Who's Blaming Whom?
Democrats are already politicizing the fires, using it as "proof" that we need bigger government and higher taxes. Senators. Boxer and Reid blame Iraq and global warming. Lt. Gov. Garamendi of California brings up Katrina, blames Iraq, and insults President Bush's visit.
Headline News’ Glenn Beck offered a different take: government forest mismanagement and environmental pressure groups forbidding California homeowners from clearing flammable brush around their land.
George Carlin blames the victims on the Southern California wildfires. Appearing on the October 24 edition of "The View" Carlin said, because many of these home owners "overbuild" and "put nature to the test," "they get what’s coming to them."
GEORGE CARLIN: The planet is fine. The people are f*cked. Because everyone is trying to save the planet. The planet doesn’t need that. The planet will take care of itself. People are selfish. And that's what they're doing is trying to save the planet for themselves to have a nicer place to live. They don't care about the planet in theory. They just care about having a comfortable place. And these people with the fires and the floods and everything, they overbuild, they put nature to the test and they get what's coming to them. That's what I say.JOY BEHAR: Well, that's a little harsh.
CARLIN: That's what's happening, and I can't wait for the sea levels to rise. I can't wait for some of these cities to disappear.
SHERRI SHEPHERD: I can't swim, George.[Laughter]
CARLIN: There are places that are going to go away. The map is going to change and that's because -- people think nature is outside of them. They don't take into them the idea that we are part of it. They say, "oh, we're going for a nature walk. We're going to the country because we like nature." Nature is in here. And if you're in tune with it, like the Indians, the Hopis, especially, the balance of life, the balance, the harmony of nature, if you understand that, you don't overbuild. You don’t do all this moron stuff. There are too many people-BEHAR: What about the polluters? Let's go after them, the polluters, the corporations that pollute. CARLIN: It's a symphony. Everybody is in the band. You know, it's not just one group. People are, people want their goodies. They want their toys. Everybody wants the newest gizmo. We're, we’re slaves to gizmos and toys.
Let's see who OneF blames. The over/under is on Me or Bush.