Quick Quiz Otherwise Known as Tired Talking Points

Who said this and when?

“…there is a shortage of trucks, helicopters and other equipment necessary for the disaster clean up effort due to the Iraq war.”

And:

“…states all over the country are not only missing personnel, National Guard troops are — about 40 percent of the troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan — but we’re missing the equipment. When the troops get deployed, the equipment goes with them,…”

And:

“…laying blame on America’s effort to destroy terrorism with the deployment of U.S. troops in Iraq for hindering fire-fighting efforts in California.”

Give up? The quotes were made by two separate women, both Democrats, both suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, during the course of two separate disasters.

The first two quotes were by Kansas Governor Kathleen Sibelius during the Greensburg tornado tragedy in May of this year. The last, by Barbara Boxer.

And it gets better. Here’s the “money quote” regarding the California firestorm:

In response to a question on the energy bill, [Harry] Reid said the following:

As you know, one reason that we have the fires burning in Southern California is global warming. One reason the Colorado Basin is going dry is because of global warming.

Six questions later, a reporter followed up on Reid’s amazing statement.

Question: Senator, on the California fires, you said that the reason the fires are burning in California is global warming?

Reid: No. Here’s what I – I didn’t say the reason the fires were burning in Southern California was global warming…

The full story of Governor Sibelius can be found at Spree’s Wake Up America here, but it later came out she was instructed by both Howard Dean and Dick Durbin NOT to ask for Federal aid after the killer tornado and:

A brief summary: A source apparently close to the situation has told Quinn that Sebelius called Brownback shortly after she made the Katrina-like statement to the press to apologize. She allegedly told Brownback that she had been instructed by Howard Dean and Dick (Durbin?) to blame the fictional “lack of response” to the hurricane on the absence of National Guard troops and equipment, which had been diverted to Iraq (not true).

She said she would not have said these things “unless she had to,” and that she was told not to pass up an opportunity like this.

KS Governor Sebilius (D) said:

1. Howard Dean called me at 5AM this morning and said we needed to “use this”.

2. [Senator] Dick [Durbin] called about two hours later and told me not to ask for federal help.

3. We had “too many” National Guard personnel

TOTALLY exposed as a liar, using a natural disaster for political gain.

And now Boxer and Reid are doing the same thing with the California firestorm.

Trouble is, there are a lot of people in California that aren’t going to listen to their spin and certainly aren’t going to let it go unchallenged or let it pass. I may disagree with some of Arnold’s liberal bents, but he certainly doesn’t mince words in a crisis and he doesn’t suffer fools lightly.

This is what Arnold had to say to Boxer’s nonsense (From Snooper’s Take Our Country Back here):

“Anyone that is complaining about the planes just wants to complain, because there’s a bunch of nonsense,” he said in the broadcast interview. “The fact is that we could have all the planes in the world here — we have 90 aircraft here and six that we got especially from the federal government — and they can’t fly because of the wind situation.”

More from TOCB:

Former State Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian was part of thousands of people evacuated from their homes in San Diego County on Monday. Kaloogian lives in San Elijo Hills. Move America Forward’s Vice Chairman, Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson (USAF, Ret.) has prepared his family for evacuation in Simi Valley, CA, as the Malibu fire is threatening to come over the mountain into populated parts of Ventura County. The family of Move America Forward Grassroots coordinator, Joe Wierzbicki, was forced to evacuate from their homes in Fallbrook to the ocean after flames approached.

“Now is a time for people to come together to help one another during this awful natural disaster. Thousands of Californians have lost their homes, or may lose them in the next 24 hours, and the focus should be on how to help these people, not play petty and pathetic political games,” said Colonel Patterson, Move America Forward Vice Chairman. [Emphasis mine]

Patterson also pointed out that if, “Senator Boxer was so concerned about insufficient military equipment, she should stop voting against military appropriations.” [Emphasis mine]

Besides being shameless, Senator Boxer’s comments are also inaccurate. As Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale declared today:

“I can tell you unequivocally that the ongoing war-fighting activities … have had no negative effect at all (on) our ability to provide sufficient forces to assist civilian authorities in fighting the wildfires…. There is no manpower shortage,” McHale has publicly stated. [Emphasis mine]

Global warming. Iraq. Anything and everything except what the actual truth is: Santa Ana winds and the time of year==California Wildfires.

