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California governor blames devastating wildfires
on climate change and says deadly winter infernos
will be ´the new normal´

Daily Mail (UK), by Keith Griffith

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Posted By:M2, 12/10/2017 8:41:56 AM

California´s governor has said that deadly wildfires in the winter will be ´the new normal´, as fire crews rushed to contain the fires, with dry desert winds expected to intensify over the weekend. Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings. At a news conference, the Democrat said drought and climate change mean California faces a ´new reality´ where lives and property are continually threatened by fire, at a cost of billions of dollars. He added that gusty winds and

As for me, I am dead tired of liberals and Leftist crazies like Jerry Brown and Barack Obama telling the rest of us what the "new normal" is.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 12/10/2017 8:45:01 AM     (No. 11476364)

Has it occurred to Jerry Brown that at least some of these wildfires could be prevented by allowing non-tree-huggers to go in there and clear out the dead and diseased trees, maybe create a park or two as firebreaks?

OPEN LETTER TO GOV. MOONBEAM: Climate change is not responsible for everything that goes wrong but the climate change mindset is responsible for some of it, so grow up and get a grip.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/10/2017 8:49:00 AM     (No. 11476366)

Brown- a consummate leftist pol who thrives on mysticism, innuendo, assumption and ´the power of crystals´ to guard his personal model of the universe. With absolutely zero scientific training, this dunce of the ´Weed Farm´ is now going to lead the majority of long suffering Californians down the cherry lane of puffery and wishful thinking. It´s as if Brown thinks people just suddenly "Popped" into existence like Mushroom spoors and have no recollection of 100 years of deadly, life threatening southern California wild fires. Oh, My!

Folks in California really do need a rude awakening. They are now entering their hysterical age.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: califedup, 12/10/2017 9:05:31 AM     (No. 11476382)

Next up from the wealthy, evil old communist Jerry Brown:

Power shortages, crumbling roads, high crime, high energy prices, state bankruptcy "The New Normal".

Democrat party communists destroy everything they touch.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: controlfreak, 12/10/2017 9:11:39 AM     (No. 11476387)

All I have to say about global warming is that we had snow in New Orleans this week.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: scottc, 12/10/2017 9:18:11 AM     (No. 11476392)

If Moonbeam was right the whole world would be on fire. The Climastrology cult never let facts get in the way.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TCloud, 12/10/2017 9:19:02 AM     (No. 11476393)

Should have planted that new Fire Resistant Colorado WEED.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Beancounter, 12/10/2017 9:21:09 AM     (No. 11476395)

Jerry, it’s not winter yet and most of the big fires have happened in the fall.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 12/10/2017 9:29:25 AM     (No. 11476407)

The fact that modern-day forest management, guided by environmentalist whackos, has turned forests into tinder boxes which exacerbate wildfires and makes them harder to control, has absolutely nothing to do with it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: avanti1, 12/10/2017 9:37:31 AM     (No. 11476417)

The real "new normal" is trying to achieve political ends by blaming everything on "global warming" without offering any facts or scientific support.

Every complex question has a simple answer and it is always wrong.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 12/10/2017 9:48:10 AM     (No. 11476431)

Sporadic rainfall and droughts have always been a problem for residents of CA. It´s one reason the state was sparsely populated until the 20th century. Fires have been occurring there well before Moonbeam appeared on this planet.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/10/2017 10:07:31 AM     (No. 11476447)

As one of these fires began and it was obvious it was growing in size, I heard a reporter say that "you show check with your local ordinances before you clear away the brush and foilage around your house." That says all you need to know.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Cor-Vet, 12/10/2017 10:13:50 AM     (No. 11476452)

It´s snowing in the South, so Global warming.
It´s raining in the North West, so Global warming.
The ice caps are growing, so Global warming.
Forest fires,Global warming.
Hurricanes, Global warming.
Trump beating Hillary, global warming or racism.
Everything that doesn´t go the liberal way is either global warming or racism, with a little misogyny and homophobia thrown in!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: valinva, 12/10/2017 10:18:17 AM     (No. 11476459)

Moonbeam and the tree-hugging Communists rely on the left-stream media to fail to report easily verifiable historical facts that show that CA has had a long history of drought and flood cycles. https://civileats.com/2014/02/05/a-history-of-drought-in-california-learning-from-the-past-looking-to-the-future/
But California has often endured water scarcity throughout its history, and each occasion has brought its own challenges. Out of those challenges have come valuable lessons, and as the current dry spell becomes more severe it is worth remembering— and learning from—the state’s long history of unpredictable weather fluctuations.

