President Trump being Presidential

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The wildfire problem we have is not one of climate change, it is very poor forest management by the individual states. The policies have been to stop fires at all costs which results in an overgrowth of the fire load (available fuel) so when conditions are right, you get a huge conflagration instead of frequent small forest fires.

We had a major Mene Mene Tekel Parsin message in the fires at Yellowstone National Park 30 years ago but some state "management" bureaucrats have not learned from this.

Enter President Donald John Trump - from the Wall Street Journal:

Trump Threatens Funding to California Over Wildfires
President Trump blamed the California wildfires on poor forest management, and threatened to cut off funding to the state unless stewardship of forests improved.

“There is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly forest fires in California except that forest management is so poor,” the president tweeted from Paris, where he is attending a 100-year commemoration of the end of World War I.

“Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests,” the president added. “Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”

California is a beacon to homeless people, professional grifters and economic migrants (legal or not). California's infrastructure is rotten. I spoke to someone a few days ago who had driven up from Los Angeles and I-5 is in horrible shape. It was in horrible shape ten years ago when Jen and I drove down there. They spend so much money on stuff that sounds good but they spend no money on stuff that does good.

Time to wean them off the fed.gov teat and get them standing on their own two feet. Let them set their own priorities for spending and take responsibility for their own decisions good and bad. Ownership is a very powerful force for reason and logic.

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