California Exit – A look Inside…

If California is successful in its bid to partition the state into the good guys and the bad guys, with south western California relegated to the Liberal whacks and the rest of California to the ‘others, what would that really look like?

First, the section that is the Liberal southwestern section also happens to be the same section that is devastated by continuous ‘severe droughts’ due to incompetent Liberal government action for this seven year itch.

In addition, the predominant wine country region happens to be on the eastern half of the ‘country’/state. Oops.

And thirdly, most of the upscale lavish lascivious elitist self ascribed loons accumulate their wealth in this tight enclave – with the exception of Silicon Valley – or Death Valley – and San Francisco – think ‘fire’. So the arm reaches would have to extend to those specific areas as well for the doleros – leaving splinters of ranchers, winers, illegal immigrants and rural farmers the remainder of the continent/country/state.

But then what these braveheart elitists seem to have overlooked is the fact that they wouldn’t have any water, guns, security, food, or wine. And trucking it in costs mucho dollero at the hands of mucho banditos. But stupid is as stupid does.

And guess what those ranchers, winers and farmers would do right away? Lower taxes and get rid of welfare. So all the illegals would flock to the wealthy sector that has no water, no wine, and no food… and without a means of earning a living they would turn to crime using the guns they bought in western California. The Hollywooders would cry fowl and try and make the westerners responsible for the actions of the illegals and a food/water/wine war would break out.

Soon the Hollywooders would be forced to ship their goods in from Venezuela, Chile, and Brazil.   But it wouldn’t be organic, so they’d have a protest march and send a spokesperson to South America – Rosie.

But in the meantime, with no police to protect the Hollywood babel of protestors, they would be left to the anarchists from the North. Homes would be torched and houses confiscated by the M-13 Gangs who raped and pillaged as they easily won a war where weapons were a one sided proxy.

Rosie would be pummeled with tomatoes soaked in Monsanto’s glysophate and run home screaming about global warming while hijacking her private jet that consumes 4 billion tons of energy. All the while she would pray to the god of lala that her jet would land in Canada and not in Saudi Arabia because all airfields in western California were shut down due to nuclear threats and she didn’t have a hijab to her name.

A rash of fatal cancers would break out in LA as it became known that the wine being imported was made from beetle dung and crickets. The best doctors would be flown in from Cuba and provide their analysis – it’s the pharma drugs stupid – not the wine.

The fires would consume Hollywood, the parched earth would flake off and crack into the ocean and Hollywood would blame the flipping Trump and his family for not protecting them from the ravages of their life all the while cracking lude jokes and making grotesque innuendo’s befitting a redneck on a rain soaked sofa in his yard on the backside of the blue ridge… singing ole-da-la-he-ew as Mary Poppins parachutes down from the west winds and tells everyone they just need a spoon full of sugar. But it ain’t sugar, it’s crystal meth and – everyone dies.

And the moral of the story?

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert: “You can’t always get what you want, but that’s no reason to poison yourself and die a horribly slow and painful death.”

California’s Flooding – $50 Billion…and counting

Massive flooding, uprooted trees, smashed cars and trucks, houses destroyed, roads torn to shreds, boulders tumbling into roadways, and sinkholes swallowing cars and people… Southern California is being pummeled, Northern California is facing massive evacuations, Governor Brown is nowhere, and Hollywood is partying and trumpeting anarchy…

Where’s the love? Where’s Meryl and Ashton and Rosie and Jerry and George and everyone else who talks the talk but can’t walk the walk?   Polishing their silver and gold?

Where are the political humbrits who have done nothing to mediate these flood – drought fests that occur like clockwork every 7 to 10 years?   Looking at the damage, who is going to pay?

Apparently, the esteemed Governor Brown is begging for about half a million to fix the decaying dam in Northern California, despite his office claiming the real toll is expected to exceed $50 BILLION, while prostrating himself before Trump because California doesn’t have the money. Why?   Maybe it’s because Hollywooders don’t pay taxes because they’ve got all their cash sheltered in offshore accounts? And of course the illegal immigrants don’t pay, they just ask for more ‘benefits’.

