A Revolutionary Idea


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

I don’t know if schools still teach kids about the Declaration of Independence, and if they do it probably includes a bunch of negative stuff about slavery and women’s rights. The kids probably find it boring. I know I did when I was that age.

Prior to 1776 there were many other successful rebellions and revolutions, but basically all of them just replaced one set of rulers with another. It was kinda like Game of Thrones without the dragons and the magic.

The idea that people could rule themselves was . . . revolutionary.



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164 Responses to A Revolutionary Idea

  1. Myiq2xu™ says:

    The closest thing to a democracy in GOT is the wildings. Daenerys frees slaves but she still wants to be queen and rule Westeros.

  2. Myiq2xu™ says:

  3. Dora says:

    Robert Reich warns against Americanism. I didn’t even know he was still around. Don’t these people ever go away?


    Clinton Labor Secretary Warns Against July 4th ‘Americanism’

    • Lulu says:

      Nope. Robert thinks he is a citizen of the world and will do better (money, power, influence) in a globalist world. He needs to live in a trailer, on welfare or unemployment for a couple of years, then see if he still feels that way. Self-interested asshole. Flunky to the elites.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        Globalism is like socialism – they both sound good in theory but suck in practice. At least globalism can claim it has never been tried yet.

        BTW – globalsim IS socialism.

        • Lulu says:

          I think it is a new spin on fascism with the master race shit hidden or rebranded. It is socialism WITH corporatism. The corporatists and government elites who work for the globalists decide what socialism the peons get which is usually peanuts or nada with a lot of big promises, marketing and brainwashing. They hold out a carrot to their flunkies to get them to aspire and do the dirty work but they usually never get anything but crumbs. It is really similar to Nazi Germany and Mussolini Italy with some of the turd’s edges polished a bit. The EU technocrats are pure Nazi in function right down to their minute record keeping (but they refuse to be audited) and bullying. That mess is in DC too. Look at Lerner who a fascist freak if I ever saw one.

    • taw46 says:

      They want us to be ashamed of everything, now it is Independence they are openly going after. If you are patriotic, you won’t willingly give up your country, so they want to destroy that. Well, screw them. God bless America and Happy 4th to everyone!

      • Lulu says:

        Like Gruber and Krugman, rather than be economists, these guys spin, lie, develop rationales, excuses, and plans to crush and extract wealth from the middle class for their client masters. Using economics backgrounds and basic economic studies they work for the globalists and will sell anyone out for a buck and their own spot on the totem pole. Progressive “experts” are always wrong and always favor the elites for money making. Reich is attacking sovereignty, culture, community and self determination. Get over to Brussels you shill Reich. Better yet retire you old goat.

      • blowme0bama says:

        Yup. Left is never sated. Give in and they just move on to the next outrageous thing that must be destroyed.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

      “Former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration and current University of California Berkeley professor Robert Reich”

      Those words tell you three things: Socialist, corrupt, and Democrat party hack.

  4. Ann says:

    Happy Independence Day!!

    Any guesses on what our “free press” is going to help bury from a news dump today?

    • Constance says:

      There won’t be any time for the news to cover anything but the fireworks house fires, as if all fireworks lead to house fires. And the people who are burned from trying to relight duds, as if the majority of people who light fireworks get blown up or burned.

      The thing is my neighbor’s compost pile caught on fire and spread to the house and one of my neighbors melted the vinyl siding and lit the house on fire while barbecuing steaks. I bet either of those types of fire occurs far more frequently than fireworks fires. But fireworks are evil in liberal land.

  5. votermom says:

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  7. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Political correctness run amuck.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    h/t nq

    • AFVet says:

      The Tide IS turning !
      I hope that we can keep it going.

      • CiscoKid says:

        Those youngsters holding up the signs in the video is what this fight is all about, giving them back and preserving the America we we remember.

  9. Myiq2xu™ says:

  10. Dora says:

    They make me sick! All of them!

