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Apr 08 2015

Governor Moonbeam Regulates Bathroom Activities

The drought in California is effectively manmade, a consequence of environmental fanaticism and appalling irresponsibility on the part of the state’s single-party government regarding the construction of needed dams, reservoirs, desalinization plants, et cetera. Why would even a nut like Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown not lift a finger to prevent severe water shortages? Because as Rahm Emanuel famously admitted, every crisis is an opportunity for statists “to do things you think you could not do before” regarding the restriction of liberty.

Look at the unprecedented levels of tyrannical micromanagement Governor Moonbeam’s drought has allowed:

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) said Californians will face heavy fines for taking long showers.

Brown said, “This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water.”

Brown said to enforce his order, “Each water district that actually delivers waters — water to homes and businesses, they carry it out. We have a state water board that oversees the relationships with the districts. Hundreds of them. If they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. Districts can go to court to get a cease and desist order. The enforcement mechanism is powerful. In a drought of this magnitude, you have to change that behavior and you have to change it substantially.”

Changing behavior is what liberal fascists are all about. For them change — specifically, coerced change — is an end in itself.

Stalin figured it out long ago: control food, control people. But Democrats are doing him one better. Control water, control food production and people.

How will the authorities know if you took too long in the shower? One way is if your neighbors rat you out, just as in any other police state. Another is the smart meter:

“It collects the data every five minutes, then after midnight, the cellphone that’s built in here comes on, makes one call, and calls it in to the database that we and the customer, through a password security system, have online access to their consumption,” [Long Beach Water Department General Manager Kevin] Wattier said.

“The accuracy is just incredible, because we get the data the next day.”

Using this data, Wattier knew the precise moment to send his employees to videotape the infractions to use as evidence.

Not even George Orwell could have imagined such an absurd level of government control. But at least the useless 3-inch minnow known as the delta smelt, on whose behalf countless millions of gallons are flushed out to sea in California, will not be inconvenienced.

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On tips from Petterssonp, Stormfax, and Dragon’s Lair.




54 Responses to “Governor Moonbeam Regulates Bathroom Activities”

  1. Rotohammer says:

    Most Californians will accept the blame and knuckle under. They have the government and water shortages they deserve. What they should be doing is daily monitoring of the politicians, and when those politicians don’t make sufficient progress on building new reservoirs, hold recall elections.

  2. Rotohammer says:

    Most Californians will accept the blame and knuckle under. They have the government and water shortages they deserve. What they should be doing is daily monitoring of the politicians, and when those politicians don’t make sufficient progress on building new reservoirs, hold recall elections.

  3. Mr. Mentalo says:

    I agree with the second half of your statement. The first half would be true if it only affected “the other guy”…but when the oh-so-environmental comfort-weenies start having their lives inconvenienced personally, they won’t be as happy. When fines and restrictions and shut-offs start happening, suddenly things won’t be so kumbaya. “Wait…you mean no showers, no hot tub…this applies to ME???”

    Another (and more ominous) point: how long will these restrictions be in place? In California, they NEVER declare a drought “over”. There is always a pending crisis, so my guess is-

    “Well, the new regulations are working so well, they will remain in place. Now we can demolish 75 percent of the dams and reservoirs that are currently impacting potential wilderness habitat for spotted owls and snail-darter fish. These areas will, of course, be off-limits for human activity.

    Now, due to the dramatic drop in water usage, the State Utility Board has no option but to raise rates to make up for the budget shortfall…”

    Don’t laugh, they’ve raised rates using that excuse twice already.

    This is just the beginning. Smart Meters (which no one voted on or asked our permission to install), cameras, phone monitors…we’re sunk. Before 2016 we will be in a full-on, micro-managed, privacy-less tyranny.

  4. Mr. Mentalo says:

    I agree with the second half of your statement. The first half would be true if it only affected “the other guy”…but when the oh-so-environmental comfort-weenies start having their lives inconvenienced personally, they won’t be as happy. When fines and restrictions and shut-offs start happening, suddenly things won’t be so kumbaya. “Wait…you mean no showers, no hot tub…this applies to ME???”

    Another (and more ominous) point: how long will these restrictions be in place? In California, they NEVER declare a drought “over”. There is always a pending crisis, so my guess is-

    “Well, the new regulations are working so well, they will remain in place. Now we can demolish 75 percent of the dams and reservoirs that are currently impacting potential wilderness habitat for spotted owls and snail-darter fish. These areas will, of course, be off-limits for human activity.

