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Apr 14 2015

Manager of South San Joaquin Irrigation District Refuses to Follow Lunatic Orders to Waste Precious Water

Any Californians enraged over the tyrannical water restrictions Governor Moonbeam imposed in response to the drought conditions he and his fellow Democrats were instrumental in creating had better take a deep breath before reading this:

In the heart of California’s drought-parched Central Valley, fruit and vegetable supplier to the nation, a water district is defying a federal order to give some endangered trout a 3.9 billion gallon water ride out to sea. And it could be the first skirmish in a much wider conflict.

The Endangered Species Act protects steelhead trout, a small population of which are attempting a recovery in the Stanislaus River, which flows out of the Sierra Nevada Mountains into Modesto, in the San Joaquin Valley. So earlier this week a federal fisheries agency—it’s unclear which one, and there are several—told the California branch of the Bureau of Reclamation (another water agency) that the fish needed more water to get out to the Pacific. The bureau in turn passed the order to the South San Joaquin Irrigation District, telling them to let a pulse of water through the dam on the Stanislaus.

But upon receipt, Jeff Shields, the manager of SSJID went rogue: “Whose water will be released down the Stanislaus River to satisfy the second pulse flow?” Not his, in other words.

It was the second such order in the past three weeks. The SSJID complied with the first. According to the Manteca Bulletin, a local paper that has been covering the standoff, this flushed out 15,000 acre feet of water and 23 steelhead trout. But this latest order, which would reportedly use another 12,000 acre feet to save only six fish, was too much for Shields.

Major kudos to Shields for refusing to waste the precious water for the sake of the antihuman envirofascist ideology of our overlords in Washington. If enough people simply refuse to follow malevolent orders, we will get through Hope & Change without another civil war.

steelhead_trout
Worth any number of humans to our moonbat rulers.

On a tip from Rob E. Hat tip: Doug Ross.



39 Responses to “Manager of South San Joaquin Irrigation District Refuses to Follow Lunatic Orders to Waste Precious Water”

  1. Ray Caruso says:

    I figure any fish you can buy filleted at Costco isn’t really endangered.

  2. Henry says:

    The Ventura River has a seasonal flow (not yearly, thanks to the Matillaja Dam and the 98% silted reservoir), and we get the steelheads in the winter; there are a couple of very large swimming holes which dry up in early summer, so they send DFW agents out to net the remaining steelhead trapped in the swimming holes and relocate them. I watched them pull out at least a dozen one year. (Those were the ones they could catch before a Giant Blue Heron ate them all.)

    If they can send out some agents to catch these fish down here, what’s wrong with the folks up on the Stanislaus?

    I commend Mr. Shields for taking a stand for the RIGHT thing to do, and taking a stand against tyrannical progs who don’t really care about fish or the environment , but only about their desire for control…

  3. Henry says:

    The Ventura River has a seasonal flow (not yearly, thanks to the Matillaja Dam and the 98% silted reservoir), and we get the steelheads in the winter; there are a couple of very large swimming holes which dry up in early summer, so they send DFW agents out to net the remaining steelhead trapped in the swimming holes and relocate them. I watched them pull out at least a dozen one year. (Those were the ones they could catch before a Giant Blue Heron ate them all.)

    If they can send out some agents to catch these fish down here, what’s wrong with the folks up on the Stanislaus?

    I commend Mr. Shields for taking a stand for the RIGHT thing to do, and taking a stand against tyrannical progs who don’t really care about fish or the environment , but only about their desire for control…

  4. Saxon Warrior says:

    Species are going extinct on a daily basis and most of the time it’s not our fault.
    Yet these eco-cretins (who believe in Evolution – go figure) are saying that not one more species must be allowed go extinct, no matter what it is or which habitat it lives in. They vigorously defend every little plant, fish, amphibian, bug and vermin from being endangered by human activity, no matter how harmful or useless these species may be.
    I’m surprised they’re not campaigning to protect the Ebola virus from going extinct!

  5. Saxon Warrior says:

    Species are going extinct on a daily basis and most of the time it’s not our fault.
    Yet these eco-cretins (who believe in Evolution – go figure) are saying that not one more species must be allowed go extinct, no matter what it is or which habitat it lives in. They vigorously defend every little plant, fish, amphibian, bug and vermin from being endangered by human activity, no matter how harmful or useless these species may be.
    I’m surprised they’re not campaigning to protect the Ebola virus from going extinct!

  6. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    “If enough people simply refuse to follow malevolent orders, we will get through Hope & Change without another civil war.” That was exactly what began the First Civil War, a Second is long overdue anyway.

  7. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    “If enough people simply refuse to follow malevolent orders, we will get through Hope & Change without another civil war.” That was exactly what began the First Civil War, a Second is long overdue anyway.

  8. fjord says:

    Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

  9. fjord says:

    Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.

