Madera County sits smack in the middle of the state, and it’s mostly farms. As in many parts of the Valley, wells have gone dry here and water prices have soared. Thieves, who’ve been increasingly targeting rural farms, are starting to understand that anything water-related is a potential bonanza.

“They’re taking the water hoses, taking the copper wiring,” says the county’s District Attorney, David Linn. “We’ve even had instances where they’ve come in and stolen the water pumps from the farmers.”

Linn has recently launched a new task force so rural residents and farmers can reach a deputy district attorney 24-7 to report crime, including illegal well drilling.

Linn says a hypothetical call might be, “You know over the past two weeks, the water flow on my kitchen sink has continued to decrease. I notice there’s a couple of big drill rigs across the road, looks like they’re very active.”

An investigator could come out and talk with the well driller to make sure they’re drilling where they should be.

“We want to stop the wholesale planned attempt by water drillers to essentially tap out entire neighborhoods of homes without proper legal authority,” says Linn.

If water is siphoned out of a storage tank, or a water pump goes missing, the DA’s office could dispatch investigators to the scene to collect evidence for prosecution.

Under last year’s landmark groundwater law, local officials will be taking on the primary responsibility for managing groundwater and enforcing new rules.

The Madera County Task Force also plans to educate farmers about the best kinds of fences and tank enclosures to keep out water thieves.

Officials in urban areas are grappling with similar worries: water robbers pilfering fire hydrants, water delivery trucks taking water to which they’re not entitled, or people tapping into water lines at construction sites.

The Contra Costa Water District has increased fines for stealing water from $25 to $250 for a first offense and $500 for subsequent offenses. An official at the East Bay Municipal Utility District says that agency will be “cracking down” on water theft and plans to enact new penalties as part of a drought emergency plan expected next week.

  • Cynthia Jones

    Excellent piece. I can’t help but to sorrow over a cherished dream of mine: plants to clean and pump water across the nation, for free. These could even be set up to generate endless electricity with simple wave action. No Keystone; we need water pipelines to end this chaos. We can’t live without water. It’s a human right and any advanced nation would be solving this and other basic infrastructure needs with tech and heart, and have us moving along by now.

    • Barrack Hussein Carter

      I have no idea what you are smoking but just everything you said is complete nonsense spawned in the sunshine and lolipop world of your febrile imagination that simply doesn’t exist in the real world. Things aren’t ‘free’. Nothing is ‘free’ simply because the people who build it don’t work for free, just like you wouldn’t get out there and swing a pick ‘for free’. And if water is a basic human right then why isn’t food, sex, weed, beach vacations, cars, plane tickets, and massages a basic human right and free? People need food, right? People need sex? And vacations? And your endless free electricity using wave action means endless environmental impact statements. Your liberal environmentalist pals have stopped every water improvement project over the past 20 years while the population has doubled. If the state of California has tried and failed 3 times to add 3 feet on top of a dam to keep trillions of gallons of fresh water from flowing into the Pacific Ocean do you REALLY think they are going to allow the massive projects to harness tidal electricity generation? For free?

      I think by ‘free’ you mean ‘someone else pays for it’. And water pipelines to solve this problem? So someone builds a ‘free’ pipeline to carry someone else’s ‘free’ water to you in California (for free !) so you can maintain a California lifestyle ? Really?

    • Pat S.

      Just what the hell is a “Human right”?
      Long before somebody coined that word it was known as survival, if you wanted water you dug a well

  • BobWhiteRevisited

    This is what happens to when hippies refuse to build a reservoir in favor of a bug or bird. The bugs and birds just move to where the water is, and the hippie dies of thirst. Who could have seen that coming ? lol

    • never ending fight for freedom

      But, but, what about the CHILREN!!!

      • BobWhiteRevisited

        Would have most likely grown up to be worse hippies. The student excels the teacher.

        • mjazzguitar

          When the drugs don’t kill them first.

          • uvm73

            Speaking of dope, did you read how a 2006 report indicates that California had 17.5 Million Marijuana plants in that year, prior to the Medical Marijuana law…and each plant consumes 6 gallons of water per day for the 150 day growing cycle? That’s something like 63 Billion Gallons of water! Here’s a state that historically has produced about 20% of the nation’s food, and they can’t farm because of lack of water. But, the dopers don’t have a clue about real nutrition.

          • SWDC

            “The Carlsbad Desalination Project is a desalination plant and pipeline under construction in Carlsbad, California.

            After twelve years of planning and over six years in the state’s
            permitting process, the Carlsbad Desalination Project has received final approvals from every required regulatory and permitting agency in the state, including the California Coastal Commission, State Lands Commission and Regional Water Quality Control Board.

            A 30-year Water Purchase Agreement is in place between the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) and Poseidon for the entire output of the plant. Construction on the plant and pipeline is under way and the Project will be delivering water to the businesses and residents in San Diego County late 2015.”

          • Perplexed

            That’s great. How many windmills are necessary to pump water uphill from the ocean to the central valley?

          • SWDC

            Even the Dutch in the Netherlands have abandoned wind mills and not just the antiquities but the brand new wind mills electricity is too expensive for the Dutch.

          • kingpin1821

            Look how long it took for all the approvals and planning when it could be done much more quickly if not for bureaucracy and environmental hurdles……no common sense in California and elsewhere…..

