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PBS discovers…

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…that not all of its viewers are stupid and unaware,  as many managed to notice that the 4th of July fireworks  PBS ran  showed clear skies,  not the cloudy ones which existed on the day.   PBS is now claiming it ran a compilation of past events to offer a better experience for its viewers. Horse feathers!

 

 

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July 7, 2016 at 10:11 am

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2015 fireworks across the globe…

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Pikes Peak did its  usual lively  job.  London limited the crowd to 100,000,  and gave them  a marvelous  display.   Munich and other cities also spent some  serious cash  on their festivities.   Fireworks,  cheering,  and champagne were  in evidence  everywhere.

Dubai  and  Sydney  presented two of the most spectacular events.   I think  much of  the globe was happy to see 2014 recede into the past.

 

 

 

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January 2, 2015 at 12:41 am

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Fireworks scrapped…

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There will be no traditional Fourth of July   fireworks displays  at some Army and Marine bases this year due to lack of funds.   No word on whether generals’ wives and daughters and mistresses will have to forego their boob jobs and face-lifts…

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June 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

Happy 4th! Part 2

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i won’t be watching a grand fireworks display tonight,  but there will be one,  and I expect I’ll enjoy it as much as the children do.   The same problems exist  in any size display.

If you still retain any self-control when faced with platters of crisp fried chicken and all the other favorite Southern favorites on display today,  you may profit  from this essay.   Having already failed the culinary test,  I prefer  this astounding enterprise  from Ralph Bennett,  or  Jeff Jacoby’s piece.

Harvard has  produced a study  about the Fourth of July which inadvertently points out that liberals aren’t very patriotic,  although I’m sure Harvard intended to publish a warning about the hazards of parades on such days.  On the other hand,  if you have children who need some patriotic education,  watch this adorable animated film  about a mouse who helps Benjamin Franklin at various key points in the Colonial era,  and most notably at the time of the Declaration of Independence.   It’s only about 20 minutes and is quite well done.    (h/t Michael Potemra)

Or see if you  know these 5 things  about our special day.

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July 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

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