Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Head, Meet Desk

(Cartoon by Daniel Kurtzman and found here.  Click on image to enlarge.)
It seems that  the GOP has decided to blame Democrats for California's water problems because they pushed through environmental protection legislation.

Yup. That's why there will be a water shortage,  especially in the Central Valley where agriculture is the main industry. Three years of drought has nothing to do with it.

From the 1/27/14 L.A. Times:

Beleaguered and outnumbered, California Republicans think they may have found a crucial ally -- drought.

Up and down the state's increasingly dry Central Valley, Republicans have pounded away at the argument that Democratic policies -- particularly environmental rules -- are to blame for the parched fields and dwindling reservoirs that threaten to bankrupt farms and wipe out jobs.

[Note:  No link.  The Times is behind a fire wall after 10 articles per month.  I have exceeded that.  I can tell you that this was on page one.]

Amazing, isn't it?  I mean, we've had 3 consecutive years with little or no rain, unusually warm weather and those facts have nothing to do with the nearly empty reservoirs throughout the state.

Maybe if we bought that Brooklyn Bridge and moved it here, a river would appear ...


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