You'll remember back in July when I handed out this little warning ahead of Independence Day: "My best to everybody for the holiday weekend. And remember to boycott fireworks -- they are a militarist glorification of war!"
Well I was glad to see that someone else has also taken up the fight against fireworks, albeit for the wrong reasons. That man is President Elect Barack Obama. From the NY TImes (on Obama's inauguration):
"[...I]n one early sign that the celebrations are likely to be somewhat scaled back, Mr. Obama canceled fireworks on election night in Grant Park in Chicago, telling his advisers that the times were too serious for that type of festivity."
Score one for the good guys here...a fireworks-free election party.