July 4th..Woot!

The Fourth of July . WOW..What a perfect opportunity to think about the principles that were the foundation of this country.

Our first president Ole George….. was sworn into office with his hand on an open Bible. At the conclusion of his oath…………

he closed his eyes and said, in a prayerful voice, “So help me God.” As he uttered those words he kissed the Bible.

“So help me God.”

Once upon a time it was nearly universally acknowledged that our precious country was founded by religious men whose values were grounded in the Jewish and Christian Scriptures.

Now..alla sudden we’re told by the Libs: No crosses on a county or city seal, no more “Merry Christmas” and the Supreme Court’s rulings against school prayer even when it’s of the most non-denominational type.

In 1963 a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court removed devotional Bible reading from the schools.

That, however, did not mean that it should have been removed from literature and history.

Now that the Muzlim population is ever expanding, schools can hardly wait to inculcate kids with knowledge of “other faiths”, allegedly promoting pluralism and tolerance.

Universal compassion is just spiffy my friends but recall this Fourth of July:bombanirr

We are clearly not all on the same path to the same God.

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Religions (or so called religions) are not identical or equivalent. They solve problems in quite different ways, and clearly their goals can be poles apart.

So, my sweet friends, this year…add some of your Faith to your Fourth.

Pray, read your favorite Chapter and Verse.
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Invite God to the barbeque.

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It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.
Dick Cheney

I’ll say!

Alright. Time for some FOOD! bbq-01
Here are some pointers or ideas that you may freely steal.
Angel’s “Red White and Blue.

Fruit Cups: Yum.

1 pint strawberries
1 pint blueberries
1 pint fresh blackberries (if you like ‘em)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pint heavy whipping cream

Slice up those fresh strawberries and combine in a bowl with blue and/or blackberries. Phew. OK..That was the hardest part.
Sprinkle those yummy berries with two teaspoons of sugar.

Whip cream until soft peaks form and then sweeten with the remaining sugar.
Serve the colorful berries in purdy cups with “very” generous spoonfuls of fresh whipped cream. Mmmmmmmm.

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Alright. By a show of hands……who tried these?

How bout these?

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Ya don’t need to be Martha Stewart to try these..Heck- Go for it.

For the fellas. Heh.

For the girls. woot!

You have to love a nation that celebrates its Independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
Erma Bombeck

Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.
Moshe Dayan

Have a fabulous July 4th weekend boys and girls.

From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.

Hugs and Kisses..Now git ta work cookin n decoratin!

21 Responses to “July 4th..Woot!”

  1. The Conservative Lady says:

    GOD BLESS AMERICA

    Have a Happy 4th of July Angel.

  2. They Say / We Say says:

    I was able to leave work early this Friday before the 4th of July.
    Not from a jump on the Holiday, but, running for home before the water rising above the roadways. As the wiper blades flip/flapping back and forth set on High Speed, barely moving the water so as to get a glimpse of the roadway and or the car in front, we were moving at a good rate of 35mph, was almost exhausting by the time it took to pull into the familiar drive of the ol homestead. Hurricane Alex seems to be hitting Houston with it’s wide rain bands; swirling around, all the way, east of Houston. Streets have 2 to 3 ft. water before 3:00 pm.
    The local news had video of a guy on a jetski running up and down the frwy.
    Good news though it is suppose to stop tomorrow – not totally stop but slow to an easy rain, with light rain–as to not stop us here from having a goood 4th.
    All things considered, Have a 4th to remember.

  3. Matt says:

    Great post, Angel. As usual, you do a food filled holiday post that makes me VERY hungry! :D

  4. William Stout says:

    Happy 4th to you Angel and to all of your readers!

  5. Karen Howes says:

    Happy Independence Day, Angel!

  6. Brooke says:

    I hope you have a fantastic Fourth!

  7. z says:

    Have a GREAT celebration, Angel…”Invite God to the BBQ” So well said. xxx

  8. Christopher says:

    Very cool post Angel! You have now caught my Wifes attention as well.
    In a a good way mind you that is.

    You see my bride is a solid conservative, but not as ‘active’ persey as you or i am, but you just helped to prompt her more.

    Thasnk you.

  9. Nickie Goomba says:

    On this Independence Day, let’s pledge to fight to ensure this is not our last. There are forces actively and successfully working to crush our liberty.

    Prepare.

  10. Always On Watch says:

    We are clearly not all on the same path to the same God.

    Hear, hear! In fact, I’m sick and tired of hearing that tripe. If all paths lead to God, then why bother to follow any religion at all? Sheesh.

    Love that Erma Bombeck quote:

    You have to love a nation that celebrates its Independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics…

  11. Opus06 says:

    You do make the best posts. I feel ready for the 4th now.

  12. Christopher says:

    Happy Independence Day!

  13. Mal says:

    Have a great holiday my good friend

  14. Holger Awakens says:

    Happy Independence Day to you, Angel!

    G_d Bless America and keep us safe and free.

  15. Goodnight Vienna says:

    Seconded – God Bless you, Angel, and God Bless America.

    And always remember that God helps those who help themselves :-)

  16. Quite Rightly says:

    Enjoy our Independence Day, Angel.

    God Bless America!

  17. Debbie says:

    There you go with all the good looking food again Angel, yum yum.

    I’m reading the book “A World Without Islam” now. Just think about It Angel…

  18. jadedfellow says:

    Hope you have a bang up time celebrating the birth of our nation.

  19. Robert "the infidel" Garding says:

    Great post Angel. Love the recipes too. Printed it out and will be using some of them. Happy Birthday to America and God Bless everyone who is fighting for America.

  20. Bunni says:

    Happy Independence Day to my Patriotic Friend!
    Angel, your great post is making me Hungry.
    It’s really beautiful in the spirit of the day.
    I hope you and the family have a grand time!
    God Bless America, and YOU!

  21. Ron Russell says:

    Patriotic food and values—great Angel! Thanks for the great tribute. History has book marked this day and those who have gone before us have preserved it. Its now our turn to step to the plate so that those that come after us can enjoy the many 4th’s to come.