    Kennedy family BASHES Trump over Fourth of July weekend with a pinata of The Donald at their Cape Cod compound


    • DeniseVB says:

      Another corrupt political dynasty that Trump may get the goods on? He’s going to have all kinds of access to “missing” documents 😀

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      My father always said they were nothing more than bootleggers for the mob who removed anyone in their way. Sound familiar?

    • Anthony says:

      Yes, the proud progeny of a Depression Era bootlegger bashes a man who made his own fortune legally. How could I NOT understand why this is appropriate? /s

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Just reading about this makes me feel barfy…..my personal best is 2.

    • Dora says:

      Wow! My congratulations to Miki. Even Hubby can’t eat that many dogs. I think the most he has ever eaten at one time is 35. No! No! I’m kidding. Only joking. 🙂

      • DeniseVB says:

        On a related noted, I read an article about that “Blue Bloods” dinner scene and found out it takes several hours to film. There’s a bucket next to each actor to spit their food into because they couldn’t possibly be eating for several hours. Just thought I’d share with any fans here 🙂

        The Coney Island hot dog eating contest is covered by ESPN. Sigh, sports.

  12. taw46 says:

    Hitting home, now.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Good read because it’s nice to see GOPe supporters keep their eye on the ball.

  14. Dora says:

    Clinton Cash billboards up in Poland during NATO summit.

    “The documentary film, based on Peter Schweizer’s New York Times bestseller by the same name, will be shown in Warsaw’s largest theater–the iconic Palace of Culture–in the city center.

    “On their way to the national stadium where the summit will be held, NATO representatives will also pass another giant billboard hailing the blockbuster film, in case they missed the first one.”


  15. mothy67 says:

    Neurosis can really be the path to true beauty. The struggle screams of the profound nature of the human condition or in my case my dog. I highly recommend The Neurotic Personality of Our Time and Neurosis and Human Growth both by Karen Horney. My dog Bella is certifiable. She was a pound puppy. Some fuckers tied her to a tree and ignored her. She was starving to death when the po po took her. Maddy had died. She was a black lab born with only one eye. I kid you not she ate one eye out of all Shayla’s stuffed animals. She also had some deep seeded hate for Barbie. I was forever and a day finding a sundry limb. One day her heart just stopped. Same timeI had started this transplant process . It was wierd. There are tens of thousands of people in dire need of an organ. I had open heart. My ticker is a mish mash of spare parts. I should never have been a candidate. I just recently had a biopsy. Almost 5 years later. My doctors name was for reals Deepak Chopra. He put me on a super high dose of vitamin A. It was toxic my kidneys shut down. I got better but Maddy had just died. I was knocking on Heaven’s door. I really don’t care about my expiration date but I have an obligation to my brat. Seriously I chose to live for her. There was no way i could permit my demise. She had just lost her one eyed dog great gay uncle with pig valves was not going to perish. How fucked up would that have been.
    Anywho it was her birthday. My mom took her to the shelter. ONe dog kept in a cage away from all the other dogs. Yep Shayla brought her home. She has mental illness. She is medicated. Xanex. She has an anxiety disorder. Funny thing is I love her. She gets on my last nerve. But she is so neurotic. When it storms she is so afraid. She convulses and her heart races. Where does she go on dark and stormy nights? She lays on my chest and I pet her all night.

    • leslie says:

      Hey mothy,
      I was mistaken about the tv program I suggested to you the other day. The name of the HBO program is “The Newsroom” with Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer. I hope you have the chance to watch “The Wire”. You won’t regret it.
      Lovely care you give to the loves of your life. ❤️

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  17. Venus says:

    George Carlin basically sums up Trump’s platform.

    • AFVet says:

      GMTA Venus,…I was just going to post that video.
      Carlin is spot on and nails it.

      • CiscoKid says:

        Oh how I wish George was alive today.
        No other comedian, political satirest, hell, I don’t want to label him, so I’ll just say American, would have the guts call out Crooked Hillary.
        I wonder what he’d have to say about this current election.

