This 4th of July Gas Prices Climb to the Highest in 6 Years Since 2008

Thanks Barack, as Americans are squeezed at the pump this 4th of July.

The current national average price of gas is 23 cents per gallon more expensive than it was on the Fourth of July last year, the highest since 2008. Can no one see the parallel and irony that on this 4th of July gas prices will be at a six year high due dependence on foreign oil and the turmoil and unrest in the Middle East and American Independence Day? When will the United States begin an energy policy in this country of  “energy” independence, instead of a war on oil, coal and any other form of energy that the Obama administration does not deem “green”?

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Gas prices are expected to be at the highest level in six years for the Fourth of July holiday. Yes, the gas prices are set to raise on national independence day.

Regular gasoline peaked at a national average of $3.98 a gallon in early May. The current national average price of gas is 23 cents per gallon more expensive than it was on the Fourth of July last year. The highest was seen in 2008. The highest record was $4.11 a gallon in 2008.

“We’re going to see the highest July 4th prices since 2008, and we probably wouldn’t have, if it weren’t for Iraq,” said Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst at GasBuddy.com. “I certainly would not rule out if something happens near Basra or south of Baghdad, we would see national prices make a pass at $4…but I just don’t see a fuel apocalypse in North America this year.”

“Although gas prices in the Southeast remained relatively stable from last week, it wouldn’t be surprising to see gas prices inch up slightly before the holiday weekend,” said Jessica Brady, AAA spokeswoman with The Auto Club Group. “Even though pump prices are higher than they were this time last year, they are not expected to deter holiday travelers.”

Gas prices used to depreciate in the upcoming weeks of the holiday in previous years, but that’s not the case this summer.

AAA Travel reports the statewide average price of gas is $3.71 for a gallon of regular unleaded. It was $3.48 last year on the Fourth.

Joey Chestnut Remains Top Dog as He Eats the Competions and Sets World Record of 69 Hot Dogs to Win 7th Consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island

JOEY CHESTNUT EATS 69 HOTDOGS!!!

Once again, if its the 4th of July, it means the annual Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest from Coney Island, NY. Nothing says the 4th of July like a hot dog eating contest.  The most exciting 10 minutes in sports!!!

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The winner, and still champion … Move over Michael Jordan, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut devoured the competition this afternoon at the Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest and won his 7th consecutive  Mustard Yellow International Belt .  Chestnut overwhelmed the competition and consumed world record setting 69 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes, one better than last years mark. Talk about your Pepito-Bismal moments? Chestnut is now only one dog away from his mark of 70 that he has stated he wants to reach before he retires. Retire, no, say it isn’t so. I cannot imagine this contest with Joey eating the competition.

Did you know that Joey Chestnut, the hot dog eating champion had earlier this week endorsed Anthony Weiner for NYC mayor, another individual known for his weiner.

Happy Independence Day 2013 … Happy Birthday America … JULY 4, 2013 … “That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICAHAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!!

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Happy Birthday America, to what is still the greatest nation on Earth, the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. However, that being said, I can say that never in my lifetime has it been more the responsibility of Our generation, to maintain the freedoms and liberties that our Founding Fathers bestowed on us with their sacrifices. Never in out countries history how our liberties and freedoms been under such attack and it is not from any foreign power, it is from our own government. While you are celebrating July 4th today with family, friends and fireworks, remember that independence, liberty and freedom is not free. It comes at a cost. Those that volunteer to military service do their part; however, American citizens also need to do theirs.

