Happy Independence Day!

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    1. Can not you….yes you know who you are…Americans just grow up and give it a rest with the partisan bullshit? For one day in the year?
      By way of contrast, I spent the day at my local US airbase here in the UK, shooting 400 NSSA skeet – the full Monty 12, 20, 28 and .410 with my avionics specialist nephew(he calls me “uncleBrit” since his brother married my daughter) and his pals. An exhausting but hugely fun day. We were even joined by the base commander for the doubles round which I won dropping only one shot with me shooting ISO skeet rules ie. gun down against the hip. Not bad for an oldie- but then I got totally hammered in the 28 and .410 rounds. Followed by a barbecue to die for and base fireworks fuelled by way too much grain whiskey. My contribution to the day? Red Velvet Oreos from the American Sweet Store in London, which are always in short supply on the base. And not one sour note the whole day. Not one.
      Just imagine that.

      1. You do know talking about and enjoying guns is now considered a political statement in New Leftist Speak don’t you…?

        Point is EVERYTHING has been politicized since 2000.

        1. No…in my case it’s first and foremost a sport, an Olympic sport in my case, which I pursued for over 20 years trying to qualify for selection. I own four such ‘tools of the trade’. Never once thought of them as a weapon nor will they be used for any other purpose or anywhere other than a licensed shooting ground.
          It’s distressing that folk can’t distinguish between developing your sporting skills and guns in… I’ll stop right there and just rejoice in a day of shared humanity thanks.

    2. Great video and so appropriate on July 4th! 🇺🇸💥 I watched it three times and got a lump in my throat each time.

      This morning on Fox & Friends just before 9:00 a.m. EST a band played a patriotic song and I suspect it might be the same band.

      If it is, the show host said the song was BANNED by Fakebook for being too controversial. Can you believe that!?!?!

      Also trending Fakebook flagged the Declaration of Independence!?!?!

      And judging by the 80 one-star votes for posting a patriotic video, it seems the LEFT has completely LOST their minds. That is, if they had minds to begin with.

      God bless the USA! 🇺🇸👍🏻

        1. Yeah, wanting NATA to realize the US isn’t their piggy bank, open borders isn’t safe, preferences given on skin color are so anti-King, pursuing trade based on equity, and not wanting to embrace a penalty (self-flagellation) with the Paris Accord is so, so Red. On this Day of Independence, let’s kick sovereignty to the curb and knit ourselves to the hope and change of our past leader. He was so smart and he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

          1. – US corporations have been outsourcing jobs long before NAFTA.

            – The US does not have open borders.

            – Trumps preference for immigrants would be immigrants from only to mostly white countries, such as Norway. Trump wants to exclude brown and black people (shit hole countries).

            – The US has a trade surplus with Canada.

            – Harly Davidson is moving a factory overseas because Trump tariffs would make to expensive to sell it’s bikes overseas.

            – The Paris Accord is about climate change and the actions to keep our only planet safe and clean.

            – RED is having Trump call Putin to congratulate him on his presidential victory when Putin was the only candidate running for president.

          2. Did you know that Mexico and Canada agreed finally to build the wall with a help from Europe? We will use the boarder plan from the 1817. The name of the wall is: ”Keep The Idiots Inside!”. The Indians are still waiting that Conald Trump keeps his promise and sends all the immigrants back to home including him and his immigrant family.

            Rest of the USA! Happy 4th of July! HAVE A GRREAT DAY!

          3. Whoops, busy redistributing wealth made me write the incorrect “N” word…should have been NATO. The US, in the spirit of sharing, has been paying for a huge portion of Europe’s protection, which enables then to supplement their citizens bans-aids and groceries. Don, the meanie he is, proclaimed recently that the US can’t continue being their sugar daddy in this way. And you know what, even before any changes have taken place, Sweden is giving serious reconsideration of their Bernie-like State picnic. Oh wait, the democrat party has said Mr. Sanders is too far right. Viva la State…Perez for Prez…go Ocasio-Cortez, AMLO. Sorry, these things are exciting. In addition, except for New World Order Angela, most EU govts are putting the brakes on their friendly “come-on-in, we’ll-take-care-of-you” welcome mat because it just ain’t working out. Budgets and safety are a bitch sometimes. Interesting that’s happening after their 1st hand experience and the enlightened in the US are parading signs that say “nuke ICE” and “Open Borders.” Ok, maybe we should just try it…we can always go back.
            You might want to read up on the Paris Accord a bit BJ because, although it falls under the “fix climate change” category, the papers got mixed up a bit because it’s really about the wealthy countries “donating”, their resources to poorer countries. Wow, charity…that’s gotta be good? Well sure, if sharing the wealth and all for one, one for all, rings a sweet ball for you.

            Oh yeah, back to climate change…well, it really has little to do with “fixing” the problem. Non-partisan conclusions confirm the net result of the Accord will bring minuscule changes to the environment. But who cares when “each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” sounds so good and heart warming.

