Lars Larson: Obama’s not doing all he can to fight fires

by Lars Larson

I’m going to tell you about that firefighting airplane again, because it’s a scandal.

I told you weeks ago about this firefighting airplane, the only one like it in the world, developed by a private company in America with $50 million of its own money. Certified by every federal agency, and the Forest Service won’t use them.

And the country’s on fire. You’ve got 9 or 10 western states that are burning up. You’ve got people dead in Colorado. You’ve got hundreds of homes burned to the ground. You’ve got billions of dollars worth of public timber that’s also burned.

And now we find out new details about it. The company now discloses the Forest Service new requirements: they won’t hire any firefighting air tanker that holds more than 5,000 gallons. And this one holds 25,000 gallons!

Now why would the Forest Service deliberately say “We won’t hire the biggest asset we could hire”?

And the President visits Colorado and says “We’re doing all we can”?

His lips are moving – you know he’s lying.

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  • Mike

    These people who won’t help are stupid beyond all measure.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    When Obama visited Colorado Springs Air Force One circled three times to see which golf courses might still be available. Ahoy mateys! I spy a smoke free 18 off the port bow, swoop down for a closer view of the diggs!

    Meanwhile Michelle Obama left a day ahead of the President for fabulous Paris where Americas first family plans to celebrate July 4th. Michelle took her own plane instead of sharing space with hubby on Air Force One. Those in the know understand, when Michelle takes her own plane, it means a mighty shoe haul flying back home with her. Zoot Alors!

    In other news – Eric “Body Count” Holder is apparently vacationing in the Cayman Islands. In light of recent wire tapping and gun control buddy revelations, Eric figured it might be good to check out a quiet retreats with interesting banking laws.

    That’s the latest inside news, see more on the E! channel website!

    • 3H

      At least when you write fiction you don’t have to worry about faulty facts.

      • ravensforever

        Look 3H, we are all so impressed. Two items. One, if you can find your mother & father, ask them to get married. Second,
        since your style is only to attack others, not provide any facts,
        you are not worthy of being taken seriously. People died, homes and treasured items are gone, and Obama was in the way. Please, no more breeding.

        • 3H

          “Second, since your style is only to attack others, not provide any facts…”

          And yet, all you do is engage in one, protracted, personal attack. Kinda ironic, and hypocritical, huh?

    • nice00

      Obama and his family are returning from Camp David today (Tuesday) and will spend July 4 at the White House with military families. Karl Rove, et. al. who tweeted and posted the rumor Obama was going to France to raise money have yet to correct their tweets, blogs, and buffoonery. Just google “Where is Obama July 4” for the facts.

  • Bryan

    Here’s the problem Lars: This plane flies too fast and too high to be effective in laying down a usable retardant line. Aircraft don’t put out fires on their own, you must have ground crews to take advantage of the slurrly laid down by aircraft. Its a coordinated system. Do your research on both sides of the issue by talking to aviation folks that have worked fire before and not just a jaded owner of a lemon.
    I absolutly applaud Evergreen for putting thier own money down to develop this but they didnt do their research to see if it was even useable. Yes, Mexico and Israel have used it but mainly because it can fly there as the current fleet are not designed to fly that far. I would ask the question if they have asked for or rented it since? Most likely not due to the ineffectiveness.
    While i know you dont respond to comments on this blog, i hope you are willing to research both sides of the issue…

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