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Why does the President not answer Texas' plea for help??We are burning over here..duhhh

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst on Friday urged President Barack Obama to provide immediate federal assistance in battling the ranging fires that claimed some 1,400 homes in Bastrop.
"Mr. President, we need a statewide disaster declaration right away," Dewhurst said at the morning news briefing in Bastrop. "We need help. We need help from FEMA. We need help from individuals. We need help right away."
He sent two messages without any replies.

I live in East Texas and there are fires all around us too, not nearly as bad as Austin but bad enough to burn 30,000 to 40,000 acres and has destroyed many homes plus the lives of a 27 yr old single mother and her toddler. Texas is having a hard time fighting these fires. We need help. We are only getting help from our neighbors, farmers and volunteer fire departments. This state needs help..So many people have been displaced from fires burning their homes. Animals, livestock and even people have died.


Obama went to see the floods, why not the fires?? Why not at least answer back? Oh, I know..He's too busy patting himself on the back for the awsome speech he gave last night. Which was total bull crap and so redundant, like we haven't heard all that before right?? Get him out of Washington!!

Mr.President, I am Texan and I am a proud American, but not of you!! I am ashamed that you have been voted into the White House. You have done nothing good for this country!! So glad I did not vote..


www.kxan.com...

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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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I'm sorry Super Republican State of Texas...haven't you heard...our debt is way to high.

Republicans say we have to make cuts...and they think FEMA is a ridiculous agency...so we can't waste any money.

Texas always talks about seceding...always talks big and tough...and then they cry and run to the Federal Government for help.

It's a bit ironic...karma is a bitch.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:48 PM
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Obama went to see the floods, why not the fires??


You need his declaration, and you need FEMA, but you don't want him coming to visit.

He visited the aftermath of the tornadoes in Joplin, MO, and it shut down rescue operations and travel in the city for almost a week!! The residents there were livid, and the rescue workers were even more so. It was absolutely ridiculous. It brought out not only his Secret Service, and Security, but also protestors from Westboro, and counter-protestors to the protestors, and all while the city was still trying to dig for survivors!

Let him sign the declaration to get you the Federal disaster relief, but pray he doesn't show up to look for himself.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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No offense but Obama's telling you; y'all don't matter. Everything's fine down there, just fine. If you guys were underprivliaged minorities he might do something but then again ? Maybe not, so sorry. I send my love and blessings to you guys dealing with this.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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If your crazy-*** Governor Perry thinks a Debate is more important than why can't the President think the Economy is more important?
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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The democrats declare "war" on the tea party and coincidentally Texas is burning. Hmmm...and of course FEMA is to blame for turning away volunteers.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Hold on, FEMA is sending trailers and it's being reported that the agency will also help to pay the firefighters as well.

Source

I live in S. Texas and have relatives in Bastrop. FEMA is there now. This nonsense about the Fed Government denying asistance is propaganda....

But even if it were true, could you blame them? Rick Perry just cut over 34 million dollars from the Texas Forest Service budget and is now asking for help from FEMA to help pay the firefighters.

Not to mention the fact that he used stimulous money to balance the State budget while at the same time initiating a petition to stop the Federal Gov. from dolling out any more Federal dollarts for bailouts. Then the moron says he wants Texas to secede from the Union.

Fun times in Texas right now.... if anyone out there prays..... pray for rain.....

Thanks



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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The Governor of Texas recently deemed it necessary to cut the funding to volunteer firefighters by 75%.

Why aren't you yelling at him ? Your own Governor ?

I personally cannot wait until Obama is out of office mainly for that fact that we won't have to listen to everyone blaming him for practically everything that is wrong in the world.





www.rawstory.com...



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:02 PM
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Perhaps he will give us Texans a little consideration after he is finished playing golf, and planning his next vacation. Finding performers for his 'Date nights" can be a daunting task, as is keeping track of the latest B-ball news. So we must be patient, he is a very busy man!!!

Really, something needs to be done-NOW! The fires are burning more and more homes, and there is no relief in sight in regards to the drought. The least he could do is say that he recognizes the situation here, and will do something as soon as he can, but all he has done is ignore any pleas for help. Not a classy move, Mr. Prez...



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:04 PM
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It appears that Gov. Perry should take some responsibility for the lack of resources available to help Texans, after he cut firefighting budgets 75% this year.

see www.rawstory.com...

QUOTE: Under Gov. Rick Perry (R) this year, Texas slashed state funding for the volunteer fire departments that protect most of the state from wildfires like the ones that have recently destroyed more than 700 homes.

Volunteer departments that were already facing financial strain were slated to have their funding cut from $30 million to $7 million, according to KVUE.

The majority of Texas is protected by volunteer fire departments. There are 879 volunteer fire departments in Texas and only 114 paid fire departments. Another 187 departments are a combination of volunteer and paid.

For that reason, aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could be more important than ever to the state where wildfires have recently been raging.

At a press conference Monday, Perry promised to seek federal disaster relief and said that FEMA would be in the state by Wednesday.

While the Texas governor has been highly critical of FEMA in the past, he told CBS’ Erica Hill Tuesday that now was not the time to worry about reforming the agency.

“The issue is taking care of these people right now,” Perry insisted. “We can work our way through any conversations about how to make agencies more efficient, how to make Department of Defense equipment, for instance, more available. There are a lot of issues we can talk about, but the fact of the matter is now is not the time to be trying to work out the details of how to make these agencies more efficient. Let’s get people out of harm’s way.”

