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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

4th in Review

I was half asleep when I heard it, so I can't tell you if it was on WIP from Philadelphia or the internet feed of FOX Sports Radio, but one of the hosts called Independence Day the "holiday of bad choices."

Bingo!  It's the perfect description.

Submitted for your approval:  a deadly early morning ATV crash, a drowning where the victim bragged about all the drinking he was going to do over the holiday weekend, assorted fights, crashes, stabbings, and fireworks problems.

That's not to mention the guy in Texas who jumped in a pond, in spite of an alligator warning.  He died.  Then there's the guy in Maine who died while trying to launch fireworks from the top of his head.

You could search the internet and come up with a dozen more needless deaths and injuries.  At least a dozen.

Bad choices, indeed.

And the sad thing is, it happens every year.