... make stupid laws.
It is illegal for just anyone to light fireworks here, you know. There are some people who have lost their home when fireworks got up into the wooden shake roof. Or children who have lost eyes or gotten burnt.
Yay for no fireworks being set off by stupid people who are unlicensed and don't know how to handle them in my city! You'd think.
But noooo. See, there are huge "fireworks tents" on about any big streetcorner here in the weeks leading up to July 4. Because you can sell fireworks. Just don't light them here.
Yeahhh. You know... I'm not anti-fireworks. I'm anti-stupid people. I'm anti-stupid people who light huge rocket-y things right in the MIDDLE of the street in front of my house and probably about everywhere else in this city. I don't recognize the drunkards this year, so I'm imagining they wandered over a few blocks so they wouldn't light their own houses on fire....
I know we cannot legislate common sense, but I hate July 4 because no one else seems to have it on that day.