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rse

Happy 4th of July everyone.

Daniel Greenfield has written a nice essay on why the individual and their right to decide their own paths to happiness is the real point of that deliberately misinterpreted Declaration. http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/07/remember-your-right-to-happiness.html

rse

Let me interrupt dd's flow with another appalling thing Danielle Allen declares that is 180 degrees from the actual intentions of the Founders. She believes that "it is the job of democratic government to secure and enable the capacities of each individual."

In her mind none of us are anything unless governments intervene.

rse

sbw will appreciate that the verbal skills now needed by everyone as a key component of being citizenship-ready are the "capacity to use language to identify problems and find and develop resolutions."

Yuck. Could the NYT have found someone with a more appalling view for bolstering the primacy of the State during a time when we rightly celebrate our independence from government?

Dublindave 2016

Barrack Obama is considered the worst President since WW2. even though he's reduced the deficit by 2 thirds(something no Republican President has ever been able to do), the unemployment rate just fell to 6.2 per cent with the fastest job creation since the Clinton era and under the President's watch the stock market just hit 17,000 for the first time in history.

This is why i'm a Democrat. Happy 4th.

Dublindave 2016

The worst President since world war 2,Barrack Obama will be celebrating the 4th with a special event of the WH with members of the military and their families.

A majority of people have stated that in economic terms, they'd rather the policies of George W.Bush(responsible for cratering the US economy)put back in place.


Happy forth and enjoy this new wave of excellent economic news from the worst President since world war two.

rich@gmu

Record 92,120,000 Americans Not Working, Not Looking...

10.7%: Black Unemployment More Than Double That of Whites...

62.8% labor participation rate

rich@gmu

Recovery Summer 6: Higher Gas Prices, Higher Food Prices, and Part Time Employment!

Recovery Summer 6 Bonus Feature: Alien Invasion ... don't plan on getting sick or having to go to a hospital.

rich@gmu

and a Happy Fourth everyone.

rich@gmu

miss marple great news that Norman was found.

henry

Tyrants everywhere can kiss my a%%. Happy Independents Day!

Miss Marple

Ah, DublinDave, why aren't you extolling that he is opening the Fourth festivities with a visit to a mosque, which the Muslims are touting as a sign that pretty soon THeIR rights are going to be given proper attention?

Hmmmm?

anonamom

OT--trying to catch up, though I know I'm losing you this weekend--

rse--re: CURSIVE--my Montessori children too know how to write--which I believe will be the HUGE class divider in the world to come.
Like playing music, it does things to brains we are only beginning to be able to appreciate.

Miss Marple

Regarding cursive, the #1 reason it should be taught is so that you can read it! #2 (according to my art teacher sister) is that without it and scissor cutting, most children do not do anything else to develop fine motor skills, which need to be developed early if we want to have future generations of surgeons and artists and jewelers, etc.

Miss Marple

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/03/ex-white-house-flack-jay-carney-to-msnbc/

Raise your hands if you are surprised.

I thought so.

rich@gmu

anonamom-

hope the storm didn't do too much damage (which goes for all our JOMers in NC and in the remaining path. Esp JM Hanes).

a happy fourth regardless.

rich@gmu

Obama is really going to a mosque today (and drudge has it flagged up he is going to welcome the invasion army today as well)

nice.

rich@gmu

i'll be damned ...
http://nationalreport.net/obama-visit-mosque-host-muslim-leaders-july-4th/

can't speak to the credibility of the source, but there you go ...

Frau Unabhaengig

A glorious Independence Day!


Carney is being punished for a mistake?

rich@gmu

just finding his level ... he'll be credible to the 2 or 3 viewers they get.

pagar

http://victoriajackson.com/11369/obama-visits-mosque-4th-july

"“According to Earnest, following his visit to the Mosque, the President will host the traditional White House July 4th cookout. Several influential Muslim leaders have been invited to attend the cookout, as a further gesture of goodwill.”

Unbelievable!

rse

anonamom & mm-

My eldest has very precise fine motor skills that I attribute to the cursive and also hours spent for years creating entire Lego cities.

I got tickled one time when he was travelling and apparently only had access to a scrap of paper. He had no trouble writing clearly in tiny print telling us what he was up to.

anonamom-what I have noticed with all of my kids is that the long term habit of reading has changed them. They take for granted access to info that their peers, profs, and teachers find unusual because it's not what anyone provided.

