Problem: Texas wildfires!
Is It Serious?: The worst in Texas history. The wildfires, which can now be observed from space, move incredibly fast, as this video from the Texas Park & Wildlife people shows:
Have these fires been around for a while? Oh yes, this is wildfire season – it's been going on for months.
But thank God for the TEABAGGERS TO THE RESCUE:
(Reuters) – Texas lawmakers are set to slash funding for the agency responsible for fighting wildfires in the midst of a historic wildfire season in which some 2.5 million acres have burned.
The Texas Forest Service faces almost $34 million in budget cuts over the next two years, roughly a third of the agency's total budget. The cuts are in both the House and Senate versions of the proposed state budget.
The Forest Service has about 200 firefighters and offers assistance grants to volunteer fire departments. Assistance grants are likely to take the biggest hit.
I swear to God… these people are so anti-government they're all going to end up dead.