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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-05-08 06:03 PM
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I witnessed something disturbing last night.
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Edited on Sat Jul-05-08 06:24 PM by TomInTib
While watching the Fourth of July Fireworks on the waterfront in Sausalito, I experienced some mighty strange crowd reaction.

The fireworks were pretty good, but, seven or eight times during the event, a charge would be fired into the night sky that would burst and then send out all these smaller projectiles that looked like fighter-borne missiles. The "missiles" would then streak toward the ground (actually, the water of San Francisco Bay).

I thought it was some kind of strange that, each and every time, the crowd would go into this "Whoo- hoo! Hell yes! USA!USA!USA!"

In Sausalito, no less. And there were women in the crowd going all nuts, too.

Maybe it would be a good thing if all of those Jingo-Dog Chickenshit Bastards had the opportunity to be fired upon, someday. Maybe just a few rifle rounds, maybe RPGs, maybe mortars.

They'd wet their pants at the first report.

Fuck 'em. They made me feel like a stranger in a strange land.

What the hell have we come to?
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  -I witnessed something disturbing last night. TomInTib  Jul-05-08 06:03 PM   #0 
  - a neighbor spent time in Iraq Nam. He HATES fireworks.  antifaschits   Jul-05-08 06:04 PM   #1 
  - I love 'em.  TomInTib   Jul-05-08 06:06 PM   #5 
  - I have the same strange reaction. Still.  TahitiNut   Jul-06-08 09:52 AM   #65 
     - An unforgettable sight (and sound)  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 01:55 PM   #76 
  - I thought the same thing on the 4th. that the sounds must drive vets wild  ensho   Jul-06-08 11:10 AM   #68 
  - Total idiots. Probably Republicans identifying anything good as American.  LiberalFighter   Jul-05-08 06:06 PM   #2 
  - What the fuck is your problem?  Squatch   Jul-05-08 06:06 PM   #3 
  - Exactly - would you rather have them chant "Lich-ten-stein! Lich-ten=stein!"???  Taverner   Jul-05-08 06:09 PM   #7 
  - It's spelled "Liechtenstein"  Squatch   Jul-05-08 06:10 PM   #8 
     - yah yah yah....gotta get all spellin' nazi on me  Taverner   Jul-05-08 06:18 PM   #12 
     - An ellipsis has 3 dots.  sammythecat   Jul-05-08 10:23 PM   #55 
        - An ellipsis can have four dots if...  Andy Canuck   Jul-06-08 06:35 AM   #61 
        - As a matter of fact,  Blue_In_AK   Jul-06-08 12:04 PM   #74 
        - Don't be taken  DearAbby   Jul-06-08 09:46 AM   #64 
        - You can have my extra dot when you pry it from my cold dead fingers!  Taverner   Jul-06-08 02:35 PM   #85 
     - i think he was talking about...  ProdigalJunkMail   Jul-05-08 09:47 PM   #45 
  - Did you read the post?  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-05-08 06:17 PM   #10 
  - There's a few folks here  lwfern   Jul-05-08 09:45 PM   #44 
     - That's also disturbing,  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-05-08 10:12 PM   #50 
        - One them is currently serving  DS1   Jul-06-08 02:37 PM   #86 
  - Hmmmmf. I told you warmongering bombs bursting in air types, like bb's to the  lonestarnot   Jul-05-08 06:18 PM   #11 
  - You would have had to have been there, I suppose.  TomInTib   Jul-05-08 06:18 PM   #13 
     - Why didn't you throw them in the fucking lake to see if they could swim? Or if they would just  lonestarnot   Jul-05-08 06:21 PM   #17 
     - "Pasty-faced soft people"  MuseRider   Jul-05-08 07:19 PM   #26 
     - marshmellow morans  pretzel4gore   Jul-05-08 07:37 PM   #29 
     - They don't bother me.  TomInTib   Jul-05-08 07:57 PM   #30 
     - "But it was just a bunch of 20 - and - 30-something pasty-faced soft people "  bobbolink   Jul-06-08 02:00 PM   #77 