So while the left/liberal/socialists are busily planning to orchestrate severing California from the United States, well, I imagine they are now busily buying sandbags and have put that agenda on hold.

Arrogance has a way of coming back to bit you. Some call it God’s Will, others Karma, and still others “bad luck’… but in the meantime, thousands are without power, crops are not even tallied in the destruction, and rice paddies are making a comeback.

Vineyards are swamplands, vegetables, citrus and nuts are nonexistent in many areas, while a spattering of farmers are rejoicing. Mold on vegetables could create the next wave of problems. And if you don’t think this will impact food and wine prices at the store – take a breath.

By far the worst part of this is the fact that it is a cyclical event. And each time the drought extends an additional year or so, the panic of doomsday overrides the hard fact that the government(s) current and past have done – absolutely nothing. The waters will ultimately runoff into the ocean, and the frame for a new drought period will begin.

No new reservoirs to contain the water for future droughts. And Hollywood will simply go back to it’s bashing and trashing, hammering and clammering in full arrogant regalia.

And while California is flooding – Somalia is in such a state of drought that food shortages are expected to contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths this year alone. Where’s George?   The new government is asking for more aid, more food, more clean water, which is needed…. But it seems to be needed continually, there is no measure of anything being actually fixed so that the Somalians can support themselves.

And in the meantime, the terrorist group that is just a small faction of non-terror, has put over one half of Somalia’s population into extreme, critical malnourishment!  descending on major cities begging for food and water, …  where is the elite Hollywood?  Where is Rothschild?  Where are all those arrogant intellectuals who demand Globalization?  Are they sharing their money?   Where is the Clinton Foundation?  Gates?  Buffett?

And so, we continue to give them more and more fish instead of teaching them how to fish… and it still – isn’t working.

These are failed policies that we beat and beat and never fix… for decades. And then we wonder – why?

California Drought – All The Leaves Are Brown

I have such a hard time listening to the plague of drought that is decimating California. I have a hard time, not just because it is happening, but because it has happened for centuries. California has experienced devastating droughts historically that at times lasted decades. We know this. It is common knowledge. And yet, the real problem is that they have never done one lick to anticipate and fix the ongoing issue. Nothing.

Is it the fault of the people, the homeowners, the farmers? No! They do what they can under the guidance and supervision of – the government. Do they use too much water? Maybe. Is water usage inefficient? Yes – a resounding yes! But it is the JOB of the government to regulate and anticipate and do what is necessary to protect the state and the people from a disaster. They want this job, they get paid for this job – now do it!

California has a history of droughts dating back to 850 A.D. (the earliest recording) in which two droughts lasted 180 and 240 years respectively! Given their were not fossil fuels or ozone depletion or carbon releasing industries polluting the atmosphere during these historical times, it is safe to say these droughts were persistent without blaming ‘climate change’. And in the last 1000 years, 10-20 year droughts have been documented as rather ‘typical’ of the state/area.

And that’s the true problem. Droughts have gone on and on and governors have ignored them – for centuries. Have they built more storage? No. More underground reservoirs? No. Have they built desalinization plants? No. Do they still allocate water to farms that grow nothing? Yes. Do they require lawns to be drought tolerant or rock gardens? No. Half of individual water use is for lawns. But 80% of the water is used for agriculture. For rice paddies in desert land. For growing water absorbing Alfalfa which is mostly exported to China. Almond trees consume 10% of ALL water use – that’s NUTS! And yet they are preserving these cash crops – for hopes of greater $$$ – to the decimation of lower crop values like vegetables. Add to the fray that 60% of almonds are an export crop, its just not practical. Its not about what is best or right – it is about what is going to make me the most money in the quickest time and allow me to high-tail it outa here jack mentality!

So what are farmers doing to make it better? They’re digging deeper and deeper wells, more and more wells, sapping up every last dribble of water that they can without concern for the longer term consequences. And no one is stopping them. In some over-pumped areas, the ground has actually sunk a few dozen feet.

And now California’s government is running around like Chicken Little claiming the sky is falling – when in fact, it already fell. And they have done – nothing!