  10. Mr. Mentalo says:

    (a) The dismantling of dams, hydro-plants, farming infrastructure and private property is of paramount importance. Any excuse to further those ends will be used.

    (b) Half a dozen fish (a fish being a non-human animal) absolutely trumps the maintenance of thousands of acres of (once) fertile farmland, which is used to feed humans.

    (c) Any species besides homo sapiens is precious, vital and sacred.

    (d) Anything that can be done to erode human beings from thriving will be done.

    This is no joke. We’ve let suicidal, demon-possessed monsters quietly get into positions of power in the media, academia and government. Their agenda is simple: chip away at man’s ability to survive. They want a small remnant of a few million people world-wide, who cower in caves or huts, die very young and have no dominion over anything, including their own destiny.

    This is pure evil, and the sooner we stop groveling and obeying and complying, the sooner we can rid the planet of this infection.

  11. Mr. Mentalo says:

    (a) The dismantling of dams, hydro-plants, farming infrastructure and private property is of paramount importance. Any excuse to further those ends will be used.

    (b) Half a dozen fish (a fish being a non-human animal) absolutely trumps the maintenance of thousands of acres of (once) fertile farmland, which is used to feed humans.

    (c) Any species besides homo sapiens is precious, vital and sacred.

    (d) Anything that can be done to erode human beings from thriving will be done.

    This is no joke. We’ve let suicidal, demon-possessed monsters quietly get into positions of power in the media, academia and government. Their agenda is simple: chip away at man’s ability to survive. They want a small remnant of a few million people world-wide, who cower in caves or huts, die very young and have no dominion over anything, including their own destiny.

    This is pure evil, and the sooner we stop groveling and obeying and complying, the sooner we can rid the planet of this infection.

  12. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    hmm, wonder what steelhead trout taste like? get your poles kiddies, if there are no fish – problem solved!!!

  13. Chronos Z. Wonderpig says:

    hmm, wonder what steelhead trout taste like? get your poles kiddies, if there are no fish – problem solved!!!

  14. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Speaking of “ridding the planet of an infection:

    “Perhaps this first virus could be one that compromises the immune system of these creatures. Perhaps a human immuno-deficiency virus making them vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases and infections that come along. And maybe it could be transmitted sexually, making them a little reluctant to engage in the act of reproduction.

    Well, that’s a poetic note. And it’s a start. And I can dream, can’t I?”

    George Carlin talking longingly about how the earth could use AIDS to finally rid itself of humans. Hatred of humans is their stock in trade.

    Progressives ONLY strive for their own (and everyone elses) destruction.

  15. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Speaking of “ridding the planet of an infection:

    “Perhaps this first virus could be one that compromises the immune system of these creatures. Perhaps a human immuno-deficiency virus making them vulnerable to all sorts of other diseases and infections that come along. And maybe it could be transmitted sexually, making them a little reluctant to engage in the act of reproduction.

    Well, that’s a poetic note. And it’s a start. And I can dream, can’t I?”

    George Carlin talking longingly about how the earth could use AIDS to finally rid itself of humans. Hatred of humans is their stock in trade.

    Progressives ONLY strive for their own (and everyone elses) destruction.

  16. 762x51 says:

    27,000 ACRE FEET of water?!?
    First, a little arithmetic. According to the EPA Gestapo, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water PER DAY. A bullshit number, but let’s run with it. One acre foot of water equals 325,851 gallons so one acre foot of water would supply 815 families per day, while 27,000 ac/ft would supply 21,994,942 families of four with water for one day. 21,994,942 x 4 = 87,979,770 people supplied, the CA population in 2014 was 38.3M. The two “pulses ” of water would supply every one in CA with two days of water using the EPA estimate of 400 gal. per day / per family. I seriously doubt an American family of four uses even 30% of that amount, 100gal. per day per person is wildly over estimated.
    So go to the river with a boat mounted shock system like are used to sample fish populations all the time. Shock the river until you have the 29 steelhead trout, then capture them and transport them to the sea, problem solved in 1 or 2 days for less than $2,000.00 cost to the taxpayers. While you are at it, capture an additional number of males and females and transport them to a commercial fish hatchery where they can be bred in captivity and returned to stock the river until they are no longer endangered. Hatcheries have been stocking rivers and lakes for decades, this is not new technology, or rocket science. I’m send the named bureaus my bill for $5B for solving this problem for them.

