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Foxy Noem: FIREWORKS MEAN FREEDOM™!!! Department of Public Safety: Be Careful

The same day that Fox News tries to help Kristi Noem sell books by featuring her chapter whining about wanting it to be easier to shoot fireworks at Mount Rushmore, State Fire Marshal Paul Merriman issues this reminder to us all to be careful with the explosive symbols of freedom that go on sale across South Dakota today:

South Dakota’s Fire Marshal urges people who want to discharge fireworks this Fourth of July holiday to use them in a responsible and safe manner.

Firework sales begin in South Dakota on Monday, June 27, and continue through July 5. The final day to legally discharge fireworks is July 11.

“We understand that many people enjoy discharging fireworks, but at the same time we urge people to be careful,” said Fire Marshal Paul Merriman. “If not used properly, fireworks can be dangerous to people and property.”

Merriman said people should make sure they know what their local city or county rules or ordinances are in regards to handling fireworks. Even with the recent rains, Merriman said hot, dry conditions can still pose a potential risk for those using fireworks.

Other firework safety tips can be found here:

The state Fire Marshal’s Office is an agency of the state Department of Public Safety [Department of Public Safety, press release, 2022.06.27].

The latest UNL Drought Monitor report shows that the Black Hills remain in moderate drought. But Freedom! Gunpowder! Yee-haw!

DPS spokesman Tony Mangan sent out this press release. Mangan just got tapped for double duty as interim press secretary to Governor Noem while spokesboy Ian Fury is off campaigning for his boss. Mangan’s DPS salary is listed as $61,545.72; I wonder if Noem will double his pay for now having to speak out of both sides of his mouth.


  1. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-27 20:48

    Ah, yisss,.every single FreeDumb lovin’ patriotic neighbors of mine cut loose with bombs and fire-starting sh*t last Thursday, and it hasn’t let up. In my experience, it will continue until late July. Mmmmmm, cordite in the morning.

  2. Mark Anderson 2022-06-27 21:49

    FIREWORKS MEAN FREEDOM is good, WOMEN ARE WOMBS is also a good one for South Dakota. YOUR MIND IS YOURS, YOUR BODY IS THE STATES is a bit long. Now, FETUS FREEDOM FLAG FIREWORKS is meaningless drivel which is perfect for trumpies in South Dakota. They believe that a lifelong Manhatten boy loves them. They will believe anything. Let them shoot off their fireworks in hope.

  3. grudznick 2022-06-27 21:57

    Why do some libbies hate the flag and fun fireworks displays, which are very pretty? grudznick knows, but can’t tell you or I’d have to pop one of those little Champagne Confetti Poppers which create litter and are ecologically unsound.

  4. Curt 2022-06-27 22:03

    Grudz – We do not “hate the flag”. We despise those cloak themselves in it and pretend to be “patriots” while espousing some of the most hateful and seditious ideas the country has ever seen.
    Fireworks are a fire hazard and a poor excuse for air pollution. There is nothing patriotic about igniting Chinese gunpowder.

  5. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-28 16:42

    I have an idea, fellow “libbies.” Let’s discover where PatriotLad (grudz) pastures, fields, corrals, free ranges, stakes to trees, or otherwise stores his totally non-imaginary goats and I’ll bring the eleven, 997 gram M1000s, 4, 500 gram cakes, and 26 cherry bombs I have and “entertain” his goats.

    Just kidding. No liberal I’ve known has ever been such sadistic pr*cks as Reptilians or Conservatives to animals.

    I don’t give a d*rn about “the flag” because it means nothing now, and loud noises and shiny objects are just the soothing balm for patriotic conservatives, because it prevents them from thinking.

  6. cibvet 2022-06-28 17:50

    Yea Bonnie B !!

  7. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-28 18:09

    Holy molies, cibvet! Thank you, dear. Bonnie

  8. Bonnie B Fairbank 2022-06-29 16:41

    I’m an old softie when it comes to animals, but my best friend’s 17 y.o. dog Wishbone died on May sixth this year from sheer old age and an inoperable cancerous upper palate tumour. Wishbone had the best medical care my friend and I could afford, and we buried him on my property.

    Wishbone was a large dog, but hid, shivered, cowered, and urinated behind my friend’s toilet every year for nine years because of the illegal war zone around my property. Frankly, I’m glad Wishbone did not have to endure ANOTHER season of mental torture, but, FFS, quit torturing animals, you thoughtless twits. It’s not all about you and your mindless “patriotic” desire to blow sh*t up.

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