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6706 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Oct 2003 at 11:47 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-10-29 10:44:23 PM  
he didn't do much for jesus, stevie ray vaughn or jim croce.

what makes these idiots think they're so special?
2003-10-29 10:48:59 PM  
If there is a Supreme Being, He/She/It is probably screaming at them right now saying, "I gave you brains, now use them and get the fark outta there!"
2003-10-29 11:05:46 PM  
Weeding out the flock. Too bad they are probably endangering firefighters.
2003-10-29 11:26:54 PM  
So they basically are going to put the firefighters at more risk than they already are because they can't listen to reason?

Burn baby, burn.
2003-10-30 09:03:13 AM  
"Why didn't you save me, God?"

"Christ! I sent you a freakin helicopter! What MORE can I do?!!"
2003-10-30 10:07:33 AM  
Do you hear that sound? That's the sound of the almighty spirit of Darwin, coming for you!
2003-10-30 10:13:38 AM  
You're gonna burn in hell.
2003-10-30 10:30:20 AM  
Maybe God wants them to die and this is the most amusing way he can think of.
2003-10-30 11:48:27 AM  
must be republicans
2003-10-30 11:51:17 AM  
control beat me to it there. That joke's EXACTLY what this reminded me of.
2003-10-30 11:51:36 AM  
Here comes the Darwin!
2003-10-30 11:52:30 AM  
and God sent forth Trogdor the Burninator to strike down upon thee...
2003-10-30 11:52:58 AM  
"I refuse to prove that I exist," says God, "For proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing"
2003-10-30 11:53:08 AM  
If even a single firefighter is injured rescuing these monstrous asshats, any survivors should be put on trial for murder. Christ I hate people who trumpet their silly little faith when what they're really doing is putting the people they SHOULD have faith in--the firefighters--at a far greater risk than they would be otherwise.

Farking religious nutjobs.
2003-10-30 11:53:28 AM  
Is it the town or the residents who're surrounded? Kinda think o' that scene in keanu's Dracula with the ring of fire and... *sigh*. Nevermind.

Snorklin' with Sting.
Razin' Belize.
2003-10-30 11:53:30 AM  
elendilmir beat me to it
2003-10-30 11:53:50 AM  
if stevie ray had stayed behind snortin' coke and partying he'd be alive today
2003-10-30 11:54:06 AM  
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What a hero!
2003-10-30 11:54:34 AM  
This sounds like something out of a made-for-TV movie - I'm thinking along the lines of Victoria Principal or Loni Andrews and maybe, David Hasselhoff single-handedly fighting the fire and saving the town!!

They'll never live... this one down.
2003-10-30 11:54:56 AM  
control beat me to the joke and jay_vee beat me to the comment on it.

I'd better go limber up.
2003-10-30 11:56:09 AM  
I seem to recall from news reports that most of the people who have died so far also waited "until they saw the flames".

-/Invests in funeral urns
2003-10-30 11:56:24 AM  
"Mountain people" here in SoCal are really strange birds... they refer to anyone who doesn't live "on the hill" as "flatlanders" and view them with disdain.
If they could get away with it, they'd have segregated bathrooms and water fountains marked "locals only" and "flatlanders".

As evidenced by the article, their grip on reality is tenuous at best.
2003-10-30 11:57:54 AM  
These people deserve whatever they get. What if it was God's will that they leave and save their lives? How do they know what God wants. Dumbasses.
2003-10-30 11:58:01 AM  
As my Grandpappy used to say, "The good Lord helps thoes who help themselves." These asshats are not helping themselves or thoes poor firefighters who now have to deal with this crap.

(He didn't say exactly what we were supposed to help ourselves to tho.)
2003-10-30 11:58:37 AM  
These people deserve whatever they get. What if it was God's will that they leave and save their lives? How do they know what God wants. Dumbasses.
2003-10-30 11:59:28 AM  
"There are two things keeping us here," Rik Hardesty said, "faith, and the fact that the firefighters here are the baddest in the world." Mark Peterson, a firefighter with Big Bear Lake Fire Department, called those who refused to leave "crazy."