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the People, and deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Thus, you are responsible for those that are elected and not elected. It is time for “We the People” to have the courage of those back in 1776 and make our government responsible to the people again. Enough is enough. I do not care what party affiliation you are, no one should be for the erosion of liberties that were provided to the people at the excuses and lies of politicians. Our government is supposed to work for us, not against us. A United States government is not supposed to be spying on innocent Americans and shredding the Constitution. Our government is not supposed to be continually passing ridiculous laws and regulations that restrict Americans from life, liberty in and the pursuit of happiness. A government is  not supposed to allow an entity like the IRS to target a segment of its citizenship to treat as an enemy to benefit one political party, no matter what party is in office. Our government should never usurp the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution and treat “freedom of the press” as if it did not exist. Our government should never be allowed to pass into law with only one party vote, the take over of 1/6th of the US economy in healthcare and call it not a tax when passing it off to the American people, then calling it a tax when arguing it before the Supreme Court, only to have a corrupt SCOTUS by the lie. Finally, a government should be of, by and for the people. If it is not, we are in trouble. Brave Americans realized this in 1776 and did something about it, what we have become today is hardly what they envisions and is actually pretty much everything they fought against. What will We the People do today?

The Declaration of Independence: IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. (read the rest HERE)

Let us just remind all, especially those politicians in office, this country fought a War of Independence, not to become dependent on government and have those very freedoms that were so gallantly fought for taken away.

In 1776 “WE THE PEOPLE” fought a War for Independence and against a tyrannical government. Men fought and died to throw off a tyrannical government and sought to put one in place that was of, by and for the American people. I would dare say that our Founding Fathers would cringe to see what their brave efforts have been transformed into today. Never forget America, whether it be with a musket in 1776 or a vote in present day, it is your responsibility to uphold the following words from the Declaration of Independence signed this day in 1776 … “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 … But when a long train of abuses and usurpation’s, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government …” America, do not ever let your voice be silenced and it is your God given right to uphold the values, virtues and liberties that were fought for you 236 years ago. America is worth fighting for, and it is your responsibility to do so.

For those who think or try to weaken America and think they can take advantage of what is perceived as a current weak administration, America is much, much more than our government and elected politicians, even though they seemed to have forgotten that fact. American is ‘WE THE PEOPLE” and do not ever forget that. To those who would try and bring us down,  Toby Keith sings it best … Courtesy of the red white and blue!!! Happy Birthday America!!!

Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue – Toby Keith

Now this nation that I love
Has fallen under attack
A mighty sucker punch came flyin’ in
From somewhere in the back
Soon as we could see clearly
Through our big black eye
Man, we lit up your world
Like the 4th of July

Justice will be served
And the battle will rage
This big dog will fight
When you rattle his cage
And you’ll be sorry that you messed with
The U.S. of A.
`Cause we`ll put a boot in your ass
It`s the American way

Hey Uncle Sam
Put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty
Started shakin’ her fist
And the eagle will fly
Man, it’s gonna be hell
When you hear Mother Freedom
Start ringin’ her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue

Boston Marathon Bombs Built in Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s Home … Initial Target was Independence Day, July 4th

Born Bombing on the 4th of July?

According to CNN, the bombs that were used in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three and injured over two hundred were built in the home of the older brother and suspect in the bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev , the younger brother and captured suspect and Tamerlan initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. However, according to accounts they had finished building the bombs sooner than expected. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told investigators that the Boston Marathon was chosen as a target only a day or two before the event. Had the bombings took place during 4th of July in Boston, the resulting carane may have been much worse. As Weasel Zippers comments, “Anyone who has been to Boston on July 4th knows how crowded it gets with people coming to hear the Boston Pops and watch the fireworks.”

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The bombs used in the Boston Marathon attack were built in the apartment that suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev shared with his wife and child, a U.S. law enforcement official with first-hand knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Thursday. The official was not authorized to release the information.

Katherine Russell, Tsarnaev’s widow, has remained largely out of view inside her parents’ North Kingstown home since her husband’s death.

It remains unclear what, if anything, Tamerlan’s widow might have known or suspected, the source added.

According to her attorney, Amato DeLuca, the 24-year-old widow knew nothing of plans to bomb the race, and reports of her husband’s involvement came as an “absolute shock” to Russell and her family.

Interesting point is that Tsarnaev and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, initially planned to carry out a suicide-bomb attack on July 4. So, what difference would it have made to hold off until the 4th? Or was it that these two were just a bunch of cowards and were not willing to die as they killed others?

