36 Responses to “VP Biden speaks at the Yarnell Hill Memorial”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    July 9, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    He was great. Struck the right tone.

  2. 5 Nena20409
    July 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Oh thanks for posting this. I wanted to watch on C-SPAN but got too busy and missed it totally.

    May their 19 individual Souls Rest In Peace.

  3. July 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    It’s 104 degrees here and it’s almost 8:30 p.

    • 7 desertflower
      July 9, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      It’s 6:30 here and 104 degrees:) Welcome to my world:) Actually…it was “pleasant” today by AZ standards….supposed to get some much needed rain by the end of the week. I don’t even remember the last time we had rain….

      • 8 jacquelineoboomer
        July 9, 2013 at 10:29 pm

        Our “feels like” (heat index) temp. tonight in Central Illinois was 97 about an hour ago. “Felt like” 97 to me all day since I woke up at 8:30 a.m. And we had some minor rain this morning, which did nothing but make it more muggy.

  4. 9 desertflower
    July 9, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this, Chips. I listened to him at the memorial today and he was magnificent and gave a powerful, heartfelt speech. A Must See. I am so happy that he came to be with them on this solemn occasion.

  5. 10 anniebella
    July 9, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t want to be disrespectful, but the comments about John McCain. I’ll leave it alone. Only in honor of the firefighters.

    • 11 desertflower
      July 9, 2013 at 9:39 pm

      Agreed. McCain has no honor as far as I’m concerned…but he sure did like getting that praise from VP Biden…. I’m very angered by both Senators…who voted for the sequester, thus drastically cutting firefighters, wildfire land mgmt….all of it. But they both go on and on, talking out both sides of their mouths, because the public has no idea of the truth….they have R’s behind their names, so that’s all that matters. Angers me that these kids, and they WERE kids, died, in part, because of the sabotage and recklessness of the Republicans.

  6. July 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Ummm… I think I just got threatened by my fortune cookie!!!

    “It would be best to maintain a low profile for now.”


  7. July 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    These firefighters are REAL heroes. Thanks VP Biden for your touching tribute and comforting words. I’m sure the families deeply appreciated your presence.

  8. 17 yardarm756
    July 9, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    My kinda guy.

  9. 18 arapaho415
    July 9, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Yes, Chips, thank you.

    Will watch now, if I can make it through the tears.

    “Of the hundreds of Hotshot crews, the Navy SEALs of wildfire fighting, the Granite Mountain group is the only one that’s part of an urban fire department. Most of its members were born and raised in Prescott. When the Yarnell Hill fire broke out just 30 miles away, the proximity drove them to respond with even more urgency than they usually did. Some raced out so fast that, hours later, the meals they were halfway through were still sitting on the firehouse table.”

    This is from an article with a point of view that a lot of people don’t want to hear. I think more thought needs to be given as to where we allow homes to be built, and homeowners need to truly understand the risks when they buy a house in the Western US that is in the middle of chaparral or pine forests.

    Near the coast, the irony is that if we allowed “natural” burns, the coastal ecosystem would probably change to an oak-woodland instead of chaparral, which is so dangerous and life-threatening.

  10. July 9, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    GE Chips, TOD..

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  13. July 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    • July 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      Please, please, please….. someone who really knows how to do investigative reporting, look into Gov. Walker’s background.

    • 26 Nena20409
      July 9, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Greedy Basta*ds. They know that VA Governor’s Job is for One Term. They wanted to Milk that 4 yrs for what it’s worth?

      Absolute Power, corrupting absolutely? Hmm? And many IL govs have gone to jail for these type of activities.

      • 27 jacquelineoboomer
        July 9, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        If one of these tea party governors would be convicted of corruption (not to mention treason), that might start a trend. They could all go to one of their finest “privatized” prisons and become really good friends with each other for a couple of decades.

  14. July 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Back to the drawing board…. maybe that’s why GOP took out food stamps from the farm bill today….you know wasteful spending and all……..why is it the Democratic presidents always inherit deficits & leave office w/ surpluses

  15. 30 a4alice
    July 9, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    so sad. VP Joe’s eulogy was heartfelt and compassionate as per his usual self. Love him.

    • July 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Best Vice President in history. We bestow the title to President Obama (and rightly so) as the Best President in history but Joe Biden is so sincerely and authentic. Love our VP JB.

  16. 32 desertflower
    July 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm


    Republican roll call: Breaking down factions in the House
    By Aaron Blake and Kennedy Elliott, Published: July 9, 2013
    Who is running the House of Representatives? As Speaker John Boehner wrestles with an independent-minded caucus, we’ve checked the voting records of all the Republicans in the House on six key votes to determine which members are voting against GOP leaders and how often.

  17. 33 arapaho415
    July 9, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    Reposting for west coasters:

    Bookmark site for information on Congress that you can download to your computer (PDF, Excel files):

  18. 35 Jovie
    July 9, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    For those of you complaining about the sequester, come October the GOP wants another one just like it, until we drastically cut Medicare the way they want, they will continue holding this country hostage.
    So, focus on the upcoming sequester, try to stop it, the other one is ancient history!

  19. 36 0388jojothecat
    July 9, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Ohhhh…..Just saw previews of the movie, The Butler, looks good….it has Forest Whittaker and Oprah in it. The title might change but it spans American history from the 50’s to the 80’s.

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