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Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:02 PM

Are there a lot of firecrackers and etc where you are tonight?

or is it just me?
My poor dog had to be given Valium, the entire neighborhhood sounds like the sound effects tape of WW1, and we are STILL 2 hours from the worst of it.
I am getting much too old to enjoy this kind of "holiday" crap.

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Reply Are there a lot of firecrackers and etc where you are tonight? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 OP
northoftheborder Dec 2012 #1
Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #2
RiffRandell Dec 2012 #3
love_katz Dec 2012 #4
sammytko Dec 2012 #5
nadinbrzezinski Dec 2012 #6
cpwm17 Jan 2013 #33
Union Scribe Dec 2012 #7
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2012 #14
narnian60 Jan 2013 #29
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #8
Populist_Prole Jan 2013 #22
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #25
sweetloukillbot Jan 2013 #27
marybourg Dec 2012 #9
bananas Dec 2012 #10
riverwalker Dec 2012 #11
ProgressiveProfessor Dec 2012 #12
tkmorris Dec 2012 #13
ornotna Dec 2012 #15
flvegan Dec 2012 #16
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #17
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #18
cherokeeprogressive Jan 2013 #19
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #20
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #36
HarveyDarkey Jan 2013 #21
Glitterati Jan 2013 #23
Mojorabbit Jan 2013 #24
sweetloukillbot Jan 2013 #26
bif Jan 2013 #28
malaise Jan 2013 #30
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #37
malaise Jan 2013 #38
CountAllVotes Jan 2013 #31
prairierose Jan 2013 #32
WolverineDG Jan 2013 #34
LWolf Jan 2013 #35
Raine Jan 2013 #39

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:05 PM

1. same here they started 2 hours ago. I jump nearly every time. I need the tranquilizer!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:07 PM

2. No, but the place I'm at is having a firework show at midnight.

Licensed professional one though.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:11 PM

3. Yes.

My dog is all wound up, I suffer from insomnia and they usually don't stop until 2 am.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:11 PM

4. Some firecrackers...

including some big and loud sounding ones are going off sporadically. Happens every year.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:12 PM

5. Yes, and one of my dogs is going nuts, but then

I remembered how we were demon fire cracker poppers when we were young. What can you do?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:17 PM

6. Nope

And I am glad I live in a state where that don't happen no more. We used to live in Hawaii. The conure hated them.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:19 AM

33. I hate New Years and July 4 here in Florida WWIII outside my house

I grew up in the San Diego area and it was much less a problem. When I spent New Years a couple of years ago at my parents house in southern San Diego area, a few miles from the Mexican border, a couple of neighbors did make a huge racket for an hour or so. It never happened when I lived there.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:17 PM

7. There probably will be

I feel for you, and your dog. Dunno why some people's idea of a good time is blowing things up in the middle of the night, but they never miss an excuse to do it.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:52 PM

14. I prayed for rain tonight...

but it won't be here until tomorrow....which will help. The fireworks will go off sporadically for several more days..rather. nights.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:05 AM

29. Pouring rain here didn't even stop them.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:19 PM

8. They shoot guns in the air here

It's insane.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:47 AM

22. Got a bullet hole in my roof one new years eve some years back

Never heard fireworks on new years before I moved to the south. These yahoos around where I live blow them off for any two-bit "holiday".

One New Year's Eve, replete with loud banging going off since 10PM, I heard a sharp "crack" on my roof. Thinking it a spent skyrocket I waited till the next day to investigate, and I couldn't find any fireworks debris when I did. Only after a water stain in my ceiling and many failed attempts for me to find the cause and fix it did I get a roofer out here. He peeled a shingle back to display a large hole, and when we went into the attic we saw the splintered wood but could find no slug...which had to be a .45 or a shotgun "slug" round. Really pissed me off because I wondered what might have happened if I happened to be outside and the round fell a few feet short: I'd have had my head layed wide open.

Stupid rednecks: I hate the fucking bastards.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:28 AM

25. Our house is across the county road from a neighborhood where drugs are often sold.

Few acres of trees on both sides of the highway, but sound carries around here.
and often we hear gunfire.
I am hoping we live too far away for any bullet fallout.

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Response to Populist_Prole (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:39 AM

27. A friend's house got hit a few years ago on either the fourth or NYE

Bullet went through the garage door and through the back wall of the garage, embedding in the fridge in their laundry room. Another friend had a window shot out in his car.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:20 PM

9. No, but where I live everybody is

over 55 (average 75) and probably in bed already (9:20 here) where I'm headed too!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:21 PM

10. Not here, fortunately, my cat is sleeping soundly. nt

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:26 PM

11. too cold

-10F
just the ice cracking on the lake (and in my glass).

