The Thurston County Commissioners have decided to ban fireworks as one of their high priorities this month, and they have squeezed in a public hearing on Monday so that they can start the fireworks jihad before the July 4th holiday.

Thurston County is paying a high price for Sandra Romero's happiness
Thurston County is paying a high price for Sandra Romero’s schemes, but she doesn’t want anyone to celebrate her departure with fireworks…

Thurston County Commissioners Wolfe and Romero are ramping up their legislative agenda as both retire from the Thurston County Commission at the end of this year.  If the Thurston County Duo succeed in their efforts to ban fireworks, Thurston will be the sixth Washington State county to do so, but only the second one on the wet side of the state.  The five counties who already have fireworks bans are Franklin, Okanogan, San Juan, Spokane and Yakima counties.  For a complete list of counties and cities who have firework restrictions of some kind you can read the list linked here.

Commissioner Bud Blake is the only sane voice on the commision,

Jim Cooper doesn't always dress like a pirate, but when he does he carries a parrot
Jim Cooper doesn’t always dress like a pirate, but when he does he carries a parrot, and if he can become Commissioner he will support the fireworks ban as well as a local income tax

but he is outvoted right now by the Romero/Wolfe Duopoly.  Many residents of Thurston County view the next six months as Wolfe and Romero’s final scorched earth campaign to inflict as much harm, damage, and nanny-state  programs on the residents of Thurston County as possible.  Then the two aging politicians plan to retire on their taxpayer funded six-figure retirement packages and enjoy the show.  The Duo are also attempting to help their hand-picked candidate Jim Cooper who is running for Commissioner by passing as many ordinances as possible.  The theory is  Jim Cooper can focus on his goals of imposing a local income tax and other taxes and programs of wisdom instead of dealing with pedestrian goals like fireworks bans.  If you want to know your alternatives to Jim, read this article.

Seeing this could cost you $42,000

In addition to the proposed fireworks ban for all of Thurston County, they are planning to implement gems of innovative political genius like the following:

This is on top of the impressive accomplishments these stellar public servants have on their resume such as:

Fortunately for those who wish to celebrate July 4th this year, even if the Commissioners cram their fireworks ban through, state law requires that the ban won’t go into effect until next year (2017).  We won’t officially be violating the law until next year’s Independence Day.  Obviously, the Washington State Patrol has better things to do than charge every person celebrating on July 4th, so massive civil disobedience will be the predictable result of this pointless ban.

However, if you want the opportunity to tell the Commissioners what you think about this issue, you can come to the hearing Monday night (June 27th -5:30pm) (information linked here) or email them (go here and link directly to their emails).  Meanwhile, it appears that many of us will be violating another law in Thurston County next year.

More Background on Washington State Fireworks laws:

List of fireworks bans and ordinances by county and city

Washington State Law (RCW)

Washington State Administrative Code on Fireworks (State Patrol)

Governor Jay Inslee can’t ban fireworks, as much as he would like to do soNo More Fireworks on the 4th


Our Constitution begins with the phrase “we the people.”  It was the founder’s intent that government be created by the people, to serve the people.  It wasn’t their intention for the people to serve the government.  It was always intended that government which failed to serve the people should be “altered or abolished.”  Until we return to the founder’s intent, we remain We the Governed

For more background on Thurston County – read these articles:

The Truth about Jim Cooper

Five candidates battle for Thurston Commissioner Seat, but who are they?

Thurston County Auditor bends rules to help Allen Miller (and Jim Cooper)

Thurston County discovers new cash cow in the “Crap Tax”

What Happened to the County Charter Movement?

Thurston County Invents $42,000 pocket gopher tax for new homeowners

Thurston County Manager Cliff Moore quits, will now plague the City of Yakima

Thurston County spends $8 million and 18 years to make a $4 million empty building worth $2 million

Thurston County spends $5k for a $3k computer, then loses 12 of them

Thurston County finds missing $60k computer inventory, uses 3 card monte excuse

Thurston County punishes rural serfs again

Sandra Romero – the $200 million Commissioner

Thurston County Commissioners Deny the Reality of Math

Hunters fighting to stop Thurston County’s gun ordinance

A Plague of Consequences in Thurston County

Thurston County Bag Ban – Paper or Plastic?

Stifling Human Ingenuity

Thurston County to Citizens:  Living here is a real gamble

Childish Political Leadership in Thurston County is costing Taxpayers Millions

Thurston County Demonstrates How Not to Build a Jail

Tales of Tyranny – Bert Wasch Story – Thurston County denies his right to build a home for 5 years

Tales of Tyranny – Misti Chastain – Thurston County attempts to destroy her farm business

Tales of Tyranny – Jay Howell – Thurston County costs family thousands of dollars and takes most of the use of their property for a gopher

Tales of Tyranny – Chris Weaver – Thurston County makes him a criminal for hurting a gopher

Union Protests Incompetent Thurston County Commissioner


  1. The County Septic tank regulators know they are NOT using best available science. They have hidden a $15 kick back from pumper companies inside the fee from the private data service which the pumpers are forced to use. You pay the pumper to pump your tank based upon a fake requirement of pumping once every 3 years. The pumper has to pay a fee to file his report with a specific private company. The private data company gives a kickback to Thurston County of $15 for the lucrative deal. Can you spell RICO?

  2. Thurston County sounds like a communist run County !! Ludicrous to think you can tax septic tanks on people’s private property ! Have you lost your freaking minds ??? It’s time for We the people to stand up to the County !! You are acting like money hungry jerks!! Where did you come from, California ?? Leave, go back you bunch of Commies 👎👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿

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