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Your Tax Dollars at Work 9/11 Style Part Deu

FEMA has sent contractors to over 100-thousand government-issue trailers on the Gulf Coast to paint stove knobs a distinctive red.

Again, trying not to go to the snakeshot option I submit more 9/11 news. Apparently there are two problems. First, it appears some folks do not read the instructions on their shiny new propane stoves and asplode themselves to the promised land. Second, FEMA had to have paid a consultant big bucks to come up with the concept of "distinctive" red. As if RED is not distinctive enough.

Bot, could you please assist, is there a problem with Cajuns not being able to differentiate REDS or does FEMA just wish to further piss off the LSU gang [Geaux Tigers] by painting part of the kitchens ‘bama RED.

BILOXI, Miss. Trying to prevent deadly explosions, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has sent contractors to over 100-thousand government-issue trailers on the Gulf Coast to paint stove knobs a distinctive red.

FE-MA spokesman Aaron Walker says the change will help trailer residents tell the difference between the knobs that control the igniters and those that operate the burners on propane stoves.

Walker says four gas- or stove-related fires in FE-MA trailers have been reported in Louisiana, including one in April that killed a man in Slidell. He said FE-MA has had no reports of gas or stove fires in Mississippi.

Investigators blamed the deadly explosion in Slidell on propane that leaked from the trailer's stove when the knobs for two burners were left switched on.

Walker says workers in Mississippi have painted the knobs on about 85 percent of up to 40-thousand in the state.

In Louisiana, around 20 percent of the knobs in 70-thousand trailers have been painted red.

Gulfport Fire Chief Pat Sullivan says his department has responded to dozens of fires in FE-MA trailers since Hurricane Katrina.

Sullivan says some were caused by propane leaks, others by faulty wiring, cigarettes or food left in the oven or on the stove too long.


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I'll bet with just a little research you'll find that it isn't the Cajuns who have the problem with propane stoves.


PS Hmmm. Mississippi and Slidell. Nope, not Cajuns.
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