Mucked Up Mock-Up War Zones

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For the past two nights, Michigan’s infantile state level legislators, undoubtedly, have been wallowing in mindless merriment; will continue to do so tonight, too. Why?

Because they’re witnessing the end results of their utterly useless, ignorant, injudicious law, which has put hazardous fireworks into their mostly infantile constituents’ ham-handed hands; permitted them to have too much of a blast during our federal holidays (the day prior to and after, too); e.g., July 4th’s Independence Day.

Yep, these incendiaries have been indiscriminately playing with Roman candles, bottle rockets, missile type rockets, aerials, re-loadable shell devices, firecrackers, helicopter/aerial spinners etc.; launching ’em right from their very own back yards (some of their turf abutting mine). BTW, until amended, the legislated schedule incorporated the Christmas holiday, too! Yep, nothing wishes “Happy Birthday Jesus!” better than what? A whizzing Roman candle?

Net effect, these (F)lawmen have totally mutated entire (otherwise peaceable) municipalities into statewide mucked up, mock-up war zones; the resultant, high decibel racket flagrantly and needlessly terrifying, America’s genuine war hero veterans who suffer from PTSD. And we mustn’t forget, either, how fireworks’ explosions also scare the crap out of autistic civilians; not to mention household pets. And, going beyond the noise pollution, itself, are the actual, nasty chemical contaminants, which seed the clouds; sometimes even triggering rainfall.

Obviously, those hellbent on raising Hell, cannot be expected to show one iota of consideration to anyone other than their selfish selves. And, it’d not be going far out on a limb to suspect that many of these fireworks freaks are doing double duty as anti-masker MAGA mad hatters.

The glaring irony is doing double duty, too. I suspect few of these revelers have been experiencing genuine, heartfelt appreciation for our homeland. Even more sickening is witnessing those who’ve never experienced horrifying battlefield conditions romanticizing war; even pining over their recently, duly deposed, draft dodger, snowflake misleader (who needs no further, formal introduction).

All the above is far from hyperbole, folks. My community has been forced to endure this legislated bedlam; some of those detonations so worrisome that I’ve found it necessary to venture outdoors to inspect for stray, smoldering fireworks byproducts capable of doing significant property damage.

The only good that can come out of this? Well (long sigh) fireworks do afford some sociopaths a momentary diversion. To be brutally honest, here, were they not engaged in “celebrating” America’s Independence Day, some of them would be out there (way out there) shooting up school houses, houses of worship, workplaces, supermarkets, cineplexes, etc. AND/OR actually plotting to OVERTHROW America

One has to wonder, if war zone pandemonium is what they hunger / lust for, why wouldn’t they, FIRST pay a visit to an actual war-torn nation and, NEXT, see how long they can refrain from puking their guts out; i.e., upon getting an eyeful of the blood splattered carnage; an earful of the casualties’ groans; a noseful of the stench wafting off the buried in rubble rotting corpses, etc.

And saying so is not to suggest that all wars to end tyranny are wrong. The things that are actually wrong are deteriorating international relations, the lack of cogent, diplomatic, peaceable solutions and (saving the worst for last) the freakin’ authoritarians who rise to power / maintain their choke-hold on power.

More to this post’s point, NO Roman candles, NO bottle rockets, NO missile type rockets, NO aerials, NO re-loadable shell devices, NO firecrackers, NO helicopter/aerial spinners can ever do anything to edify anyone re what America is (should be) all about; how precious liberty and democracy truly is.

It’d behoove all who lack such awareness to crack open our (honestly authored) history books NOW; enjoy the crackle of fireworks LATER (if they still experience such a need afterwards).

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Stay Publicly / Properly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!
Stay Healthy!

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OOOOOOH!!! AHHHHHH!!! WHEEEEEE!!! WE’RE FREEEEEE!!!

 

Michigan has a bumper crop of legislator bums (“bums” in the British connotation). They’re akin to self-centered children trapped in adults’ bodies. In their younger days it’s easy to envision them throwing epic temper tantrums if/when mommy and daddy ever tried to rein them in. A few examples…

INCIDENT A: Their legislation has relaxed the rules that once required all motorcyclists to wear helmets.

These kiddies exclaim, “WE’RE FREEEEEE!”

All sober grown-ups counter, “Oh really?”

Their (f)law* has resulted in a dramatic upsurge in traumatic brain injuries and death.

INCIDENT B: They’ve raised the speed limit on many highways/freeways to 75 mph, which likely means that, eventually, if not already, lead-footed drivers will be edging their speedometers upwards into the 90 – 100+ mph zone.

These kiddies squeal with glee, “WHEEEEEE!!!”

All sober grown-ups counter, “Oh really?”

Tragically, it’d fall on these (f)lawmakers’ deaf ears if anyone were to…

  1. mention how Michigan’s crumbling roadways are riddled with potholes and craters… are simply in no condition to safely accommodate faster traffic… which renders these ill-conceived speed limit hikes downright deadly.
  2. point out how even the most fuel efficient cars guzzle gasoline faster at higher mph, which only wastes energy and adds more pollutants to our air, soil and water.
  3. mention how “driverless” cars are a huge problem, too… driverless because humans, behind the wheel, are balancing drive thru cups of scalding coffee and stuffing egg McMuffins into their pie holes… all this while texting and viewing God-only-knows-what on their “devices”.

Folks, an increase in incidents of car caused carnage is inevitable.

Oh, btw, I’ve already done the math and this mph increase, at best, will “save” drivers (who, e.g., are commuting 50 miles to their workplaces) around 15 minutes! That’s a hollow victory hardly worth anyone giddily jumping up and down in celebration.

Now, speaking of celebration…

INCIDENT C: Michigan’s immature legislators have also enacted an insane fireworks law, which grants full access to roman candles, bottle and missile-type rockets, etc, to every 18+-year-old yahoo who ever existed. America’s 10 federal holidays (plus the day before and after each of them) is when these alleged grown-ups can legally detonate these devices. Per annum, that adds up to 30 days total!

These wideeyed, slack jawed kiddies let out their, “OOOOOOH!!! AHHHHHH!!!”

All sober grown-ups (literally) counter, “YAWWWNNNN.”

Folks, these legislators have actually included Christmas. Yep… nothing says “Happy Birthday Jesus” more like blasting off fireworks???? Good God!

Indeed, we’re talking about one full, freakin’ months’ worth of worthless, warzone decibel disturbances, which further debilitates our nation of already sleep deprived citizens, freaks out household pets and does far worse things than any of that!

These loud explosions upset war veterans and war heroes, who are battling PTSD and folks, who are suffering from autism.

Look, I’m not a total anti-fireworks freak. All I’m saying is that firing them off should be limited to America’s Independence Day and, perhaps, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. That would be an entirely reasonable compromise… well unless you’re a childish legislator who is also getting under the table, dirty money from the Fireworks manufactures.

I do suppose there’s one upside to all the above situations… when legislators are prioritizing their lawmaking in this manner… that limits the time they’ll have to do even more serious damage to Michigan.

It’s high time we vote out these bums (again, “bums” in the British connotation)!

 

*flaw + law = (f)law