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Frontpage: Obama Blames California Drought He Caused on Global Warming
Daniel Greenfield, February 16, 2014
A stream of water trickles on the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir near San Jose
|President Obama |
We're on to you!
Obama helped cause the drought in California and now he’s going to blame Global Warming and funnel more money to the Green Mafia over a drought that the Green Mafia thinks doesn’t go far enough. (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
The president is dumber than dumb, if he thinks he will able to get away with this. I cannot think of any of my friends, on the right or left, who does not remember this very clearly. Even then Gov. Schwarzenegger (R) was on the phone with the president, who's "hands were tied," due to environmental (endangered species) legislation. No room for exemptions? This did not just hurt the food supply, but hurt employment, with nothing to pick, to transport or to sell, not to mention hurting the ENVIRONMENT!!!
As Native Californian, I remember learning about recycling as a kid in the 1970's. Reducing the amount of material we used, and reusing materials were also already hinted to. The connection between the destruction of forests and the production of paper was made, along side the question raised, "Who wants to swim in dirty [ocean] water?"
In a word, California was light years ahead of other states, and countries with regard to environmental issues.
And don't think this was just a talking point of the Democratic Party, either. California Republicans, although mostly liberal Republicans, eventually made the connection between taking care of California's environment and California's economy. Three of the major industries in my hometown of San Diego include tuna, seaweed (kelp extracts), and tourism, can be directly affected by how well, or how poorly, we took care of our environment, changes in tourism trends probably being the most easily detected.
Who wants to swim in dirty [ocean] water? Lay on a trash filled beach? Sit on brown grass, under dying trees? Come visit sickly sea lions or zoo animals or Shamu with a stomach ache?
Likewise, when two term Republican Mayor Susan Golding got on television and
Better environment = more pleasant atmosphere = more tourists = better economic conditions.
Californians have had plenty of experience with environmental issues directly impacting their lives, including limited water, fish and game decreases, and beaches too polluted for even someone with a surfing addiction to brave.
Clean the park, clean the beach, and various recycling collection projects were apart of our childhoods.
Even if I am optimistically exaggerating the sentimental feelings I have for my home town and State,...just a bit, I can still stay with a high level of confidence that Californians are just as, if not more, sensitive than their fellow Americans to when water does not come out of the faucet, when turned on.
My point is that Californians are some of the last people on earth to brush off the importance of protecting a small fish from extinction. The domino effect such an event could have is unfortunately, not unfamiliar to us. Yet, even some tree huggers like myself, opened our eyes, and yelled, "What is this bologna?! Protecting a fish takes precedence over its negative impact on California's Central Valley, job loss, and human food supply??!!"
The Buck Anywhere But Here
|"Sheeple" = "Sheep" + "People"|
I really do not think that President Obama will get away with this one. This is just one event for which even the mostly numbed out Californian "sheeple" poked their heads out from underneath their covers in order to attend to it.