* Kristen Stewart teaches us about the 4th of July.
* So You Think You Can Dance to the National Anthem?
* Ronald Reagan Riding a Velociraptor is all I should need to say.
* The seventeen people to avoid at a 4th of July cookout, from Funny or Die.
* The New Yorker puts together an eclectic slideshow of American flag photos.
* From the BaratundeCast, Frederick Douglass also teaches us about the 4th of July.
Tags: 4th of July, Baratunde Thurston, Daily Links, Funny or Die, Slavery, The Onion
Did I say Independence Day? I meant Wednesday. It wouldn't be Wednesday without a Mitt Romney flip-flop…
Directly contradicting his senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney told CBS that the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is "a tax."
Strange. With all his money in the Caribbean, I wasn't sure he knew what taxes were anymore.
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Tags: 4th of July, Mitt Romney
July 4, 1776
A group of wealthy, land-owning, tax-hating residents of a collective of British colonies declare their independence from the throne by signing a document that states "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," thus setting the stage for the greatest Broadway musical ever written about haggling over the particulars of a non-binding document.
Tags: 4th of July, Baseball, Declaration of Independence, Founding Fathers, Germany, Herman Cain, Movies, Music, Poetry, Sports
Look to the person on your left. Now to the right. If those people are America-loving patriots, it's statistically plausible that you are the traitor. According to a Rasmussen survey, only 70% of American Adults agree with the statement that "governments derive their only just powers from the consent of the governed."
Who are those 30% of Americans who disagree or are unsure about a fundamental statement in the Declaration of Independence? Certainly, they are not Krayton Kerns, a member of Montana's House of Representatives and self-described "conservative cow doctor."
Every week, the veterinarian and most conservative member of the state house issues forth a Platonically-perfect rant for FREEDOM predicated on the premise that, "Liberalism is a disease from which you can be cured. Trust me, I'm a doctor!"
On this July 4th, let's absorb some of his wisdom…
On Disney and environmentalism: "Whether Walt Disney was a cause or an effect is uncertain, but his personification of animals allowed activists to gift Bambi rights equal to those endowed us by our Creator. Simultaneously and incrementally, government schools began promoting the religion of environmentalism until eventually state sponsored worship of the earth and creation surpassed worship of our Creator."
Tags: 4th of July, Conservatives, Environment, Health Care, Montana, State Legislature