PUMA and the Spirit of July 4th…

July 4th means something special to me this year. PUMA represents the true declaration of change and independence in 2008, as opposed to the phony marketing of change offered by Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

PUMAs, make a visit to day to USHistory.org and revisit the Declaration of Independence. Renew your spirits for the ongoing fight. Because this fight is not about a single candidate…it is about our country and our democracy.

From the Declaration of Independence:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Have a good day, fellow PUMAs!

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UPDATE

The New York Times editorial board wakes up today, July 4th, for a brief moment to write: “New and Not Improved

Read it before they change their minds….

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17 Responses

  1. Happy Indepedence day, everyone!

    Thanks to Thomas Jefferson and all the Founding fathers who gave us our Consitution.

    May it last.

    Thanks to all the women and men who have sacrificed so that we can live free.

    May they always be honored.

  2. Hi Friend. Happy 4th!

    Please note link changes for Rezko Watch and Uppity woman. We’ve both switched to wordpress.

    Rezko Watch is now named “The Real Barack Obama” at
    http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/

    Uppity woman is now link ed as “Uppity Woman” at
    http://uppitywoman08.wordpress.com

  3. Happy Fourth! To all my fellow vets and to all currently serving much love and appreciation.

  4. Wow! That NY Times Editorial was positively scathing. What happened? Did someone there actually practice journalism? Alert the media!

  5. Happy 4th everyone!

    Perhaps the NYTimes simply felt that practicing journalism at least once a year, on the 4th of July, is their patriotic duty candymarl. I’m sure they also believe that more than one day a year would be overdoing it. I don’t expect a repeat.

    If anyone wants to do something really patriot, support the Just Say No DEAL movement and growl and prowl like a proud PUMA.

    PUMAcrats love their country. Obamacrats love their Obama. Who’s the patriot?

  6. Thank you for the inspiring quote – and the NYT editorial is something else!

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  8. Thanks for the post! I am a true Yankee Doodle today being a birthday I share with our great country!

    I was looking for inspiration to write last night and so went and did my yearly reading of the Declaration (yeah I know- corny- I read it every year just to remind myself where we came from and why)
    I ended up writing (actually stealing) from another of our great forefathers- Patrick Henry- The Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech- here’s the money quote from that one

    “Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free– if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending–if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained–we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight!”

    I love the Revolutionary writers- they must be rolling over in their graves right about now!

    Great blog!

  9. Happy Independence Day all !

    Thank you GL for the post. I am so happy to be reading you again. And the update and link to the NYT is the best. I sent the editorial (not the link) to my sibs and those offspring who continue to drink the koolaid.

    What KenoshaMarge said.
    Marge, you are so good with words. I hope to meet you someday. We don’t live too far from one another (if you are truly in/near Kenosha, that is).

    commonsensegram, thank you for the quote. I am going to email it to myself, then print it out and frame it.
    (and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)

    Please forgive typos. (I hate this laptop keyboard and am about to give it up and return to my very old, very slow desktop.)

    PUMA

  10. I am so gratified to receive all your comments!!
    Thanks for visiting…

    GRL

  11. Love being here Gloria. Great post!

    Leslie-former Democrat, thank you for the kind words. I do need to spell check before I post though. I tend to get up on my high horse and ride off to post before making sure that what I’m trying to say is comprehensible to someone that doesn’t live inside my head.

    I live right on Sheridan road about 3 blocks from Kenosha Hospital. Near the heart of this mighty metropolis. Where we may not have an adequate public transportation system but we do have an adorable trolley that runs around in circles. And really neat looking street lights.

    Somehow I always knew that this day would come. I have now officially become a curmudgeon.

  12. PUMAcrats love their country. Obamacrats love their Obama. Who’s the patriot?

    That comment reminds me of our local paper today. A guy was telling how wonderful it was to be in line voting in the primaries and he said the majority of those in line were young first time voters who looked and acted excited.

    Were they excited about a personality or a platform? What’s going to happen to our platform?

    NY Times called the seating of Michigan and Florida the “nuclear option” in an editorial, They pushed for O long before the voting was over – just like they pushed for Bush’s war.

  13. The NY Times (in an editorial) called the seating of Michigan and Florida “the nuclear option.” They endorsed Clinton but jumped on the Obama train (ha ha – bus) long before the voters had finished voting.

    And now they have doubts! Just like pushing Bush’s war, they put binders on when the facts were hitting them over the head. Obama’s economic advisors, his church, his trade spokespersons, his Rep talking points, his present votes, his energy vote (grr) were there for all to see.

    PUMA grr!

  14. I don’t believe they are just beginning to have doubts. I believe, as with Bushes illegal and immoral war they go along with the corporatists until it is no longer possible to pretend to be aware of the facts.

    Even so, they will drag their feet and keep pushing Obama and only in bits, or as one humorous poster put it in kibble and bits allow some small attempt at honest journalism.

    For the most part in this country we do not have a competent, informative or honest media. We have blow-dried blowhards serving us “infotainment”.

    Citizens cannot and will not make good choices when they do not know the truth. Corporate media will not give them the truth if doing so cuts the profits.

    What’s a few thousand dead military personal and the death of who knows how many Afghan and Iraqi citizens, since “We” don’t do body counts”; so long as our giant oil companies can make enormous profit.

    The corporations are the enemy. And the collaborationists to the corporations are the men and women sitting in the halls of congress who do nothing.

    No one had best tell me how terrible the Republicans are when the Democrats now sit in a majority and continue to fund Bushes War. This atrocity we have committed in Iraq belongs to both Republicans and Democrats.

    Sorry, climbing down off my soapbox now. This PUMA tends to roar when outraged.

  15. If Hillary doesn’t get the top of the ticket, I think Sarah Palin is the way to go. I think she’ll be the first female President (after serving one term as VP under McCain).

    I came across this site: puma4palin.blogspot.com

  16. Ted, I was planning to write about Palin! I guess someone beat me to it…I’ll check out that site…maybe I can still write from a different angle…

  17. Well, it’s either gonna be McCain/Palin or …

    Barack Obama starring as “Change” the Gardener in remake of movie classic, “Being There”, starring Peter Sellers as “Chance” the Gardener!

    *HT to hs commenting on
    puma4palin.blogspot.com

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