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Washington Post bemoans how July 4th 'most
polluted day of the year' because of fireworks

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/4/2023 9:06:57 AM

Climate reporters for the Washington Post lectured how fireworks from 4th of July celebrations will exacerbate air pollution caused by recent wildfires. As millions of Americans prepare to celebrate the nation’s founding with a traditional fireworks display, climate reporters Kasha Patel and Kate Selig warned that these displays spread harmful pollutants. The piece went as far as to refer to the holiday as "the most polluted day of the year." (Snip) "At a time when climate change is exacerbating air pollution and wildfires, we need to find cleaner substitutes for fireworks, especially in areas with poor air quality," Magavern said.


Dems doing what they do best - trying to demonize American traditions and be the skunk at the picnic.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 7/4/2023 9:12:44 AM (No. 1505533)
...and the horse you rode in on, ComPost.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Cindiana 7/4/2023 9:13:56 AM (No. 1505536)
OP, "be the skunk at the picnic" is pure poetry! I'm definitely adding that one to my repertoire. Thank you!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 7/4/2023 9:16:27 AM (No. 1505538)
Serious question: do the ComPost fools BELIEVE this drivel? Or was this the faxed talking point for today?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: michel-de-fer 7/4/2023 9:17:46 AM (No. 1505540)
As a public service, WaPo should have done their part to reduce pollution by not publishing for the day.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951 7/4/2023 9:20:53 AM (No. 1505542)
It must be awful to be so totally joyless. Fireworks - bad, BBQ - bad, ice - bad, friends driving to your home to celebrate - bad, loving America - bad, flying to visit family - bad (except for the elite), being normal - bad. It goes on and on. Life is messy but there is still a lot to enjoy. They really do want us living in a cave, eating bugs, using candles and making shadow animals on the wall for entertainment. It sucks to be them. Don't be them.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rob_NC 7/4/2023 9:28:37 AM (No. 1505550)
...any stories on the smoke from Canada...even here in NC it's prevalent.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler 7/4/2023 9:32:31 AM (No. 1505554)
FO WaPoo
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Pearson365 7/4/2023 9:32:59 AM (No. 1505556)
Ah, but sending 2.5 to 3.5 million artillery shells, 20 to 30 million rounds of bullets, 5,000+ anti-tank rockets, 3,000+ HIMAR rockets as well as bombs, land mines and more to Ukraine to explode is fine with the WaPo. Not to mention the hundreds of artillery pieces and armored vehicles Biden has provided to explode these munitions. And the thousands of miles flown by Air Force transports to get these munitions and weapons to Ukraine, But one day to celebrate America’s founding, that’s pollution..
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 7/4/2023 9:36:58 AM (No. 1505564)
Wash Post bird-cage liner say July 4th most polluted day of year. I take issue with that statement. I live in the Northeast part of the country and have been breathing the "most polluted day" for weeks now as smokey air from Canadian wildfires have made breathing and just getting to the next breath my favorite past time.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/4/2023 9:40:47 AM (No. 1505568)
I love the smell of napalm in the evening. Bug off WAPO.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 7/4/2023 9:42:26 AM (No. 1505571)
IT’S ONE FREAKIN' DAY OF THE YEAR!! Can you imagine being around these people all the time? They have no joie de vivre. What miserable and unhappy lives they lead worrying about nothing. In addition, they think of themselves as intellectual and sophisticated when they are nothing but narrow minded little twerps.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bad-hair 7/4/2023 9:44:19 AM (No. 1505573)
Let's start a WAPO thread I've seen Bird Cage Liner above. I'll add Fish Wrapper. Everybody chip in for some Fourth Fun. God Bless America.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 7/4/2023 9:49:21 AM (No. 1505579)
Just ignore all those man made forest fires up in Canada that have largely offset all green initiatives in one fell swoop. Oh wait! The narrative is climate change is to blame for that too. Maybe they should just ban smoke.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 7/4/2023 9:51:08 AM (No. 1505583)
The guy owns how many jets, helicopters and yachts?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: downnout 7/4/2023 10:13:38 AM (No. 1505616)
Who didn’t see this coming? -
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Reply 16 - Posted by: moebellini3 7/4/2023 10:20:07 AM (No. 1505628)
There's only one pollutant in this country and it's democrats. How about the trail of garbage the illegals have left behind, how about the tons of waste and trash the homeless create every day in democratic run cities. Democrats, the illiterates of the climate hoax. Pathetic.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bpl40 7/4/2023 10:24:41 AM (No. 1505637)
Start fireworks on Juneteenth and they will suddenly become nonpolluting. Just like BLM crowds were non contagious because they were fighting against 'systemic racism'.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 7/4/2023 10:32:53 AM (No. 1505648)
#12, weed barrier.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: mc squared 7/4/2023 10:40:48 AM (No. 1505661)
Canadians should have kept their wildfire smoke up north, eh?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Maggie2u 7/4/2023 11:01:02 AM (No. 1505678)
Call them what they are, Neo-Puritans. No joy, no celebrations, no happiness, no laughing. Just kneel down to the goddess Gia while offering the human sacrifices of babies to their pagan gods Moloch and Baal.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Krause 7/4/2023 11:47:47 AM (No. 1505713)
Well, they had to find something bad to say about America today,,,,and this is what they came up with.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Namma 7/4/2023 1:33:46 PM (No. 1505778)
Have you watched the weather channel? Now the weatherperson gives sermons on how so much smoke from the fireworks is polluting the air! And FOR OUR OWN GOOD, we should have drone shows instead of fireworks. Oh and a drone show can even show an American flag! It's just beautiful!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: JimBob 7/4/2023 1:34:28 PM (No. 1505780)
The smoke from the fireworks all across the Nation are nothing compared to the FILTH that spews EVERY DAY from the Washington PooPoo and their fellow Communists at the Noo Yawk Slymes.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: SweetPea3 7/4/2023 2:06:11 PM (No. 1505797)
And yet WahPoo has never reported on China and all the pollution from fireworks celebrating Chinese New Year.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Ditto1958 7/4/2023 2:29:38 PM (No. 1505805)
Some cities have replaced fireworks with drone shows. How dumb are liberals? Drones, mostly made in china are constructed primarily from plastics made from oil. They use batteries made from dangerous elements that need electricity to be charged. They will soon end up in landfills. This is not better for the environment but is probably worse.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: SouthernYankee 7/4/2023 2:40:39 PM (No. 1505811)
Anything that pisses off the bezos post is a very good thing.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem 7/4/2023 3:04:55 PM (No. 1505822)
Can we add "permits Fourth of July fireworks and has really good displays" to the list of criteria for sorting out states into free and unfree? I think it counts alongside "audits the vote," and etc.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MissMann 7/4/2023 11:19:44 PM (No. 1506011)
Moving from Commiefornia to beautiful East Tennessee: I'm hearing non-stop fireworks, bought from the pop-up tents in large retail parking lots all over the place, for the last few days! I can't stop smiling! If you are stuck in a forsaken Blue state, get out. Come keep the Red states red and see what it is like to be surrounded by Americans that love America and all she is founded on.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/4/2023 11:52:07 PM (No. 1506016)
Rest easy leftists, today's fireworks are tomorrow's birds' nests.
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