Monday Morning Quickie

Victor Davis Hanson:

Versailles in California

California is run from a sort of Pacific Versailles, an isolated coastal compound of elite rulers physically cut off from its interior peasantry.

To understand how California works — or rather does not work — drive over the I-5 Grapevine and gaze down at the brilliantly engineered artificial Pyramid Lake. Thanks to California water project deliveries, even in a third year of drought its level still fluctuates between 90 to 100% full — ensuring, along with its companion reservoirs, plentiful water for the Los Angeles-area municipalities for the next two years. The far distant watersheds and reservoirs that feed Pyramid Lake are about bone dry.

The same disconnect is true of Crystal Springs Reservoir along the I-280 near San Francisco. The Sierra watershed that supplies the now 90%+full lake is drying up. But San Francisco will have an assured water supply from its manmade reservoirs for some time, even if the drought persists.

Yet most of the policies of the state that have led to cancellations of additional water projects over the last thirty years — or those that have resulted in vast diversions of diminished reservoir water from contracted agricultural use to fish replenishment — are made by Los Angeles and San Francisco area legislators, judges, and public officials.

It would be as simplistic as it is true to say that water policy in California has been set by those who have plentiful water supplies in manmade reservoirs with the highest priorities in claims on far distant snow melts. Water elites pontificate about environmental restrictions on water use to others who do not enjoy a rank so high in the water-allotment queue.

By that I mean at no time did any Los Angeles or San Francisco legislator offer to divert their Pyramid Lake or Crystal Springs allotments to replenish the San Joaquin River for salmon runs or to improve the delta landscape of the 3-inch delta smelt. Instead I think the mentality could best be summed up as something like, “Unnatural dams and reservoirs are necessary to supply water for elite coastal grandees like us so that we can live in arid, picturesque Pacific communities without aquifers and thereby have the leisure to cut off water for others not so worthy.”

There is more and you should go read it. VDH is one of the best political writers in the country.

Apparently there was some big treehugger rally/protest/march about climate change in NYC yesterday. In true Leftist fashion they left a mountain of garbage behind them.

You can’t make that shit up.

I’m going back to bed. The SFGiants and Raiders both lost yesterday. Baseball regular season ends this week, and if the Giants don’t win most or all of their final games they won’t make the playoffs. They’ve lost six in a row now.

Global Warming believers worshiping Al Gore

Global Warming believers worshiping Al Gore

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107 Responses to Monday Morning Quickie

  1. Lulu says:

    I love how the Aztec and Mayan eco-greenie anti-western human sacrifice worshipers all wear petroleum based high tech polymer athletic shoes with endangered bird feathers on their heads. Why are they not barefoot? Shake that iPhone at the big skull to raise consciousness on pollution and slave labor (except in China of course!). Assholes and hypocrites unite.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Not to mention the trees that died to make those signs, floats and giant puppets 🙂 Nothing more than a giant fundraiser for all those groups, as were the anti-war rallies that never actually ended the war.

      • leslie says:

        Sadly, you’re right Denise. After I finally realized that my anti-war voice was non-existent, I gave up on marches, protests, and demonstrations. It’s for younger peoploe anyway. I don’t have the energy to travel all over the country – or even downtown, to raise my voice or my fist in the air. TPTB are laughing all the way to the bank as we wrestle with our anger and impotence.

        • The Klown says:

          I went to a couple anti-war rallies before the Iraq war. One of my pet peeves now is that so many people on both sides forget that the war in Iraq was initially very popular.

          • Lulu says:

            I remember asking what the hell does Iraq have to do with 9/11? Nobody knew and nobody cared. We should have bombed the snot out of Saudi Arabia for financing those freaks.

          • The Klown says:

            Yep. All of a sudden we were shifting focus and resources to Iraq, even though A-stan was still a mess and OBL was still on the loose.

          • leslie says:

            Another peeve (of mine) is that many of those who were against the war in Iraq – and everything else GWB did or said – are now supporting everything – or almost everything coming from BHO.

    • foxyladi14 says:

      amen Lulu

  2. Lulu says:

    “Water elites pontificate about environmental restrictions on water use to others who do not enjoy a rank so high in the water-allotment queue.”
    It is going to get a lot more hysterical before the “I’ve got mine you can’t have any” crowd shuts up. It is all about teaching people how to live in the dark, cold, heat, whatever with fewer calories (Michelle and the children eat too much crowd) and less medical care. And be thankful their betters (elites) are there to TELL (not show them) them how it is done. And the immigrant hordes and ISIS are NOT a problem. Understand?

    • DeniseVB says:

      The water elites had no problem with Obama playing golf at an exclusive, very well watered, country club in the middle of a parched California desert ? The hypocrisy burns my brain 😉

  3. Lulu says:

    Everytime I see RFK Jr’s debauched old face I think “horndog”.

    • DeniseVB says:

      LOL, when I saw the SEIU group marching (and probably well paid to do so) I wondered what they had to do with Climate Change ? Didn’t see my favorite weirdos, the Laroche people who draw Hitler mustaches on whoever the current President is. It’s a media favorite to zero in on and call the whole event TERRIBLE. They were at a local Tea Party event with their Hitler Obama posters, guess what photo made the local paper ?

  4. votermom says:

    Lerner to politico

    • Lulu says:

      A liar and a cheat who will probably be indicted under a Repub prezzie can’t get a job? Why doesn’t she go to work for her slimeball lawyer husband. Oh yeah. He is just a flunky hireling too.

