‘Open your eyes, breathe the air’: Barbara Boxer ties #SilverFire to climate change, sequester

While firefighters continue to put their lives on the line to battle the Silver fire in Riverside County, Calif., that has scorched more than 10,000 acres, Sen. Barbara Boxer stepped forward at an afternoon press conference to urge fellow politicians to “wake up” to climate change.

No, she can’t.

Also hindering the emergency response? Sequestration cuts, apparently.

In any case, Boxer’s take on the fire made for a “great dialogue.”

Here’s some more of that “great dialogue” that the senator probably missed.

Related:

Shameless: Harry Reid blames wildfires started by lightning on climate change 

NY Times reporter links wildfires to global warming

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    Of course she does. When has the left ever not blamed the tragedy of the day on their boogeyman of the month?

    • CatHerder

      Hey, it’s Boxcar Barbie, she can’t help herself. Mouth opens and garbage emerges.

    • CatHerder

      Hey, it’s Boxcar Barbie, she can’t help herself. Mouth opens and garbage emerges.

  • Markward

    Because forest fires never happened until the industrial revolution.

    • Teddi

      What a leftist nut job ! She has a real disaster in Fukushima radioactive water running into the pacific ocean and she is still giving lip service to the discredited concept of man-made global warming…

    • halflight

      Because brush fires are new to Riverside County. My childhood memories of brush fires must be my imagination.

      • Markward

        I must not remember the Laguna Beach fire or anything. Or the other brush fires growing up in California.

        Leftist idiot.

        Psst, a little hint, fires can happen anywhere.

        • halflight

          Yeah, but fires are MUCH MORE likely to happen in southern California. Or at least my mother, who grew up in LA during the 30s and 40s, told me. She used to watch the brush fires on the hills above the city on a regular basis. The difference today? People built houses where she used to see fires. Now who’s fault is that?

          • objectivefactsmatter

            But…climate change! Can’t you feel it?

          • Brett Weir

            But climate change made construction of houses in the hills where the fires burn every year much easier.

          • Brett Weir

            But climate change made construction of houses in the hills where the fires burn every year much easier.

  • Maxwell

    Now, I know math is hard, but try to follow me here:
    Dry trees/bushes/grass + hot weather = fire
    Actually, I’m pretty sure there is more chemistry to it than that, but that’s the basics of it.

  • http://deadbuffaloblog.blogspot.com/ DeadBuffalo Blog

    Stupid idgit. Everyone knows BUSH caused the fire, through the use of his FOREST FIRE MACHINE!!!!11!1!1!

  • grais

    Off-topic, sort of, but nice kitchen there. What’d that cost?

    • halflight

      The stainless refrigerator/freezers go for $9,250 a piece. Yikes.

      • Osama0bama

        Welp, when the state of Kahleefourneeyuh is TRILLIONS in the red. what’s another $18,500 to keep your food cold? What? Doesn’t Sears still sell the $500. metal boxes that keep your food cold anymore?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        I’m gonna guess the whole kitchen was close to if not over 100K USD, if starting from scratch.

        Those are nice, but how many people does she feed? Unless she has at least 10 people being fed daily, I think it’s a bit much. And wasteful…and harmful to the environment.

        • grais

          I’m thinking that’s a Fire Station, not Boxer’s house.

  • Chaitealover

    Can you imagine how painful it is for those of us in SoCal to be unable to raise enough votes to rid ourselves of the two Northern California airheads that we’ve gotten stuck with as Senators?

    • Garth Haycock

      I can imagine it, but not to the degree that you folks feel it, as one of my Senators is Orrin Hatch.

    • Michelle

      I don’t have to imagine, I’m right here with ya. My only comfort is that my Rep. in the House is Republican.

      • nc

        So is mine, John Campbell, but he’s announced he’s not seeking reelection in 2014. Yikes!

        • Catchance

          Lucky you… I don’t live in California but I get his “laptop” emails. What a great conservative.

          • nc

            He sure is, solid as a rock. That’s why I’m heartbroken. We can’t afford to lose any good ones!

        • Michelle

          I think you’ll be OK. Are you in Orange County where the District was moved to this year? If so, you already know OC is mostly Republican – in election results maps, Orange County is always red. And even where the District was in Riverside County, his constituents voted for Bush twice and Romney won that district by 55%. I’m confident another Republican will replace Campbell.