        • AFVet says:

          The same thing Cisco and he would have added that I warned you !
          He would then chastise us for not taking his warning.

          Trump is warning us now.
          We need to take heed to the warnings.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I miss Carlin too. I’m sure he was a lefty but his humor was non partisan. My fingers are crossed Bill Maher is coming around now. Several of his clips have gone viral taking on lefty idiots.

    • DeniseVB says:

      OMG, it is Trump 🙂 How can we make it go viral ? Git yer twitters started 😀

  18. helenk3 says:

    this is the America I was taught to love

  19. Venus says:

  20. votermom says:

    We were out shopping and I saw a guy who was either black or Hispanic wearing a Trump 2016 shirt.

    • mothy67 says:

      Think about it. You are a mother of two girls. Does shitliary represent anthing you want child the older and child the younger to be. My face is splashed with joy when you refer to your products as child the younger. I am titillated. It is such a splendid thing. Think about it. I live an entire state away from you. Child the younger makes me smile. I am absurdly an idiot. I am not didactic but I can remember every second of every moment it sucks. I wish everything was different. I begged god to allow me to forget the sound of a saw on my sternum. He must have had an off day because I got stuck with it.

      • votermom says:

        I have not seen any Hillary gear anywhere. (I am not counting bumper stickers – I might have seen some and blocked it out of my memory)

        • Myiq2xu™ says:

          Nobody ever got laid wearing a Hillary t-shirt.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I think after the conventions the shirt and lawn sign wars will begin. I sent the DJT website a minimal donation for a *free* red MAGA hat. I’ll start wearing that on my walkies, I don’t care what my neighbors think, or hopefully, make them think 😀

          • blowme0bama says:

            Brother in law came by about a month back from Atlanta. He said he supported Trump but said, “I guess we’re not supposed to say that”. There are a lot of people like that.

          • Anthony says:

            @blowmeobama – lots of people saying the same thing on Upper West Side, the “last liberal/progressive bastion” in NYC. I’m beginning to take that “silent majority” thing seriously. And gleefully.

  21. Underwhelmed says:

    Happy 4th July, you guys! Keep up the good fight!

  22. lyn says:

    My sweet mom started hospice yesterday, and we are listening to this. She is the original cat lady.

    • lyn says:

      Yes, I’m using the hospital’s computer in her room. She can’t talk, but she responds to questions. She opened one eye yesterday morning, but she hasn’t since then. She does know we love her. ❤

      • AFVet says:

        God Bless Her Lyn.
        I have been through that.
        Stay strong. 🙂

      • AFVet says:

        A cat’s purr is one of the most soothing sounds on earth.

      • taw46 says:

        God bless you and your Mom. {{Hugs}}.

      • blowme0bama says:

        You’ll look back on this and it will be golden. Took care of my Dad his last 6 weeks in the home I grew up in. Best thing I ever did.

        • Constance says:

          I agree, I made some great memories the last 10 days of each of my parents life.
          The day before my Dad died he hadn’t opened his eyes or talked in days. I came in and he sat up smiled and we started talking, then the nurse came in and said “well look at you!” and Daddy said “Yes! I don’t know who this woman is but she is really nice and she knows my family” For some reason I just love that memory. He really liked me and he didn’t even know who I was. Of course I always knew he loved me.

          • blowme0bama says:

            Huge grin. Dad had a scrap book that had been put together from when he retired. It was full of pics of the people he’d worked with. I guess he wasn’t fully in his mind and didn’t remember it being his scrap book. Anyway, I brought it to him and he looked through it his eyes smiling as he remembered the people in the pictures. When he finished, I *think* that he thought I’d put the thing together for him (I hadn’t) and he patted me on the arm and said, that was very, very nice blowme0bama – he was very touched. LOL

      • DeniseVB says:

        Been there, done that. ❤ to you Lyn.