          • postofficemike

            Quit crying. You voted for Pelosi. Looks like she is looking out for you!

          • Frantic_human

            Sounds like the XL pipeline, except it didn’t have a socialist kill it after all agencies gave the OK.

          • SWDC

            Unfortunately that keystone pipeline is going to be the excuse used to bring in billions more immigrants; legal/illegal no matter to dilute the USA population with those who are willing to be plebes and peasants as they are in their own failed nations

          • rich poorman

            And it will supply a whopping 6% of the county’s water needs at present population and usage rates. Too little, too late.

          • postofficemike

            With all the “extra” you can flush your toilet the one allotted time!

          • SWDC

            If one recalls some advocate depopulation of the planet and fundamental change of the USA.

            Can not fundamentally change a nation that is successful with the the existing population content.

            Can not depopulate the world without killing those who are deemed “useless eaters” either

          • postofficemike

            So, that really means 2020.

          • SWDC

            Depends when our European and Muslim brotherhood over lords allow the USA

          • nvrat

            Not bad. It took them over 45 years to even think about a desalination plant. PG&E said it would be to expensive to build and people could not afford the water…of course that`s when they had water.

          • SWDC

            “Californian company Energy Recovery Inc. (ERI) will provide its pressure exchanger technology to Spanish firm ACCIONA Agua for the 100,000 m3/day seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Al Jubail, a city in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia.”
            ‘Desalination plant in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia aims to cut energy costs’ RIYADH, Saudi Arabia September 10, 2013

            GET IT YET?

            USA has the technology know how and workers and yet …

            Why did Spain count the 2012 USA votes too?

          • ggooch19

            Typical liberal/progressive mexifornia foresight. Now how are they going to feed, clothe, house, and hospitalize the next 20 million Soetoro/Brown promulgated invasion of illegal parasites.

            Mexifornia should break-off and fall into the Pacific by sheer weight of tens of millions of illegal alien invaders and indolent/ignorant drugsuckers.

          • SWDC

            More Muslems than Hispanics into the USA than any other immigrant too.

          • jerrykregle

            It’s about dang time.

          • ac287149

            Apparently they don’t think it’s that much of an emergency.

            Count on another 15 years of trouble before those projects are operational, if they aren’t abandoned by bankruptcy.

          • Pigs-Be-Upon-Him

            Source?

          • Lo DIco

            common knowledge clown

          • Pigs-Be-Upon-Him

            Your a pathetic excuse for a troll. So stupid, you don’t know the difference between a pig and a clown. No nickel for you, fool!

          • Flitandersen_99

            Sometimes they’re one in the same – Hillary Clinton!

          • AW

            Hey, now, that’s no way to speak about the next President of the USA. And, oh yes, she will be the next President!

          • killerasteroid

            You mean the pig???

          • ggooch19

            If either Killary or Locohantas is the next POTUS, they will also be the last.

          • SWDC

            Bill’s wife is not good enough for Bill and not good enough for the USA

          • Sojourner Truth

            That’s pretty lame, even for government standards. No pot plant uses six gallons of water per day.

          • and it does not matter how much water a pot plant uses. If grower X stops growing and does something else that something else with likely also use about the same amount of water.

            California is truly the land of fruits and nuts but arguing for marijuana prohibition is just dumb no matter what you base your argument on.

          • postofficemike

            Priorities, baby!!

          • Reality_Check

            How does that stack up against daily water use by illegal aliens and their children ?

          • JackBootedThug

            Most of them don’t bathe that often…

          • Jonney Quest

            You must of walked through the Berkley campus and got a whiff of the students protesting something.

          • GhostofAynRand

            Great point. However, It’s not just the water, it’s the food, the energy etc… that all the additional people use. Kiss California good by, the inmates are truly running the asylum.

          • Isaac111

            In other news… Check this out music fans…..Jimi Hendrix FAKED his death and became Morgan Freeman….. Just one week after we identified who Elvis is. His daughter had to cancel her 100 million dollar Vegas gig….Google this for your proof…. Wellaware1 / Elvis.

          • Andrew Clayterman

            in other news.. GO FK YOURSELF SPAMMER..

          • Anyone need a Heavy/thrash metal guitarist ?

          • postofficemike

            Duh! More people, more use of everything. Wondering what the libs will do when they can only flush their toilets twice a day? That’s gonna stink!! Only allowed 2 number one’s and one number two a day. I hear that they can re-purify the waste water. Thanks Pelosi. Won’t affect you in Washington. You get what you vote for!

          • SWDC

            Bill Gates drank feces water to show everyone even he is willing to let you and your children drink sewer water.

          • bluesky

            Did he give his kids vaccinations?

          • SWDC

            Had no idea he bred

          • StndUp2Thm

            that’s so amazing! the man is a demi-god!

          • SWDC

            Desalinization plants are preferable fewer contagious deadly incurable diseases are spread unlike using human feces.

            Even the plants get contaminated using recycled sewer water as has been revealed in Africa India and Mexico

          • flyover

            Yes, but then there’s the famous WC Fields line. When offered a glass of water, he said, “no thanks, fish copulate in it.”

          • SWDC

            Fish poop vs human feces? Pretty easy choice there.

          • Brett A. Wheeler

            That’s just means that there will be a new trend in how people maintain their lawns: natural fertilizer!

          • ac287149

            I’ve often read that there’s a trail of that all the way from the border, north, going through people’s private property. Every citizen who lives near the border gets free fertilizer every day apparently.

