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Jul 4, 2011 1:48 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Annual Fourth Of July Parade Held In Southampton Village

Southampton Fourth of July Parade 2011
Southampton Fourth of July Parade 2011
Jul 5, 2011 11:34 AM

The Village of Southampton Commission of Veterans Patriotic Events held the annual Fourth of July parade on Monday in Southampton Village. This year’s grand marshals were Roscoe Brown Jr. and Lee Hayes, both Tuskegee Airman and World War II veterans. Spectators lined the village streets from North Main Street to Jobs Lane to celebrate Independence Day. DANA SHAW AND REMY MCFADDEN PHOTOS

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It was a great parade. But why is it that no Republican politicians were pictured when they were there, marching right next to the Press' favorites? A message perhaps?
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Jul 4, 11 11:10 PM
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Can you give it a rest, this is a story about a parade. It was a very nice parade. Save the drama for your momma.
By HSA (68), southampton on Jul 5, 11 6:52 AM
Republican? Democrat? What's the difference out here, they are all incompetent
By littleplains (305), olde england on Jul 5, 11 11:35 AM
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Tea Party idiots put a sour note on what otherwise was a joyful celebration of our great country.
By johnj (896), Westhampton on Jul 5, 11 12:24 PM
Yeah, those banners with qutoes from that pesky outdated Constitution were really just awful.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 5, 11 8:05 PM
On a serious note, here's to honoring all those who did what was "wrong", to do that which was right.


Below is a passage written by a fellow alumnus of mine. I hope you enjoy it, as much as I did.


" It's time for America to regain its Independence once again, from the destructive control and tyranny of corporations, the rich, and the greedy. America is Of, By and For the People, to do what's in the best interest of society as a whole, ...to uphold our Rights to Life, ...more
Jul 6, 11 7:10 PM appended by Mr. Z
"There is no more surer, more subtler means of overturning the existing basis of society than to debauch the currency. The process (of inflating) engages all of the hidden forces of economics on the side of destruction and does it in a manner that not one man in a million can diagnose it" ~ John Maynard Keynes
By Mr. Z (10550), North Sea on Jul 5, 11 7:10 PM
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Congratulations to the Tea Party 9-12 Project for winning the 1st Place Marching Unit Award at the Southampton July 4th Parade. A class unit with a great message. Seems to be messages from Dr. King and the Constitution of the United States are not political but uplifting and universally appreciated!
By missjudy43 (1), Sag Harbor on Jul 6, 11 2:03 PM
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hahaha there we go with those three pesky annoyances, ''the rich'', ''the greedy'' and ''corporations''. i think you were celebrating the wrong country's independence day - china or syria perhaps? where did that ''to do whats in the best interest of society as a whole'' part come in there chairman mao?!
By HSA (68), southampton on Jul 11, 11 2:54 PM
It would seem you may be indifferent, or ingorant to the level of disparity in our current society?

Maybe you should listen to Dennis Miller's rant on the "Fall of the Middle Class"...
Jul 12, 11 10:34 PM appended by Mr. Z
As someone who works in a VERY basic service, I find your point of view not only willfully blind, and ignorant, but wholly out of touch...
By Mr. Z (10550), North Sea on Jul 12, 11 10:34 PM
You know as well as I do, it's not any one thing.

However, capital injection, and inflating the currency would top the list.

My father's quarter, is my nickel. Maybe less...
Jul 13, 11 7:47 PM appended by Mr. Z
@HSA: "Evil" corporations? Well, when 29 men die, because profit was put ahead of safety in a mine, while lawyers quibble over fines, and compliance in appeals courts, yeah, that's evil. The list is nearly endless, pal...
By Mr. Z (10550), North Sea on Jul 13, 11 7:47 PM
Do you realize that Dennis Miller was on Saturday Night Live in the mid- 80s, was a stand-up comedian and now does some political radio show. Why would you or anyone else spend 2 seconds listening to his rant on anything. Opinions are like, well, you know the rest.
By local69 (65), southampton on Jul 13, 11 8:28 AM
1. Stark raving brilliant.

2. Hilarious, with a marked penchant, and propensity for the English language.

3. Highly critical in assesing the BS in society.

4. Sam Kinison fan from way back.

5. Henry Rollins fan from way back.

6. Pittsburgh native, steel town born and bred like some of my family.
By Mr. Z (10550), North Sea on Jul 13, 11 7:58 PM