Skip to comments.California Governors Blame Republicans for Fires
Posted on 11/02/2019 10:56:24 AM PDT by John Semmens
Former Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says the fires now consuming large swaths of the state are the fault of Republicans. "Both myself and current Gov. Newsom have been striving to return California to the kind of ecological balance that prevailed before the white man invaded the area," Brown asserted. "It is the GOP's insistence on imposing modern technology that is the true cause of the conflagration. If it weren't for the massive amounts of electricity needed to power the unnatural lifestyles of the white man we wouldn't need the PG&E electric lines that are setting our forests on fire."
Prior to the Brown and Newsom regimes, PG&E was permitted to trim foliage near its power lines. This helped minimize the frequency of fires being started by branches falling onto the lines and breaking them. Now, there are more falling branches, more broken power lines, and more uncleared brush under the fallen lines ready to be ignited by sparks from the broken lines.
Most sensible people would recognize the chain of events leading to the fires. Most sensible people would support steps to mitigate the danger while still preserving access to electricity for California consumers and businesses. Yet, Newsom insists that "it is the refusal of these selfish consumersall of whom are aided and abetted by Republicansto adjust their modes of living to cut back on excess consumption that is responsible for the disaster that has befallen our state."
Contradicting the claims of Brown and Newsom is a comprehensive analysis done by California's Legislative Analyst Office last year. This analysis cited long standing failures of policy by the state. These failures included neglecting to properly thin out the forest overgrowth that fuels disastrous fires. They also included spending billions to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by a tiny fraction of the world's annual emission of this gas.
In related news, Newsom blamed homeowners for the surge in homeless encampments in Los Angeles and San Francisco. "Most residents of California have an excess of living space," the Governor maintained. "Rooms that could house homeless people are set aside for such frivolous uses as separate bedrooms for each child, home offices, TV dens, or storage space. We need to look into legislation that will incentivize homeowners to take in boarders. Perhaps a property surtax for underutilized space could be folded into the state's tax code."
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Funny how even when we are given a satire (or semi-satire) warning, it still rings true.
Because, it obviously IS true, when we’re dealing with very simple minded democrats.
Dammit John, don’t give these bastards ideas on how to tax us:
‘Governor maintained. “Rooms that could house homeless people are set aside for such frivolous uses as separate bedrooms for each child, home offices, TV dens, or storage space. We need to look into legislation that will incentivize homeowners to take in boarders. Perhaps a property surtax for underutilized space could be folded into the state’s tax code.”
that’s alright- cuomo blamed climate change for massive rains and damage it did two nights ago- said there weren’t any hurricanes, tornados and something else before climate change started happening-
Nope- that wasn’t satire- He actuality said that
That will get practicing Self-Immolators re-elected.
It needs renaming to Bizzarifornia.
Good one John. I actually received a form letter from SCE scolding me I wasn’t serious about conservation during this past triple digit Summer.
You’re brilliant, John.
A most curious assessment of culpability. Who caused this wildfire problem, Arnold Schwarzenegger?
I sincerely doubt that Republicans have had much of anything to do with state policies since about the time Ronald Reagan was Governor there.
There has been an unbridled dash to ever more fanciful and unsuccessful programs, simply because the California state treasury was once flush with extra cash, and rather than to let the people of the state have some say in how it was to be spent, a small elite and their brain trust took it upon themselves to “improve” California, by some Utopian dream that might have been fueled by persons high on cocaine.
Leftards actually believe this, because they have a hatred and fear of industrial civilization and economic progress, which are characteristics of the white man. They have a hatred of man, because they believe that nature has intrinsic value and man is the enemy of nature.
Projection and blame shifting. All we get from the liberal socialists.
Everyone else is Goldstein. Let the two minutes hate begin.
Ironically, the R.R. Library uses goats to resist the fires. There's you modern technology!
Moonunit Brown and the others did nothing (who has run the legislature for so long ?).
I predict there will be a major outcry (And lawsuits and shitloads of hate upon these leftist politicians and their procrastinations) as this absurd situation continues (people will die and businesses will be destroyed).
You almost got me, John. :)
Then why are Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsome objecting to the power outages? It they want things the way they were before the white man came, then the power outages should make them happy. They are spouting so much bullshit!
That dog won’t hunt there Gav my boy.
You better wear eye protection if you’re around Brown or Newsom. All the finger pointing you’ll put an eye out.
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