July 4 fireworks: Grand Rapids urges self-control

Jun 25, 2013 Full story: MLive.com 25

Celebrate freedom this Independence Day with self-control: That's the gist of the city's enactment of a late-night ban on certain fireworks during the upcoming holiday.

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Who

Wyoming, MI

#1 Jun 26, 2013
We're 'allowed' to celebrate our Independece Day?

But won't that OFFEND the muslims, mexicans, blacks, and gays?

Isn't it ironic that we still celebrate "Independence Day" while the democraps and liberals are FORCING us to be more and more DEPENDENT on government?
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#2 Jun 26, 2013
I don't have a problem with fireworks the night of the fourth. Light it up all night!
It's the two weeks before and after when some inconsiderate dumbass decides to light them off at 2am.
Jules

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jun 26, 2013
Who wrote:
We're 'allowed' to celebrate our Independece Day?
But won't that OFFEND the muslims, mexicans, blacks, and gays?
Isn't it ironic that we still celebrate "Independence Day" while the democraps and liberals are FORCING us to be more and more DEPENDENT on government?
The story you linked is about fireworks ADD boy. How the hell you connected this article to liberals, gays, blacks and Mexicans is beyond me. But naw, you're not a biggot or a racist pig who tries to tie your hate into everything you read, LOL!
pipedream

Grand Blanc, MI

#4 Jun 26, 2013
Jules wrote:
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The story you linked is about fireworks ADD boy. How the hell you connected this article to liberals, gays, blacks and Mexicans is beyond me. But naw, you're not a biggot or a racist pig who tries to tie your hate into everything you read, LOL!
ADD boy's Billy Bob Express weekly newsletter told him so.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

Farmington, MI

#5 Jun 26, 2013
Stocking up on shotgun shells to fire into the air... It would be like Lebanon!
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Jun 26, 2013
Jules wrote:
How the hell you connected this article to liberals, gays, blacks and Mexicans is beyond me.
Indeed it is. We could explain it to you, but I'm afraid we can't understand it for you. Have you figured out the difference between ignorant and stupid yet?
Critical thinking skills are something you apparently lack.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Jun 26, 2013
Who wrote:
We're 'allowed' to celebrate our Independece Day?
For now...I'm sure it won't be long before Independence day will be turned into 'apologize to the world for being an American' day. Obama's leading the way by example.
Really

Wyoming, MI

#8 Jun 26, 2013
vox veritatis wrote:
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For now...I'm sure it won't be long before Independence day will be turned into 'apologize to the world for being an American' day. Obama's leading the way by example.
Nope, Obama is "leading from behind",that's going to be the new normal, hadn't you heard?
Sassy

Grand Rapids, MI

#9 Jun 26, 2013
I agree. Last year people went a little overboard and didn't think twice about it being so dry out. I can still remember going out and having the smoke so thick that you couldn't breath as it was so hot and humid. I believe an errant firework also started a church on fire.
Oneal wrote:
I don't have a problem with fireworks the night of the fourth. Light it up all night!
It's the two weeks before and after when some inconsiderate dumbass decides to light them off at 2am.
Jules

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Jun 26, 2013
vox veritatis wrote:
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Indeed it is. We could explain it to you, but I'm afraid we can't understand it for you. Have you figured out the difference between ignorant and stupid yet?
Critical thinking skills are something you apparently lack.
You're unreal. So blacks, Hispanics and gays don't celebrate the 4th? And you wonder why you're party is observed as the white people party!
Who

Wyoming, MI

#11 Jun 26, 2013
Jules wrote:
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The story you linked is about fireworks ADD boy. How the hell you connected this article to liberals, gays, blacks and Mexicans is beyond me. But naw, you're not a biggot or a racist pig who tries to tie your hate into everything you read, LOL!
Fireworks are a symbol of America's Independence from the British and Independence Day and I just want to make sure you liberals don't accuse us of offending blacks, muslims or gays since they seem to be the most "sensitive" groups lately like we've been accused of offending these groups every other holiday.

For instance:

Christmas is offensive to muslims and atheists
Can't say "Christmas", everybody is apparently offended by this one
Christmas Trees are offensive to muslims
Halloween is offensive to mexicans
Mother's Day is offensive to those with no mother
Father's Day is offensive to those with no father, i.e.; blacks
Easter is offensive to muslims and atheists, but the Easter BUNNY is okay so sayeth Queen Obastard
The National Anthem is offensive to all these groups including liberals

And the gays are just 'offended' by EVERYTHING.

