Happy Birthday America! Open Thread

| July 4, 2022

246 Years Young

“Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic, if you can keep it.” -Franklin

To the next 246 years- we aren’t near done yet.

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Happy 4th of July to all hands on Team TAH!

RGR 4-78

Happy Independence Day,

Have a safe and fun 4th.


Have a hot dog and a beer.
And put some mustard on it.
Then have another.

The Stranger

Who puts mustard on beer? That’s crazy, kind of like putting ketchup on a hot dog 🌭!


I saw a guy ask for ketchup on bratwurst at a fest in Karlsruhe once. The horror…

The Stranger

That should be against the law.


Hey, some of us LIKE ketchup on dawgs. Wursts…mustard. Only mustard. Senf mustard, noneathat nasty yalla stuff.


They dont put ketchup on dawgs here in Korea.

Commissioner Wretched

It’s the rare Chicagoan indeed who will put ketchup on a dog. Mustard, yes … ketchup? It goes against the pale.

I am a Chicagoan. I should know.


The Stranger

There are Chicago hot dog joints that have signs posted asking you to leave if you want ketchup on a hot dog. There’s a place that a friend of mine went to that wouldn’t put ketchup on a hot dog but would pass you one of the red ketchup bottles instead so you could put it on yourself. I’m kind of partial to what is known as a “depression dog”; it’s only got mustard, dill relish, onions, and sport peppers unlike the full blown “Chicago” dog that also includes tomatoes, celery salt, and a pickle spear.


I served a year in Germany.
The mustard gets into everything.


Gotta share this story about my papa..after a long trip on a ship immigrating to our new America from The Netherlands with our family of six, after Ellis Island papa thought Hot Dogs for the family with a beer for himself..
Took a sip of his dark beer spit it out and said in Dutch american beer tastes like shit. ..months later it was identifed as Root Beer not dark beer.
The hot dogs were wonderful…


Happy 4th all. I wonder if the British are enjoying their work day.


I believe they call it “Traitor’s Day”.

A Proud Infidel®™

As I see it, WE WON thus it’s not “Treason Day”!


BBQ time

Only Army Mom

Happy Independence Day!

Hack Stone

Shit. Hack Stone can’t even score first comment for a Holiday Open Thread. Being first on a Holiday Open Thread is like being the Representative from Washington DC. Sure, you are technically a member of Congress, but your vote doesn’t count for squat, as it should be.


Happy Independence Day to all!!!


Four years until the sestercentennial of the Declaration. Three until the day on the Lexington Green. I wonder how bad our public officials will screw up recognition of these milestones. Happy 4th to everyone.

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A Proud Infidel®™

Apparently, they’re more concerned about not “offending” the purple-haired booger-eaters who bawl about how horrible the USA is while they’ve never even been to another country!


Like this fine upstanding young white supremacist just captured in Illinois.
Look at this puke, he doesn’t even have a neck he’s so scrawny.
I am certain that the white supremacy thing will vanish as soon as they discover that he is a died in the wool blue haired puke takes out unarmed citizens at an Independence Day Parade in the Chicago area.
I’m so sick of this shit…
Oh and BTW, it’s been four years since our real fearless leader passed.
I sincerely that his family and all his friends remember him as fonbdly as I do. He once saved me from proving I was an idiot to the entire world.
I am grateful to him and will always be grateful that I was lucky enough to actually have a short contact with him and the results of that short period of time.
So long Jonn, fair winds and following seas.

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Looks Antifa/Blak Blok to these old eyes…
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Don’t read toe comments on Newsweek site, they have pics of him at a Trump event, and are convinced hes a conservative.. they’re far to dense to see he was being a troll / instigator.. I agree looks a LOT more like antifa


An important message this 4th of July
<bos’un whistle>
“Now hear this, now hear this…
To all those Leftist/Marxist/Gender Ideologues/Democrats, FUCK YOU.
…That is all”


Hear hear!

The Stranger

Going to set up the Weber and do some bone-in ribeyes. Chicken for the wife (she’s not a steak person). Green salad, mashed taters, potato salad, and cold Yuenglings!🍺. Marched in a parade yesterday with the local Legion/VFW posts; carried the Legion flag as part of the color guard. Good times.


