TehWoopig wrote:Palmyra J wrote:
I am very tired of the Texas joke. I have been in CO on and off since birth...I have just never had the opportunity to be a full time resident. Texans are just like anyone else... we love the Rockies too. Many of us would love to be in the position to complain about all the tacky Texans that visit the mountains. In the mean time I will mind my manners with respect and try to protect all natural beauty.
God speed and safety to all those fighting this fire and to those living with the consequences.
I second this. While I live in Texas (I'd love to move but cannot at this point in time), I love Colorado more than any other place around. I'd like to point out that the local media here is not covering the wildfires much if at all...just like your local media most likely did not cover our wildfires last year. Ya, we had them too. The Bastrop County Complex fire destroyed over 1,600 homes and was responsible for 2 fatalities. Local news covers news that is usually relevant to the area. That's just the way it is. Unless there is a big group of Boy Scouts from Texas endangered there, the news isn't going to cover much of it. I've been following the fires all day every day lately because I only get to visit about once a year.
My dad is a wilderness firefighter, though at this point in his career he is basically retired from the fire fighting part. I have a great respect for fire fighters and the sacrifices that they are willing to give. I'm actually a little embarrassed that there is even "schoolyard finger pointing" going on here.
My deepest sympathies to the families who have lost their homes. Hopefully no casualties will result from these fires.
And I'm tired of scientists being portrayed as socialists bent on a one world government...
However, a thread regarding mass displacement and destruction of homes, property and peoples lives is probably not the time nor the place to get one's panties in a bunch about unrelated matters.