June 25, 2010 at 5:00 pm in INFORUM
Dealers aim to put North Dakota’s ban to a vote in the fall
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The ban came about because liberals want the government to protect everyone from everything. Let us have some fun. Stuff like bottle rockets don’t need to be banned, just use some common sense. And, keep liberals from promoting legislation.
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Wow, you can even turn something as simple as fireworks into an excuse to point out the liberal agenda…
Bottle rockets are the sorts of things that are small enough that people think they’re “totally safe” when in reality it is, still, a tiny explosive charge. The big ones people will respect and treat with caution, because they’re BIG, but the little ones are where people get sloppy and make mistakes and hurt themselves. Plus, they’re extremely annoying, and being small they’re sold in large batches.
I much prefer a few big booms to endless screeches and tiny pops.
Not to mention, if you INSIST on making it a liberal vs. conservative agenda, I find it much better to attempt to legislate safety than to attempt to legislate morality. At least safety has some sort of real benefit.
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Yes, I blame the over protectionist liberals for an agenda like this. Remember back to the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s when we didn’t have all these laws to save us and we turned out just fine. My attitude towards government is “Laissez Faire”, which translates “Leave us alone”.
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And if the ND legislature or the City of Fargo City Commission regulates this, who are these people? teabagging neocons or liberals. I don’t think they are liberals. Explain germ.
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What a pointless law! Ban the little stuff, leave the big stuff alone? Stupid is as stupid does.
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I love rockets, they are so fun, even the huge ones, why do we keep getting all these laws. Some rich kids moma and dada got their kids eye knocked out and they have enough clout to get bottle rockets banned. Man give us all a break, stuff happens.
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Could be worse…you could be stuck in Minnesota. Can’t even get a stupid ladyfinger here.
And we wouldn’t have what little we do if not for an independent governor we elected a few years ago. Everything was banned until Ventura came along. And then, he complained, “Navy Seal, trained to use C4, and they still won’t let me play with a darn firecracker!”
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I find bottle rockets completely pointless and extremely annoying, so I’d be fine with them being banned. I’d much rather have my neighbors shoot off a few “larger” fireworks than listen to bottle rockets going off around the clock for 2 weeks.
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Good, I’m sick and tired of cleaning them off my roof, out of my gutters, and out of my yard. People who shoot them off are just like smokers who think there is nothing wrong with tossing their butts where ever they want. Germ, take a nap. You make everything political. This is pushed by police and fire. And a lot of citizens who don’t like the mess. Last time I checked, most of the elected officials in nodak are repubs. Or didn’t you let them know how to vote?
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If parents like my former neighbors don’t supervise their kids and let them set trees and a garage on fire with the darn things, then I guess laws have to be made to protect the rest of us from the careless or clueless. Sadly, a lot of old-fashioned fun is ruined for the many by the few. That’s life.
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Anybody remember when you could buy M-80s? For those of you that just went..huh? I think it equaled a quarter stick of dynamite…ahhh the good old days when blowing stuff up was really blowing stuff up.
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I can remember those things, Viking! Had an uncle that used to smuggle the stuff home from S.D. when I was a kid.
Me and the cousin thought we’d see how high we could launch a paint can with one of the things…
Man! Every seam let go, the sides flew off into the grove, and the bottom of the can went completely out of sight! Finally came down on the other side of the barn.
Those things had some SERIOUS power!
But, we’re all still alive, and we’ve all got all our appendages.
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