Sunday, February 16, 2014

President Obama Lost his Brains in a "Smelting" Accident

 י"ז לחודש השנים עשר תשע"ד

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!
I hear Global Warming was also responsible for ObamaCare, the National Debt and Obama’s poor golf game.

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 told asked us to take five minute showers, we took five minute showers. And guess what. It made a difference. Siphoning water saved from the bathtub to wash the car, or from the kitchen sink to water plants, was already not uncommon to see around the neighborhood.

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.

Delta Smelt
 Hypomesus transpacificus

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"
Now President Obama says it's because of the drought? Even though both academics and hard working laborers of California remember oh so clearly the completely unnecessary "drought" caused by a little fish.

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.


Devorah Chayah said...

If you didn't already see this on Facebook, you'll like this...

Being Green

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."

The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were truly recycled.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scriblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But too bad we didn't do the green thing back then.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the green thing back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana. In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the green thing back then.

We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the green thing back then?

Esser Agaroth said...

In other words, they had the "real green" thing.


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