Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Predictable: Salon.com Comes Out Against 4th of July Celebrations, But Not For Usual Reasons

Please minimize your fireworks display this July 4th as not to worsen global warming
and help prevent respiratory genocide in your neighborhood

Independence Day is upon us, which means that millions of patriotic Americans are preparing to celebrate our nation’s most important holiday. It also means that liberals, who hate America, are preparing to ruin the day like they do with every holiday. Salon took a unique approach this year. Instead of going for the “it supports slavery” or “it promotes the killing of indigenous people” crap, they went with the “4th of July causes air pollution, contributes to global warming, and kills people” thing.

Those 4th of July fireworks spectaculars are causing huge spikes in dangerous air pollution author Lindsay Abrams warns:
"The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th......"
I learned a very important lesson last year, which is just because there is a case to made for not setting off fireworks doesn’t mean people are going to be receptive to the idea, and they’ll probably send you angry emails that, just saying, are very much not in the holiday spirit. So to all those who say a little potential “premature death and adverse cardiovascular [and respiratory] effects“ is a small price to pay for celebrating America, I say, power to you."
Abrams just said that 4th of July fireworks cause premature death and lung disease. It’s not that she isn’t in the holiday spirit; she straight up hates America. She resents the freedom and history of this country so much that she’s trying to ruin the celebration with lies in the pettiest way possible.

Maybe there’s a reason no one invited her to a 4th of July barbecue.