President Obama visited California’s drought-hit Central Valley Friday, offering handouts and blaming global warming. But the state’s water shortage is due to the left’s refusal to deal with the state’s water needs.
Following legislative action last month by Speaker John Boehner and California’s Central Valley Representatives David Valadao, Devin Nunes and Kevin McCarthy, whose Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act was designed to resolve the long-standing problem of environmental water cutbacks that have devastated America’s richest farmland, Obama is grandstanding in California, too.
His aim, however, is not a long-term solution for California’s now-constant water shortages that have hit its $45 billion agricultural industry, but to preach about global warming. Instead of blaming the man-made political causes of California’s worst water shortage, he’s come with $2 billion in “relief” that’s nothing but a tired effort to divert attention from fellow Democrats’ dereliction of duty in using the state’s water infrastructure.
The one thing that will mitigate droughts in California — a permanent feature of the state — is to restore the water flow from California’s water-heavy north to farmers in the central and south. That’s just what House Bill 3964, which passed by a 229-191 vote last week, does.
But Obama’s plan is not to get that worthy bill through the Senate (where Democrats are holding it up) but to shovel pork to environmental activists and their victims, insultingly offering out-of-work farmers a “summer meal plan” in his package.
“We are not interested in welfare; we want water,” Nunes told IBD this week. He and his fellow legislator Valadao are both farmers who represent the worst-hit regions of the Central Valley in Congress and can only look at the president’s approach with disbelief.
“He’s not addressing the situation,” Valadao told us.
“They want to blame the drought for the lack of water, but they wasted water for the past five years,” said Nunes.
The two explain that California’s system of aqueducts and storage tanks was designed long ago to take advantage of rain and mountain runoff from wet years and store it for use in dry years. But it’s now inactive — by design. “California’s forefathers built a system (of aqueducts and storage facilities) designed to withstand five years of drought,” said Nunes.
“We have infrastructure dating from the 1960s for transporting water, but by the 1990s the policies had changed,” said Valadao.
Environmental special interests managed to dismantle the system by diverting water meant for farms to pet projects, such as saving delta smelt, a baitfish. That move forced the flushing of 3 million acre-feet of water originally slated for the Central Valley into the ocean over the past five years.
If it’s not for the childrens, it’s for the fishes. Progs is funny.
They are Proglodites, and hopefully the voters are finally realizing where the “progressive” lies are leading the nation, and make all those Proglodites extinct.
I thought only republicans could screw things up. With the democrats in full control of California, they should all be living in paradise.
Obama thinks free meals will turn these out of work farmers into Dem voters.
But it won’t work.
Farmers in the valley know who is behind their problems.
It is all Liberals.
Seeing the Delta Smelt thrive and 3 million foot-acres of water sent into the ocean rather than onto farmland is their legacy.
If ”Occupiers” took over government it could not be worse.
Just goes to show how Government IS THE PROBLEM!
Third Coldest Winter On Record So Far In The US
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One thing I have learned: Whenever the global warmists are going to hold a convention, there is going to be a massive blizzard, so prepare for it.
Well that ice-locked AGW Alarmist’s arctic cruise Last month would certainly uphold that premise. After the record snows and cold I suspect that large segments of our population are no longer buying into the global warming/climate change BS, and if the Democrats want to run on that, and the failure of Obamacare, they are going to have a rude awakening regarding the independent and moderate vote.
Although, sadly there’s still plenty of time for the Establishment GOP leadership to totally screw-up what should be an easy win, (just like they did in 2012) by foolishly shoving amnesty down our throats. We have to “primary” as many Establishment Republicans as possible, as I think that may be the only way they will get the damn message. We know that the floods of letters, emails, phone calls. loss of small dollar campaign contributions , as well as the large numbers of Republicans that stayed home in 2012 hasn’t gotten the ‘fear of the base’ through their enormous thick DC elitist heads.
HE SAID WELL THAT IS JUST TOO BAD FOR THE BIRD.