     - Yup.  TahitiNut   Jul-06-08 02:08 PM   #80 
     - Amen, bobbolink.  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 02:54 PM   #88 
        - So, where do we begin? It's highly unpopular, even here at "Progressive Central".  bobbolink   Jul-06-08 04:00 PM   #93 
           - The Draft will never be popular.  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 04:13 PM   #96 
     - So just how do you know that they were "perceived as RagHead killing artillery"?  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-06-08 02:29 PM   #84 
        - You would have had to be there.  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 02:57 PM   #89 
           - Agreed on the draft thing. Hope you don't think I was just being contrary.  cherokeeprogressive   Jul-06-08 03:31 PM   #91 
  - False patriotism that will not stand up to the sell out traitors in our midst  keep_it_real   Jul-05-08 06:06 PM   #4 
  - Very True.  TheWatcher   Jul-06-08 07:14 AM   #62 
  - "Maybe it would be a good thing..."  MH1   Jul-05-08 06:08 PM   #6 
  - Uh...  Pastiche423   Jul-05-08 10:07 PM   #48 
  - I already served. 8 years. No killing by me or my unit.  MH1   Jul-06-08 02:14 PM   #83 
     - You can put as many pretty words around it as you want  Pastiche423   Jul-06-08 03:25 PM   #90 
        - So, do you think this country shouldn't have a military?  MH1   Jul-06-08 03:38 PM   #92 
           - Did I say that?  Pastiche423   Jul-06-08 04:28 PM   #97 
              - Then what does your comment have to do with the discussion?  MH1   Jul-06-08 04:47 PM   #98 
  - It's the ONLY way.... unfortunately....  bobbolink   Jul-06-08 04:01 PM   #94 
     - Bingo. nt  MH1   Jul-06-08 04:49 PM   #99 
  - Gotcha, Tom.  JohnnyLib2   Jul-05-08 06:16 PM   #9 
  - Ackety pukers!  lonestarnot   Jul-05-08 06:19 PM   #14 
  - That IS disturbing  Tangerine LaBamba   Jul-05-08 06:19 PM   #15 
  - That is odd.  HeresyLives   Jul-05-08 06:19 PM   #16 
  - Now you know where the Novato folks go to watch fireworks  CreekDog   Jul-05-08 06:22 PM   #18 
  - Now THAT is damned funny!  TomInTib   Jul-05-08 06:24 PM   #19 
  - LOL.  sfexpat2000   Jul-05-08 10:16 PM   #52 
     - oh no you didn't compare San Mateo to Novato!  CreekDog   Jul-06-08 03:50 AM   #58 
        - Well. My brother lives in San Mateo. And so do enough conservatives  sfexpat2000   Jul-06-08 01:07 PM   #75 
           - Well, conservatives are heavily outnumbered in San Mateo  CreekDog   Jul-07-08 12:43 AM   #103 
              - I wasn't at war that day though, I was an invisible wife  sfexpat2000   Jul-07-08 01:16 AM   #104 
  - This country is a mess. I have noticed the steady move toward . . .  papapi   Jul-05-08 06:30 PM   #20 
  - Inculcation of the war culture is real. You are not seeing things.  lonestarnot   Jul-05-08 06:31 PM   #21 
  - My thoughts exactly when I see infants and toddlers in camo clothing. It begins early.  CLW   Jul-05-08 08:45 PM   #37 
  - Do you see a coincidence with the increase in  malaise   Jul-05-08 06:33 PM   #22 
  - Most definitely. My friend has destroyed two copies of . . .  papapi   Jul-05-08 07:19 PM   #25 
     - It's a fugging mess  malaise   Jul-05-08 09:13 PM   #39 
     - I know I was lucky. Growing up in the south but my parents . . .  papapi   Jul-05-08 09:30 PM   #40 
     - Even on DU there are many who defend violent video games as simply "entertainment."  CrispyQGirl   Jul-06-08 10:21 AM   #66 
  - Now that is freaky stuff  blues90   Jul-05-08 08:04 PM   #31 
  - I've been flipped off several times when I put this sticker in my truck window.  CrispyQGirl   Jul-05-08 06:42 PM   #23 
  - Impugning their armchair courage, eh?  aquart   Jul-05-08 06:55 PM   #24 
  - Do they make a magnet?  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-05-08 10:08 PM   #49 
  - No magnet.  CrispyQGirl   Jul-06-08 09:41 AM   #63 
