Poor ol’ “Man-made” Global Warming. It, along with the President, gets unfairly blamed for all kinds of disasters, including hurricanes, droughts, snowstorms – and most recently, the wildfires in California.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) – Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case.
The boy, whose name and age were not released, admitted to sparking the fire on Oct. 21, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Diane Hecht said Tuesday. Ferocious winds helped it quickly spread.
“He admitted to playing with matches and accidentally starting the fire,” Hecht said in a statement.
The boy was released to his parents, and the case will be presented to the district attorney’s office, Hecht said. It was not clear if he had been arrested or cited by detectives.
And it appears that investigators are zeroing in on arsonists as the culprits who set the other blazes:
The fire began in an area near Agua Dulce and quickly spread. It was among 15 or so major wildfires that killed 14 people, destroyed some 2,100 homes and blackened 809 square miles from Los Angeles to the Mexican border last week.
Authorities arrested five people for arson during that period, but none have been linked to any of the major blazes.
All but four of the blazes are now fully contained. Firefighters on Wednesday continued to cut lines around the remaining fires and kept a close eye on the weather.
Forecasters have said moderate Santa Ana winds could pick up later in the week.
Investigators have blamed an arsonist for setting a destructive wildfire in Orange County that blackened 28,500 acres and destroyed 16 homes.
Got that, far left Democrats? Bush and “Man-made” Global Warming are not to blame for the wildfires in California.
Now, I know you won’t apologize to the President because it’s not in your combative, hostile, hateful nature to admit to your sworn enemy that you were 100 shades of wrong, but would you at least be kind enough to say you’re sorry to your pal “Man-made” Global Warming? As Republicans, we’re used to dealing with and responding to unfair allegations demagoguing Democrats typically level at us for a multitude of things which we had nothing to do with, but – well – “Man-made” Global Warming is unable speak for him(her?)self – unless (s)he decides to huff and puff and blow your house down a la the Big Bad Wolf (who also, ironically, is also part of a fairy tale) – so (s)he can’t respond verbally in an effort to refute to your false allegations against his(her?) revered name.
C’mon, blame-game Democrats! Can’t we all just get along?
Related: Via Memeorandum, I see Blue Crab Boulevard has linked up to a post-mortem of sorts on the San Diego wildfires, as well as some photos of the fires as they were raging. You can view the photos here. And Dale Franks, a Southern California resident, posted some pictures last week of the rescue effort and the damage the fires brought to San Diego and surrounding areas.
PM Update: I meant to blog about this last week: Did you hear about Scare America host Randi Rhodes conspiracy theory that the wildfires were purposedly started by Blackwater (h/t: my friend Mark Dunn at the XDA blog)? These far leftites are just becoming their own parodies.