Smokey Bear furloughed

Smokey Bear is being used as a symbol — not of fire prevention, but of furloughed federal employees.

Smokey Bear furloughed

And the Daily Show interviews Smokey Bear about being furloughed, in a NSW video.

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Wildland fire has been a major part of Bill Gabbert’s life for several decades. After growing up in the south, he migrated to southern California where he lived for 20 years, working as a wildland firefighter. Later he took his affinity for firefighting to Indiana and eventually the Black Hills of South Dakota where he was the Fire Management Officer for a group of seven national parks. Today he is the creator and owner of WildfireToday.com and Sagacity Wildfire Services and serves as an expert witness in wildland fire. If you are interested in wildland fire, welcome… grab a cup of coffee and put your feet up. Google+

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  1. Just wait until some non-furloughed USDA Lawyer (“essential personnel”)sees this and throws a fit about the unauthorized use of a National Legend. Between chasing these rabbits and abusing PL 107-203, it’s a lawyers wet dream and a Full Employment Act.

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