          • E W B

            Since you asked,…..
            California Water is regulated by an insane Maze of Regulations.
            50% stays in “The Environment”, 40% goes to Agriculture, and 10% is for “Everybody Else”, which includes Homes, Golf Courses, Starbucks, and Swimming Pools. Thus, Illegal Immigrants don’t have much of an overall Impact upon Water
            (Although they are quite expensive in Terms of Tax-Funded Social Services).
            The Percentages come from 2 independent Sources – Vox, and National Review (Online).
            Incidentally, don’t get too miffed about the Swimming Pools, as they require less Water per Day than an equal Surface Area of Golf Course, due to the Amounts lost to Evaporation, Transpiration and Mowing, on the Golf Course.

          • Dont_Gruber_Me

            We are told that Earth is threatened by human activity. The ‘green’ response is to sacrifice freedom, living standards, and property rights to save the planet. This is not a sustainable solution because it ends in human servitude to the state. The real agenda is not conservancy of nature, but political control over people. The new green is merely the old red (communist).

          • It is the Watermelon. Green outside. Red inside. With hard black pits, and soft effete white pips.

          • ac287149

            India is considered the “Greenest” nation… know why? Poverty.

            And, electricity in cities gets cut off every day for several hours because the electrical infrastructure is so behind.

          • Herman Vogel

            Six of one, Half dozen of the other,,,only thing is, BOTH stoners and Illegals vote DNC straight ticket…so it’s all good. Sad, huh

          • We must limit the right to vote to tax-payers and those who can demonstrate knowledga of American history and our Constitution as well as a minimal knowledge base regarding whatever issues are in the news.

          • SWDC

            But but but the news is 100% propaganda where not even the USA weather reports are trustworthy and are oozing with political agendas that are anti USA

          • Herman Vogel

            Not to mention Citizens, and people who can Speak, Understand, read and Write in English. Which is why California elects morons and Big Spenders,,,they promise Free Crap to people who ONLY watch or listen to stations that broadcast in languages OTHER then English…sad, huh.

          • KCEddie

            They don’t count ? Free pass ! Period !

          • MissV

            Actually CA only produces 2% of all the food. However, remember that Jerry Brown is in favor of more private prisons as well as many more illegals. Why? He is paying CCA $107 per day to house 85 illegals in Bakersfield as of last Friday. Mothers were staging a hunger protest, and threatened with losing their children, why were they protesting? Are they abusing the children or the women? We deserve to know, as our tax dollars pays for all this corruption. The farmers up North are selling their water to LADWP in Southern CA.

          • bidentime

            Six gallons per day is completely false.

          • JP cline
          • Don

            Well, 4.7 gallons is run-off….

          • Frantic_human

            Six gallons per plant per day seems very high.

          • postofficemike

            Did you say “HIGH”?

          • treedirt10000 .

            It is retarded high.

          • JackBootedThug

            You’d better check your math…more like 15.8 billion gallons (17.5E6)*(6)*(150)

          • rich poorman

            Illegal outdoor pot grows in the north (where there is a lot of water) cause pollution (pesticides, fertilizer, human waste) and divert water from salmon spawning streams. Bringing the salmon back was the reason none of the northern rivers have been dammed.

          • get off the anti marijuana tirade. The problem with your argument is you don’t know that 63 billion gallons is not much water as things go.

            You’re fooling yourself and attempting to fool others because nonmathematical minds tend to think a million a lot no matter the units. It isn’t always.

            decriminalize all drugs. let people sink or swim. I saw provide it to chronic welfare recipients in pure form.

          • postofficemike

            The gov’t sure doesn’t think a million of anything is a lot. Now, 19 trillion gallons, they can understand.

          • ggooch19

            It isn’t just individuals that would sink or swim, it is entire cultures and nations that would sink or swim. Mad Max on steroids!!!!

          • treedirt10000 .

            Funny my plant in Colorado only takes about a cup a day. Strange, guess if propaganda and lies are you want to push then yeah 6 gallons sounds good. -_-

          • Adiba El-Amin

            Large plants in an outdoor setting can use WAY more than six gallons of water. Good luck with that cute ‘cup-o-day’ plant you got there Dirt.

          • treedirt10000 .

            It is hydroponic a cup is about what I have to replace a day. It is by no means “little” those of us who know what we are doing don’t need more. Good luck with that cute little brain that likes to assume there adiba.

          • postofficemike

            Funny. My plant in Florida takes zero cups, because I don’t have one!

          • treedirt10000 .

            Awesome for you if that is how you like to live your life.

          • Jonney Quest

            6 gallons a day? Hydroponics if and only if you change the water daily (its not a dogs water bowl). People that do that are beyond stupid.

          • Herman Vogel

            But surely you can’t mean that stoners are also causing this,,,maybe even Global Warming because of the lack of water??? LMAO,,,not to mention leeching off of tax payers.

          • uncleherbert

            6 gallons a day per plant, not hardly. Wreck of a state, truly.

          • bluesky

            Nutrition, have you ever had the munchies?

          • GeneralQuarters

            Right on! With 2.5 to 3 million illegals, and based on daily water consumption for one year, that equals Hetch Hetchy storage. You know, the one dam they wish to demolish!

          • libsrclowns

            Bye bye Cali….the Libs have fuked you over saving the snail darter….Can you say failed state?

