"Half the nation's firefighting fleet is now battling fires in Colorado." - Gov. John Hickenlooper
I don't listen to them and was just passing thru, but some moran on Kelley and Company on 710/KNUS asked a supremely idiotic question this morning about the firestorms ravaging Colorado:
"Are we doing everything politically to get enough fire and rescue equipment to the fires right now?"
(View of Waldo Canyon fire from Hwy 83 in Colorado Springs on June 24, 2012. 3,400 Acres burned, 0% contained.)
What we can observe politically, if we are not Rush Limbaugh Robots and Reactionary Conservative Ignoramuses (Ignoramii?), is:
And don't forget what that other talker, Michael "Heckuva job, Brownie" Brown said:
"We're not all in it together."
Past Idiot Republican of the Day - Scott Tipton changes vote to reject Perlmutter's fire prevention bill:
As partisan bickering grew heated Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., under pressure from his Republican colleagues, changed his vote on a fire-prevention measure at the last minute.
The congressman's change of heart helped kill Rep. Ed Perlmutter's amendment that would have dedicated more federal resources to fire prevention, especially in areas impacted by pine beetle infestation; required National Park System stores to retail only products made in America; and made sure a GOP lands package honored sovereignty agreements with Native American tribes.
"There is possibly no issue more timely and crucial than the subject matter of forest fires and fire prevention, and it's completely reasonable to ask my opponent why he turned his back on his Colorado values," said Sal Pace, a Democrat state representative from Pueblo now running for Congress.
Pace said that when Tipton was asked why he flip-flopped, he remained silent.