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What’s the best thing about the Fourth of July?

Response Percent Votes
Picnics and barbecues with friends and family.
41% 280
A day off.
33% 222
The fireworks.
19% 129
Knowing there is still another five weeks until school starts.
5% 39
Total 670


rollcar 9 years, 10 months ago

Holy cow I get SOOOOO tired of hearing people complain about West Lawrence. It doesn't even matter the subject, it's all about blaming the "rich" people on the West side of town. Bad roads in East Lawrence? Blame West Lawrence. Sales suffering downtown? Blame West Lawrence. Don't like the chosen location of the FREE fireworks display? Blame West Lawrence. If George Bush were a Lawrencian, I bet he would live in West Lawrence. Probably even (gasp) west of Wakarusa!So you chose character over creature comforts when selecting your home, congratulations. Perhaps someone else has different priorities. What business is it of yours how people choose to spend their money?If the residents of West Lawrence truly are the ultra-rich, antisocial, self-absorbed people that they are portrayed to be in the recurring comments we've all seen on these message boards, then we should be thanking them for pumping so many dollars into our local economy, tax coffers, etc., while not burdening us with their elitist presence in the "real" parts of town. It makes me wonder who it is that really has the superiority complex.

Tammy Copp-Barta 9 years, 10 months ago

what fireworks???? .. other than the Jaycees (which is stupid they moved them clear out to where the rich peoplellive with a puny excuse about people getting hurt .. uh been shooting them at the river for like 15 years and before that a Memorial Stadium!!) .. remember we live in Lawrence .. where you can't SHOT fireworks anymore unless they are snap-n-pops!!!

labmonkey 9 years, 10 months ago

Although I dislike firework bans, I am sitting in Bonner right now where I have heard nothing but popping all day with the realization I will probably not get to sleep for another three hours.....firework bans do have their upside.

Bossa_Nova 9 years, 10 months ago

not to mention our constitution. oh silly me, i forgot, potus did away with that old thing a long time ago.

fluxx 9 years, 10 months ago


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