          • RETUSAF1995

            Prescription drugs kill more than illegal drugs do.

          • gehenna71

            …actually they all just the road to hypoxia.

          • Meep!

            Only because they’re in greater abundance, and illegal drugs have far worse judgement-impairing symptoms that can cause things such as car crashes.

          • blah blah blah. NOTHING kills more than alcohol related auto accidents. NOTHING. So just stfu. Unless you are arguing for alcohol prohibition.

            ……..but we all know how that worked out

          • Meep!

            What?

            No, that’s literally the problem here. Alcohol is widespread, and has very similar effects to that of various drugs such as marijuana, which also impair judgement and driving skills. If marijuana becomes just as widespread, I guarantee there will be a massive skyrocket in incidents involving that drug as well, simply because the only reason deadly car crashes involving the drug are so low is because it’s illegal in so many places, and much fewer people compared to alcohol use it.

            I never called for prohibition, I called to prevent marijuana from becoming just as widespread, because it has similar effects and will cause very similar problems.

          • Lo DIco

            heck you’re brain dead

          • either way it is good to be rid of the dorks who can not hold their drugs. We protect too many fools from their fates. We need to stop that.

          • I have long championed legalized drugs for that exact reason among others.

          • David Mowers

            Legalizing recreational drug use will lead to natural selection and a boom in raises or careers for people who want to work for a living and live in reality.

        • Person223

          It also gets my goat that we pay through the nose for electricity in California but the idiot state government and the bureaucrats won’t allow new power plants to be built. We don’t even have enough generating capacity to meet demand, yet they won’t allow new power plants. We can’t even generate the electricity to meet household and industry demand, yet they are pushing these electric cars on us. That electricity isn’t just going to appear magically. This is very basic logic and people JUST DON”T GET IT.

          • socalbeachdude

            Obviously, THERE IS ZERO NEED FOR ANY NEW POWER PLANTS IN CALIFORNIA when the current power plants are far more than sufficient for all of the energy supply needs here in California. ELECTRICITY CANNOT BE STORED and it would be EXTRAORDINARILY STUPID TO BUILD EXCESS ELECTRIC SUPPLY as there would be no purpose in doing that at all.

            Indeed, in your own words, YOU “JUST DON’T GET IT.”

          • franc1sc0

            @socalbeachdude:disqus
            And since California’s population isn’t growing why increase capacity to meet projected growth or until there is another crisis for the government to use to stick it to the People? Right on Dude, you’ve got the agenda mind-set down perfectly. Catch some waves but don’t hurt any smelts while you’re at it.

          • Lo DIco

            you should be embarrassed by your pathetic post

          • Reality_Check

            So you all saying all human births in California should be banned by law, because illegal aliens would be happy to bring in more illegal aliens, and besides they will just ignore the population control laws anyway.

            That is just as stupid an idea as saying there are enough power plants in California because California is importing electric power, at hugely excessive rates, from other states and other countries.

            You may NOT get it, or you may be a pathological liar, either way your are making false statements.

          • postofficemike

            Nah. Abortion clinics will keep numbers down. Seems Karma is coming to Ca. finally. How’s it feel??

          • Top Cat

            Dude – you have to have enough capacity to meet peak demand or you get “brown outs”. Further much Ca captivity is evil carbon based & can’t run many hours per day w/o breaking Env permits. New Alternative plants can’t hope to replace a classic natural gas fired generator & there is not a wind farm yet built that has generated more energy than it took to build it.
            Sorry to break the news but reality kinda sucks sometimes when it doesn’t fit in that pretty dream machine box you live in.

          • Frantic_human

            ‘Green’ energy sources are economically not viable. When that changes, I’ll support it.

            It would cost me about $30,000 to run my 14×70′ mobiley home off the grid. More than the mobiley cost by far.

          • Noble Gunnz

            Incorporating solar panels into sportswear and converting to a diet based on edible cactus could solve both of California’s problems practically overnight. Make it so, Number One!

          • Edible cactus? Are you referring to Hilary Clintons bush?

          • Noble Gunnz

            Typical….blame bush.

          • postofficemike

            Careful. Seems your “caps” key is GETTING STUCK!

          • Peep

            That’s what I said about Obama. On the one hand he said that under him electricity costs would necessarily skyrocket and on the other hand he was pushing electric cars.

          • Obama is a retard that liberals hosanna and think is smart. Laughable.

          • daveinlaurel

            He’s not a retard. He knows what he’s doing, and what he’s doing is bringing America to its knees. We The People were stupid enough to elect him and re-elect him, and the uninformed but very selfish electorate will likely do something similar again.

          • palvadore

            Even if the whole system is rigged, he’s smart enough to get into office with not one single accomplishment to his name.

          • Frantic_human

            I was stationed in San Diego for training in 1980. California is the epitome of “nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there”.

            For me, it is the political climate that makes it unsatisfactory, along with its coddling of illegals.

        • jadams76

          ..and the 2 inch, three finned, purple smelt!! They need billions of gallons of fresh water flushed out to sea that would otherwise be wasted on evil humans for groundwater replenishment and farmlands. My teachers and professors told me all about it and they are the experts so it must be true.