          • nc

            Yeah, I’m in OC, but I wish I shared your confidence. True, we’re generally not as blue as LA, by a long shot, but we have been moving a little purple, more than I like. I take nothing for granted. Remember also, as the Latino population continues to grow it only helps the Dems.

          • Michelle

            Keep the faith! OC has always been red on every election results map I’ve looked at over the years. Romney got Orange County by 6% over Obama in 2012, and Elizabeth Emkin (R) for Senate received 53% of the vote while Feinstein received only 47%. My little pocket of LA County is very Republican and I just love that! We cannot give up or lose faith.

          • nc

            Me, give up or lose faith? Not a chance. But I do live in Realville, and I’m just stating the facts.

    • Catchance

      Sorry… but I’ve got McCain.

  • spepper

    “Never let a good crisis go to waste” — Rahm Emanuel

    “What he SAID” — Barbara “Tootsie” Boxer

  • mickeyco

    She only ranted about climate change because even she couldn’t figure out how to blame the NRA.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      They haven’t figured out our Evil Plot (TM) to accelerate Global Climate Warming Chaos with the CO2 – laden smoke from our mega-capacity assault clips???

      Well done, my brothers . . . .!

    • Garth Haycock

      It makes me wonder why she would bring up Obama’s sequestration as one of the reasons.

      • trixiewoobeans

        Especially factoring in his multi-million dollar vacations, and the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS going to the Middle East. These politicians are just crazy! They are completely disconnected from reality! Let’s not deal with the fire, let’s play The Blame Game! She needs her azz slapped out in a fire zone for a day or two. Maybe that would snap her out of her stupid stupor.

  • Txgirlinnh

    Ok, sure and exactly how many record cold temps were recorded in July? Ms. Boxer just needs to shut her trap if this is all she can ‘contribute’ to this matter. I doubt that the people (even the most liberal) that are currently evacuating have any desire to hear her blowhard rant on climate change.

    • grais

      Please call her ‘Senator’. She worked so hard….

      • Txgirlinnh

        Lol…I reserve that term for people I have at least an ounce of respect for-as it use to be an admirable title.

  • Paul

    Yep, never had any wild fires before we started burning fossil fuels. Right. Proggie ignorance never ceases to amaze.

  • adam

    I’ve lived in California all my life and like Barbara Boxer I can say without a doubt, We have never had a wildfire before. This is surely because of climate change. And maybe because there are never control burns to clear out the dead stuff…. but mainly climate change.

    • trixiewoobeans

      I remember fires every year.

      • adam

        You must be mistaken… I mean… Climate change…. If we could only control the weather everything would fall into place.

    • Michelle

      Uh, you ARE kidding, right?

      • adam

        yes

    • therealguyfaux

      Can’t do that, i.e., burn off all the dead brush in the spring, when it’s cooler and more humid– that would let off a whole bunch of smoke, and ruin the air quality! Will no one think of the planet!

  • Sharkteeth

    Their pension debacle could pay for thousands of firefighters.

  • I M Free

    that’s what happens if you elect and idiot

  • Nyla Potter

    It’s not climate change, its the fact EPA stopped the creation of cresote from the grease wood flourishing in the California canyons. Twenty years ago all that grease wood was harvested and turned into creosote for wood preservation in railroad ties and fence post. Now its wildfire catalyst endangering property and lives.

  • Jeremy
  • BeautifulAmerica

    When I email Feinstein, I always get a polite message explaining her ignorant and treasonous views. Boxer has NEVER given me a personal answer for her actions. She is scalp-deep in treasonous votes, and earnestly proving to her NWO massa’s that she’s a Hitlery clone.

    • nc

      Same here.

  • Wag_a_Muffin (D)

    I had a headache yesterday. I blame the sequester.

  • Marvin Nelson

    News flash for Barbara Boxer: The average temperature has risen one-tenth of one degree over the past 12 years. The Arctic only had 45 days above freezing, not the normal 90 days. The ice is growing at an accelerated rate. Explain that, Barbara Bonehead.

    • nc

      Plus we’re having a cool summer so far here in SoCal.

      • Sanngrid

        Totally…I’m shocked and amazed that it’s going to be in the 80s here next week.