Those Weber carbs can be a bitch to set up.

The Stranger

Wrong Weber…🤣

The Stranger

I’m going to cook ‘em slow with an indirect heat setup and some pecan wood. Then, I’ll sear ‘em for about a minute per side once I get the heat roaring.

The Stranger

Just served the steaks. Good smoky flavor, but not overpowering, tender and juicy at a perfect medium rare. Simple seasoning: just salt, pepper, and some fresh rosemary. Freaking awesome.

The Stranger

And of course cold Yuengling while the steaks were smoking and while eating the finished product. I’ve been a smoking fool this weekend between the wings, ribeyes, and chicken breasts.

Hack Stone

Hey now. That’s not happening at D’s Cantina (now open at it’s new location).


Happy Independence Day to all you dickweeds here at the TAH Tavern!

Since this is an open thread – I have come to the conclusion that public education is now nothing more than taxpayer-funded child molestation. Don’t ask me how I came to that realization – let’s just say that the antics of leftist teachers have finally hit close to home.

Do what you have to – get all the help you can – but get your children out of public schools if at all possible!


Happy Birthday USA! If I have anything to do with it, you will have many more. For those that do not want to be here and celebrate just remember, Delta is ready when you are. And they fly world wide.

That such men lived indeed. Willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor…. to go against the most powerful nation in the world. The gene pool of leadership has certainly been watered down.

A popular version of what happened to those men;




jeff LPH 3 63-66

A Happy 4th to everyone and their families out there. Got invited to a grill party where the eats are franks, burgers and chicken plus a DJ/singer. Will be wearing my “never apologize for being American” tee shirt courtesy of US Navy Seals fundraising which is among their other non PC tees.


The ole’ Housatonic River is loaded with boats sporting the red, white ‘n blue as well as Trump ‘24 flags.

Tis a good day, a good day indeed.


Let freedom ring!

RGR 4-78

The spike bayonet on George’s minigun is a nice touch.


Happy Independence Day to my Brothers and Sisters here. God be with you all.


Happy Independence day all!

No beers here, holding down the fort on shift today, but there will be BBQ, and we’ll be sitting in front of the trucks to watch fireworks tonight (if we’re not running calls).


Yessir! Sitting out in front of the house right now waiting for the fireworks to start, then fire patrol for a bit until we’re sure there’s nothing smoldering in the brush.


Sounds like a war zone here with all the pro grade shit going off (and the local hoodrats spraying automatic weapons fire into the air).. But the displays are impressive


Taliban were better where I’m at– Dem policies made sh*t too expensive this year.

A Proud Infidel®™

Happy Fourth to everyone and I award myself Honorary First once again!



If you got a medal for each time you’d look like a North Korean general by now!

A Proud Infidel®™

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A Classic from the 1943 movie “This Is The Army”.

Check out President Ronald Reagan at the 4 minute mark.

5 minute video well worth watching.

rgr769: Thank You so much for sharing your personal experiences with a Drill Team. Glad you enjoyed the Old Guard Drill team video!

Happy Independence Day To All!


She could really belt it out.


Damn right she could! and the Philadelphia Flyers allowed her statue to be taken down because some idiots who don’t know shit about history, and can’t do the smallest amount of research labeled her a racist..

Why they won’t make it to the playoffs again, till they restore her to her rightful place!

Sing it Kate


What a great classic/movie to watch today if you have about 2 hours…it’s free and can watched via your PC or Smartphone….and it features Kate Smith singing “God Bless America”.

“This Is The Army”

A 1943 American wartime musical comedy film adapted from a wartime stage musical with the same name, designed to boost morale in the U.S. during World War II.

Irving Berlin wrote 19 of the songs and broke screen protocol by singing one of them.

The movie features a large ensemble cast, including George MurphyRonald ReaganJoan LeslieAlan Hale Sr. and Rosemary DeCamp, while both the stage play and film included soldiers of the U.S. Army who were actors and performers in civilian life.

Enjoy! We did!


Just tried to post the 1943 movie “This Is The Army” via a link… and received the message “awaiting for approval.”