      • Somebody says:

        (((Lyn))) so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

      • Myiq2xu™ says:

        I’m not really good with the emotional stuff, so I struggle with what to say sometimes. Words just seem so inadequate.

      • foxyladi14 says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      {{lyn}}. Went through that a couple of years ago. Really, really tough. Take care of yourself too.

    • leslie says:

      What a blessing that you are there with your mother. Yes. She knows you love her and you know she loves you as well. Take care of yourself even while you care for your mother. Sending love and prayers.

    • votermom says:

      Hugs & prayers, Lyn.

    • swanspirit says:

      Sending all the comfort , and holding you in my heart.

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Everyone told me I would be glad that I cared for my mother in her last years. I can tell you that they were right and as hard as it gets – it is worth it to know you gave her yourself which to most parents is the most precious gift.

      Wishing you and your family peace. 💓

  23. Dora says:

    I’m not sure if this was posted here already. If it was, then watch it again. 🙂

  24. Dora says:

    Meanwhile, over in Medina..

  25. driguana says:

    Happy 4th of July everyone! Enjoy the evening.

  26. DeniseVB says:


  27. Myiq2xu™ says:

    Holiday WTF:

    Antecdotal evidence of *something*:

    I walked to the bus stop the other day on the way home from work. The buses must have been piled up in traffic upstream because the sidewalk was crowded with about 100 people. That’s an estimate, probably a good one. I didn’t want to block the sidewalk so I stood where I could. It turns out it was in a line that was quickly forming in front of another line of people backed up against the side of a building. All of the sudden, there was a voice behind me, “Is there a good reason you stood in front of me??”. I turned around to see a tall African American man behind me. He looked casually dressed, like he just came from a Pirates game. I looked like I just came from my air conditioned office floor in a tech company with my company lanyard hanging from my neck. I just said “No” and turned away just as the bus pulled up.

    It’s just the buses held up in traffic and crowded bus stops with no place to stand. Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, not a socio-political statement. Anyway, there was no way I could stand behind him because there was a f^*&ing building there and then, people standing in front of me. So, you know, we’re all in this whole bus thing together.

    Then I got on the bus and stumbled on the foot of a white woman who was taking up way too much space (she wasn’t obese) on the side bench seating including sticking her legs out into the aisle. “Excuse me”, I muttered as I quickly took my seat down the aisle and across from her. She too was a casually dressed, graying blonde who looked her age. She gave me the stink eye for several blocks before she got off in mid town.

    WTF?? I suddenly felt like the target for Trump supporters AND anti-Bernie people who wanted to pick a fight.

    This is going to be an ugly summer.

    I ran into a bunch of POC tweeters yesterday who just assumed I was a Bernie supporter because I didn’t think the turn to the left in the Democratic platform was a slap to Obama. The internet is a rough place and I’m used to it, but the level of anger and assumptions, including that I had deliberately used a “sepia toned” photo of myself for some nefarious purpose was hillariously over the top.

    Look, POC, calm your g&* damned tits for crying out loud. It was eight years ago that Donna Brazile and Paul Begala fought it out on national TV over the Democratic party ditching its “old coalition” for “eggheads and African Americans”. (They both missed the point, IMHO) This year, thanks to an angry electorate and a definite shift in voter sentiment against getting the shitty end of the economic stick in the past eight years with no bankers going to jail and years of absolutely the worst job market since the Great Depression, the Democratic party seems to slowly be turning back to its roots and in the direction of the left.

    Those of you who *think* this turn is a slap to Obama should seriously ask yourselves why the party struggling to embrace its identity with working people and more liberal values looks like it is disrespecting Obama.

    I’m not saying your perception is wrong. I’m saying the reason is not what you think it is.

    I’ll leave it at that. You’re smart enough to figure it out. It’s got nothing to do with racism.

    That sounds like one of my Walmart misadventures.

