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Apr 03 2015

Water Restrictions: The Browning of California

As mentioned previously, the current drought in California is manmade. No, it has nothing to do with apocryphal anthropogenic global warming. Water has always been precious in the Southwest. It used to be we could store the water to get us through dry times. But then liberals decided that this oppresses a useless minnow called the delta smelt. Consequently, Californians now face their first mandatory water restrictions.

Former California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly brings us up to date on the current state of affairs under Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown:

Never forget the mantra of the guru of leftists like Brown, or Rahm Emanuel, in the Saul Alinksy tradition: never let a good crisis go to waste, and if you don’t have one, create one.

So in response to Jerry Brown’s massive mismanagement of our most precious natural resource—water—the governor has ordered you to conserve 25% or there will be hell to pay. Mandatory conservation or you will face fines or even have your water cut off.

Not dams, not water storage, not desalinization and God forbid, not cutting off those damned fish, who require us to flush millions of acre feet out to sea. It’s you who needs to change.

Jerry Brown wants to turn California brown again.

The draconian water conservation measures Brown is imposing could easily have been avoided. But liberals always think in terms of coercively dividing a fixed pie, rather than allowing people to bake more pies.

Instead of fast-tracking the construction of critically-needed dams, and immediately diverting excess water from running off to the ocean and using it to fill up our lakes and reservoirs for storage, he’s done nothing in his five years despite the fact that Democrats have had absolute control over every aspect of state government for all that time.

Under the environmentalists’ thumb, Brown’s been content to allow our rivers to run at full flow to the ocean so that fish can enjoy themselves while farmers are dying–wasting enough water every year to irrigate millions of acres of now decimated farmland, and provide enough water for millions of urban households.

Obama himself doesn’t personify Alinskyite politics any better than the California drought fiasco. Democrats created a major crisis, and are now exploiting it to justify increasing government micromanagement and seizing wealth to pay off the left-wing radicals who put them in power. It’s textbook:

In August of 2014, [Governor Moonbeam] signed a bill granting government unprecedented control over the groundwater on your private property. Two weeks later, he signed the water bond so that your children and your children’s children can pay billions upon billions for about $2.7 billion worth of water storage. What happened to the rest of the money? Well, about $4.4 billion went to payoffs for the environmental extremists and the politicians who created this crisis. …

By declaring a state of emergency, the governor can take what he’s described as “unprecedented” action. Mandatory rationing is just the beginning.

Best of all, Brown et al. can blame the havoc they cause on “global warming” — a phony pretext for still more repression and confiscation.

Every time I look at the news I ask myself just what it will take to get people to rebel against liberal rule. The answer might be: turning on the tap and seeing no water come out. So long as they know who is to blame.

drought
What progressives are progressing toward in California.

On tips from JusttheTipHQ and J. Hat tip: Hot Air.



60 Responses to “Water Restrictions: The Browning of California”

  1. Jim says:

    There are news reports that “Moonbeam” in a drought is spending $600,000,000 on FLOOD CONTROL.

  2. Jim says:

    There are news reports that “Moonbeam” in a drought is spending $600,000,000 on FLOOD CONTROL.

  3. ramrodd says:

    In 2009 the politicians cut off the water to the Central Valleys, not to save the smelt but to cut off water to the areas..

    I have a friend who lives on the border that says it has plenty to do with race
    (she is a US citizen with Mexican Ancestry)

  4. ramrodd says:

    In 2009 the politicians cut off the water to the Central Valleys, not to save the smelt but to cut off water to the areas..

    I have a friend who lives on the border that says it has plenty to do with race
    (she is a US citizen with Mexican Ancestry)

  5. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    “Turning on the tap and seeing no water come out” will not cause a rebellion, it will drive thirsty sheep into the loving arms of anyone promising to give them water.

