White House Fourth

 Posted by at 10:00  Politics
Jul 052010

Are you one of the lucky ones who gets today off? Are you one of the lucky ones who has a job from which to get the day off? Or are you one of the not so lucky ones for whom every day is a day off? Count your blessings, they say.

President and Mrs. Obama hosted a barbecue on the White House lawn for military personnel and their families yesterday. I understand it was quite a party. Here’s the President speaking to his guests from the balcony…

For some reason I cannot stop looking at this picture. The look of wonderment in that little girl’s face and the pride and joy of her parents are amazing…


You can click on the picture to make it bigger.

Anyone else remember when A&E used to broadcast the entire Fourth of July show with the Boston Pops Orchestra from the esplanade in Boston? It was a great show, wasn’t it? Then CBS took it over and chopped it up and made it all commercial and everything. Dang you, CBS. The Capitol Fourth on PBS beat the Boston Show all to heck last night. The Macy’s fireworks show from New York wasn’t bad, either.

In case you missed it, here’s some of the fireworks on the National Mall…

Hope everyone had a great day. If you’re celebrating today, have fun and be careful.