Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.

The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.

"I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong," said Gene Cranick.

Because of that, not much is left of Cranick's house.

This makes me feel even better about the obnoxious anti-income tax ads playing throughout the terrible Seahawks game today.

Remember kids, nothing government does is worthwhile. Taxes are always bad for the common man. You'd always be best off if you're left to fend for yourself, you strong, burly, independent American.

(Via the A-list)