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Richard's Poor Almanac - Thursday July 2, 2015 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Richard's Poor Almanac - Thursday July 2, 2015 Comic Strip
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the birth of america: the newspaper story inventing a nation philadelphia, july 2 - the continental congress voted this day to declare independence for america. a document to this effect is expected to be approv-ed to-day. many observers see this as an important step in join-ing the 13 states in a sovereign entity free of the grasping & corrupt policies of the insane king george iii. after lengthy & rancorous debate congress also chose quoits as national pastime and the passenger pigeon as the national fowl. a committee was formed to design a na-tional flag & to devise suit-able punishments for those acting toward said pennant in a disrespectful or destruc-tive manner. this leaves only the selec-tion of a nation anthem un-resolved. "just for god's sake make it something singable." said john adams (massachusetts). early pro-posals include "yankee doodle," something by irving berlin and "george the third is a right olde turd." the weather hazy hot & humid the washington post redskins scalp patriots. d-1 it's independence george 3rd mad as h-ii rends garment, emits spittle & rails at "effrontery" reuters - snake: tread on me, will you? king: agh! local merchants plan sales & promotions 4-color supplement details savings celebratory fire-works accident singes wigs declaration approval likely to-day del. hancock to display superior penmanship, insiders say