Friday, July 01, 2011

Save the Children - Ignore the 4th!

... does celebrating the Fourth of July turn you into a Republican?

Excerpt from a Harvard study:
We find that days without rain on Fourth of July in childhood have lifelong effects. In particular, they shift adult views and behavior in favor of the Republicans and increase later-life political participation. Our estimates are significant: one Fourth of July without rain before age 18 raises the likelihood of identifying as a Republican by 2 percent and voting for the Republican candidate by 4 percent. It also increases voter turnout by 0.9 percent and boosts political campaign contributions by 3 percent.

Oh.. the HUMANITY!!!

- image: vintage postcard from
Speaking of the Children...
Remember this?

Think you'll be seeing that played on PMSNBC?
I think not... hits a little close, executive orders and decrees and whatnot.

1 comment:

North of 50 said...

We did not go to many parades as a child but we did do the fireworks each year. That must be why it took me until I was in my late 30s to officially change to the GOP, and I have since morphed into a Conservative.