  - Excellent sticker n/t!  Altean Wanderer   Jul-07-08 06:28 PM   #106 
  - Move to Tennessee..  Ahpook   Jul-05-08 07:20 PM   #27 
  - A little respect, if you please. That was the Bushes, the Cheneys,  JohnnyLib2   Jul-05-08 07:22 PM   #28 
  - I also observed something frightening last night  GoldenOldie   Jul-05-08 08:22 PM   #35 
     - That's a tough load for him and the entire family. My very best wishes.  JohnnyLib2   Jul-05-08 08:30 PM   #36 
     - Love, to you and your Grandson.  TomInTib   Jul-05-08 08:57 PM   #38 
  - I understand how you feel , I only heard fireworks  blues90   Jul-05-08 08:07 PM   #32 
  - It's not patriotism in the best sense, it's more mob mentality.  NYC_SKP   Jul-05-08 08:13 PM   #33 
  - Very Disturbing. Sometimes I Feel Like A Stranger In My Own  lligrd   Jul-05-08 08:21 PM   #34 
  - Here ya go...  Echo In Light   Jul-05-08 09:34 PM   #41 
  - I just didn't enjoy the 4th this year like I normally have.  GardeningGal   Jul-05-08 09:42 PM   #42 
  - Yah - everyone who enjoy fireworks should be shot at.  BlooInBloo   Jul-05-08 09:44 PM   #43 
  - Well, I see you're no less of a schmuck who will post anything just to be  Redstone   Jul-05-08 11:03 PM   #56 
  - We have the Blue Angels here  JNelson6563   Jul-05-08 09:49 PM   #46 
  - Some of us get your point Tom, some don't  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-05-08 10:03 PM   #47 
  - Creepy. Maybe there were a lot of tourists there?  sfexpat2000   Jul-05-08 10:13 PM   #51 
  - Having been within half a mile of an Arc Light strike, and having called in a gun run from  Redstone   Jul-05-08 10:17 PM   #53 
  - Americans have no experience  Karenina   Jul-06-08 06:09 AM   #60 
  - It is disturbing, indeed.  SpookyCat   Jul-05-08 10:18 PM   #54 
  - I've always felt like a stranger in the US.  alarimer   Jul-05-08 11:22 PM   #57 
  - Primal archetypal behavior  fputtz   Jul-06-08 04:57 AM   #59 
  - That really creeps me out.  glitch   Jul-06-08 11:08 AM   #67 
  - I live in the 'deep south' and have never - even in the-  axollot   Jul-06-08 11:57 AM   #72 
  - Tom, my cable teevee system (Verizon FIOS) has ......  Husb2Sparkly   Jul-06-08 11:21 AM   #69 
  - "Pajamahadeen"  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 02:02 PM   #78 
  - "Pajamahadeen"!  TahitiNut   Jul-06-08 02:12 PM   #82 
  - The right stole the fourth. I hate it now. Never go out..  Joanne98   Jul-06-08 11:27 AM   #70 
  - If it wasn't 4th of July  delaware97   Jul-06-08 11:28 AM   #71 
  - No, that was the finale  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 02:08 PM   #79 
  - Hey, the national anthem is all about "the bombs bursting in air"  mnhtnbb   Jul-06-08 12:00 PM   #73 
  - perhaps you were invaded by revelers  musette_sf   Jul-06-08 02:12 PM   #81 
  - Hey there!  TomInTib   Jul-06-08 02:38 PM   #87 
  - Hah, my thoughts exactly  dotcosm   Jul-07-08 12:33 AM   #101 
  - this is why i hate to go out in crowds of any kind, but particularly July 4 events. yikes.  nashville_brook   Jul-06-08 04:02 PM   #95 
  - I think we should round up all those loud Folks and take them out behind...  BlueJazz   Jul-07-08 10:07 PM   #112 
  - I was thinking yesterday about all those who've survived war.  knitter4democracy   Jul-06-08 05:21 PM   #100 
  - I spent the 4th with my grandfather  tammywammy   Jul-07-08 12:43 AM   #102 
     - Yes, some vets "don't have a problem" with it... many do.  bobbolink   Jul-07-08 06:07 PM   #105 
  - Uh huh.  Bornaginhooligan   Jul-07-08 06:34 PM   #107 
  - I've never seen behavior like that here in the Boston area  Marrah_G   Jul-07-08 06:38 PM   #108 
  - Wow ... in MARIN?  Ignis   Jul-07-08 07:49 PM   #109 
  - Why the fuck  Codeine   Jul-07-08 08:58 PM   #110 
  - What distinguishes a 'fighter-borne" missle from any other  deaniac21   Jul-07-08 09:04 PM   #111 

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