These people are losing lives, homes, pets, everything they’ve worked for. More are set to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Because of California’s many natural disasters, they have an extremely competent relief procedure. They don’t need the Boxers or the Reids trying to make everyone “helpless” and “dependent” on the Federal government. California was founded by independent minded people with a will to survive and succeed through adversity. They have the resources they need and everything is running smoothly.

Instead of congratulating them on doing a magnificent job with a relatively low loss of life, these BDS idiots want to hamper them. Well, guess what? They don’t need your interference Barbara Boxer. They don’t need your mealy-mouthed speculation Harry Reid.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why these wildfires become firestorms.

One word–Environmentalists.

Tree huggers more concerned with the latest “endangered species” than with human life and property. Idiots who hamper property owners from keeping brush cleared from around their homes, thus cutting fuel for these wildfires, because some rare, chartreuse footed dingo bird has a nest in a bush–and the nest goes up in flames anyway. By hampering efforts to keep the dead brush cleared away in a timely manner and keeping controlled burns from occurring, a small wildfire becomes a firestorm.

And now, the latest word, is possible arson. I know today while firefighters were fully engaged, an arsonist was arrested as he was setting yet another fire.

And here’s a question–California is the home state of SOH Pelosi. So, where is she? Is she on her way to participate in some of the on-going aid efforts for her state constituents?

Nope.

She can’t be bothered.

She’s going to try an end run with SCHIP while her fellow representatives ARE in their districts helping in any way they can. Absolutely, totally despicable.

Is there no depth too deep for these anti-Americans to stoop in order to further their political gain?

Apparently not.

However, I hope when election time rolls around again, the constituents of California will remember who was there to offer aid, who stayed in Washington to play politics and who tried to spin the politics for political gain. If they continue to elect these immoral cretins after this blatant display of “Washington Musical Chairs for My Benefit” rather than “We the People” then they deserve the kind of representation they will get–exactly what they’re being given now.

Disgusting. Playing politics with natural disasters and people’s lives for political gain rather than doing their job.

Pray for those involved and their families.

Catch the Wave!

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Quick Quiz Otherwise Known as Tired Talking Points

Who said this and when?

“…there is a shortage of trucks, helicopters and other equipment necessary for the disaster clean up effort due to the Iraq war.”

And:

“…states all over the country are not only missing personnel, National Guard troops are — about 40 percent of the troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan — but we’re missing the equipment. When the troops get deployed, the equipment goes with them,…”

And:

“…laying blame on America’s effort to destroy terrorism with the deployment of U.S. troops in Iraq for hindering fire-fighting efforts in California.”

Give up? The quotes were made by two separate women, both Democrats, both suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome, during the course of two separate disasters.

The first two quotes were by Kansas Governor Kathleen Sibelius during the Greensburg tornado tragedy in May of this year. The last, by Barbara Boxer.

And it gets better. Here’s the “money quote” regarding the California firestorm:

In response to a question on the energy bill, [Harry] Reid said the following:

As you know, one reason that we have the fires burning in Southern California is global warming. One reason the Colorado Basin is going dry is because of global warming.

Six questions later, a reporter followed up on Reid’s amazing statement.

Question: Senator, on the California fires, you said that the reason the fires are burning in California is global warming?

Reid: No. Here’s what I – I didn’t say the reason the fires were burning in Southern California was global warming…

The full story of Governor Sibelius can be found at Spree’s Wake Up America here, but it later came out she was instructed by both Howard Dean and Dick Durbin NOT to ask for Federal aid after the killer tornado and:

A brief summary: A source apparently close to the situation has told Quinn that Sebelius called Brownback shortly after she made the Katrina-like statement to the press to apologize. She allegedly told Brownback that she had been instructed by Howard Dean and Dick (Durbin?) to blame the fictional “lack of response” to the hurricane on the absence of National Guard troops and equipment, which had been diverted to Iraq (not true).

She said she would not have said these things “unless she had to,” and that she was told not to pass up an opportunity like this.

KS Governor Sebilius (D) said:

1. Howard Dean called me at 5AM this morning and said we needed to “use this”.

2. [Senator] Dick [Durbin] called about two hours later and told me not to ask for federal help.

3. We had “too many” National Guard personnel

TOTALLY exposed as a liar, using a natural disaster for political gain.

