Thread: Best part of Indepence Day
It reveals Californians for the dirty Anti-American commies they truly are!
You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training.” Archilochus, 650 BC
Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.
learning how to spell independence?
Were we out in the country, I wouldn't mind so much, but shooting into the air in a crowded urban area? Dangerous, dangerous, dangerous! I've got a .38 caliber hole in my car port roof from some idiot celebrating one of the major holidays.
The firecrackers I don't mind. Just don't ask me to handle them. I learned too much about explosives from the EOD guys at Redstone Arsenal years ago to ever fool around with fireworks. 1. You have no idea what has been put into the majority of them. 2. You have no idea of the manufacturer's quality control standards, especially as concerns fuses. 3. The government has supposedly set standards for fireworks imported into this country. Who is inspecting those fireworks? You really trust the government?
"Happiness is a warm shotgun!!"
"I am neither a pessimist nor a cynic. I am, rather, a realist."
"The most dangerous things I've ever encountered were a Second Lieutenant with a map and a compass and a Private who was bored and had time on his hands."
I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.
U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
"Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)
There's a time and place for everything. Fireworks after 11 pm (except for New Year's) when most people are trying to sleep (or "sleep it off") just makes you a lousy, despicable neighbor.
SFC - many years ago, I used to take used roman candle tubes and cut them in thirds and refill them with 4F BP and green cannon fuse.
Shoulda called it British Ass Kicking Day as I do every year to annoy my English friends.
I look forward to that. I am a supermod on an international board and always make a global sticky with that title just to watch the chickens get their feathers all ruffled up.
Suffice to say, some of my international friends are less than fond of me around Independence Day. Lol
I was standing a ways back with some other people when suddenly the mortar round zipped past my head and exploded a few dozen feet away.