Not everyone will be enjoying Fourth of July fireworks tonight. For some, festivities have been canceled in the name of sheer moonbattery:
An Oregon town has reportedly canceled its annual fireworks show out of concern the Fourth of July pyrotechnics will scare sea birds roosting nearby.
Town officials in Depoe Bay have announced the cancellation of the annual pre-Independence Day fireworks show on July 3 following pressure from federal wildlife managers who said the noise disrupts sea birds in the area, the Oregonian reports.
The move has irked local business owners who count on the popular show to bring foot traffic.
No wonder libs are perpetually outraged. Money grubbing capitalists care more about America than they do about ensuring the restful sleep of the sacred sea birds!
Bill Bigelow of the radical teacher organization Rethinking Schools, wrote that we need to “rethink” the 4th of July. This “progressive” teacher has declared war on fireworks.
The Fourth of July “…provides cover for people to blow off fireworks that terrify young children and animals, and that turn the air thick with smoke and errant projectiles. …there is something profoundly inappropriate about blowing off fireworks at a time when the United States is waging war with real fireworks around the world. To cite just one example, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London found recently that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan alone have killed more than 200 people, including at least 60 children. And, of course, the U.S. war in Afghanistan drags on and on. The pretend war of celebratory fireworks thus becomes part of a propaganda campaign that inures us — especially the children among us — to the real wars half a world away.”
What’s really scary is that we have become inured to moonbattery, so that people who obviously hate everything this country stands for are no longer regarded as enemies.
MSNBC ought to dig out old Countdown episodes and run a Best of Keith Olbermann marathon all day on the 4th, so that moonbats can sit inside with the blinds closed and wallow in their putrescence while the rest of us celebrate America.
On tips from Shawn, Spider, and Bob Roberts.