    • Myiq2xu™ says:

    • Somebody says:

      We went into Costco yesterday. I had on sunglasses, as we entered the store for a moment I thought to myself….sheesh it’s really dark in here. Then I realized I had on my sunglasses, DOH. I found this mildly amusing and began to laugh at myself. My husband asked me what I was chuckling about so I shared my absent minded moment with my husband and daughter. Unbeknownst to me there was a man of color approaching from behind us, apparently as I was relaying my little story to them the part about “Wow it sure is dark in here” offended this man. He moved in front of me and sort of blocked my way and gave me the stank eye.

      That’s right, me remarking about wearing fucking sunglasses was racist. My conversation was none of his business, what I said was not racist in any way, shape or form. Some people are just hypersensitive and they find racism in everything.

    • Anthony says:

      ❤ it when you quote the insane 🙂

  28. Myiq2xu™ says:

    • DandyTIger says:

      OMG, 27 hours. String him up. LOL. Love it. These people with their imagined Nazi speak, Star of David, slight to Elie, etc. are amazing. Trump being busy with his orthodox jewish daughter and son-in-law and their kids makes no difference. And of course Hillary being caught wishing for and helping arrange for Palestinian terrorism, talking about bringing black people to heel, etc. is perfectly fine.

    • elliesmom says:

      I thought she’d be hospitalized by now.

  29. Myiq2xu™ says:

  30. elliesmom says:

    The 4th of July weekend in our new town is a giant block party. My daughter and her family arrived Friday night, and other guests have come and gone all weekend. Saturday night was a town fair with fireworks. Our lake is separated from another large lake by an earthen dam. Last night was the battle to see which lake had the best fireworks. Today was the Ancients and Horribles Parade. Some of the floats had a political theme. Two were very pro-Trump, and one featured “Hillary” wearing a orange jumpsuit locked in a prison cell. I think I know where my town stands since all three floats drew cheers. My favorite parade entry was the gypsy moth caterpillar one. It was a half-dozen teenagers who had made a costume like a Chinese dragon with all of them inside. Other kids were walking along beside them carrying bare tree branches. Since it’s looks like it’s snowing moths in my backyard, I could relate.
    But I think it would be safe to put a Trump sign in my yard. Not a single pro-Hillary entry.

  31. mothy67 says:

    I know I am bat shit crazy. I wish I did not have to hurt anymore. Had I not been born a defect would I have been capable of tending to a child no one wanted? I am my flaws and you betcha I have tons. Had I been spared agony who wlould I be. One day the wires holding my sternum together broke. It was less than a pretty picture. Thing is wishing it didn’t happen does not make it go away. My chest exploded from the inside. I have pleaded with God asking why he hates me. I implored him to let me go. To no avail. Right now Bella is laying her head on my lap.
    One day I was living on Great Jones and the Bowery we had gone to Temple together. She was a grad student at NYU. She asked me to quit my job. I did

  32. DeniseVB says:

    Jeebus, my neighborhood sounds like the battle of Fallujah, much louder than the actual Revolutionary War.

  33. Dora says:

  34. Myiq2xu™ says:

  35. DeniseVB says:

    Until next July 4th, this should hold us 😀

  36. Propertius says:

    While I’m a big fan of both Jefferson and Madison, when I look at the gruesome outcomes of other revolutions I am profoundly grateful for George Washington. A lesser man would have made himself king (or President-for-Life or some other equivalent) – he certainly would have been able to in the aftermath of the Revolution. Most men would not have been able to resist the temptation (e.g., Caesar, Napoleon, Lenin, etc.). We were incredibly fortunate.

  37. mothy67 says:

    This was funny. She became modest one day. I had changed her diaper every day for years but one day it changed completely. I sit on the stairs while she takes a bath. She calls me TT. We talk for hours. One day she screamed I have boobs. She had just awakened with a c cup. I knew it was coming but she is 9. I thought I had some time. Women in my family are not wanting in breast department. I thought I had years before i had to say your titties are too big. I am her great gay uncle. How wrong is it that I will have to tell her she needs breast reduction. What man ever says to a woman you need smaller tits. Its so not right.