Oh, well.

Here is the link for this classic movie. The song “God Bless America” by Kate Smith is on the movie/video.

Video/Movie is about 2 hours long…well worth it.

One can watch is FREE via their PC/Smartphone, etc.

Enjoy. We did!




Highland Park, Illinois.

25 miles outside of Chicago.

Suspect still out there. Young, White Male between the age og 18-21. Possible sniper from a rooftop

Mental Illness Is A Terrible Disease:

“Illinois 4th of July Parade Erupts Into Chaos After Shooting Kills 5, Injures 16.
Police Are Reportedly Patrolling The Parade Area With Rifles:



Probably a “Lone Wolf” that craves/seeks attention.

Please pray for the families and for Highland Park, Illinois.

So Heartbreaking.

Have this feeling that there were signs this person had mental issues…and some folks chose to ignore it…😞

Mental Illness Is A Terrible Disease.


Or some leftist / antifa thug who took the democrats calls for violence over Roe to heart.. a skinny white kid with long scraggly hair, sure sounds like the description fits


Robert E. Crimo, III… the suspected perp:comment image

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Robert “Bobby” Edward Crimo III

Whiz Wheel®™ FRPR spin: 61 x 8 = 488



BTW…Thank you for the NSN for motor oil…perhaps for JEEP? Humvee?


They caught the little bastard–no details yet…

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Lots of opportunity for foreign (or domestic) enemies to fund terroists across our southern border to do exactly what this is.
Expect lots more of it.


Democrats will still want to disarm everybody else.


Time will tell, but odds are he isn’t a white male. He could be, but if not, this story will fade away. Sad but true.


If a minority and/or leftist, the media will drop it like it’s hot.


Methinks he ain’t patriotic.


Maybe he took the sentiments of the D-rat politicians in Orlando and Pima County (Tucson), Arizona to heart; and he decided to act. The D-rats truly are the party of “Hate America” since they have been taken over by Progs and Commies.


Their supporters really are impressionable nitwits who’ll shoot-up stuff because of media portrayals.

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Before this incident occurred this morning, I noted that there were 60 people shot in Greater Shotcago since last Thursday, with nine or ten of them deceased from their gunshot wounds. But the Progda could have cared less, because the shooters and their victims were overwhelmingly Black.


If the shooter ain’t “MAGA country,” it ain’t worth the media’s time.


Take a gander at this website if you want to see the stats for Chiraq for the past several years. They are jaw dropping, and largely unreported in the national media. https://heyjackass.com/

Hack Stone

Already those on the left a blaming a “White Supremacist”, even though they Police have not identified a suspect. Hack Stone will bet a years worth of Red Hat Software that is probably someone from the Left striking out on behalf of “women’s reproductive rights”.


Hack Stone, I’m not betting against you on this one.

Hack Stone

Fox News is reporting the suspect as Robert E. Crimo III of Highland Park. Comments on Facebook say that his father ran (unsuccessfully) for Mayor of Highland Park, and numbnuts is also a rapper with the moniker Awake The Rapper. Skinny ass pasty white punk with facial tattoos. Doubt that he is MAGA material.


Posted his pic above.


Hack and Anonymous:

Still believe as I did 4 hours ago, that the suspect is a loner, i.e. a “Lone Wolf” that needs attention. Still don’t believe he is affialiated with any group.

Have this feeling he will take his own life….

rgr769 and others NAILED it reference Chicago. First thing we thought of when we saw this news story.

Highland Park is supposedly a community of those of the Jewish faith? Just watch…some folks are gonna paint a picture that Crimo is a Neo-Nazi…


Thank You for the updates.


I smell left/libtard Antifa-wannabe gone off his nut with this dork.

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Hack Stone

ABC News just reported that he has been taken alive.


He’ll probably be described as the “troubled” scion of the Crimo family and the Media will let it drop (must be nice to be well-off in Democrat illinois).


Ditto. He looks like he is definitely incel material, as well.


They already did claim he has bro-Nazi sympathies, simply because he used an obscure symbol used by some Scandinavian group. I’m reality he has more admiration for Antifa.
He is a freak. I would like to know where the money came from to buy the $3500+ worth of guns he owned. He had no job and was a mom’s basement dweller.


