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Fireworks and the Fourth

July 5, 2011 - Blaine Hyska
Fireworks and the Fourth of July go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s as American as the flag, football and apple pie.

Any fireworks show is great. It’s a public display of our patriotism. Still, we get complainers.

It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize prices are increasing. Just drive past a gas station or buy a gallon of milk. You’ll know what I mean.

Why, then, do people complain about free community fireworks displays?

Would they like to be in charge of collecting money for next year’s show?

Do they even toss in some loose change in the boot when the firefighters walk past during the parade? Heck, a cable TV show costs more than this once-a-year spectacle.

So how do you think the governments of China, Kenya or Zimbabwe would handle these whiners?

Maybe that’s why you don’t have any complaints there.



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