  38. mothy67 says:

    4 people were shot dead last night downtown in Pittsburgh. Local news has no details. Its very odd because they almost always reveal who did what. . There is nothing on local news. LOOK




    WPXI mentions it but the other stations do not. Four people shot dead. No local news coverage. Was it terorrism? How can the deaths of four people in a major city on the 4th of July not be news?

      • mothy67 says:

        I do not know what happened last night. I was gonna sing Fernando with da brat. I canceled last minute because I was afraid. Rather odd Muriel’s Wedding is my top ten favorite films. . I treasure how corny ABBA is. I sing along. What is better than Waterloo. So awful. They actually wrote the history book sitting on a shelf. Good lord
        Most successful band ever.
        I love The Giver. The book is by Lois Lowry. I cant find info on what took place last night. I was scheduled to sing with my brat. We were going to do Fernando. I backed out. I rented The Giver. We got to the point where Taylor Swift kills herself baby collapsed. She threw the fire stick at the tv. I have read the book twice but I missed what Rosemary did. Swift plays Rosemary really small role but pivotal. People love or hate the book. The movie is odd. It kinda misses the point. The book is about how bad liberals can be. The film stars Meryl Streep and the Weinsteins produced it. THey utterly reject the book.

  39. Dora says:

    Beautiful New York City. It’s pouring this morning though.

  40. mothy67 says:

    I am in moderation.

  41. mothy67 says:

    My comment is now gone. Oh well.b

    • DeniseVB says:

      I gotcha. Sorry about that, may have been the 3 links, not sure if security settings trigger the spam filter at more than one or two per comment.

  42. leslie says:

    The fireworks at Navy Pier were awesome. The fireworks in Evanston were even “awesom-er”

  43. Dora says:

    The Kenyan and the Criminal take to the campaign trail.

    • blowme0bama says:

      Pretty sure that’s illegal, but will Ryan & McConnell do anything?

      • Somebody says:

        No, but honestly in the grand scheme of all things government AF1 flight costs are a drop in the bucket, there are much bigger fish to fry. Problem being they all have their hands in the cookie jar.

      • Propertius says:

        I find it hard to stomach, but every President who has had access to a Presidential aircraft has done it (i.e., from Eisenhower on). Apparently, when AF1 is used on a “political” trip, campaigns are supposed to reimburse the government – but the amount of that reimbursement has traditionally been the cost of commercial airline tickets to the same destination (which doesn’t come close to covering the $188,000/hour cost of operating the plane).

    • foxyladi14 says:

      He tells the truth. 😀

  44. Dora says:


    • Somebody says:

      That tells me Hillary is going to skate. If Comey was referring Hillary to DOJ for indictment there is no way in hell Comey would have a press conference or take questions from reporters about an ongoing criminal case or one moving to prosecution. Especially if said case was very high profile.

      Unless this press conference is about something completely different, like say the Pulse nightclub shootings or similar. Was there any indication in what you read or heard as to the subject of the news conference?

      • Venus says:

        Yep. The fix is in.
        Hillary is campaigning with Obama today and Comey is going to announce no referral.
        After Bill met with Lynch to warn her ass off, no referral actually hurts Hillary because it proves what Trump says about the system being rigged to protect the politicians and against the average person true.

    • DandyTIger says:

      At the political appointment level, they’re all politicians. And that includes Comey. Deals and corruption and the usual decision making of the elite establishment. I could even see Comey thinking he’s honest and not prosecuting because Trump.

      • Lulu says:

        If is that is truly how he thinks he is going to have a rough ride through the next six months of his term. The leaks and shit thrown at him will be terrible by the FBI rank and file. It would be better to announce no findings until after the election (least worse choice) as there is at least some precedent for this.

  45. votermom says:

  46. foxyladi14 says:

    Hill knew all along. 👿

  47. votermom says:


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