“Nobody in the whole series was actually making any liquor, we wouldn’t allow that. If we knew somebody was making liquor they would have been in the next episode in handcuffs,” said Jesse Tate.
That is the point you all are trying to rationalize.
No, the fire department connection isn't a big part of the series (though in one recent episode the dept. was doing inventory and found that their bolt cutter was missing -- the Chief had borrowed it and had to rush it back to the station. That certainly doesn't set a good example.
Please continue the rationalizations while this group of volunteers continues to make a mockery of the fire service.
he was in the army and was a mechanic, therefore he has a trade but chooses not to use it.
I don't think it justifies it, illegal is illegal for a reason. Mechanics make a large amount of money and I don't see why he isn't doing that for a living.
There is a fictional show on TV that advertises as "real life". The actors in the show have lives outside their "acting" gig. One of them also happens to be a volunteer firefighter in his community.
Oh wait...do you believe the show is true?
You do realize Backdraft (with the paid FF arsonist) was fake also...don't you? :)
Do you know the difference. This question makes me wonder about your perspective.
Just caught the promo, haven't seen the actual show. However, it made it real clear that it was moonshiners breaking the law and the law trying to catch them.
It appears the volunteer in question is re-enacting his exploits from years ago. He was a moonshiner by admission 5 years ago.
SC's point about he wouldnt be allowed to be an employee on his department holds true for our department as well. If he was doing felony level crime 5 years ago, is now re-enacting it on tv and is making a connection between that and our department there is no way he would continue to be a member.
SC's generalization about all volunteers is way off though. Because this guy does this, all volunteers are unprofessional? Do you make the same generalizations about race?
Watched 2 episodes last night while doing paperwork. He did stop by the firehouse during one to return bolt cutters he borrowed.
Apparently, according to what the show stated about stock car racing getting it's "roots" from Moonshiners....NASCAR is guiilty of promoting illegal activities as well. :cool:
Certainly explains your view then...Quote:
Couldn't tell you since I've never seen it.