Belated happy Independence Day to all. I'm currently on assignment in the San Francisco bay area and got to enjoy festivities here today, including a good baseball game at one of the best baseball stadiums in the major leagues I've watched a game, AT&T Park. Sadly for my local friends the Giants lost to the Padres 5-3.
I was invited and went to an Independence Day celebration that included mostly veterans, active duty military and tea party type people. A few local Democrat city council-critters showed up, and of course Code Pink had to be there to heckle the group. This was pretty small, maybe 200 people, and it was mostly a remeberance of those who sacrificed for our country and those who built it to be the shining star on the hill that Ronald Reagan once proclaimed us to be.
Like I said, this was a quiet crowd, and not very political, until the lefties showed up screaming slogans, calling us Nazis and wanting sent to death camps. The irony in this is that they got their loudist during the reading of the Delecration of Independence by a 91 year old World War II veteran who survived 2 years in one of Hitler's POW camps. This nice old gentleman finished reading the document, left the small stage, and walked over to the young girl, to ask what her problem was. Her answer was that he was the problem, and anyone who who has gone to war for any reason was as bad as Hitler. Yes, You get the drift, she is a moron. However this nice old man just gave her a kiss on the cheek and told her, that many of his friends died over 60 years ago so that she could show up there today to make a complete ass out of herself, and then he walked away. The Code Pink people continued to scream slogans, while the rest of us waved to them and offered coffee and pastries to them. There were no takers and that was there loss.