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Happy Independence Day!

That's what it is, and it needs to be called that.  Calling it "the 4th" marginalizes the true meaning, reducing the day to just another excuse for beer and a barbecue.  

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On this Independence Day North Korea fires an ICBM capable nuke with a trajectory allowing it to hit Alaska and the lead story at CNN is their "but hurtness" over Trump's CGI enhanced wrestle slam down of their logo... And oh' yeah, North Korea fired off a ICBM capable nuke.... blah, blah, blah....

July 4, 2017 at 10:59 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

And now, China and Russia are calling on us to "de-escalate" the tension over the Norks and their ICBMs. Sorry - screw Russia and China. If they had any real desire for de-escalation, they would go into North Korea and shoot that insane little pot-bellied cretin right in the middle of that ridiculous haircut.

July 4, 2017 at 13:52 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --

Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In Jefferson's draft there is a part on slavery here

In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

July 4, 2017 at 13:54 | Registered CommenterWinston

LOL.. We felt the same about Obama and the Dems but we just beat their ass at the polls. Your #Resistance is dying from lack of conviction and facts. #Winning is taking over. Demwit causes weren't helped by "Former President Shitshow" talking down America overseas this week and numerous demwit protests burning American flags on the Independence Day. But hey' that's demwits, they can F' Up a two piece puzzle.

July 5, 2017 at 00:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I'm somewhat puzzled by Winston posting a manifesto that destroys the foundations of today's oppressive collectivism. Could he possibly be any more confused?

July 5, 2017 at 07:05 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Red; I believe in the Seven Stages of #Resistance psychology, 'Manifesto' is just after 'Hysteria' and right before 'Collapse.'

July 5, 2017 at 10:32 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Where does CNN fit in? "Collapse" seems about right, given their tears of despair over being lampooned by a silly WWE video.

July 6, 2017 at 07:27 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Norway Voluntary Tax Plan Brings in Just $1,382"

Bwa, Bwa, Bwa I see Norway libs are as cheap as the ones in the U.S. Spend other people's money and and bitch about the unfairness of it all......

July 6, 2017 at 14:14 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Demwit Mayor under felony indictment wants constituent suckers to buy her a new car with tax payer dollars. If you vote no or think a mayor under felony indictment (again) doesn't deserve a new car; well your just a cracker racist.

July 6, 2017 at 14:35 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The Fake News Industry went into overdrive with a really stupid and deliberately misleading video. Chris Cillizza, of the now-infamous CNN, did his utmost to spread around an edited video supposedly showing Trump being insulted by Poland's first lady. The full video proves the lie, but truth didn't stop the haters from taking the false narrative viral.

Lost in all the internet Trump-hating is the fact that Trump was warmly and hugely welcomed by the Poles. But that's not what the haters want people to know.

July 7, 2017 at 07:52 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

True colors showing. The mayor of New York City, Commie Bill De Blasio, has no time to attend services for an assassinated NYPD officer, because he had to jet off to join other assorted commies, anarchists, and assholes in opposition to the G20. In addition to the scum-laden agenda of Commie Bill, I'd like to know why NYC taxpayers are forced to support Hizzoner's globe-trotting. Call me crazy, but shouldn't a mayor be getting potholes filled, like he's paid to do?

The priorities and ethics of the left, on public display. Again. Still.

July 7, 2017 at 09:35 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard


1). Europeans are in a bit of a quandary; for the prior eight years they've been used to a U.S. President who talks down America, not espouse it's greatness..

2). de Blasio hates the cops and it's my understanding the feeling is mutual... Although if something were to happen to de Blasio the cops would have the class to show up at his funeral...

July 7, 2017 at 11:53 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Wasn't it the objective of the MSM to take down Trump? Anyone see CNN's cratering Nielsen numbers??? Wow... Between Fake News, Made-Up News, Threat News, Crazy News and Mika and Joe News; Trump is kicking ass....

July 7, 2017 at 12:17 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

There's real news out there, but it remains to be seen if the decrepit MSM will devote any time to it, in between endless segments of Trump-bashing fake news.

July 7, 2017 at 15:39 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"CNN prime time shows draw fewer viewers than reruns of Yogi Bear cartoon"
Bwa, Bwa,Bwa,Bwa,bwa

July 7, 2017 at 18:55 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Funny how some "Progressives' talk of the Declaration of Independence' but do not understand uniquely American exceptional ideals like Individualism, Independence and self reliance. they would rather subject us to the tyranny of the majority. SAD.

July 7, 2017 at 20:21 | Unregistered Commentergriswold3

Lefties can't tolerate that freedom stuff, Gris. Hell's bells, if we returned to the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the law of the Constitution, lefties would lose every bit of their much-coveted power structure.