        • ☑ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ A_lawyer_who_knows

          The truth is that California Almond farming uses more water than the entire populations of Los Angeles and San Francisco combined.When we penalize every person in California for an agricultural commodity that is a very tiny portion of the state’s trade, we are really subsidizing the Almond industry at tremendous costs.It makes much more sense to let CA residents use water normally and ban local Almond production or temporarily reduce tariffs on almond imports from countries with adequate water supplies that would have the effect of promoting foreign almonds.

          • SWDC

            NAy depopulate California by exporting illegals and foreigners who have over stayed their visa like the 911 bombers had.

      • TonyMonterey

        Planned Parenthood takes care of the white and black fetuses. They are working on Hispanic fetuses but for some reason they are religious.

      • ☑ ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ A_lawyer_who_knows

        The Truth: California Almond production uses more water than San Francisco and Los Angeles residents combined.Almonds are a tiny part of California’s economy and we are better off not producing locally and importing them from areas with lots of cheap water.Save water! BOYCOTT CALIFORNIA ALMONDS!!

      • Greg Siemen

        Yes – Thats the added bonus, we get to submit the Hippie and His/Her Children for Darwin Awards:

        http://www.darwinawards.com

        🙂

    • Pat S.

      They don’t mind…they don’t take baths.

      • NorthlanderLJ

        YUK! I can smell them from here!

    • Willum Jomes

      the great Carnac?

      • BobWhiteRevisited

        I miss Johnny, he was the greatest !

      • UNCLEELMO

        He was magnificent!

    • socalbeachdude

      It is NOT THE JOB OF THE STATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE “WATER INFRASTRUCTURE” as that is the job and authority of the 400 individual water districts in the State of California.

      The last thing in the world we need or want is any more reservoirs here in California and half that exist should be demolished. WATER BELONGS IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN and not all of the place wasting valuable land.

      California has PLENTY OF WATER NOW and as more and more torrential rains come as they INEVITABLY AND ALWAYS DO then we will be drowning again in that unpleasant stuff just like we have been the past 30 or so years with the exception of the past 3 to 4 years.

      • BobWhiteRevisited

        Fine with me, just quit whining about being thirsty then. Here in the West Texas desert where our annual rain is under a foot, we have plenty. Of course we built a few reservoirs.

        • socalbeachdude

          California has far more reservoirs than it needs.

          • cdw

            Ha. LOL.

          • Person223

            No, it doesn’t. The system was designed for when the population was much lower. Also, it doesn’t help that we constantly release much needed water to flow in the ocean. The Pacific Ocean has plenty of water, where it is needed is in the reservoirs.

            The whole delta smelt thing is a big problem, for the cities on the delta also haven’t taken into account population growth. As such, they haven’t increased the capacity of their sewage treatment plants. The result is the sewage isn’t completely treated before being released into the delta. The state, in all its wisdom, doesn’t order the cities to increase the capacity of the sewage plants. It orders water released from the reservoirs to dilute the incompletely treated sewage. And farm employees are put out of work.

            Hume Lake is going to be drained because repairs need to be made to the base of the dam. But no ag use allowed, they are letting it flow to the ocean. The Pacific Ocean has no shortage of water, but we do. One reservoir they drained had enough water to supply Fresno for 92 years. That’s a lot of water that would come in handy right now. Drive around the Sierra Nevada and look at the empty reservoirs. All this water you think is there is NOT THERE!

          • socalbeachdude

            Your assertions are totally false. Our vast supply of reservoirs, dams, and other water storage facilities will be overflowing when the torrential rains arrive perhaps as early as this Fall. By the way, we just had massive downpours of rain all over the State this week and are still trying to dry out from that horrendous mess.

          • MissV

            Dude, I don’t know where you were but So Cal was lucky if we had 1/4″ Stop exaggerating. I didn’t here of PCH closing so it must have not been bad. Think it is time for you to stop tripping on the mushrooms. Getting a bit out there.

          • postofficemike

            San Fran did not get that message. Hurry, tell them.

          • Nancy

            Where do you get your misinformation from? Torrential downpours are potentially arriving, but then there is not enough storage capacity to utilize the water that results. I live in California and understand that Jerry Brown and Co are disastrous for the state, but the voters have spoken. The dumocraps have destroyed a beautiful place.

          • alm3texas

            As an outsider that is the news we hear, that Calif. has the water but squanders it. That is sad indeed and your post makes the most sense of any explanation on here.
            If only all states of this country had at least one JEFF SESSION’S sense and sensibility, especially regarding the continuous flow of importation of illegal ALIENS or “refugees” as the Bamster calls the so they can get free stuff, we might be able to start to right the sinking ship and save beautiful Cali. as well.
            What will it really take? That is the question.

          • MissV

            Why is it that all of our SEWAGE FLOWS out to the ocean? LADWP and the whole city of L.A. can’t do ANYTHING right other than hold all their big fund raisers for all these pompous idiot that grease each others hands.

            We have to close down the beaches due to the GREED of Politicians & Corporations every time it rain, since the SEWAGE CONTAMINATES the water it is released into.

            We are already making preparations to move when the water starts getting worse. Time to start getting So Cal homes ready to sell before they lose all their value.

          • Noble Gunnz

            The state government should give a tax credit for Californians who purchase a quality home turd juicer. Much water could be recovered with this ingenious solar/wind powered device and valuable landscaping nutrients for vital medicinal marijuana plants could be saved.

          • Evil Otto

            Check it out, he’s upvoting his own comments.

          • postofficemike

            It appears not!

