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Midday Open Thread - H/t @POTUS

h/t @POTUS, who pointed out this week that the Republicans almost have enough candidates to start their own Hunger Games. h/t Heather. Open thread below...

Happy #4thofJuly!

On July 4, 2015, we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the United States.

The Declaration of Independence

Editor's note: For more founding documents please visit On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress adopted The...

What the Declaration of Independence Claims

Randy Barnett, ((I))Washington Post((/I)): Today, while all Americans have heard of the Declaration of Independence, all too few have read more than its second sentence. Yet the Declaration shows the natural rights foundation of theShow More Summary

Independence Day Podcast: The Bob and Chez Show, 7/2/15

Image via Shutterstock Here's the latest Bob and Chez Show podcast, to start off this Independence Day by making fun of crazed right wingers, as is our wont. Crazy Cooter: Dukes of Hazzard Cast Member Defends Confederate Flag on Fox News; All New and Totally Crazy Sarah Palin Audio; Jim Webb...

Vapid Musings At Vox And Why The American Revolution Was NOT A Mistake Over the years I have seen many idiotic pieces of what pass for journalistic regurgitation and moronic self-indulgence… the piece over at Vox entitled: 3 reasons the American Revolution

Outraged Parents Stand Up to School Board on “Gay Marriage” Lessons

Whatever your stance on gay marriage, I think we can all agree that it doesn’t belong in the classroom. It has no educational value and is a controversial social issue.

Obama Administration Turns Screws on Redskins Over Name

Remember that time the Obama administration took a courageous stand against the face of evil and racism in our time? Me neither. No, instead the Obama Administration has contented itself with throwing down the gauntlet in the face of an NFL team. If the Redskins want to move back to the District of Columbia, they need to cave and change their allegedly racist name.

Dog On the Menu Again? Barack Obama’s Grandmother Says He’ll Eat Whatever She Prepares

Mama Sarah, the President’s Grandmother, has promised to cook a traditional meal for Obama when he visits Kenya, where a lot of his paternal relatives live. This could include any

New spikes added to fortify White House fence

Rachel Maddow reports on the addition of an extra row of spikes on top of the fence surrounding the White House, a measure deemed necessary after a series of...

Instagram Free Download – The Alternatives for Android Users to Use Instagram Hyperlapse

12 minutes agoPolitics / US Politics : Donklephant

Instagram Hyperlapse is the new tool that Instagram has offered to its iOS users. With the new software, you can record any video as smooth as a movie. You can make time-lapse series with just a phone. However, you need to possess an...Show More Summary

SC readies flag vote as Klan plans rally

Rachel Maddow reports that local news estimates that there are sufficient votes in the South Carolina legislature to take down the Confederate flag. The date...

Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade

A brave man carrying a Benghazi sign marched behind Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a Fourth of July parade... The post Photos=> Benghazi Protester Marches Behind Hillary Clinton at 4th of July Parade appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Erasing History – Memphis Mayor Wants Civil War Statue and Grave Removed

20 minutes agoUS Politics / Conservative : Wizbang

The Mayor of Memphis wants the statue and remains of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from a Memphis park. We’re willing to empathize with the mayor, just a little, and only if he’s planning on being consistent. Will the mayor call to remove West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd’s name from any of the buildings named after him. Show More Summary

HOW DEMOCRATS THINK: Vetoing Liquor Privatization, Pennsylvania’s Governor Says Competition Would R…

HOW DEMOCRATS THINK: Vetoing Liquor Privatization, Pennsylvania’s Governor Says Competition Would Raise Prices: Tom Wolf claims a state monopoly benefits consumers.

Walker wants open records restrictions removed from budget

(AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Saturday that he wants his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature to remove or significantly rein in a facet of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back the state's openShow More Summary

Romney Criticizes Trump for Remarks on Mexican Immigrants

Mitt Romney criticized the real-estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday, saying he's damaging the Republican Party with his comments linking Mexican immigrants to crime.

A Reading of the Declaration of Independence

I don't know the actor reading it. But it's good. It sounds so natural and potent when read aloud. Thanks to @slublog for that....

The Limits of Government [CBD]

I recently had an interesting discussion with a young friend (he's 37. Get off my lawn!). The catalyst was an off-hand remark I made to him about the appropriateness of government using tax dollars to fund suicide hotline phones...

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