Well maybe me. Here's to continue to create Axemaker Minds since cronydom finds that such an obstacle to the intended usurpation.

Miss Marple

https://www.numbersusa.com/news/not-my-backyard-feds-efforts-relocate-illegal-aliens-border

Map of sites where illegals are being sent. I am sure it isn't complete but it's a good graphic. Preponderance are in Texas.

rich@gmu

traditional bbq without pork ...

so confused?

Miss Marple

rich, I am sure all those Afghan and Iraq veterans will be thrilled to have Muslim mosque leaders there while something like LAMB is probably served because God forbid the Muslims have to see pork BBQ.

I am interested in how this works out.

rich@gmu

they f' up the big stuff and small stuff ...

good grief

Rick B

Rich,

There's just nothing that says '4th of July' like beheading an infidel on the lawn of the White House.

The Mahometan headchoppers own BOzo like TJ owned Sally.

BeenThereDoneThat

A hot dagger in the eye to you, America! Obama makes it clear he'd rather spend this American Independence Day honoring an ideology that abhors individual freedom, physically disfigures and enslaves its women; believes it is sacred to blatantly lie to 'infidels' while it blindly pursues its goal of one day ruling the entire world. And of course, proudly vows to murder anyone, anywhere, who stands in its way.

What a guy, that Obama.

derwill

I see that duda is celebrating the inflation of the portforlios of the 1%, which is occurring at the expense of the poor and the middle class thanks to his messiah's idiotic economic policy. So some Goldman Sachs executive is celebrating on his yacht today with a bottle of champagne that costs more than silly, deluded duda--who has to live in his mother's basement--gets in welfare in a month. And the sucker thinks this is just great.

So who's your daddy now, duda?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

Is it true Obama went to a mosque?

Extraneus

What dublindave doesn't get is that the market crashed right when people started realizing in mid-2008 that Obama was going to win. The best financial move I've ever made, by far, was getting out as soon as I thought he was going to be president.

So brag about the rise above the floor, dd, and I'm happy about it, too, but your hero had a lot to do with the depth of that floor.

rich@gmu

lol Rick. A Happy Fourth to you and yours.

stumped ... or he has lost it and it is only a matter of time before he shelters in place for a few weeks at camp david, then uncorks his malaise speech.

at least he'll have his invasion army in place.

rich@gmu

>>>Is it true Obama went to a mosque?

Posted by: Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself | July 04, 2014 at 10:30 AM<<<

apparently yes, and with a side of halal fixins' for his July 4th bash.

Dublindave 2016

"Is it true Obama went to a mosque"

Sad.

rich@gmu

a classic ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMUgNg7aD8M

can't even remember which prayer circle he's in...

Miss Marple

http://hashtagholly.blogspot.com/2014/06/norahs-story-reality-of-obamacare.html?m=1

Personal account of problems with employer insurance due to the shifting sands of Obamacare.

Jack is Back! (In the USA)

"Is it true Obama went to a mosque"

I thought he went every Friday at noon? Why is this so special?

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

I don't think it's true, Rich.

matt

One of the things we regular Americans on't get is that the Muslim sense of repression is real.

You see, in the Ummah anyone who is not Muslim is an untermensch. So it is natural and right to Muslims to have rights superior to anyone else. Therefore, our American concept of equal rights is repressive of Mulims. We, especially, are just a bunch of dumbass crackers, after all.

I would also suggest that on this Independence Day we start a new campaign to finish the fence. Every interested American should devote 1-2 days to going down to the border and erecting 10' of fence.

I'm sure we could find construction companies to donate the heavy equipment and maybe Arcelor Mittal might donate the materials.

Dig, post, cement, weld, repeat. We could be done by Christmas. Then let's talk reform.

jimmyk

No on topic comments? About baseball on the 4th of July?

I doubt MLB allows an appeal on a continuing play. Once the guy was called safe, the catcher acted on that assumption. Either the umps messed up in allowing the appeal, or MLB screwed up its appeal rule. I suspect the former, and the protest will be upheld.

Happy 4th, everyone.

rich@gmu

the Peggster found the keys to the liquor cabinet again:

But I'm not sure people are noticing the sheer strangeness of how the president is responding to the lack of success around him. He once seemed a serious man. He wrote books, lectured on the Constitution. Now he seems unserious, frivolous, shallow. He hangs with celebrities, plays golf. His references to Congress are merely sarcastic: "So sue me." "They don't do anything except block me. And call me names. It can't be that much fun."

