Letter to the Editor

Fireworks horror

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dear Editor,

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and many tons of fireworks have been prepared for sale to the general public.

Yet certain fools in some areas have abolished fireworks, claiming them unnecessary, dangerous, smelly and useless.

This breaks my heart and cold chills go up my spine.

If there were no fireworks, the little orphans in communist Red China, who earn 3 cents a day making them, would have no job.

The human mind is inadequate to conceive the horror that would engulf law-abiding citizens if fireworks were outlawed.

Stephen Stramel,

McCook, Nebraska

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  • kaygee, you have responded to Mr Stramels letters before. I know that you know these forums are open to everyone. Have you ever considered the possibility that Mr Stramel may have some mental issues?

    -- Posted by doodle bug on Wed, Jun 15, 2011, at 12:07 PM
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    Personally, I am going to dedicate my Fourth of July extravaganza to the memory of Sparky the squirrel. As a matter of fact, I think everyone should consider poor Sparky as they indulge in whatever pyrotechnic displays kindle the imagination! I think he would like that.

    -- Posted by Sir Didymus on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 1:56 AM
  • I think I actually get the fact that this whole letter was written tongue-in-cheek. I just don't really see the opposition to fireworks. I just saw an episode of "Only in America, with Larry the Cable Guy" promoting a family business right here in the USA that has been making fireworks for generations. I don't mean to take this too seriously as I am not sure its really worth my 2 cents, but if people literally want to set their money on fire, let them.

    -- Posted by speak-e-z on Thu, Jun 16, 2011, at 9:49 AM
  • Maybe this guy who cries about the jobs for orphans in another country should think about this country first. If he has chills going up his spine, then strap on a few firework rockets to his backside then all could see the rockets red glare.......

    -- Posted by edbru on Fri, Jun 17, 2011, at 1:17 PM

    It is funny how the editors select which posts get deleted.

    I wasnt profane or agressive...just curious!!! but I was deleated.

    OH WELL!!!!

    -- Posted by kaygee on Tue, Jun 21, 2011, at 8:56 PM
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