Sunday Blog: Fireworks are great, unless it’s 2 a.m., and then they really, really aren’t

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Thank you for your input. +13 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 109 weeks ago Cueball, this is a rare occasion we are actually in agreement. Fireworks after midnight is just, well, not cool – unless you live in Timbucktoo. I’m sure we all know a few culprits. But, to be fair here… we can’t just get rid of those “fireworks brainiacs.” Lets do, say, a petition – similar to the MLB all-star voting, where everyone in town gets to “write in” like 15 people the want KICKED OUT of town. Then, the results are tabulated and butts are summarily kicked out, no appeal, no whining. I will bet thebfg results of this “all-idiot ballot” will SHOCK YOU. P.S. I cannot impugn the hard-working entepreneurs who set up and run the fireworks tents. They pay a furtune in permits and taxes. Hats off to them, don’t shorten or mess with one of the few festive times of the year here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago +13 Vote up Vote down John 75p · 109 weeks ago Well put, Thank You Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Let em fly! · 109 weeks ago Cueball-Did anyone ever point out to you or anyone that this holiday only occurs once a year? I think if it is relative quiet the other 364 days outta the year it may just be a little obnoxious to complain about fireworks after midnight. Tell me, if your neighbors house was on fire or a medical emergency was close by and your pet became hysterical at the sounds of sirens, would you go to the City Council & complain? Me thinks it’s a little trivial to complain about 1 night outta the year. Maybe you would like to say try a combat zone for a year, it puts a whole new meaning of fireworks with noise. Oh yea, we did have dogs with us, they didn’t complain much. Report Reply 1 reply · active 109 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Allen ludden · 109 weeks ago Its not bad to complain about them shooting them off so late. Believe it or not, some people need to work the next day. And yes some dogs don’t like them. I have 2. One doesn’t care and one is terrified. But also maybe you shouldn’t be so obnoxious about your response to his commentary. And anyone who shoots them off should pick up the trash. If they don’t then they should be hit with a heavy fine! Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Agreeingw/Cueball · 109 weeks ago My dogs are deathly afraid of fireworks so I agree on the time limit. I understand this is a once a year thing, but my God. Do we really have to shoot off the huge ones in town? I think there should be designated places in the county where people can shoot, large enough so you do not feel like you are on top of one another. But the debris it leaves that most do not pick up is a whole new story. I had people shooting fireworks at my car, or roads were literally impassable because they put the big box of fireworks in middle of the road and refused to get it out of the way. Have some respect please. We will always complain on this day, but there are some things we should visit in respect to having fireworks in town and cleaning process. If I can not blow my grass into the road, why can I get away with not throwing my trash away from fireworks? Fine for littering you say? Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 109 weeks ago Cueball you sure sound like a typical Democrat………. I am a night person worked nights many years and sleep during the day, I sure don’t hear anyone complaining about all the damn noise being created during the day that makes sleeping hard as hell. Not easy to sleep with people mowing their lawns, playing loud noises and all the other distracting noises created by day people, it should be equal all the way around. I like to fire off my fireworks around 2 to 5 in the morning so day people get to see what it is like for those of us that work a 2nd or 3rd shift. Personally people that complain about what time fire works are shot off cant be happy with their life. live with it and move on if you dont like it move its that simple. Living on the farm I never had a problem with someone enjoying their self or worried about disturbing someone else. Democrats are always trying to tell others what, how, or where to do things. GET OVER IT ALREADY. Think of how someone that has served our country in a combat zone that comes home with PTSD feels about fireworks, and their flashbacks with each and every pop or bang. I watched a cousin that came back from 3 tours in Vietnam live a life of hell every time he heard fireworks. But as he said he fought for your rights to complain and fire them off. Most likely their not idiots but someone that woke up and decided to be patriotic and shoot some off because they earned that right for putting their life in harms way so we could #@%R% about a few moments come and gone and didnt like it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Credence · 109 weeks ago One of the worst parts of shooting