Orlando Eats Crow After Fourth Of July Hot Take

Orlando Eats Crow After Fourth Of July Hot Take

Orlando Eats Crow After Fourth Of July Hot Take

Usually, the city of Orlando celebrates the Fourth of July with a fireworks show.

As an example, here’s a clip of last year’s fireworks.

Seems like a good time was had by all at a family friendly event, right? The fireworks just cap off the celebration that John Adams once declared should be “the most memorable Epocha, 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 commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.”

But this year, the city of Orlando decided that it should offer up a hot take about Independence Day that no one asked for. You see, it’s been a couple of rough weeks for the left. They aren’t used to losing at the Supreme Court level. After all, the left has been ascendant in the SCOTUS for decades at this point. Apparently, they never listened when reminded that “time is a flat circle.” And never let it be said that the left was full of good sportsmanship.

Which leads us to the statement that the city of Orlando put out, which caught the eye of Florida Govenor DeSantis’s spokeswoman Christina Pushaw.
That’s… a take, Orlando. Apparently the city is only going to press forward with the planned Independence Day celebration because the fireworks have already been purchased, if you believe whatever college intern decided to be a smartass and put out that statement on Friday on city letterhead. (The sad part is, this kind of crap is no longer the purview of college interns, so it likely was a full-time employee of the city’s PR or press shop who put this out.)

As you can guess, this did NOT go over well, and Orlando was forced to eat some hastily prepared crow on Saturday.

The statement received backlash, and Saturday, the city of Orlando issued an apology:

“The city of Orlando sincerely regrets the negative impact our words have had on some in our community. We understand these words offended some of our residents, which was not our intent. We value the freedoms we have in this country and are thankful to the men and women who fought and continue to fight for those. We take pride in celebrating the 4th of July to express our gratitude to those men and women and honor the country we live in.”

Because Twitter is a cesspool, the replies are full with “why are you apologizing, this country sucks” commentary.
I’ll just point out that in this country, you can say things like that on Twitter and the government is not going to be knocking down your door and deducting points off your social credit. You know, like China.

But let’s break down what the first statement says, not the second “cover our asses” statement. Where is that “division, hate, and unrest” coming from? I don’t exactly see Republicans or conservatives or churches marching in the streets right now, do you? There’s “Jane’s Revenge” and Antifa out there being their usual hateful and destructive selves, but what do you expect from the left’s mental processes, when they believe that your speech is violence and their violence is protected speech?

But, as the city says, fireworks are pretty awesome. Maybe they wouldn’t say that if they knew that John Adams approves of celebrating in this fashion. However, the way that they talk about the fireworks makes one think that if Orlando had just had some insight months ago into how the Supreme Court would rule in certain cases, they wouldn’t have bothered spending the money on the fireworks. It’s kind of on par with “I don’t like who you’re marrying, but I already bought a gift and there’s an open bar at the reception, so I guess I’ll go anyway.” Those are always the BEST people to have celebrating with you on special days, right?

So, in honor of the city of Orlando, let’s light it up tomorrow. After all, this country is worth celebrating, even if you don’t always get what you want politically.

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  • Wfjag says:

    The campaign ads for the mid-term elections are writing themselves.

    Remember in November.

    • Cameron says:

      Sadly, a lot of Republicans wouldn’t use those for their ads. “That’s mean! We’re better than that! Muh Moral High Ground!!”

  • Fox2! says:

    “JOhn ADams once declared”…

    I see what you did there.

  • Orlando? Isn’t that right next to Groomer World?

  • Scott says:

    And now this kind of rhetoric is likely the cause of a shooting at the 4th of July parade in Illinois..

    Of course the left will just blame the gun

  • Subotai Bahadur says:

    Even Free States like Florida have enclaves of Tyrants. Slave states, like my Colorado, just have more of them in the population [Denver, Boulder and their immediate suburbs, Pueblo]. This is part of the lines for the future being drawn.

    Subotai Bahadur

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