Joey Chestnut Still Top Dog as he Devours 68 Hot Dogs to Win 6th Consecutive Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island … NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wins Hypocrite of the Week Award

If its the 4th of July, it means the annual Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest from Coney Island, NY … it was gagtacular!

Once again Joey “Jaws” Chestnut was the victor in Jordonesque fashion as Chestnut won his 6th consecutive Nathans hotdog eating contest. Chestnut overwhelmed the competition and consumed 68 hotdogs and buns in 10 minutes. OMG, can you say Pepito-Bismal? Chestnut walked away once again with the mustard yellow belt winning by 14 hot dogs. Second place went to Tim Janus of New York with a distant 52 hot dogs scarfed down. Chestnut was proud of his accomplishment, although he stated he had wanted to break his record. Joey stated that next year he plans on going for 70. YIKES!!!

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More than 40,000 spectators, some dressed as hot dogs, ketchup and mustard bottles, watched Chestnut out-eat his competition by almost 16 hot dogs to take home his sixth straight Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog-Eating title on the U.S. Independence Day holiday.

“I came here hoping I could do 70 (hot dogs), but I am happy with 68. It is a world record after all and I will be back next year to see if I can go one better,” said the 28-year-old Chestnut from San Jose, California.

I wonder if Michelle Obama watched the nitrate devouring contest?

However, Chestnut might have been over-shadowed by the “golden H” belt and the hypocrite of the week award given hands down to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The food “Nazi”  Mayor who has banned large sodas in NYC actually had the audacity to attend the weigh in of the 29 competitive eating contestants in Tuesday. Some how inhaling hotdogs is different than large sodas. The “hypocrite” Bloomberg actually tried to justify his hypocrisy by saying eating in moderation was the key.

Having it (a hot dog) occasionally is fine,” he said. “If you want to eat 65 hot dogs in 10 minutes, that’s even fine. Just don’t do it more than once a year and you won’t have a problem.”

Dude wanna bet? What part about COMPETITIVE EATING IS IN MODERATION!!! Bloomberg has to be either the biggest fool or the most uninformed individual ever. The no salt, no trans-fats, no large soda Mayor seemed to have no issue with hot dogs, even though some physicians have compared them to cigarettes. Bloomberg seems to have no issue with calorie overload.  Um, just curious Mr. Mayor … do you not understand that there is an IFOCE? That stands for Major League Eating & International Federation of Competitive Eating.  They eat more than just hot dogs and more than once a year you idiot, hypocrite, moderation Mayor. Personally, I could care less whether these folks gorge themselves and regular folks have a large soda. Then again, I am not a hypocrite like Mayor Bloomberg.

There was Mr. No Salt, No Transfats and Limited Soda reeling off pun after pun about a food reportedly so bad for you the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine put up a billboard last year comparing hot dogs to cigarettes.

At one point the mayor wondered if the reigning champs would win “or if one of their dogged pursuers will finally ‘ketchup,’ cut the mustard and be pronounced wiener. No question it’s going to be a dog fight.”

Happy Birthday America, July 4th 2012 … Remember America, Its About Independence

July 4th 2012 … Happy Independence Day

Happy Birthday America, to the greatest nation on Earth, the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. However, it is each generations responsibility to maintain the freedoms and liberties that our Founding Fathers bestowed on us with their sacrifices. Remember America, freedom is not free. As you celebrate this 4th of July with family and friends remember also that it is not government, but your Creator that you are endowed with certain unalienable Rights. In a time in which it would appear that more and more Americans accept being dependent upon their government, maybe it is a good time for “We the People” to really understand and realize what others died for our rights to be free.

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

A note to the present day politicians whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Independents … Today “INDEPENDENCE” is to be celebrated, not dependence. The United States of America was founded on liberties and freedoms endowed from their Creator, not by government laws made to silence, enslave and make “WE THE PEOPLE” dependent on others. Do not allow an administration to promise entitlements and forever enslave you to the government. Do not ever forget what made America and Americans exceptional. If you do not stand up and say no and do things for yourself, as stated at Hot Air, we will become a government dependent society just like Europe.