July 8, 2017 at 11:35 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

NYT News Flash... Breathless.... Panting....Donald Trump Jr met with a Russian lawyer who has influence to re-start American adoptions of Russian children. The Russian lawyer has been to Kremlin... Panting.....Breathless...

The daily be-clowning of the NYT/CNN axis continues.

July 9, 2017 at 00:30 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I talked to a Russian recently, about my Kaspersky anti-virus program. I must have been up to no good. Arrest me!

July 9, 2017 at 10:18 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Muslim activist claims 'jihad' comments were misinterpreted"

I know when I hear 'jihad' I think of peace and tranquility....

July 9, 2017 at 12:34 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Yeah, it's tragic how those poor innocent sharia-pushing death-to-America cult members keep getting "misinterpreted." Kinda like Kathy Griffin getting "misinterpreted." Of course, there's a difference. Griffin is just an ignorant piece of crap, but Islamists want us dead or subjugated.

July 9, 2017 at 12:58 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So Junior, Jared and Manafort met with a Russian promising them damaging intel on Hillary Clinton.

They go to great pains to assure us Daddy/Dad-in-law/The Boss knew nothing of this.

Certainly nothing to see here. Nothing at all.

July 9, 2017 at 20:34 | Registered CommenterWinston

LOL..... I see Winston and the NYT are still fu*king that chicken.

July 9, 2017 at 23:00 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"The Hill’s John Solomon reports that “more than half” of former FBI Director James Comey’s seven memos of conversations with President Trump “have been determined to contain classified information, according to interviews with officials familiar with the documents.”

These are the same memo's that Comey shared with his law prof buddy who had no top secret clearance... Yeah if this scenario sounds familiar it's because David Patraeus did the same thing with his biographer and barely escaped jail. Oh' btw, it was James Comey who headed the Patraeus investigation.... Demwits are dumping Comey as a reliable Trump attack dog faster than Fat Hilda can down a dozen martini's....

July 10, 2017 at 07:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Nice try, Winifred, but no cigar. Hey, while you are "researching" things (copying and pasting from leftie blogs), how about giving us an update on Fusion GPS and its involvement here? No? Why not? Uncomfortable?

July 10, 2017 at 07:38 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I still have serious reservations about the way Trump carries on, but I have to admire some of the things he does to stick a thumb in the eye of the globalists. Latest example is his silent statement at the G20 confab. While all the other good little global capitulators were wearing their cute little G20 lapel pins, Trump wore his U.S. flag lapel pin. Silent, but loud and clear. Well done.

July 10, 2017 at 07:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

James Comey demonstrated a total disregard for the seriousness of Hillary's national security breaches, so I guess it's consistent that his own behavior demonstrates a similar disregard.

This could get interesting.

July 10, 2017 at 09:26 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard


The Times employed SIX reporters on this story plus ONE researcher and of course buried in the article they conceded they could find no evidence that Trump Jr. asked for or came away with any oppo. dirt on Fat Hilda... You would think if six reporters and one researcher found shit they would have written something on this fact? But nope; they just wanted the sensationalized headline...As the President Trump and "Russian collusion" story fades into the hilarity of the left-wing sewer swamp, the hateful MSM has turned on the next Trump in line. Who knows how far this goes down the Trump family tree? Will Barron be exposed for liking a girl in 7th grade whose grandfather is a twice removed Russian immigrant?


July 10, 2017 at 11:45 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"Operation Pepe Nation: We Got Don Jr's Back!"

July 10, 2017 at 11:56 | Registered CommenterWinston

"Chelsea Clinton Attacks Trump – Ends Up Looking Stupid Again"


July 10, 2017 at 12:09 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"If, as expected, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) runs for re-election in 2018, he will face an unlikely challenger for the Democratic nomination: Jon Svitavsky, a social worker and advocate for the homeless who has never run for office before. Svitavsky, who calls himself "a bona fide, strong, left-wing Christian liberal," says he shares many of Sanders' political views — if anything, he adds, "I'm more liberal than Bernie" — but he is no fan of Sanders' conduct, calling him "a vicious politician. So many good words, but so arrogant."

Whoa, whoa, whoa lefty.... That's bank robbin' Saint Bernie your dissing there.. I know Bernie talks about the 1% then he rips off banks for $10 mil and buys a $660k second home on a lake but he wants to do good...

We can all only pray the Demwit Vermont Senate debates are live streamed. OMG the comedy value of two ultra-lefties trying to "Out Venezuela" each other will be priceless...

July 10, 2017 at 12:17 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I keep forgetting: are you supposed to be the smart one, or is that the Drama Queen? It's so confusing.