    The greatest power an oppressor has over its people is to control the things necessary for life. Men can live without luxuries, without new clothing, without doctors, without comfortable homes – Men die within weeks of having no food, days without drinking water. Will Democrats adopt a Total Recall strategy of cutting off the air too? If they could figure a way – lord knows they are certainly trying with the hysterical cries about CO2…

  6. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    “Turning on the tap and seeing no water come out” will not cause a rebellion, it will drive thirsty sheep into the loving arms of anyone promising to give them water.

    The greatest power an oppressor has over its people is to control the things necessary for life. Men can live without luxuries, without new clothing, without doctors, without comfortable homes – Men die within weeks of having no food, days without drinking water. Will Democrats adopt a Total Recall strategy of cutting off the air too? If they could figure a way – lord knows they are certainly trying with the hysterical cries about CO2…

  7. Rotohammer says:

    This certainly fits that narrative, TC. Or at the very least, this shortage is just typical of central planning.

  8. Rotohammer says:

    This certainly fits that narrative, TC. Or at the very least, this shortage is just typical of central planning.

  9. ramrodd says:

    ABC?

  10. ramrodd says:

    ABC?

  11. ramrodd says:

    The Man-made California drought – House Committee on Natural Resources..

    http://naturalresources.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5921

  12. ramrodd says:

    The Man-made California drought – House Committee on Natural Resources..

    http://naturalresources.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=5921

  13. . says:

    Newsbusters.

  14. . says:

    Newsbusters.

  15. Reality says:

    Does this qualify as a man-caused disaster?

  16. Reality says:

    Does this qualify as a man-caused disaster?

  17. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Bingo. In CA where I am, the story got barely a mention other than the usual “You’ll have to curtail your water usage by 25 percent or face fines…” and people didn’t even question it. The left has brainwashed people so completely out here, the ONLY thing they do is self-pleasure and obey. That’s it.

    There are so many holes in this it’s like Swiss cheese: who determines what “25 percent” is? I’ve cut back almost 50 percent from two years ago…do I have to cut THAT another 25 percent? What about those new electronic meters? My bills are still very high…how do I know they’re not juicing the amount I use? It’s not like the government would LIE, right?

    Satan in the form of environmentalists, “journalists”, ministers, homosexuals and almost all our politicians is in full attack mode now. Be it water restrictions or pizza parlors or progressive churches, every day in every way, we are under constant assault.

  18. Mr. Mentalo says:

    Bingo. In CA where I am, the story got barely a mention other than the usual “You’ll have to curtail your water usage by 25 percent or face fines…” and people didn’t even question it. The left has brainwashed people so completely out here, the ONLY thing they do is self-pleasure and obey. That’s it.

    There are so many holes in this it’s like Swiss cheese: who determines what “25 percent” is? I’ve cut back almost 50 percent from two years ago…do I have to cut THAT another 25 percent? What about those new electronic meters? My bills are still very high…how do I know they’re not juicing the amount I use? It’s not like the government would LIE, right? Also, being a fine (i.e. tax), it doesn’t affect the Malibu or Beverly Hills users, it hits the low and medium income home owner, the small farmer, the small business…

    Satan in the form of environmentalists, “journalists”, ministers, homosexuals and almost all our politicians is in full attack mode now. Be it water restrictions or pizza parlors or progressive churches, every day in every way, we are under constant assault.

  19. Henry says:

    What happened to “If it’s Brown, flush it down”?

  20. Henry says:

    What happened to “If it’s Brown, flush it down”?

  21. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    The water ration will increase from six gallons to two. Orwell’s Chocolate Rationing playing out in California.

    Meters are never about “conservation,” they are about taxation. I live in the People’s Glorious Republic of New York. Until 1991 our water/sewer rates were included in our property taxes. As NY normally is privileged with a wet climate, with mild droughts occurring every 10 years or so – the installation of these devices was never about conservation. Untold billions of gallons are lost to damage of the water tunnels that have not been inspected, let alone repaired in 60 years and actually flood upstate towns from below.

