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Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:35 PM

Guess what they are calling today, down here in Alabama?????

Freedom Fest.

Our lil town held a Freedom Fest, completel with a beauty pageant.
Contestants ranged from infants ( I kid you not) on up to 18 year olds.
A 2 year old won "Lil Miss Firecracker" first place, in "infant to 4 year old " age group.
a 9 month baby girl got a prize for "most photogenic".

"Let FREEDOM ring" signs all over the place, including the paperbag with my prescriptions from the local pharmacy.

Not a mention of "4th of July".
Newspaper ads for the grocery stores used the word "Holiday". with lots of red white and blue designs.

I am up to here with "Freedom"....

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Reply Guess what they are calling today, down here in Alabama????? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 OP
femmocrat Jul 2014 #1
Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2014 #2
Scuba Jul 2014 #4
clarice Jul 2014 #10
Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2014 #15
clarice Jul 2014 #16
Crowquette Jul 2014 #3
LongTomH Jul 2014 #5
Live and Learn Jul 2014 #6
Rhinodawg Jul 2014 #7
Bluzmann57 Jul 2014 #8
hfojvt Jul 2014 #9
clarice Jul 2014 #11
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2014 #12
hfojvt Jul 2014 #17
Blue_In_AK Jul 2014 #14
hatrack Jul 2014 #13

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:38 PM

1. LOL

Bet they are the same wingnuts who whine about the "war on Christmas".

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:46 PM

2. Are they selling Freedom Fries, Patriot Pies, and Liberty Lasagna at the Freedom Fest?

 

Patriotism is the most foolish of passions and the passion of fools. Schopenhauer

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:02 PM

4. Up here in da Nort Woods, it's Freedom Fudge, Patriot Pasties and Liberty Lefse.

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:26 PM

10. JFK quote..

 

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John F. Kennedy

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Response to clarice (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:54 PM

15. How hollow that sounds 54 years later.

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:59 PM

16. also

 

Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
George Orwell

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 12:59 PM

3. The Republican War on America

 

Bill O'Reilly -- although a notorious Republican chickenhawk and Xmas Warrior Whimp -- is likely on the front lines in this Republican 'Holiday' Wankoff & Disrespect Fest to the US of A.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:06 PM

5. May I say, with feeling: "Oh, Fuck!"

The "Founding Fathers" that these inbred dolts claim to revere would spit on the lot of them!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:11 PM

6. Oh, so it is a memorial celebration in memory of freedom?

Shouldn't they hold that on memorial day?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:13 PM

7. No "Freedom Fries"?

 

eom

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Response to Rhinodawg (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:21 PM

8. Several years ago, when "freedom fries" were all the rage

You know, in 2002 when we illegally invaded Iraq, my then gf and I went to a festival up river from here in Northeastern Iowa. We spooted a stand that had "Freedom Fries" and decided that we were hungry and they looked ok to eat. Cheesy fries and all that. Anyway, I went up to the stand and asked for an order of FRENCH fries to which the woman replied, "I'm sorry sir, we don't have French Fries, just Freedom Fries." I asked what the difference was and the woman said, "We just don't like French fries." I said, "Well we do so we'll go somewhere else. Thanks." The woman didn't quite know what to say. I imagine she had something to say under her breath but we just kept walking and enjoyed a night of fine music. And we ended up getting French fries from another vendor.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:23 PM

9. one of my FB friends bristles at the name "4th of July"

Is Armistice Day called "11th of November"?
Is Christmas called "25th of December"?

Today, he says, is "Independence Day"

Is there something unAmerican about a "freedom fest" in your eyes?

The founding fathers were very big into liberty. Every coin we make has the word "liberty" stamped on the front. Because of a law from 1792 establishing the US Mint http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coinage_Act_of_1792

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:28 PM

11. +100. nt

 

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:40 PM

12. "Freedom" is a heavily used Repub buzzword.

And thrown around a LOT.
I was commenting on how my red state has changed the language of Independence Day to a political buzzword.



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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 02:08 PM

17. I think it is an American word

Not one I am gonna let a political party co-opt.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:51 PM

14. I always say Independence Day, too.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 01:45 PM

13. Know what I'd call today, for the benefit of the Alabamian Freedumb Folks?

"Vicksburg Day".

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