Friday, September 30, 2005

Daniel blogged while Simi burned

For my first California Friday entry, I'll write about some big state news that hit close to home. I live in Simi Valley, where a large brushfire was finally extinguished recently. It was blazing in full force when I tried to drive home. Fortunately only one home was lost (last I heard), and nobody was hurt by the fire (a rock did fall on one fireman's head). The drive home the next day looked pretty cool. It looked to a dork like myself as if orcs had torched a Middle Earth hillside. My housemate said that the firefighting planes were pretty effective. As soon as a bigger, blacker cloud billowed up, a plane would zoom in and drop its payload on it. The libertarian in me would like to think a private plane would have zoomed faster and dropped more stuff. But that's the more churlish part of the libertarian in me.


At 12:31 AM, Blogger LAFD Media and Public Relations said...


Thank you for your kind words regarding our agency's mutual-aid efforts in protecting your community.

Please rest assured that the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department will continue to do everything in their power to provide timely, efficient and cost-effective life safety services to our City and neighboring communities.

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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At 6:51 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

Um, you're.... welcome.

Forgive me. I'm a little nonplused at actually getting an official response from a government agency I write about.

Well, thank you for keeping the fire away from my house. If I ever get to actually privatize everything like I want to, you'll be the last on my list. Or rather, you'll be the first on my list, and you and your plane-zooming friends will stay on and get big fat raises. That is, if that's what the market demands... Um, never mind, just... thank you.

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

I just want to say that I think it's hilarious that the one time I say something nice about government (which most of my blog is focused on criticizing), the government actually writes back and says "thank you."


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