In 1776 “WE THE PEOPLE” fought a War for Independence and against a tyrannical government. Men fought and died to throw off a tyrannical government and sought to put one in place that was of, by and for the American people. I would dare say that our Founding Fathers would cringe to see what their brave efforts have been transformed into today. Never forget America, whether it be with a musket in 1776 or a vote in present day, it is your responsibility to uphold the following words from the Declaration of Independence signed this day in 1776 … “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 … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government …” America, do not ever let your voice be silenced and it is your God given right to uphold the values, virtues and liberties that were fought for you 236 years ago. America is worth fighting for, and it is your responsibility to do so.

America the Beautiful – Ray Charles

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 – Declaration of Independence

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Red Skelton’s Pledge of Allegiance

And to the Republic - Republic, a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people; and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.
With Liberty – Which is Freedom; the right of power to live one’s own life, without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

America, Why I Love Her – John Wayne

From Alaska’s cold to the Everglades…from the Rio Grande to Maine…
My heart cries out… my pulse runs fast at the might of her domain.
You ask me why I love her?… I’ve a million reasons why.
My beautiful America… beneath Gods’ wide, wide sky.

Powerline reminds us of the eternal meaning of Independence Day and a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

GOD BLESS THE USA!

Why the Moonbat Left Progressives Hate the 4th of July, Patriotism Leads to Fascism

Progressives and the LEFT hate the 4th of July and patriotism …

You just can’t make this stuff up and we do not have to when we have the loony LEFT moonbat progressives to quote. Just yesterday we posted about a Rasmussen poll where 63% of American voters considered the 4th of July one of the most important holidays. However, 5% actually considered the birth of our country and the signing of the Declaration of Independence the least important holiday. I always wondered what type of loon would fall into that demographic?

BINGO, we have a winner. That did not take long … enter nut job Matthew Rothschild, the editor of The Progressive magazine. Why am i not surprised? This screw ball actually believes that all patriotism leads to Fascism. Is it any wonder why the LEFT needs to be voted out of office and the sooner the better for the sake of the United States of America.

It’s July 4th, my least favorite holiday.
And I’m not referring to the bugs, or the crowds, or the traffic on the highways.
I’m talking about the mindless patriotic bubble bath we’re all supposed to soak in all weekend long.
Well, not me.
My heart does not beat faster at the strains of the Star Spangled Banner, much less at the sight of F-16s flying overhead to kick off the show.
You see, I don’t believe in patriotism.
You can call me unpatriotic if you’d like, but really I’m anti-patriotic.
I’ve been studying fascism lately, and there is one inescapable fact about it:
Nationalism is the egg that hatches fascism.
And patriotism is but the father of nationalism.

Is it any wonder why this poll might have been the biggest “NO DUH” ever one in the history of polling.

What a misguided nut job. We have been told for years that we cannot question the patriotism of the LEFT. Really, why not … this foolish flake is exactly the reason why patriotism should be questioned. The LEFT has such an ignorant definition of patriotism. These people actually think it means to follow a government without questioning it. Just the opposite, Our Founding Fathers provided the greatest for of patriotism in the history of America and that was to defy a King.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation

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July 4, 2010: 63% of Americans Believe 4th of July One of the Most Important Holidays, 5% Say the Least

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

On this July 4th, 2010 … the 234th birthday of the United States of America, according to a Rasmussen poll, 63% of Americans believe that the 4th of July is among one of the most important holidays. Even though July 4th and Christmas are considered the most important holidays, it is rather shocking that only 6 in 10 Americans consider the holiday that commemoratesthe birth of the very nation they live in is important. Ah folks, with out a July 4th there is no America and “Declaration of Independence”. Some might want to brush up on their American history and the following, “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”.

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