I'll repeat what I said on an earlier thread:
After the fires are finally extinguished (by rain, most likely -- not by the thousands of firefighters digging trenches by hand), Congress needs to launch a top-to-bottom inquiry into the Forest Service.
I suspect that most here are so enamoured of the GOP and the few good, constitutional, members in it; that anything constructive that presents from outside the party is ignored. I just heard a blurb on the radio about this turnback along with the story of the firefighters who crashed on their way in.
So, how do we organize that? Isn't anybody interested?Now we find that even when we have the tools and the treasure, the US FS won't let anyone into 'their' turf.
I think the interest is there; the problem is we all have teaspoons -- 'they' have all the huge bucket-loaders.
I see damn little difference between the Compassionate Conservatives of the GOP and the Third Way of the DNC; and the abject failure of President Bush to clean out the DUffus operatives that are entrenched in his administration and bureaucracy shows how politically aligned both major parties are.