I want to watch their family members try to cash in these morons' life insurance.

Big tip for Mike Peterson and Co.: Don't throw away your life on these frickin morons!
2003-10-30 12:00:42 PM  
hmm... crispy idiots
2003-10-30 12:01:00 PM  
STUPID people, putting the firefighters at risk when they need rescuing.


2003-10-30 12:01:00 PM  
I guess they missed that line in the Bible that reads "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."
2003-10-30 12:01:21 PM  
Harry Truman thinks these people are nuts to stay...

[image from too old to be available]

No-prize to anyone who get it...
2003-10-30 12:01:44 PM  
Did these residents give the interview while they had their hands on the top of a hot stove ?
2003-10-30 12:04:33 PM  
"It's incredible. They're rewriting history with this fire," Peterson said. "Nobody knows where this thing is going to go."

Huh? Rewriting history? No, they WILL be history.
2003-10-30 12:04:44 PM  
"San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Jack Nelson drove through the city with his loudspeaker, announcing a mandatory evacuation and urging residents to evacuate.

"We're basically telling everyone to get out, but we can't push them out," Nelson said. "

I'm confused. Is it mandatory or not? If it is, why can't they push them out? If it isn't, why is that farktard telling them that?

Just go up to the people who want to say and have them sign a disclaimer reading:
"I know the fire fighters will do their best but if my property goes up in flames and my family dies, I can't sue because I'm stupid."
2003-10-30 12:04:55 PM  
2003-10-30 12:01:00 PM blitzd
I guess they missed that line in the Bible that reads "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

They probably subcribe to the "God is on the Atkins diet, so don't offer him chocolate" interpretation of that line.
2003-10-30 12:05:04 PM  
Firefighters cannot stop uncontrollable wildfires. That is why they are uncontrollable. Firefighters can just watch the asshat's homes burn to the ground and then have to go in and save their stupid asses.
2003-10-30 12:05:12 PM  
"One of the few business still operating was OJ's Doughnut shop..."

I wondered what happened to that guy.
2003-10-30 12:06:02 PM  
</I> damnit.
2003-10-30 12:06:24 PM  
The "baddest" firemen in the world.

Hunh, wouldn't that be a reason to not stay?

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2003-10-30 12:06:47 PM  
See this is why people like me laugh at religion. If one firefighter dies trying to save these jackholes my only hope is they commit mass suicide. Sometimes you just have to let stupid people die. I hope those firefighters realize that...
2003-10-30 12:07:33 PM  

Good call. It's been 23 years already?
2003-10-30 12:10:02 PM  

I think God knows better than to mess with mother nature when she's being biatchy.
2003-10-30 12:10:13 PM  
One of the few business still operating was OJ's Doughnut shop, which kept a steady supply of doughnuts and coffee flowing to sheriff's deputies
2003-10-30 12:11:20 PM  
Well, with Iraq thing going on, maybe an errant bomb or two during "training" could nail the town, burn it down and save a few firefighters before the fire gets thre. The townspeople would get to meet God, and everybody wins.

2003-10-30 12:11:22 PM  
I just think there is enough people praying that we might be safe," she said.


Works every time.
2003-10-30 12:12:37 PM  
let them burn, risking your own life because you are stupid is one thing, risking the firefighters as well is something else entirely, i vote for attempted murder.
2003-10-30 12:12:45 PM  

The loon from Mt St Helens, right?
2003-10-30 12:12:49 PM  
Maybe you guys can help me out here. I'm looking for the verse in the Bible where God tells man to "be a total moron". Any ideas?
2003-10-30 12:14:58 PM  
They should have given the residents that yellow tape and told them it was to help the ambulances find the bodies.
2003-10-30 12:19:22 PM  
I just think there is enough people praying that we might be safe," she said.
good lord. yes, prayer will stop the flames!

and charlton heston will raise his ak-47 to the sky, and teh sea of flames will part....

hmmm, anyone else think this is good karma return for salem?
2003-10-30 12:19:52 PM  
And I say verily unto you, the big purple ju-ju in the sky will protect you and comfort you. Feh! Why is it you never see Jewish people saying God will protect us? Because we know better.
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