Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Theron, Jun 29, 2014.
You are just a normal property owner , like me ! I'm sitting here in the middle of a war zone,water hose at the ready,waiting for one of my dumbshit neighbors to get done with their joyious celebration hopeing my house will remain intact from their aerial assault.
It's a fricken zoo around here. It is every fourth! The local retailers love the influx of tourists for the fourth. After about the fourth bag of litter I haul from Lake Roosevelt, Buffalo Lake, Rufus Woods, and especially Omak, I could take or leave this holiday. The meaning was/is great, but lost on the vast majority of the population. It has forgotten what this holiday is about. Too much drunken stupitidy.
What are the odds of the neighbors with the biggest fireworks displays also having the lowest credit scores and crying the most about making ends meet?
1953 to 1956. Missed Korea and 4F for Viet Nam. 'nough said
Fireworks and firearms comparisons are a stretch fellas.
Legal versus illegal, choices, responsibility, risk, risk management, preferences, rights, traditions...freedom has never been free.
Enjoy. Be responsible. Be safe. Remember.
O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O’er the ramparts we watch’d were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there,
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
I'm amazed that in these days of politically correctness ,that anybody still knows that tune. For those that served thanks for your time & sacrifices
Twenty years, nine days and that is my favorite song. Freedom is enjoyed by many who did little or less to secure it. They have it nonetheless. How they pontificate about their rights is always amazing. The things they choose to do with their freedom amazes. The fact that they have the freedom to exercise their unailienable rights and constitutional rights is what makes this contentious process so wonderful.
I have decided that fireworks are for the young. I don't enjoy them like I did when I was younger. It sounds like a fire fight outside tonight. It's driving the dogs batty
The bozos exercising their "freedom" just burnt down a house about a half mile north of me. Hope nobody was hurt or worse.
Well, that was fun... especially the numbnuts who thought another salvo at 3:00am was necessary. Our good news is that Ruby seemed unaffected, though I suspect none of us can appreciate the volume and intensity dogs experience. I'm expecting more tonight.... so hopefully some afternoon naps offset the lost sleep.
Follow up on the house fire; fortunately the house was empty, no one living in it.
The sound and fury has abated in Puyallup, but the aftermath of heavy metal-laden smoke lingers. I suppose it's fitting that Chinese-made illegal fireworks would leave a taint of pollution that would make Bejing proud.
Ed, and others, I greatly appreciate the service you've made to your country.
However, to suggest that others who have not served in the armed forces have done "little or less to secure [freedom]" is a very great misrepresentation of our democracy. Everyone who votes, does much to keep our freedom secure. Everyone who pays taxes does much to keep our nation secure. I have friends who served in Vietnam - my generation's war - and I appreciate their efforts and sacrifices in duty, but I served on the barricades in the home front and in marches in Washington, D.C., to bring about a timely end to that war. Those who served with me, some of whom gave their lives or served time in prison, also did much to secure our freedom from tyranny within our borders.
I think we should all acknowledge that the tremendous diversity of views in this country and our right to express them, IS the freedom we should be proudest of. The cry of "America, love it or leave it" thrown often in my face and those of others during that era, does greater disservice to that freedom and does, in my opinion, "little or less to secure" that freedom.