WE WILL HAVE WIND TOWER CHOPPING THE BIRDS FASTER,
AND ACCOMPANY BY SOLAR HEATER
COOKING THE OTHER BIRDS,
but we have to do it for the people, to get solar energy,
cooking the birds is no problems LET THEM COOK, alive so we can use that clean energy,
clean alright ,killing the birds will get the human eaten alive by the insects who will get the hint fast,
hey lets go bleed a couple of idiots, lets go burn the straw which is ready to ignite,
oh boy, OBAMA SAID TO THE MOB OF ENVIRONMENTALIST SICKO, i’ll get you money to burn all the birds faster, the honeybees will starve and the mosquito will have a ball stinging the human and animals, apocalypse of AMERICA,
THE IRISH KNOW HOW IT HAPPEN,
it finaly will be no more GOD COUNTRY, BUT HELL COUNTRY,
THEIR WILL BE NO MORE OF FARMERS AND FARMS, I WILL MAKE THAT LAND RISE WITH HOUSES FOR THE ILLEGALS WHO WILL NEED A HOUSE, THEY WILL VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT FOREVER,
I WILL MOVE WITH MY FAMILY BACK TO AFRICA SO WHAT DIFFERENT DOES IT MAKE,
MY VENGEANCE WILL BE TOTAL ON THE AMERICA STARVING, AND THIRSTY ,ABORDING THE FUTURE AMERICANS, UNTIL THERE ARE NO MORE,
As hard as McCain pushed to get obama elected, and they didn’t do a whole lot better the second time, so I expect them to do more campaigning for the democratic party.
Fox news read some stuff people sent in about the idea that the cold spell is being created by global warming. One person said they started to heat up a pan of water, turned the heat up all the way, and it turned to ice.
25-30 years ago we were being warned about global cooling.
Snow and ice do not burn, although soot from the fuel can blacken them.
Note that snow is an insulator.When you heat the snow on a stove, some of the snow immediately vaporizes. This is partly due to one of nature’s tricks called ‘sublimation.’ Some of that water vapor collects on the surface of the snow. While the snow is removed from the fire, the closer coldness of the snow causes the water vapor to quickly freeze. This is why igloos don’t collapse when a fire is lit within. The fire causes the surface snow to melt, but the very cold air trapped within the packed snow causes some of the melted snow to freeze into an ice layer. The layers of ice can freeze into a shell so strong that it can support a polar bear. This is also why you can walk on snow that has a thick crust.
You tube videos have also tried to prove that the snow doesn’t melt when hit with a butane lighter. It is also possible to scorch snow.
THAT IS VERY INTERESTING, THANK YOU,
that”s why the cars on ice, skate ON THE ROAD, but don”t break the ice, WITH THEIR WEIGHT
IT tell us that a good driver is studying the ice so to learn a bit fefore getting on the road,
specialy on the south where it doesn”t happen often,
I think it was in the 30s that one storm was so bad, and the snow had melted on top, then froze, that the farmers had to round their cattle up because the snow was higher than the fences, and the cattle were wondering all over. Some of the farmers had to dig tunnels to their buildings.
yes that is interesting,thank you for that,
there must be many stories attach to the ice,
you had the first row to see it, I’m SURE,
That was before I was born.
no that was on the road the many miles you travel,
there surely is some icy road you where on many times,
There was one winter where every load I had for most of the winter, I had to go through a snow storm to get the load, or deliver it.
YES THAT IS TEACHING OF THE ICE CHARACTER,
AND THAT WINTER MUST HAVE MADE A MASTER OF ICE KNOWLEDGE,
AT THE END OF THAT WINTER YOU MUST HAVE SAID OUF IT WAS HARD,
BUT I LEARNED HOW TO MANEUVER A BIG 6 WHEELS ON THE ICE,
WITHOUT HAVING THE TRUCK LAY DOWN LIKE A LAZY DEMOCRAT SLEEPING ON HIS CHAIR TOO SMALL FOR HIM
WHILE LISTENING TO OBAMA speech
WHICH WOULD HAVE YOU TRYING TO GET IT UP ALL BY YOURSELF, AND HOW WOULD YOU HAVE DONE IT?
OF COURSE. FIRST, YOU WOULD HAVE TO THROW THE DEMOCRAT ON THE ICY ROAD TO WAKE HIM UP,
SO TO USE HIM AS A HELPER TO STRAIGHTENING
THE 6 WHEELS IN A STANDING UP POSITION,
AND THEN WAVE HIM GOODBYE AND THANK YOU FOR THE HEAD UP, AND START THE TRUCK AND LEAVE WITHOUT HIM,
BACK TO SLEEP ON THE ICY ROAD, HIS BOOT STUCK ON THE BACK EXTRA UPPER WHEEL , BEING DRAGGED ON THE ICY ROAD
@Ditto: Thanks for explaining this so well, Ditto.
When I moved to Utah I learned it was a high desert with almost exactly the same amount of H2O fall as So Cal.
The big difference is that in Utah at least 1/2 of the H2O fall is snow.
It is so lacking humidity here that the snow doesn’t always melt and help the ground get watered.
More often it simply evaporates.