fireworks off at all hours of the night (besides the pet issue) is that some people have to get up and go to work the next day. With some folks thinking it is their right to shoot fireworks at 2 a.m. what about the folks that can’t sleep because of the noise? I don’t have an answer to this issue but I do agree with Cue that July 3rd and 4th should be enough time to burn up a few hundred dollars of fireworks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wish I was over it · 109 weeks ago Well, I don’t believe it! Logical comments regarding the exhibition (and they are exhibitionists) of fireworks, the rest of the world be damned. It’s been like a war zone where the rest of the people live for the last 25 years. My philosophy has always been, make fireworks illegal for ADULTS, most children still have the fear and respect for incendiary devices that is critical for a safe enjoyable evening. Notice that was singular, not plural. Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Let em fly! · 109 weeks ago My what a bunch of lovely malcontents in Wellington! Yep, I grew up in town & have lived in country also, but I kinda think like Jim. Most dogs do not like loud noises yet it’s life. I have been woken up by sirens, flashing lights, loud cars & speakers driving by, cattle being unloaded, trains going by etc. Like Jim’s cousin, I did serve in Vietnam so Cueball & others may have the right to complain even though it’s 1 day outta the year. I have had to go to work the next day many times, but get over it people! People that complain about their dogs generally have a house dog, you know the type, that yep & nip at your heels & afraid of it’s shadow. However, in Wellington, a new bread has emerged, called the whineapoddle and it’s offspring the yappapoddle. Which one do you own Cueball? Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I have finally came to terms on my official position with fireworks.I am for fireworks. The people shooting off fireworks not so much. So my proposal to the Wellington City Council is we keep fireworks legal. We just get rid of the people.Tracy “Cueball” McCueNot all the people, mind you. We have some really cool fireworks going out here on the west side of town. I’ve shot off more than my share over the years. I propose we ban the sale of fireworks to people who are, well, idiots.For example, on July 5 morning I took my puppy outside so she can relieve herself around 2 a.m. since her preference at the moment is to make huge messes in the living room.I then heard someone shooting off fireworks someplace in Wellington… at 2 a.m.I don’t care how intoxicated you may be at 2 a.m., or how young and immature you may be at 2 a.m., if you are shooting off fireworks at 2 a.m., you are an idiot.Therefore a new Wellington ordinance should be adopted that states:Any person who thinks it is perfectly fine to wake up the neighborhood at 2 a.m. including those with canines who are just settling down from previous fireworks shooting, will not only be banned from ever purchasing fireworks again but will be punished by: immediate imprisonment… with no food/water… in a dark cell… with rats.2 a.m.?!? Seriously? This is a decision that rates on the “stupid ideas list” just slightly below the teacher who thinks it would be a good idea to sleep with one of his/her students.So if you really want to keep fireworks legal in Wellington, abide by the rules please. I think midnight on the Fourth gives you plenty of time to shoot off your hard-earned money.In other Fourth of July observations….1) I noticed that July 1 and 2 was rather quiet this year which makes me think the Wellington City Council, seriously, should revisit the hours. How about making the fireworks legal only on July 3 and 4? That’s a good compromise for those with skittish dogs, who need to go through four days of medication.I’m sure those working the fireworks stands may object, but I’m not so sure business will decrease all that much. Perhaps, we should allow fireworks tents to continue to sale between July 1-4, but only make it legal to shoot off on the 3 and 4.2) Of course, not to be mom here, but clean up your mess. I noticed there is still fireworks debris that needs to be picked up around town.3) This still bugs me, but why are we allowing people to shoot off fireworks in public streets? Someone is bound to blow themselves up or someone may be having a heart attack at that precise moment and ambulances are going to need to get through as soon as possible. It’s hard to get through the streets with people obstructing the area, when shooting off mortars.4) And let’s continue to be good neighbors. First of all, don’t burn someone’s house down. That deck fire on North B Street was allegedly caused by careless neighbors. Figure out a way to help the neighbor who has that nervous dog by shooting your fireworks elsewhere.I like the Fourth of July. I love the way Wellington looks around 10 p.m. on the Fourth when the sky lights up.Let’s keep fireworks legal by not being an idiot.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img