Tennessee – Libertarian Paradise

Ah, Tennessee, gateway to Somalia:

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. – Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won’t respond, then watches it burn. That’s exactly what happened to a local family tonight.

Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.

The mayor said if homeowners don’t pay, they’re out of luck.

This fire went on for hours because garden hoses just wouldn’t put it out. It wasn’t until that fire spread to a neighbor’s property, that anyone would respond.

Turns out, the neighbor had paid the fee.

OK, Wingnuttia, time to pack your bags and move to Tennessee and breath the fresh air of freedom.

UPDATE 1: Glenn Beck speaks, and naturally mocks the family:

UPDATE 2: Is anyone surprised that Consumer Advocate John Stossel says Burn, Baby, Burn?

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0 Responses to Tennessee – Libertarian Paradise

  1. libhomo says:

    I could only say “libertarian paradise” sarcastically.


  2. zencomix says:

    All their paper money they had stuffed in their mattress burned at Farenheit 451. They should have bought gold from Glenn Beck!


  3. dogcicle says:

    if another human being can watch a persons house burn down without helping all they can, Beck may be right… this country is in in danger of collapsing..Any broadcaster with thousands of followers that can excuse the fire department’s..is an example of how strange this country would be if these cold-hearted tea-partiers get control of the government


  4. mbarnato says:

    John Stossel is a smarmy bastard. This is my favorite clip of him:


  5. Californistan, if you were the dums, you’d be whining about how milquetoast doesn’t inspire fiery passion, and if you deviated from the script, you’d get a sternly worded form letter from some DNC suboffice. I fully expect Corporate Party B to not take advantage of this.


  6. Dimitios says:

    I thought people had learned that fire fighting, like policing, was a social responsibility for which everyone paid in taxes, otherwise criminals hid out between crimes in unpoliced sectors and great fires started in unserviced properties.

    As George Santayana warned, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


  7. Rob G in Chicago says:

    Those same folks supporting the fire department’s actions and the required fee for fire protection services are probably the same folks demanding that Obamacare be repealed because of the requirement to purchase health insurance coverage.


    • Tengrain says:

      Rob –

      Welcome to MPS, it is good to have you with us.

      I think you are probably right. But bet me that they will buy it just before they go in for an operation.




  8. C Montgomery Burns says:

    In a country already morally bankrupt it comes as not surprise.


    The fools forget that every time a tax cut or temporary break is given the money has to come from another source. Property taxes for homes not worth the paper their mortgaged on are being raised because the states have no input from the feds. Sales taxes on groceries and sundry items are astronomical. Local services like garbage collection and water delivery like utilities are ridiculous. And now these folks are bitching that $75 is unreasonable?

    Watching a home burn to the ground is reprehensible. But if it’s the choice you made to keep the feds ‘prying eyes’ out of your business and off your pay check then….


  9. try stopping the flames from fanning over to a house that happened to pay the fee – and still burns to the ground

    i wonder how stossel would feel if his house burned to the ground because his neighbor didnt pay the fee

    eat shit stossel