And now Boxer and Reid are doing the same thing with the California firestorm.

Trouble is, there are a lot of people in California that aren’t going to listen to their spin and certainly aren’t going to let it go unchallenged or let it pass. I may disagree with some of Arnold’s liberal bents, but he certainly doesn’t mince words in a crisis and he doesn’t suffer fools lightly.

This is what Arnold had to say to Boxer’s nonsense (From Snooper’s Take Our Country Back here):

“Anyone that is complaining about the planes just wants to complain, because there’s a bunch of nonsense,” he said in the broadcast interview. “The fact is that we could have all the planes in the world here — we have 90 aircraft here and six that we got especially from the federal government — and they can’t fly because of the wind situation.”

More from TOCB:

Former State Assemblyman Howard Kaloogian was part of thousands of people evacuated from their homes in San Diego County on Monday. Kaloogian lives in San Elijo Hills. Move America Forward’s Vice Chairman, Lt. Colonel Buzz Patterson (USAF, Ret.) has prepared his family for evacuation in Simi Valley, CA, as the Malibu fire is threatening to come over the mountain into populated parts of Ventura County. The family of Move America Forward Grassroots coordinator, Joe Wierzbicki, was forced to evacuate from their homes in Fallbrook to the ocean after flames approached.

“Now is a time for people to come together to help one another during this awful natural disaster. Thousands of Californians have lost their homes, or may lose them in the next 24 hours, and the focus should be on how to help these people, not play petty and pathetic political games,” said Colonel Patterson, Move America Forward Vice Chairman. [Emphasis mine]

Patterson also pointed out that if, “Senator Boxer was so concerned about insufficient military equipment, she should stop voting against military appropriations.” [Emphasis mine]

Besides being shameless, Senator Boxer’s comments are also inaccurate. As Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Paul McHale declared today:

“I can tell you unequivocally that the ongoing war-fighting activities … have had no negative effect at all (on) our ability to provide sufficient forces to assist civilian authorities in fighting the wildfires…. There is no manpower shortage,” McHale has publicly stated. [Emphasis mine]

Global warming. Iraq. Anything and everything except what the actual truth is: Santa Ana winds and the time of year==California Wildfires.

These people are losing lives, homes, pets, everything they’ve worked for. More are set to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Because of California’s many natural disasters, they have an extremely competent relief procedure. They don’t need the Boxers or the Reids trying to make everyone “helpless” and “dependent” on the Federal government. California was founded by independent minded people with a will to survive and succeed through adversity. They have the resources they need and everything is running smoothly.

Instead of congratulating them on doing a magnificent job with a relatively low loss of life, these BDS idiots want to hamper them. Well, guess what? They don’t need your interference Barbara Boxer. They don’t need your mealy-mouthed speculation Harry Reid.

Let’s look at some of the reasons why these wildfires become firestorms.

One word–Environmentalists.

Tree huggers more concerned with the latest “endangered species” than with human life and property. Idiots who hamper property owners from keeping brush cleared from around their homes, thus cutting fuel for these wildfires, because some rare, chartreuse footed dingo bird has a nest in a bush–and the nest goes up in flames anyway. By hampering efforts to keep the dead brush cleared away in a timely manner and keeping controlled burns from occurring, a small wildfire becomes a firestorm.

And now, the latest word, is possible arson. I know today while firefighters were fully engaged, an arsonist was arrested as he was setting yet another fire.

And here’s a question–California is the home state of SOH Pelosi. So, where is she? Is she on her way to participate in some of the on-going aid efforts for her state constituents?

Nope.

She can’t be bothered.

She’s going to try an end run with SCHIP while her fellow representatives ARE in their districts helping in any way they can. Absolutely, totally despicable.

Is there no depth too deep for these anti-Americans to stoop in order to further their political gain?

Apparently not.

However, I hope when election time rolls around again, the constituents of California will remember who was there to offer aid, who stayed in Washington to play politics and who tried to spin the politics for political gain. If they continue to elect these immoral cretins after this blatant display of “Washington Musical Chairs for My Benefit” rather than “We the People” then they deserve the kind of representation they will get–exactly what they’re being given now.

Disgusting. Playing politics with natural disasters and people’s lives for political gain rather than doing their job.

Pray for those involved and their families.

Catch the Wave!