      • SicSemperTyrannis

        WHY ARE WE YELLING?!?!?!?!!!!

        • Because for him, it’s an emotional issue. (Lacks critical thinking skills)

          • Clifton

            No, my good sir. It’s called sarcasm.
            The emotional plea about how water belongs to the ocean should have tipped you off on that.

            At any rate, we Californians keep picking drubs like Kashkari to run against the Brown’s of this world… so it’s kind of a liberal wet dream: Power at the expense of people masked in the good intentions of saving a bird or a rodent.

        • mcian

          Because it’s the only way they believe they can be heard. Apparently they never learned out to communicate politely.

        • posse rush

          Well its kind of like a tv commercial ,ya know when they turn the volume to max so you have to listen whither ya want to or not … At least thats what they think lol

      • lookinoutforu

        I like the bold font. It adds emphasis to your lunacy.

        • socalbeachdude

          It is simply much easier to read.

          • NorthlanderLJ

            No. It’s just easier to SKIP!

          • Antiobamunist

            I don’t understand. You type something in BOLD so you can reread what you just typed?

          • alvinjh

            it’s called sarcasm…

          • James

            you all bite for trolls way too easily.

      • This is an example of what is wrong with the state.

        • Robert Eule

          True, oh so true. lol.

        • MissV

          But where is the RECALL of Jerry Brown? Sorry this Liberal is a REBEL Liberal and to me seeing him defending farmers water use saying they lost farm jobs. HELLO! Those farm jobs were held by ILLEGALS that were being ALLOWED BY HIM to MILK the system. Farmers are suffering by keeping their land fallow. That doesn’t stop them from selling the water to LADWP who has operated for so many decades of paying high salaries instead of repairing pipes. Last year in one incident alone they WASTED 0ver 20 MILLION GALLONS of WATER. Republicans, Democrats, Liberal, & all the rest of these mouthpiece need to just STFU and get a real job with real people and TELL me then WHO IS SUFFERING?

      • silversarge

        Fine “dude” – drink the sea water then, or just die of thirst – most of don’t really care about you socialist, tree hugging, long hair hippie freaks anyway.

        • socalbeachdude

          California has VAST AMOUNTS OF FRESH WATER AND ITS WATER STORAGE FACILITIES ARE MORE THAN 50% FULL and only 20% of the annual water consumption is from the population of 38.8 million folks here while 80% of the annual water consumption is from agriculture.

      • Noble Gunnz

        As I understand it, desert rocks absorb water like sponges and squeezing a few yields enough highly purified great-tasting water to last the average household a week. Converting from grass lawns to rock gardens is a testament to the genius of your wise and resouceful governor. Save the rocks! Do it for the children!

    • Wile E. Coli

      Is there a downside?

      • BobWhiteRevisited

        Not that I can see, until they force the other 49 states to bail them out with tax dollars, as is their usual way of propping up the schemes that will not work.

        • Person223

          Isn’t it frustrating? I live in California, and we are being overrun by liberals. No matter how well one constructs a logical argument, nor how much detailed data one uses the fact remains that there is no convincing a leftist. I try on everything from gun control to the destructive nature of union labor and everything in between.
          California is going to be like Michigan before we know it. To think that my parents moved out here before I was born because Wisconsin was so ultra-lefist. Now California is just as bad. The leftists are starting to make inroads in Texas, as well. They are going after all the high population states to rake in those electoral votes. Some areas of Texas are very liberal. The garbage I hear out of Austin sounds like what San Francisco residents say.
          They raised our auto registration fees, and someone from the DMV was trying to smooth ruffled feathers. People said we can’t afford things as it is, and now this. That donkey of a bureaucrat said that you people need to learn to budget household finances better. Easy for him to say, since he makes a lot more than the average person in the private sector by a mile. Also, it’s ironic and highly hypocritical since the bureaucrats never balance their own budgets and that’s why they’re always squeezing us for more and more money. They never spend less. It is a spending problem, and not a revenue problem.

          • trampletheweakhurdlethedead

            Watch the “Yuri Bezmenov” interviews, you will soon realize you can never have a rational discussion with a liberal, or convince them of reality.

          • alm3texas

            As a native born Texan I could not agree with you more. You can actually feel the tide turning in the state and I live an hour N. of Austin. Between the terrorist camp in Sweeny, the complete nut job Mayor Anise Parker in Houston, Joe Strauss running the House down in Austin, the South by Southwest kookiness that it has become, we Texans are becoming more protective every day.
            Come here and “assimilate” but changing Texas will be a tough nut to cut, so they say. San Diego, La Jolla etc, some of the most beautiful places on the planet. But Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Jerry Brown……good Lord, I would want to leave too. This. Amerika is in a heap of trouble.

          • postofficemike

            I think the solution is……for every illegal that comes across the border, we send a lib to take their place in Mexico.

    • claspur

      It’s funny you mention the dirty-smelly hippies?
      Heard just yesterday what kind of crazy-amounts of water it takes to grow a field of their pot.

    • Egfrow

      Yes sir..ry Bob!

    • LGS

      lol Pathetic isn’t it? True but pathetic!

    • model94

      Hippie. You are dating yourself Bob 🙂 They call themselves one-percenters now.

    • glamdeluxe

      hippies don’t like the government enough to get involved. it’s your bored oprah watching types who save the smelt.

