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Submitted by jg on July 4, 2007 - 9:41am

Let us give thanks to the dead white European males (and Crispus Attucks) who founded and spilled their blood to create this great country 200 years ago.

Shock and surprise: here in liberal, non-Christian La Jolla (no wonder cyphire lives here), there is a good old-fashioned 4th of July parade about to start on our street. Lots of flags and bunting, kids, dogs, wagons, and small floats.

I presume that the water stands are for the libs who venture outside and swoon.

Submitted by jg on July 4, 2007 - 11:41am.

Very nice parade and block party. 3,000 or so folks.

Theme was conservation/green (must have been driven by the public school teachers and like-minded parents at Bird Rock Elementary). Thank goodness there was a Hummer float, complete with kids in camouflage hats, to offset the Prius float.

There appeared to be two faintings of libs when someone played "God Bless America" over the PA system near the food stands.

Lots of good looking dogs: Coon Hound, King Charles Spaniel, Russian Wolfhound, German Pointer, Greyhound, Beagle, in addition to the usual Labs, Pugs, and Retrievers.

Color report: not very diverse. No blacks, one oriental, three Mexicans, numerous Barbara Streisand/Barry Manilow lookalikes, and the rest plain -- but tanned -- vanilla.

Submitted by noone on July 5, 2007 - 3:36pm.

We had a nice parade in Mira Mesa yesterday too. I didn't see a whole lot, because I was walking with my son's cub scout troop. But what I did see was very diverse. Which makes sense, just like Mira Mesa in general. The fireworks were spectacular as usual as well.

Submitted by CardiffBaseball on July 7, 2007 - 11:48pm.

What do you mean no diversity, a conservative was present?

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