Where once freedom rang, the halls of government are now sucking the fun out of almost everything. They have their sticky crooked fingers in our football, they make you feel guilty about eating your weight in potato chips and you can't even enjoy a smooth, refreshing Marlboro while visiting loved ones in the hospital anymore! I once watch Quincy ash in the open cavity of a cadaver... and it was AWESOME!

So now what else can they completely ruin? Fireworks of course. Can't I loose and eye or the feeling in multiple digits without the oppressive regime bringing me down?

A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that fireworks are bad for your health.

Apparently tiny particles 30 times thinner than a human hair are left in the air after one explodes.  Breath enough of them in and you could suffer short or maybe long term effects. Which sure the same could be said as you sit in traffic next to a city bus.

And of course the language must be super scary...

You might cough, have shortness of breath, or have an asthma attack.  But they ultimately might lead to a heart attack, a stroke, or EARLY DEATH if you have heart or lung disease.

That doesn't scare me. It's my right as an American to travel to a neighboring state with lax fireworks restrictions, purchase the closest thing to a stick of dynamite and watch stuff blow up. BLOW UP REAL GOOD!