Wednesday, December 23, 2015

O Christmas Tree

By Jeff Simpson

Rep. Kremer and Sen. nASS, fresh off teaming up to bully LGQBT children in our state, the disasterous duo have decided to team up again.

Their target this time is fire regulations and safety.

State and local governments would be prohibited from banning live Christmas trees in churches under a bill two Republican lawmakers began circulating Tuesday even as fire officials sounded warnings about how quickly trees can ignite.

Under the bill, the state Department of Public Safety and Professional Standards as well as municipal governments would be forbidden from passing any rules or ordinances prohibiting the seasonal placement of Christmas trees in the state Capitol rotunda or in a church. Trees in the rotunda and churches would be presumed to be safe during fire inspections, stripping inspectors of their ability to remove the trees.

We know that Christmas trees can burn quicker than a Scott Walker campaign promise when they get older ....

According to a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) report, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 200 home structure fires annually from 2002 to 2005 that began with Christmas trees. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage, according to the United States Fire Administration.

Of course while looking for sponsors, Robin Vos was eager to sign up:

"The last thing we need is for bureaucrats to play the Grinch in every church in Wisconsin at Christmas," said Rep. Vos. "This common sense legislation keeps the Christmas spirit alive and well without affecting safety 

Nothing says keep the Christmas spirit alive like a church buring to the ground, as long as it is done in the name of Jesus!


  1. Do they ever pass anything that doesn't interfere with local control? My gosh we have few well paying jobs being created in this state and this is how out legislators spend their time!

  2. We're talking church's not homes. Got any statistics on how many church's burn down from Chrismas tree fires Simpson?

    1. Since you are too lazy to look this up yourself:
      "Indeed, about half of all the fires at houses of worship in the past 20 years were intentionally set, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from the ATF. Of the 4,705 reported fire incidents at houses of worship between 1996 and 2015, 2,378, or 51%, had been ruled intentional as of July."

      Furthermore 791 files were accidental. But in 2011 there were 8,583 firearms murders, maybe ,jeff you should refocus your concerns.