The acclaimed UCLA historian Norris Hundley cautioned that, “It is a mistake…to think of California in terms of averages and regular cycles of precipitation.” Settlers’ accounts of the area are laden with odd conclusions based on the extreme conditions present at the time of observation. For example: a dry Sonoma was declared entirely unsuitable for agriculture in 1841. The Sacramento Valley was written off as “a barren wasteland.” Much of the Central Valley was just a great “inland sea” during the torrential floods of 1861-1862, when Sacramento could be traversed only by canoe, then drought-stricken two years later in 1864.

By the early 1920s, those California farmers who did irrigate relied mostly on groundwater and flowing river sources, along with some smaller reservoirs, which sustained them just enough through the dry years. The decimation wrought by the 1924 drought encouraged more widespread interest in irrigation systems, along with investment in bonds for larger systems to store water and transport it to where it was needed.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Chief1942, 12/10/2017 10:22:00 AM     (No. 11476464)

Was a Firefighter/EMT in SoCal for 30 years (65-95) and I can tell anyone who cares to listen that these current events are NOT anything new. One can go back as far as they wish into the news archives and they will see that the Santa Ana winds is a long known and understood seasonal event due to the seasonal weather and topography. Every year we knew what October through January portended in the way of catastrophic fires., and we were never surprised when they occurred.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ribald1, 12/10/2017 10:23:10 AM     (No. 11476465)

This idea that the weather can be controlled by making an offering or sacrifice to a cult has been around since very early times.
That such superstitions are still common today speaks to the poverty of our educational system.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wendybird, 12/10/2017 10:55:56 AM     (No. 11476492)

Controlled burns when the wind isn’t hurricane force would seem to be less costly than fighting fire during the Santa Ana winds. I know it would hurt liberal sensibility to actually cause smoke and burn that beautiful sagebrush. Presently one needs a license to cut down a dead sapling on your own property.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/10/2017 10:58:17 AM     (No. 11476497)

I think more of these fires have been set by California malcontents and terrorists Jerry Brown and his ilk have let in the country, all of which have nothing to do with global warming, or cooling, or change, or whatever the latest name re-invention of the left to cover for the last exposure of their lies and failure.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/10/2017 11:00:32 AM     (No. 11476499)

He’s crazy. Move on. He’ll be gone.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: californiadude, 12/10/2017 11:03:45 AM     (No. 11476505)

I´m so embarrassed. This is what we have for leadership in my State. The guy has lost it!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: birddog, 12/10/2017 11:15:55 AM     (No. 11476522)

Most of what is burning is State and Federal Land...Private owners would have mitigated the risks, for insurance/Liability cost control if nothing else. On the "plus" side, at least they won´t have to worry about these areas burning next year.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 12/10/2017 11:27:44 AM     (No. 11476533)

Those fires have been happening for thousands of years. People have now built expensive homes and buildings in harm´s way. It´s why we now have so much hysterical coverage. If They are not going to mitigate the potential for these fires (clear the brush, firebreaks, etc.) then it´s going to get difficult and expensive to buy insurance there.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: strike3, 12/10/2017 11:28:34 AM     (No. 11476534)

Jerry Brown is the new normal for California politicians. Maybe if they put in a high capacity water system across these areas instead of that super train, they could supply water to the dry areas during this season. But no, that makes too much sense.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Talk2, 12/10/2017 11:39:37 AM     (No. 11476542)

I was in basic training in SD in the early 50s and we were asked to volunteer to go fight fires in the hills so this was going on then and no fool claimed it was global warming or climate change that caused it. They knew very well it was undergrowth and "natural" habitat that provided the fuel. In other parts of the country today there are controlled burns to mitigate these disasters, but those areas are not controlled by liberal democrats.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: KTWO, 12/10/2017 12:33:03 PM     (No. 11476612)