(use the one weird google trick) ...

Jane

Dudu,

You know what caused the unemployment rate to drop? The republicans refusal to extend unemployment insurance again. Shocking eh?

Miss Marple

jimmyk,

I am in an area where the closest major league team is Cincinnati, almost 2 hours away.

I grew up without baseball, as our minor league team's old ballpark was in a bad part of town to which few of my contemporaries wanted to go. My son didn't like baseball and after a couple years of Little league changed to a summer swim team.

So I just don't know anything about it other than the basic rules and a few famous names. This is why I didn't comment on topic.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Actually Jane it's that and full time jobs being replaced with part time ones and people dropping out of the work force. You know, the Barry's great achievement;

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Rick B

My pursuit of happiness never involves the Thugs on Drugs circenses so I'm exercising my inalienable right by going off topic.
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He once seemed a serious man.

Only to the pignorant, Peggy.

henry

Why shouldn't baseball outcomes be decided by lawyers? Next thing we know hits must be allocated by race or the DOJ and EEOC will wreak vengeance. Most important, any pitcher who throws better than the JEF will be scorned like the racists they are.

-- Dreams from DuDa

rich@gmu

Janet-

think you are right and sorry i got taken in by a hoax.

not enough coffee this morning.

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Contra SultanKnish, the only part of the Declaration that bothers me is "the pursuit of happiness". It's a noble sentiment but far too easily manipulated by collectivist do gooders who wish to compel us to pursue what they think should make us happy.
The Lockean "life, liberty and property" is considerably less poetic but a lot closer to securing the means by which we can pursue whatever it is we wish to pursue unimpeded by the infernal, omnipresent busy bodies of the world.

DebinNC

Preponderance are in Texas.

Especially SE TX around Houston, but none at all nearby in heavily Catholic LA. Looks like "LA Purchase III" to help Mary Landriew's chances in Nov..

Threadkiller

Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness

How the Natural Law Concept of Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizInspired America's Founding Fathers

by Robert Trout

Part I

The American Revolution was a battle against the philosphophy of John Locke.

Emmerich de Vattel's The Law of Nations was key in framing the United Statesas the world's first constitutional republic.

http://www.schillerinstitute.org/fid_97-01/971_vattel.html

Him again?

rich@gmu

TK-

prayers for a speedy recovery. yikes.

DebinNC

BOzo demands "economic patriotism" in the second speech in 2 days. Basically, anyone who doesn't support BOzo in everything he says and does is unpatriotic.

rich@gmu

nice ...

i'm going to launch some fireworks and drink beer.

Danube on iPad

This used to be a free country.

"A family’s livestock enterprise in New Mexico is in danger of being completely shut down now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the meadow jumping mouse to be an endangered species, Watchdog reports. The new regulations came into effect from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, and as a result, the U.S. Forest Service is considering installing 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse, which would permanently prevent the Lucero family’s livestock from grazing."

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Few things say more about the left than the current almost universal turn toward using the words migrant and immigrant when referring to illegal aliens in an attempt to blur the lines and make all immigration synonymous.
To cheer Barry on with his unilateral DREAMmare which has caused this mess and the deaths of not a few minor "migrants" is.....what's the word for way worse then disgustingly cynical? Traitorous?

They are willing to illegally import as many hapless new consumers of the welfare state and mowers of their lawns as they need to remake America into their own graven image.
In not too many years, if they're not stopped, we're going to celebrating Dependence Day on May 1st, with a bonus fiesta/siesta on Cinco de Quatro.
July 4th will simply be another nose to Leviathan's grindstone day.

Captain Hate

Contra SultanKnish, the only part of the Declaration that bothers me is "the pursuit of happiness". It's a noble sentiment but far too easily manipulated by collectivist do gooders who wish to compel us to pursue what they think should make us happy.

I think where a lot of problems start is that pursuing a concept of happiness isn't the same thing as attaining it.

pagar

"think you are right and sorry i got taken in by a hoax."
I posted a link to it also.
If we did get taken in, according to Google there are a lot of sites that have articles showing they were taken in also.
My guess is that he planned to and some one realized how it would appear to the American public. I wonder what the menu is for the BBQ?

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Orwellian, Deb.
For years the left excoriated the right for correctly implying that the many parts of the leftist project contrary to the Constitution and Declaration could be seen as less than patriotic or even that nonpartisan displays of loving your country and generic demonstrations of patriotism were chauvinistic and unseemly.