  5. votermom says:

  6. HELENK3 says:

    Hilary’s letters to Saul Alinski

  7. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack still declines invitation to attend Memorial Dedication for Disabled Veterans.
    after all Sunday is golf day

  8. HELENK3 says:

    DO NOT ASK THESE QUESTIONS at a climate change rally

  9. HELENK3 says:

    stole this from a commenter at No Quarter.
    hope it works

  10. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack a bad date

  11. lyn says:

    Nice story.

  12. The Klown says:

    This is some funny ass shit:

    • 49erDweet says:

      That idiot is extremely fortunate they didn’t do him serious injury. Just think of the looks he receives when he has to tell about two guys in bear costumes, another wearing a box over his head and their leader dressed as Mickey Mouse.

  13. Lulu says:

    The Rockefellers are all in on climate change. They are divesting oil stocks. Aren’t these the same “children” who said Obama was cool?

    • DandyTIger says:

      Their money comes from Standard Oil, so shouldn’t they give all their money to help? Oh wait, that wouldn’t mean they’d no longer be elite, telling us all how to live from their elite all white enclaves.

      • Lulu says:

        I think it is typical. By the third or fourth generation they are idiots. My grandfather worked for Standard Oil from 1915-1948. He built ports to ship oil. He was a poor ignorant orphan boy from New Orleans. He was sent to Texas from New York to design and build the shipping facilities for the Humble oil refinery and then the Houston ship channel which was too small to handle the traffic for WWII. Then he wouldn’t leave and quit to work for the other oil companies. The Rockefellers have been ninnies for a looooong time.

  14. HELENK3 says:

    if they do not like our ways, get their asses back to their shithole countries

    • DeniseVB says:

      So why don’t they start their own foodbank and it can be financed by other Muslims? Geeesh, no wonder old timey prisons only served bread and water 😉

    • lyn says:

      What WATBs. They should do a Kickstarter project to develop a brand of pork-free products.

      • Lulu says:

        That would require intelligence and initiative which they don’t have. All immigrants meet things they are not used to in a new culture. They have to assimilate including food. When the German and middle Europeans immigrated to Texas in the nineteenth century there were a lot of things they were used to eating that would not grow because of the difference in soil and climate (heat). But there was a lot more meat which they liked and adapted into smoked brisket, sausage, etc for which I am eternally grateful. The same with the French, Spanish and Italians in Louisiana. Of course none of the earlier immigrant groups were handed food stamps as soon as they hit town either. They had to eat the local weirdo stuff or die. Hand them some fishing poles and tell them to hit the lakes if they don’t want pork.

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Shorter RFK, Jr (in the video above) …. It’s the Koch brothers’ fault, you have to hurt the environment to save it and you don’t have to give up things to help (how convenient for him) you just make better things.

    Also observed the other lady with a mic trying to get a question in, but Junior was more intent on talking to the pretty conservative lady 😀

    • The Klown says:

      The GOP/right/Fox has much better looking female news media than the Democrat/left/LSM.

      Seriously – they should all get together and do a swimsuit calendar.

    • DandyTIger says:

      I understand the propaganda, focus on a “bad guy”, the Koch brothers, the Jews, whatever. Gets the zombies focused, keeps them from thinking, from noticing the man behind the curtain, from noticing how screwed they are, etc. But I think RFKJr actually believes the religion himself. Thought he was smarter than that.

  16. DeniseVB says:

    I tell ya, the Tea Party missed an opportunity yesterday by not falling behind the People Climate march in a conga line of rolling trash cans dressed in hazmat suits to pick up the trash ! 😀

  17. DeniseVB says:

    She’s so darn cute …. and smart too !

  18. DandyTIger says:

    I love how JFK Jr says you can’t focus on individuals and blame them for what they do, then blames the Koch brothers for what they do, and then wants to change laws to force individuals to change what they do. This is very complicated religion with very complicated rules.

  19. The Klown says:
  20. HELENK3 says:

    US starts air strikes into Syria. just came over tv

  21. HELENK3 says:

    Report: US military plans to strike up to 20 Islamic State targets in Syria, including training sites, headquarters of Sunni fighters and troop encampments – @NBCNews

  22. HELENK3 says:

    More: US airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria include ‘mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles,’ Pentagon Press Secretary says – @PentagonPresSec

  23. HELENK3 says:

    Report: Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and UAE participating in airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, official tells @ABC

  24. HELENK3 says:

    this is the website I am getting my info from

  25. 1539days says:

    If I’m not mistaken, the plan is to make a bunch of shit go boom, ISIS hides in caves, almost none of them die and Obama declares victory.

  26. The Klown says:
  27. DandyTIger says:

  28. Lulu says:

    Remember when the World Health Org and Centers for Disease Control were saying the Ebola outbreak was just another little outbreak and they had it under observation and no biggie? Let’s talk about something else like global climate change killing everyone. They were lying. Can’t divert money from the elite’s climate scam you know or attention away from their “marches”.
    “But the bodies pouring in to the graveyard tell a different story. In the last eight days alone, 110 Ebola victims have been buried at King Tom Cemetery, according to the supervisor, Abdul Rahman Parker, suggesting an outbreak that is much more deadly than either the government or international health officials have announced.”
    “The World Health Organization acknowledged weeks ago that despite its efforts to tally the thousands of cases in the region, the official statistics probably “vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak.”

  29. HELENK3 says:

    Director of Operations Lieutenant Gen. William Mayville to conduct briefing today on operations in Syria at 11 am ET – @holmescnn

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