CNN’s Jim Acosta weighed in on President Donald Trump’s plan to add a military element to celebrate Independence Day this year with a “Dear Diary” entry remembering the good old days when The Beach Boys were on the Mall and not tanks:
Growing up in the DC area we didn’t have tanks on the Mall for the 4th. But we did have The Beach Boys. https://t.co/W0x3vcx7tb
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 2, 2019
In addition to the heartbreak over the tanks, Code Pink received a permit to inflate the Trump Baby Balloon, but not with helium:
INBOX: "CODEPINK has been granted our permit to bring the Baby Trump blimp to the National Mall on July 4, however, the permit does not allow the balloon to be filled with any helium, only air. Tomorrow, on July 3, we will be holding a press conference to protest…"
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 2, 2019
But there will be flag burning to cheer the libs up! From USA Today:
Gregory Lee Johnson, who recently settled for $225,000 with the city of Cleveland for burning an American flag outside of the Republican National Convention in 2016, said he’ll be doing it again Thursday.
“I am going to D.C. on the Fourth of July and I’m going to burn the flag in protest (of his) whole fascist agenda,” Johnson told USA TODAY.
“Think about all Trump has done to whip people into a frenzy,” he said.