I hate fireworks. At least sometimes I know that's not popular around the 4th of July. Really its not popular anytime. I like firecrackers in the sink on our show. I like explosives over the phone. I like them on the big screen. But I don't really like fireworks in the sky, or more importantly, I hate them in our neighborhood. Let me separate the types for a moment. I don't hate fireworks displays for cities and communities. I just am not interested. If you've seen one fireworks show, you have seen them all. Unless its bigger and better then any display from ever before, I feel likes its watching a movie you've already watched and didn't really find it great the first time. I get that other people like them. My wife likes them, so I'll go with her if she wants. But, it would never be my idea.
In the neighborhood, I hate all fireworks. I don't want to watch your display of crappy legal or bare legal fireworks in the your front yard. I don't want to hear them all night long. And I definitely don't want to hear them night after night for a week and a half before and two weeks after the 4th of July.
So if you have to, blow the hell out of stuff on the 4th! Its your right, and some would say duty, to celebrate America's beginnings. But shut it down on the 5th. There's no need to be an asshole.