July 10, 2017 at 12:25 | Registered CommenterWinston

"Out Venezuela" each other..."

Home run there, Tom. I want the popcorn concession for THAT debate.

July 10, 2017 at 13:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

By this time next year the live feed for the debate may be done from prison. "FBI Proceeds to Grand Jury." That wouldn't stop demwits with "Feeling the Bern."

July 10, 2017 at 15:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

You can always tell it's a bad day in Wingnuttia when Prominent Local Lunatic begins babbling incoherently about Bank Robbin' Bernie.

July 10, 2017 at 18:38 | Registered CommenterWinston

I see that the Democrat back room is buzzing with ideas on how to dump Bernie, so he doesn't drag what's left of the party the rest of the way down the drain. I doubt he will go quietly. Fat mouthed socialist hypocrites never shut up. They just keep on blabbering and raking in great piles of capitalistic cash, while decrying the evils of capitalism.

July 11, 2017 at 07:16 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"buried in the article they conceded they could find no evidence that Trump Jr. asked for or came away with any oppo. dirt "

This is what passes for "defense" among traitors these days: "Yes, though I came to the meeting to discuss murder, I left without a gun or the victim's location."

July 11, 2017 at 07:54 | Registered CommenterWinston

When someone sent the Gore campaign Bush's debate brief book, they called the FBI. If hostile foreign interests offer you intel on the former Secretary of State, you call the FBI. These people are thugs, liars and traitors, not patriots.

July 11, 2017 at 08:08 | Registered CommenterWinston


I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly left TS information on her bathroom server.

I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly KNEW her server was being hacked by at least five different foreign entities hostile the U.S.

I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly deleted emails requested by the FBI and DOJ.

I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly lied to FBI and DOJ investigators about the contents of her emails. I.e. 'YOGA' and the 'Mutt's Weddings Plans.'

I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly allowed subordinates with proclivities for kiddie porn to have TS emails on their servers.

I guess Fat Hilda wasn't a traitor when she knowingly.... well this could on for hours.

Hint Winston you DF; not unlike lecturing ANYONE on violence, keep you fat fu*king mouth shut on traitors. You expose yourself to being even a bigger dumbass if that's possible...

July 11, 2017 at 08:10 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Defend these traitors or STFU.

July 11, 2017 at 08:17 | Registered CommenterWinston

Come on now, Tom. You know that the rules are different. ;-)

Boatloads of evidence that Hillary committed a crime - ehh, so what?

Zero evidence that Trump committed a crime - HANG HIM!

July 11, 2017 at 08:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Oooo! Keyboard Commando Winifred is issuing a STFU ultimatum. That's absolutely frightening. Almost as terrifying as PeeWee Herman saying, "I know you are, but what am I?"

July 11, 2017 at 08:30 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Politico reported back in a January 2017 article:

Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found."

Oh' please blather on Winston you dumbass about PATRIOTISM and TRAITORS and how even the mere invitation of a foreign government to help you get elected is grounds for jail. Wouldn't Fat Hilda be in solitary by now?

What a complete dumbfu*k... Really...

July 11, 2017 at 08:30 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"Benetton Nazi Party freak-shows"

What a perfect way to describe left-wing campus thugs....

July 11, 2017 at 08:37 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"I know you are but what am I" was EXACTLY Tom's response. "But Hillary But Hillary But Hillary" I thought you were supposed to be the smart one, Redbeard...

Why will neither of you defend secret meetings with hostile foreign powers promising damaging dirt on Hillary? Because they're indefensible, even for you. All you can do is shriek "Look a squirrel!"

July 11, 2017 at 08:38 | Registered CommenterWinston

Alinsky's Rules for Radicals #4.
What will they do without it? The "Progressives' never defend their positions. The discussion always devolves into name calling..(Traitors', )
People in glass houses have NO moral authority. Go clean your own sty.

July 11, 2017 at 08:49 | Unregistered Commentergriswold3

What projection. All I see here is people who cannot or will not defend Junior's, Jared's and Paul's behavior without referencing the word "Hillary." They simply cannot do it

July 11, 2017 at 09:00 | Registered CommenterWinston

Here we go again, unable to determine whether Winston is lying or is just a blockhead. False propositions, then demands that we defend someone under those false conditions. The good thing is that either way, it's a losing effort by Winston.

July 11, 2017 at 09:12 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Defend their behavior.

"But Hillary" = no credit.

July 11, 2017 at 09:15 | Registered CommenterWinston

Apparently, in addition to his other cognitive challenges, Winston does not know the definition of "hypocrisy" or "double standard."

July 11, 2017 at 09:24 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

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