Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day!

Here's wishing a happy Independence Day to all of my U.S. readers, and hoping that all of my foreign readers enjoy a pleasant July 4.

One thing that all liberals should strive for is the reclamation of the word "liberty". Tragically, the word has been co-opted by creepy authoritarians who seek to erode the civil liberties of any Americans who do not adhere to their draconian code of conduct, and corporatists who seek to remove any barriers to the complete dominance of American society by multinational corporations that are answerable only to the oligarchs. It is a sad, sad thing that the word "liberty" in the name of an organization is a red flag.

The domestic struggles of the 20th century, the struggles for civil rights for minorities and women, demonstrated that a strong federal government is the best guarantor of individual liberties. The bad legislation being put forth in states such as Texas, Ohio, and North Carolina underscores the reality that local and state governments really can't be trusted to safeguard liberty for all residents, not merely straight, white males who adhere to certain sects of a certain religion.

Time to take "liberty" back from those who have been distorting it. That being said, by all means take today off, even a liberal firebrand needs to kick back with a cold beer and a hot dog every once in a while.

9 comments:

Patricia said...

Enjoy your independence Bad, have a happy fourth!

Smut Clyde said...

And if BBBB doesn't enjoy his independence day, not to worry -- we've already enjoyed for him.

http://rungsontheladder.blogspot.co.nz/

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Enjoy your independence Bad, have a happy fourth!

Right back atcha, Patricia. I'm getting off work in ten minutes.

And if BBBB doesn't enjoy his independence day, not to worry -- we've already enjoyed for him.

Ah, yes, Smut realizes that it's really all about the beer.

"Fourscore and seven beers ago..."

Nomi said...

I like a holiday on a Wednesday....

Is today the Infamous Hot Dog Eating Competition in Brooklyn or did I miss it ?

xxoo

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It'd be nice if we could get rid of the hilariously misnamed "USA PATRIOT Act".

Enjoy the fireworks...Columbus is so big on them there was a big show last night, and another on the way tonight.
~

mikey said...

Just finishing up a batch of my patented Salutes. Potassium Perchorate is my oxidizer of choice, and I like simple, bright and exTREMEly energetic, so I go with fine mesh Aluminum powder.

Gently packed in 8" lengths of half-inch PVC, capped and fused at twelve seconds (give or take).

ProTip: Mix the fuel and oxidizer on a full sheet of newspaper, gently allowing them to slide back and forth until thoroughly mixed. Remember, unlike more intimate undertakings, friction is NOT your friend...

John Gray said...

Is the 4th a pubic holiday over there BBB?
If it is or it isn't.. Have a good one
Enjoy your beers

M. Bouffant said...

"liberty" in the name of an organization is a red flag
See, freedom is slavery!

Substance McGravitas said...

No more worries once all the decisions are out of your hands.