that way. Good comment!

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    4. Randy says: I agree. I think a better description is “gullible.” Like a con man’s victim, they want to believe what they’re being told, even if it makes no rational sense.

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    5. Yes to that. Too gullible.

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  13. “The Declaration is a powerful and wonderfully concise summary of the best Whig thought over several generations. Most of all, it has an electrifying beginning. It is hard to think of any way in which the first two paragraphs can be improved: the first, with its elegiac note of sadness at dissolving the Union with Britain and its wish to show ‘a decent respect for the opinions of mankind’ by giving its reasons; the second, with its riveting first sentence, the kernel of the whole: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.’ After that sentence, the reader, any reader - even George III - is compelled to read on.”

    - Paul Johnson, A History Of The American People, p. 155

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    1. Yes, compelled to read on and unable to mount any arguments against it.

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  14. Randy says: Finally: “Freedom is under attack by Republican leaders in states like Florida,” says Gavin Newsom. Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. California is “free” because they’ve lost it all and have nothing left to lose.

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    1. Gooder and harder, California. What voters and politicians have done to that beautiful state is self-inflicted.

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    2. Gavin will be making no public appearances today. It seems a lowly commenter named Randy gave him a wicked black eye and blackface is no longer acceptable.

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    3. Gavin isn't making any public appearances because he has to get his hair done.

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  15. I am profoundly disappointed in my country right now. If Gallup called me today, assuming I answered the call, I would confess that I'm not so proud of my country right now. Somehow I maintained my patriotic pride through Carter, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama. This is different.
    I was much happier then.

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    1. I don't think you are disappointed in your country as much as you are disappointed in its current leaders and where they are taking you as Americans. (At least, I hope.) FJB.

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    2. Depends what you define as "Country"..... Hate the sin but love the sinner. The Government is totally nuts but the concept of America as written in the founding documents is worthy of our love and duty to protect. I'm a 40 year military vet so I served under all of the Presidents you mention. It saddens me deeply to see where our leadership has taken us. The vast majority of Americans are great people, we just have a small crowd with an outsized voice that have lead the country astray. I pray for us..

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    3. Your prayers will be answered.

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    4. Love my country; hate the corrupt government.

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    5. I understand that feeling. I love my country, can't stand our leftist government.

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  16. #15 -- The trash can is indeed CNN. Fox is on its way to the same place.

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  17. To Don and family, commenters and readers: Happy Independence Day! No matter how bad things are right now due to Brandon, yours is an exceptional country. There is no other country like yours in the world. God bless America. Cheers and a great day to all.

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  18. Today also marks the 159th anniversary of the defeat of the democrat slave holder's army at Vicksburg which followed close on the heels of the more famous defeat of the democrat slave holder's army of Virginia the day before at Gettysburg. Always remember that the confederacy was comprised of southern democrats with a handful of northern democrats supporting them. While the lines were drawn as north and south, it was a battle of ideology and not one of geography.

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    1. If you have the opportunity to visit the Vicksburg National Military Park, do so. It is awesome and will chill you to the bone.

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    2. I was very interested in history as a kid, so every summer my ma and I would take a trip in Louisiana/Mississippi (grew up in Louisiana). Went to Vicksburg and Natchez one of those trips. The park was a highlight.

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  19. Don, I love your blog. It's the one I go to first each day. You are a great American doing God's work for our country. I wish you and your family the best on our nations birthday.

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    1. Thanks. Keep reading! As for my day, we just looked at grandson video and photos. We get them daily. Now to go out and patrol Poca in the convertible

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    2. Randy says: I just looked up the temps in Poca, and surprisingly, they’re identical to where I am in Florida. Any day in July where the high is less than 90 degrees is a balmy day. I don’t have a convertible (sold my Miata years ago), but my wife and I are joining my brother, his wife, kids, and grandkids on his pontoon boat. Just as good as a convertible, I think. Happy Independence Day, even if American independence died many years ago.

