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Oh! Thank God....it's....the federal government.........................................sigh.
1 posted on 09/06/2011 9:07:33 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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ahhhh crap...G’Luck Texans..Pullin for ya.


2 posted on 09/06/2011 9:11:47 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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Must be some good Texas marijuana stands that need to stay hidden and protected.


3 posted on 09/06/2011 9:12:32 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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Insurers and trial lawyers.


4 posted on 09/06/2011 9:15:04 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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We’re her from the federal government and were her to help. Time for a little federal commie payback.


5 posted on 09/06/2011 9:15:31 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Top 10% of wage earners pay 70% of total income taxes collected. Bottom 50% pay less then 3%, fair?)
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God bless these guys who travelled from around the state to help the overworked local firefighters.

May God bless Texas and all who are being affected by these terrible fires.

6 posted on 09/06/2011 9:15:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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A few years ago in Montana, the fires aropund Darby Montana were particularly bad and the Forest Service incident commanders called for a pull back.

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.

7 posted on 09/06/2011 9:16:22 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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A friend of mine has been documenting the Station fire from first incident through today, how the forest has been recovering, and how the people themselves have recovered. Her organization just took possession of an old school property up in the forest, and to her surprise, inside she found some.. Well, best way to describe it would be ‘folk art’ created by those who experienced the Station fire first hand.

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.

11 posted on 09/06/2011 9:24:46 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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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.


12 posted on 09/06/2011 9:24:46 PM PDT by handmade
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Give me a freakin’ break!! Who invited those morons to the fire!!!

Our volunteers are the backbone of our first responders.

How DARE they!!

/rant


13 posted on 09/06/2011 9:28:33 PM PDT by LUV W (Obama is E V I L!!! RUN, SARAH---RUN!!!)
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Since the beginning of the wildfire season, Texas firefighters have dealt with more than 20,900 fires that have destroyed more than 1000 homes and burnt out at least 1.4 million hectares of land.

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.

14 posted on 09/06/2011 9:30:19 PM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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and Perry was in Bastrop yesterday, promising help....hmmmm...


15 posted on 09/06/2011 9:31:42 PM PDT by bigbob
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Do they mean the 'volunteers' that have certification levels above what the feddies have? Those volunteers? The ones that would put the smackdown on bullshit?

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.

/johnny

19 posted on 09/06/2011 9:52:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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bump


21 posted on 09/06/2011 10:02:26 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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as we currently do not have the time to hire, train and certify them

Because when it comes to the Feds, it's all about the credentials.

23 posted on 09/06/2011 10:06:41 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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“Any fire mutual aid requests would always come through (and to) Local, State and National fire service and emergency leadership. This message sent as per Texas Fire Chiefs, TIFMAS, IAFC, USFA and FEMA.

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.

Yeah.

.

25 posted on 09/06/2011 10:17:53 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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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.


27 posted on 09/06/2011 10:25:37 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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“Hello. I am from the federal government, and I am here to help you”.


31 posted on 09/07/2011 1:03:34 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I ou)
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Only Union government fire fighters are necessary Volunteers will only get in the way of overtime.


32 posted on 09/07/2011 1:56:11 AM PDT by bikerman
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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.


33 posted on 09/07/2011 1:57:57 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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“They’re 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.


35 posted on 09/07/2011 3:57:30 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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