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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Because I don't believe $92M in tax payer dollars should be spent on an ego-driven campaign rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Because I don't believe $92M in tax payer dollars should be spent on an ego-driven campaign rally.

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    Seems that many of those who didn't give their review of the parade well before it took place (like CNN) were pleasantly shocked by it in that Trump really kept politics out of it for the most part. And that includes a significant portion of what constitutes the TDS brigade. Slate for one said it was pretty good[1] and "was fairly tame":

    Credit where it’s due: The president did not go full authoritarian on the National Mall on Thursday.

    At his “Salute to America” event, Donald Trump did not reference his reelection campaign; condemn undocumented immigrants; describe journalists as enemies of the people; or attack Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or Bette Midler while standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial flanked by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and some of the world’s deadliest military hardware. Yes, this is a low standard, but the president has not always shown the same level of restraint in military settings.

    Except for a few brief mentions of border security and the defeat of ISIS, there was almost no discussion of current events, debates, or controversies. The first half of the speech, delivered through a drizzle, though not the downpour that organizers feared and critics hoped would wash out the event, was fairly tame, patriotic boilerplate. It consisted mostly of Trump ticking off references to relatively uncontroversial people and events from “one of the greatest stories ever told, the story of America.” The Revolutionary War, Lewis and Clark, rock ’n’ roll, the Wright brothers, and the Super Bowl all got name-checked. (In what may or may not have been an intentional call back to one of his more bizarre utterances, Trump added some particular emphasis when saluting “Frederick Douglass, the great Frederick Douglass.”)* There were State of the Union–style callouts to distinguished guests, including Apollo 11 mission controller Gene Kranz and civil rights movement veteran and conservative activist Clarence Henderson.


    And this was after running multiple stories about how Trump was going to ruin everything.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Leonhard View Post
    Hope you all had a good one. I mostly just worked. Finishing up a lot of tasks. Will take some summer vacation later this month.
    For me, it was a hard day of housework - but it so paid off this morning!

    Of course, now I've become cleaning obsessive and will probably kill myself, or my back, whichever wears out first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teallaura View Post
    Of course, now I've become cleaning obsessive and will probably kill myself, or my back, whichever wears out first!
    I went Marie Kondo on my apartment this saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Because I don't believe $92M in tax payer dollars should be spent on an ego-driven campaign rally.
    My sister and brother-in-law went to the National Mall, as they have for the past 10 years, and said it was the best fireworks display by far they have seen there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Cat View Post
    My sister and brother-in-law went to the National Mall, as they have for the past 10 years, and said it was the best fireworks display by far they have seen there.
    Oh I'm sure it was...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpedm9587 View Post
    Oh I'm sure it was...
    I went the first or second summer I was in the area, and tbh wasn't especially impressed.

    I didn't get to see any fireworks this year, since they were held at my vacationing spot the night before and I didn't take the time off from work it would have required to see them.
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