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Thursday, August 27, 2009

L.A. Firefighters at Haines Canyon

A great video from Marsha Perloff, as she filmed the La Canada Fire fighting efforts from Sunland-Tujunga today. This is the small water hold where practically everyone's dog swims, including mine.

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20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Nobody cares where your dog swims, Joe.

What we care about is finding out why Zuma Dogg hasn't been answering legitimate questions, opting instead for why Mary Benson is this, or another candidate is that.

August 27, 2009 8:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for sharing this. It makes a welcome break from the firestorm of LA politics!

BTW, did anyone notice how the helicopter seemed to be getting lower as it sucked up water? Simple physics, of course, the more it drinks, the heavier it gets, and the lower it goes.

Reminds me of Ted Kennedy...

August 27, 2009 8:21 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

I don't care where my dog swims either, she's pretty happy with any body of water.

The video is about the awesome helicopter. You should care, because these amazing machines and their pilots are on the table in regards to how the city/county/state spends its money.

August 27, 2009 8:25 PM  

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August 27, 2009 8:25 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Memo to 8:16 PM,

In 1975, many in S.T. and further east in La Cresenta were lucky not to lose their homes during the Big Tujunga Fire. That included my grade school track coach, so why don't you take your comments to the right post?

Spot

August 27, 2009 8:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, it doesn't matter to me, Joe because I don't choose to life in a FIRE ZONE.

Only stupid people live in fire zones. If you can't afford to live elsewhere then you can rent.

People need to live smarter. And if you already live in a fire zone, then clear the damn brush away from your home.

August 27, 2009 8:40 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Kind of hard and expensive to clear 30+ years of brush growth from the mountains. You should learn more about why fires occur and why they are so difficult to control.

August 27, 2009 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Yup noone cares

August 27, 2009 9:42 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Only you don't care. Angelenos do.

August 27, 2009 9:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

942 doesn't care either! So take that!

Look, if you left your home surrounded by 30 years of brush, don't blame me.

But do blame yourself. People need to take more responsibility for their future. And leaving 30 years of brush getting drier and drier is the height of irresponsibility.

And you are foolish to think that everybody but me cares about this. Only fools sit there and let things get worse. It's not like we're not aware of what happens. But again noone cares. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO YOU THOUGHT WOULD GO NUTS FOR TED KENNEDY DYING SHOWED YOU WHAT THEY THOUGHT, AND ALMOST ACROSS THE BOARD, HE WAS REMEMBERED AS THE KILLER AND COWARD THAT HE WAS. YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT ALL OF THE COMMENTERS THEN TOO. iT GOT SO BAD THAT YOU COULDN'T DEFEND THE ONSLAUGHT OF ANGER ABOUT KENNEDY. GO BACK AND SEE HOW FEW POSITIVE COMMENTS THERE WERE. YOU ABANDONED SHIP, SUCKA!

August 27, 2009 9:59 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Amazing helicopter! Look at the helicopter! My dog is just the tie-in.

August 27, 2009 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

8:40PM = A true Tamar Galatzan supporter.

Just the sort of elitist crap you get from liberal democrats who always know better than us.

I live in a fire zone. It's really a fire zone now largely because the DW f'ing P has prohibited me from watering the brush around my palatial estate.

Instead of dealing with the realities of a fire hazard of monumental proportions, that arrogant prick who heads up the DW f'ing P is patting himself on the back at how successful he's been at reducing water consumption while jacking up prices.

How may Los Angeles homes have to burn before the Clowncil creates an exception for watering in the hillsides and subsides residents for reducing a fire hazard? The cost of watering hillsides should be minimal compared to the cost of tackling a major brush fire.

CD5's Mr. Potato Head Koretz is too busy preparing for his summer break, and CD4's Tom LePlonker is not even aware of the problem.

It's like a f'ing tinder box around here!

August 27, 2009 10:10 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Most likely it was some illegals growing pot.

August 27, 2009 10:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe you should have just cut out the dog part and gotten to the point without BECOMING DEFENSIVE.

You'd have made the point, and I'm not gonna even look at it now because you're conducting yourself like a dickhead again. Stop being a dickhead and more people might read your contributions.

August 27, 2009 10:35 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

Not defensive. My dog is a great swimmer. This is a great video of a helicopter pumping in water. Why the attitude?

August 27, 2009 10:45 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

"942 doesn't care either! So take that!

Look, if you left your home surrounded by 30 years of brush, don't blame me.

But do blame yourself. People need to take more responsibility for their future. And leaving 30 years of brush getting drier and drier is the height of irresponsibility.

And you are foolish to think that everybody but me cares about this. Only fools sit there and let things get worse. It's not like we're not aware of what happens. But again noone cares. JUST LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO YOU THOUGHT WOULD GO NUTS FOR TED KENNEDY DYING SHOWED YOU WHAT THEY THOUGHT, AND ALMOST ACROSS THE BOARD, HE WAS REMEMBERED AS THE KILLER AND COWARD THAT HE WAS. YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT ALL OF THE COMMENTERS THEN TOO. iT GOT SO BAD THAT YOU COULDN'T DEFEND THE ONSLAUGHT OF ANGER ABOUT KENNEDY. GO BACK AND SEE HOW FEW POSITIVE COMMENTS THERE WERE. YOU ABANDONED SHIP, SUCKA!"

Uh, I don't live in the mountains. My house is fine. And I have no idea about whatever else you are babbling about.

August 27, 2009 11:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I love the photo, Joe. Most excellent helicopter shot!

August 28, 2009 12:19 PM  

Anonymous CH-54 Pilot said:

soc8:21

It isn't simple physics that the helicopter gets lower to the water as it loads water. It's the pitch of the main rotor blades. As water is loaded, the pilot changes the pitch to compensate. If the pilot doesn't compensate enough, the helicopter gets lower.

August 28, 2009 3:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Damn, this smoke is thick.

August 29, 2009 12:00 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thanks for the info, CH-54!

August 29, 2009 12:02 AM  

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