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pudge's Journal: Come to the Tea Party on July 4th 10

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I'll be performing at the July 4th Tea Party in Everett, at the Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza. I'll play two or three songs, starting around 12:30. The rally starts at 1 p.m. The group putting on the Tea Party, Renew Liberty, is also participating in the Everett parade.

If you come to Everett, please wear red, white, and blue. The theme of the day, "Colors of Freedom," is "a community celebration of American diversity." I tend to think July 4th should be a celebration of our independence and freedom. Diversity's a great thing, but can't we spend just this one day focusing on liberty? Isn't that the point?

To help your Independence Day weekend kick off right, here's a video I recorded last night, a cover of a song by Roy Hurd called "Lookin' for America."

Cross-posted on <pudge/*>.

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Come to the Tea Party on July 4th

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  • by smitty_one_each (243267) * on Thursday July 02, 2009 @11:39AM (#28559327) Homepage Journal
    But I'll certainly be getting my Tea Party on locally.
    "We the People" forever!
  • by mcgrew (92797)

    You should put up a couple of cameras, plug them and the mixing board into a computer, and stream the performances on the internet.

    • by pudge (3605) * Works for Slashdot

      I don't really have the resources to do it. Would be fun though.

      I am planning on going back "into the studio" to do some recording, and plan on putting the sessions out via ustream. (Anyone will be welcome to watch, though the main purpose of it is to allow my collaborators, who are in other states, to participate in the process before the recordings get to them.)

  • I'd argue that you almost necessarily CAN'T really have diversity without liberty, so celebrating the former is effectively celebrating the latter.

    Somewhat related--I walked in on my dad (the American Legion post commander for my hometown) having an argument with the color guard commander (an old WWII vet) because the latter couldn't wrap his head around the idea that a twentysomething female army sergeant would be better suited to carrying a rifle than my dad (who retired a Chief Electronics Technician fro

    • I'd argue that you almost necessarily CAN'T really have diversity without liberty, so celebrating the former is effectively celebrating the latter.

      Sure, but you also can't have free press without liberty, so maybe the theme of the parade should be the free press! That would be just as dumb.

      Somewhat related--I walked in on my dad (the American Legion post commander for my hometown) having an argument with the color guard commander (an old WWII vet) because the latter couldn't wrap his head around the idea that a twentysomething female army sergeant would be better suited to carrying a rifle than my dad (who retired a Chief Electronics Technician from the Navy) despite her gender.

      Dad won when he pointed out he had no idea where the safety on an M1 was and, in fact, had never fired anything other than a .22 in the last two decades.

      Ha. :-)

      • by Zeriel (670422)

        Sure, but you also can't have free press without liberty, so maybe the theme of the parade should be the free press! That would be just as dumb.

        That's a fair point as well. On the other hand, it's more relevant than the aforementioned hometown's theme this year, which was something along the lines of "hometown pride". (Last years, arguably even less to the point, was "our Christian heritage".) Compared to that, "diversity" (or "the free press") are way closer to the mark.

        Ha. :-)

        I need to start a My Dad series, he's my poster child for the ideal conservative--in other words, the kind of entrepreneur that doesn't need an Equal Employment law to tell him

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