In CA no new aquaducts and reserviors have been built in ages while the population there boomed!
Also, that little smelt issue cause millions of acre/feet of fresh water to be released into SF Bay instead of watering the big valley.
Driving in bad weather is kind of like running a country. If you don’t know what you are doing, you can have a big wreck. Too often though, the lousy driver causes others to wreck trying to avoid them. obama is like the crazed driver trying to see how many wrecks he can cause. When he looks back, and sees all of the wrecks behind him, he must be saying to himself, “Mission accomplished.”
There are times when the highway is shut down because of a wreck, then it gets cleared up, then a few miles down the road there is another wreck that shuts down the road for a while. obama is like a trainee truck driver who keeps causing wrecks wherever he goes.
HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN VETED LIKE THE CONSERVATIVES WHERE THE LAST TIME,
HE WOULD NEVER HAVE BID TO BE A TRUCKER,
BUT THE MEDIA WITH MATHEW AND HIS TINGLE IN HIS LEGS ALONG THE DEMOCRATS,
THOUGHT THEY HAD A MESSIAH AND STARTED A DEMONIC CABALE ON THE PEOPLE,
TRANSFORMED IN A CROWD UNABLE TO SEE ANY LIGHT, AND UNWILLING TO ASK FOR THE BIRTH CERTIFICAT AND WHAT ABILITY HE HAS BESIDE A TONGUE, BEFORE PUTING THE KEY IN THE TRUCK,
NOBODY ON THE ROAD WILL ALLOW A MAD TRUCKER TOO LONG TO STAY ON THE ROAD,
THEY WILL TAKE HIM OUT FOR THE SAKE OF OTHER TRUCKERS BEING IN DANGER BY AN IGNORANT TRUCKER,, IT GOES THE SAME FOR EVERY JOB, WHY DID THEY LET THE TOP JOB BE SPOIL,AND RUIN,
THEY SHOULD BE BAR FROM VOTING EVER,
The republicans have let obama do whatever he wanted to, and has told him he can keep it up, because they aren’t going to stop him. When are the members of the republican party going to wake up and figure out that their party has been infiltrated like the democratic party was many years ago. The idea now is to gain as much control as they can, and to do that, they need to work with the democratic party. The two parties working together to gain more power will accomplish much more than each party working independently to get the power for themselves.
You can’t vote republican or democrat any more, since they have joined forces. Look how many times the republicans gave in to democrats, but when did the democrats give in to the republicans? We either need a STRONG third party, or we need a lot of non-politicians to run for office. There might even be a lot of write-in campaigns. I would be for that, if I thought there would be enough people writing a name in.
I try to visit Utah at least once a year to take in the Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City. Nice place, nice people, but forget about catching a late night meal once they’ve rolled the streets up. There’s few things prettier than Bryce Canyon under a blanket of snow.
Yes, for it to “stick” and build-up the ground can’t be too warm. That’s one place where ice-covered snow is a very, very good thing. When it happens, that hard ice covering lets the snow melt gradually on the high plateaus , so that it can soak into the ground to filter down to the aquifers and eventually the rivers.
it”s not the republicans which we must be concern of,
we are with them, they are with us, it”s the DEMOCRATS WHO ARE THE TROUBLE IN THE USA,
WE HAVE ENOUGH WORK, concentrating on getting them OUT
FOR GOOD, SO THEY DON’T HURT THIS USA ANYMORE,
AND SELL THE GREAT QUALITIES
OF THE REPUBLICAN , GOP AND TEA-PARTY,
THE DEMOCRATES ARE DOING THE BASHING AND DEMONIZE THE REPUBLICAN THEMSELVES, WITHOUT US DOING IT,
we don’t claim they are perfect but 90/cent BETTER AS PRESIDENT, AND PROTECTING THE FREEDOM OF THE AMERICAN WHICH IS ATTACK VIRULENTLY NOW,, AS OPPOSE TO DEMOCRATS LEADER ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO
PLAY THE DEVIL’S WORK ON GOOD CITIZENS, WHILE HE IS LETTING OUT PRISONERS FROM JAIL,
DISTURB THE BUSINESS BY TRYING TO TEACH THEM HOW TO RUN THEIR BUSINESS’S OWN WAY OF WORKING AND PENALIZING EVERYBODY UNDER THEIR BOOK
OF REGULATION OF OVER TWO THOUSAND PAGES WITH THEIR YOUNG STUDENT HIRED TO FIND ANY BREACH OF THE BOOK ANYWHERE THEY GO AND PENALIZE THE TARGET THEY FOUND
FOR STUPIDITY THEY CLAIM TO BE A PENALTY TO PAY , THIS IN ITSELF IS AN GREAT ABUSE ON THE CITIZENS, BESIDE OTHER ACTIONS THAT YOU ONLY FIND IN HATER COUNTRY,
SUCH ABUSE HAS
NEVER BEFORE DONE IN AMERICA, AND NOT FINISH NOW,
WE WANT THE CONSERVATIVES REPUBLICAN TO BE ELECTED
TO BE IN POWER TO STOP THAT AND OTHER ABUSE AGAINST AMERICANS,
WE MUST PROMOTE THEIR TRUE ABILITY TO DO WHAT IS NESSESARY TO WIN, AND YES THEY ARE BEST AS LEADER IN ALL CORNERS
OF WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE A LEADER OF AMERICA,
AND SEND OTHER TO SEEK LEADERSHIP IN LESS IMPORTANT COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD WHICH THEY WILL BE MORE ABLE TO LEAD,
BUT FOR AMERICA THE NEED IS MORE ROOTS ON THE GROUND PERSON WITH THEIR ABILITY GREATER TO FIT AMERICA’S NEED,
AND CONSTANTLY BE AWARE OF THE DANGER OF A TAKE OVER AMERICA FROM THOSE SOCIALIST MARXIST WHO DO NOT FIT IN HERE, TODAY AND NEVER WILL,
You can push the republican party all you want, but I go by FACTS AND ACTION. The FACTS are that I don’t see much ACTION from the republican party that would help the country. They are doing more to HELP obama sink the USA than they are to try to keep it afloat. I have my life jacket on, because I don’t see the sinking rate slowing down.
I am still amazed how all the businesses close on Sunday here.
I’m intending to be in Zion next week.
Hope there is a bit of snow on it still.
@Nanny G: Amazed? Is that because you’re Jewish?
you know more than me ON WHAT HAPPEN IN POLITIC,
but we have to side with the best one,
i see there is a PROBLEM which the DEMOCRATS DO NOT HAVE,
it’s the plurality of this side, naming not only one party like the democrat do,
but those who do not follow politic are confuse by so many names for this side,
and i’m sure it confuse some voters, LIKE THE LATINOS,
YOU CAN VOTE EASY CLEAR CUT FOR A DEMOCRAT, you don”t know what the hell he is doing in the party, just because one mother told him she vote for democrat since her great grand father did,
so the whole generation vote for democrat because of their line genetic have done so, even if they get screw by democrats who don”t know them and couldn’ care less,if his voter live or die,
they make it easy to vote and that is an attraction for the voter,
but it”s not so easy for the republicans, the conservatives the tea_party the gops, the libertarians,
all in the same republican BANNER, voting booth, WHICH BRING A CHALLENGE TO A VOTER UNINTERSTED IN FOLLOWING POLITIC, BECAUSE HE HAS OTHER PRIORITYS, AND GIVEN A CHALLENGE TO PICK ONE OF THOSE, UNLESS THE REPUBLICANS AND THE CONSERVATIVES AND TEA-PARTY
SPEND AS MUCH TIME TO GO SEE THE VOTERS AND SELL THEIR WHY THEY ARE RUNNING FOR THE
SEAT AND SHOW HOW THEY ARE DETERMINE TO MAKE GOOD FOR THE PEOPLE AND WORK HARD
ON FIGHTING THE BAD LAWS UNTIL THEY CHANGE IT,
IT TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND ONE MUST DO IT WAY IN ADVANCE, BECAUSE THEY FACE RUTHLESS ADVERSARY WHO HAVE NO MORAL TO BREAK THEIR OPONENT LIVES WITH LIES POISONOUS ,
THEY HAVE AN ORGANISATION AT WORK ON ELECTION TIME, THEY HAVE THE BOOK OF OBAMA,
WITH ALL THEIR VOTER’S NAMES AND PROFILES THEY HAVE THE HIRED PEOPLE WORKING AND PAID WITH YOUR MONEY, I READ SOME SPEND AROUND 5 THOUSAND DOLLARS ON THEIR FAMILY,
WORKING IN ELECTION AND THEY USE YOUR MONEY, THEY GET PAID BACK, AND BY ABUSING THE CITIZENS MONEY THEY GET ELECTED WITHOUT PUTTING THEIR HAND IN THEIR OWN POCKET,
WHAT A FREAKING ABUSE ON THE PEOPLE WHO ELECT THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN.
