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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:21 AM

Dan Rather tweet; "I prefer the Boston Pops, hot dogs, and Uncle Sams on stilts."




Dan Rather ✔ @DanRather

It seems Pres. Trump wants a militarized Fourth of July celebration more similar to the kinds of events overseen by dictators like his buddy Kim Jong-un. I prefer the Boston Pops, hot dogs, and Uncle Sams on stilts.

9:15 AM - Jul 1, 2019


I still remember Reagan disinviting the Beach Boys (!) from playing in the Mall on July 4th in the early 80's.

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Reply Dan Rather tweet; "I prefer the Boston Pops, hot dogs, and Uncle Sams on stilts." (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Jul 1 OP
Chin music Jul 1 #1
defacto7 Jul 1 #6
Chin music Jul 1 #7
brooklynite Jul 1 #2
Dennis Donovan Jul 1 #3
First Speaker Jul 1 #11
TNNurse Jul 1 #4
Scarsdale Jul 1 #5
marieo1 Jul 1 #8
yuiyoshida Jul 1 #9
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 1 #15
yuiyoshida Jul 1 #17
Poiuyt Jul 1 #10
Chin music Jul 1 #12
Danmel Jul 1 #13
roscoeroscoe Jul 1 #14
Democrats_win Jul 1 #16

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:25 AM

2. You remember wrong...

It was the self-serving Secretary of the Interior, who looked like an idiot when it turned out that Nancy Reagan was a big Beach Boys fan.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:33 AM

3. Oh well... can't win em all!

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 11:16 AM

11. Oh, yes...Jim Watt...he'd feel right at home in Trump's regime...

...however--to Reagan's credit--some of his appointments, like George Schultz, would not...

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:46 AM

4. And he has a private VIP area.

No very un-American. On the damn 4th of July.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 09:53 AM

5. Too bad we no longer

have "leaders" who would put a stop to this insane pandering to himself. He keeps doing more and more things that should never be allowed. No other president was this egotistical. No wonder he thinks he is untouchable. The wimps in the gop see no wrong in anything he does. He is starting to make Kim look like the adult on the world stage.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 10:19 AM

8. Yay, Dan Rather!!

Right on, Dan Rather - we all would!!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 10:41 AM

9. Trump sings National Anthem.



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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:21 PM

15. I love that video!

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:51 PM

17. Its probably right on the

mark!

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 10:54 AM

10. He just wants his damn parade

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 11:47 AM

13. Maybe we can bring back Up With People and the King Family Singers

Seems evocative of the America they want.

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:02 PM

14. This is disgusting

What a disgrace. Rain, lightning, heat! Bring it!

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Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:21 PM

16. Boston Pops & Stars and Stripes were awesome on 7/4/1976

According to the obituary for the conductor, Arthur Fiedler:

400,000 at Bicentennial Concert

If one event could be said to sum up the grandfatherly, white-haired conductor's extraordinary popular appeal, it may have been the Bicentennial concert that he led on the Fourth of July in 1976, on Boston's Esplanade. An estimated 400,000 cheering Fiedler admirers crammed themselves into the outdoor area for a free program of patriotic tunes, in what was probably the largest gathering for a musical event in the nation's history.
http://movies2.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1217.html

They still repeat this experience in Boston and sometimes on CBS but nothing compares with that night. With all the hoopla surrounding the nation's bicentennial celebration, it was the Boston Pops who were a wonderful icing on the cake.

I couldn't find it on youtube, although they do have the 1812 Overture from that night. The comments below the video are great.
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