4th of July Evening Boom…Boom, Sans FireworksPosted: July 4, 2012 Filed under: just because, Political and Editorial Cartoons | Tags: fireworks, Fourth of July, George Washington Kicks Ass, Independence Day, July 4th 24 Comments
Happy 4th of July!
Most of America is feeling a massive heat wave, and many communities are canceling the regularly scheduled firework show because of the dry conditions. Then you have the towns that are cutting the show to protect the birds…or to save money, either way…you won’t find any fireworks here on tonight’s post either.
However, what you will find is a shitload of cartoons to tickle your fancy! So, let’s get on with the show!
This video clip is from the AdultSwim cartoon Robot Chicken…
The American Revolution, as interpreted by the people who brought you 300.
“From the people who claim 300 is a true story comes the tale of our nations birth.”
Yeah, “it ain’t accurate, but it will blow your f’ing mind.” I can just imagine there are folks out there who would actually think that is a true depiction of our nations birth. I am not joking…I could see something like that being passed off as a history lesson in one of Bobby Jindal’s flagship schools….I mean, look what Huckabee did with it. Check out the actual copy from the Learn Our History website.
We recognize and celebrate faith, religion and the role of God in America’s founding and making our country the greatest place on Earth…
Learn Our History is a diversified educational media company that teaches children and teenagers about history, social studies and current events through the use of animated films supplemented with online resources with the goal of providing a solution to many of the recognized shortcomings in the way history and social studies currently are taught. Learn Our History’s products are differentiated by the Company’s focus on entertaining while teaching history and social studies from a proudly American standpoint.
When your kids or grandkids get their hands on these videos, you’ll be amazed at how they‘re instantly pulled in to the stories. As they watch the history videos, they’ll be learning about the major events and most influential people that shaped our great nation. And because they’ll be having so much fun watching the zany characters, they won’t even realize they’re learning!
With Learn Our History, your kids gain an understanding of important concepts and how those concepts play a role in our everyday lives. From understanding the role of government and taxes to national security, democracy and more, your children will learn to appreciate what it means to be an American and how fortunate they are to live in the the home of the brave and the land of the free!
American Revolution Trilogy
The Declaration of Independence – learnourhistory.com
Go back to see the story behind how our Declaration of Independence came to be.
The Birth Of A Revolution – learnourhistory.
In this outstanding film, young viewers will journey back to the American colonies during the period leading to that first fateful battle.
Winning Our Freedom – learnourhistory.comcom
Victory over Great Britain depended not only on military success, but also political acumen. Great Britain possessed a modern, wealthy and well-trained army – one of the finest fighting forces in history. In contrast, the colonists were poor, but their ambitions for independence compelled them forward. Believing their quest was divinely inspired, with each step they took, their goal of independence from Britain became an answered prayer.
Ooof, that just gives me the chills…maybe it is because I am a history major? Or perhaps it is just the thought of such accurate story telling. /snark
(Anyway, the reason I spent some time on this will come together at the end of tonight’s post.)
We have seen many years go by since John
Footpenis Handcock signed the Declaration of Independence with such passionate flair.
Independence Day 2012 – Political Cartoon by Bruce Plante, Tulsa World – 07/04/2012
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this was an open thread!
This quote you posted from Learnouthistory really struck me:
Just substitute the US for Great Britain & those “colonists” sound like the Iraqis & Afghanis, don’t they?
Great cartoons & I have to agree with you that the Angelo Lopez cartoon is my favorite too.
Question for the avid readers here. Has anyone read Albion’s Seed? The author was just on NPR & his thesis in this book sounded really interesting.
Another great post, jj. Thanks.
Nope never read that, what is it about Connie?
Here is the Editorial Review from Amazon:
Here’s the Amazon link to his other books: http://www.amazon.com/David-Hackett-Fischer/e/B000AQ4LL8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
I have to admit that the mention of the Cavaliers made me perk up. Forever Amber was a favorite of mine as a teenager. The discussion on ATC was how Americans have many definitions of freedom or what freedom means to them, hence this interview today.