    • MSM

      You forgot when they’re dumb enough to drain a reservoir of an amount that could have supplied San Francisco County for 18 months into the ocean because someone peed in it. (that was last year). That refuse to turn on their desalination plants because… they let enviro whackos prevent it despite having only a year supply of water. That let their reservoirs fall very low years back when they had rain because of the Delta Smelt.

      You know what would really help? Turning on those desalination plants. It wouldn’t stop it, but it would buy time. I don’t know what they think will happen?

      If LA runs dry not even all the money in the US treasury could pay for enough water to be piped or trucked in to sate the population’s thirst. Maybe these enviro whackos will learn to drink sand?

    • Ed Forbes

      Exactly!
      Remember the Auburn Dam in California?
      70% complete when it was torn down due to environmental protests.

    • Stacey-Tony Ascaso

      Actually this is a good thing, I hope the drought continues as this will derail every deranged social engineering project that Sacramento wants to foist on us; of course paid for by the working tax payers that gets nothing from the government while the freeloading welfare crowd sits at home reveling in their new found utopia of a caring government!

    • Salley Mae

      WOW!! Spot on dude. This is exactly what happens when hippies turn leftist democrat and stop ALL PROGRESS in the state for the global Warming Hoax and protect fish over people and farms. Then Moonbeam lies to the voters, they pass a water bond and Moonbean has spent 760 MILLION of the bond on Swamps ( pardon… I mean wetlands ) and a new government building for the water po-po.
      we’re still waiting for him to fulfill his promise of a new dam and storage facilities… AND maybe even a desalination plant…. NNAAAHHH never will happen. we have a STORAGE problem here in Kalyfornia .. NOT a water shortage

    • Sam Green

      You forgot to mention that California, even with their cash surpluses, simply refuse to lay the foundation for desalination plants. California likes to reach critical mass before they pull their heads out of their b^tt’s.
      Heck the water fines alone could pay for the desalination plants, which are costly.

    • ChicagoBob

      A state that voted for moon beam and Obama and Pelosi in trouble why not get those super rich like Tim Cook to make you water. Or spend their vast fortunes to fix it. They love the USA so much.

    • Herman Vogel

      Yup all the while NOT seeing that the state’s population has almost doubled in the last 40 yrs,,,and mostly from Mexico.

    • Bob Thrasher

      This is what happens when hippies refuse to build a reservoir but still want to grow pot….

    • Eddiek K

      The sad part is the lefties will move to where people were smart enough to refute that line of thinking and start messing that place up as well.
      You don’t think they are going to stay and live with the consequences of there actions do you?

    • Yuriko

      Well we can say the same to Texas, tough luck! I would be happy if they stayed in Texas.

    • Riooso

      Not only that but pumping millions of acre feet of water out to keep fish that would normally die because of a drought! AHoles!

  • autigers2010champs

    Control the water control the people. My uncle told me about this 20 years ago I thought he was nuts. He was dead on with everything he taught me.

    • socalbeachdude

      WATER WARS have been fought here in the State of California since the dawn of civilization here, and they even made a whole move called “Chinatown” about what it was like at the turn of the 19th century into the 20th century.

  • Pat_Loudoun

    More great news courtesy of California Democrats and enviro-nuts.

    • autigers2010champs

      Oh yeah they will suffer and then make US pay for it FREAKS

  • autigers2010champs

    Why not take salt water from the ocean make it fresh water?

    • The Mighty Schwinn

      High speed rail is more important.

      • autigers2010champs

        Well I know that how else can America survive

    • SurvivAllExpert

      Can’t afford that…. we’re spending all our money on a bullet train that doesn’t make 3 cents worth of sense.

      • autigers2010champs

        I agree I was making the point how stupid these idiots are

      • nancyb56

        Cali is spending all their money on illegals.

        Washington, D.C., June 19, 2014: A new study released by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
        finds that providing education, health care, law enforcement, and
        social and government services to illegal aliens and their dependents
        costs Californians $25.3 billion per year according to FAIR’s report The Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on California Taxpayers.
        The state’s 3 million illegal aliens and their 1.1 million U.S.–born
        children cost the average California household — headed by a U.S.
        citizen — $2,370 annually.

  • JazzDude1000

    Yikes… not good!
    HERE, MAYBE THIS WILL CHEER YOU ALL UP THOUGH!!
    http://youtu.be/rCBNBD1dm4o

    http://youtu.be/F3-TUN7AQbU

  • autigers2010champs

    America has no future period due to idiots and liberals THANKS

    • socalbeachdude

      What an incredibly stupid and bogus assertion.

      • Under Dog

        ….because socialism works every time it’s tried, right?

      • cdw

        Liberal, progressive Democrats have no ethics or moral compass and destroy everything they touch.

        • socalbeachdude

          Where do you come up with such utter nonsense?

          • cdw

            An example: here are 1,027 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

            TinyurlDotCcom/ku9vxug

          • Antiobamunist

            Do yourself a favor, don’t promote your Ignorance on the Internet.
            Does your pet Unicorn poop Skittles?

  • autigers2010champs

    So the left believes in evolution and yet they will not allow evolution to play out?????

  • Tom Dorsey

    I can never understand why they have not pumped water from east to west for such a time as this.. The east floods and washes away and the west dries up and blows away.

    • autigers2010champs

      Because of some mouse?