At least no Californians will die - in this decade - from stepping in front of the Train To Nowhere.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/10/2017 12:41:41 PM     (No. 11476624)

Migrant camps?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Smart11344, 12/10/2017 12:42:51 PM     (No. 11476627)

The wrath of God has found California.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: dvc, 12/10/2017 12:48:42 PM     (No. 11476638)

Leftist bullhockey, as usual from Moonbeam.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kono, 12/10/2017 12:56:40 PM     (No. 11476652)

The drought-busting rains last winter/spring had some predictable consequences, like an explosion of insects and an over-abundance of brush growth. Every fall the brush dries and becomes fuel for fire, and more brush almost always gives us more (and worse) wildfires.

This is due to last year´s El Niño event, not to "Climate Change". Moonbeam´s statement is laden with political opportunism and light on science.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 12/10/2017 1:54:11 PM     (No. 11476700)

I live up in what is called the "north state" in Butte County. I just received an e-mail from "Californians for TRUMP"..

It was a request to support the Republican candidate for Governor, Travis Allen.

It´s an awesome letter detailing all of the bad things going on in our once-golden state (sanctuary state, media liars, left-wing antics) and it asks to google "Travis Allen´s voting record"..he has high ratings from the NRA, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and Planned Parenthood gives him a ZERO! All the reason to vote Republican and oust those lefties from Sacramento!!! Plus he´s a huge TRUMP SUPPORTER. He asks for a "grassroots movement" and I am all in for that!

We must Make California Golden Again!!!

Veterans for TRUMP 2020
Veterans for TRAVIS ALLEN 2020

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Caljeepgirl, 12/10/2017 2:04:53 PM     (No. 11476707)

What #30 says: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Allen

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Reply 31 - Posted by: BarryNo, 12/10/2017 2:36:02 PM     (No. 11476734)

New normal is simply liberal code for: we ain´t gonna fix it, cause we ain´t bothered by it.

This hsa been building for decades since Liberal Californians adopted the Gaia approach of man is evil. Nature is better without man.

So get your insurance money and move out of California. Your ´duly elected officials´ don´t give a damn about you and won´t fix the problem because of their religion. They´d rather all the evil humans burned than were protected. The only saving grace will be if the illegal immigrants moving in cut down the brush and cut fire breaks even if it IS illegal by California law. They´re a protected class, after all.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/10/2017 2:50:31 PM     (No. 11476750)

It couldn´t be that some of these fires are being set because he refuses to allow the LEO´s to clear out the illegals in his state? Illegals who are setting some of these fires lately? Not to mention killing innocent citizens. Nah, better for him to blame global warming, not his own daffy and disastrous policies.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/10/2017 2:53:25 PM     (No. 11476753)

Is this like the ´new normal´ that Obama spoke about regarding jobs? The left never fixes anything. Why? Because they don´t care about anyone other than themselves. All they want is power, influence, and wealth. They don´t govern. They rule. Their policies are solely designed to make you dependent on them. They only care about climate change as a mechanism to make you more subservient and dependent, and them more powerful and wealthy.

Had enough?

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Reply 34 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/10/2017 4:14:09 PM     (No. 11476787)

For moonbeam, stupidity has been the new normal his entire life.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bohallx, 12/10/2017 5:00:37 PM     (No. 11476813)

The natural cycle in deserts is:

1. periods of intense drought followed by
2. periods of intense rain followed by
3. stupendous growth of new plants from seed followed by
4. stupendous growth of rat population fed by those plants followed by
5. plague that kills off all the people followed by
6. wildfires that burn off all the plants and the things of man
7. a return to the normal conditions found in a desert

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/10/2017 5:51:34 PM     (No. 11476847)

My bet is that it was caused by an illegal alien arsonist, just like the last round of fires.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 12/10/2017 5:57:22 PM     (No. 11476855)

If I was one of the eco-terrorism who started these fires, I´d be very insulted by Brown´s little jab.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: dvc, 12/10/2017 6:19:22 PM     (No. 11476879)

Best wishes, #30 and #31, hope you can stop all the illegals from voting, and maybe win one.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/10/2017 7:24:15 PM     (No. 11476931)

Life seems to be strictly a hair shirt for Brown. Is there any joy in his life------ except of course for telling the rest of us how to live our lives???

