Thursday, August 03, 2006

Burns Burned Over Incendiary Comments

Senator Conrad Burns, a Republicant from Montana and confidant of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is taking heat for criticizing out-of-state firefighters who came to help out in Montana.

Regarding their difficulties controlling a rural wildfire, Burns said that some of the firefighters had done “a piss-poor job,” while still others hadn’t done “a goddamned thing.”

What’s with criticizing the first responders, Connie Boy? (9/11, man. Jesus H!)

Seriously, these guys jump out of bed at all hours and put themselves in harm’s way to save lives and property. Hell, depending on the cat, even rescuing one of those out of a tree can be hazardous work. They can be mean little buggers.

The firefighters in question had traveled 2000 miles and worked for a week. The no-good bums!

Burns has of course apologized since making those uncalled-for comments. But
when people are talking off the cuff, the way he was, they are speaking honestly.

Unfortunately, I believe Mel Gibson meant that nasty stuff he said during his arrest, even though he was drunk. I believe Burns meant what he said, too, even though he wasn’t. And for that he deserves to get burned (politically).

Shout-out to all tha fya-fytaz!

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