Thursday, July 07, 2011

4th of July Recap

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Like Labor Day and Memorial Day, it was not intended to be a day to celebrate the fine cooking abilities of the Weber Summit S-670. Nor is it the day to see how many beer brats and Bud Lites you can consume in 5 hours.

No. In fact, the 4th of July is the day we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This founding document in American history was written by a young Virginian named Thomas Jefferson, with influence from Bostonians John Adams and Benjamin Franklin, Franklin had actually moved to Philadelphia, where the document was signed. And it is with great honor and coincidence that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died 50 years to the day on July 4th, 1826, Jefferson dying a mere couple of hours before Adams.

If you live outside of Baltimore, it is appropriate to celebrate this day by hanging American flags, saying the Pledge of Allegiance, and going to parades and seeing hot rods, politicians and fire trucks.

If you live inside of Baltimore, it is appropriate to stab people, shoot little 4 year old boys, and to generally lay terror to the suburbanites that come to the city to watch the fireworks. For the record, no one that I am aware of was arrested at fire works shows in the suburbs. In Baltimore City, over 30 people were arrested for various crimes, such as fighting. Yeah, don't be dissin' me at the fireworks show or I'll go all Casey Anthony on you and beat your face!

The Eludius family started the day at the Kingsville Parade, in solid Republican far-Eastern Baltimore County.

Here are some of the politicians unofficially campaigning:

Baltimore County Republican Delegate Pat McDonough. Is he preparing to run for Congress against hard left liberal Dutch Ruppersberger?

Recently elected Republican State Senator J.B. Jennings.

Harford County Republican Delegate Kathy Szeliga.

Harford County Republican State Delegate Susan McComas and her hiked up pants.

Republican State Delegate Rick Impallaria, who is dutifully fighting against the Unconstitutional law in Maryland allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition using Maryland resident tax money, after which they still cannot be legally hired by Maryland employers.

Other items of interest at the Kingsville parade, the United States Army unveiled it's new troop transport.

And like a 4 year old boy, I'm a sucker for fire trucks. Check out this truck from the Joppa Magnolia fire department. I think it's the black ladder that I like.

And this 2010 Pierce Heavy Rescue truck. My brother-in-law commented, 'shouldn't the fire departments be the color of the local high schools?' If that were the case, this truck would be an ugly brown and orange.

Oddly enough, my family has been attending the Kingsville parade for years and we've NEVER seen Martin O'Malley in this parade. What are you afraid of Governor??? Don't want to hear the boos that you deserve?

How was your 4th of July?

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