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:47 PM

12. No, and I miss them

I grew up in Hawaii where they were everywhere on New Years. Not so much anymore. Just sort of nostalgic for us.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:50 PM

13. It's pretty much Shock and Awe here

No surprise, it always is on these holidays. Our dogs hate it, more even than the cats, but what can ya do?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:56 PM

15. Firecrackers?

Sounds like dynamite going off in my back yard.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 11:59 PM

16. Yes, it's illegal but it doesn't stop the selfish boom-boom idiots.

And by idiots, I mean stupid fucking shitwad morons.

So sorry if you meet that criteria. Dumbass.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:29 AM

17. Constant barrage since about 6:00 pm CST . . .

Really went crazy for 30 solid minutes at a quarter to midnight until a quarter after. During this 30 minute time period I was watching 6 different 'shows' from my back porch, some to the west of me, some to the north, some to the east. I couldn't see toward the south but I could hear them.

All the neighborhood dogs are howling . . . my cats have been under the bed for hours.

I know from past experience that there will be random fireworks for at least 3 more hours. Good thing tomorrow is a holiday . . . I will need the sleep!

Of course it's illegal unless you have a permit, but it's almost impossible to enforce the fireworks ban. There's no way the cops could catch every moron (excuse me, 'moran') creating his own personal fireworks show. I'm just glad the idiots shooting off live rounds of ammunition don't seem to be out and about tonight! New Orleans is like the Wild West sometimes.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:30 AM

18. No, I live rurally and

amazingly enough nobody has set off any firecrackers.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:30 AM

19. 90 minutes to go... not a single firecracker.

I love where I live...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:33 AM

20. yes. i don't remember new years being an occasion for fireworks until somewhere around the 90s.

 

it seems fireworks are infiltrating lots of holidays. i don't like it. bad enough on the 4th.

not to mention the dope dealers in the neighborhood set off those big bomb things on random days to begin with.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:52 AM

36. Yeah..we have to endure them on Christmas break, New Years as well as the 4th.

for several days before and after each holiday.

And today we are getting thunder storms, so again the poor dog is clinging to my knees.
Thank god the vet gives us a Valium script for him.

"Valley of the Dogs" is next, I suppose.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:46 AM

21. I was out about an hour ago, just before midnight here

 

heard some booms, sounded more like gunshots.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 01:55 AM

23. My poor cats are terrified

because the idiots next door just shot off fireworks INTO my yard.

The kitties have no idea WHERE they can be safe. Sometimes I despise drunken fools!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 02:06 AM

24. I do wildlife rehab and the orphans I am raising right now

are freaking as are my dogs. I hate fireworks.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:36 AM

26. More around midnight, but not many. Lots of gunfire though.

Gunfire was almost constant from 10 p.m. till about 12:30 p.m. No sirens. Didn't bother the dogs, surprisingly

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 10:50 AM

28. Gunshots here in Detroit.

It's crazy!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:07 AM

30. We had 45 minutes of non-stop noise

and yes we're too old for this now.
Happy New Year!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 12:37 PM

37. Happy New Year to you too, Malaise.

It is 70!!! degrees, lovely weather to be putside, darn it, so sure enough, the kids up the street are blowing off their firecrackers, non-stop, as I type.
Poor dog is ..again...cowering at my feet, panting with anxiety.
supposed to rain today, looks like not for a couple more hours, so the lil bastards with their noise will not be driven into their house soon enough.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 05:58 PM

38. Many Happy Returns sis!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:07 AM

31. no firecrackers

Just some local yahoos shooting off their shotguns. Oh don't you love it NOT!!

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:11 AM

32. The city had a fireworks show for the first time ever...

On July 4, it was too dry for fireworks so they had them last night and I kept seeing and hearing fireworks from all around until midnight at least. I guess this will be a new thing since with climate change, chances are, July will be too dry for fireworks.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:32 AM

34. I don't mind the fireworks

But I really can't stand the asshats who fire off their guns. A few years ago a bullet went through a roof & killed a kid in my neighborhood.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:35 AM

35. No,

but I live rurally. I guess there could have been gunfire, but if so, it didn't wake me or the dog up.

My dog is terrified of thunderstorms and firecrackers; she'll shake and hide on the 4th at the distant (10-12 miles) sound of fireworks in town on the 4th.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:54 PM

39. Luckily I didn't hear a sound, was the quietest New Years I can remember. nt

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