Archive for July 4th, 2011

July 4th, 2011 - 10:30 am § in America

Celebrating the 4th!

In 2007 the family-friendly Seattle Center House was host to The Backbone Campaign’s celebration “March Forth!” commemorating the day in 1789 that our Constitution became law. In typically dramatic fashion, they unrolled a giant hand-painted Constitution, inviting folks to sign it [...]

July 4th, 2011 - 10:17 am § in America

Great Read

American Uprising by Daniel Rasmussen First books don’t get much better than this recent Harvard graduate’s vitally important, page-turning history of the January, 1811, slave uprising and march on New Orleans.[...]

July 4th, 2011 - 5:25 am § in America

HUMOR: National Anthem


July 4th, 2011 - 12:07 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Washington state closes tourism office

I thought these folks made money? By Laura L. Myers, Reuters SEATTLE | Fri Jul 1, 2011 7:33pm EDT (Reuters) – The state of Washington formally shuttered its tourism office on Friday, a move that helps close deep budget deficits but makes it the only U.S. state no longer spending money to attra[...]