Happy 4th of July!

We had our 2nd Annual Kansas City Independence Day tea party on Saturday, and a good time was had by all:

More pictures and full report at Nice Deb.

I received this via email from the Tea Party Patriots:

Matt Perdie has walked across America from New York south to Georgia and then west to California. As he walked across the country, he carried a US flag and talked to people he met about liberty, the Constitution, and our founding principles.  Many of your Tea Party and 912 groups have hosted Matt as he made his way across the country.

Tomorrow, Tea Party Patriot, Matthew Perdie, will complete his 3600 mile walk from the Eastern tip of Long Island to the Santa Monica pier on July 4th at 6PM PST!!    This will be the most dramatic, emotional and important “Tea Party” story of the Holiday.

Illustr8r at iOWNTHEWORLD says:

If you are in southern California and are able to go cheer Matt on a little bit today or tomorrow, please do so!

How many many or you will be lucky enough to sing The Battle Hymn of the Republic  in church, today? I won’t. For the umpteenth time in a row, I get to sing “The Prayer of St. Francis” for our 4th of July Mass. We don’t even get to sing America the Beautiful. I can’t tell you how much this annoys me.

Anyway, here’s Orson Wells explaining the historical background of the Battle Hymn of the Republic: