"You still can't mix red and blue."
-- David W. White of Charlotte
"Maybe they shouldn't have started all the DNC protests at once."
-- Mike Tuggle, Charlotte
"Who knew Obama's 'Wow Factor' would only last 20 seconds?"
-- Mark Loper, Concord
"Dr. Morrison said he was going to start out slow."
-- Bill McGloughlin, Charlotte
"Looks like the European crisis is finally playing out."
-- Steven A. Meckler, Charlotte
"It's the Tea Party budget: blow everything up and be left with nothing 15 seconds later."
-- David Hyman, Charlotte
"It's Gov. Haley's ego!"
-- Carolyn Hudson, Columbia, S.C.
"These fireworks were inherited from the previous administration."
-- Steve Alexander, Charlotte
"They were wrong about fracking."
-- From several readers
Thanks for all your entries. Here's a few of the other better lines we received:
"This wasn't the energy merger we were expecting."
"Sure am enjoying these Duke/Progress fireworks."
"Wall Street finally imploded."
"Made in Iran."
"Nothing like an election year . . . "
"The debt ceiling debate started early."
"It's Mitt at the NAACP."
"So this is how John Boehner gets his tan!"