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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:20 AM
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The Fourth of July - What it means to the average American?
Get out the boat and the water skis. Fire up that grill. Get out those fireworks we bought over in Missouri. Get out the water guns for the kids. Invite the friends and neighbors over for the feast.

But, under no circumstances, do not think about the sad condition of your country. Do not think of your responsibility as a citizen. Do not educate yourself on the debt crisis or what it might mean for your job or your future. Let the politicians worry about those things.

Oh! And don't forget to put up the flag.
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:22 AM
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1. That's your 'made in China flag'... n/t
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crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:30 AM
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2. So we should all sit around and be depressed? Glad I'm not as enlightened as you.
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DianaForRussFeingold Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:36 AM
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3. Hmm.. Celebrating my Niece's 2nd Birthday
:party:
Independence Day! :patriot:

Hmm... My excuse to post one my favorites? :hide:
'Music video by Martina McBride':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VPpAZ9_qAw
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RedSpartan Donating Member (736 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:37 AM
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4. To REAL Merkins...
Edited on Fri Jul-01-11 06:41 AM by RedSpartan
It's a time to celebrate when our Founding Fathers like John Quincy Adams - - with the help of Paul Revere ringin' those bells and shooting his guns to warn the British - - helped create the greatest country Under Jesus the world has ever seen that would spawn such great values-driven citizens as John Wayne Gacy.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:37 AM
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20. ...
:spray:
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:15 PM
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30. Winner and still champeen.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:50 PM
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33. Game over
You win. :P
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:37 AM
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5. I agree that July 4th is about more than water skis and barbecues...
But you can keep all that doom and gloom. For me, this is a day to reflect, with glowing pride, on the great potential of what is "America".
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:38 AM
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6. So, so wrong you are
It is a time for celebrating the precepts on which this country was founded. Things like the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Yes, we have deep divisions. But the Fourth is a time fo all to celebrate.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:44 AM
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7. I'm entitled to get drunk and set things on fire once a year.
you're being a buzzkill
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:48 AM
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10. Hear, hear!
I'm with you all the (hic) way!
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:49 AM
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23. At least once a year dammit! :))
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:51 AM
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25. Hey, and we're consuming things actually produced in the U.S. Of A!!
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:46 AM
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8. Does every national holiday have to have a DU snark
session?
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:53 AM
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11. You betcha!!! n/t
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postulater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:46 AM
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9. Brats!
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canoeist52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:55 AM
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12. For quite a few Americans who work retail, it's just another day at work.
For the rest of we 95%'er it's a rare day to spent with family.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 06:57 AM
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13. Who said DU'ers were not "average Americans"?
Hey, and we don't have to work! Why don't we just get drunk and screw? :-)
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:15 AM
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16. Uhhh...
....did you just troll your own post?

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ohnoyoudidnt Donating Member (250 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:42 PM
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31. lol
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Somawas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:10 AM
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14. I'll celebrate my freedom to vote (with proper ID) for the
whore who will steal from me and give my stuff to the rich overlords in this neo-Golden Age.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:13 AM
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15. It's kind of ironic
On the Left, we tend to pooh-pooh nationalistic celebrations. But, at the same time, we fight for adherence to the Constitution that is celebrated. How conflicted are we? :)
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:20 AM
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17. For me it means my wedding anniversary! 12 years
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:23 AM
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18. Congratulations!
That's a celebration we'll all gladly support. :toast:
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Capt. America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:48 AM
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22. Thank you!
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PoliticAverse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 10:02 AM
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27. Are there still fireworks?... n/t
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:35 AM
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19. Thanks for trying to put a damper on my three-day weekend, Donny Downer
Edited on Fri Jul-01-11 07:36 AM by slackmaster
I support your right to express your opinion, but I'm not going to let you farkle up my precious time off.

:nuke:
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Shagbark Hickory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:39 AM
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21. It's hard to celecrate independence from the British when the british have so much more to live for.
:D
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:14 PM
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29. I'm so eager to trade my happiness and success for a life of quiet desperation
:crazy:
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Romulox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:50 AM
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24. WAR! WAR! WAR!

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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 07:58 AM
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26. Each and every July 4th I read the Declaration of Independence
and the US Constitution.

Each and every year I do it, I see a little bit more of it slipping away.

After I read those documents, I now sit down and have a stiff drink. Then a short cry.

I, then, get myself together and go about my day.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 10:31 AM
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28. ask people what they are doing for Independence Day. See what sort of look you get, rather than "4th
of July".
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svsuman24 Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-11 01:44 PM
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32. to me, its "The end of British tyranny day!"
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