Another take from a man who lives in the area outside San Diego. He has written a good article on the challenges, issues and mis-information.
The California Wildfires, and Right-Wing Smoke
Posted by CrisisPapers
in Editorials & Other Articles
Tue Nov 06th 2007, 10:11 AM
| Ernest Partridge |
What is a tried-and-true southern California "conservative" Republican to do when a hundred-foot wall of flames comes roaring up the slope toward his private home? Boldly stand his ground, garden hose in hand? Or does he step aside and allow "big government" professionals, paid and equipped by his taxes, to do their job? The attitude of his hero, Ronald Reagan, is crystal clear: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'" It's a hard-case dilemma: stand by your principles and perish, or yield those principles to stark necessity and thus survive.
Kinda like the dilemma faced by a Christian Scientist with acute appendicitis.
And when "big gummint bureaucrats" impose a mandatory evacuation, does our conservative defy the order? When one of our neighbors in Lake Arrowhead did just that two weeks ago, the fire marshall replied, "Very well, but please leave us your dental records, so that we can identify your charred remains when this is all over." Sometimes reality can be a real *****.
You can read the whole article here;
Yes, it's democratic underground, but it isn't a rant...this is an interesting and informative (in my view) article by someone who has lived through it. He addresses issues and asks some tough questions...