4th of July in Fitchburg 2011

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4th of July in Fitchburg 2011

Here are the pic­tures from the 4th of July in Fitch­burg Mass. 2011

I’ll have the Youtube videos up as soon as I can.

If this is your first visit to my site you can Catch me on the Radio on WCRN AM 830 Worces­ter Sat­ur­days at 10 a.m. to noon. Its 50,000 Watt sig­nal comes in fine here. My lat­est show is avail­able by click­ing on my Fedora.

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Update here are the youtubes, the first is from before the parade

Can’t have a parade with­out bagpipes

See­ing that almost every elected per­son in Fitch­burg is a demo­c­rat I asked about the Har­vard study that claims 4th of July parades are a waste of time for Democ­rats since they cre­ate and rein­force republicans.

I asked Mayor Wong, Rep Steve DiNa­tale, Coun­cil­woman Rose­mary Reynolds, and May­oral Can­di­date Joe Solomito about the Har­vard Study, they all thought very lit­tle of it. You might also notice that my arch enemy friend Chris (con­grats to him and his wife) on his new daugh­ter BTW of the sec­u­lar human­ists was march­ing in the parade as well and some­how I don’t expect him to sud­denly be hold­ing an “athe­ists for Palin” sign any­time soon.

One of the peo­ple I asked dur­ing the parade was a man named Buzz:

Some­how he has remained a demo­c­rat over the years, but to play it safe I found a demo­c­rat after the parade. I won­dered if this pro­longed expo­sure to the stars and stripes etc would con­vert Margaret.

Appar­ently not. I think that J.D. Mul­lane who did a sim­i­lar things at his local parade nailed it:

It doesn’t take a PhD from Har­vard to see that the study is a shot aimed at divid­ing Amer­i­cans by polit­i­cal party over cel­e­brat­ing freedom.

The rub isn’t between Democ­rats and Repub­li­cans, or even between lib­er­al­ism and con­ser­vatism. It’s Amer­i­can­ism v. per­ni­cious progressivism.

but Buzz nailed it better.

Update 2: You might remem­ber Mar­garet was com­plain­ing about the end of the parade and the bik­ers with­out their hel­mets. I guess she knew what she was talk­ing about:

A New York man died Sun­day while par­tic­i­pat­ing in a ride with 550 other motor­cy­clists to protest the state’s manda­tory hel­met law.

Police said Philip A. Con­tos, 55, hit his brakes and his motor­cy­cle fish­tailed. Con­tos was sent over the han­dle­bars of his 1983 Harley David­son and hit his head on the pavement.

Seri­ous irony.

Here are the pictures from the 4th of July in Fitchburg Mass. 2011

I’ll have the Youtube videos up as soon as I can.

If this is your first visit to my site you can Catch me on the Radio on WCRN AM 830 Worcester Saturdays at 10 a.m. to noon. Its 50,000 Watt signal comes in fine here. My latest show is available by clicking on my Fedora.

You can find the main page here, my radio archive here and the link where you can find the other sites I right at here. and I’m on Twitter at @datechguyblog

Update here are the youtubes, the first is from before the parade

Can’t have a parade without bagpipes

Seeing that almost every elected person in Fitchburg is a democrat I asked about the Harvard study that claims 4th of July parades are a waste of time for Democrats since they create and reinforce republicans.

I asked Mayor Wong, Rep Steve DiNatale, Councilwoman Rosemary Reynolds, and Mayoral Candidate Joe Solomito about the Harvard Study, they all thought very little of it. You might also notice that my arch enemy friend Chris (congrats to him and his wife) on his new daughter BTW of the secular humanists was marching in the parade as well and somehow I don’t expect him to suddenly be holding an “atheists for Palin” sign anytime soon.

One of the people I asked during the parade was a man named Buzz:

Somehow he has remained a democrat over the years, but to play it safe I found a democrat after the parade. I wondered if this prolonged exposure to the stars and stripes etc would convert Margaret.

Apparently not. I think that J.D. Mullane who did a similar things at his local parade nailed it:

It doesn’t take a PhD from Harvard to see that the study is a shot aimed at dividing Americans by political party over celebrating freedom.

The rub isn’t between Democrats and Republicans, or even between liberalism and conservatism. It’s Americanism v. pernicious progressivism.

but Buzz nailed it better.

Update 2: You might remember Margaret was complaining about the end of the parade and the bikers without their helmets. I guess she knew what she was talking about:

A New York man died Sunday while participating in a ride with 550 other motorcyclists to protest the state’s mandatory helmet law.

Police said Philip A. Contos, 55, hit his brakes and his motorcycle fishtailed. Contos was sent over the handlebars of his 1983 Harley Davidson and hit his head on the pavement.

Serious irony.