ToDaZeD CaliZuela *facepalm*

phrasing!

Governor of the “7th largest economy in the world” [and dropping]:

“Something’s happened to the plumbing of the world

erm… “Science!!!” …or something

it continues:

…and we come from a perspective, humbly, where we submit the science is in [in, out up, or down - *actual* science is never "done"] … that climate change is real, and that is exacerbating this… Please respect, and I know you do [so, no manipulation, then?], the difference of opinion [now it's an "opinion"? ] out here as it relates to this fundamental issue on the issue of climate change.”

But if you “knew” that this was going to happen, as you say, and you know there are forest management things that could have been done to prevent the bad outcomes from this demon, whyinhell did you spend all your time and our resources just making things more difficult for the populace and completely neglect to do anything to prevent these disasters you knew were coming?

Walk thru a forest — if you can hack thru the undergrowth — and you can see with your own lyin’ eyes the issues there. Where is the demonstrated evidence of this recent “climate change™”?

One thing it’s difficult to ignore… A great deal — not all — of the land that is burning as we speak is under Federal Jurisdiction. Which is why so many acres burn and firefighters sit idle in meetings or on random flaming hillsides awaiting orders whilst olympic-level inter-agency pissing contests are conducted.

A very tangled web.

4 Comments!

  1. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 11:20 am |

    I’ll betcha all those interlocking but competing Fed bureaucracies even take polls and convene focus groups before they make a move to deal with the fires.
    “We should put out our fire, but what if we take resources from that other agency’s fire. Will we look selfish?”
    “If we act vigorously to put out the fire, will the Sierra Club accuse us of changing natural wildlife habitat management? Better have a meeting with them first.”
    “If we let it burn for a bit to get bigger, can we get more money in next yer’s budget to handle bigger fires?”

    In my single days, I had two roommates who worked for Federal agencies in DC, and they told me stories of those sorts of thought processes.
    *shudder*

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 11:22 am |

    …next year’s budget

  3. DougM ☞ crotchety and judgmental ☜
    Posted September 15, 2020 at 11:39 am |

    Somebody please explain to Newsom that a reason is not necessarily an excuse, even in politics.

  4. blake
    Posted September 16, 2020 at 1:48 pm |

    Reasonable person: Okay, climate change is a problem, and it makes wild fires worse. What can we do to mitigate the problem?

    Unreasonable person (AKA: Leftist) We should stop clearing fire roads and allow forests to grow uncontrolled.

    Reasonable person: But, if climate change is making the problem worse, how would this course of action help alleviate things?

    Unreasonable person: Why do you hate science?

    Reasonable person: Say what?