ghare: Oh, I thought it was because of the homos.
MyRandomName: Bills and laws in general should be direct, well defined, and concise.
vygramul: give me doughnuts: vygramul: whidbey: Gyrfalcon: "They call the wind sequestraton" doesn't have the same rhythm, but okay.OK, Mark Russell. You get right on that. ;)Wasn't The Winds of Sequestration a Herman Wouk novel?No, you're thinking of the children's book Wind in the Sequestration.I've got it! It was a Hendrix song: The Wind Cries Sequestration.
clowncar on fire: foo monkey: Unless they were embryonic firefighters, I don't think the GOP gives a shiat.So is this partisan poop you just pulled out of your ass or have you got some sort of citation to go along with that? Seriously- you political hacks are just noise.
Gyrfalcon: "They call the wind sequestraton" doesn't have the same rhythm, but okay.
rewind2846: Now I know you's trollin'. Lemme 'splain' something... out here in the real world we have these creatures called "lawyers". These lawyers have nothing to do all day but look for loopholes in laws so that they can get the people who are paying them out of jail, a reduced or eliminated fine, denial of guilt, and so on. This means that a law must be written to cover EVERY SINGLE HAPPENSTANCE AND LOOPHOLE, and sometimes that takes a lot of words. Sometimes big ones with lots of syllables.
Gyrfalcon: In the midst of all this, spare a thought for the survivor of the Granite Mt. Hotshots...a 21 year old firefighter who was the lookout that day, who had just called his 19 other brothers to tell them the fire had turned, he could see it from the ridge where he was posted, and he was getting the hell out of there. A few minutes later, they were all dead except for him.Knowing firefighters and young men as I do, I fully expect him to eat a bullet before the year is out, next to their graves or on the smoky ruins of that hillside, unless he is getting all kinds of support and reassurance that this was NOT HIS FAULT--and nobody else's fault either except that biatch Mother Nature. If you are of a praying bent, give this young man some prayers, and if not, give him whatever mental support you can. And hope he's not another survivor like the ones we don't hear about from Oklahoma City and 9/11 who let the political bickering pass them by.
salvador.hardin: I'm kind of surprised that no one has found a way to blame it on Obama. Yet.
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Lsherm: I'm not sure what the best answer is to prevent something like this from happening in the future. I suppose you could have a helicopter with a water bucket shadow crews on the ground, but I'm not even sure that's possible because of the intense heat from the fire and the wind patterns, not to mention fueling logistics. I also don't know that one bucket of water would have been enough to save these guys even if they were directly under it when it dropped.
rewind2846: MyRandomName: Alphax: gadian: Wait, it's been so long that I'm confused on the scoring. Which side thinks the sequester stuff is cool right now?Probably the ones that think that Congress passing the least amount of laws ever is a good thing.Are we counting individual bills or by total page count? Congress seems dead set only passing bills longer than 1000 pages.You're not one of those people who judge a bill's worth by the number of pages it contains, are you?Cause that's a really, really stupid reason... should everything written fit on a bumper sticker?
MyRandomName: Alphax: gadian: Wait, it's been so long that I'm confused on the scoring. Which side thinks the sequester stuff is cool right now?Probably the ones that think that Congress passing the least amount of laws ever is a good thing.Are we counting individual bills or by total page count? Congress seems dead set only passing bills longer than 1000 pages.
randomjsa: I was not aware that the sequester could cause sudden unexpected shifts in wind directionSo first it was climate change and now its sequester... What other hot button political item can we get somebody to run forward screaming about in the wake of a tragedy?Alternately I know it would somehow be Bush's fault if he were in office now, since everything that happened at every level across the country was always his fault.
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