The majestic aerial displays that illuminate the night skies from coast to coast of these United States represent a jubilant America declaring her freedom from Great Britain.
As John Adams wrote:
"The day will be most memorable in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations (fireworks) from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more." source
However, Chris Rock -- like that drunk uncle at Thanksgiving dinner who insists on recalling family secrets of yesteryear -- in a tweet, tongue-in-cheek, set off his own fireworks by stating:
"Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks."
In most right-wing blogsphere worlds, Rock has certainly sparked a fiery storm:
In response to Rock’s joke, several people have taken to a wide variety of social networking sites to express their disappointment with the comedian, going as far as to say they intend to swear off his movies entirely. Others took their anger and fashioned it into a micro-blogging response of their own, many of which you can find at the bottom of this article. source
But in his defense, Chris Rock says Chris Rock things:
Chris Rock, as you see, has never conformed to the political correctness police from the left, right or black community. He tells it like it is and sometimes folks don't want to hear the inconvenient truth wrapped in his jokes.
On another note: this same folks hating on Rock, never seemed to muster the same amount of outrage when Tea Baggers, GOP leaders and Hate radio/TV continue to disrespect -- often with racial overtones -- our president.
Nugent warned that he would either be “dead or in jail” by this time next year, should President Obama win reelection in November. “We’ll be a suburb of Indonesia next year,” said Nugent.
Finally, Nugent concluded his attack on the Democratic party by saying that voters need to decapitate those politicians with whom the rock star disagrees. “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November,” said Nugent bluntly. “Any questions?” source
Conservative His-storian David Barton:
He has been equally disrespectful in his appalling treatment of religious Jews in general and Israel in particular. So perhaps the most accurate description of his antipathy toward Catholics, Protestants, religious Jews, and the Jewish nation would be to characterize him as anti-Biblical source
Fox Host Glen Beck (at the time he was the most watched program...he later parted ways with Fox but not for these on air comments):
This morning on Fox and Friends, Fox host Glenn Beck accused President Obama of being "a racist."
Chis Rock tells the truth via his jokes, the above clowns sell hate with no impunity!