Trying to be witty — too pissed off.
Where to begin on this one?
The Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation in Encinitas sued to require environmental assessments of fireworks displays over water and today, the CA Superior Court ruled in their favor. Environmental impact assessments can take a year to complete and cost tens of thousands, so say goodbye to July 4th fireworks up and down California this year. (Will SF and Redwood City have theirs? They’re typically over the Bay, aren’t they?).
It’s kind of ironic. The day we’re supposed to be celebrating independence and liberty, our traditional manner of celebrating is snatched away by the state.
Look, Californians. I hate to say it (since I am a Californian) but we’ve only got ourselves to blame. In an ideal world, we wouldn’t have to care much about politics because it wouldn’t affect us. But our local and federal governments have expanded so much that these stupid rulings are intruding into our lives more and more. We can’t afford to ignore what’s going on. It’s time to start paying attention.