Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

~~~

~~~

TRUMP AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION; A SPECIAL COUNSEL HAS BEEN APPOINTED TO LOOK INTO POSSIBLE COLLUSION WITH RUSSIA BY TRUMP CAMPAIGN; AND THE US HOUSE AND SENATE HAVE COMMITTEES LOOKING INTO RUSSIAN COLLUSION AND CONSPIRACY WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN.

TRUMP: “ISLAM IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREAT RELIGIONS.”

Saturday, July 2, 2016

HAPPY FOURTH TO ALL!






Out for the weekend. 

 Have a happy, safe 4th of July



Boston Harborfest, the largest Independence Day festival in the United States, celebrates Boston's colonial, Revolutionary War, and maritime history and heritage with fireworks, entertainers, historical reenactments, music, Harbor cruises, walking tours, and Chowderfest - plus a lot more!



My neighborhood.






Boston's Esplanade Concert and Fireworks.



Expect pyrotechnics and special effects at the Hatch Shell when the Boston Pops goes patriotic during the 43rd Fireworks Spectacular on Sunday at the Charles River Esplanade.





'
summer america fireworks flag 4th of july

11 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Happy Fourth Shaw and all readers/commenters here.

Shaw Kenawe said...


Thanks, RN. Have a great 4th!

Dave Miller said...

Enjoy Shaw!

I'll be at home nursing my wife and her recently replaced knee back to health before heading to Oaxaca next week.

Enjoy the music, fireworks, food and the weekend...

And RN... you too!

I hope it a safe and mostly sane weekend for everyone in the PE community.

Shaw Kenawe said...



Dave, I hope Chelley feels better and improves daily. That's not an easy surgery.

A safe and happy 4th to you and your family. Keep in touch while you're in Oaxaca.

Rational Nation USA said...

Thanks Dave and back at ya!

Knee replacement surgery is tough, my dad had both done. His most recent when he was 81. Key to quick recovery and regaining maximum ROM is to do the rehab exercises faithfully, push yourself (safely), and keep active after full recovery.

Al the best for your wife's speeding return to full activity!

Pamela D. Hart said...

Happy 4th, Shaw!

You do live in one of the most interesting cities! So much history and Bostonians always do history in a big way!!

Rusty Old Ford said...

Happy Independence Day Shaw! Enjoy the celebrations in Boston. I was in Boston a few years ago and had a great time on the 4th. Loved the reading of the DoI at the old State House.

J.B.M. said...

Those who believe in the liberal government (and the services it provides) have known for a long time how out of control the bureaucracy has become, and seriously wanted to reform and make those programs more cost effective, more efficient, and responsive to the people.
That thinking was lost when the opposition decided (stated publicly) that they wanted those kind of programs eliminated, not just reformed. The only stance for Democrats, is to defend the decades old programs. Certainly there is no good outcome of negotiating reform of those programs with those whose goal, is to eliminate those programs.

It’s the type of government Americans wanted in the 1930’s (proven by FDR’s four election wins) and reinforced with LBJ’s programs of the 1960″s.

The difference is, that our generation no longer wants to pay what that kind of society costs (expensive),

I am a liberal. I understand the extra cost of such a society and am willing to pay. The stability of the country depends on it, and that’s what previous generations understood, after trying tom live without such basic help from the government.

It is out of hand, but the answer to that, is to not just eliminate the programs. If waste and high cost that is our reason to stop a program, then all government programs should be stopped/eliminated.

I don’t believe our government should just be destroyed.

Republicans since the 1930’s have been trying to eliminate the social programs, and have never had majority (or public approval) to do that, so they just starved the system of money. And here we are.

This generation will be the first generation to pass off an America much worse off, than it was left to them. Now, it is a moral issue.

Rational Nation USA said...

I do not buy for a minute that the system has been "starved". Sophistry and hyperbole from the left is as offensive as it is from the right. Playing fast and easy with facts for the purpose of advancing a particular agenda is a big part of our nation's fiscal problems. Libberals need to do better.




Rational Nation USA said...

You can view my comment above over at FreeThinke's weblog. An internet troll calling itself IN my never humble opinion copied and pasted the entire comment and added to the last sentence.

IN my very humble opinion July 5, 2016 at 10:06 AM

I do not buy for a minute that the system has been "starved". Sophistry and hyperbole from the left is as offensive as it is from the right. Playing fast and easy with facts for the purpose of advancing a particular agenda is a big part of our nation's fiscal problems. Libberals need to do better if they think that they hsve such a clear shot of containing the White House, Which they do not!.

Reply


SOURCE

PS; My apology for the misspelling of liberal in my original posting here.

Shaw Kenawe said...

JBM, I've been alerted that what you wrote in your comment is plagiarized. Please confirm or deny that material is yours. If it was published elsewhere under your name, please provide the link.

I will, when I have the time, check it out myself.