Eff auto correct.


Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died.

Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned.
Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured.

Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor.

What kind of men were they?

Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
Eleven were merchants, nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured…

Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and and properties to pay his debts and died in rags.




Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family almost constantly. He served in Congress without pay and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him and poverty was his reward.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife and she died within a few months.




So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and silently thank these patriots. It’s not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

Ol’ Poe brings you that anonymous and sobering Independence Day message courtesy of our buddy, Boomer, out in Guam.

Happy Fourth, Dickweeds and Weedettes!


Ol’ Poe, Thanks for posting in longhand what I posted above in a linky. What with most of us laid back with a frosty refreshing beverage in one hand and some type of grilled beast in the other, many can’t make the effort to do the clicky on the linky thingie. Leave it to the epitome of the Outstanding NCO to make it easier on his troops.

To further show my Thanks, I offer up your choice of frosty refreshing beverages from my Class VI Stores, including but not limited to, the House Wine, Peach Flavored Sweet Iced Tea and grilled beast of the beef, porcine, formerly feathered, or finned type. And in your Honor, the dessert of the day is homemade pound cake covered in fresh sliced peaches and vanilla beaned ice cream. No P-38 required.


Ol’ Poe’s apologies, King. for missing your link before posting the email Boomer sent out.

Your offer of culinary delights to celebrate the Fourth is tempting but beyond this toothless ol’ fart’s masticatory capabilities.

However, ice cold Yuenglings still go down con mucho gusto, and a fresh case just went in the fridge for later celebration.

Happy Fourth!


Thank You, poetrooper and KoB!!!

Daisy Cutter

Do you think the woke crowd will eventually protest the 4th of July as racist-laced white supremacy? Columbus Day couldn’t hold up. They may be coming for the 4th of July next.


Yes. Remember when Trump said that after the statues of Gen. Lee, next the Progs would be coming for statues of Jefferson and Lincoln. At the time (IIRC 2017), Progda mocked him for saying that would happen.


The woke crowd took over the Independence Day parade in Lansing, Michigan today. Protesting patriarchy and racism, of course, of course. wlns.com/news/lansings-july-4-parade-blocked-by-protesters/
The organizer said that the protesters stayed on the sidewalk, not blocking the parade route. The photo accompanying the story shows that she’s a lying sack.


Just got back from helping clean veterans head stones in a local cemetery with a very good friend of mine.

Been at it for around four weeks now, and have cleaned upwards of 300-400 headstones.

We both decided to spend part of this Independence Day remembering our fellow brothers & sisters service members that have passed before us.

Very humbling experience…and a great way to honor them.


BZ Skyjumper!

Hack Stone

It would be interesting if you could do some research on those in their final resting place and telling us the back stories of them. 300 to 400 veterans, there has to be a few who merit a thread on this blog.


Thank You so much, SKYJUMPER!!

Wow..300-400 Headstones. Wow.

Salute! AIRBORNE!!!


I appreciate the “thanks”, Fyrfighter, Hack Stone & nija, but not necessary. We do it to honor them & their service.

My friend started this project around four years ago and between her alone doing it, volunteers, Boy Scouts, fellow vets, they have managed to clean some wheres in the vicinity of 3000 plus head stones!

Many stories to tell from reading the bronze markers and headstones as we clean them. Vets from many conflicts to include Civil War, Spanish American War, WW I & II, Korea, Bosnia, Vietnam and Iraq & Afghanistan to name several.


Also, have found a fair number of coins (1 cent to .25 cents) on the markers & headstones that have been placed their by visitors to honor them.

On the ride back home you may be hot, sweaty and tired, but also feel very humbled.

If anyone is interested in doing this in their own local cemeteries, here is a video to show how it is done.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Good on ya, Sky–three-up! 👍  👍  👍 


This is for KoB:


We have friends who live in lower Alabama, i.e. Tiger country..

Just as you, they are War Between The States Re-Enactors. Their families came from Tennessee.

They asked us to pass the above video to you.