If it´s Brown, flush it.

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What´s next in the investigation
of those missing FBI texts

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 1/23/2018 5:06:27 AM     Post Reply
Congressional investigators believe they are barely beginning to answer the questions raised by the text messages between the FBI´s Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. For several reasons: 1) Strzok and Page were more prolific texters than anyone knew. In a statement late Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said FBI investigators have found "over 50,000 texts" in their review of Strzok-Page communications. 2) Even with all those texts, the FBI says it cannot find the couple´s messages between Dec. 14, 2016, and May 17, 2017 — a critical time in the Trump-Russia affair. It´s probably safe to say there is not a single

Congress seeks answers after FBI
claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

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Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 1/21/2018 10:58:14 PM     Post Reply
Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: Conversations between Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russian ambassador Sergey

America Slips in the Eyes of the World
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US News & World Report, by Kevin Drew    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/23/2018 12:29:00 PM     Post Reply
The mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month was somber as Ian Bremmer, president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Bremmer began with a show-stopping line:"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018." The reasons are many, Bremmer cited, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump´s move away from global leadership, and China´s eagerness to fill the

Breaking: New Texts From Anti-Trump FBI
Agents Mention A ´SECRET SOCIETY´

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Daily Wire, by Ryan Saavedra    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 1/22/2018 10:46:17 PM     Post Reply
New text messages from anti-Trump FBI agents reviewed by investigators reportedly make reference to a "secret society," in what could be the nail in the coffin for special counsel Robert Mueller´s Russia investigation. Investigators have reviewed 50,000 text messages on FBI servers looking for all exchanges between anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page during the 2016 election, Fox News reported. The revelation comes as investigators are seeking the whereabouts of approximately five months´ worth of text messages between Page and Strzok. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy told Fox News on Monday that one

Schumer: GOP Has ´Forgotten
the Lessons of the Founding
Fathers´ by Not Compromising

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PJ Media, by Nicholas Ballasy    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 1/21/2018 9:00:56 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the government shutdown a “manufactured crisis” created by Democrats who want a permanent Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) fix, which he referred to as a “non-emergency” issue that does not belong in the short-term spending bill to continue federal government operations. “The one non-emergency issue our friends on the other side of the aisle are trying to shoehorn into this discussion doesn’t reach that status of emergency until March. This is pure folly. The American people know so, that´s why in a recent survey a majority said keeping the government open

Schumer withdraws offer on Trump´s wall
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Politico, by Burgess Everett & Seung Min Kim    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/23/2018 12:33:01 PM     Post Reply
Chuck Schumer is taking his big spending boost for Donald Trump’s border wall off the table. The Senate minority leader, through an aide, informed the White House on Monday that he was retracting the offer he made last week to give Trump well north of the $1.6 billion in wall funding Trump had asked for this year, according to two Democrats. And now they say Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign promise. Schumer “took it off,” said Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “He called the White House yesterday and said

California Democrats want some businesses
to fork over half tax-cut savings to state

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Fox News, by Edmund DeMarche     Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:27:25 PM     Post Reply
Calling the Trump administration’s tax reform plan a “middle-class tax increase,” two California lawmakers introduced a bill that would force large companies to fork over half of their expected savings to the state. Assemblymen Kevin McCarty and Phil Ting, both Democrats, introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 22, which calls for a 10 percent surcharge on companies with a net earnings over $1 million. The plan could potentially raise billions for the state´s social services programs. “It is unconscionable to force working families to pay the price for tax breaks and loopholes benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals,” Ting said in a statement,

Chuck Schumer: ´We will vote
today to reopen the government´

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Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 1/22/2018 12:36:55 PM     Post Reply
The Senate on Monday was set to hold a successful vote to reopen the federal government, after Senate Democrats agreed to let the bill through even though it doesn´t include immigration language they are seeking. "We will vote today to reopen the government to continue negotiating a global agreement," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said on the floor. Under the bill up to be called up, the government would be fully funded through Feb. 8, and it would fund the Children´s Health Insurance Program for six years. It would also reopen the government, which has been partially closed since midnight

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