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(USA Today)   Jan Brewer to appeal FEMA's rejection of AZ emergency aid application for funds to help them pay for fighting the Yarnell wildfire. Where are your bootstraps now?   ( usatoday.com) divider line
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2013-09-06 10:19:51 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: More compassion from the Obiwan.

2013-09-06 10:21:42 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: Weaver95: HotIgneous Intruder: More compassion from the Obiwan.

So you turned socialist too eh?

Fark Obama.

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2013-09-06 10:22:55 AM  
I forget, was it Arizona that reclassified some of the dead and injured firefighters as part time workers, or was that another state?
2013-09-06 10:23:36 AM  

grumpfuff: Weaver95: Aristocles: I guess Obama doesn't care about those people.

When did you become a socialist?

Weaver95: HotIgneous Intruder: More compassion from the Obiwan.

So you turned socialist too eh?


And for those of you biatching about Sandy vs this fire, most of you can shut up. The damage Sandy did is many, many times larger than damage this fire did. Arizona Republicans whined about Sandy money, but now suddenly it's ok? Go fark yourselves.

Pretty much this; RWers can go fark themselves with Peter North's dildo with their bootstrap bullshiat.
2013-09-06 10:25:09 AM  
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Fear not, Arizonans, this brave volunteer has offered to urinate on the site of the fire, perhaps maybe kick a song, too, while he's at it.
2013-09-06 10:25:35 AM  

sugardave: spmkk: Satanic_Hamster: "Brewer was also asked if the state could use its surplus to help the community recover. She maintained it is the federal government's responsibility.
"We all pay taxes into the federal government, and this is a disaster, and it's a unique situation of a community up in rural Arizona that has been completely, totally destroyed," Brewer said. "Financially, it is not, I don't believe, Arizona's responsibility."

They also pay Arizona state taxes as well, so why doesn't the state pay for it?  How is it a federal matter?  Did the fire cross state lines?"

WTF? IIRC, Katrina didn't cross state lines, but I'm pretty sure Louisiana leaned on the federal government for financial help with the aftermath. In a similar vein, New York City runs a budget surplus every single year -- that didn't stop anyone from asking for federal help after Sandy destroyed parts of the city. As we speak, there's a bunch of federally-funded firefighters in California helping to put out the Yosemite fire. Why the outrage here, suddenly?

Outrage?  Looks more like a heaping serving of "fark you, you partisan hack" to me.

This; it's all well and good to talk about how government funding is "SOCIALISM"...until the very people who blasted it need it.
2013-09-06 01:05:38 PM  

Farkin_Crazy: Maybe if they just built a wall around fires it would keep them out?

I hope they are checking its papers
2013-09-06 03:12:42 PM  

abb3w: "spmkk: IIRC, Katrina didn't cross state lines

Possibly technically correct, as the Gulf of Mexico is not usually counted as a "state line", and I can't tell whether it fell below hurricane strength before the eye crossed the border to Mississippi. However, it's the sort of technically correct that does not support the broader argument. The eye of the storm did cross both Florida and Louisiana at hurricane strength; and as usual for hurricanes, the storm was wider than the single state."

You're not wrong about this technicality, but the fact that you're picking this apart tells me that you missed the point.  The "crossing state lines" thing was tangential to the actual argument; federal emergency funding is not reserved for just those disasters that cross state lines (earthquakes in CA and tornadoes in OK are single-state affairs, but get federal aid). Kind of like federal funding for interstate highways is not limited to those that cross state lines (see I-H1, I-H2 and I-H3 in Oahu).
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