            Yeah, Don’s friendship Vlad is clearly too lovey-dovey. It irked me and everyone (except the statists) a lot when Don told Vlad “After my election I have more flexibility.” What is this collusional love, or what. Oh sorry, someone just told me, that’s what O said to the other Russian leader.

            I’ll try to write more when I get back from Venezuela.

            1. What about all the influence the money bought?
              And where did the money front the Marshall Act end up?
              That’s right, mostly back in US corporations. Not necessarily a bad thing, but don’t act all self righteous. You’re not.

        2. You’re off your rocker. It is the exact opposite!

          The justice departments were weaponized before the election and after the election STILL investigating President Trump to this very day. Nothing.

          Meanwhile, the whole charade is just a distraction away from the real misdeeds and meddling of the Obama officials into Trump campaign and Trump presidency.

          Guess you missed the news the Clinton campaign paid for a phony dossier from GPS Fusion that was used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants and get process rolling. And let’s not forget the Comey coverup of Clinton’s e-mail crimes she skated on. His guilt was evident when he reopened the e-mail investigation weeks before the election.

          You really need to educate yourself on ALL the facts. Not just the selective false versions put out by the Democrats and media …

          1. “The justice departments were weaponized before the election and after the election STILL investigating President Trump to this very day. Nothing.”

            The Justice Dept has been gutted by Trump. Attorney Gen Jeff Sessions was chosen by Trump. Deputy AG Rosenstein was chosen by Trump. Sessions also lied to congress about meeting twice with Russians.

            The Mueller investigation has not concluded. The Senate investigation into the Russian melding has not concluded.

            1. The first paragraph in his post was quoted from your post. The other two paragraphs clearly addressed that ONE point in your post. How is that deflection?

          2. “Meanwhile, the whole charade is just a distraction away from the real misdeeds and meddling of the Obama officials into Trump campaign and Trump presidency.”

            The FBI has been investigating Trump since about June of 2016. Considering the GOP have had control of congress since Jan 2015, you would think they would have had hearings on “Obama’s” meddling. But even the GOP have said, there is no proof of any such thing.

            Ask Mike Flynn is the Trump investigation is a distraction. The ask Trump’s former lawyer Cohen.

          3. “Guess you missed the news the Clinton campaign paid for a phony dossier from GPS Fusion that was used by the FBI to obtain FISA warrants and get process rolling. ”

            The Washington Free Beacon, a GOP website is the original payer of the investigation that turned into the Trump Dossier. After the election, the Clinton campaign and DNC continued paying for the investigation. The Dossier was later leaked in Dec 2016. Many of the parts of this Dossier have been verified except the sex escapades of Trump.

            By the time Steele, the ex-British spy who compile the Trump Dossier went to the FBI, the FBI had already known about the Russian connection thanks to coffee boy Papadopoulos in a drunk state telling an Australian diplomat who in turn told the FBI.

            1. “By the time Steele, the ex-British spy who compile the Trump Dossier went to the FBI, the FBI had already known about the Russian connection thanks to coffee boy Papadopoulos in a drunk state telling an Australian diplomat who in turn told the FBI.”

              SMOKESCREEN. I’ve read reports that was a setup and ONE drunken conversation with no proof? Sounds like grasping at straws.

              True or false the investigation got rolling with the FISA warrants and noticed you neglected to acknowledge the Hillary campaign involvement in the process and every other point I made.

              Not a surprise …

            2. “SMOKESCREEN. I’ve read reports that was a setup and ONE drunken conversation with no proof? Sounds like grasping at straws.”

              I’m repeating myself.

              “By the time Steele, the ex-British spy who compile the Trump Dossier went to the FBI, the FBI had already known about the Russian connection thanks to coffee boy Papadopoulos in a drunk state telling an Australian diplomat who in turn told the FBI.”

            3. I’m repeating myself. That was a setup and one drunken comment which is all the deep state needed. The ball really got rolling from the fake dossier from Steele. Please, get a grip …

            4. “True or false the investigation got rolling with the FISA warrants and noticed you neglected to acknowledge the Hillary campaign involvement in the process and every other point I made.

              Not a surprise …”

              I repeat myself.

              “The Washington Free Beacon, a GOP website is the original payer of the investigation that turned into the Trump Dossier. After the election, the Clinton campaign and DNC continued paying for the investigation. The Dossier was later leaked in Dec 2016. Many of the parts of this Dossier have been verified except the sex escapades of Trump.”

            5. isn’t a GOP website. Indeed they were part of the creation of a dossier on Hillary and halted their involvement before the dossier morphed into the Yellow Sheet–Russian Whorelets Show. It was during the dossier’s 2nd life, having nothing to do with your bright “GOP website” comment, that it erroneously became the basis of some FISA investigations. It’s worth noting here, those initiating the FISA requests were completely transparent with the presiding judge, that the request wasn’t partisan and in no way involved in opposition research favoring Hillary. Opps, I just lied…it was motivated by opposition research and the judge wasn’t made aware of this.
              Btw, what was “coffee boy” charged with? Michael Flynn? Didn’t Comey himself state there were no grounds to arrest Flynn? Is it interesting the Australian diplomat has a financial connection to the Clinton Foundation?

