Livin’ in the land o’America-haters
Lileks spent the 4th hanging out with the commies in his neighborhood:
Earlier in the afternoon we went to the park for a parade. All the kids go around the block driving patriotically festooned bikes and trikes. Exactly two American flags present in the entire parade: Gnat had one, and a little tiny Hmong kid had one taped to his baby carriage.
We were led by a fellow banging on an Indian drum. At least one onlooker got into the spirit, and held up a boombox that played Sousa marches. (But not too loudly.) There was one flag hanging off a tree, which was nice, but somehow I expected more. Was there ever more? Probably not. It just seems like there should be, but as Iâ€™ve noted before you donâ€™t see a lot of flags in this neighborhood. You might wonder why. The answer is because most people donâ€™t have one.
The link includes a bonus picture of daughter Chigger whom James like to flaunt as proof that he once had sex. Call us skeptical, but we are still not convinced….