Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Texas Burning

Texas Republicans are always coming up big to destroy their state. As you have probably read, Texas is burning. A horrendous drought and very hot temperatures have created ideal fire conditions. In 2011, 1.8 million acres of Texas have burned. The record is 2 million. It is April 26. This is not good.

The Texas Republican response--cutting funding for volunteer firefighting departments (and in rural areas, these are the first responders for many wildfires) from $30 million a year to $7 million.

On the other hand, Rick Perry has a pretty effective program for dealing with the fires: pray.