Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fire Fire Everywhere...

If you have been living in a box you probably have not heard about the state of emergency California is in right now. The fire are raging out of control this year making the sunsets beautiful. During the day though my entire city has been consumed with smoke. Now last week went hiking seen here in the picture. This of course does not exist anymore since the fires raged through this area about 2 days ago. Kind of sad to think about something so beautiful wisked away in flames.

San Diego has gotten the worst of it, The fires are absolutly out of control consuming over 1100 homes already and evacuating over 500,000 people. Kind of scary when you think about it. But the refugees are ok...it turns out that a majority of them have gone to Qualcomm Stadium. where live bands are playing and they are getting catered food. Now for those of you that think FEMA had anything to do with this...well your wrong. See Governer Schwarzeneger and withh all the rich people that were displaced set this up. In fact FEMA isn't even arriving till tomorrow. With President Bush so he can congradulate them on a job well done? Yes...this proves one gigantic point unfortunatly. If you have money these emergencies are taken better care of...especially i the president and FEMA don't step in!


Blogger Drunken Chud said...

actually it perfectly illustrates that all of this is taken care of from the local level first. fema can't arrive until a state of emergency is declared, or the governer asks. which is why NOLA was fucked. they didn't want FEMA, and they didn't do the job themselves. Bush had to force a state of emergency and force FEMA in. does money have something to do with it? sure, if you have a municipality that cares about its people, you're more likely to get good care in emergencies. period.

October 23, 2007 11:42 PM  
Blogger Stickler said...

Chud, but don't you feel that it is wrong. That our government should care about the people and not how much money they have?

October 24, 2007 9:22 PM  
Blogger Drunken Chud said...

no. it's up to local governments. first. which is what i tried to convey. now, if your local elected officials are corrupt and refuse to ask for federal aid then the electorate gets what they voted for. people want to affect change? they need to start locally. why is it that when there's a fire in malibu that shit runs right? and a flood in NOLA the shit hits the fan? piss poor elected officials. period. if your mayor and govornor suck, your response will suck.

October 25, 2007 12:23 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Hey Stickler...where were you hiking? I was up in Arrowhead and Running Springs on Saturday. The area of Running Springs we were at will probably be burned when all is said and done. Hope you're doing well!

October 25, 2007 5:09 PM  
Blogger Stickler said...

Andrea...We were in Malibu about 2 miles from pepperdine. Is your Cabin ok?

October 25, 2007 8:38 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

This has made huge news down here. Australia suffers these devastating fires every year so we all know what you're going through.

I hope it's under control soon.

October 26, 2007 3:11 AM  
Blogger Stickler said...

Steph...Thanks for the concern. Were totally fine by me though because the city of LA didn't really get hit by it...We just have alot of smoke that keeps blowing in our faces.

October 26, 2007 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Yep, we're good and FINALLY getting some containment lines. :-)

October 26, 2007 4:23 PM  

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