Friday, May 25, 2007

Blackhawks over Baghdad

By Libby

Wondering what would happen if a disaster hit your town? One thing for sure, if you live in Nebraska, Arkansas, or Colorado you can't count on the National Guard flying in to help with their Blackhawk helicopters. You know the ones your tax dollars paid for? According to an an investigation most, it not all, of theirs are in Iraq providing target practice for terrorists.

But not to worry, there's a Blackwater facility located nearby. They can send in a rescue team for a mere $950 bucks a day per man, just like the hundreds they hired in NOLA.

However, if you prefer your rescues to be delivered by the taxpayer funded equipment you paid for, there's only two places to be.
Not all state National Guard headquarters in the region contacted by had bleak numbers. The Wyoming National Guard has eight Blackhawk helicopters on hand and more than 70 percent of its other authorized equipment, a spokeswoman told That is much higher than the national average, which currently hovers near 40 percent.

The Texas National Guard is also neatly outfitted, its lack of helicopters aside, from trucks to generators to night-vision goggles, its equipment levels were "comparable to redeployment," typically near 70 percent, according to a spokeswoman.
Hmmm.... Don't we know someone with ranches in those states? No wonder Dick and George feel so much safer.

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Blogger nolocontendere said...

You might be onto something there with Bush's hometown, private safety net. On 9/11 the scumbag eschewed Florida fighter escort for his homeboy Texas Air National Guard. Can't be too careful.

7:39:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

In the old days they called it looking after number one.

7:51:00 PM  

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