July 4th, 2010

Clay Superman

Happy 4th Anyway

Perhaps my last gasp at a politically-inclined post before creating the new LJ for that sort of thing

The U.S. Is Drowning in Pretend Patriotism
Truthdig / By Robert Scheer

This Fourth of July, let's remember that it's not our God-given American right to reorder the world to our liking.

July 4, 2008
| As we head into the Fourth of July weekend of patriotic bluster and beer swilling -- but before we are too besotted with ourselves -- might we also for once consider our imperfections? Why not take a moment to heed the cautions of our founding father, George Washington, whose true legacy will most likely be ignored during the flag-waving weekend?

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Lil Eppy panting

Gotta get our butts in gear

The Department of State is raising fees for the U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card and other passport services on July 13. Adult passports go from $100 to $135.

Like, we are gonna have to run, not walk, to get ours THIS WEEK.
I also have to research the incredibly high fees on baggage ~ they are even soaking you for carry-ons now.