That’s how you solve Fornicalia’s drought.
Governor Brown, the poseur, had his fleet of security personnel trundle him up to the Sierra Nevada Mountains today, BZ’s back yard, for a photo op that proved without doubt he isn’t serious about Fornicalia’s water shortage in the face of its drought.
He wasn’t serious when he was governor in the 70s, and he isn’t serious now.
Brown had the opportunity to support and promote, for one thing, the Auburn Dam above the Sacramento Valley. But he killed that project along with all others because he didn’t believe in funding infrastructure.
I find it so ironic that the man who killed dams and all other public projects (including vital additional highways) is finding himself in the hotseat regarding Fornicalia’s drought.
But his “solution” is no solution and proves he couldn’t care less about the state, much less the people who live here. You know: Fornicalia, the COASTAL state. The state with the ocean right next to its border.
The LA Times has decided it must continue to fellate Governor Brown, with its story here:
Brown orders California’s first mandatory water restrictions: ‘It’s a different world’
by Chris Megerian and Matt Stevens
Governor Jerry Brown, standing on a patch of brown grass in the Sierra Nevada that is usually covered with several feet of snow at this time of year, on Wednesday announced the first mandatory water restrictions in California history.
Brown ordered the California Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory restrictions to reduce water usage by 25%. The water savings are expected to amount to 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months.
The article then goes on to describe a number of “water saving measures” that are akin to sitting in a chair and masturbating for all the good they will, overall, do. The “measures” address nothing long-term. The idiots amongst the media and ignorant Fornicalia residents applaud Brown. What a strategic thinker! The state’s growing illegal Mexican population can’t read and can’t understand English anyway. Perfect for a conniving Demorat governor like Brown, where the state is 99.9% blue. There are perhaps 75 Conservatives in Fornicalia. Me and my Representative Tom McClintock in the 4th. And trust me when I say I’ll Tweet him a copy of this post.
In other words, these “measures” won’t do much of anything to defray the crisis state of Fornicalia now and in the future. Because Fornicalia alternates between floods and droughts. There are few stable times in between. “Crisis” is more normal than normal.
With that in mind, Governor Brown has embraced and wants to enable with every fiber of his being the Scam Tram — his “legacy” — despite it’s first work being “unspectacular.”
In fact, Brown’s Scam Tram will cost, at this point, over $68 BILLION DOLLARS through the next 16 years. That is a conservative figure. Approved in November of 2008, Proposition 1A, it allocated $9.95 BILLION DOLLARS for the project. To say that this figure has expanded would insult even the retarded amongst my readers.
Further, the Scam Tram won’t reach its claimed speed of 200 mph at all; at this point, with its promised stops, it won’t much exceed the FRA common passenger speed of 79 mph mandated by most common passenger diesel-electric locomotives via their gearing.
Anyone think that $68 BILLION DOLLARS somehow equates to an approved-by-the-voters $9.95 BILLION DOLLARS?
Oddly enough, I do not. It — call me crazy — sounds to me like some kind of scam. Perhaps even a Scam Tram.
At this point, let’s ask an obvious and an equally-political question: what takes priority? Solving a long-time state-wide drought issue, or providing a rail project that guarantees nothing in terms of water provisions?
Governor Brown, you have a quandary. Fund the Scam Tram or fund the obvious: water infrastructure projects to include desalination plants dotted from the north to the south on your coast.
One DS plant is being built in San Diego, funded far before you appeared on the scene.
Saudi Arabia has many of them.
Each US Navy ship has a desalination plant on board.
To Governor Brown: you can’t find it within yourself to prioritize water before a lame-assed go-nowhere Scam Tram?