Sunday, July 4, 2010
Full Metal Jacket Reach Around: The Fourth of July 2010 Edition
Then we drove back to Lamoni, rested a bit, and went to the Fourth of July parade: teenagers rode their prize horses, decorated with stars and bows, tractors, flatbed trailers decorated for the holiday, the town's firetruck...it was great!
At the end of the day there was a cookout in his sister's backyard; hot dogs and s'mores. After dark we drove over to the football stadium (I think...it was dark) and watched fireworks. A perfect day, and I think that's when I realized I could absolutely live in a small, small town and forgo all the big city "advantages" for a life like that.
Okay, enough waxing nostalgia; let's get on to the links! I have new memories to make today.
Doug Ross has done some great work this week and I'll highlight a couple of posts: first is this one about how Bank of America will charge employees for health care based on their salary. This is not a good thing. And here is Doug's post about the media blackout of the Gulf oil crisis.
And omigod don't miss this report by Gateway Pundit about Team Obama sending goons to shut up Billy Nungesser, who has been very vocal, as you know, on television. Incredible.
Smitty at The Other McCain also chimes in on the Gulf media circus, as does Obi's Sister.
Althouse (who has never linked me, by the way) does, from time to time, some hilarious interpretation of Drudge's images. This one is great. She's had her camera out again and has some great shots.
Professor Jacobson's Saturday Night Card Game was about racist dogs.
Pirate's Cove lists some great things about America. Can you add to his list?
Pecan Corner has some eloquent thoughts on the oil spill.
Backyard Conservative looks at Obama and Blago.
They had a Fourth of July parade where SWAC Girl lives!
Humor break: Andy has a funny joke. Go ahead, we'll wait.
Bread Upon the Waters has one of my favorite scenes from the John Adams miniseries. Perfect.
DaTechguy has a book recommendation and I'm already on it.
Reaganite Republican has video of Ronald Reagan's 1986 Independence Day address.
I'm having fun with this new blog; anyone who has ever looked at a catalog will think it's funny. Scroll through and read all of them. Some had me in tears! Catalog Living.
Loved No Sheeples Here roundup! Love the picture of the No Sheeples Here Institute for Conservative Studies! Beautiful!
Don't miss Michelle Malkin's July 4 post.
Donald Douglas also went to a Tea Party yesterday. He, too, noted that there were fewer signs than before. What's up with that?
My Bossier has a little patriotic musical interlude. So does Caught Him With a Corndog. Go ahead. Go listen. I'll wait.
Adrienne's Corner reminds you what happened to the men who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Wyblog reminds us that the Bush tax cuts are about to expire and what that will mean for you. Scary.
I'm going to Pundette's house for my Fourth of July dessert.
Sister Toldjah calls Michael Steele's comments about Afghanistan "intolerable." She's right. Generation Patriot agrees.
Finally, be sure to check out C. L. Bryant's One Nation Back to God page.
Okay, I'm taking the rest of the day off to celebrate the Fourth. I'll be back, rested, rejuvenated and ready to fight tomorrow. You do the same and have a happy and safe Fourth!