COSTA MESA — Today I got a phone call from Tom Hatch! I felt so special. It was an automated call so maybe I am not as special as I would like to believe. Still, I want to think I was on his mind. Tom called to give us all a safety lecture on fireworks and to assure us that the police will be out on all 3 nights that Roman Candles and Piccolo Pete’s will be blasting away and smoking up the Costa Mesa skies.
Tom informed me that only safe and sane fireworks are legal, and we should be considerate of our neighbors. It’s a good thing he’s letting us all know so now we can be assured that there will be no problems and everyone will follow the rules. Not really. It’s Friday, July 1st, not a legal day for fireworks, and I am hearing them going off all over town. Oh, and they are only allowed between the hours of 4 and 10 p.m. But it’s nearly 11 p.m. on a not so legal date, and festivities have begun. Maybe there are a few people Tom didn’t get around to calling.
Once again, the worst city council on the face of this earth has defied the will of the people that they were elected to represent. Well, not counting Mensinger, who wasn’t elected but rose slowly out of the black lagoon to take his place on the collective throne. Fireworks will be setting our city ablaze, hopefully not literally, for 3 full nights. God Bless America.
Tom told me in his message that if I were to spot anyone using illegal fireworks, I should call the police and they will quickly handle the situation. No they won’t. It’s not that they don’t want to. It simply isn’t possible. I know this from first hand experience as I have called the police as recently as last year, when at 11 pm on the 4th of July, the rockets red blaze was still a blazin’. I am telling you, there are more than safe and sane fireworks shooting off all over town. The sky lights up with the kind of fireworks you’d expect to see at Disneyland, or in China. The police are more than overwhelmed trying to keep a lid on things. The dispatcher last year told me that it is nearly impossible to track down where they are coming from even with the streets crawling with police. And this year we don’t even have enough police to effectively crawl the streets!
So, thank you guys for yet another jack hole move to further separate you from your neighbors. I am counting the days till you are just a distant memory in local politics and are blazing trails for the rest of The Tea Baggers, your REAL neighbors.