End Times, California Style

It’s not often that I burst out with incredulous laughter when reading stuff on Teh Intarwebz, but this succeeded in making me do so:

There doesn’t seem to be any easy solution to the yearly wildfire season, and California policy has always seemed to work in opposition to fire safety. Environmentalists have, for decades, fought the clearing of underbrush that serves as fuel for these raging fires. Instead of doing basic maintenance, almost one million people will have to live without power. No one is ready for it.
The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that people are stocking up on liquor and few of them have safety readiness kits. One resident they spoke to said she “knew she was woefully unprepared for days without power. Despite living along an earthquake fault and within a half block of where the 1991 Oakland conflagration destroyed the whole neighborhood, Weld didn’t have a comprehensive emergency kit ready to go.”

Then Megan Fox unloads on these idiots, wrathfully.  And I bet that 90% of them voted Democrat in past elections.

And Californians make fun of Southerners… while the ghost of Charles Darwin sniggers.

Fuck ’em.  I hope these Commie-enablers all go up in flames.


    1. While I can believe any level of CA (or any state’s) stupidity, this has been making the rounds of various forums I frequent. None of the credible national amateur radio news sources (ARRL, QRZ, eHam etc) have covered this, making the credibility of the claims at that link questionable.

      I’ve also received a e-mail from a source I completely trust:

      Check out the California ARES pages (sorry, don’t have a link) but the
      issue is not at all what has been described in most of the articles.

      Basically, the state changed the organization responsible for doing
      property management at state park/fire service sites. They are doing an
      inventory of all the systems at those sites and finding a number of ham
      repeaters that don’t have any (reported) affiliation with ARES or other
      public service activities. They are telling those owners that unless
      they show a public service affiliation, they will have to pay commercial

      To avoid that, the repeater owners just have to get hooked up with
      emergency services and provide proof of that, and they can stay at no
      charge. Which makes sense if they are making free use of a state resource.

      So it’s not really that unreasonable a situation, but was blown way out
      of proportion by who knows who.

      I’ve been checking some California ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) sites and where this issue is mentioned at all, jibes with what my friend e-mailed.

      So, I wouldn’t put too much stock in that particular article.

  1. “Fuck ’em” indeed. Except for my son and his family in Oakland and a high-school crush in Sacramento, I really don’t care what happens to Californians. Hopefully, son and family will get an up-close and personal lesson on unrestrained liberalism, and HS Crush gets a pass because she put in a career as an Army nurse.

  2. There are things available to commiefornians just like they are available anywhere in the US.
    Items such as portable generators can power refrigerators and most household items.
    Are they so dependent upon the state to make sure that they are secure against any and all possibilities?
    Sitting at my computer, looking out the window to my screenroom, I see a 9000 watt generator. I know I have 40 gallons of fuel for it in storage. Along with food, water, ammunition etc to take care of myself and wife for weeks.
    My suggestion to the commifornians is to cease wailing and whining, grow up and learn to take care of yourself.
    It goes beyond reality when an individual KNOWS that the power will go out and takes NO action to prepare for that CERTAINTY, then complains that the govt. has failed them.

  3. Heck, Kim, it’s way worse than you know.


    “Apparently, many of California’s would-be Earth-savers had no idea that just putting solar panels on their roofs doesn’t mean they’ll have power when PG&E switches it off. As Martin explains:

    Most panels are designed to supply power to the grid — not directly to houses. During the heat of the day, solar systems can crank out more juice than a home can handle. Conversely, they don’t produce power at all at night. So systems are tied into the grid, and the vast majority aren’t working this week as PG&E Corp. cuts power to much of Northern California to prevent wildfires.”

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