    Every year we have between 3% to 18% rate increases. When we use less water our rates actually go higher, with minimum usage billing. The NYC Waterboard is populated by the Mayor, with the money being diverted to the City’s general fund. A toilet flush now costs a nickel. In 20 years it will be $1. We have no say and no one to hold accountable. Yet we are forced to pay no matter what. Last year I had a stuck toilet in a commercial property that “used” $200 worth of water in just a day and a half.

    The irony is that our new immigrant “neighbors” all tamper with their meters and pay less than all of us to use their swimming pools and water their lush gardens – while we worry about trying to pay for each toilet flush – It is so bad that elderly home owners have resorted to NOT flushing their toilets after each use. Incidentally the Daily News is reporting today that Donald Trump will pay nothing to water his new golf course in the Bronx – estimated at $300,000 per year.

  22. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    The water ration will increase from six gallons to two. Orwell’s Chocolate Rationing playing out in California.

    Meters are never about “conservation,” they are about taxation. I live in the People’s Glorious Republic of New York. Until 1991 our water/sewer rates were included in our property taxes. As NY normally is privileged with a wet climate, with mild droughts occurring every 10 years or so – the installation of these devices was never about conservation. Untold billions of gallons are lost to damage of the water tunnels that have not been inspected, let alone repaired in 60 years and actually flood upstate towns from below.

    Every year we have between 3% to 18% rate increases. When we use less water our rates actually go higher, with minimum usage billing. The NYC Waterboard is populated by the Mayor, with the money being diverted to the City’s general fund. A toilet flush now costs a nickel. In 20 years it will be $1. We have no say and no one to hold accountable. Yet we are forced to pay no matter what. Last year I had a stuck toilet in a commercial property that “used” $200 worth of water in just a day and a half.

    The irony is that our new immigrant “neighbors” all tamper with their meters and pay less than all of us to use their swimming pools and water their lush gardens – while we worry about trying to pay for each toilet flush – It is so bad that elderly home owners have resorted to NOT flushing their toilets after each use. Incidentally the Daily News is reporting today that Donald Trump will pay nothing to water his new golf course in the Bronx – estimated at $300,000 per year.

  23. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    Rome understood that water was essential to civilization. Water was free to Romans and its free flow into the cities was symbolic of its power. Roman aqueducts still carry water 2000 years later, public fountains are still emblematic. What does it say when a “civilization” purposely destroys its reservoirs and forces its people to “conserve”?

    If free flowing clean water was symbolic of power to Rome, what does “rationed” water say about The United States?

  24. THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084 says:

    Rome understood that water was essential to civilization. Water was free to Romans and its free flow into the cities was symbolic of its power. Roman aqueducts still carry water 2000 years later, public fountains are still emblematic. What does it say when a “civilization” purposely destroys its reservoirs and forces its people to “conserve”?

    If free flowing clean water was symbolic of power to Rome, what does “rationed” water say about The United States?

  25. A California conundrum is a comin’…

    When all the water is
    gone and there are no lawns left to be cared after, a lot of
    Mexican..er…excuse me, Mexicalifornians will be out of work.

    Will they go back to Mexico or go on the government dole?

    Tic Toc B00M!

  26. White tennis shoes for everyone! Hale Bopp! She bop and you bop!

  27. on the subject of dams in Ca. they have actually destroyed some in the name of gaia…the nuts control the legislature.

  28. Papa Guns says:

    on the subject of dams in Ca. they have actually destroyed some in the name of gaia…the nuts control the legislature.

  29. IOpian says:

    Well the obvious leftist, one hundred and eighty degrees out of phase with common sense, thing to do here is for Brown to extend open arms to illegal Mexicans in California to further burden its resources.

  30. IOpian says:

    Well the obvious leftist, one hundred and eighty degrees out of phase with common sense, thing to do here is for Brown to extend open arms to illegal Mexicans in California to further burden its resources.

  31. hiram says:

    Oh, he’s already been doing that here.

  32. hiram says:

    Oh, he’s already been doing that here.

  33. MicahStone says:

    Ever wonder why libtards never want to be compared to non-libtards?

  34. MicahStone says:

    Ever wonder why libtards never want to be compared to non-libtards?

