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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
My state, Michigan, made it legal to buy fireworks this year. YOu know the kind, pretty colors in the sky, loud noises.
Prevents you from getting a good night's sleep unless your a night owl.
Terrifies pets and children.
The hours are 7am to 11pm, the day before, the holiday and the day after.
Nothing in the state law protects urban or suburban areas with small lots.
Well, yesterday I thought I was in a war zone.
The air was thick with smoke. The noise was awful.....and it went from 9:15 to 1:30 am this morning.
My question is to those of you who live in states where fireworks are legal.
Is this normal?
Do folks go hog wild on the fourth in your area?
Let me also add, there are10 such holidays each year, that's 30 days, almost 10% of the year devoted to nights from hell.
But the hunting "outings" serve a different purpose. Men return to an earlier, primitive time to test survival skills, spend time with like minded people (Those who won't shout out "Oh look! A cute little deer!"), and display, at least to themselves, an inner strength, a "manliness" so to speak.
Then they should allow the boys to go to fireworks outings....kind of like hunting...but with fireworks.....
But "civilized" people are fragile, needing to be cared for, leaving nothing in their wake, and most definitely, they do not disturb the equally fragile environment. But a "man" is puissant, he shapes his world, leaves a mark, creates an impression, and does not shy from the consequences of his actions. A "man" shouts "Here I am!" Fireworks is a way to display that power, that declaration of personal existence. I've never seen a "man" setting off fireworks who appeared shy, withdrawn and depressed.
civilized people don't need the noise, the smoke and don't understand the need to play with matches.
Originally posted by BrutalDictator
Illegal here in PA. I'm in an urban area, idiots light them off for hours right over other people's houses. I'm talking about BIG stuff w/100ft starbursts and a 1/4 stick punch.
Cops don't give a crap....unless someone on boro council complains....