  17. 762x51 says:

    27,000 ACRE FEET of water?!?
    First, a little arithmetic. According to the EPA Gestapo, the average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water PER DAY. A bullshit number, but let’s run with it. One acre foot of water equals 325,851 gallons so one acre foot of water would supply 815 families per day, while 27,000 ac/ft would supply 21,994,942 families of four with water for one day. 21,994,942 x 4 = 87,979,770 people supplied, the CA population in 2014 was 38.3M. The two “pulses ” of water would supply every one in CA with two days of water using the EPA estimate of 400 gal. per day / per family. I seriously doubt an American family of four uses even 30% of that amount, 100gal. per day per person is wildly over estimated.
    So go to the river with a boat mounted shock system like are used to sample fish populations all the time. Shock the river until you have the 29 steelhead trout, then capture them and transport them to the sea, problem solved in 1 or 2 days for less than $2,000.00 cost to the taxpayers. While you are at it, capture an additional number of males and females and transport them to a commercial fish hatchery where they can be bred in captivity and returned to stock the river until they are no longer endangered. Hatcheries have been stocking rivers and lakes for decades, this is not new technology, or rocket science. I’m send the named bureaus my bill for $5B for solving this problem for them.

  18. 762x51 says:

    Bait fishing takes too long. A little dynamite gets the job done fast.

  19. 762x51 says:

    Bait fishing takes too long. A little dynamite gets the job done fast.

  20. 762x51 says:

    A few million survivors would be a kind estimate. I doubt they intend to allow that many to survive and breed.

  21. 762x51 says:

    A few million survivors would be a kind estimate. I doubt they intend to allow that many to survive and breed.

  22. 762x51 says:

    That is because tyranny is evil and Christians have a duty to oppose evil. Unfortunately, those people are failing in that duty and allowing evil to grow by not opposing it. Their cowardice is something they will have to answer for someday.

  23. 762x51 says:

    That is because tyranny is evil and Christians have a duty to oppose evil. Unfortunately, those people are failing in that duty and allowing evil to grow by not opposing it. Their cowardice is something they will have to answer for someday.

  24. 762x51 says:

    Refusing to follow the malevolent orders of the tyrant is exactly where the next civil war begins. Totalitarians do not allow Ghandi-esque, non-violent, non-cooperation to go unpunished. Force is all they understand, otherwise why is everything they support being made a LAW with criminal punishments as the result of non-compliance? Hello, Obamacare?
    Totalitarians have never been defeated by votes or peaceful protest or law suits. In all of human history, it has taken force of arms to depose the tyrant, every time it has been done.

  25. 762x51 says:

    Refusing to follow the malevolent orders of the tyrant is exactly where the next civil war begins. Totalitarians do not allow Ghandi-esque, non-violent, non-cooperation to go unpunished. Force is all they understand, otherwise why is everything they support being made a LAW with criminal punishments as the result of non-compliance? Hello, Obamacare?
    Totalitarians have never been defeated by votes or peaceful protest or law suits. In all of human history, it has taken force of arms to depose the tyrant, every time it has been done.

  26. SineWaveII says:

    “Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

  27. SineWaveII says:

    “Forget it Jake. It’s Chinatown.”

  28. SineWaveII says:

    That may be their dream but it’s not going to happen. For that to happen China and India would have to give up a substantial portion of their populations and they would both kill every last progressive on the planet before they let that happen. Ditto the muslims.

  29. SineWaveII says:

    That may be their dream but it’s not going to happen. For that to happen China and India would have to give up a substantial portion of their populations and they would both kill every last progressive on the planet before they let that happen. Ditto the muslims.

  30. steelhead trout….very tasty! I’ll take a dozen…

  31. steelhead trout….very tasty! I’ll take a dozen…

  32. Mr. Mentalo says:

    That is an excellent point. Ghandi did it with non-violent resistance. It worked. Why? Because he was dealing with the British. Martin Luther King more or less followed the Ghandi model (more or less). It worked. Why? Because he was dealing with Americans.

    Now we have a progressive, socialist-leaning tyranny. Non violent protests? LOL! They’d LOVE it.

    No, force of arms rapidly seems to becoming our only option. I’m not happy about that, but it’s not our choice.

  33. Mr. Mentalo says:

    That is an excellent point. Ghandi did it with non-violent resistance. It worked. Why? Because he was dealing with the British. Martin Luther King more or less followed the Ghandi model (more or less). It worked. Why? Because he was dealing with Americans.

    Now we have a progressive, socialist-leaning tyranny. Non violent protests? LOL! They’d LOVE it.

    No, force of arms rapidly seems to becoming our only option. I’m not happy about that, but it’s not our choice.

  34. Gunny G Alz says:

    Start hanging the EPA bastards from trees overlooking the bait fish. They’ll die happy.

  35. Start hanging the EPA bastards from trees overlooking the bait fish. They’ll die happy.

  36. Agrippa says:

    No doubt Mr. Shields will soon be stood up against a wall and shot by the weaponized EPA (or the IRS, if goose-steppers from the Enviro-Nazi Police Agency are unavailable at the time).
    To paraphrase our next President (in her own mind, at least): What difference does it make?

  37. Agrippa says:

    No doubt Mr. Shields will soon be stood up against a wall and shot by the weaponized EPA (or the IRS, if goose-steppers from the Enviro-Nazi Police Agency are unavailable at the time).
    To paraphrase our next President (in her own mind, at least): What difference does it make?


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