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  36. Momster says:

    The golden state — Golden Brown.

  37. Momster says:

    The golden state — Golden Brown.

  38. Bob Roberts says:

    It’s actually worse than you stated in multiple ways.

    First, there’s this:

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/04/02/dublin-residents-question-timing-of-building-new-water-park/

    Second, each major (and some minor) election(s) the Democrats who run things here in CA have used propaganda and lies to pass new taxes, fees and bond issues that would supposedly solve this problem.

    This is their tactic:

    1) Create a REAL crisis with REAL adverse impacts on people.

    2) Insist that they are the only ones who can fix it.

    3) Ensure it never, ever gets fixed so they can keep milking voters & taxpayers using the same lies over and over.

  39. Bob Roberts says:

    It’s actually worse than you stated in multiple ways.

    First, there’s this:

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/04/02/dublin-residents-question-timing-of-building-new-water-park/

    Second, each major (and some minor) election(s) the Democrats who run things here in CA have used propaganda and lies to pass new taxes, fees and bond issues that would supposedly solve this problem.

    This is their tactic:

    1) Create a REAL crisis with REAL adverse impacts on people.

    2) Insist that they are the only ones who can fix it.

    3) Ensure it never, ever gets fixed so they can keep milking voters & taxpayers using the same lies over and over.

  40. Bob Roberts says:

    It’s worse than that. Democrats deliberately created this, they keep promising to fix it if we will only vote for them & much higher taxes and such and they never will because then they will lose a key election issue.

    The only way this will ever be fixed is if CA votes Democrats out of power and with the current trends that likely won’t happen in my lifetime.

  41. Bob Roberts says:

    It’s worse than that. Democrats deliberately created this, they keep promising to fix it if we will only vote for them & much higher taxes and such and they never will because then they will lose a key election issue.

    The only way this will ever be fixed is if CA votes Democrats out of power and with the current trends that likely won’t happen in my lifetime.

  42. Bob Roberts says:

    Voters finally caught on to him & other Democrats promising if we’ll just pass one more huge tax or bond measure they’ll fix the water situation so they had to change it to the potential for catastrophic floods, another problem they’ve been promising to fix basically since I was born but never have.

    Democrats know if they actually fix problems they’ll run out of things to blame on Republicans, so they never do.

  43. Bob Roberts says:

    Voters finally caught on to him & other Democrats promising if we’ll just pass one more huge tax or bond measure they’ll fix the water situation so they had to change it to the potential for catastrophic floods, another problem they’ve been promising to fix basically since I was born but never have.

    Democrats know if they actually fix problems they’ll run out of things to blame on Republicans, so they never do.

  44. Bob Roberts says:

    The ironic thing is that climate change would actually bring more, not less, rain to CA. It would tend to favor El Niño events, which tend to bring torrential rain, or at least good solid rains, to CA. It’s not guaranteed but it happens more often than not.

  45. Bob Roberts says:

    The ironic thing is that climate change would actually bring more, not less, rain to CA. It would tend to favor El Niño events, which tend to bring torrential rain, or at least good solid rains, to CA. It’s not guaranteed but it happens more often than not.

  46. Some call me.....Tim says:

    “Turning on the tap and seeing no water come out.” Funny you should say that. When I lived in California (before I wisely got my butt outta there) I lived in an area where there were times we could turn on the tap and hear a sucking sound! Of course, the water company was all over that because of obvious health reasons….but it was comical explaining the problem to the water company trouble line representative.

  47. Some call me.....Tim says:

    “Turning on the tap and seeing no water come out.” Funny you should say that. When I lived in California (before I wisely got my butt outta there) I lived in an area where there were times we could turn on the tap and hear a sucking sound! Of course, the water company was all over that because of obvious health reasons….but it was comical explaining the problem to the water company trouble line representative.

  48. Jodie says:

    Too bad all those smart people in California couldn’t figure out desalination like Israel did.

  49. Jodie says:

    Too bad all those smart people in California couldn’t figure out desalination like Israel did.

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