RUSH: The fires are another raging issue out there. You know, I have never known, I have never known how fires are named. Dawn, have you known how fires are named? Scott, have you known how fires…? You probably know. It’s probably the kind of thing that you’ve known since you were five, right? I have never known how fires were named. Like, we’ve got the Woolsey Fire here, and we’ve got the Camp fire up in Northern California.
I’ve never bothered to look into how they’re named. It’s really rather simple, and there’s nothing mysterious about it. They name these fires rapidly. The firefighters usually first ones on the scene do it just to be able to have everybody know which fire that they are talking about. And, for example, the Camp Fire which is in Butte County, which is north of Sacramento. It’s burned 109,000 acres. The Camp Fire has killed 23 people. It’s destroyed 6,453 homes as of yesterday morning. It got us its name from Camp Creek Road.
Geographic locations are often how these things get named. I didn’t know this. So Camp Creek Road is near where the fire is thought to have started. The Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties has burned 83,275 acres. Two people have been killed and 177 homes destroyed as of Saturday night. That was named for Woolsey Canyon Road, at least according to the Los Angeles Times. So these two fires been named after streets. I’ve never just took the time to figure out how they were named.
I thought at some point a journalist would include that in story about it, but no journalist ever has. They just assume it’s one of those things, I guess… Maybe they don’t know, and since journalists aren’t curious anymore, since there’s no way to link the name of the fire to Trump, then there probably is… Although Governor Moonbeam… Get this: Governor Moonbeam of California is blaming climate change deniers for the fires in California. Deniers!
If anything… If you want to blame these fires on anything — and I think it’s a tough thing to try to do because it’s nature. The starting of the fire and the growth, the building, the intensity of fire are two different things, and the intensity and the growth and the spreading of these fires clearly is because environmentalist wackos in California will not let you clear these forests. You can’t get rid of the deadwood. You can’t get rid of the under growth.
You can’t get rid of it because it’s nature and that animals, worms and snails and stuff live in there; so you can’t touch it. It’s considered natural habitat. And you can’t eliminate it. And all of that is just kindling, and there is plenty of it when you have had decades of not clearing out forested areas. You know, everything on earth has to be managed. It’s amazing the left certain things you can’t touch because it’s nature and other things you’re required to touch because… Like we are required to stop CO2.
CO2 is every bit a part of nature as everything else is. But because man produces most of it, then somehow it’s gotta stop. Man is the evil component. Man is the problem. If it weren’t for man, there wouldn’t be any more CO2 than whatever the animals and rest of the inhabitants on the planet are exhaling. That would be it. See, everything… These two fires now are even becoming politicized.
I even had some people say to me, “Rush, wrath of God.” I said, “Please don’t go there.” They said, “I’m telling you, Rush, wrath of God!”
“What do you mean ‘wrath of God’?”
“Well, look at the kind of… You know, Rush, it’s Sodom and Gomorrah out there.”
“Please don’t go there. Please don’t take me there. I don’t want… If that’s what you think, fine.”
It’s causing all kinds of opinions.