Dan Bongino — future Congressman in MD-06 — delivered the keynote speech at the Convervative Soiree in Maryland.

You can check out CLASSIC VIDEO: Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Independence Day Address at American Glob, run by Aleister who also helps us at College Insurrection.

From Michael Yon (h/t a reader):

Related: Have you visited Elizabeth Warren Wiki recently? Ever?

A reader writes:

Hi, Prof. J:

Attached is a photo snapped at our local 4th of July parade (Chicago suburb). I think these guys are the same homegrown Occupiers that I usually see protesting across from our library every Saturday afternoon. They also had a placard that said something about keeping corporate money out of politics. However, they failed to have a corresponding one for union money and politics 🙂

Keep up the good work –

Loyal LI reader JL

July 4 parade outside Chicago

Miscellaneous extras:

Good line in this tweet:

Why is this guy still tweeting at me?

It’s over, we won, you lost. Move on.

Reason No. 971,520 why I’m not going to miss the Muslim Brotherhood running Egypt:

Well known broadcaster Ahmed Mansour has said that Adly Mansour, head of the Supreme Constitutional Court and who has been appointed President of Egypt by the army, is considered to be a Seventh Day Adventist, which is a Jewish sect.

I have not paid attention to the “Wendy Davis is Barbie” stuff, although a lot of people have paid attention. It’s so, ahem, beneath me.

Yeah, you could say that. Rachael Jeantel, Patron Saint Of Black Girls With “Attitude”. Or you could say some other things.

UPDATE:  We had fireworks and music for an hour tonight.  The first time we did this was the night the Wisconsin Senate Recalls were defeated and Scott Walker won the recall.  It’s hard to capture on an image because of the movement, but here’s a screen capture:

July 4 2013 fireworks