CA Gov. Newsom’s messaging smoked by links to arrests and Trump plans “forest management” lecture for the state’s chief executive.
This weekend, I noted that several blazes among all the wildfires burning in the Western US were being investigated as potential arson cases.
Now it is reported that four separate arrests have happened in conjunction with conflagrations in Oregon, California, and Washington.
Four have been arrested on suspicion of arson in West Coast areas already under seige from major destructive and deadly blazes, according to reports.
As wildfires continue to rage across three states, police investigated separate incidents near existing wildfires. Two men in Washington state, one man in Oregon and one woman in California are facing charges, according to the Daily Wire.
The latest reports suggest that at least 20 people have died in California, eight in Oregon and one in Washington state as firefighters struggle to contain already deadly fires.
I moved to California in 1985. At that time, the logging industry was being targeted as “evil” by environmentalists. Rules and regulations were quickly made to supplicate the worshipers of “old-growth forests.” Politicians rushed to do something because of “science.”
Meanwhile, more and more people moved into the state and began populating previously uninhabited areas that were a fire risk. Additionally, California’s politicians raked in new tax revenue…spending it on themselves and unions, and not the water resources necessary to help potentially address this issue.
Furthermore, Governor Gavin Newsom accused the state’s electric provider of “corporate greed” for not taking fire safety precautions after a historic blaze. However, the firms in question have been struggling to meet green energy demands, and the state’s increasing energy needs cannot be satisfied with the available and reliable nuclear and natural gas options.
Now, despite the consequences of having populations living next to heavily overgrown woodlands and forests, California politicians and the media have joined forces to push the environmental theology du jour.
Governor Gavin Newsom got the messaging stated with a theatrically produced segment on NBC, with smoke in the background for extra drama.
The deadly wildfires sweeping through US West Coast states show that the debate around climate change is “over”, California Governor Gavin Newsom says.
“Just come to the state of California. Observe it with your own eyes,” he told reporters from a charred mountainside.
The hots are getting hotter. The wets are getting wetter.
Climate change isn’t something that is going to happen in the future. It’s happening right NOW. https://t.co/3pBG8b828p
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 12, 2020
Most perplexing, media is rushing to link the freak snowfalls in the Rockies this week with the wildfires to push the “climate change” narrative.
Right on the heels of arguably the West Coast’s most intense heat wave in modern history comes the most ferocious flare-up of catastrophic wildfires in recent memory. Meanwhile, just a few hundred miles east, a 60-degree temperature drop over just 18 hours in Wyoming and Colorado was accompanied by an extremely rare late-summer dumping of up to 2 feet of snow.
It’s not coincidence, it’s climate change.
However, this message is now being met with a considerable push-back.
There are many references to arsons.
What about the arsonist pic.twitter.com/24YcbuC6Ya
— TerryO17 (@compassrose1375) September 12, 2020
One suspect was caught in the act:
— SV News ? (@SVNewsAlerts) September 13, 2020
There were several references regarding California’s lack of sensible forest management, aside from “loggers are evil.”
Some Californians called Newsom on the complete lack of infrastructure priorities, as evidenced by the trouble associated with the Oroville Dam.
Strangely, despite knowing about this for decades, California couldn't even sufficient fund maintenance on the Oroville Dam. Negligence created a massive public emergency and repair costs are dramatically higher.
— Soquel by the Creek (@SoquelCreek) September 12, 2020
Newsom will be getting a visit from President Donald Trump, who will likely underscore all of the above concerns.
On the eve of a visit to California as wildfires continue to rage across the state, Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that bad “forest management” is to blame for the recent devastation there.
…“I’m all over the place. I’m going to California from here, going over to see some of our great people that are doing such a great job with these monster fires that they have,” he said at a roundtable with Latino voters in Nevada on Sunday.
Here’s hoping that in 2022, Californians choose a governor who prefers real science (such as those behind infrastructure and land management) instead of politicized science.DONATE
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