They take water from Colorado, and run garden hoses to clean debris from their driveway! Grab a broom people! Interesting that Hollywood is silent. How are their expansive gardens doing? Their manicured, lush green? Not a word. So I took the opportunity to see the homes of some of Hollywood’s most famous via ‘google earth’ and was completely – not shocked – to find that they are lush and green. Swimming pools were filled, and lawns were pristine.

So while livelihoods are decimated, Hollywood is immune. In fact, they would seem to believe that they are ‘above’ the plights of the commoner peasant, and they can do whatever they want despite the devastating predicament. Some of the more flagrant decriers of self importance include: Lopez, Kardashian, Streisand, Hefner and West. They would appear to be of the mind that the drought simply does not apply to them and the fine is too ludicrously low to dent their importance. Where are the Hollywood environmentalists; DiCaprio, Redford, Theron, Hanks, Pitt? Well their homes look pretty fine according to Google Earth.

In fact, one water district, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, which includes many celebrity palaces, states that 70% of their allotment goes to watering just 100 of the posh estates. And while Kardashian gushes that she is a conservationist washing her hair only every five days, she is using thousands of gallons for everything else… Hello?

So where is the Hollywood agenda? The outcry? The action to resolve and create a new, better California equipped to handle any drought that will again wreak havoc in the future? They are silent, because their hypocritical agenda is about talking – not ‘acting’.

The weather media is now claiming that an el-nino will affect California this coming winter with heavy rains. Do you think the folks will simply forget and the government will continue non-business as usual? Of course, always worked in the past.  And if the rains come this winter, well the entire drought will be forgotten and archived.  Until the next time…


DROUGHT – Wake Up! This is NOT New News

Note:  I wrote this commentary over a year ago and find nothing much has changed –  but it might explain the land grabs … just a thought

DROUGHTS HISTORY

California is experiencing a horrific drought. Over 80% of the area is considered at risk. Climatologists – and of course the media – are espousing this as the worst in history. But actually, that ain’t so:

California has a history of droughts dating back to 850 A.D. (the earliest recording) in which two droughts lasted 180 and 240 years respectively! Given there were no fossil fuels or ozone depletion or carbon releasing industries polluting the atmosphere during these historical times, it is safe to say these droughts were persistent without blaming ‘climate change’. And in the last 1000 years, 10-20 year droughts have been documented as rather ‘typical’ of the state/area.

While these droughts can have drastic consequences, they are not uncommon. The real problem is the fact that this commonality has simply not been properly mediated. The government, climatologists, scientists, etc…know its going to happen. It happens all the time. And every single time, they act as though this is the worst, it is the end, it is unusual, it is ‘global warming’, caught off guard. But what has California done to prepare?

Nothing.

And that’s the true problem. Have they built more storage? No. More underground reservoirs? No. Have they built desalinization plants? No. Do they still allocate water to farms that grow nothing? Yes. Do they require lawns to be drought tolerant or rock gardens? No. (Note:  They just implemented this change).  Half of ‘individual’ water use is for lawns. But 80% of the water is used for agriculture. For rice paddies in desert land. For growing water absorbing Alfalfa which is mostly exported to China. Almond trees consume 10% of ALL water use – that’s NUTS! And yet they are preserving these cash crops – for hopes of greater $$$ – to the decimation of lower crop values like vegetables. Add to the fray that 60% of almonds are an export crop, its just not practical. Its not about what is best or right – it is about what is going to make me the most money in the quickest time and allow me to high-tail it outa here jack mentality!

So what are farmers doing to make it better? They’re digging deeper and deeper wells, more and more wells, sapping up every last dribble of water that they can without concern for the longer term consequences. And no one is stopping them. In some over-pumped areas, the ground has actually sunk a few dozen feet.

What is Governor Jerry Brown saying? Why after three years of consecutive drought, he is asking that the 20% users, citizens, voluntarily reduce their consumption by 20%. Honk! JIBE! Ugh. Have they? NO! Surprise. And the farmers are now selling water that is allocated to them for huge profits. Because they can make more money selling the water than irrigating crops.

