An Ode to Himself on 4 July

Well, we can’t blame Betsy Devos for this one; she was not Secretary of Education when I was in school. I am a product of the inept Chicago public school system of yore. Twas a bit subpar when compared to other city schools in the U.S. Their biggest crime was a longterm failed effort to instill the pride that comes with a clear understanding of one’s history.

I was never taught about the following:

“Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHendry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory. And when dawn came, their star-spangled banner waved defiant.” ~Tangerine Man

Who knew?

The Revolutionary Army soldiers “took over airports” in 1775, back in the day when you could still get a hot meal on a short flight in coach— sigh.

The Revolutionary War of 1776, and the War of 1812, at Fort McHenry (“McHendry”)— have always been a big bowl of chopped nuts in my mind. Speaking of nuts, I remember when the airlines gave passengers peanuts and a whole can of coke.

Now I get it.

God was truly unfair to our Mango Massiah, to inflict such a torrential storm on Washington, D.C., the likes of which has nare been seen, since the forces of Rome during the great flood where two by two animals marched for 40 days and 40 nights across the Panama Canal, before pirate clowns sank them.

Unfortunately for our tangerine tyrant, few witnessed his clarifying ramblings of 4 July 2019.

Listen to a coherent reading of the Declaration of Independence here.👇🏼

A July 4th Tradition: The Declaration Of Independence, Read Aloud

President Trump Said Revolutionary War Troops ‘Took Over the Airports’ in Fourth of July Speech

7 thoughts on “An Ode to Himself on 4 July

  1. Showman Trump is all he is – there is nothing else underneath. He continuously has to put on a spectacle to ensure he is catching our attention, with him at the centre of it. Fortunately everyone but his base are getting fed up with his antics. And at some point even they will feel the same too.

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  2. I died when I read this in the news this morning. Really?? Make America Great when we cannot even make him think about what he just said? So I’m guessing he did not stick to the script when he said that. I can’t wait to hear him say that’s not what he said. Wait for it…..What a joker.

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