Another day, another chance for Tucker Carlson to say something offensively moronic, and boy, does he always deliver.
Last Tuesday night, Carlson had conservative commentator Dave Rubin on his show, and the result was the two of them discussing how the California wildfires have been caused by woke politics and diversity hiring. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm…what?
Rubin used utility company PG&E as an example, saying that because they have been focused on fair hiring and diversifying their workforce, there have been blackouts, which have led to fires. Carlson chimed his racist ass in and said, “PG&E strikes me as almost a metaphor for the destruction of the state,” Carlson said. “Here’s the utility which doesn’t really know anything about its own infrastructure, but knows everything about the race of its employees. How did we get there?”
I would say it’s more appropriate to ask how we got to a place where we’re blaming diversity for natural disasters but go off Tuck.
Rubin added in some more offensive sh*t by saying, “The problem right now is that everything, everything, from academia to public utilities to politics, everything that goes woke, that buys into this ridiculous progressive ideology that cares about what contractors are LGBT or how many Black firemen we have, or white this or Asian that ― everything that goes that road eventually breaks down,”
Imagine if these dudes used their energy to do literally anything else besides be assholes.
Fortunately, as of today, the fires are largely under control after destroying tens of thousands of acres. As we see above, the lengths the right will go to avoid the reality of climate change and its effects are truly stunning.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news for the last few days, you probably have an idea of how bad the California wildfires are right now. Since Thursday, thousands of acres have burned, and hundreds of thousands of people have evacuated their homes in areas surrounding Los Angeles. Obviously, this is a terrible tragedy, and we’re sending out positive vibes to everyone who’s been affected. But, being Los Angeles, some high-profile celebs have been at the mercy of the fires.
First, we were deeply saddened to learn that the Bachelor mansion partially burned down in the fire. This is really a tough blow, considering all the amazing memories that have been created there, and all the questionable choices that have been made under that roof. I’m sure Chris Harrison & co. will come back bigger and better in a new location, but it’s still a major disappointment. Luckily, Colton and his crew of ladies are reportedly filming abroad right now, so there was no filming going on at the house. But still, this really might be the most dramatic season ever.
Pray for Malibu— and #TheBachelor Mansion… pic.twitter.com/D9t8VxFXeo
— Mike Fleiss (@fleissmeister) November 9, 2018
Because the fire zone is evacuated, a lot of people don’t know the exact damage to their homes yet. Because of the proximity to Calabasas and Malibu, we do know that basically all of the Kardashians and Jenners live in the danger zone. Kim and Kanye, Kourtney, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie have all evacuated their homes, which is really crazy. Kim posted a really cute picture with Khloé’s daughter True, so at least they’re all spending time together during this scary ordeal. Caitlyn Jenner also said that she evacuated her house, and doesn’t know if things are damaged. If anything can bring Caitlyn and the Kardashians back together again, maybe it’ll be bonding over a wildfire? Nah, they hate each other way too much.
Other celebs affected by the fire include Lady Gaga and Orlando Bloom. Lady Gaga has posted a few different messages about the fire, sending out her love and support, and urging everyone to be safe, saying she doesn’t know if her house will burst into flames too. Meanwhile, Orlando posted a photo of his street that truly looks like it was taken in the depths of hell. This fire is no f*cking joke, that’s for sure.
So basically, sh*t is really bad in Southern California right now, and a lot of people are going to lose a lot. Obviously it sucks for the celebrities, but our thoughts are with all the people who are affected by this tragedy. I won’t get into Donald Trump’s lackluster statements about the wildfire right now, but just know that this is a crisis far bigger than the Bachelor mansion. Please stay safe everyone!
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