The Daily Broadside

July, 4th, 246 years.

Posted on 07/04/2022 5.00 AM

JCM 7/2/2022 9:49:48 AM

Posted by: JCM

doppelganglander 7/4/2022 7:05:22 AM
Happy Independence Day! 
lucius septimius 7/4/2022 7:26:31 AM
So I just got off the phone with a guy who was my best friend in junior high school.  I haven't seen him in 20 years or so. He's in town for a wedding - we're going to try to get together.
Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 7:51:40 AM

“A republic, if you can keep it.”

How are we doing?

Anyway, happy Independence Day.

buzzsawmonkey 7/4/2022 8:08:05 AM
NPR has, traditionally, read the Declaration of Independence every Fourth of July for years.  This year, they pointedly announced they would not---because they found the language "all men are created equal" problematic.  Not only because racism, and slavery, and sexism, but because LGBTQWERTY-ism, and trans/non-binaryism---and, of course, freedom-of-abortionism.
Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 8:16:01 AM

“ He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:”

Can you say “Paris Climate Accords”?

Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 8:17:08 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 4:

Oh, ffs.


But no problem with the reference to “Savage Indians”, I guess.

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 8:29:29 AM

The Democratic Party has announced today will be renamed "Dependence Day" because they want everyone to be dependent on the government.

Well, they might as well.

Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 8:30:06 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 7:

For Joe Biden, it’s Depends Day.  Well, every day is.

buzzsawmonkey 7/4/2022 8:32:19 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 6:

Yes, really.

They were also vaporizing on about "What will this activist court attack next?", apparently either unaware---or seeking to confuse and fire up the rubes---that the Court does not "seek out" issues; rather, they come to the Court because a dispute/controversy exists at the most "democratic," grass-roots level, which the Court is ultimately tasked with resolving.

This fundamental mischaracterization of the Court and its role is even more toxic than the current misrepresentations by the Left of the nature of the abortion decision.

buzzsawmonkey 7/4/2022 8:59:20 AM
I will again point out that, when one engages in a discussion of any issue with a Leftist, that if the discussion deals with a principle, the Leftist will invariably argue particulars, and if the discussion deals with a particular, the Leftist will invariably seek to argue principles.
Alice in Dairyland 7/4/2022 9:00:33 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 4:

It's not just NPR.

Dems of Pima County AZ Celebrate Independence Day by Saying ‘F**k the Fourth’ (

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 9:09:34 AM

In #11 Alice in Dairyland said: Dems of Pima County AZ Celebrate Independence Day by Saying ‘F**k the Fourth’ (

Can we take up a collection to give them all a one-way trip to North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, or Russia; their choice.

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 9:10:16 AM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 12:

Or Cuba. 

Alice in Dairyland 7/4/2022 9:14:05 AM

And another...

National Archives Places 'Harmful Language Alert' on Page Hosting U.S. Constitution. (

Alice in Dairyland 7/4/2022 9:16:35 AM

In #12 Kosh's Shadow said: Can we take up a collection to give them all a one-way trip to North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, Syria, or Russia; their choice.
In #13 Kosh's Shadow said: Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 12: Or Cuba. 

Or hell???

JCM 7/4/2022 9:23:27 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 4:

Too bad they are so willfully biind and ignorant, in service to their deity the leftist agenda.

Jefferson's first draft was anti-slavery. The phrase "all men" in the mind of Jefferson included everyone, and how language was used at the time to include everyone.

buzzsawmonkey 7/4/2022 9:28:56 AM

Reply to JCM in 16:

They are playing to an audience that has been systematically ill-educated for decades.

JCM 7/4/2022 9:49:46 AM

Reply to buzzsawmonkey in 17:

Systematically, intentionally, and maliciously ill-educated...

Alice in Dairyland 7/4/2022 9:56:54 AM

Reply to JCM in 16:

I guess I can finally throw out that old Webster's dictionary on the bookshelf since words no longer have actual meanings.

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 9:59:22 AM

In #19 Alice in Dairyland said: I guess I can finally throw out that old Webster's dictionary on the bookshelf since words no longer have actual meanings.

It needs to be replaced by Wokester's Dictionary, which is online so meanings can be changed easily.

buzzsawmonkey 7/4/2022 10:10:43 AM

Reply to Alice in Dairyland in 19:

All the more reason to keep it.  I have several unabridged dictionaries, and I retain them precisely because they contain information and not ideology.

Comment error 475 22
JCM 7/4/2022 10:17:36 AM

Reply to Alice in Dairyland in 19:

Welcome to Critical Language Theory.

JCM 7/4/2022 11:32:13 AM

At least 6 dead, 24 injured after shooting at Highland Park, Illinois, Fourth of July parade

A rooftop shooter killed at least six people and wounded 24 more at a July Fourth parade in an affluent Chicago suburb on Monday, authorities said.

A rifle has been found and police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at about 10:14 a.m. CDT, Highland Park police Commander Chris O’Neill told reporters.

I should hold comment until we know more.... but one the hell.

Target was a 4th of July Parade, an AMERICAN celebration, so my mind goes immediately to some indoctrinated with anti-Americanism.

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 11:34:32 AM

Reply to JCM in 23:

We are through the looking glass here

“When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty Hunter Biden said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty Hunter Biden, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.” 

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 12:06:14 PM

Reply to JCM in 24:

Also the shooting was at an area with a large Jewish community.

Police said that it was still an active incident, and were looking for the shooter. They described him as a white male around 20 years old, with long black hair and a small build, wearing a blue t-shirt.

Either a Democrat or white supremacist.

Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 12:22:16 PM

Robert One-Third Reich blames greedy “giant corporations” for inflation:

So apparently, under the Trump administration (average CPI inflation; 1.9%), corporations just stopped being greedy. 

Sounds like a great argument for bringing back Trump.

Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 12:25:46 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 26:

Could be all sorts of things, including a black supremacist, at this point.

Remember the “white male in a white van” DC sniper?

JCM 7/4/2022 1:00:37 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 28:

The Buffalo "White Supremacist" was whacko and loony tunes, but leftist.

Occasional Reader 7/4/2022 1:28:56 PM

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 2:13:30 PM

Somali-"American" Ilhan Omar booed by Somalis at music festival

According to Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Michael Rubin, Somalis are “frustrated … that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, had not used her seat to advance U.S.-Somali ties.”

“Instead, Omar has made the Palestinian issue a cornerstone of her congressional activism, apparently at the urging both of Basim Sabri — her second largest donor and a Palestinian-American real estate tycoon from Minneapolis who donated maximum amounts to Omar’s congressional campaign — as well as his daughter Karmel, a fundraiser for causes in the Gaza Strip,” added Rubin. “No group or charity can operate in Gaza, however, without cooperating with Hamas, which has ruled the Palestinian territory with an iron fist since 2006.”

Rubin notes that Sabri is a “polarizing figure” and a “convicted felon” whom Somalis see as a “slum lord” who “exploits the Somali community.”

Kosh's Shadow 7/4/2022 2:43:59 PM

Reply to Kosh's Shadow in 31:

Omar is a typical Democrat, hurting the very people she pretends to want to help.

You must be logged in to comment.