Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

Happy 4th of July:
A nice day in store here in western Oregon. Good day for a parade later and fireworks tonight.
This picture is the drug-smuggling submarine the DEA seized in South America. This sub could care a ton of cocaine but they got it before it made it maiden voyage.
The Last Call is a very good history of the late 19th and early 20th century. The main group in charge of prohibition was the Anti-Salon League (ASL). Its director was a politically savvy person who realized his organization could not elect a person but could be make a difference in a close election. He got a lot of temperance people elected, with temperance meaning no drinks at all, not drinking in moderation.
Later this afternoon I will make some hamburgers for my 4th of July dinner.
I do hope you are enjoying our 3-day weekend here.

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