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Democrats' New Motto: Never Let a Wildfire Go to Waste

ahayes Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 6:43 AM
I know EXACTLY what caused these fires. The pine beetles have been killing trees in colorado and southern Wyoming for several years now resulting in huge swaths of dead pine trees. NONE of these trees can be harvested for lumber. The only way to properly manage this problem is to take the infected and dead trees, put them in a pile and burn them. Since we haven't done that nature has decided to do that for itself. Furthermore why the heck does the forest service even need this stuff? Wouldn't it be better for the much better funded military to have these tank vehicles given that not only do they have the cash but they would also have more use given that being able to put out fires in other countries might come in handy for the army.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Did you know that President Obama has been incommunicado with Colorado's governor for more than two weeks as the nation's worst wildfires rage across the state? Maybe he thought we were all "doing fine." After an embarrassing Beltway press briefing revelation about our out-of-touch White House, the administration finally decided to divert the campaigner in chief from his nationwide fundraising frenzy for a quick look-see at our devastated city on Friday. It's "leadership from behind" you can count on.

On Wednesday, press secretary Jay Carney acknowledged that Obama hadn't talked to Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper...