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Insult To Injury: Feds Burn Texas While Obama Campaigns
The Patriot Statesman ^ | 5-14-2011 | Josh Painter

Posted on 05/14/2011 12:11:19 PM PDT by BillKneer

While Bungler-in-Chief Obama was in El Paso “getting in their faces” (i.e., of Republicans) at a stage-managed campaign event, the incompetents of his administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) were doing their best imitation if Jim Carrey’s “Fire Marshall Bill” character in North Texas. As the Plainview Herald reported, a BATF training exercise went awry, and the resulting wildfire scorched another 150 acres of the drought-devastated Texas panhandle. The blazes have been extinguished, but the Herald’s editor writes that the federal fiasco is far from over:

Motley County Attorney Tom Edwards said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms could face charges for violating the county’s burn ban after their actions started a fire that scorched an estimated 150 acres in the northwest part of that county on Tuesday.

Edwards called the incident ironic and inexcusable.

“We have the federal government that has just refused aid to the state of Texas for all our fire damage throughout the state, and then here comes federal agents who start another fire,” Edwards told KCBD-TV.

Jim Luera, resident agent in charge for the BATF in Lubbock, took full responsibility for the fire after his agency detonated explosives that touched off a grass fire that quickly got out of hand. It took close to six hours for firefighters from five area volunteer departments – Motley County, Floydada, Turkey, Roaring Springs and Flomot – plus heavy equipment from the Texas Department of Transportation to extinguish the fire.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: fire; obama; payback; texas; texaswildfires
Can someone really be the stupid? Or does the Obama administration just hate Texas so bad it will do anything it can to hurt our State? He refuses to proclaim Texas as a disaster aria while we burn and then he comes here and starts more fires.....At the same time he goes to AL Paso and says he fixed illegal immigration. Is he a just another lying politician or just a bumble idiot?
1 posted on 05/14/2011 12:11:27 PM PDT by BillKneer
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To: BillKneer

” Is he a just another lying politician or just a bumble idiot?”

6 of one, a half dozen of the other. It really doesn’t matter. He’s still an @$$hole!....red


2 posted on 05/14/2011 12:16:26 PM PDT by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: BillKneer

The idiots who come to Texas from D.C. seem to be the Arson Division of the federal government. They burned dozens of children to death in their home in Waco during the Clintoon follies, and now they are back to finish off what little grazing land there is left in Texas during this epic drought.

Just stay out of Texas, please, since you don’t seem to have the sense to put away the matches.


3 posted on 05/14/2011 12:31:27 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: BillKneer
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Well, yes...

4 posted on 05/14/2011 12:58:55 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: BillKneer
Waco, Ruby Ridge, Texas.... There appears to be a theme here:

BATFE THEME

5 posted on 05/14/2011 3:11:44 PM PDT by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: BillKneer
"Can someone really be the stupid?"

That's a rhetorical question, right?
I mean, we're dealing with the Obama administration here...

6 posted on 05/14/2011 7:22:10 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D.: "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: BillKneer

BTTT.... and.... Josh Painter??


7 posted on 05/14/2011 7:29:41 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Arrowhead1952

ping


8 posted on 05/14/2011 7:31:21 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl
No one has to remind me how much this admin hates Texas, and the feeling is mutual.


Other parts of my reply / Comment # - - self censored by Arrowhead1952.


9 posted on 05/15/2011 5:52:37 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The American taxpayer cannot support the tax and spend habits of DC.)
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To: basil; SwinneySwitch; lormand; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte; BJClinton; LUV W; MEG33; DrewsDad; ...

Just in case you missed this ping.


10 posted on 05/15/2011 5:54:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The American taxpayer cannot support the tax and spend habits of DC.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Good grief. The Keystone Kops are at it again. They really DO hate us!

The feeling is mutual! feh


11 posted on 05/15/2011 6:13:31 AM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I am to the point that I have to slowly portion out reading the news about obammy and what he’s up to. I had one major heart attack a few years back—hope to avoid another...


12 posted on 05/15/2011 6:16:20 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: BillKneer

Hope Texas determines the 2012 election and costs Obama the election. A normal, non-traitorous president would be rushing to Texas for photo-ops and to make sure the got disaster relief funds. Just to at least try to win Texas in 2012 and help Democrat candidates there

Obama is over confident that the Democrat’s media friends will carry the day for him. Keep the Republican message from getting out. Right now, to get re-elected, Obama is engaged in a charm offensive in Louisiana, permitting off shore drilling after driving them away like an African dictator


13 posted on 05/15/2011 6:20:56 AM PDT by dennisw (NZT - "works better if you're already smart")
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To: LUV W

Yes, he does hate Texas. Then to have the nads to come here and raise campaign donations from the libs in Austin and make jokes about illegal immigration in El Paso.


14 posted on 05/15/2011 6:36:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: basil

Well, I am on blood pressure meds and have been since 2002, but it is because I have a bicuspid aortic valve. I hope to avoid have the “big one”, even with this jackass in the white hut.


15 posted on 05/15/2011 6:40:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I can only hope that it didn’t go over well, to condescend to
people here in Texas.


16 posted on 05/15/2011 6:56:26 AM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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To: LUV W

Well, he only went to the two places he might carry in ‘12.

Other than the DFW and Houston areas, he can write TX off.


17 posted on 05/15/2011 7:19:06 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Well, we can sure write HIM off....and hope to permanently! :)


18 posted on 05/15/2011 7:21:11 AM PDT by LUV W (GOP? You need to fight like a GIRL!!~~Sarah Palin)
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