Now, Napoleon like, the Swine in chief and his little piggies tell us not supporting those parts of the leftist project contrary to the Constitution and Declaration, let alone criticizing them, is unpatriotic.

We're heading, probably inexorably, to another Lexington and Concord. The course of human events......

Threadkiller

Danube, they should put Fish and Wildlife in charge of the border fence.

Threadkiller

Thanks rich.

To loosely quote Jim Croce:

"TK looked like a jigsaw puzzle, with a couple of pieces gone..."

jimmyk

Hey, TK, catching up, saw your accident report. Glad it wasn't worse, hope your recovery is speedy.

Janet - the districts lie fallow, while the Capitol gorges itself

"No one's written your destiny for you, because here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future." - President Obama

He forgot to add...with government help.

http://weaselzippers.us/192209-barack-obama-marks-fourth-of-july-with-a-picture-of-barack-obama/

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Yeah, isn't that something? They can build a veritable Berlin Wall to protect a jumping meadow muffin kangaroo mouse or whatever it was, but protect the country?
Well, we can build some barriers for cars where no cars are and that's good enough, right?

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

Can we get America declared an endangered species?

Ignatz Ratzkiwaski

There's only one left, it's diseased and it's habitat is being destroyed.

Barry's plan is, throw a net on it and try a captive breeding program.

NKonIPad

Ig/Zig @11:38 gets it right. The 6.1 U3 rateis the result of millions leaving the work force am employers converting millions of jobs to part time to avoid ObummerCare and state employment rules.

Frau Unabhaengig

"... here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future." - President Obama
Our Community-Agitator-in-Chief didn't write his; Billy the Commie Bomber did.

AliceH

Occurred to me it's been a long while since I've heard that former-favorite liberal snark that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel".

McCloud

Too good to check.... Obama to mosque appears to be a hoax done to embarrass righties. Earnest mentioned nothing about this in his briefing yesterday.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/786036-obama-mosque-july-4-hoax-to-visit-mosque-host-muslim-leaders-on-july-4th-national-report-article-is-fake/

Tried to post this on their site last night and of course the comment wasn't allowed.

Frau Unabhaengig

It's impossible to embarrass progs...or shame them.

Frau Unabhaengig

AliceH - seen "Dissent is Patriotic" lately?

Frau Unabhaengig

A comment from Spengler's latest:

Today we got a text from our niece. Her best friend just gave birth to healthy triplet boys. Their parents have named them Eyal, Gilad, and Naftali.

L'chaim.

Comanche Voter

Extraneus has it right; the market and the economy tanked when it became apparent that Da Bamstuh was going to win in 2008. As a retiree, I watch what the market does to my investments.

Now I happened to retire in the summer of 2000 taking a lump sum payout. Clinton supposedly had a booming economy; au contraire ---I watched some of my fellow retirees take a 40 per cent hit between early July and November as the dot com bubble collapsed. All of the damage was done by the end of November and Dubya wasn't even in office yet. Four years later with 3% unemployment Jean Fraud Kerry was braying through his horse's nose (how can a horse's ass like Kerrry also have a horse's nose? But I digress) about a "jobless recovery" and "the worst economy since the Depression". There are a heck of a lot of people out there today who would get down on their knees and thank their lucky stars if we had an economy such as existed in 2004.

Dubya got handed a worse economic opener than Obama-- but Dubya went out and did something about it, made the right moves etc. The Bamster--not so much. He'd rather lecture and golf.

Danube on iPad

"No one's written your destiny for you, because here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future." - President Obama

Unless you have a jumping meadow mouse on your grazing land.

Danube on iPad

"the market and the economy tanked when it became apparent that Da Bamstuh was going to win in 2008"

I just don't think that's a defensible position. It began to tank when the banks started going belly up, and McCain was still leading my a slim margin. Then McCain suspended his campaign, was perceived as a hapless fool for doing so, and never recovered.

Miss Marple

Danube, it is also when the attacks on Palin got out of control, so it's hard to decide how much each affected the campaign.

I do agree that the beginning of the economic downturn began before the election.

Obama, however, deserves all of the blame for making it much worse than it needed to be.

Sidwhite

Agree with jimmyk. The ump at 2nd told the catcher (with the "safe" sign) that the force was still on at the plate. Why waste time trying to tag a runner that was already out. Don't see where the bad call at 2nd prejudiced the Jays. Either the out at home stands or both outs stand.

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