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road kill
07-03-2012, 11:37 AM
I just wanted to be the first to wish you all a Happy DEPENDENCE Day!!!



Yeah, yeah, it used to be INDEPENDENCE day, but times have changed!!



RK

Daniel J Simoens
07-03-2012, 11:42 AM
NICE!! FYI, I'm stealing this!

charly_t
07-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Ditto to all of you.

huntinman
07-03-2012, 01:39 PM
I just wanted to be the first ti wish you all a Happy DEPENDENCE Day!!!



Yeah, yeah, it used to be INDEPENDENCE day, but times have changed!!



RK



especially for you!! Didn't you say "I Do" last Friday??

gmhr1
07-03-2012, 01:46 PM
I'm sure if Obama gets elected he will do away with the 4th of July or tax us if we celebrate

Uncle Bill
07-03-2012, 05:41 PM
I empathize with you Stan. I fear many of us have been punched in the gut by the lefties. It's going to be hard to 'wave Old Glory' with what's hanging over this nation now...and it will be worse if we fail to rid the country of this rot in November. If this oligarchy continues in power, true Americans will never again be in charge. Here's what we have to look forward to.

UB


"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to
eat," Julia yelled to her husband.
"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he
answered.
Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the
traditional holiday football game between Detroit
and Washington .
Ever since the government passed the Civility in
Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football
for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example
it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was
far less of a football fan than he used to be.

Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting. Yet it
wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in.
It was more the thought of eating another Tofu
Turkey . Even though it was the best type of
Veggie-Meat available after the government revised
the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl
to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which
already included potatoes, cranberry sauce,
and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real
turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed
the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day
of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge
the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of
Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of
its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

The unearthly gleam of government-mandated
fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look
even weirder than it actually was, and the room
was always cold.

Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation
Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which
were monitored and controlled by the electric
company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the
north side of the house was barely tolerable
throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family.
Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in
October, when she had used up her legal allotment
of life-saving medical treatment.

He had had many heated conversations with the
Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the
private insurance market finally went bankrupt,
and everyone was forced into the government health
care program.

And though he demanded she be kept on her
treatment, it was a futile effort.

"The RHC's resources are limited", explained the
government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the
phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to
which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to
plug in his electric car last night, the only kind
available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021
outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for
everyone but government officials.

The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too
far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on
the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife
were flying in.

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had
extra cushions for the occasion.

No one complained more than John about the pain of
sitting down so soon after the government-mandated
cavity searches at airports, which severely
aggravated his hemorrhoids.

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a
cavity
bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the
added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity"
in order to stay "one step ahead of the
terrorists."

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such
probing ever since the government expanded their
scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via

Anti-Profiling Act of 2022.

That law made it a crime to single out any group
or
individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when
probable
cause was involved.

Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations,
bus
depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.
Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but
most Americans expect a Court composed of six
progressives and three conservatives to leave the
law intact.

"A living Constitution is extremely flexible",
said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "
Europe has had laws like this one for years. We
should learn from their example", she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.
He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old
daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored
him.
Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that
she could text anyone at any time, even during
Atonement Dinner.

Their only real confrontation had occurred when he

limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining
that was all he could afford.

She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter
altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding
he got in public school that global warming, the
bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other
calamities were "just around the corner", but
Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude
that ranged between simmering surliness and
outright hostility.

It didn't help that Jason had reported his father
to the police for smoking a cigarette in the
house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control
Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere
within 500 feet of another human being.

Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have
been considered excessive before the American
dollar became virtually worthless as a result of
QE13.

The latest round of quantitative easing the
federal government initiated was, once again, to
"spur economic growth."

This time, they promised to push unemployment
below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was
not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful,
Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day
of Atonement.

At least, he had his memories.

He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his
children would never know what life was like in
the Good Old Days, long before government promises
to make life "fair for everyone" realized their
full potential.

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans,
never realized how much things could change when
they didn't happen all at once, but little by
little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public
had stood up while there was still time, maybe
back around 2011, when all the real nonsense
began.

"Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd
just said 'enough is enough' when we had the
chance," he thought.
Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so

Doug Kennedy
07-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Happy 4th of July...God Bless America!!!!!!!!!!

paul young
07-04-2012, 01:10 PM
Thank you Doug! same to you and wishing you and yours many more! Nice post!-Paul

huntinman
07-04-2012, 01:20 PM
I empathize with you Stan. I fear many of us have been punched in the gut by the lefties. It's going to be hard to 'wave Old Glory' with what's hanging over this nation now...and it will be worse if we fail to rid the country of this rot in November. If this oligarchy continues in power, true Americans will never again be in charge. Here's what we have to look forward to.

UB


"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to
eat," Julia yelled to her husband.
"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he
answered.
Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the
traditional holiday football game between Detroit
and Washington .
Ever since the government passed the Civility in
Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football
for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example
it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was
far less of a football fan than he used to be.

Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting. Yet it
wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in.
It was more the thought of eating another Tofu
Turkey . Even though it was the best type of
Veggie-Meat available after the government revised
the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl
to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which
already included potatoes, cranberry sauce,
and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real
turkey.

And ever since the government officially changed
the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day
of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge
the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of
Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of
its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

The unearthly gleam of government-mandated
fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look
even weirder than it actually was, and the room
was always cold.

Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation
Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which
were monitored and controlled by the electric
company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the
north side of the house was barely tolerable
throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family.
Or at least most of the family.

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in
October, when she had used up her legal allotment
of life-saving medical treatment.

He had had many heated conversations with the
Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the
private insurance market finally went bankrupt,
and everyone was forced into the government health
care program.

And though he demanded she be kept on her
treatment, it was a futile effort.

"The RHC's resources are limited", explained the
government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the
phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to
which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to
plug in his electric car last night, the only kind
available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021
outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for
everyone but government officials.

The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too
far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on
the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife
were flying in.

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had
extra cushions for the occasion.

No one complained more than John about the pain of
sitting down so soon after the government-mandated
cavity searches at airports, which severely
aggravated his hemorrhoids.

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a
cavity
bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the
added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity"
in order to stay "one step ahead of the
terrorists."

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such
probing ever since the government expanded their
scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via

Anti-Profiling Act of 2022.

That law made it a crime to single out any group
or
individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when
probable
cause was involved.

Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations,
bus
depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.
Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but
most Americans expect a Court composed of six
progressives and three conservatives to leave the
law intact.

"A living Constitution is extremely flexible",
said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "
Europe has had laws like this one for years. We
should learn from their example", she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.
He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old
daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored
him.
Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that
she could text anyone at any time, even during
Atonement Dinner.

Their only real confrontation had occurred when he

limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining
that was all he could afford.

She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter
altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding
he got in public school that global warming, the
bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other
calamities were "just around the corner", but
Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude
that ranged between simmering surliness and
outright hostility.

It didn't help that Jason had reported his father
to the police for smoking a cigarette in the
house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control
Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere
within 500 feet of another human being.

Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have
been considered excessive before the American
dollar became virtually worthless as a result of
QE13.

The latest round of quantitative easing the
federal government initiated was, once again, to
"spur economic growth."

This time, they promised to push unemployment
below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was
not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful,
Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day
of Atonement.

At least, he had his memories.

He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his
children would never know what life was like in
the Good Old Days, long before government promises
to make life "fair for everyone" realized their
full potential.

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans,
never realized how much things could change when
they didn't happen all at once, but little by
little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public
had stood up while there was still time, maybe
back around 2011, when all the real nonsense
began.

"Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd
just said 'enough is enough' when we had the
chance," he thought.
Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so



Damn... that's depressing. Time to wake up your friends and neighbors folks... if it's not too late already.

Gerry Clinchy
07-04-2012, 02:27 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/03/where-is-william-penn-grandfather-our-nation-when-need-him/

Worth the read for historical perspective ...

Although I live in Pennsylvania, I never quite realized how much William Penn had such foresight with "the truths we hold to be self-evident".

Happy 4th!

charly_t
07-04-2012, 02:46 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/03/where-is-william-penn-grandfather-our-nation-when-need-him/

Worth the read for historical perspective ...

Although I live in Pennsylvania, I never quite realized how much William Penn had such foresight with "the truths we hold to be self-evident".

Happy 4th!

Thank you for posting that link. Very good article.

timfran87
07-04-2012, 03:07 PM
I love this forum. I'm stealing the dependence day quote as well. Its going on facebook.

Franco
07-05-2012, 09:02 PM
From a 4th of July parade in Maryland That's a manure spreader they are rididng in.
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