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    3. Happy Independence Day for sure! The temperature is pretty much identical in Montreal today. It's summer!

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  20. Item 2 - Would love to see some follow up numbers on Newsom's attempt to lure Floridians. Somehow I doubt it works out the way he hopes.

    Last year, Cali lost about 120,000 residents while Florida gained about 200,000. With the hundreds of thousands of new illegal immigrants in Cali the real number of people leaving must be closer to half a million, maybe more.

    I'd be willing to pay $$$ towards helping Lefties move out of my new home state of Florida to Cali.

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    1. No one in their right mind is going to leave the free state of Florida for California. (Except for maybe the leftists.)

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    2. Randy says: I saw a photo of a billboard in south Florida that said, “Welcome to Florida. Don’t turn our state into the failed state you just left. Vote Republican!”

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    3. No kidding. What's wrong with these people who leave their failed states and bring their politics with them??

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  21. #15: CNN continues to fall "despite the network’s intensive coverage" of the J6 Volksgerichtshof.

    *despite*

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

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    1. Here's a thought don. After Tchaikovsky, listen to some steppenwolf...Theres a monster on the loose, it's got our heads into the noose
      And it just sits there, watching..

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    2. And enjoy your fourth please

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  22. I am going to repost my Happy Indepedenc Day comment because it may have been scooped up with the spam/trolls. To Don and family, commenters and readers, Happy Indepedence Day! Despite what is happening in your country due to Brandon, the United States of America is exceptional. There is no other country in the world like yours. God bless America. Cheers and everyone have the best day in freedom.

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    1. I see that I am having trouble spelling Independence. There fixed it. It's something we Canadians have never had!

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    2. Randy says: We used to have it. America was pretty independent when I was a kid, before the EPA, OSHA, Homeland Security, Department of Education, CDC, etc. set about to destroy it.

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    3. I was listening to the most popular French radio station in Montreal. The host ( very left) invited a Frenchie (someone from France not Quebecois) doctor living in Atlanta to discuss America on July 4. You guys would have cracked right up. Almost zero understanding of your constitutional republic, Supreme Court (described as ultra-right and extreme Christian) and the fact that abortion will be decided by the states. The poor doc from la France described progressives in America as being in a gloomy state with the recent abortion decision. And these people are the so-called experts. The radio host said he has been following U.S. politics his entire life (I doubt it) and he has never seen such a situation in the U.S. and it is very "worrying." Anyway, it is rubbish. Carry on.

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  23. #14- re: Germany and trying to keep warm. Trump did tell them and as it turns out, he is never wrong.

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  24. Donald John Trump is still our president.

    1: You could have played something by Dimitri Tiomkin.

    2: You forget what's in the street.

    5: I wouldn't count on that. sounds like assimilation is kicking in rather quickly.

    7: Lurch has been selling out his country since he and St John of Hanoi turned their back on the MIAs.

    9: I'd invade.

    11: This is why we have that 1st Amendment thingy.

    12: Bezos, at least, knows how business works.

    FINALLY: Just look where people are fleeing and where thy're going.

    He should go back to playing sax on the Tonight Show.

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  25. Who needs Tchaikovsky when we have John Philip Sousa?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZaPGskZYBg

    Happy Fourth from this Vietnam veteran.

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  26. Happy fourth, all, Keep it safe and sane as possible.

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  27. I am proud to be American but, embarrassed at the same time. When he should be in his basement he is on the world stage making other countries think we actually elected this senile idiot.

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  28. It's rich that Newsom is dinging Florida for banning books:

    https://www.newsweek.com/kill-mockingbird-other-books-banned-california-schools-over-racism-concerns-1547241

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  29. Bambi vs. Godzilla, ooh memories! Seen at a screening of Rocky Horror back in the late 70s, much hilarity ensued.

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  30. Happy Fourth of July, patriots! It's time to take the wheel back, but Trump did it first!

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  31. We are Superman and Supergirl fighting for truth, justice and the American way.
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    but but but .... they are illegal aliens!
    but but but ... more American

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