Tag Archives: Fourth Of July

Trump Celebrates Fourth Of July By Tweeting Clip Of Church Choir Singing His Campaign Slogan [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump opened his day by observing American independence with a tweeted video clip of a choral symphonic rendition of his campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” The video was captured at a recent performance for President Trump at the Kennedy Center and was set in front of an enormous American flag in case anyone didn’t get ...

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John Cena On Patriotism & Diversity [VIDEO]

Note the family in the background. Mashable sets up the clip: John Cena wants to body slam bigotry in America. In a new public service announcement that feels as if it could just as easily be an ad announcing a “Cena 2016” campaign, the pro wrestler gives an earnest-sounding lecture about how patriotism goes hand in hand with respect for ...

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Why We Celebrate

UPDATE: Ugh, it turns out the interviewer is a total nutjob.

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Todd Starnes Posts USA Tribute (With Music By Gay Communist Aaron Copland)

Presumably to celebrate the Fourth Of July, anti-gay activist Todd Starnes has posted a star-spangled Fox News tribute to the United States, recounting how preachers “prayed on bended knee, asking God to bless our land, to shed his grace on thee.” Soundtracking the clip is Fanfare For The Common Man, which was composed by gay communist Aaron Copland. Bonus giggle: ...

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Rosa G – Fourth Of July

Move over Rebecca Black. Sample review: It’s annoyingly catchy. I almost hate myself for watching it. Just wait: After you hear the chorus a mere one time, you’ll be singing “love the Fourth of July, love the Fourth of July” over and over again until you want to blow your brains out with some Fourth of July fireworks. Rosa G ...

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46 Facts About First Ladies

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Open Thread Thursday

As America prepares to celebrate its 238th birthday amidst increasing ugly treatment of immigrants, tell us your own family’s immigration story. Here’s some of my story.

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BOSTON: Arthur Pushes Fourth To Third

Via the Boston Globe: The Fourth of July will come on the Third this year in Boston. The annual Boston Pops concert and fireworks extravaganza on the Esplanade in Boston will be held Thursday instead of Friday because of the bad weather expected from Tropical Storm Arthur, officials said this afternoon. “It’s not optimal. We wish it were, but we’ve ...

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Hurricane Watch

Tropical Storm Arthur is expected to become a hurricane by tomorrow. At the present it’s not forecast to make a direct hit on New York City, but the Fourth is likely be quite stormy and the annual Pines Invasion on Fire Island could see a lot of soggy wigs. Macy’s says that the fireworks show over the East River will ...

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ESB Gets Fancy For The Fourth

Here’s a great clip of the Empire State Building’s fab new LED light show during the finale of last night’s fireworks show. The musical choices were “curated” by pop star Usher.

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At The 2013 Drag Invasion Of The Pines

Yesterday my pal Jerry accompanied me to the Invasion Of The Pines, the 37th annual marking of the day in 1976 when a drag queen was denied service at a restaurant in Fire Island Pines. Every Fourth of July since then, hundreds of drag queens board a chartered ferry in Cherry Grove and “invade” the Pines for a day exploding ...

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New Record: 69 Hot Dogs

Easily the most bizarre NYC holiday tradition.

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NYC Begins Holiday Exodus

According to AAA estimates, 5.6 million people will abandon the New York City metro area for the holiday weekend.  Highways and public transit are expected to be at peak capacity by mid-afternoon. For those staying in town, this year’s fireworks display has been “curated” by pop star Usher, who has not only created the mixtape that will be simulcast during ...

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