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How did the lovely idea of Secession Day morph into this monstrosity where one’s neighbors can set off what sounds like mortar rounds all day starting at three in the morning and scaring the bejeezus out of those of us who have had the misfortune to have actually been in combat zones? Is turning a middle class neighborhood into what sounds like a war zone what America is all about? Wait…don’t answer that.

3:30 pm on July 4, 2009