Rake The Forest!

Take it away, readers (click here for rake background).

9 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    #RakeAmericaGreatAgain

    America's propaganda arm can't even.

  2. Gilpin Guy says:

    It isn't necessarily the fault of Red Zone residents that these wildfires are of high intensity and more destructive by magnitudes.  Far from it.  Red Zone residents can do more but they are on the front lines of these climate disasters and are working together to reduce fuel loads in forested subdivisions.

    Cutting the fire mitigation budget of the National Forest Service to buy more missiles for the military isn't making our country safer.  A sane military budget would both reduce the deficit and free up funds for dealing with the real threats to our well being and survival.  It's time to reign in the Military Industrial Complex in a thoughtful and decisive manner.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Cutting the fire mitigation budget of the National Forest Service to buy more missiles for the military isn't making our country safer.

      True, but doesn't the big and beautiful tax cut help private businesses in the fire mitigation field start up and thrive? 

      • Duke Cox says:

        That would be nice.

        But, I am pretty sure most of it has been for stock buybacks. Now that the Lords of Wall St. have elevated the market and the stocks they own, taken out the cash or reinvested the value added to their wealth, it is now time for all the millions of little mom&pop investors to lose the money they have in their 401K or IRA.

        When the market devalues by 20% early next year, it won't be (never is) the directors of the banks and financial houses that lose their asses.

        They are hedged…you probably are not.

      • Gilpin Guy says:

        Hard to start up a business when the majority land owner (NFS) has no funds to do the work.  In Gilpin County, 40% of the land is public.  The lot of the private land is held by absentee owners who don't give a fig about mitigating.  There are mitigation companies working but they are augmented by Saws and Slaws groups who work together to help the elderly and those who can't afford professional mitigation.  The biggest reason to mitigate is to preserve watersheds.  No water.  No civilization or golf courses.

  3. mamajama55 says:

    Caption: GQ says a "rake" is a dashing, handsome ladies' man. So I'm posing for a calendar firefighter photo shoot, because obviously.

    It will be the best ever firefighter photo shoot, believe me.

    As a bonus, this rake is the only thing that can comb my hair after the 4th hairspray coating.

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Apparently, the Finns think this is #RakeNews.

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