This link is for Dak…cough, cough: Jindal: It’s called the Declaration of Independence, not dependence « Hot Air
Thought that would give you a laugh…the man is just flat out brilliant.
Wow … that’s insane. Jindal’s killing our state. Our unemployment rate has gone through the roof since he’s taken office. He’s been a worse disaster than Katrina. Our higher education funding is down almost 40 percent. Tuition is going through the roof. He’s not achieved anything in terms of outcomes. It’s all been ideological stuff that’s just wrecking us.
#Jindal team calls $859 million #Medicaid cut ‘doable’ http://www.thetowntalk.com/viewart/20120704/NEWS01/120704002/Jindal-team-calls-859-million-Medicaid-cut-doable-
Ummm, what version of the dictionary is this guy using? The one I have must have a very different definition of brilliant.
That was written by a woman. Just goes to show stupidity isn’t sexist.
Or brilliance if you’re using her dictionary. Thanks for the correction, ralph.
Check this out: John Adams says you’re two days late – The Maddow Blog
Wow, the Jefferson passage is wonderful. I’d never heard/seen that before. Amazing he has been drummed out of the Repug Hall of Fame.
Thomas Jefferson founded what is now the Democratic Party. That’s probably why some Repugs are not his most ardent admirers.
Someone has taken presidential awesomeness a little too far.
Hillary responds to AC coming out, fake but funny.
Without my tv/cable I have missed the political shows lately. So glad I stumbled upon this on Alternet. It’s Melissa Harris Perry’s take on the 4th of July: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/1019432/melissa_harris-perry%27s_awesome_4th_of_july_address%3A_imperialism%2C_genocide%2C_and_slavery/
Thanks for all the great cartoons. The Angelo Lopez one is awesome. I love the one of the tea party guy sinking Washington’s boat too.
JJ……Your cartoon roundup never ceases to amaze. Thanks
Hey I gotta share this with you all. Remember my friend Jessica, her husband was laid off from his job as a chef right after Mother’s Day. Well he is now a chef at a restaurant in Jacksonville, and I just read a review that knocked me out. Sakana Blue Bar Restaurant Review « Restaurant Reviews in Jacksonville by Jax Food Critic
Wow, more raves at the link and take a look at the food:
Anyway, hopefully things will start looking up for my “twin” and her family…
I am glad you liked the cartoons. I could not help myself tonight, hope everyone is safe and having fun!
There are two Indian Reservations not far from where I live. They sell fireworks.
It was really wet here — so no fear of fire and the independent firework displays have been going off for two days now. Interestingly enough the fireworks boom bang don’t bother my furkids.
We had a sunny day!!!!!!!!!! Now I have to mow the grass.
Love the political cartoons — each is worth at least 1,000 words!!!
The tea party guy sinking Washington — typical. Must be one of those puritans.
The descriptions of the different cultural groups that made up colonial America — that’s the way my College American history teacher presented early American history. One of the joys of taking the course from a maverick at at Junior college in California. The approved text books didn’t show up so he taught the course he always wanted to teach. He’d read a large chunk of the original documents of the very early days of the colonies and that was the basis of his version of early American history. There are some documents that have been sealed and stored in vaults of Stanford University. I’m wondering what secrets are so terrible to be still withheld from scholars? My history professor was thinking in the very first years there might have been cannibalism — food was short and the Puritans were busy killing off the Indians and looting Indian graves. Cotton Mather was one of the authors of the still sealed diaries.
One of my ancestors was in the early Virginia colony and then he and some other men stole a boat and headed to the Massachusetts colony. He is recorded as being “Sir” whatever. His descendants took two different paths — some were loyalists and went to Canada and then migrated back to England the others stayed for the Revolutionary War. I found out what happened to the repatriated English branch when I happened to meet a distant cousin — or we learned we were distant cousins.
The real history of the US is so much more fascinating than found in any of the high school or college text books.
Ed Kilgore asks a good question. Why do we put up with the America hating right wing extremists and not call the assholes out?
America-Hating Patriots and Other Mysteries of the 4th
Meanwhile tbogg takes on the dumbest blogger in St Louis.
Happy 4th Of July. Enjoy Your Obamapocalypse!