            6. If there was no basis to arrest Papadopoulous or Flynn, why do they both still have pending criminal charges? If there really were no basis, the judges would have dismissed the charges months ago. Except that “coffee boy” pled guilty, of course.

          4. “The justice departments were weaponized before the election and after the election STILL investigating President Trump to this very day. Nothing.”

            Weaponized? But Trump won. Weaponized, you mean because the FBI found no criminal or subversive evidence with Clinton’s email server but didn’t make up false changes anyway.

            Then why hasn’t the GOP controlled congress created hearings to investigate Clintons email server. They can have Trey Gowdy setup the hearings. Trey spent two and a half years investigating the Benghazi attacks and found nothing.

            If you want weaponized look at the AG Sessions who has side stepped immigration laws and re-defined what hardship is acceptable to be granted asylum.

            1. “FBI found no criminal or subversive evidence with Clinton’s email server.”

              No, they found it and covered it up by making excuses and refused to prosecute. In other words, the Obama FIX is in …

      1. Suspect you noticed the down votes on your first post and mine immediately thereafter. Not one positive vote. Yes, the left is that EXTREME and out of touch with the U.S.. Guess the unemployed “red diaper doper babies” had nothing else to do today. Gee, what a surprise. I just down voted myself to break my previous record with a perfect score … 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 USA! 🇺🇸 USA!

        1. Well at least this way the one or two who did that down-voting can tell themselves ALL those people agreed with them….even if they are only in their head.

          This pretty much sums up why the left has a toddler temper-tantrum when they lose a FAIR election, they ABSOLUTELY can’t believe that anyone thinks different than they.

          1. I suspect the down voting in those high numbers is rigged by a handful of dishonest voters. Botty and I used to notice over 50 down votes in 15 minutes all the time and we laughed about it in posts. No way that is possible for honest voting, it is FAKE.

            To your other point, yes dishonest people and criminals need to feel good about themselves, contrived as it is. Certainly there are honest detractors in there as well, we just don’t know the number breakdown.

            Either way, voting on this site is uneven at best and could not care less …

    1. @Sherif,
      I wished a Happy 4th my American friends yesterday. Canadians do that.
      Unfortunately Ahole Fascists like GoeB are included in that but that is ok. He supports Tariffs so now that Harley is leaving, it will soon be Bourbon as well. We can always sell them Canadian whiskey when they cry how the Orange-top dumbass destroyed the economy. The guy has been bankrupt twice, cheats people by not paying them but yet has a Foundation that spends money illegally and people thinks he knows something about money?
      Hey GoeB, have any naked Mussolini pictures on your bedroom wall that causes you to grow hair on the palm of your hand?

      1. “Unfortunately Ahole Fascists like GoeB are included in that but that is ok.“

        You say the nicest things about me. Hardly a “Fascist” just support my country now that is finally back on track after eight years of deterioration and malaise.

        “Hey GoeB, have any naked Mussolini pictures on your bedroom wall that causes you to grow hair on the palm of your hand?”

        Earth to Buster, come in please. But you gave me an idea. The Trump store has a 50% off sale, yeah, one MAGA with President Trump poster would look great on my wall … 🇺🇸USA! 🇺🇸USA! 🇺🇸USA!

        1. Fascist just like your idol. You get a kick of seeing terrified kids taken from their mom’s? Fascist. Canada is a national security threat? Fascist. The Ahole comment was me being polite because deep down, you are ill.

          1. “You get a kick of seeing terrified kids taken from their mom’s?”

            To the liberal fascist: You don’t know what I get a kick out of, so don’t put words in my mouth! Where were you protesting when Obama did EXACTLY the SAME thing?!? Crickets : : : that’s what makes you a liberal fascist and a hypocrite. You only open your mouth and feign righteous outrage when the other party does the same. And BTW brainless, because you don’t pay attention — President Trump signed an executive order ending the practice weeks ago. Something Obama NEVER DID …

  1. Whose independence; from what from whom?

    To wish someone a Happy Independence Day is political commentary, and superficial, nearly meaningless. More meaningful to me would be to wish me a Happy Beer and Sports Day.

    And I don’t feel any happier today from most other days. If you wish me a happy day, you are presuming that I need your urging to make my day happy. Most, if not all, of my days are “happy” or happy enough especially when doing productive stuff on my iMac but especially happy when making huge progress in art production and exhibition which has nothing to do with US Independence.

    And since we live in a still expanding age of globalization, hey, pick your own holiday from other nations:

    https://www.responsivetranslation.com/2017-2018-national-holidays-around-the-world/

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