ahhhh crap...G’Luck Texans..Pullin for ya.
Must be some good Texas marijuana stands that need to stay hidden and protected.
Insurers and trial lawyers.
We’re her from the federal government and were her to help. Time for a little federal commie payback.
May God bless Texas and all who are being affected by these terrible fires.
They were simply going to let part of the town burn.
The locals defied the "order" and ended up saving their and their neighbors homes. They were willing to, and in fact did, risk their lives to save their property and were successful.
This is something beaurocrats and administrators and those the are marshalling sometimes find hard to understand. The King of England also found it hard to understand how indpendent Americans would stand for their own life and liberty.
There are times to follow evacuation orders...there are times people have to decide for themselves to risk what they will to save their own livelihood. When local people, with the same investment and understanding are at the helm, its a whole lot different than when someone like this comes in, pulls rank, and starts throwing their "imagined" weight around.
The people there in Bastrop seem to face such a situation.
The Station fire was a 160,000 acre fire, almost all of it in Los Angeles county, with elevation of the fire ranging from 700 feet above sea level to 6000 feet, and raged for months. For a lot of people, they lost their homes and livelihoods from the fire, and many to this day still consider the response to the fire to be poor to just plain awful. Unfortunately, two firefighters lost their lives in the fire.
The folk art was obviously created by a local resident, and likely done while they were sheltering on the property with pretty much no hope of leaving for weeks. It was a depiction of a federal firefighter, and eventually it became a dart board for frustrated evacuees.
The most fearful words anyone can hear... ‘I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.’ I've seen the looks on people's faces when those words of doom are spoken, and honestly, for many, that was the instant they realized just how bad the situation was.
Well there you go. what Texas needs is the “Burn baby burn” slogan.
Never fear- the gubment is here.
My sincere sadness for those who have and who will lose their homes and livlihood.
Give me a freakin’ break!! Who invited those morons to the fire!!!
Our volunteers are the backbone of our first responders.
How DARE they!!
Man, we need some rain. It's gonna get worse.
The only thing going for Bastrop is the proximity of local lakes for the helicopter buckets.
and Perry was in Bastrop yesterday, promising help....hmmmm...
Yep, can't have 'volunteer' firemen showing up the 'professionals' from FeralGoob.
If they had any idea how stupid they look from here, the feds would crawl back home to DC.
Because when it comes to the Feds, it's all about the credentials.
I am sure that the Joplin funds that were sent to the Hurricane Irene east coast will now be immediate re-re-diverted to central Texas.
As a volunteer firefighter myself, it’s frustrating not getting called out to help when the fire is close but out of your district. OTOH, I don’t know what these guys hope to accomplish if they didn’t bring “Vehicles that squirt water.”
Fire scenes are very chaotic, and you need a good command and control sytem to plan and execute strategy and tactics.. Freelancers can be a danger to themselves and others, but I do think more effort should be made to accomodate them if they are trained and willing..
I watched helicopters dumping water on the recent Los Conchas fire here in NM. It was like watching an ant piss on a campfire. They don’t put a lot of fires out that way. they’re used more to help create a defensive perimeter, or put down a small hotspot before it gets out of control.
In our situation, we’re a bunch of mostly older guys (and women) but we’ve had a couple of lightning fires to deal with this year, with the drought. Believe me, when reinforcements show up, we’re more than happy to accommodate them. It is the hottest, nastiest work you can imagine. Love it, though...
Prayers up for Texas. Been there, done that.
“Hello. I am from the federal government, and I am here to help you”.
Only Union government fire fighters are necessary Volunteers will only get in the way of overtime.
Uh-oh... Be careful what you wish for...
During the Hayman fire in CO the Feds’ interference did more to keep the fire burning due to their idiotic regulations (not allowing dozers to put in firebreaks, refusing to let people tend to their own structures at their own risk, etc...).
I’ll be praying EXTRA hard now for those in Texas dealing with these fires as dealing with the fire AND the bureaucratic BS is most likely going to compound this nightmare.
Theyre willing to sacrifice the lives of the people of Bastrop just so they can come in here and pull rank,
It’s a slap in the face, and a put down to Perry. It’s a political move typical of the Democrats Politics 24/7, they will use for campaigning in Texas next year.
The asshats never miss a chance to campaign for their purposes no matter who loses a home in a fire.