That is my random rant of the day.
A) Heightened security at the airports. This now includes roving Viper teams (the feds).
B) Bag checks and human corrals at various Macy's-branded fireworks show locations. This also means confiscation of all alcohol and bags that cops deem too big.
C) Massive crackdowns on illegal fireworks. This means no neighborhood fireworks displays. You gotta watch the official one.
I love being free.
And yeah, it turns out Ashcroft, uptight bastard he may have been, was at least principled. In light of yesterday's disregard of equitable justice, no one in our current administration can reasonably make that claim.
Happy birthday, USA. It was a great idea. But in the end, it seems, noble intentions are trumped by greed and entitlement.
My major cognitive dissonance to get over is the fact that, while I love America, I generally can't stand Americans. We all have our crosses to bear. But I'm generally with Rex on this tip. I was actually surprised yesterday when one of the channels I regularly watched announced that they would have a special homage to our Troops today. I was like "no offense to the Troops, but wtf does that have to do with the 4th?"
In any event, I do work to keep politics out of this blog, and by this point with my subtle innuendo I've lost any freepers that might have been reading, so just remember that, for the most part, we're all on the same side here, so there's no need to rant.
Indeed we are, and I can't imagine how anyone, right, left, or center, can look around at our political scene today and not feel a certain sympathy with those original American revolutionaries.
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