Lost Hunter Starts Fire; Kills 11

FOXNews reports that the largest blaze currently burning in Southern California, the so-called Cedar Fire, was started by a lost hunter. If the fact that he is a hunter weren't proof enough of his stupidity, he had to go and: 1) get lost, and 2) start a signal fire in high fire risk conditions. Would it be a stretch to assume that the man probably voted for George Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger, too?

Thanks to this man's idiocy, eleven have been killed and more than 150,000 acres have been destroyed. Will the hunter face criminal charges? One can only hope so, but I imagine that the gun/hunter lobby is already making amicus balatro calls on his behalf. And you wonder why the Enron crooks are still not locked up?

In a rich bit of irony, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, said, "Those who start these fires are no better than domestic terrorists and should be dealt with as such."