In Andrews its the volunteer firefighters who are trained up to do the fireworks. Great bunch of guys – and gals – who ask for a prayer before starting what always involves danger. All were safe as we celebrated freedom from tyranny.
England? Tyranny? Yes. That’s why we have the free exercise of religion listed among the inalienable rights endowed by God to all people who are all created equal. Everywhere else it’s the government who pretends to bestow any rights if there are any at all, but if a mere government can bestow rights, they can be taken away in the same manner.
Here are some still pics, and then some videos. For one of the tiniest towns anywhere, we have one of the best celebrations in the country.
Some of our volunteer Firefighters came by the other day and mulched up the inner sanctum so that it’s less muddy for Shadow-dog and Laudie-dog. The dogs are totally spoiled, that is, in local pronunciation, “rewnt,” um, ruined.
Meanwhile… meanwhile… the town of Andrews seemingly has not been treating our firefighters in any good way even while they risk their lives on a daily basis for us all. Their equipment is waaaaaaay out of date, and therefore dangerous. Seemingly, no one really cares enough to solve all of this in any effective manner.
And even worse, it seems our town firefighters are locked out for the longest time from emergency calls, it seems for political reasons. Beep! but then no message. Then you hear the county fire department going to the call while the town is locked out. I’m just hypothesizing, but I’m thinking that this seemingly purposely faulty communication is putting the local populace at mortal danger for political ends. Just wait until someone dies because our firefighters don’t show up and the family has an attorney. I’m wondering if those who are seemingly negligent, you know, seemingly on purpose, will all end up in prison.
I mentioned this seeming negligence to someone, saying that firefighters might die because of how poorly they are equipped. That person said, to my horror, “Let them die. Let them all die. That’s the only way people will learn.” I’m still horrified, a year later. Firefighters are the cream of the crop.