Never ones to say, "Hey, maybe we should change our mind because circumstances have changed," the Lubbock Country Commissioners are standing by their ban on skyrockets and 'rockets with fins.'

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So recent rains are giving us hellacious dust storms, knee-high weeds and battalions full of mosquitoes. What they are not giving you is a break on some aerial fireworks for this 4th of July.

So the county has banned skyrockets with or without the scooter stick. I guess they don't really know what you guys are doing with fireworks. Heck the most dangerous things I've ever seen were done with sparklers. Have you ever heard of a sparkler bomb? What about just bending a sparkler into a "u" and throwing it around trees and power lines?  Now, I don't want you little miscreants to do ANY of the things I've mentioned, but they are TAME compared to some of the fireworks mods that I've seen on YouTube. The stuff I just saw made me feel like I was going to get put on a "watchlist" or something.

Speaking of taking regular fireworks and making them dangerous. Here's a video of 1,126 firework "snakes" going off at the same time. Believe it or not, it's just as boring as one, with the exception that it makes a giant pool of flaming crawling ooze.