Skip to comments.Police respond to man on fire on Mall (Wash DC)
Posted on 10/04/2013 4:17:43 PM PDT by jimbo123
Authorities were called to the Mall on Friday afternoon to respond to reports that a man had set himself on fire.
Witnesses, standing blocks from the path of a car chase that tore through downtown Washington on Thursday, described the smell of burning flesh and seeing passersby come to the mans aid.
The man who tried to put out the flames said the victim told the people who had come to his rescue thank you afterward.
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if it were me, I’d prefer the fire department to respond instead of the police
What the h*ll is going on in this country???
Anybody can put out flames. Roll the person on the ground with any blanket-like thing you have handy to smother the fire.
I think what the cops did mainly was call a life-flight to bring the poor man to the hospital.
How in the heck has Obama created so much tension and fear that our own citizens - and I don’t care whether this man was on the left or on the right, it was obvious that he was stressed - are doing this?
ALL RIGHT. A crazed driver smashing into barricades yesterday, a self-immolation attempt today. Street theatre in D.C., hard to tell the players from members of congress in the audience.
In the good old days, this would have been a comedy. Where’s Mel
Brooks when you need him?
The lib, the lib, the lib is on fire
We don’t need no water let the .... burn.
Yes, that’s what I think too. Things have gone berserk. All of the mass killings that they blame on “guns” have been committed by people who weren’t even ideological, they were just crazy. They may have claimed some cause (for example, the Navy Yard killer thought that whites were holding him down) or they may just have been hearing little voices in their heads.
But these people get stirred up by an agitated, angry environment, and that is what Obama has created.
Update: Man sets himself on fire at National Mall, one witness says his accomplice filmed the entire ordeal: report
Photos at link
Denzel Washington was great in that.
In 2004, one of the funniest threads ever on FR had to do with this crazy Arab man that set himself on fire in front of the White House. Dark humor, but hysterical..lol. I tried to find the thread to post link but couldn’t find it in archives.
Some friend. Good grief!
I heard people yelling ‘water, water’ so I called 911.”
“I saw several people filming on their phones. I remember thinking’ is no one calling 911, because they were all filming,” Cherry said.
Mentally ill people see other mentally ill people get fame on TV and decide they can out-crazy the last person and be even more famous?
Probably signed up for Obamacare and found out his bill doubled.....
What the h*ll is going on in this country???
What the h*ll is going on in this country???
The media needs to stop protecting Obama. He is very bad for this country.
The politicians need to come together concerning Obama. They need to do something. Obama is destroying our country.
He needs to be removed from office, he can’t handle the job and even more, he is tearing this country apart.
We can’t sit around and wait 3 years. Yes, I think if Obama was removed slow Joe would be an improvement.
...probably Biden playing with matches
It could well be a copycat syndrome. There were a series of these armed or otherwise dangerous intruder incidences with Clinton and Reagan as well. In the past of course to limit the escalation of conflict they weren’t shot in the head. Most were assumed to be mentally unstable and possibly suicidal, in which case officers either persuade the individual to lay down his weapon and surrender or apply enough force to incapacitate them, but not kill them. Those were the days....
Are we sure it wasn’t Biden trying to light a cigar?
Remember the world wanted Obama. Because of the evil Bush.
Now they learn Obama DON’T WORK WITH anybody.
“Tragedy is when I stub my toe. Comedy is when you fall through a manhole.” Mel Brooks
“What the h*ll is going on in this country???”
That’s a 10 pointer!
Bush did us no favors either.
LOL! Oh dear.
I hope he signed up for health insurance before doing this little stunt.
Oooh I’m on fire—Springsteen
What is the cost to a people of the imposition of Socialism? It destroys joy of self direction, it demoralizes, it kills the human spirit, it offers nothing as a prospect for improvement in life, it seeks to destroy all religious conviction and instill total reliance on the state. It serves the ultimate evil.
“That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen” by Frederic Bastiat (1849)
In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects. Of these effects, the first only is immediate; it manifests itself simultaneously with its cause—it is seen. The others unfold in succession—they are not seen: it is well for us if they are foreseen. Between a good and a bad economist this constitutes the whole difference—the one takes account of the visible effect; the other takes account both of the effects which are seen and also of those which it is necessary to foresee. Now this difference is enormous, for it almost always happens that when the immediate consequence is favourable, the ultimate consequences are fatal, and the converse. Hence it follows that the bad economist pursues a small present good, which will be followed by a great evil to come, while the true economist pursues a great good to come, at the risk of a small present evil.
In fact, it is the same in the science of health, arts, and in that of morals. If often happens, that the sweeter the first fruit of a habit is, the more bitter are the consequences. Take, for example, debauchery, idleness, prodigality. When, therefore, a man, absorbed in the effect which is seen, has not yet learned to discern those which are not seen, he gives way to fatal habits, not only by inclination, but by calculation.
This explains the fatally grievous condition of mankind. Ignorance surrounds its cradle: then its actions are determined by their first consequences, the only ones which, in its first stage, it can see. It is only in the long run that it learns to take account of the others. It has to learn this lesson from two very different masters—experience and foresight. Experience teaches effectually, but brutally. It makes us acquainted with all the effects of an action, by causing us to feel them; and we cannot fail to finish by knowing that fire burns, if we have burned ourselves. For this rough teacher, I should like, if possible, to substitute a more gentle one. I mean Foresight. For this purpose I shall examine the consequences of certain economical phenomena, by placing in opposition to each other those which are seen, and those which are not seen.
Obamacare would probably assign his case to a death panel for disposition
the stupid. it BUUURRNNNS!
I always thought Obama was kind of a flamer.
Sounds good. I do wish you could find it, penelopesire. I was active at FR at that time but do not remember it......think, think, think......
“If it were me, Id prefer the fire department to respond instead of the police.”
This is Washington. He’s lucky the EPA didn’t respond and fine him.
Somewhere in the alcohol ravaged recesses of my brain I have some fragments of that thread. 8 - 10 years ago if I recall.
was that the shish ka bob thread?
There may be an element of crazy in this, but this is also powerful political theater, and it can cause regime change.
So true. LOL. Hopefully, Mel is contemplating a comeback. How can he resist the BarryO era's mountain of stranger-than-fiction material?
Just saw Mel Brooks in Seinfeld’s “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee”. He’s still funny!
Who knows what subliminal messages hussein is sending through obamaphones.
A black female mother shot dead instead of disabling her car and we hear crickets, where’s al sharpton, jesse jackson, NAACP, black congresional caucus, the media? What a bunch of stinking lying decietful arrogant racebaiting scumbags! Guess when your black and in power you can hunt your own without repercussions. Could you just see what would happen if we had a white conservative in office?
Old school rap ping! THE ROOF THE ROOF THE ROOF IS ON FIRRRRRE!
I kid you not, today drove to a farm supply that I had never been to 20 miles from my home to buy a critter trap. I always turn my cellular data on if I go any distance. Normally I just have my 3g on. While at the supply I walked by gun safes, critter traps were next to them so I looked at them.
Long story short ... After arriving home I got my tablet out, went to Drudge lo and behold the ad for that farm supply shows up at the top of Drudge. Pictured are gun safes with the farm supply name and it stayed there until I turned the cellular off.
Bizarre and spooky.