It looks like Gov. Perry is fighting fire with politics.


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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
The democrats declare "war" on the tea party and coincidentally Texas is burning. Hmmm...and of course FEMA is to blame for turning away volunteers.


I know this is all the rage to piss on the anything government but just what kind of volunteers where they turning away. If they were turning away any Tom Dick or wanna be hero with a chainsaw - who is going to have to be rescued, or doesn't know how to work as a team or who is going to get other workers hurt; or perhaps a couple of guys who might just want to see what might be laying around, and they are there to "rescue" it.

If you were running security -- how would you judge a volunteer. Some guy that comes up and says hey I know everything there is to fighting fires -- I read it on the internet. Would you let that guy help??

Things are never as simple as the guys with the big bullhorns make it out to be, it can't be it has to be dumbed down to fit in their agenda.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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the only time washington cares about texas is during an election year. but just think if everybody in this state refuse to vote for any of those idots washington would suffer. as for fema, they're a joke. they didn't help during hurricane ike and they are not going to help now. we don't need washington, they need us.




posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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ATS members are lazy these days... research the GD'd story first people. FEMA is in Bastrop right now.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by Inconceivable
Perhaps he will give us Texans a little consideration after he is finished playing golf, and planning his next vacation. Finding performers for his 'Date nights" can be a daunting task, as is keeping track of the latest B-ball news. So we must be patient, he is a very busy man!!!

Really, something needs to be done-NOW! The fires are burning more and more homes, and there is no relief in sight in regards to the drought. The least he could do is say that he recognizes the situation here, and will do something as soon as he can, but all he has done is ignore any pleas for help. Not a classy move, Mr. Prez...


If your Governor doesn't think it's important enough to bypass the debates to do his job then why should the President. Your state was screaming leave the union doesn't look like you guys were even close to being able to handle things on your own. Maybe Ricky will find the time to come home and pray for rain.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by chef23
the only time washington cares about texas is during an election year. but just think if everybody in this state refuse to vote for any of those idots washington would suffer. as for fema, they're a joke. they didn't help during hurricane ike and they are not going to help now. we don't need washington, they need us.



Hey we're not all that happy with texas either, we keep having to deal with the "subprime" politicians -- the bizzare beliefs and the psyhcotic arrogance. Everytime and it is quite regularly that you say you are going to secede -- everybody has a little breath catch and then you don't, you can't keep disappointing us like that. You can keep the roads and the non climate changed no mans land and perhaps we could send a little money to Mexico to sweeten the pot. I can tell you for one thing I wouldn't miss dell computers at all. You can keep the oil to - it goes on the open market same price if we get it from you or someone else.

Good luck with the fires and all, if you don't want any help or if the help that we can give you to rebuild isn't un to your high standards then, fine we have a lot of other stuff to take care of. Like a couple of our more friendly states have lost whole towns, we're going to be kinda busy.

kthxby



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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ok Perry asked 1st, got no reply. Then Dewherst asked cuz Perry is too busy out campaigning.


Yeah FEMA is here, but during the news conference today, they said they are just assessing the situation. Not helping yet!

And we all pay taxes too, we have every right to federal help. And just because Perry is the governor doesn't mean we all support him. Even if he did mention Texas succeeding, so what- it was just a political move.

I just can't believe some of you are acting like it is the citizens' fault. That's about like how people in other countries and "terrorist" hate Americans b/c of our government.
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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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Originally posted by toolstarr
ok Perry asked 1st, got no reply. Then Dewherst asked cuz Perry is too busy out campaigning.


Yeah FEMA is here, but during the news conference today, they said they are just assessing the situation. Not helping yet!

And we all pay taxes too, we have every right to federal help. And just because Perry is the governor doesn't mean we all support him. Even if he did mention Texas succeeding, so what- it was just a political move.

I just can't believe some of you are acting like it is the citizens' fault. That's about like how people in other countries and "terrorist" hate Americans b/c of our government.
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Dude... You need to get caught up...



The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday authorized the use of federal funds to help fight fires in multiple counties in Texas.


Source

...and the office of Governor in Texas is fairly weak. The Lt. Governor actually wields more power than the Rick Perry. maybe that's the real reason the Lt. Governors office made the request.



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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hey stoner,

That story is from Tuesday. The breaking news conference today said they are waiting b/c all FEMA was doing was driving around assessing the need.
Here is a story from yesterday with the Headline~ Texas awaits word on FEMA fire funding

Over the course of more than a decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given Texas $3.8 billion dollars for disaster recovery. But Texans might have to wait a while for word on new funding in the midst of one of the most dangerous wildfire seasons in the state's history.

“We will go and survey the damage along typically in a vehicle or on foot to look at the homes and the destruction,” FEMA's Ericka Lopez explained about the lengthy process.
www.kxan.com...



posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 03:09 PM
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So Texas, the HARD-CORE conservative, right-wing EXTREMIST state is looking for a 'HANDOUT' from the very government from which they wish to secede from, and the same government to which they say needs to end its spending?????

Funny how it is TEXAS who CRIES out the LOUDEST for a government handout when an issue occurs there. Those conservative-cowboys, er, conservative-cry-babies, CRY every time they have an issue down there. Yet every other issue elsewhere in the country to which deserves government assistance is a WASTE of money and must be ended according to them.

HYPOCRITES!!!!!


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posted on Sep, 9 2011 @ 03:22 PM
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Uh no... We pay federal Taxes too brother. We want what is due.



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