    Now, due to the dramatic drop in water usage, the State Utility Board has no option but to raise rates to make up for the budget shortfall…”

    Don’t laugh, they’ve raised rates using that excuse twice already.

    This is just the beginning. Smart Meters (which no one voted on or asked our permission to install), cameras, phone monitors…we’re sunk. Before 2016 we will be in a full-on, micro-managed, privacy-less tyranny.

  5. Henry says:

    If it’s Brown, flush it down!!

  6. Henry says:

    If it’s Brown, flush it down!!

  7. cam_jobs says:

    so, the conspiracy theorists were right and the smart meters are intended to spy on you and rat you out to big brother?

    Whodathunkit!

  8. cam_jobs says:

    so, the conspiracy theorists were right and the smart meters are intended to spy on you and rat you out to big brother?

    Whodathunkit!

  9. MicahStone says:

    There’s a reason libIDIOTS never want to be compared to NON-libIDIOTS….

  10. MicahStone says:

    There’s a reason libIDIOTS never want to be compared to NON-libIDIOTS….

  11. ronwf says:

    “This executive order is done under emergency power.”

    Who has the power to declare an emergency? Who has the power to declare that it’s over?

    “It has the force of law.”

    So the Governor of California – the head of the Executive department – arrogates to himself the power of the Legislative department? Will the California Supreme Court permit this to stand if it’s challenged?

    “Very unusual.”

    Not for a Fascist.

  12. ronwf says:

    “This executive order is done under emergency power.”

    Who has the power to declare an emergency? Who has the power to declare that it’s over?

    “It has the force of law.”

    So the Governor of California – the head of the Executive department – arrogates to himself the power of the Legislative department? Will the California Supreme Court permit this to stand if it’s challenged?

    “Very unusual.”

    Not for a Fascist.

  13. rex freeway says:

    I guarantee browns lawn stays green as will his favorite golf course. And his water consumption doesn’t drop one gallon .

  14. rex freeway says:

    I guarantee browns lawn stays green as will his favorite golf course. And his water consumption doesn’t drop one gallon .

  15. rex freeway says:

    Meanwhile the upper class will change nothing. And corruption and bribes will increase 10 fold. Are there enough tax payers left to foot the bill?

  16. rex freeway says:

    Meanwhile the upper class will change nothing. And corruption and bribes will increase 10 fold. Are there enough tax payers left to foot the bill?

  17. Jim says:

    It’s all governor “Moonbeam’s” fault. We didn’t have a drought under Ahrnold, so following the liberals’ mantra – blame Brown.

  18. Jim says:

    It’s all governor “Moonbeam’s” fault. We didn’t have a drought under Ahrnold, so following the liberals’ mantra – blame Brown.

  19. KHarn says:

    “Now, due to the dramatic drop in water usage…”

    Just what I was going to post.

  20. KHarn says:

    “Now, due to the dramatic drop in water usage…”

    Just what I was going to post.

  21. Pa Guy in NJ says:

    “Using this data, Wattier knew the precise moment to send his employees to videotape the infractions to use as evidence.”

    Is this for real? If so that is some scary stuff.

  22. Pa Guy in NJ says:

    “Using this data, Wattier knew the precise moment to send his employees to videotape the infractions to use as evidence.”

    Is this for real? If so that is some scary stuff.

  23. Smith and Wesson and Me says:

    Leftists swallow each other’s bullshit all the time already.

  24. Smith and Wesson and Me says:

    Leftists swallow each other’s [bull]shit all the time already. That should cause less flushing.

  25. Tchhht!!! says:

    “Don’t laugh, they’ve raised rates using that excuse twice already.”

    They pulled that crap here in Seattle some years back. Supposedly there was a water shortage due to light snowfall that winter so people were asked to curtail water usage as much as possible. Hell, if you went out to eat at a restaurant you had to specifically ask for a glass of water. Sure enough people conserved so much water that they had to raise the rates. They never run out of excuses. Use too much and you get fined, too little and you get fined. Hey, it’s a win – win.

  26. Tchhht!!! says:

    “Don’t laugh, they’ve raised rates using that excuse twice already.”

    They pulled that crap here in Seattle some years back. Supposedly there was a water shortage due to light snowfall that winter so people were asked to curtail water usage as much as possible. Hell, if you went out to eat at a restaurant you had to specifically ask for a glass of water. Sure enough people conserved so much water that they had to raise the rates. They never run out of excuses. Use too much and you get fined, too little and you get fined. Hey, it’s a win – win.