What would be the economic effects of a prolonged California drought?

  1. Some experts feel the economy would not be impacted much because only 3% of California’s economy is derived from farming. However, that stat does not take into account – people. Nor does it understand the domino effect that drives an economy. No more farms, fewer jobs, more expensive food, restaurants close, small markets close, no more wine, less tourism, and all the support industries begin the domino effect.

  2. People begin mass exodus. Housing falls. Tax revenue falls.

  3. The state splits into factions of the only remaining uber rich – Silicon Valley and Hollywood.

The ripples can then be felt across the country as 50% or more of the nations fruits and vegetables come from California. Mexico, by far, is the greatest source of imported fruits and vegetables. But Mexico’s underground water is on an annual depletion rate. Mostly due to the same perils as the US, Alfalfa.

So the US is not the only country with drought issues and risk. The northern portion of South America, middle Europe, Pakistan, central Australia, western to central Africa, and most of Asia into Japan are all experiencing dramatic droughts.

Where is the rain? Northern Europe, southern South America, eastern US, Afghanistan, Iran, Siberia, Mongolia, southern China, south and western Africa and Colorado (go figure).

Where there is drought – somewhere else there is flooding. The problem is – we have historical reference of these occurrences, and instead of taking action, being pro-active, DOING something, we sit back and blame. Oh, it’s global warming – told ya! But our world weather has shifted continually since the beginning of time. So I guess that would mean global warming has been happening since the beginning of time. Nah. Climates shift. Period. El Nino. El Nano. El fresco… whatever, they move and ebb and flow and move. It is a constant.

But sitting back and blaming global warming does little to nothing about adapting to the continuum of shift. If every single year a tornado ripped your house to shreds, would you just keep rebuilding, or at some point would you say, “hey, maybe this isn’t the best place to build a house…”. Would you year after year build that house from wood sticks or would you build it out of rock?

I know most guys have this abject fear of change. It’s why you wear the same hairdo at 65 that you had when you were 25. “Hey, you liked it then…” But sometimes ‘change’ equates to survival.

“California agriculture is nearly a $36.6 billion dollar industry that generates $100 billion in related economic activity.”

California’s dairy industry generated $47 billion “in economic activity” in 2004 and employed over 400,000 people.”

The largest source of freshwater for central and southern California comes from Colorado. The second largest source is the Sacramento Delta which is polluted with salt water and unusable for most crops. It typically supports grapes and asparagus. A Bill on the floor now proposes to redirect 90% of the delta water to central and southern California at a cost of $25 billion, thereby decimating the grape and asparagus crops… The tension is high! Is it a solution or a bandage? Does the bandage cause more harm than good? Who pays?

But there is another issue; in the US, 25% of fresh fruits and 10% of fresh vegetables are exported out of the country. What if we – didn’t? If we really have a shortage, doesn’t it make sense that the first line of defense is to just stop exporting them? And farmers would save the cost of transportation to Transalvania… And do we really need to be growing rice? It is native to Asia and parts of Africa, if its native, let them do all the watering and growing. Initially, rice paddies were a crop of Georgia, Louisiana, the Carolinas – where it rains – ALL the time. Growing rice in California is like having a banana orchard in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado… Hello? Its like a 90 year old German woman wearing a bikini.

But then you’d have the Feds subsidizing the banana orchard and buying the bikinis. So its free…?

Where’s the Beef? Hopefully, in a climate where it rains a lot because raising cattle is notorious for using the most water – over 2500 gallons per pound. Ugh! Part of that water use is in the diet we demand these cows consume – corn and soy (Monsanto’s favorites) which are two of the highest water consumable plants. Comparable; veggies and fruits consume 1/10th of that per pound of output. Relocate those cows to Arkansas and Missouri, and Tennessee. Let them stand in the rain and eat grass for criminey sake. With an Anaerobic Digestor the methane from manure can provide all the farms energy need and has a huge positive impact on the environment – water, air and soil.

As a people why are we so obsessed in making square pegs fit into round holes?