• President Trump, It doesn't feel like Independence Day
  • A July 4th Fact of Facts: America is Land of Immigrants
  • YIPPIE! The naked truth about free speech, cherished especially on Independence Day
  • Poll: Trump strong on jobs, weak on tweets, viewed as reckless, thin-skinned, sexist

indy dayII know the calendar says we are approaching the 4th of July, but, it just doesn’t feel like Independence Day.

Perhaps it should.  It’s hot as heck.  The airlines have been packed. The hot dogs are ready for grilling.  The umps are saying, "play ball". The patriotic activities are scheduled. The fireworks are ready-for-blasting. 

Yet, it just doesn’t feel like independence day.

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mass2On July 4, 1778, George Washington doubled liquor rations for the soldiers quartered in Princeton, NJ, as a way to celebrate Independence Day. It’s fitting, therefore, that the Fourth of July is America's top-selling beer holiday, according to the Beer Institute. It estimated, in 2013, that sales of beer on the 4th could total $1 billion, doubtlessly higher today. “In moderation,” claims a CA brewery investor, Grover McKean, “beer is tasty and healthy.” Who could disagree?

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bill rights2To President Thomas Jefferson, July 4th celebrated more than the signing of the Declaration of Independence. He thought it was a link to the future. The message prominent colonists sent to King George III led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the initial and most prominent feature of which is the First Amendment that guarantees free speech. It’s part of the country’s fundamental essence that each man and woman can say what they feel about government, or anything else, proving President Donald Trump needs some civics lessons.

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joe mikaAs Donald Trump faces the top world leaders this week, including a face-time with Vladimir Putin, and as his healthcare proposals face an uphill climb, his poll numbers for how the nation views him could be better.

According to a morning Consult/Politico poll released Wednesday morning, his tweets, including that against MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski, and his personality are not helping him, at all.

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Tuesday, 06 December 2011 12:41
New Orleans Saints #5 In Power Ratings, Tweets and Ingram
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mark-ingramSaints running back Mark Ingram joined Monday night's NBC Sports Talk to discuss the prospects of the Saints as the postseason approaches. He sounded as nearly excited about his alma mater's (Alabama) inclusion in the BCS title game against LSU .He made a great case for it as he would if the Saints made the Super Bowl...


Pro Football Talk.com has the Saints ranked No. 5 in its weekly power rankings behind Green Bay, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and New England. "This team's (Saints) fate will hinge on its ability to win on the road in the postseason".:...

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Green Bay Packers first, New Orleans Saints second in power rankings; what are yours? bit.ly/s9eBbB (via nola.com)
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#NOLA News by getFAT Malcolm Jenkins on how the New OrleansSaints defense performed agains... bit.ly/tAnRYMgetFATChallenge.com
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(Times Pic) New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees is - wait for it - possible player of the week bit.ly/tmwNe1 #saints
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Saints News: Now New Orleans Saints just need to take their winning streak on the road - saintsnews.net/3oC
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NFL - Marques Colston New Orleans Saints Junior Fathead $49.99bit.ly/ttswAw
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RT @TulaneNews Green Wave taps New Orleans Saints WR coach Curtis Johnson to lead the Tulane football programriptide.me/av
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Tulane has hired #Saints wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson as the new head coach of the Green Wave. #nfl

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography.  

 

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