  27. honestAbesurd says:

    HA,HA The cost after having to put everything that is written in English , into Spanish , alone will tank this state.

  28. honestAbesurd says:

    HA,HA The cost after having to put everything that is written in English , into Spanish , alone will tank this state.

  29. 762x51 says:

    If by hold recall elections you mean hold firing squads, I agree.

  30. 762x51 says:

    If by hold recall elections you mean hold firing squads, I agree.

  31. el_polacko says:

    just two weeks ago, the water folks warned that rates would have to be raised because we WERE NOT USING ENOUGH WATER to cover their costs. now, brown has given them an even better reason (we’re using TOO MUCH water) to not only raise rates into the stratosphere but to ding us with huge fines as well. terrific.

  32. el_polacko says:

    just two weeks ago, the water folks warned that rates would have to be raised because we WERE NOT USING ENOUGH WATER to cover their costs. now, brown has given them an even better reason (we’re using TOO MUCH water) to not only raise rates into the stratosphere but to ding us with huge fines as well. terrific.

  33. el_polacko says:

    i met jerry brown when he was the mayor of oakland. the man has terrible B.O. it’s no suprise to me that he thinks that people don’t need a shower.

  34. el_polacko says:

    i met jerry brown when he was the mayor of oakland. the man has terrible B.O. it’s no suprise to me that he thinks that people don’t need a shower.

  35. Some call me.....Tim says:

    Don’t you laugh either, last year I got a notice from my California water company that they had come up with a great new way of charging customers for water. Use too much and you get a credit because they obviously were wrong in their monthly estimates on what they think you should be using. Use to little however, and you get a penalty because when you do that they lose money. Math is really tough if you
    are a liberal!

  36. Some call me.....Tim says:

    Don’t you laugh either, last year I got a notice from my California water company that they had come up with a great new way of charging customers for water. Use too much and you get a credit because they obviously were wrong in their monthly estimates on what they think you should be using. Use to little however, and you get a penalty because when you do that they lose money. Math is really tough if you
    are a liberal!

  37. MissAnthropy says:

    The only effective and proven way to mediate supply and demand is price. If water is indeed some limited commodity, the way to discourage frivolous use is to make it more expensive, rather than concocting yet another layer of a police state. Yeah, I know: “the issue is never the issue.”

  38. MissAnthropy says:

    The only effective and proven way to mediate supply and demand is price. If water is indeed some limited commodity, the way to discourage frivolous use is to make it more expensive, rather than concocting yet another layer of a police state. Yeah, I know: “the issue is never the issue.”

  39. rex freeway says:

    Coming next on the war to save water

  40. rex freeway says:

    Coming next on the war to save water

  41. TED says:

    NAH! THEY aren’t NAZI’s, NOT MUCH!

  42. TED says:

    NAH! THEY aren’t NAZI’s, NOT MUCH!

  43. TED says:

    I’m SURE they could EASILY be talked into it…you know how they LOVE bodily excretions!

  44. TED says:

    I’m SURE they could EASILY be talked into it…you know how they LOVE bodily excretions!

  45. TED says:

    THIS is NOTHING more than an excuse liberals to SNEAK around YOUR bathroom, deviants and perverts ALL!

  46. TED says:

    THIS is NOTHING more than an excuse for liberals to SNEAK around YOUR bathroom, deviants and perverts ALL!

  47. TED says:

    BUT that means they would actually go after the LIBERAL ELETE?! I just can’t see that.

  48. TED says:

    BUT that means they would actually go after the LIBERAL ELETE?! I just can’t see that.

  49. TED says:

    In the REST of the country, as usual. THEY do some TRENDSETTING and WE foot the bill.

  50. TED says:

    In the REST of the country, as usual. THEY do some TRENDSETTING and WE foot the bill.

  51. IMPACT1 says:

    Wonder what the RICH LIBERALS in CA think about this…will it apply to them too…??

    I also wonder why, with liberals a fish (delta smelt) is put higher on the pecking order then, let’s say, a baby in the womb…

  52. IMPACT1 says:

    Wonder what the RICH LIBERALS in CA think about this…will it apply to them too…??

    I also wonder why, with liberals a fish (delta smelt) is put higher on the pecking order then, let’s say, a baby in the womb…

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