  • WhitewaterMkII

    Boxer could carelesss about the area thatis burning. It’s Californias dumping ground for molesters and parolees. No parks, no schools here. Purely rural. The only reason she’s bitching is because the gays and 1% crew that feed her coffers are downwind.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Why do the low-information voters in CA continue to elect idiots like Boxer, Feinstein, and Pelosi. Oh, wait, they are low information liberals.

  • rickg62

    How about blaming the environmentalists who won’t allow undergrowth to be cleaned out thus providing more fuel.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Only YOU can prevent climate change-Barbara Boxer the Bear

  • NixTyranny

    Not convinced that “climate change is taking its toll,” but I do know that botox in her face sure as hell is.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    We need more politicians that have no clue what objectivity is.

  • TocksNedlog

    Just a moment . . . there was a wildfire DURING wildfire season?!

    Pack up the kids and head to the root cellar, Martha. It’s a-gonna be a big ‘un!!!

  • missyree68

    Barbara Boxer is as dumb as a box of rocks which makes her dangerous. The left is crazy and drunk with power. And let us not forget Babs is married to Hillary’s brother.

  • buckofama2010

    WOW. I had no idea a HOAX could cause a fire

  • buckofama2010

    I would call boxer the C word but she is too dry and shallow to call her that

    • Michelle

      Yikes.

  • nc

    Does anyone know when the libbies substituted the term “wildfire” for “forest fire?” I only noticed it in Smokey the Bear ads this year and it’s the term they now use in the media. Must be some stupid libbie reason.

    • therealguyfaux

      Idiots who set fire to sagebrush in the deserts, or grasslands in the prairies, or the solid ground part of swamps, figured Smokey wasn’t referring to them, I guess, and they must have thought it was all right.

  • louisiana_mom

    If you total up all the things blamed on sequester, I think we are up to between $2 or $3 trillion….

  • Sanngrid

    You know, it doesn’t help when the freakin’ news anchors here in SoCal literally say, “It’s gonna be a scorcher! Yup, today would be a really bad day for a fire!”

    DERP

  • EDUCATEDPATRIOT

    The left figures if they just keep bashing everyone in the face long enough with the global warming issue that people will just relent. A couple of years ago, it was just natural disasters (as if there were no floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. before fossil fuels). Now, even random or patterned weather events are the result of global warming. And if the event involves a temperature below 50 degrees, just substitute the term “climate change” for warming.

  • Gallatin

    And Kalifornia keeps reelecting her, why?

    • Cajun

      Just what I was thinking, and not only boxer but that fool polozo and many others in fed and state office. they are getting what they voted for from what I see, taxes, cost of living, people hauling tail as fast as they can from that cesspool.

    • NCRelite

      I voted for Carly Fiorina

      • Gallatin

        One day your vote will win.

  • Gallatin

    And Kalifornia keeps reelecting her, why?

  • AmericanMom

    It would be better hearing Barbara Boxer give this spiel from an unemployment line.

  • Herman LaClair

    how can such “enlightened” individuals be so f*cking ignorant. most wildfires are caused directly by humans doing something stupid.

  • nc

    “Open you eyes, breathe the air, and see what’s going on.”

    Funny that Sen. Ma’am should say that. My libbie brother, big environmentalist, visited me from the East Coast a couple of weeks ago, and as we drove up to Los Angeles, he remarked, “Gee, the air is so much cleaner these days than it used to be in the ’70’s, remember?” No doubt, that thick layer of smog that LA was so famous for is no more.

    So what the heck is she talking about??????

  • BoscoBolt

    A nice big fat CARBON TAX will extinguish this fire and prevent all future fires, right Barb?

  • walterc

    And yet she keeps getting reelected. Boggles the mind.

  • Axelgreaser

    WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT HIS WOMAN STANDS FOR, it’s really hard to look at her. She turns the stomach. When will Communist California get a clue and stop reelecting Barbara Pitbull? Anytime soon, before it slips into Pacific? Must it take the rest of the nation with it?

  • rockerdon

    She is an imbecile. She thinks its warm now? Wait til she feels how warm it is after her obituary is published~

  • Julie Gannon

    ya know what, I’m disgusted by the people who pose in the pictures with her. Seems Mustaine should have mentioned them in his tweet.

  • JohnFLob

    Keep Sen. Boxer away from all combustibles, especially forests; she’s a flaming idiot.

  • right_on

    She worked hard to get the title of “Senator”, thankyouverymuch. But, “Stupid Senator”, eh, that was a breeze…