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Los Angeles to Mayor and Governor: F. U. with the horse you rode in on

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  • KC July 6, 2020, 2:30 PM

    Same here. The cities didn’t have fireworks displays because of WuFlu and fire danger. The citizens took matters in their own hands and lit up the night with illegal fireworks purchased legally from neighboring states. It was a sight to hear and see.

  • TrangBang68 July 6, 2020, 2:54 PM

    The two bleach blonde bubble headed Karens on the broadcast were hilarious

  • Gordon Scott July 6, 2020, 4:25 PM

    In the Twin Cities, it looked a lot like that, especially in the vibrant neighborhoods. I thought this year might be a bit more subdued, or that folks had blown the fireworks budget already, but I was wrong. Window-rattlingly wrong.

    The only things legal in Minnesota are sparklers and rather tame fountains. No bottle rockets, Roman candles, star shells, and especially no firecrackers. But Wisconsin is just 20 miles east, and they had a new thing this year. They have these really powerful mortars that pump a big explosive into the air.

    According to the Wisconsin sellers, they have to get a signed affidavit from the buyer that they know how to use these properly. I can assure everyone that the people in north Minneapolis know how to ignite these. The launch thud is pretty loud. The explosion about 1.5 seconds later will rattle every window on the block, and if you’re within 100 yards outside, you’re going to feel it also.

    It seemed like there were fewer of the star shells like the ones in the video this year. But oh, man, those mortars. Thousands of those mortars. There’s also some new thing about the size of a breadbox. Light it, and get the hell away because there is one hellacious BANG! and then 12 little star shells fly off in three dimensions, to explode about 15 feet from the source. All of this takes place at ground level or within 15 feet. It definitely gets your attention.

  • John A. Fleming July 6, 2020, 4:47 PM

    In Socal, Tijuana is 150 miles, but then you have to smuggle them back into the US. Vegas is 5-6 hours across the desert. Arizona is at least 4 hours to Quartzite. There were just too many for families casually picking up a few on their yearly Vegas trip. In San Pedro, it’s been like this every night for a week. It goes on till midnight every night.
    From a hillside, the whole LA basin was a solid sea of glittering starbursts for hours on the 4th of July.
    There has to be a local black market that brings in massive quantities of this stuff. I have no idea of how to go about finding that market, but apparently everybody else know how to, and everybody thinks the risks are minuscule. Law enforcement is selective and a Potemkin village, respect for the law is rapidly diminishing. Only the middle-class fear the reach of the law.

  • Casey Klahn July 6, 2020, 5:21 PM

    “Only the middle class fear the…law,” John A. Fleming.

    I hope the politicians and the bureaucrats and the law take note of this incredible scene of LA fireworks. See that? Every one of those explosions also represents a gun owner, and in between that are several more gun owners. Americans are gund up to their ears, and also we are madder than hell.

  • ghostsniper July 6, 2020, 5:31 PM

    Casey sed: “Americans are gund up to their ears, and also we are madder than hell.”
    Maybe this Nov, rather than an election, there should be a turkey shoot.
    Clean house, top to bottom.
    Since they don’t want to do what they were hired to do….

  • Jack July 7, 2020, 8:31 AM

    Horses….man, leave them out of the curse. I’ve only met a couple that were assholes and they were made that way by some idiot who used violence to make them so.