Very moving and brings a lot into perspective. You may know by now that the total casualty figures have been revised upwards for that Unpleasantness brought on by politicians. Historically the # has been IVO 600K. Going by newly discovered records, including census data, the new, conservative estimate is north of 850K. Others place the total @ 1.2 million. And they were all Americans, and that, my friend, has always been the saddest part. Southerners celebrated July 4th all thru the War, and afterwards too. Well, except for Vicksburg. They waited pert near 100+ years.

Thanks for the post.

In re the nutjob? Spoiled punk azz kid that had too much silver spoon in his azz and not enough switch on his azz. Cell Block C has something to replace that silver spoon. May his murderous soul burn in hell for all eternity.

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The Stranger

Unfortunately, it’s Illinois. If he was here in Indiana, the death penalty would be on the table and if he didn’t take the plea (life), we’d put his ass down. Illinois has a moratorium on the death penalty and that cocksucker George Ryan commuted all of the death sentences in the state on his way out the door. He’s been followed by 3 democrat governors (Blagojevich, Quinn, and that fat fuck Pritzker) and one snake-in-the-grass RINO (Rauner), none of whom decided to put the death penalty back in the mix. Fuck that shithole state.


About the shooter.

This is what we wrote about 5 hours ago:

“Have this feeling that there were signs this person had mental issues…and some folks chose to ignore it…”

We wrote that we believe this person is a Lone Wolf, a Loner that wants/seeks attention. Have this feeling he will take his own life.

Mental Illness Is A Terrible Disease.

This is from Fox News:


“The rapper released a cryptic track called “Are You Awake” on Oct. 15, 2021. The track appears to suggest that Crimo was planning a life-defining act beyond his ability to stop. The video includes drawings of a man aiming a rifle at another person.”


Got something for him:
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Elevated to Department Senior Vice Commander.
Now #2 in the VFW Department of Pennsylvania.

Thanks to 1 reader / fan of MP/VG/TAH,
who put up a significant amount of resistance
towards local VFW members and elected officers
against his FORMER BIO page…..

… and with assistance from the staff at MP/VG/TAH
with the FOIA military records…..

His BIO page NO LONGER says “Combat Veteran of Iraq”.


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as a newly elected PA Department Jr. Vice Commander.

Dave Gyger VFW PA Dept PA Page BEFORE as COMBAT VETERAN in IRAQ Google Cached 1.jpg
Daisy Cutter

It sometimes seems like trying to move a giant beach ball filled with water. You can take a running start from across the yard, and drive your shoulder into it only to see it move just a little bit. Does do some good, glad to see it did in this case. Sounds like a slap on the wrist – the “punishment” was that he had to remove the claim. *sigh*

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Daisy Cutter.
Yes. That’s all.
Worst was the back and forth with…

  • The HQ has his DD-214.
  • The HQ verified his DD-214, not for combat, but only for VFW eligibility.
  • He refuses to show his DD-214 publicly.
  • Asking to see his DD-214 needs to go through chain.
  • Requests to see his DD-214 (by others) denied.

So, he held his DD-214 tight,
and so did HQ VFW Dept. of PA.
But the threat of public FOIA records being produced,
prompted the change,
possibly voluntarily out of fear,
but more likely by the Past Dept. Commander
or current Adjutant.

All hail next year’s VFW Dept. of PA Commander.
Not me.
And not a few others.

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Green Thumb

I am sure All-Points Logistics has some kitchen appliance maintenance that he can work on. Particularly in Phildo’s Lounge.

With his AC and Refrigeration repair background, he might be the guy to call.


BBQ was good.

Green Thumb

Got to my event late. It was all gone. Had a vegetable / salad plate instead. But no complaints, it was delicious!


3 minute News Video (WGN News) about the murderer Robert “Bobby” Crimo III.

Looks as if he has been a loner/Lone Wolf since Middle School. Warning signs were ignored.

And because of that, innocent lives were taken.

A Proud Infidel®™

He has an “Awake” tattoo above his left eyebrow and the media minions label him as “right wing”.


Can you spot it?

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“Viewers Noticed Something Off About Kamala Harris’ Interview in Louisiana”

Green Thumb

The Left will overlook it. As usual.

No surprise here.

Moving along…..