BUT THE REPUBLICANS DO NOT SCREW THE PEOPLE, THEY SEND CANDIDATES TO BE PUBLICLY VETTED SOME TIMES ATTACK VISCOUSLY BY THE DEMOCRATS, BUT THEY DON’T GIVE UP AND GO IN FRONT OF THE PEOPLE AND SELL THEIR WHYS I WANT TO WIN, DIRECTLY TO THE PEOPLE,WHO
CAN PICK AMONG VERY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WHO WOULD NOT BE THERE TO BE ROASTED IF THEY DIDN’T WANT TO GET IN AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND SAVE THE CONSTITUTION WHICH THE OTHER PARTY STEPPED ON WITH AN ARROGANCE UN SEEN BEFORE, AND FAILED DECISIONS AND INTENT TO CHANGE AMERICA IN A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY, NO ONE WANT,
ALL ALONG HIS PRESIDENCY, HE HAS NOT YET SHOW A REAL BIRTH CERIFICAT, HE NEVER WAS VETTED BY HIS DEMOCRAT
AND HIS ALLEGIANCE IS NOT TOTALY FOR AMERICA,
A PRESIDENT MUST HAVE A TOTAL ALLEGIANCE TO THIS USA,
TO BECOME PRESIDENT, AND BY RIGHT IT WOULD BE BETTER IF HE HAS SERVE HIS COUNTRY BEFORE, AND THERE ARE MANY LIKE IT IN THE REPUBLICANS CONSERVATIVES TEA-PARTY AND OTHEY JOINING THE REPUBLICANS TO GET ELECTED AS HIMSELF.OR HERSELF,THE PEOPLE HAVE THE CHOICE OF BRAVES IN THIS PARTY WHO WOULD NEVER BACK UP FROM ANY CHALLENGE PRESENTED TO THEM , AND WE KNOW FOR SURE BECAUSE THEY HAVE SERVE WITH COURAGE,FOR AMERICA, AND ARE ALL HONORABLE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR COUNTRY, AND READY TO FIGHT FOR HER, AND HER PEOPLE,
@Richard Wheeler: #27
If there isn’t an argument going on, you want to create one. I would hate to be your neighbor.
There is no BEST ONE. I’m tired of having to vote for the LEAST WORST ONE. This is why I would like to see a massive write-in campaign. I love it when I read about a former military person running. List the things the republicans have done that have helped the American people, or helped stop obama from gaining more power and spending more of MY money. It will be a very short list.
As far as I am concerned, the republican party is a growth on the body of the USA that needs to be removed, just like the democratic cyst that is still growing on it. It reminds me of the people who have those huge growths on their bodies that are removed. So to, we have two VERY LARGE growths that need to be removed.
@Smorgasbord: In this Christian nation why should anyone expect businesses to be open on The Sabbath.
“Dem Party a cyst. Repub.Party a growth.” Ugly
BTW I applaud and concur with your belief that gays are born that way
I’m only Jewish enough for the ovens, rich.
My family never practiced that faith.
When I married it was a Christian minister who officiated.
I got baptized a few years later.
I was comparing it to living in CA, where the dollar is god.
7 days a week was the norm.
I recall being amazed in CA when I started going to Chick-Fil-A and they closed on Sunday.
Here in Utah that’s the norm.
Only the national chains are open on Sundays.
@Richard Wheeler: #31
You missed my point. In a lot of small towns, most people go to church, and it usually lasts until noon. After church, people go home and have a meal. By then, a lot of the afternoon is shot, so it wouldn’t do much good for a business to be open on Sunday, since there would be few customers.
I agree. Parasitic growths that are draining life out of the host ain’t pretty to look at. Neither of the parasitic parties are pretty to look at any more.
I could give MANY names of thoses who work their SWEATH in the REPUBLICAN ,
AND CONSERVATIVES AND TEA-PARTY, TO DO THEIR JOBS,
FAITHFULLY, THEY ARE BEING LAUGHT AT BY THE OLD GUARD,
BUT WE SEE THEIR WILL TO FIGHT FOR AMERICA, AND THE TIME HAS COME FOR IT,
WE FAIL IF WE PUT THEM IN THE LIST,
ON THE OTHER END, CONTRARY,
I CAN COUNT A LOT MORE DEMOCRATS, NOT DOING THEIR REQUIRED ASSIGNMENT THEY WHERE ELECTED FOR,
EASY THAT IS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, DOING ANYTHING ELSE BUT WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO DO,
I agree that there are a FEW in the republican party that I would like to stay, but not very many.
YES YOU’R RIGHT , THEY WILL HAVE TO WORK FOR TWO
TO MAKE UP FOR THE ONE LIKING THEIR COMFORT,