Blogging lets you share your passions and connect with other users that share your interests. Click here to add your first entry.
Don't let us miss it!
Report on the news that matters to your community and don't let us miss a beat. Send in your stories and photos.
My Recent Comments
Here I was thinking I couldn't hate the Republican party anymore.
If anybody should be babied and handed everything there is to be handed it's public servants and first responders.
Umkay Firefighters, when my house is on fire, run in there and save all my crap. You need to be there like IMMEDIATELY. You should anticipate what a complete moron I am and be available within 5-10 seconds of my stuff being almost sort of damaged.
When there is a disaster, natural or man made. You run your skippy butt right out in the middle of it.
Save kitties, do public outreach and fire safety things pretty much ALWAYS! We want you in schools neighborhood watch, fire safety, public education heck when we have the town carnival we want you in the dunking booth, running the popcorn stand and providing first aid for the many moron's who will get drunk and fall over crap and puking children whose moron parents let them eat anything they can cram in their face.
When it's time to risk life and limb, if you hesitate, you suck and are a disgrace to the profession. We want you to work, uhm...always. In return we will kind of pay you for most of it. Thats only if we can manipulate your desire to serve your community into "free" labor. We'd prefer if you stayed volunteer and keep buying our BS load of cow pucky that it will someday lead to the paid position you have earned 50 times over. If we HAVE to pay you, it ain't gunna be much, and you will have to beg us for it.
If you try to do a calendar or something to raise funds for the necessities we deemed unnecessary, safety gear, working equipment, that garbage we will crucify you for tainting our "we support and appreciate our brave firefighters" con job. We can't have the people knowing you are so desperate to have the equipment to properly do your job that you are willing to fruit around like a stripper. " Will pole dance for a helmet that isn't from Toy's R Us."
There are lots of public service positions and jobs. There is only ONE that pretty much goes everywhere, anywhere for any occasion and is expected to perform, and that ladies and gentleman is your friendly neighborhood firefighter. Crime, accident, injury, medical emergency, disaster, football games, community events, school functions, city functions, parades AND fires.
When you are deep in poop, the first thing you are probably going to see is a firetruck. Accident? A cop may show up first, and he will be comforting you until the....firetruck appears with that oh so versatile paramedic. If it's a serious accident, the firefighters will be who get your hind end out and into the ambulance.
When there is a need in your community, I will put large sums of money on your local firefighters being the folks that fill that need.
No, I'm not a firefighter. Have no desire to be one. Lots of crap, very little pay and respect apparently comes in the 10% off coupon at local fast food joints. Woo freakin hoo.
A community who doesn't prioritize their firefighters, doesn't freaking deserve them. They will still be there.
When everything you have or everyone you love is in danger, they put their life on the line to help you keep that. They aren't sitting back saying that "insurance will cover it" or letting your family die in a blistering hot misery of a death. You screw up, they still put everything on the line for you.
These are the folks you can't be bothered to pay. These are the folks who aren't important enough to have a say. I'm sorry but no. Anybody who is literally willing to die for their community, has earned the right to demand proper funding.7 months ago