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On 3 Nov 2005 at 7:46am mick wrote:
So how many Pay and Display machines are you going to blow up this year?
How many pets and other animals are going to be frightened to death?
How many old people will be afraid to leave their homes?
Is it really worth it?
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 7:57am me wrote:
yes
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 8:01am Captain of noisy things wrote:
1. P & D machines: As many as possible I hope.
2. Pet owners have had 400 years notice to keep there pets indoors for a night.
3. I dont see many old people wandering the streets of Lewes on a saturday night anyway.
Well done Mick, possibly the weakest argument against bonfire I've seen
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 10:27am Smiler wrote:
If your pets get that scared it might be an idea to move them to somewhere where they'll be ok.
Just a thought, should you need any further assistance with thinking just let me know.
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 1:28pm mick wrote:
Which goes to show that mine is not the only complaint.
Why do most, although not all, of the people of Lewes think that they have got a god given right to commit acts that on any other day of the would get them arrested. And please don't give me the "tradition" argument.
It was tradition to burn witches and bear bait.
Fortunately most of the country has moved on. Unfortunately Lewes seems incapable and has to live in the past.
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 1:35pm Mystic Mog wrote:
I do not watch football - not even a world cup but it does not make me question the basic value of the game to others. In the same way with bonfire, some may dislike but do not wish to stop others from enjoying it.
Would not life be dull if we were only allowed to do things that everyone accepted. There are choices to life, such as were one lives. It is not as if bonfire is a new tradition.
Live and let live.
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 3:58pm Captain of noisy things wrote:
Well said Mog. Some people are only happy when grumbling on about something. I expect Mick will be moaning about Christmas in a month or so, then about chocolate come Easter. Bonfire puts Lewes on the world map, We should all be proud of it. ps Mick, I've heard there's some lovely cheap houses for sale in Chippenham.
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 4:02pm Captain of noisy things wrote:
And the future's that good is it??
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 7:15pm Lewes Trousers wrote:
well said Mog. I remember on Blue Peter around Nov 5th john Noakes always gave recommendations on what to do with pets on bonfire nights
 
 
On 3 Nov 2005 at 8:48pm mick wrote:
I don't remember John Noakes suggesting tieing bangers to their tails or shoving them where the sun don't shine!!
And you are right Captain like bonfire Christmas starts about a month too early and along with Easter and Bonfire hardly anybody has any idea what they are supposed to be celebrating.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2005 at 12:38am Mystic Mog wrote:
Stopping bonfire because some people do terrible things would be wrong. It is like saying ban belongings because some people steal them.
 
 
On 4 Nov 2005 at 8:21pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
stop bitching Chippenham
 
 
On 5 Nov 2005 at 11:31am flames wrote:
the people who do things to pets are not doing it because its bonfire night they are just doing it because they are twats. Lewes bonfire night is a celebration and i cant see how you could link the celebrations in lewes to sticking fireworks to animals. You should be moning about why the people who do it just get a telling off when they should be sent to prision. STOP BITCHING ABOUT FIREWORKS I BET ALL YOU WHO MOAN ABOUT THEM LOVED THEM WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
On 5 Nov 2005 at 7:21pm Mark Rolfe wrote:
speak for yourself.I have never liked the dammed things.
 
 
On 6 Nov 2005 at 9:44am ModelCitizen wrote:
That was funny.
 
 
On 18 Nov 2005 at 5:47pm Blah Blah wrote:
If you dont like Bonfire take a trip to the estate agents and cash in on the over inflated house prices and bog off! This is what makes Lewes - nothing else.


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