The Fourth of July is nearly here, and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for lefty media twerps to find a way to ruin it.

And heeeeeeere’s Salon!

Read it and facepalm:

The most important lesson you learn on the environment beat is that nearly everything we humans do has consequences, oftentimes dangerous ones. And according to a new study from scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that includes celebrating our nation’s independence with fireworks displays, which cause levels of harmful particle pollution to spike significantly each July 4th.

Yeah? And?

Hate to break it to you, Salon, but we’re still here. We’ve somehow managed to celebrate our independence for years and years without breathing ourselves to death.

Maybe that’s why Salon’s so annoyed.

Serious question: Would it kill Salon to let us have a little fun once in a while?

Geez. Salon, shut up already. Leave us — and Independence Day — alone: