AmGreatness: Australia Was Set On Fire by Environmentalists Who Prevented Prudent Land Management, Not By "Global Warming"

They're both the arsonists setting the fires, and the Fire Experts claiming they have a plan to stop all the fires.

"These greenies and the government don't want to burn s-- off. We're going to lose all our houses and properties because of you useless pieces of garbage will not burn off when its supposed to, through the winter time like we used to do years ago out in the farms up in the mountains; burn all the undergrowth off so everything was safe. But you p—---, you want to have a really good look at this, look at the state you've caused here. You are the biggest bunch of useless loser pieces of garbage God ever had the misfortune to blow life into."

– Australian resident of New South Wales, January 7, 2020

Environmentalist regulations are the reason for this year’s devastating wildfires in Australia. These misguided measures prevented landowners from burning off dry brush. For decades, every year during the Australian winter, across the continent, brushfires were deliberately set to safely burn the undergrowth. Even in pre-colonial times, the aborigines set brushfires to prevent tinder from accumulating.

If you want to watch an authentic, eyewitness account of what really happened—quoted above---yo'’ll find it 2:56 minutes into "The Truth About the Australian Bushfires," a January 7 video by the inimitable Paul Joseph Watson. (But watch out. Most of the profanity is edited out of the above transcription.)

Profanity is appropriate, however, given the frustration that levelheaded people must feel when they confront the fanatics who want to micromanage every aspect of our lives in the name of fighting climate change, and the corporate opportunists who stand behind them. In most cases, the political agenda pursued in the name of fighting climate change is an expensive nuisance. But this time, down under, it quite literally has flared into a devastating inferno.

The video referenced is below.

Posted by: Ace at 03:06 PM




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1 "When you want to save the world, you have to burn alive a few koalas."

-Greta Thunberg, probably

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 15, 2020 03:07 PM (KUaJL)

2 You still wont get an omelet no matter how many eggs you break.

Posted by: Abzod at January 15, 2020 03:08 PM (tf9Ne)

3 Called the others

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (DU2N9)

4 The same type people that burn California.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (KNsKs)

5 The current prime minister I believe tried to stave off the alarmists at the start of all this, but I think he's had to cave in to some extent.

Posted by: Greg61 at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (mwa8L)

6 Koala on the barbie!

Just add a little salt

Posted by: Screw 'Em at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (pI2Ct)

7 Oh, right.

Admit it ace, you are a paid Putin bot passing around the conspiracy theories, aren't you?

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (9VeU0)

8 Reminds me of the priests in Apocalypto who knew about the lunar calendar (while assuming the population didn't) and using the eclipse to keep the population enthralled to their power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (zZbCU)

9 I've kinda sorta invented a new word for this sort of strategy on the part of leftists: _DISMANAGEMENT_. It should be self explanatory.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, trying not to be Unemployed in Greenland at January 15, 2020 03:10 PM (dwojT)

10 Similar to "anti-racists" who commit racist acts / spraypaintings, etc. to prove all the racism.

Posted by: Murrican Ninja War Eeyore at January 15, 2020 03:10 PM (xptlg)

11 Well, they may actually have a plan. "Do what we want, and we'll stop setting fires!"

I mean ... that is one strategy.

Posted by: sunny-dee at January 15, 2020 03:10 PM (Z2HD7)

12 Related and funny
https://www.barstoolsports.com/blog/1635673/fuck-koalas

Posted by: Greg61 at January 15, 2020 03:10 PM (mwa8L)

13 Neo-Pagans worshipping the Great Goddess Gaia.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (hLRSq)

14 Nice.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (9PapW)

15 11 Well, they may actually have a plan. "Do what we want, and we'll stop setting fires!"

I mean ... that is one strategy.
Posted by: sunny-dee at January 15, 2020 03:10 PM (Z2HD7)

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That's a line from 1984, isn't it?

(No, I don't think it's actually a line from 1984.)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (zZbCU)

16 It kills me to think of all the animals hurt and killed because of this.

I couldn't give a fuck about the people.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (bd376)

17 Australia gets big brush fires all the time. This season is big, but 1974/1975 was 5 to 10x this season. Sydney is relatively big this year, so it gets attention

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (HNGw7)

18 Like the dinosaurs God has chosen koala bears for extinction. This has nothing to do with global warming or poor land management.

Posted by: JROD at January 15, 2020 03:12 PM (bipwv)

19 Pics of those poor burnt kangaroos and koalas were pretty heartbreaking. The people can fuck right off.

Posted by: IC at January 15, 2020 03:12 PM (a0IVu)

20 Your fantasies not withstanding,
Reality insists upon itself.

Usually with devastating results.

Posted by: simplemind at January 15, 2020 03:12 PM (G0aGu)

21 17 Australia gets big brush fires all the time. This season is big, but 1974/1975 was 5 to 10x this season. Sydney is relatively big this year, so it gets attention
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (HNGw7)

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Also, there appear to be cracks in the cult of global warming acceptance in the masses.

Must use a big public example to reignite their beliefs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:12 PM (zZbCU)

22




Ace, remember the idiots from BALLOON JUICE?


Posted by: soothsayerwing plover at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (EsAyS)

23 Pics of those poor burnt kangaroos and koalas were pretty heartbreaking. The people can fuck right off.
Posted by: IC


*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (bd376)

24 there's a lot of room for shallow graves in the outback

Posted by: x at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nFwvY)

25 What? The climate changed. Now it's all burnt and stuff. So we didn't lie to you.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (xfb67)

26 Just like in California. It's almost like bad ideas are bad everywhere.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (RD7QR)

27 They can care less about the environment, they are commies plain and simple. See San Fran and all the shit that washes into the bay each day ....

Posted by: Pliney at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nzKWW)

28 I heard some bloke on the radio say there has been over 40 arrests for arson but their news only reports about gorebull worming.

Posted by: DanMan at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (XTiHL)

29 It kills me to think of all the animals hurt and killed because of this.

I couldn't give a fuck about the people.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (bd376)

Well sure, they're the ones who voted for this idiocy because they like getting free shit from the lefties - the watermelons come with the territory.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (DU2N9)

30 16: Especially the woke, they have it coming

Posted by: CN at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (U7k5w)

31 It's been pointed out here that twice in the last 40 years, wildfires in Australia have been more extensive than this year -- but in those times, there was no worldwide enviro-extremist press to cover them.

It never occurs to current news writers to look up the referents. They just don't care about comparisons. You need to mention, every single time the topic comes up, that there was an industry-wide pledge last year to stop representing any opposition. The "deniers" do not deserve coverage, according to the practitioners of journalism. It stands to reason that things will get one-sided after an opening statement like that.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (oRpiG)

32 27 They can care less about the environment, they are commies plain and simple. See San Fran and all the shit that washes into the bay each day ....
Posted by: Pliney at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nzKWW)

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"We are decreasing our carbon emissions! Just like you asked!"
-Trump's America

"I noticed that you haven't eliminated capitalism yet, though..."
-The Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (zZbCU)

33 SO, they looked at the interior west over the last 20 years and decided they wanted more of that?

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (8D42x)

34 Maybe they'll wake the fuck up and kick the leftists out of power.


LOL! Never gonna happen.

Posted by: Guzalot at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (prSvo)

35 I got the "climate change" lecture from one my lefty colleagues about this. She still kept going on about it even after I pointed out it was all arson. The LA Times screaming headline this morning was about the "Animal Apocalypse" in Australia due to "climate change" fires.

There's no dissuading these people from their narrative.

Posted by: Eisenhorn at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (uGHnY)

36 Fires that are literally burning where a high speed modern train is planned to be built along with a 6-8 "smart cities". See link for picture.

https://gab.com/Shazia/posts/103465743102679896

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (KYBu2)

37 Environmentalists Who Prevented Prudent Land Management,


They're shrimps, throw em into the barbee.

Posted by: DaveA at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (FhXTo)

38 This is why I say I'm a conservationist. I like clean water. I like clean air. I even, shh, don't tell anyone, like Outside being kept in a nice condition.

Conservation does that. Don't litter. Reuse what you can. Don't dump waste into rivers. Use the most reasonable form of energy for your area. Care for your environment, yes, including doing as controlled as you can burns and culling wild life as needed.

All this climate change hysteria infuriates me because basic, boring conservation gets pushed aside.

If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)

39 They can care less about the environment, they are commies plain and simple. See San Fran and all the shit that washes into the bay each day ....
Posted by: Pliney at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nzKWW)


It's all about aesthetics: they don't like the image of burned landscapes or icky smoke which makes Blake's allergies act up and ruins the view from their AirBnB holiday cabin.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (wCmLp)

40 Hey California , you too mother fuckers!

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (qcIWB)

41 Sounds exactly like CA

Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

42 there's a lot of room for shallow graves in the outback

Posted by: x at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nFwvY)

skip the digging. let the dingos and the vultures pick the bones clean...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (8D42x)

43 41 Sounds exactly like CA
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

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Aussies sound nothing like Californians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (zZbCU)

44 Forget trees. Plant kudzu, your neighbors will hate you.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (xfb67)

45 If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)

Trees are considered renewable energy. So in Germany they transitioned from nuclear energy to woodburning.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (9PapW)

46 All this climate change hysteria infuriates me because basic, boring conservation gets pushed aside.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)

Because "basic, boring conservation" doesn't bring down capitalism.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (DU2N9)

47 The best thing about the fires is when your crazy Aussie girlfriend says "Coasts are on fire, might as well rip me up the shitter then."

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (9VeU0)

48 globally, we are dealing with people who will kill anyone or anything to get their way. No price is too high for the other guy to pay. Most people just do not understand this, and get sidetracked by all the smoke and mirrors.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (qhmX5)

49 Koala on the barbie!

Just add a little salt
Posted by: Screw 'Em at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM


I dunno. Those furry little bastages live on eucalyptus leaves. It would be like eating a steak seasoned with Vick's Vapo Rub.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (ejd/p)

50 As long as they burned those spiders and snakes, it's okay with me

Posted by: Jim Stafford at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (PQRcz)

51 43 41 Sounds exactly like CA
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

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Aussies sound nothing like Californians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (zZbCU)

For one, Californians speak English.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (9PapW)

52 It's the exact same thing as what burns California every g-ddamn year. Environmental management doesn't mean "Don't touch anything! Mother Nature is sacrosanct!" When you do that, you're not saving shit. You're just waiting for Mother Nature to burn HERSELF, uncontrolled and unsupervised, because guess what? FIRES ARE PART OF THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, TOO, ASSHOLES.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (rP4OC)

53 31 It's been pointed out here that twice in the last 40 years, wildfires in Australia have been more extensive than this year -- but in those times, there was no worldwide enviro-extremist press to cover them.

It never occurs to current news writers to look up the referents. They just don't care about comparisons. You need to mention, every single time the topic comes up, that there was an industry-wide pledge last year to stop representing any opposition. The "deniers" do not deserve coverage, according to the practitioners of journalism. It stands to reason that things will get one-sided after an opening statement like that.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at January 15, 2020 03:14 PM (oRpiG)

This, and the fact that our current generation of "journalists" believes that history started on the day they were born.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (RD7QR)

54 The daughter and son-in-law of friends of ours lives there.

Their home was burned to the ground last year by an arsonist who burned "the wrong house."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (ptqGC)

55 41 Sounds exactly like CA
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

Funny how those last year fires burned up along the land needed for high speed rail. Just more coincidences I'm sure.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (KYBu2)

56 Their home was burned to the ground last year by an arsonist who burned "the wrong house."
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (ptqGC)


So, global warming, then.

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (9VeU0)

57 8 Reminds me of the priests in Apocalypto who knew about the lunar calendar (while assuming the population didn't) and using the eclipse to keep the population enthralled to their power.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:09 PM (zZbCU)

Fun trivia fact: Although we strongly suspect that most ancient priests who studied the skies were able to predict this kind of thing, we can't be sure. In fiction, it's been used many times, but the one documented historical use of this was in March 1504, when Christopher Columbus, who had an almanac with astrological tables, was able to terrify the natives of Jamaica into giving him and his men all of the provisions they wanted.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (Kpl3J)

58
A couple of weeks Fake News excitedly told me Jet Blue was going to be 100% "carbon neutral" by the year 202X.

I thought wow that's amazing. Yeah, Jet Blue is gonna buy "Carbon Credits" to "offset" their "carbon footprint." And, and, and Jet Blue says they'll do this without raising airfare. Oh Really?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (EsAyS)

59 The problem with environmentalists is that they eventually run out of global warming examples.
- paraphrasing M.Thatcher

Posted by: Alice McD at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (E+yET)

60 If people were serious in their beliefs they would first run protests at every Chinese embassy.
Then nuke Chinese factories.
For the children

Posted by: Ignoramus at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (HNGw7)

61 For one, Californians speak English.
Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (9PapW)


Yah brah. Totally pitted.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (aS1PU)

62 Profanity is appropriate, however, given the frustration that levelheaded people must feel when they confront the fanatics who want to micromanage every aspect of our lives in the name of fighting climate change, and the corporate opportunists who stand behind them. In most cases, the political agenda pursued in the name of fighting climate change is an expensive nuisance. But this time, down under, it quite literally has flared into a devastating inferno.

You want to stop this shit?

Apply the D-Lamp solution. Liberally. You cannot reason with people who have not reasoned themselves into their Gaia-worshipping death cult.

Make it painful - really, physically painful - for the enviro-fascists and it will stop. Or shrug your shoulders, pop a Foster's, throw another shrimp on the Barbie and let their hallucinations drive you out of your homes.

It's just that simple.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (Ki5SV)

63 Elect me and I will SAVE THE PLANET.

Posted by: Tom Steyer at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (v0R5T)

64 57 Fun trivia fact: Although we strongly suspect that most ancient priests who studied the skies were able to predict this kind of thing, we can't be sure. In fiction, it's been used many times, but the one documented historical use of this was in March 1504, when Christopher Columbus, who had an almanac with astrological tables, was able to terrify the natives of Jamaica into giving him and his men all of the provisions they wanted.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (Kpl3J)

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That wasn't in 1492: Conquest to Paradise...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (zZbCU)

65 AmGreatness: Australia Was Set On Fire by Environmentalists Who Prevented Prudent Land Management, Not By "Global Warming"
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See also: California. Wrong-headed land management causes risks to build. Those risks accumulate until something breaks.

Add in to that eco-terrorists who want to make a point about something about which they're wrong or even just simple pyromaniacs who like to watch it burn and everything collapses with astonishing speed.

Land management is so very important. The American Indians got it. Our government used to get it. Many state governments still do. Active wildland management is not some sin against Mother Gaia. It is essential to our survival.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (I2dne)

66 I heard some bloke on the radio say there has been over 40 arrests for arson but their news only reports about gorebull worming.
Posted by: DanMan at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (XTiHL)



I thought it was over 200 arrests so far, though I think there's some for arson and then some for people doing illegal burns that got out of hand. Not quite the same thing.


Nature will rebalance itself. Harshly. Brutally. Viciously. And with no concern for anything at all.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (mf5HN)

67 I hate to impugn an entire country, but Australia can burn to the ground. I have zero sympathy for "allies" who gleefully help spy on an American presidential candidate.

Personally all the Five Eyes countries can burn.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (AFSld)

68 55 41 Sounds exactly like CA
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

Funny how those last year fires burned up along the land needed for high speed rail. Just more coincidences I'm sure.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (KYBu2)

The problem with that theory is assuming rail of any significant length would ever get built. The Amtrak boondoggle indicates the area will be reforested well before they ever get there.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (9PapW)

69 of, not to

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (zZbCU)

70 A couple of weeks Fake News excitedly told me Jet Blue was going to be 100% "carbon neutral" by the year 202X.


If they are out of business by then they would be carbon neutral.

Posted by: blaster at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (9VeU0)

71 So, meet the continent they called California.

Damn shame we couldn't get the records from the teepees, wigwams and wikiups on how the Native American department of Land Management and Forestry kept forest and prairie fires under control before the whites came and stole their land.

But that's what happens when ignorant white people show up and conquer things.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (e284m)

72 60 If people were serious in their beliefs they would first run protests at every Chinese embassy.
Then nuke Chinese factories.
For the children
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (HNGw7)

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Just their coal plants would do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (zZbCU)

73 43 Aussies sound nothing like Californians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (zZbCU)

I was talking about the prevention of sound land and forestry management. And I have been to Australia.

Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (mpXpK)

74
100% of the fake global warming bullshit is about two things:

1. Political power.
2. the Carbon Credit Scam, which could be worth trillions of dollars.

What the fake global warming bullshit isn't about is the environment.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (EsAyS)

75 I'm curious how this is being perceived by the "man on the street" in Australia.

We're about the only country that has the slightest bit of skepticism on global warming hysteria. Most countries this is the official state religion.

Posted by: Blago at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (sjTfF)

76 As long as they burned those spiders and snakes, it's okay with me
Posted by: Jim Stafford at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM


Still here, mate!

Posted by: Face-Sized Aussie Spiders at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (ejd/p)

77

Josh Hammer

@josh_hammer

·

1h

Wow. A Fifth Circuit panel has just divided on the question of whether a biological male defendant can opt to be addressed with female pronouns.

Posted by: Ha at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (NSFCQ)

78 It's pretty damned racist of those white, elitist assholes to forbid the practices of the aboriginal peoples of Australia.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (nDHyS)

79 73 43 Aussies sound nothing like Californians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (zZbCU)

I was talking about the prevention of sound land and forestry management. And I have been to Australia.
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (mpXpK)

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I was being hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (zZbCU)

80 60 If people were serious in their beliefs they would first run protests at every Chinese embassy.
Then nuke Chinese factories.
For the children
Posted by: Ignoramus at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (HNGw7)

India and China are the biggest culprits when it comes to generating pollution and carbon and whatnot. The US has actually IMPROVED on these metrics.

Posted by: joncelli, bludgeoning with a pouncing seize at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (RD7QR)

81 an arsonist who burned "the wrong house."
Posted by: Jane D'oh


a phrase that could appear on many antifa tombstones in the future

Posted by: x at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (nFwvY)

82 The Aussies voted for this. Let them stew in their own pudding.

Posted by: Sooner at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (Fs5vw)

83 For one, Californians speak English.
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A majority for a limited time only. Buy now.

Posted by: G at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (5NMZN)

84 >>Although we strongly suspect that most ancient priests who studied the skies were able to predict this kind of thing, we can't be sure. In fiction, it's been used many times, but the one documented historical use of this was in March 1504, when Christopher Columbus, who had an almanac with astrological tables, was able to terrify the natives of Jamaica into giving him and his men all of the provisions they wanted.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (Kpl3J)

And then he slew 93,000,000 peace-loving native Americans with a flick of his pinky.

Posted by: Caliban at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (qEujL)

85 46 All this climate change hysteria infuriates me because basic, boring conservation gets pushed aside.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)

....

Basic, boring conservation also involves culling populations sometimes.

I mean animal populations, before Sanders supporters start getting any ideas. More ideas.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (yL25O)

86 You are the biggest bunch of useless loser pieces of garbage God ever had the misfortune to blow life into."

Australian resident of New South Wales, January 7, 2020
.........

At least he didn't call them bloody wankers.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (v0R5T)

87

IIRC, George Soros owns a large portion of Jet Blue

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (cuot+)

88 I pray regularly for more Global Warming. Are you telling me this is a BAD thing?

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (qhmX5)

89 1 "When you want to save the world, you have to burn alive a few koalas."

-Greta Thunberg, probably
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 15, 2020 03:07 PM (KUaJL)

Little G's father, or the UN stooge.
FB for the win!

Posted by: Flyover at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (Rbu5d)

90 88 I pray regularly for more Global Warming. Are you telling me this is a BAD thing?
Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:22 PM (qhmX5)

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It means more food for poor people, which can help raise them out of poverty and off of government handouts.

So, yes. You are a bad person.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (zZbCU)

91 Conservation does that. Don't litter. Reuse what you can. Don't dump waste into rivers. Use the most reasonable form of energy for your area. Care for your environment, yes, including doing as controlled as you can burns and culling wild life as needed.

All this climate change hysteria infuriates me because basic, boring conservation gets pushed aside.
...
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)
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Conservationism != Environmentalism. Never has, never will.

Conservationism has some fatal flaws, though. Primarily, it doesn't provide ready-made excuses for dictators to impose their will and impose communism under a different banner.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (I2dne)

92 79 73 43 Aussies sound nothing like Californians.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (zZbCU)

I was talking about the prevention of sound land and forestry management. And I have been to Australia.
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (mpXpK)

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I was being hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (zZbCU)

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STAY IN YOUR LANE TJM.

Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (yL25O)

93 89 1 "When you want to save the world, you have to burn alive a few koalas."

-Greta Thunberg, probably
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at January 15, 2020 03:07 PM (KUaJL)

Little G's father, or the UN stooge.
FB for the win!
Posted by: Flyover at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (Rbu5d)

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No, that one was her.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (zZbCU)

94
This story will never see the light of day in the MFM. All we'll get are lectures about how we are destroying the planet by existing and creating global warming or climate change or whatever they are calling it this hour

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (mpeBU)

95 Carbon Credits - the new fiat currency, instead of pulling it out of their ass, they plan on pulling it out of the air. Your air, which 'they' now own because they said so.

Pretty sure that would be in the Bill of Rights, but they'd have laughed themselves silly at the idea of the government 'owning' the air so your God granted right to free atmosphere isn't in there.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (e284m)

96 77

Josh Hammer

@josh_hammer


1h

Wow. A Fifth Circuit panel has just divided on the question of whether a biological male defendant can opt to be addressed with female pronouns.

Posted by: Ha at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (NSFCQ)

2020 is getting off to a hell of a start.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (9PapW)

97 I'm curious how this is being perceived by the "man on the street" in Australia.

We're about the only country that has the slightest bit of skepticism on global warming hysteria. Most countries this is the official state religion.
Posted by: Blago at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (sjTfF)


The bloke in the video was definitely skeptical.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (aS1PU)

98 92 I was being hilarious.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (zZbCU)

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STAY IN YOUR LANE TJM.
Posted by: BEN ROTHLESBERGER at January 15, 2020 03:23 PM (yL25O)

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You're not the boss of me!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (zZbCU)

99 That's a line from 1984, isn't it?

(No, I don't think it's actually a line from 1984.)
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:11 PM (zZbCU)


Fahrenheit 451, mebbe?

Posted by: Flyover at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (Rbu5d)

100 79 I was being hilarious.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (zZbCU)

OK, did not get that. Hard to indicate sarcasm on a post w/o marking it.

Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (mpXpK)

101 I think the publicity is more now because the areas hit are more populated. Same story with Hurricanes here. They cause more damage because there's more things to be damaged then in the past.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (qcIWB)

102 For one, Californians speak English.
Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (9PapW)

Yah brah. Totally pitted.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (aS1PU)
..........

DUDE. Duu-uude. Dude. Dude?

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (v0R5T)

103 >>>"When you want to save the world, you have to burn alive a few koalas."


And they're Keto approved!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (AFSld)

104 Wait, I just saw the Pelosi dream team - Schiff, Nadler, Lofgren, Garcia - they are going to put that in front of the public? LOLGF Dems.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (PQRcz)

105 OK, did not get that. Hard to indicate sarcasm on a post w/o marking it.
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:24 PM (mpXpK)
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I have long thought that there should be a standard sarcasm typeface.

Not that it would help - even if you wanted to use it, I am certain Pixy wouldn't be down with the cause

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (I2dne)

106 there's a lot of room for shallow graves in the outback

Posted by: x at January 15, 2020 03:13 PM (nFwvY)

skip the digging. let the dingos and the vultures pick the bones clean...
Posted by: SturmToddler



Exactly. They aren't worth the work.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (bd376)

107 Land management is so very important. The American Indians got it. Our government used to get it. Many state governments still do. Active wildland management is not some sin against Mother Gaia. It is essential to our survival.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (I2dne)



My parents did a big trip around Europe about 20 years ago. To this day, the thing that Mommy found most amazing was taking the train through Germany and learning about German forest management. She found it fascinating and sensible and every time California burns she asks why we don't do that out there and I have to try to explain that the environmentalists won't let anyone do that and she looks at me like I'm crazy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

108 Great Paul Joseph Watson video!

Posted by: redridinghood at January 15, 2020 03:27 PM (wiXsO)

109 This is a perfect parable of government intervention begetting more government intervention.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:27 PM (1CjJc)

110 107 I have to try to explain that the environmentalists won't let anyone do that and she looks at me like I'm crazy.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

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Are you implying that you are sane?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:27 PM (zZbCU)

111 8 This is why I say I'm a conservationist. I like clean water. I like clean air. I even, shh, don't tell anyone, like Outside being kept in a nice condition.

Conservation does that. Don't litter. Reuse what you can. Don't dump waste into rivers. Use the most reasonable form of energy for your area. Care for your environment, yes, including doing as controlled as you can burns and culling wild life as needed.

All this climate change hysteria infuriates me because basic, boring conservation gets pushed aside.

If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:15 PM (mf5HN)

^^ THIS
* Jumpy claps all around!*

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 15, 2020 03:27 PM (u8xoC)

112 Where's that guy who said the answer to global warming is to cull the human population.

These people want you deaded. Why is that so hard to understand? Do they need to draw pictures and write it in crayon on your forehead?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Throwing rocks from a thousand yards at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (3inwt)

113 >>> there's a lot of room for shallow graves in the outback


Jacko is buried out there under a ton of Energizer batteries.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (AFSld)

114 My parents did a big trip around Europe about 20 years ago. To this day, the thing that Mommy found most amazing was taking the train through Germany and learning about German forest management. She found it fascinating and sensible and every time California burns she asks why we don't do that out there and I have to try to explain that the environmentalists won't let anyone do that and she looks at me like I'm crazy.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

"Yes mom, California is run by crazy people."

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (9PapW)

115 Nature will rebalance itself. Harshly. Brutally. Viciously. And with no concern for anything at all.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:19 PM (mf5HN)


yep, I believe it. In 2011 the forests in east and south east Texas were destroyed by drought and fires. Today it's hard to tell it happened. Yes the trees are smaller but they are going to grow back.

Posted by: DanMan at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (XTiHL)

116 long as they burned those spiders and snakes, it's okay with me

Posted by: Jim Stafford at January 15, 2020 03:17 PM (PQRcz)

********

I don't like spiders and snakes

Posted by: Jim Stafford at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (flINI)

117 Huge amounts of effort on social media trying to pin this on global warming.

They got all the cute little koalas suffering and needing saved
They got Steve Irwin's kids out there saving animals
They got the firefighters yelling at the PM
They got everyone calling for the PM to resign

Because global warming is serious, you guys

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (vPKfA)

118 Have the Aussie Global Warming Deniers blamed it on the abbos yet?
Because they're obviously racist or something.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (v0R5T)

119 68 55 41 Sounds exactly like CA
Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:16 PM (mpXpK)

Funny how those last year fires burned up along the land needed for high speed rail. Just more coincidences I'm sure.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:18 PM (KYBu2)

The problem with that theory is assuming rail of any significant length would ever get built. The Amtrak boondoggle indicates the area will be reforested well before they ever get there.
Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (9PapW)

All been planned under UN Agenda 21 and 2030. All there for you to read. Smart cities, rail transportation to take wage slaves into the larger cities to work and back. Seriously look into UN Agenda 21 and 2030. It's all there. Our Overlord's wet dream.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (KYBu2)

120 >>>I don't like spiders and snakes


Thanks, Indiana.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (AFSld)

121 110 107 I have to try to explain that the environmentalists won't let anyone do that and she looks at me like I'm crazy.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

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Are you implying that you are sane?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:27 PM (zZbCU)

Australia isn't the only thing burning.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (9PapW)

122 If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees.
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A series of continental shelter belts would be good.

Posted by: FDR at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (5NMZN)

123 115
yep, I believe it. In 2011 the forests in east and south east Texas were destroyed by drought and fires. Today it's hard to tell it happened. Yes the trees are smaller but they are going to grow back.
Posted by: DanMan at January 15, 2020 03:28 PM (XTiHL)

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"I stopped watching Bambi at the fire. It was too scary."
-Millennial who wants to rule you with an iron fist

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (zZbCU)

124 "When you want to save the world, you have to burn alive a few koalas."

-Greta Thunberg, probably
Posted by: joe



Then maybe the world isn't worth saving.

I judge people by how they treat defenseless animals.

Yeah. I'm a judgey motherfucker.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (bd376)

125 Australia isn't the only thing burning.
Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (9PapW)


There are medicated creams for that, you know.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (wCmLp)

126 124 Then maybe the world isn't worth saving.

I judge people by how they treat defenseless animals.

Yeah. I'm a judgey motherfucker.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (bd376)

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"How dare you! That poor little spider!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (zZbCU)

127 I'm with rickb223.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (ptqGC)

128 >>>I judge people by how they treat defenseless animals.


Make no mistake: that koala will kill you and everyone you love. - Try McClure

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (AFSld)

129 Australia isn't the only thing burning.
Posted by: Someguy



I know a doctor who can help.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (bd376)

130 Conservatism is Ducks Unlimited
Environmentalism is PETA

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (qcIWB)

131 Someone on our side needs to explain that when we recognize the greatness of an economic system in which each individual looks after their own interests, we also recognize that whenever individuals interact with the environment, the environment can't look out for it's own interest.

There is a need for regulation to serve the role of looking out for the interests of the environment. I hate regulation, but I hate the Ohio river catching fire too.

So much of our messaging is lame and after the fact, asserting that we love trees and kittens too.

It's not like protecting the environment is this sort of anathema to conservative thought. It follows very logically.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (yL25O)

132 Troy*

Dammit

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (AFSld)

133 127 I'm with rickb223.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (ptqGC)

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Where? Having a good time?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (zZbCU)

134 In Australia the Prime Minister is not directly elected by the voters, he is chosen by the winning party immediately after the election. Scott Morrison is a hostage to the green leaning politicians within his own party and so will not change anything.

When these fires burn out there will still be more forests to burn next year and next year ad infinitum. Stick a fork in them, they are done.

Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (xarPm)

135 *smacks TJM*

Also no.

I think the publicity is more now because the areas hit are more populated. Same story with Hurricanes here. They cause more damage because there's more things to be damaged then in the past.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (qcIWB)


The Australian Open tennis tournament starts Sunday and qualifying matches are being affected by the smoke.

It's a major tourist draw and there's tons of press down in Australia for the run up tournaments over the last two weeks.

Ready made story line about oh the poor animals and pool for press people looking for stories and voila. Propaganda time!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (mf5HN)

136 There are colonial era drawing of native Americans doing land clearing. This was land management, not a game of pick up sticks. That's where many of these practices originated- through generations of experience.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Throwing rocks from a thousand yards at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (3inwt)

137 alex, as Gaia. Hmmmm. How would That work??

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (qhmX5)

138 On The Beach was a good movie

Posted by: FrodoB, because at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (45lFm)

139 They also blamed the catastrophic Amazon fire on global warming (erm, excuse me, on climate change) with no evidence and with most stuff I have seen pointing toward human action - but acute rather than chronic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (I2dne)

140 Anyway, like I was sayin', koala is the fruit of the outback. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There's uh, koala-kabobs, koala creole, koala gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple koala, lemon koala, coconut koala, pepper koala, koala soup, koala stew, koala salad, koala and potatoes, koala burger, koala sandwich. That- that's about it.

Posted by: Bubba Gump at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (m45I2)

141 If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.
..........

MOAR EUCALYPTUS

Posted by: a Koala at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (v0R5T)

142 Euro forests got cleared for free by the people - probably restrictions on taking down live timber, but not against gathering the deadfall.

Can't have your Led Zepplin IV cover without the little old dude with his fascine on his back (and that's where Facists come from Bobby, when a mommy tree and a daddy tree drop pieces of themselves on the ground)

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (e284m)

143 All been planned under UN Agenda 21 and 2030. All there for you to read. Smart cities, rail transportation to take wage slaves into the larger cities to work and back. Seriously look into UN Agenda 21 and 2030. It's all there. Our Overlord's wet dream.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (KYBu2)

The UN has also banned anime three times. The EU has twice created q unified European army(now even more ineffectual). Yes lefties dream up these things all the time. Their lack of competence gets in the way.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (9PapW)

144 104 Wait, I just saw the Pelosi dream team - Schiff, Nadler, Lofgren, Garcia - they are going to put that in front of the public? LOLGF Dems.

Sylvia Hanford Garcia can give Joe Biden a run for worst public speaker. This ought to be fun.

Posted by: DanMan at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (XTiHL)

145 *gives The Look to TJM*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (ptqGC)

146 That quote from the resident of New South Wales could have been said by associate. Sounds exactly like what he has been saying.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (ZLI7S)

147 The carbon wants to get out. It will not be denied.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (BJAwB)

148 It's my last day of paternity leave.

I'm feeling the slightest bit silly.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (zZbCU)

149 For one, Californians speak English.
Posted by: Someguy

That's only because English is the official language in CA, now.
Imagine the expense of adding a second official language to all federal/state/municipal laws, signs, worker and consumer rights, healthcare, education ....
Coming soon.

Posted by: Alice McD at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (E+yET)

150 Australia isn't the only thing burning.
Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:29 PM (9PapW)
+++++++++++++++
https://youtu.be/ejorQVy3m8E

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (I2dne)

151 How do you punish these arsonists in proportion to the death and destruction they've caused?

Posted by: Regular joe at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (6/uwW)

152 If the Brazilian rainforest is the "lungs of the planet", what is Australia?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (m45I2)

153 We listen to these people because they think temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s set fire to things?

And you can't escape it on islands, because those capsize if too many people stand on one side of them at the same time.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (e284m)

154 It's not like protecting the environment is this sort of anathema to conservative thought. It follows very logically.

Posted by: TexasDan at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (yL25O)

Who votes dem? Soyboys and women. We're not going to win over many votes with a logical argument.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (9PapW)

155 I mentioned on the book thread a few months ago about this book "The Overstory" by Richard Powers, a formerly good writer who lost his shit over global climate nonsense. Anyway his latest book was about the type of irresponsible bullshit here about never clearing away underbrush and creating hazardous situations because trees know best and we eeeevil humans are just fucking things up with responsible management, an oddly pre Galilean concept. So dipshits like him have definitely contributed to the Australian and California unnecessary disasters.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (y7DUB)

156 Has Greta scolded anyone on this one yet?


I saw some amazing vids and pics from these fires. Crazy fire tornadoes. I have a family friend who has lived down under for decades. I don't think she was impacted by this but I don't know for sure.


The funny thing about the vids I saw? Lots of "awww animals" and not a thing about the people impacted. I am assuming people WERE impacted, right?

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (Gylu/)

157 I predict a jackrabbit infestation for Australia next year.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (qcIWB)

158 Hey little girl, is your daddy home?
Did he go away and leave you all alone? Mhmm
I got a bad desire
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire
Tell me now, baby, is he good to you?
And can he do to you the things that I do? Oh no
I can take you higher
Oh oh oh, I'm on fire-- B. Springsteen, I'm on FIRE

Posted by: G at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (5NMZN)

159 alex, as Gaia. Hmmmm. How would That work??
Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (qhmX5)



You got ball lighteninged!

You got ball lighteninged!

EVERYONE GETS BALL LIGHTENINGED!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (mf5HN)

160 Josh Hammer @josh_hammer

Wow. A Fifth Circuit panel has just divided on the question of whether a biological male defendant can opt to be addressed with female pronouns.
Posted by: Ha at January 15, 2020 03:21 PM (NSFCQ)

I had to look this up; actually, it was a very good decision. Three Judge Panel; the two on the majority said, This is Total Bullshit, stupid child porn addicts stupid claim denied.

The one Circuit Judge who dissented is James L. Dennis, an 84 year old Bill Clinton appointee. There's no way that senile old fool should still be sitting on the bench, and I doubt he can stick around much longer.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (Kpl3J)

161 151 How do you punish these arsonists in proportion to the death and destruction they've caused?
Posted by: Regular joe at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (6/uwW)

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$50 fine and community service, to be carried out working for a Leftist agitprop group.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (zZbCU)

162 Euro forests got cleared for free by the people - probably restrictions on taking down live timber, but not against gathering the deadfall.

Posted by: DamnedYankee


Euro forests got cleared by Shermans, Panzers and Tigers.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (bd376)

163 Apparently these fires were not as widespread as the worst Australian bushfires in recent history, but in bad places: worse areas closer to homes etc.

Kinda like the

However, at least a few of the people arrested for arson?

Had lit backfires to protect their property. They're being lumped in with the lunatics and enviro scum who lit fires to deliberately cause fire.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (KZzsI)

164 " If the Brazilian rainforest is the "lungs of the planet", what is Australia?"

It's the ass that just farted, and some Green Guy just lit the gas.

Posted by: Marcus T at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (VpIIl)

165 151
How do you punish these arsonists in proportion to the death and destruction they've caused?

Posted by: Regular joe at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (6/uwW)
They're a good Brit country, so they probably don't have the death penalty any more. And you can't send the bastards to Australia to punish them.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (e284m)

166 Wait, I just saw the Pelosi dream team - Schiff, Nadler, Lofgren, Garcia - they are going to put that in front of the public? LOLGF Dems.
Posted by: rammajamma at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (PQRcz)

Yeah, I said in the other thread I think Team Trump is going to have a great time ripping these half-wits to shreds.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (DU2N9)

167 I remember reading some article written by some extremist environmentalist a few years back saying that we should be grazing more sheep and cattle and having more controlled burns if we want the ecosystem in dryer places to be healthy. Too bad the mainstream of the environmental movement doesn't have any real knowledge about the environment.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (tVQUs)

168 157 I predict a jackrabbit infestation for Australia next year.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (qcIWB)

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Bullfrogs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (zZbCU)

169 How do we sleep when our bush is burning?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (ZLI7S)

170 Who votes dem? Soyboys and women.
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AND...!!!!...

Posted by: POC at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (5NMZN)

171 OK, did not get that. Hard to indicate sarcasm on a post w/o marking it.


Posted by: Vic
--
The /sarc is understood.

Posted by: FrodoB, because at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (45lFm)

172 Kinda like the...

what were you saying there, you knucklehead? Having a migraine headache is no excuse for not finishing a comment.

Its kind of like the horrendous Rain Forest Fires in Brazil which were going to doom us all and showed the evils of capitalism... but were lower than average fires.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (KZzsI)

173 Fuck the Koalas. Get all the bloody attention, little pussies.

Posted by: a Wombat at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (v0R5T)

174 impeachment manager Zoe Loughgrin = Zoloft Grin

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (k/TB6)

175 168 157 I predict a jackrabbit infestation for Australia next year.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (qcIWB)

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Bullfrogs.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (zZbCU)

Jackalopes.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (nNEcr)

176 Same for California. But this has likely been said 150 posts ago.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (+fPHo)

177 I dunno. Contemporary women have learned the art of, ahem, brush clearing. Why is this so hard to understand? Do I need to draw pictures?

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, Throwing rocks from a thousand yards at January 15, 2020 03:36 PM (3inwt)

178 That's only because English is the official language in CA, now.
Imagine the expense of adding a second official language to all federal/state/municipal laws, signs, worker and consumer rights, healthcare, education ....
Coming soon.
Posted by: Alice McD at January 15, 2020 03:32 PM (E+yET)


In CA at least, everything government is already printed in 25 languages.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 15, 2020 03:36 PM (aS1PU)

179 It's my last day of paternity leave.

I'm feeling the slightest bit silly.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Wanna really feel silly?

Identify as female and take another two months.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:36 PM (bd376)

180 151
How do you punish these arsonists in proportion to the death and destruction they've caused?

Posted by: Regular joe at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (6/uwW)
Except for the ones with the Glasmine 43 scattered all over them. They didn't get cleared by anybody.
https://tinyurl.com/vcxfgco

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (e284m)

181 Someone told me there is amazing video of wombats helping other animals into their tunnels to escape the fires.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

182 The Left has proven that you can't believe a word they say.

Posted by: Chris M at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (eAZVt)

183 Got a reply from Rickl's sister about the date and time for the memorial service:

I'm thinking about 12 noon on Friday the 24th, as we fly back to Dallas on the 25th. Honestly, Rick was never one for a lot of fuss or formality, nor was he very religious. So, here's my thoughts on what I'm planning to do....

A quiet service in our backyard. Although they are predicting 3 to 5 inches of snow, I'm hoping it's like Texas, where they can't predict the weather hours in advance, never mind a week in advance. We will share some memories of Rick, have some food, and since he enjoyed a good beer, have a toast with either a Philly classic, Yuengling beer, or a good hot cup of Black Rifle coffee. (We also found a stockpile of Black Rifle coffee, so I think that this toast would incorporate 2 of his favorite beverages!)
Afterwards, we will spread his ashes.

Please let me know how many people you think would come, as we are having his house cleaned out with a company on Tuesday or Wednesday, but I could rent a few chairs, or consider having lunch at a local restaurant (Richie's) after the memorial.

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If you would like to attend, e-mail either me (moronettetami at gmail) or Mis Hum (petmorons at gmail) an e-mail and we will give you the address. (Please include your AOS nic in the e-mail)

Don't want to post the home address on a thread.

Posted by: Tami at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (cF8AT)

184 Logging would be a much more eco-friendly alternative to having the entire forest burn down every few years.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (tVQUs)

185 181 Someone told me there is amazing video of wombats helping other animals into their tunnels to escape the fires.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)

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Ferngully or The Secret of NIMH?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (zZbCU)

186 The worst tyrants are the tyrants that think they are doing good. And the good doing tyrants are not quite as bad as those tyrants that think they are doing good for someone else.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (pw+jk)

187 I've read where the 'other' arsonist at work in these fires are certain birds of prey, namely the black kite. Aka the firehawk, these raptors carrry flaming twigs to unburnt brush to root out their prey.

Posted by: Rex B at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (8Pphs)

188 It's ALL fake. The impeachment, the subversion of societal norms, the fake women trannies, climate change, the Kavanaugh hearings. The Democrats live in an entirely fabricated reality and they control most of the culture. And they hate Western civilization.

Posted by: Max Power at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (q177U)

189 How do you punish these arsonists in proportion to the death and destruction they've caused?

Posted by: Regular joe at January 15, 2020 03:33 PM (6/uwW)


Pinochuted into the middle of a raging brush fire, for starters. But that's not who we are, or some such nancy bullshit.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (1CjJc)

190 169 How do we sleep when our bush is burning?
Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (ZLI7S)

Emollients clause. Duh.

Posted by: Average Twitter user at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (RD7QR)

191 Behind all of this is the old theory of " there's just too many damned people" which used to be Hotness. Since Genocide a main tenet of Communism, dovetails nicely with Anti Human Environmentalism, the ranks of their Sociopathy are always filled. Oh, and throw in some Muslim Death Culters too, for the Trifecta.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (qhmX5)

192 141 MOAR EUCALYPTUS

Posted by: a Koala at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (v0R5T)

\When I lived in CA locals called those gasoline trees.

Posted by: Vic at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (mpXpK)

193

lulz:

My local fake news today told me about some young man (20) who was offering younger girls hundreds of dollars for sex with him. He was arrested and tried.

Anyways, they showed him and he's a 4' tall oriental kid named Chen.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (EsAyS)

194 That is a lot of captured carbon going into the atmosphere and killing ghia.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (pw+jk)

195 Someone told me there is amazing video of wombats helping other animals into their tunnels to escape the fires.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)


Those were actually the infamous Australian Trapdoor Wombat Spider.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (wCmLp)

196 This crap about not removing dead fall and brush has been going on since at least the '70s. Brother's FIL worked for the National Forest service and was bitching about the deliberate build up off fuel in the early 80s.

The 88 Yellowstone Park fires were far worse because on this policy.

Posted by: Embarrassing Stain at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (yRv4V)

197 I bet Paul Joseph Watson would be a popular who dat with the ettes

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (KZzsI)

198 Pics of those poor burnt kangaroos and koalas were pretty heartbreaking. The people can fuck right off.
Posted by: IC


*fistbump
Posted by: rickb223


Well sure, they're the ones who voted for this idiocy because they like getting free shit from the lefties - the watermelons come with the territory.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Posted by: DocJ

I'm thinkin y'all are thinking on 3 cylinders. Like this country, I would wager that the bulk of rural Australia are conservative. The progtards occupy Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane etc. Like me ( rural landowner) they have to deal with the BS thought up by people who think asphalt is beautiful. Makes me wonder if you 3 are city folk?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Ellie Mae has Ginger and Maryann beat hands down at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (C+Zus)

199 Those poor displaced drop bears... *sniff*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (HaL55)

200 impeachment manager Zoe Loughgrin = Zoloft Grin
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 15, 2020 03:35 PM (k/TB6)

Interestingly, Nils LOFGREN, of Crazy Horse and the E Street Band was in a band called GRIN

Posted by: JoeF. at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (CqE5x)

201 173
F*** the Koalas. Get all the bloody attention, little pussies.

Posted by: a Wombat


Yeah, that's too bad.

Posted by: Pandas at January 15, 2020 03:39 PM (T6t7i)

202 The worst tyrants are the tyrants that think they are doing good. And the good doing tyrants are not quite as bad as those tyrants that think they are doing good for someone else.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (pw+jk)
++++++++++++++++
CS Lewis.

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be "cured" against one's will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:40 PM (I2dne)

203 Pinochuted into the middle of a raging brush fire, for starters. But that's not who we are, or some such nancy bullshit.


Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (1CjJc)

Sacrifices to the Volcano gods! We've clearly been lax lately, and they grow angry.
Do you suppose Skoldilochs is still a virgin?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:40 PM (e284m)

204 According to the Wikipedia entry "Bushfires in Australia", over 46 million acres have been burnt this season. Undoubtedly a lot of real estate that's burned.

If you look at the 2002 Northern Territory bushfires, you get 94 million acres burnt. No global warming hysteria back then, though.

Going back further, you can see that the 1969 bushfires destroyed 99 million acres.

You want to see the granddaddy of all bushfires? Go to 1974-1975. You'll see that 290 million (!!) acres burned.

It's incredible to me that not one news report mentions anything about the history of bushfires in Australia. This is nothing new, even though this season is much worse than usual.

Our news media sucks, bigly.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 03:40 PM (iuFgi)

205 My local fake news today told me about some young man (20) who was offering younger girls hundreds of dollars for sex with him. He was arrested and tried.

Anyways, they showed him and he's a 4' tall oriental kid named Chen.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (EsAyS)

I'm guess some of the took him up on the offer?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 15, 2020 03:40 PM (CqE5x)

206 "WE HAD TO BURN THE FORESTS TO SAVE THEM!!1!!11!1!1!!!"


Modern Eco-Lunatic Logic, Nutshell Version

Posted by: Sharkman at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (MUVaZ)

207 169
How do we sleep when our bush is burning?

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:34 PM (ZLI7S)


If I recall, Peter Garrett had something of a political career after Midnight Oil.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (IttZ7)

208 You know, big chunks of Yellowstone still look like shit because they wouldn't allow the dead trees to be logged

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (vPKfA)

209 It's ALL fake. The impeachment, the subversion of societal norms, the fake women trannies, climate change, the Kavanaugh hearings. The Democrats live in an entirely fabricated reality and they control most of the culture. And they hate Western civilization.
Posted by: Max Power at January 15, 2020 03:38 PM (q177U)
++++++++++++++
They believe that reality is optional. So far, nothing and nobody has disabused them of that belief. As far as they're concerned, it's correct. They do, after all, keep winning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (I2dne)

210 And you can't escape it on islands, because those capsize if too many people stand on one side of them at the same time.


*******

Which would douse the fires. Brilliant strategy!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (m45I2)

211 181 Someone told me there is amazing video of wombats helping other animals into their tunnels to escape the fires.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)
........

and we don't no respect. Koalas, Kangaroos, oooh they're soo cute! Nothing but tourist attractions.
But us? No.

Posted by: a Wombat at January 15, 2020 03:42 PM (v0R5T)

212 104
Wait, I just saw the Pelosi dream team - Schiff, Nadler, Lofgren, Garcia
- they are going to put that in front of the public? LOLGF Dems.

Posted by: rammajamma at January 15, 2020 03:25 PM (PQRcz)

Who was the reporter that overheard Nadler on the train bragging that he was gonna impeach trump before he took office? Can she be called as a witness?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 15, 2020 03:42 PM (ymnmz)

213 They believe that reality is optional. So far,
nothing and nobody has disabused them of that belief. As far as they're
concerned, it's correct. They do, after all, keep winning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (I2dne)
Yeah, the fabled Ozymandias probably kept winning too, until he didn't.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:42 PM (e284m)

214 Wombats sharing their tunnels with other animals, even *herding them* into their burrows:

https://tinyurl.com/rfavxsv

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

215 The same policy dumbassness has left to forests in the western US in the same conditions. When fires happen the are huge deadly things that burn so hot and complete that what is left in their wake is total devastation. Forests are meant to burn periodically to control the underbrush, Without the burn forests are primed for total destruction. Anything in the way burns too.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (0OmEj)

216
I dunno. Contemporary women have learned the art of, ahem, brush
clearing. Why is this so hard to understand? Do I need to draw pictures?


Actually, yes. We need pictures.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (HaL55)

217 Makes me wonder if you 3 are city folk?
Posted by: Sock Monkey


We clear the brush on my in-laws 100 acres. We also plow a certain set-back from the fence in the pasture. Have a 500 gallon water tank on a trailer with a Honda pump & motor.
We sweat in summer when the ponds start running low.

Other thing? Don't give a shit what environmentalists think should be done.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (bd376)

218 So basically Global Warming is fake but accurate.

Posted by: ... at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (MUs8j)

219 213 Yeah, the fabled Ozymandias probably kept winning too, until he didn't.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:42 PM (e284m)

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Then came the giant squid from space.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (zZbCU)

220 Who was the reporter that overheard Nadler on the train bragging that he
was gonna impeach trump before he took office? Can she be called as a
witness?


Mollie Hemingway

Posted by: pep at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (T6t7i)

221 Yeah, the fabled Ozymandias probably kept winning too, until he didn't.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:42 PM (e284m)
++++++++++
Yes. It isn't the fall, it's the sudden stop at the end. Unfortunately for everyone involved, though, the sudden stop at the end is going be so destructive that Tsar Bomba will look like a firecracker.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (I2dne)

222 It's incredible to me that not one news report mentions anything about the history of bushfires in Australia. This is nothing new, even though this season is much worse than usual.

Our news media sucks, bigly.
Posted by: Darrell Harris

Well, these fires are uhhhhh. Hotter, yeah that's the ticket!

...MSM...

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (vd8XM)

223 By the way if you try to share this video on Facebook it warns you that their leftist "fact check" sites claim its full of falsehoods.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (KZzsI)

224 If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.

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It also depends what sort of trees, eucalyptus is not very good for that purpose apart from being a fire hazard.

Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (xarPm)

225 >>If I recall, Peter Garrett had something of a political career after Midnight Oil.

Bigly. As an, ahem, environmentalist.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (ZLI7S)

226 214 Wombats sharing their tunnels with other animals, even *herding them* into their burrows:

https://tinyurl.com/rfavxsv
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (ptqGC)


And then they call the other animals families. For ransom. In unmarked eucalyptus leaves.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (qhmX5)

227 LITTLE TEMBLOR here in San Diego. I thought it was the tequila. Heh

Posted by: Nurse ratched at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (reDX1)

228 My parents did a big trip around Europe about 20 years ago. To this day, the thing that Mommy found most amazing was taking the train through Germany and learning about German forest management. She found it fascinating and sensible and every time California burns she asks why we don't do that out there and I have to try to explain that the environmentalists won't let anyone do that and she looks at me like I'm crazy.

You want to really blow a greenie's mind?

Tell them the reason Germany has such excellent forest management is because of Herman Goering, in his capacity as Reich Marshal of the Hunt. Modern Deutschland is following in his jackboots.
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (Ki5SV)

229 I am Jim Jones and I approve this message.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (OmM+g)

230 214
Wombats sharing their tunnels with other animals, even *herding them* into their burrows:

https://tinyurl.com/rfavxsv

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (ptqGC)

Wombats are the Australian land otter. What those don't show is the horrors after the herding. Sick fucks, wombats.

Posted by: Otters at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (1CjJc)

231 224 If you want to help with CO2 emissions, I mean truly help, then plant trees. But that's boring and doesn't allow micromanaging control.

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It also depends what sort of trees, eucalyptus is not very good for that purpose apart from being a fire hazard.
Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (xarPm)

And cough drops.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (qhmX5)

232 Well considering that stupid Midnight Oil was about giving Australia back to the aborigines I'm kind of not shocked he's a left winger...

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (KNsKs)

233 The same policy dumbassness has left to forests in the western US in the same conditions

Obama's response to that?

Prevent even more clearing and controlled burns. For Gaia.

This is nothing new, even though this season is much worse than usual.

Evidently its not much more than average in size and scope, its just being given a lot more coverage and closer to homes, because jackwagon arsonists don't want to travel very far.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (KZzsI)

234
There is a need for regulation to serve the role of looking out for the interests of the environment. I hate regulation, but I hate the Ohio river catching fire too
--
The Tragedy of the Commons is a bullshit story with no basis in reality.
Behind every single environmental disaster is government action. Or inaction.
Every. Single. One.

The firefighters are setting fires and telling you that's proof for more firefighters.

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (vPKfA)

235 Which would douse the fires. Brilliant strategy!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:41 PM (m45I2)
When islands capsize like that, they create huge waves, called Spumonies, that wash away fires and beach front property that was built in un-authorized areas. So it's a mixed blessing. Sometimes people who can't hold their breath for a long time underwater drown when that happens.

Posted by: Congressman Hank Johnson at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (e284m)

236 Someone told me there is amazing video of wombats helping other animals into their tunnels to escape the fires.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:37 PM (ptqGC)


Wombats helping animals into tunnels:

https://tinyurl.com/wdee52u

It's one of those not true but not exactly false stories.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (mf5HN)

237 I've always known since I was a kid that forest fires were more than the type soothing fire you get in a fireplace . Burning a Christmas tree taught me that. Holy shit that's a fire!

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (qcIWB)

238 Gaia herself is a merciless killer through her own agents, called predators, volcanoes, and many other things. Gaia has been and will be the bringer of extinction to uncountable species of plants and animals over the ages and in the future. I wonder how the enviro-weenies think their way around that stone-cold-solid fact?

(Ooops - my mistake - they don't think, they only feel and emote.)

Posted by: Gref at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

239 139
They also blamed the catastrophic Amazon fire on global warming (erm,
excuse me, on climate change) with no evidence and with most stuff I
have seen pointing toward human action - but acute rather than chronic.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:31 PM (I2dne)


The catastrophic Amazon fire that was not, actually, catastrophic and is, in fact, something that is done deliberately every year.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (rP4OC)

240 238 Gaia herself is a merciless killer through her own agents, called predators, volcanoes, and many other things. Gaia has been and will be the bringer of extinction to uncountable species of plants and animals over the ages and in the future. I wonder how the enviro-weenies think their way around that stone-cold-solid fact?

(Ooops - my mistake - they don't think, they only feel and emote.)
Posted by: Gref at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

==========

You should watch Grizzly Man by Werner Herzog.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (zZbCU)

241 It's incredible to me that not one news report mentions anything about the history of bushfires in Australia. This is nothing new, even though this season is much worse than usual.

Our news media sucks, bigly.
Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 03:40 PM (iuFgi)


When I was in Alaska this summer there were brush fires all over the place. Of course outsiders go OMG CLIMATE DISASTER and the locals say this happens every summer when lightning hits white and black spruces and the tundra burns like peat.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (y7DUB)

242 Tell them the reason Germany has such excellent forest management is
because of Herman Goering, in his capacity as Reich Marshal of the Hunt.
Modern Deutschland is following in his jackboots.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)


Some of those forests are kind of creepy. Trees are not supposed to grow in nice, tidy rows. Those are tree farms.

Posted by: Otters at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (1CjJc)

243 How do we sleep when our bush is burning?
Posted by: JackStraw


*************

I don't know, but there IS a code for that:


ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49.2
Inflammatory disorders of scrotum

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (m45I2)

244 Koalas are what happens when squirrels and nutria get together.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (KYBu2)

245 238 Gaia herself is a merciless killer through her own agents, called predators, volcanoes, and many other things. Gaia has been and will be the bringer of extinction to uncountable species of plants and animals over the ages and in the future. I wonder how the enviro-weenies think their way around that stone-cold-solid fact?

(Ooops - my mistake - they don't think, they only feel and emote.)
Posted by: Gref at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

So, alex.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (qhmX5)

246 241 burns like peat.
Posted by: Captain Hate at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (y7DUB)

==========

Mmmmm...

scotch...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (zZbCU)

247 Yes the left actually WANTS the fires ,the droughts,the floods.Anything to convince people to give them dictatorial powers to "fix" the emergency.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (KNsKs)

248 The catastrophic Amazon fire that was not, actually, catastrophic and is, in fact, something that is done deliberately every year.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (rP4OC)
++++++++++++
I thought it went bonkers this year and flew way further afield than controlled burns? Or did I make the huge mistake of not simply rejecting everything from MFM out of hand, and instead looked for the angle?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (I2dne)

249 247 Yes the left actually WANTS the fires ,the droughts,the floods.Anything to convince people to give them dictatorial powers to "fix" the emergency.
Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (KNsKs)

=========

The recession.
The hate crimes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (zZbCU)

250 Makes me wonder if you 3 are city folk?
Posted by: Sock Monkey

Strictly suburban, but I have to take shit for living in the shadow of the Peoples' Republic of Boston so I really don't have a lot of sympathy to give in the "I vote the right way but people be crazy" area.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (DU2N9)

251 Baby wombats are called "puggles."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (ptqGC)

252 Tell them the reason Germany has such excellent
forest management is because of Herman Goering, in his capacity as Reich
Marshal of the Hunt. Modern Deutschland is following in his jackboots.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:26 PM (mf5HN)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 03:44 PM (Ki5SV)
Und in autumn ven ze leaves chanj color, zum parhts of ze forest schprout the belovet Swastika wher ve planted ze different schpecies of trees!

Posted by: Hermann Goering at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (e284m)

253 I've always known since I was a kid that forest fires were more than the type soothing fire you get in a fireplace . Burning a Christmas tree taught me that. Holy shit that's a fire!
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


Christmas Vacation should have taught you that.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (bd376)

254 It's one of those not true but not exactly false stories.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (mf5HN)

Who are you, Snopes?

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (qcIWB)

255 Yes the left actually WANTS the fires ,the droughts,the floods.Anything to convince people to give them dictatorial powers to "fix" the emergency.
Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (KNsKs)
+++++++++++
Of course. For the same reason that they have pontificated about the benefits of an invasion by alien super-beings (wish I were kidding).

They want a unified world government with no accountability and absolute power. Need a humanity-threatening, apocalyptic-level threat to even possibly get that.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (I2dne)

256 I'm sick of this hoax. We all need to do like progressives do and learn a bunch of talking points instead of just flailing impotently.

Warmists say the sea is rising. Response: How's come property values along coastliines are rising too? They should be plummeting.

Warmist say stop using localized weather as if it's global climate. Response: How about Austrailian bushfires?

Warmists say carbon drives warming and it's at an alltime high. Response: Carbon and temperature don't correlate.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (Q3oNv)

257 249 The school shootings

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (KNsKs)

258
Forest fires and school shootings -- two of the Democrats' favorite things.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (EsAyS)

259 255 Of course. For the same reason that they have pontificated about the benefits of an invasion by alien super-beings (wish I were kidding).

They want a unified world government with no accountability and absolute power. Need a humanity-threatening, apocalyptic-level threat to even possibly get that.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:48 PM (I2dne)

===========

Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (zZbCU)

260 The same policy dumbassness has left to forests in the western US in the same conditions. When fires happen the are huge deadly things that burn so hot and complete that what is left in their wake is total devastation. Forests are meant to burn periodically to control the underbrush, Without the burn forests are primed for total destruction. Anything in the way burns too.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 15, 2020 03:43 PM (0OmEj)

Those forests can get so thick from fire suppression, that it's not uncommon for fires to burn them twice over.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (tVQUs)

261 243 How do we sleep when our bush is burning?
Posted by: JackStraw

*************

I don't know, but there IS a code for that:


ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49.2
Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (m45I2)

So this is the one where your nuts are so big they ride in the passenger seat?

Posted by: Average Twitter user at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (RD7QR)

262 Some of those forests are kind of creepy. Trees are not supposed to grow in nice, tidy rows. Those are tree farms.

It's harder to drive a tank through a regular forest.

Posted by: pep at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (T6t7i)

263 >>Tell them the reason Germany has such excellent forest management is
because of Herman Goering, in his capacity as Reich Marshal of the Hunt.
Modern Deutschland is following in his jackboots

You can also tell them that the aborigines in Australia were practicing bush management for thousands of years before environmentalists came along to save them and helped burn down the country.

We'd be a lot better off as a world if leftists would stop trying to help us.

Posted by: JackStraw at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (ZLI7S)

264 If I recall, Peter Garrett had something of a political career after Midnight Oil.

He was in the cabinet of far left PM Paul Rudd as "Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts" in which he went before the camera and said idiotic crap, including in one interview directly stating one view, then being told the Rudd administration thought the opposite, then immediately contradicting himself to be on that side instead.

He's about as smart as you'd expect a rocker to be.

Midnight Oil put out some great tunes, though. A lot of it is stupid Aussie politics, but since its Aussie, it doesn't annoy me much.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (KZzsI)

265 Goodbye Bunyip Bluegum, goodbye Blinky Bill
And beautiful little Nutsie, I can't believe it
Our koalas are all dying, can it really be
A national disaster, a world catastrophe

Shiny little black nose and fluffy little ears
Furry little bundle soaking up the tears
Snuggle pot and Cuddle pie are crying in the rain
And wombat's gone into his hole and won't come out

Oh pass the hat around between your friends
There's no time to contemplate
Maybe if we show some love
Maybe it's not too late

'Cause Blinky Bill is dying, cross him off the list
Knock on doors, ring the bell, save the eucalyptus
I don't think I could stand the shame, knowing that I could
Have saved the world from losing something beautiful and good

One doctor on the job is hardly enough
One little hospital, wake up Australia
It's our corner of the world, time to pull our weight
What would we tell our children about our little mate
-- "Goodbye Blinky Bill" - John Robert Williamson

Posted by: Undocumented at January 15, 2020 03:49 PM (5NMZN)

266 " If the Brazilian rainforest is the "lungs of the planet", what is Australia?"

---------------

Paul Keating, a former Prime Minister, called it "the arse end of the world".

Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (xarPm)

267 A few years ago the Black Hills in South Dakota had massive fires because the Sierra Club had controlled burns and almost every other type of forest management ground to a halt with lawsuits. People got so angry with Tom Daschle siding with the Sierra Club that he got booted out of office even though he was the Senate Majority Leader.

The Townhalls during that time were brutal. His career never recovered.

I'd pity the people responsible for this but they deserve every thing that is coming to them.

Posted by: Just Lily at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (1OQYO)

268 https://tinyurl.com/rfavxsv
--
Those are some big f'n wombats. New meaning to wombat surprise!

Posted by: FrodoB, because at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (45lFm)

269 I'm sick of this hoax. We all need to do like progressives do and learn a bunch of talking points instead of just flailing impotently.

Warmists say the sea is rising. Response: How's come property values along coastliines are rising too? They should be plummeting.

Warmist say stop using localized weather as if it's global climate. Response: How about Austrailian bushfires?

Warmists say carbon drives warming and it's at an alltime high. Response: Carbon and temperature don't correlate.

Posted by: MaxMBJ

Denier!
Racist!
Misogynist!

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (vd8XM)

270 243 OK I laughed a bit too hard at that, Muldoon. Haha.

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:51 PM (Gylu/)

271 Denier!
Racist!
Misogynist!
Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (vd8XM)
++++++++++++
I like how calling me a "denier" is fine and totally mainstream but me calling them "zealots" is beyond the pale.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 03:51 PM (I2dne)

272 259 Watchmen(faked alien invasion to get left wing dream)

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:51 PM (KNsKs)

273 Baby wombats are called "puggles."
Posted by: Jane D'oh



***********


Okay. Now you're just making sh*t up.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (m45I2)

274 Strictly suburban, but I have to take shit for living in the shadow of the Peoples' Republic of Boston so I really don't have a lot of sympathy to give in the "I vote the right way but people be crazy" area.
Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (DU2N9)


**fistbump**

Northeastern MA on the NH border, here.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Ki5SV)

275 Btw I hate sci fir with aliens interfering for "our own good" like the original Day the EarthStood Still.

Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (KNsKs)

276 (Ooops - my mistake - they don't think, they only feel and emote.)
Posted by: Gref at January 15, 2020 03:45 PM (AMIL/)

So, alex.
Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:47 PM (qhmX5)


I THINK SOMETIMES!

I mean, only by accident BUT SOMETIMES!

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

277 I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Gylu/)

278 Australia. Yes, we have no fuks. We have no fuks to give today. Leftards voted in. Learn to love your fucked up government.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Jcvz2)

279
Baby parrots are parakeets.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at January 15, 2020 03:53 PM (EsAyS)

280 Aren't wombats a form of weasel?

We may have to adjust our expectations of them going forward.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 15, 2020 03:53 PM (MUVaZ)

281 277
I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?


Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Gylu/)

That was Star Track.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:53 PM (1CjJc)

282 275 Btw I hate sci fir with aliens interfering for "our own good" like the original Day the EarthStood Still.
Posted by: steevy at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (KNsKs)

============

"Deny yourself a path to clean energy and efficient space travel, or we, aliens from outer space, will destroy your planet."

Klaatu was the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (zZbCU)

283 For Muldoon -- a puggle (baby wombat):

https://tinyurl.com/raxm4hu

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (ptqGC)

284 What we do in those tunnels is none of your damn business. You think we're the only ones that get a little crazy? Sheesh.

Posted by: a Wombat at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (v0R5T)

285 Wombats shit cubes. Cubes of wombat shit.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (0OmEj)

286 273 Baby wombats are called "puggles."
Posted by: Jane D'oh


***********


Okay. Now you're just making sh*t up.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (m45I2)

A group of pandas is called an embarrassment of pandas.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (9PapW)

287 I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?


Posted by: turambar


Those were Muggles. Non magic people.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (bd376)

288 281 277
I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?


Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Gylu/)

That was Star Track.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:53 PM (1CjJc)


Wombats. The worst sort of Puggles, they are.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (qhmX5)

289 So we have 700,000 people who probably are mostly urbanites, deciding how to manage the forests and prairies.

Posted by: Hermann Goering at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (e284m)

290 My local fake news today told me about some young man (20) who was offering younger girls hundreds of dollars for sex with him. He was arrested and tried.

Anyways, they showed him and he's a 4' tall oriental kid named Chen.
Posted by: Soothsayer

----

Probably already noted but,

Chen had yen?

Posted by: Tonypete at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (Y4EXg)

291 287 I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?


Posted by: turambar


Those were Muggles. Non magic people.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (bd376)

=========

Shut it, mudblood.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (zZbCU)

292 What was the name of that ancient Egyptian arsonist who said he did it to be famous, but then the pharaoh had all records of his name stricken/purged?

But they missed some, so we (well, not me, obviously) do know his name.

This is the kind of story that makes me think of him.

Posted by: Lance McCormick, rambling again at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (l8gTz)

293 283 That is terrifying.

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (Gylu/)

294 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (Zz0t1)

295 Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (mf5HN)

I'm picking Tsisipas and Djokovich in the men's final.

And picking me watching Danielle Collins for as long as I can.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (qcIWB)

296 Their government right now in Australia is roughly equivalent to our Republican Party: the non crazy left. Except, you know... its still pretty leftist, and full of greenie crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (KZzsI)

297 Climate change raped my wife's cat.

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (Zz0t1)

298 Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke.

Not a very good book. I haven't really enjoyed anything he wrote other than 2001.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (iys0/)

299 Btw I hate sci fir with aliens interfering for "our own good" like the original Day the EarthStood Still.

Posted by: steevy



I visualize Samuel L. Jackson screaming at advancing aliens: "Do you even PRIME DIRECTIVE, Mother Fuckers!?!?!"

Posted by: Sharkman at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (MUVaZ)

300 I thought puggles were from Harry Potter?
Posted by: turambar

A lesser known Star Trek episode

A Puzzle of Puggles

Posted by: Bruce at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (vd8XM)

301 285 Wombats shit cubes. Cubes of wombat shit.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (0OmEj)

Used in Starbuck's Fair Trade coffee. That exotic taste.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (qhmX5)

302 We clear the brush on my in-laws 100 acres. We also plow a certain set-back from the fence in the pasture. Have a 500 gallon water tank on a trailer with a Honda pump & motor.
We sweat in summer when the ponds start running low.

Other thing? Don't give a shit what environmentalists think should be done.
Posted by: rickb223

Yep, just like mist of them poor Aussies who are watching their homes and places they've lived on for years go up in flames. So if your in- laws place goes up in flames should I give a shit?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Ellie Mae has Ginger and Maryann beat hands down at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (C+Zus)

303 **fistbump**

Northeastern MA on the NH border, here.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (Ki5SV)

Neponset Valley. Rapidly becoming urbanized. Won't be able to distinguish this area from Newton and Arlington pretty soon. Sigh.

Eventual exit strategy is a little north of you - NH on the ME border, up around the Ossipee area.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (DU2N9)

304 297
Climate change raped my wife's cat.

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (Zz0t1)

SURE, it did.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (1CjJc)

305 So are puggles capable of learning magic when they get older so they aren't muggle puggles?

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (Gylu/)

306

It's incredible to me that not one news report mentions anything about the history of bushfires in Australia. This is nothing new, even though this season is much worse than usual.

Our news media sucks, bigly.
Posted by: Darrell Harris


Millennial idiots believe history began with their attaining of consciousness.

Posted by: imp at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (SFOr6)

307 This is the kind of story that makes me think of him.
Posted by: Lance McCormick, rambling again at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (l8gTz)

Herostratus. He burned down the Library of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (iuFgi)

308 "Deny yourself a path to clean energy and efficient space travel, or we, aliens from outer space, will destroy your planet."



Klaatu was the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (zZbCU)
I'm pretty sure they were from California. Funny thing, in the book, Gort was in charge and Klaatu was basically Speaker to Animals.

Posted by: Hermann Goering at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (e284m)

309 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

Posted by: The Buggles at January 15, 2020 03:57 PM (l8gTz)

310 go away Hermann!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:57 PM (e284m)

311 RE: the Aussies
I don't know the Ace style guide here but I have a very good friend (retired RAAN) who was able to save his home (29 0f his 30 acres burned) but he is trying to raise money for his neighbor who lost it all.
I'm looking into setting up a GoFundMe site but have never done anything like that before.
Of I do, can I let everyone here without risking the Barrel?

Posted by: Diogenes at January 15, 2020 03:57 PM (axyOa)

312
But that's what happens when ignorant white people show up and conquer things. 

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:20 PM (e284m)







That's what they get for being on our land before we got here.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 15, 2020 03:57 PM (lKDd/)

313 Not a very good book. I haven't really enjoyed anything he wrote other than 2001.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (iys0/)
Thought provoking they said! No, flucking depressing! I replied.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (e284m)

314 Millennial idiots believe history began with their attaining of consciousness.
Posted by: imp at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (SFOr6)

Ancient History started with the drop of the iPhone 6

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (DU2N9)

315 Make no mistake: that koala will kill you and everyone you love. - Try McClure

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at January 15, 2020 03:30 PM (AFSld)


Nom-Nom is a jerk.

Posted by: Ice Bear at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (hLRSq)

316 305 So are puggles capable of learning magic when they get older so they aren't muggle puggles?
Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (Gylu/)

If they wash out of Hogwarts, they can go to Juggling School. Juggling Puggles.

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (qhmX5)

317 Herostratus. He burned down the Library of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

moar like VILLAINSTRATUS, amirite?

Posted by: The Buggles at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (l8gTz)

318 Millennial idiots believe history began with their attaining of consciousness.

Posted by: imp at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (SFOr6)

Historical arrogance. I joke that it will be funny when they finally "discover" that men have penii, and women have vagginii. Only partially joke.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (1CjJc)

319 go away Hermann!----
Nein, nein, nein.

Posted by: Undocumented at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (5NMZN)

320 "Klaatu Barada Nikkto" can also be translated as "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (IttZ7)

321 Heh. West Virginia has invited counties with "2nd amendment sanctuary laws" in Virginia to secede and join them:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/wdysykf

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (KZzsI)

322 261
243 How do we sleep when our bush is burning?

Posted by: JackStraw



*************



I don't know, but there IS a code for that:





ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49.2

Inflammatory disorders of scrotum

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:46 PM (m45I2)



So this is the one where your nuts are so big they ride in the passenger seat?


sounds more like inflationary disorders of scrotum.

Posted by: Atlanta Genital Institute at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (sGtp+)

323 Why IslamoTerrorists aren't up in all the hills during fire season just throwing matches around I don't know.

It's disgustingly easy, and it would cause just as much terror as a mall shooting or some dumb shit like that.

They could burn down a whole STATE, and Democrats are helping them do it with these policies and mass illegal immigration.

Posted by: Meggy Mac at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (6MoD2)

324 296 Their government right now in Australia is roughly equivalent to our Republican Party: the non crazy left. Except, you know... its still pretty leftist, and full of greenie crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (KZzsI)

I understand there's some hope for this Scott Morrison fellow. The previous Nat Lib leader was terrible.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (9PapW)

325 Yep, just like mist of them poor Aussies who are watching their homes and places they've lived on for years go up in flames. So if your in- laws place goes up in flames should I give a shit?
Posted by: Sock Monkey


Wouldn't expect you to. And like I said in the last line. Don't give a shit what environmentalists think or say, we'll do what is necessary to manage the land.

Then again, Texas isn't as anal about that as other places.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (bd376)

326 >>West Virginia has invited counties with "2nd amendment sanctuary laws" in Virginia to secede and join them:


"We've got Mountain Mammas!"

Posted by: garrett at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (uznOh)

327 Herostratus. He burned down the Library of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

So did Caesar and some Muslims. It was the thing to do in Egypt. Visit the pyramids. See the Sphinx. Burn the library of Alexandria

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (KZzsI)

328 For Muldoon -- a puggle (baby wombat):

https://tinyurl.com/raxm4hu


********

I know better than to click on links. Wouldn't be prudent.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (m45I2)

329 316 Haha! I can picture that now.

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (Gylu/)

330 Those are some big f'n wombats.
.........

Brushguard on yer Holden. Not just for kangaroos, mate.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (v0R5T)

331 317
Herostratus. He burned down the Library of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.



moar like VILLAINSTRATUS, amirite?

Posted by: The Buggles at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (l8gTz)
Ah, it would have all slipped under the harbor in the earthquakes and the scrolls would have gotten soggy and rotted. Plus we barely read English, who's going to read Latin and ancient Greek?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (e284m)

332 A puggle is also a pug/beagle mix. Wifey wants one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (xPJvm)

333 We've got Mountain Mammas!

"By which we mean mamas who are basically the size of a mountain"
--West Virginians

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (KZzsI)

334 327 Herostratus. He burned down the Library of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

So did Caesar and some Muslims. It was the thing to do in Egypt. Visit the pyramids. See the Sphinx. Burn the library of Alexandria

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (KZzsI)

All those old books make really good kindling.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (9PapW)

335 Evidently its not much more than average in size and scope, its just being given a lot more coverage and closer to homes, because jackwagon arsonists don't want to travel very far.

-----------------

A lot more houses were built near and in forests by people who wanted to get close to nature. If no houses burn down you don't get as much publicity. What is bad with these fires is that more than 2000 homes have burnt down so far.

Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (xarPm)

336 Those are some big f'n wombats.


Posted by: FrodoB, because at January 15, 2020 03:50 PM (45lFm)

With dicks this long, mate.

Posted by: Little Johnnie at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (1CjJc)

337 A group of pandas is called an embarrassment of pandas.


That's a perfectly cromulent word.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (HaL55)

338 SPONGE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

339 "By which we mean mamas who are basically the size of a mountain"

--West Virginians

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (KZzsI)

Oh Yoo Hoo!

Posted by: Stacey Abrams at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (IttZ7)

340 Yeah, I was gonna say, libraries back then were pretty flammable.

And they didn't have acid-free paper, so the books didn't last terribly long, either.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (l8gTz)

341 Amazingb how just Australia is under a global warming catastrophe

Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (ZCEU2)

342 332
A puggle is also a pug/beagle mix. Wifey wants one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 15, 2020 04:00 PM (xPJvm)

Wifey wants you to mate with a beagle? That's effed up.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (1CjJc)

343 Thought provoking they said! No, flucking depressing! I replied.
Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (e284m)
+++++++++++++
And authoritarian nonsense, even if wrapped in a patina of "be careful what you invent." See also: The Trigger.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (I2dne)

344
Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11
BREAKING:

Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down

Yet they're perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani,someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (BqBId)

345 339 You should skip the Yoo Hoos.

Posted by: turambar at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (Gylu/)

346 For Muldoon -- a puggle (baby wombat):

https://tinyurl.com/raxm4hu
Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 15, 2020 03:54 PM (ptqGC)
........

That's the famous Mexican Hairless Wombat, found only in Puerto Vallarta.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (v0R5T)

347 338
SPONGE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)

Nailed it.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (1CjJc)

348 344
Charlie Kirk @charliekirk11
BREAKING:

Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down

Yet they're perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani,someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (BqBId)

============

"Please don't do this! I need to justify my support for you, Democrats!"
-Never Trump

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (zZbCU)

349 What was the name of that ancient Egyptian arsonist who said he did it to be famous, but then the pharaoh had all records of his name stricken/purged?

But they missed some, so we (well, not me, obviously) do know his name.

This is the kind of story that makes me think of him.
Posted by: Lance McCormick, rambling again at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (l8gTz)


You may be thinking of Herostratus, who torched the temple of Artemis in Ephesus in the 4th century BC.

(and now you see the benefits of a classical education)

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (Ki5SV)

350 And Gort, was an asshole - did you see the way he backed Patricia Neal into the corner of the fenced area?

He was perfectly capable of dissolving her from a distance, but instead he does this Frankenstein's monster thing knocking over the chairs like he's going to scrunch her by hand.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (e284m)

351 And they didn't have acid-free paper, so the books didn't last terribly long, either.

Vellum actually ages better than wood pulp paper, but most of it would have been on papyrus scrolls, I'd think. Those age well but get super brittle over time.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (KZzsI)

352

Why IslamoTerrorists aren't up in all the hills during fire season just throwing matches around I don't know. 

It's disgustingly easy, and it would cause just as much terror as a mall shooting or some dumb shit like that. 

They could burn down a whole STATE, and Democrats are helping them do it with these policies and mass illegal immigration.

Posted by: Meggy Mac at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (6MoD2)







In fact, that's one of the techniques cited in one of their terror manuals. But being uncivilized mohammedan savages, they rebuke a method that would actually work, because they wouldn't be able to get their hands wet.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (lKDd/)

353 SPONGE!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 15, 2020 04:01 PM (NWiLs)


Yeah buddy.

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (Zz0t1)

354 There's no such thing as wombats. That would be silly.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, fish brag pics by Thurs if you want fleeting fame at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (gd9RK)

355 So Australia was invaded by California apparently. Sheer madness. I feel so bad for the sane folks left in Australia. Assholes, the left. All of them.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (iBBEC)

356 I read a different article with interviews of Australian Aborigines, who said two things:

-- For millennia we burned down the forests every year, as a way to prevent later catastrophic fires, and to promote healthy growth. Then the white men came and told us we couldn't burn the forests like we used to. This fire season is the result, you idiots.

-- Anyway, what the fuck are you all freaking out over? This level of fires was actually about normal every couple years, before you fools showed up. What we're seeing this year is GOOD and HEALTHY for the environment. The only reason you're freaking out is that you stupidly build your houses where they could get burned, which of course happened.

But the Noble Savages are only worth listening to when their message helps the Marxist agenda. When it contradicts the Marxist agenda, then those primitives need to sit down and shut up!

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (fK2gX)

357 If I watched harry potter...I'd never admit it.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (OmM+g)

358 328 For Muldoon -- a puggle (baby wombat):

https://tinyurl.com/raxm4hu

********

I know better than to click on links. Wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (m45I2)

You're wise. It kind of looks like the old guys who stand in the sauna with their lengthy scrotes touching the floor.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (RD7QR)

359 Historical arrogance. I joke that it will be funny when they finally "discover" that men have penii, and women have vagginii. Only partially joke.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 03:58 PM (1CjJc)

Not if they only have virtual sex like in Demolition Man.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (qcIWB)

360 Juggling Puggles > Cat juggling

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (HaL55)

361 I thought wombats were used to play Cricket.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (v0R5T)

362 The Monocle podcast is one of the worst leftist broadcasts that is out there. Worse than NPR. Worse than BBC. This week's podcasts (12-14 Jan) had the twofer of not only spinning the Iran shootdown admissions as a positive for the mullahs, but pillorying the Murdochs as fighting the climate change hysteria in Australia.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 04:04 PM (iuFgi)

363
I know better than to click on links. Wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (m45I2)

it's o.k. Muldoon. It really is a baby wombat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (WI7YS)

364 He was perfectly capable of dissolving her from a distance, but instead he does this Frankenstein's monster thing knocking over the chairs like he's going to scrunch her by hand.

"Gort cannot rape dust"
--Gort

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (KZzsI)

365 Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (BqBId)

John Fucking Kerry is actively, to this day, working with the dictatorial regime in Tehran and against the Government of the USA. So is it really a surprise his fascist fellow-travelers don't want to be on record calling-out said regime?

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (DU2N9)

366 Also, death by fire is one of those Bad Things that has decreased a helluva lot over the past hundred years or do. Building codes, better construction, better fire safety, more fire-retardent things, the list goes on.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (l8gTz)

367 Amazingb how just Australia is under a global warming catastrophe
Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (ZCEU2)


Matches. Envirowackos.

Assembly required.

That being said, that satellite image in Watson's video is really saddening.

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (Zz0t1)

368 You can also tell them that the aborigines in Australia were practicing bush management for thousands of years before environmentalists came along to save them and helped burn down the country.

---------------

As I understand it, the Aborigines did not manage anything. They set fire to some trees and then speared the fleeing animals. When they ran out of food they repeated the process further along.

It is possible that by that method of hunting other trees were made extinct and only eucalyptus remained as it had the ability to regenerate after fires. And so you now have a continent that was bred to burn.

Posted by: Decaf at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (xarPm)

369 Herostratus is a type of wispy high-altitude cloud.

Posted by: Bill Nye, Sciencetitian at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (h5TKJ)

370 295
Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 03:52 PM (mf5HN)



I'm picking Tsisipas and Djokovich in the men's final.



And picking me watching Danielle Collins for as long as I can.


i generally just pick my nose.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (sGtp+)

371 363
I know better than to click on links. Wouldn't be prudent.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 03:59 PM (m45I2)

it's o.k. Muldoon. It really is a baby wombat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (WI7YS)

Cobs, someone is socking Fen!

/s

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (9PapW)

372 it's o.k. Muldoon. It really is a baby wombat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM (WI7YS)

She's in on it. It's an ugly world out there.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:06 PM (1CjJc)

373 Wifey wants you to mate with a beagle? That's effed up.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM (1CjJc)

Heh. Didn't even put 2 and 2 together. But I'll go out on a limb and say, no, she does not.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 15, 2020 04:06 PM (xPJvm)

374 Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down

Yet they're perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani,someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM

Yet CUNTS like Mitt Romney will tell us how we can work with dems. Mitt, you are a CUNT.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:06 PM (iBBEC)

375 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)

376 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)


Because everyone saw them coming from miles away?

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (Zz0t1)

377 I'm picking Tsisipas and Djokovich in the men's final.

And picking me watching Danielle Collins for as long as I can.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 03:55 PM (qcIWB)



If Tsisipas stays healthy, I think he wins at least one Slam this year.

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (mf5HN)

378 375 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)

==========

They didn't account for John Belushi.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (zZbCU)

379 Yet CUNTS like Mitt Romney will tell us how we can work with dems. Mitt, you are a CUNT.
Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:06 PM (iBBEC)

True, but he's hardly alone. Decades of acting (poorly) as Controlled "Opposition" for the communists is going to take a long time to clear-out

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (DU2N9)

380 How can a baby wombat stay wom without any hair?

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (m45I2)

381 375
The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)

And we countered with incendiary bat bombs. Take that, wombats.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (1CjJc)

382 I am liking the increase in rational people publicly berating the liberal tropes all over the world.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (YslsA)

383 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)


That was when "we" had actual forest management!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (BiNEL)

384 Ever notice how you never hear about massive fires in Mexico? Perhaps it's related to the fact that landowners there are still allowed to have controlled burns.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (tVQUs)

385 376
The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)



Because everyone saw them coming from miles away?

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (Zz0t1)
Japanese Paper V2 super weapons.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (e284m)

386 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:07 PM (qcIWB)

-----
We had a program to burn Japanese cities with bat bombs but that bombed. B-29's with incendiaries worked well though.

Posted by: Undocumented at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (5NMZN)

387 Isn't the wombat the one that poops square turds? They are kind of cute. Saw one when we were in Australia.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (N3JsI)

388 Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down

Yet they're perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani,someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM
+++++++++++++
Yes. The masks are blessedly off. They no longer pretend "dissent is patriotic" or "I support the soldiers but not the war" or "we love America but disagree on its direction."

They hate America, they hate Americans, love America's enemies and want to see America destroyed. They're no longer pretending otherwise.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (I2dne)

389 it's o.k. Muldoon. It really is a baby wombat.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM

If Fen sends you a link, it's SFW. She did send me a link to boobs one time. Pretty ones with feathered wings and beaks!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (iBBEC)

390 John Fucking Kerry is actively, to this day, working with the dictatorial regime in Tehran and against the Government of the USA. So is it really a surprise his fascist fellow-travelers don't want to be on record calling-out said regime?
Posted by: DocJ


Why the hell isn't he under arrest?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (bd376)

391 388 They hate America, they hate Americans, love America's enemies and want to see America destroyed. They're no longer pretending otherwise.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (I2dne)

=========

They love America as it could be, not as it was or is.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)

392 387
Isn't the wombat the one that poops square turds?


Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (N3JsI)

Is that wrong?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (1CjJc)

393 Democrats have to be filthy with Iran, why else would they be so close to the Iranian regime?

Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (ZCEU2)

394 The Japanese tried to burn the West Coast with a incendiary air balloons. Big fail.

A couple of them made it, but they didn't accomplish much. An actual Japanese plane attacked Oregon too, only one to make it to the mainland

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-when-japan-attacked-oregon/

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (KZzsI)

395 John Fucking Kerry is actively, to this day, working with the dictatorial regime in Tehran and against the Government of the USA. So is it really a surprise his fascist fellow-travelers don't want to be on record calling-out said regime?
Posted by: DocJ


Why the hell isn't he under arrest?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (bd376)

Not who we are, chap. Harrumph.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (DU2N9)

396 Why the hell isn't he under arrest?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (bd376)
+++++++++++
Democrat.

Also, though it is less of a factor, no one wants to get close enough to his creepy, stuffed-with-mattress-batting face to arrest him.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (I2dne)

397 Democrats just blocked a resolution to condemn Iran for killing 1,500 protestors & 176 civilians on board the plane they shot down

Yet they're perfectly fine with condemning Trump for killing Soleimani,someone responsible for the deaths of more than 600 Americans?
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:02 PM

It should literally be every campaign ad for the GoPee. And Rep. Mast epic smackdown. THIS is who wants to take power, really America?

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (iBBEC)

398 Democrats are doing to "impeachment" what they did to racism. Ask yourself why.

Posted by: ... at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (MUs8j)

399 You may be thinking of Herostratus, who torched the temple of Artemis in Ephesus in the 4th century BC.

(and now you see the benefits of a classical education)
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at January 15, 2020 04:03 PM (Ki5SV)

You're definitely right on this one. It was Artemis, not Alexandria.

I sit corrected.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (iuFgi)

400 John Fucking Kerry is actively, to this day, working with the dictatorial regime in Tehran and against the Government of the USA. So is it really a surprise his fascist fellow-travelers don't want to be on record calling-out said regime?
Posted by: DocJ


Why the hell isn't he under arrest?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (bd376)

Simple, he's above the law.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (tVQUs)

401 341 Amazingb how just Australia is under a global warming catastrophe
Posted by: Skip


What they aren't telling you is that the Indian Ocean has its version of the El Nino/La Nina cycle, but over there it's called "The Dipole." Half the time, Australian on one side fo the Indian Ocean is cool and wet while simultaneously over in Eastern Africa (on the other side of the Indian Ocean) it's blisteringly hot. Then the cycle flips and it's hot and dry in Australian while it's wet and cool in Eastern Africa.

So yeah, Australia is currently hot and dry. But thousands of miles away in parts of Africa, it's commensurately cool and wet, so overall, globally, it balances out.

But the media and the Left don't want you to notice that. They only ever point out the current hotspots, and ignore the current cool spots. Always.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (fK2gX)

402
Why the hell isn't he under arrest in front of a firing squad?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (bd376)


Corrected because a guy can dream, can't he?

Posted by: Sponge at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (Zz0t1)

403 384
Ever notice how you never hear about massive fires in Mexico? Perhaps
it's related to the fact that landowners there are still allowed to have
controlled burns.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (tVQUs)
Clearly you weren't in Texas back in 1998 when Mexico caught fire.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (e284m)

404 Democrats have to be filthy with Iran, why else would they be so close to the Iranian regime?

Posted by: Skip


--

They earn substantially more in bribes than paycheck.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (YslsA)

405 How can a baby wombat stay wom without any hair?

They live in Australia where its like 900 degrees in the summer

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (KZzsI)

406 Yet CUNTS like Mitt Romney will tell us how we can work with dems. Mitt, you are a CUNT.

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:06 PM (iBBEC)


Democrats know where the best opportunities for graft are. It's in their genetic code.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Brighten Your Gloom with Doom Polish from The Outrage Outlet! at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (hLRSq)

407 Isn't the wombat the one that poops square turds? They are kind of cute. Saw one when we were in Australia.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine


Why would you look at wombat turds?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (bd376)

408 They love America as it could be, not as it was or is.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)

Venezuela, but with food and money.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (DU2N9)

409 389 it's o.k. Muldoon. It really is a baby wombat.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 15, 2020 04:05 PM

If Fen sends you a link, it's SFW. She did send me a link to boobs one time. Pretty ones with feathered wings and beaks!

Posted by: Minnfidel at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (iBBEC)

I thought those were tits.

Posted by: Someguy at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (9PapW)

410 Simple, he's above the law.
Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (tVQUs)
+++++++++
The law is for plebes. The masters are not, however, above the law, they are outside of it entirely. The law literally does not exist for that group.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (I2dne)

411 True, but he's hardly alone. Decades of acting (poorly) as Controlled "Opposition" for the communists is going to take a long time to clear-out

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (DU2N9)


Longer if the checks continue to clear into those off shore Congressional accounts!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (BiNEL)

412 393 Democrats have to be filthy with Iran, why else would they be so close to the Iranian regime?
Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (ZCEU2)

===========

If Iran really does have a material number of federal officials in their pockets, then it feels like our government could be bought out by any small to midsized nation who just put in the elbow grease.

Once Iran is gone, they'll be replaced by the Swedes. We'll bow to Swedish influence and stand by as they invade Norway and Finland, afraid of their military might.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (zZbCU)

413 Nood.

Posted by: Flyguy at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (3sOO0)

414 Put the Enviromentalists and Activists on all those fires Russel Crowe can volenteer

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (wGqjj)

415 340
Yeah, I was gonna say, libraries back then were pretty flammable.

and also inflammatory, what with not being politically correct and all.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (sGtp+)

416 They love America as it could be, not as it was or is.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)

Not even that. They love themselves and they love power, and that's about where it ends.

Posted by: ... at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (MUs8j)

417 Simple, he's above the law.

Posted by: Surfperch at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (tVQUs)
It would be wonderful if he had the opportunity to be below the surface. Kicker is they'll probably bury the bastard in Arlington.

Posted by: DamnedYankee at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (e284m)

418 Build a Baby Wombat a Fire and he will stay warm for a night.

Set Australia on fire and he will stay warm for the rest of his lide.

Posted by: garrett at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (uznOh)

419 It should literally be every campaign ad for the GoPee.

"We'll get right on an ad on Youtube that 500 people see but never run nationally on TV or in print. I mean criminy that would cut into our underage page payoff fund."
--GOP

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 15, 2020 04:12 PM (KZzsI)

420 If Fen sends you a link, it's SFW. She did send me a link to boobs one time. Pretty ones with feathered wings and beaks!

Bird pr0n.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy. #DemocratsSuck at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (HaL55)

421 408 They love America as it could be, not as it was or is.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (zZbCU)

Venezuela, but with food and money.
Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (DU2N9)

=========

For a time.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (zZbCU)

422 So there is a Cabal of Jane, and Fen, spreading false Wombat info? I suspect that this could spread and get out of hand. Where will they stop?

Posted by: tubal at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (qhmX5)

423 Venezuela, but with food and money.
Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (DU2N9)
++++++++
And those tyrants think that they square the circle and make it so because they haven't learned yet that reality is mandatory.

Lot of wealth in this country - human and physical - to consume and grind into dust before they'll learn.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (I2dne)

424 Okay. I looked at the baby wombat picture.

The silky leg hairs and the facial expression look suspiciously like Joe Biden.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (m45I2)

425
Eventual exit strategy is a little north of you - NH on the ME border, up around the Ossipee area.

Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 03:56 PM (DU2N9)


YES PLEASE PLEASE SAVE MY STATE FROM THE LOONY LEFTISTS WHO KEEP MOVING HERE PLEASE.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (rP4OC)

426 And I'm still not calling it a puggle.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 04:14 PM (m45I2)

427 Venezuela, but with food and money.
Posted by: DocJ at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM (DU2N9)

That's like being married to a 10 that cooks , cleans , loves you to play golf on the weekends , sexes you up any time you want and is the main breadwinner .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 15, 2020 04:15 PM (qcIWB)

428 My hope is that when PDJT wins re-election he is going to LIGHT UP all the mfer's in the DOJ, FBI and all these little BS hacks in black. I feel he's restrained because the MFM will use it all against him. After the election it won't matter and it's *go* time.

Posted by: Cheribebe at January 15, 2020 04:15 PM (u8xoC)

429 Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2020 04:11 PM

Didn't know that, butthen Australia is the only one that counts.

Posted by: Skip at January 15, 2020 04:15 PM (ZCEU2)

430 How can a baby wombat stay wom without any hair?
Posted by: Muldoon at January 15, 2020 04:08 PM (m45I2)
.........

The kangaroos adopt them and keep them in their pouches.

Posted by: wth at January 15, 2020 04:16 PM (v0R5T)

431 And those tyrants think that they square the circle and make it so because they haven't learned yet that reality is mandatory.

Lot of wealth in this country - human and physical - to consume and grind into dust before they'll learn.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) (I2dne) at January 15, 2020 04:13 PM (I2dne)

Subjectivism. They think reality can be bent to their will. It's magical thinking pretending at being a respectable philosophy.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at January 15, 2020 04:16 PM (J+mig)

432 392 387
Isn't the wombat the one that poops square turds?


Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at January 15, 2020 04:09 PM (N3JsI)

Is that wrong?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 15, 2020 04:10 PM (1CjJc)

Mine are hip to the jive.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 15, 2020 04:17 PM (NWiLs)

433 12m
#MarketWrap Major indexes close higher, with the DOW closing above 29,000 for the first time ever.

DOW +0.32% at 29,030

NASDAQ +0.08% at 9,258

S&P 500 +0.14% at 3,289

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 15, 2020 04:18 PM (BqBId)

434
Didn't know that, butthen Australia is the only one that counts.
Posted by: Skip


Here's a link explaining it:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Ocean_Dipole

"The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), also known as the Indian Niño, is an irregular oscillation of sea surface temperatures in which the western Indian Ocean becomes alternately warmer (positive phase) and then colder (negative phase) than the eastern part of the ocean.
...
A positive IOD is linked to higher than average rainfall during the East African Short Rains (EASR) between October and December...."

etc.

Posted by: zombie at January 15, 2020 04:18 PM (fK2gX)

435 Excuses ɯ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

Posted by: Will at January 15, 2020 04:19 PM (9v1sv)

436 Last.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 04:23 PM (iuFgi)

437 more than last

Posted by: Jasper Moore at January 15, 2020 04:37 PM (B+t5k)

438 Drat.

NOW I'm last.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at January 15, 2020 05:00 PM (iuFgi)

439 #&128013;

Posted by: Rolin Martian at January 15, 2020 05:27 PM (9v1sv)

440 So, Australia is the new Pacific West?

Posted by: FretlessT at January 15, 2020 08:56 PM (uDTP4)

441 I live in the blue mountains near Sydney NSW and while state and local environmental regulations have curtailed a lot of the backburning that used to be done in the area especially in the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park, the real damage was done when the state government shut down access to the state forests in the area for selective logging and cattle grazing. This contributed massively to the amount of ground fuel that built up over the last decade and when combined with severe drought conditions which occur in Australia every 10 - 15 years created the catastrophic situation that we have now.

Posted by: Matt at January 15, 2020 09:04 PM (Gb0RP)

442 Put the stupid enviromentalists on the fires lets send over Julia(Butterfly)Hill and her fellow tree sitters over there to help douse the flames

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 16, 2020 06:38 PM (FLiOE)

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