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(Daily Mail)   "They are genuine heroes". President Obama praises first responders as he tours charred wreckage of smoldering Colorado neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires (w/photos) (tag is for the first responders)   ( divider line
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2012-06-30 02:08:16 AM  
5 votes:
Yep. Here comes big government to put out all of the fires that the local residents can't or choose not to put out for themselves. HOW WILL THESE PEOPLE EVER LEARN TO PUT OUT FIRES, POOPBAMA?!?!
2012-06-30 10:44:04 AM  
1 vote:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Except Bush isn't in office anymore, your dear sosholist leader is and he's not one damn bit better in a situation like this. Political grandstanding in a swing state while Colo burns. Fartbongo should stick to playing golf. It's all he's good for.

Uh huh. Guess you didn't like being called out for your inept comparison, eh? Obama is there as the fires are still raging. Bush flew over Katrina.

Are you going to whine at me again about golf? Cause that would be hilarious.
2012-06-30 09:22:36 AM  
1 vote:

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [ image 640x406]

Nero fiddles while Rome burns...

I like how you posted that on the same page as Bush with the guitar during Katrina. It's like you wanted everyone to see your fail in high definition.
2012-06-30 03:59:39 AM  
1 vote:

bugmn99: Yep. Here comes big government to put out all of the fires that the local residents can't or choose not to put out for themselves. HOW WILL THESE PEOPLE EVER LEARN TO PUT OUT FIRES, POOPBAMA?!?!

Your sarcasm isn't even coming close to the level of Weapons Grade Derp in our local papers here. There have been some lovely observations in the opinion columns lately about, among other things;
1) how the firefighters are parasitic leeches sucking on big governments teat,
2) the fire should be taken care of by the private sector,
3) people whose homes were in danger deserved to lose them for having put their houses there in the first place, and that resources should not be wasted saving those who were so 'liberal' as to just expect the government would come save them.
4) how the fires were, for various ill-defined reasons, directly and personally Obama's fault, and
5) (and my favorite) that fighting the fire is a blasphemous and presumptuous liberal attempt to try to alter 'God's Will', and that he chose to start the fires to punish us and he will choose when they end.

I shiat you not. Some letters are a combination of two or three of these tropes. Its like a whole mental wing of a retirement home got a writing assignment.
2012-06-30 03:26:44 AM  
1 vote:
Back in 1980, I was living in the mountaintop tourist community of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino in Southern California. In November of 1980, a couple of days before Thanksgiving, one of the worst wildfires in California broke out. It was called the Panorama fire, and 286 houses and four lives were lost.

My family and I tried to leave the mountain as quickly as possible. But my mother flatly refused. She wanted to stand her ground. While my stepfather, stepsister and I loaded up the pickup trucks, she sat and watched TV and drank herself nearly blind. Some sheriff deputies finally showed up and told us to bug out. Trying to drive down the Rim highway was an ordeal. It felt like it took a million years and we didn't get that far. There was smoke and ash and embers fling everywhere. The fire was trying to jump the highway and into the community where it would've been impossible to stop.

The only thing holding back the fire was a line of firefighters. There were a few places where the highway narrowed, and you could look over the side, and down below there were the firefighters who looked like a gang of Archangel Micheal's mates holding the line against the forces of Hell.

We finally got to Crestline, and we were told that we couldn't go any farther and we couldn't go back. If the firefighters couldn't hold the line, we were pretty much boned. My mom owned a little soup and sandwich in Crestline, so we had a place to be. The rest of the town was pretty much abandoned. So I decided to walk down main street and see what else was going on.

I ended up at the bowling alley. There were only two other people there: The manager and a female cashier. They had waited too long too. I wasn't much for bowling, but they did have a great arcade. I got a couple of rolls of quarters and started playing, Just as I finished off the last roll of quarters, a firefighter bust in through bowling alley's doors.

He was missing his headgear, along with half the hair on top of his head and and an eyebrow. You could barely tell what color his firefighting outfit was. And I swear to God that his ax was smoking. He then looks around, sees the female cashier, and walks up to her with a swagger that would make John Wayne envious.

"Fire's contained," he says to the girl, "Let's go get married."

And out of the bowling alley they ran.

A couple hours later, the fire emergency was over for us, and a couple more hours later, we were sleeping in our own beds.
2012-06-30 03:17:14 AM  
1 vote:

bugmn99: Yep. Here comes big government to put out all of the fires that the local residents can't or choose not to put out for themselves. HOW WILL THESE PEOPLE EVER LEARN TO PUT OUT FIRES, POOPBAMA?!?!

Residents should contract with private companies for firefighting and emergency services. This will reduce costs and improve service. People who don't pay will have to watch their homes and businesses burn down. Free markets FTW!
2012-06-30 03:10:35 AM  
1 vote:

BSABSVR: randomjsa: Well I'm glad to see Fark has moved on from laughing at massive fires and actively wishing more life loss and property damage... I wonder what changed their minds.

Oh wait, that's right! They did that when it was Texas on fire but now that its Colorado their hearts are totally with the people and the fire fighters.

Why it's almost as if Colorado's governor isn't talking about seceding and lynching Ben Bernanke and such!

Strange how that works.

Also, it's as if Colorado has one of the highest percentages of well educated people, as opposed to the festering cesspool of derp that is texass
2012-06-30 02:51:27 AM  
1 vote:

esteban9: Ya know, ya can certainly get by by showering only every 3 days. And even then, only washing the stinky bits.

Oops, wrong thread. Carry on.
2012-06-30 02:48:55 AM  
1 vote:
Ya know, ya can certainly get by by showering only every 3 days. And even then, only washing the stinky bits.
2012-06-30 02:24:47 AM  
1 vote:

Mildot: So, anyone know what started the fires???

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Nobody. They were always burnin' since the world's been turnin'.
2012-06-30 02:20:08 AM  
1 vote:
2012-06-30 02:11:36 AM  
1 vote:

Smeggy Smurf: If he hadn't cut the budget for equipping AC-130s with the fire fighting equipment we'd have hundreds of planes working instead of 8.

So now you're saying the government should have spent more money?
2012-06-30 02:11:03 AM  
1 vote:
Obama wants more firefighters! The private sector is doing fine, okay! Obama is responsible for not spending enough on firefighting planes! Radical, socialist, communist, Marxist, Obamacare, blah-blah-blah...

But seriously, cheers to these guys. Obama's no gem, but you don't see Romney rushing to the scene (if only for a photo op). But what does it matter when you can just terrify the middle with millions and millions of dollars worth of ads?
2012-06-30 02:10:24 AM  
1 vote:
Damn Obama politicizing the tragedy in Colorado for his own ego. He's just grandstanding. He should have just stayed home instead of just showing up for a photo op. His being there diverts needed resources from the firefighters, so he's just making things worse by being there.
2012-06-30 01:59:38 AM  
1 vote:
If Obama thinks these folks are genuine heroes, I bet they're actually socialists.

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