Any other holidays you care to add to the list since you liberals are the assholes dictating what's 'offensive' and what isn't?
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Jun 26, 2013
Sassy wrote:
I believe an errant firework also started a church on fire.
Yup. Burned it to the ground.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Jun 26, 2013
Jules wrote:
You're unreal. So blacks, Hispanics and gays don't celebrate the 4th?
Oh, they celebrate ON the 4th alright but I have to wonder if they fully undertand what the holiday truly represents beyond a day off from work and an excuse to start things on fire, blow things up, get drunk or high...or both and necessarily in that order.
Maybe your mommy can explain the difference between ignorant and stupid to you. You don't seem to have figured it out yet.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Jun 26, 2013
Who wrote:

The National Anthem is offensive to all these groups including liberals
And don't forget the American flag is offensive to liberals as well since they like to burn it and piss on it whenever they can.
Jules

Chicago, IL

#15 Jun 26, 2013
Who wrote:
<quoted text>
Fireworks are a symbol of America's Independence from the British and Independence Day and I just want to make sure you liberals don't accuse us of offending blacks, muslims or gays since they seem to be the most "sensitive" groups lately like we've been accused of offending these groups every other holiday.
For instance:
Christmas is offensive to muslims and atheists
Can't say "Christmas", everybody is apparently offended by this one
Christmas Trees are offensive to muslims
Halloween is offensive to mexicans
Mother's Day is offensive to those with no mother
Father's Day is offensive to those with no father, i.e.; blacks
Easter is offensive to muslims and atheists, but the Easter BUNNY is okay so sayeth Queen Obastard
The National Anthem is offensive to all these groups including liberals
And the gays are just 'offended' by EVERYTHING.
Any other holidays you care to add to the list since you liberals are the assholes dictating what's 'offensive' and what isn't?
Groups? So black people are a group? I hate to tell you, they're a race of human beings, certainly not a group. And blacks don't have fathers? Father's Day offends blacks? Dude, you're burying yourself in your hate and ignorance. The problem is that I'm sure most of the people on here agree with you. What a weirdo biggot!
Who

Wyoming, MI

#16 Jun 26, 2013
Jules wrote:
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Groups? So black people are a group? I hate to tell you, they're a race of human beings, certainly not a group. And blacks don't have fathers? Father's Day offends blacks? Dude, you're burying yourself in your hate and ignorance. The problem is that I'm sure most of the people on here agree with you. What a weirdo biggot!
Get your head out of Obastard's ass, most black children don't know who their father is - don't act so surprised, this is common knowledge. What do you think black single mothers need welfare for? It certainly isn't to abuse the welfare system or anything like that.

Isn't that right? I mean, you're the liberal here. Are you implying that black kids all know "who dey daddy is" and their mothers are on welfare just for shits and giggles?

Blacks are a group idiot, unless we're just dealing with ONE! Did I offend you by calling them a 'group'? Sorry, I was wrong - there called a 'troop'.

And learn to spell 'bigot' you moron.
Who

Wyoming, MI

#17 Jun 27, 2013
Well jules...?

Balls in your court there genius.

And before you go bat shit crazy from my last post, I am aware that I didn't use the proper 'they're' in the last paragraph.
harry

Hudsonville, MI

#18 Jun 27, 2013
Sassy wrote:
I agree. Last year people went a little overboard and didn't think twice about it being so dry out. I can still remember going out and having the smoke so thick that you couldn't breath as it was so hot and humid. I believe an errant firework also started a church on fire.
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That wasn't errant. That was the radical left trying to stomp out the religious right.
Elephant Gun

Muskegon, MI

#19 Jun 28, 2013
Batch 37 Pain Is Good wrote:
Stocking up on shotgun shells to fire into the air... It would be like Lebanon!
Your post proves you're an idiot. Not only is it illegal to fire a shotgun into the air in GR but what goes up comes down somewhere. I think your head would be a good landing place for you own lead after that comment.
Elephant Gun

Muskegon, MI

#20 Jun 28, 2013
Who wrote:
<quoted text>
Fireworks are a symbol of America's Independence from the British and Independence Day and I just want to make sure you liberals don't accuse us of offending blacks, muslims or gays since they seem to be the most "sensitive" groups lately like we've been accused of offending these groups every other holiday.
For instance:
Christmas is offensive to muslims and atheists
Can't say "Christmas", everybody is apparently offended by this one
Christmas Trees are offensive to muslims
Halloween is offensive to mexicans
Mother's Day is offensive to those with no mother
Father's Day is offensive to those with no father, i.e.; blacks
Easter is offensive to muslims and atheists, but the Easter BUNNY is okay so sayeth Queen Obastard
The National Anthem is offensive to all these groups including liberals
And the gays are just 'offended' by EVERYTHING.
Any other holidays you care to add to the list since you liberals are the assholes dictating what's 'offensive' and what isn't?
It was the liberals who fought and won the reveloutionary war. The gop formerly the federalists and whigs were formed by the loser conservastives who sided with the british. Just because you can easily change history in your wharped mind doesnt make it true. Also it was is the conservatives in GR who complained to the conservative council to have this ban on celebrating the 4th.

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