    • autigers2010champs

      Cant use oil so water must be the devils juice right

    • Uti

      Cost and physics is why. Water does not flow uphill by itself. Look at the huge amount of electricity it takes to pump water 1,900 feet over the Tehachapis from the California Aqueduct to supply the Los Angeles Basin

      • TexasTeaFinder

        Well, it costs what it costs, raise the price.

        • Sencho

          and when the rain returns in a few years – like it always does – then all that money would be wasted. If it was something simple it would have been done before.

          • TexasTeaFinder

            Just because something hasn’t been done doesn’t mean it can’t be done – trust me, I’m an Engineer. In terms of “wasted money”, it would just be a backup system for the next time it happens and, just like the rains will return, there will also be a “next drought”.

          • Pat S.

            Or endanger a few bugs

          • Sencho

            If you’re going to spend the money it’s vastly more efficient to build mass desalination systems in California than something like water pipeline. And as an engineer you must appreciate efficiency.

          • socalbeachdude

            Desalination has VERY LITTLE CAPACITY and it would be far more efficient to build a north to south pipeline to purchase water from Oregon and run that pipeline all the way down to San Diego.with it to be installed in the medians of state owned highways.

          • Antiobamunist

            Ever heard of Environmental Impact Reports?
            Keep dreaming. This is Libtard Infested CA we’re talking about.

          • TexasTeaFinder

            I do.

          • socalbeachdude

            100% correct, Sencho.

        • socalbeachdude

          Huh? We just had torrential rains ALL OVER THE STATE this week and are still trying to dry out from them. There is nothing that “works” about desalination at all and it is COST INEFFECTIVE and totally unnecessary. There is no need whatsoever to keep our water supply at 100% levels at all times and we have VAST CAPACITY in our network of water storage facilities and systems throughout the State.

          • Antiobamunist

            OK, when was the last Reservoir built in CA?
            How much of the Rainfall you speak of simply washes out to the Sea?
            Why do we let Delta Water just flow into the Pacific, to protect Bait Fish?

          • socalbeachdude

            Why would we want any more reservoirs when all of our current reservoirs are only about half full? The issue is NOT MORE RESERVOIRS but the need for MORE SNOW AND RAIN here in California. When they are filled to capacity they have VAST EXCESS SUPPLIES THAT WILL AND DO LAST YEARS JUST AS IS THE PRESENT CASE when they are still half full as we move through our 4th year of low precipitation conditions.

      • paulmason1

        The California Aqueduct is badly designed. If they had made it a giant siphon, the expensive pumping would ONLY have been at the start, to fill the siphon. Once the siphon was working, there wouldn’t be much need for electricity to pump. The problem, however, would be stupid people tapping into the siphon, letting in air, that would stop the flow. A siphon would require very careful protection, dumping the water into a reservoir, and then pumping it at low, controlled pressure to the users.

        Paul Mason
        Adobe Springs Water Co.
        (408) 897-3023

        • Uti

          Interesting idea Paul, are there large scale versions of siphons that have been successfully engineered?

    • rotorhead1871

      ….that aint going to happen…..not in your life anyway

    • Luther

      Not unpredictable given the idiocy of Californians and our leaders in Washington. Eastern states aren’t overly eager to sacrifice for Mexifornia.

      http://www.cglg.org/projects/water/docs/GreatLakesCharter.pdf
      It is the intent of the signatory States and Provinces that diversions of Basin water resources will not be allowed if individually or cumulatively they would have any significant adverse impacts on lake levels, in-basin uses, and the Great Lakes Ecosystem

    • socalbeachdude

      Obviously because it would be FAR TOO EXPENSIVE and would cost tens of billions of dollars. Hellloooooooooooooo?

      • TX-BOB

        ship the water on your new high speed rail system !

    • Because there is no drought in Ca, only a leftist restriction on our use of it.
      Whet we’re experiencing in Ca is normal cycular weather. We’re essentially a desert.

  • David Gray

    people are above animals on the food chain. what the fuck is wrong with the people of cali. a fish? shit if its that important can it an sell it. ill be the first to put tobacco on it and break a cracker

    • autigers2010champs

      its because these liberals would rather die than survive

      • burned_out

        Wrong. Liberals want you to die. They are just on the journey to a dystopian paradise, that they are fully in charge of.

  • luckystrike57

    It is Nancy Polosi,and Moon beams fault

  • Uti

    This has already been a problem in Northwest California for the past 2 summers. Since the marijuana farming industry mostly runs on surface water from springs, creeks and shallow wells the reduced flows in this severe drought has dried up normally reliable sources. This has given rise to a booming business in water deliveries to keep the crops alive in late summer. Truck operators have been stealing municipal water from fire hydrants in the middle of the night and even drained the storage tank at one rural school forcing the school district to close the school until the tank could be refilled. Other operators have simply pumped water from the rivers. Non-potable water deliveries is not a regulated business.

    • The_Exile

      Don’t know what you’ve been smoking, but those plants require the least amount of water…. and no one is planting 100 acres at a time. An acre would stand out like a sore thumb.

      • Uti

        I know exactly how many gallons they use: with good water conservation it takes about 320 gallons to produce a pound of pot. I live here and have a small 215 medical garden watered by winter runoff water stored in a large tank. I also have seen the salmon spawning creeks in our area dry up killing the young salmonids. This is caused by both the drought and illegal diversions from an unregulated industry.

        No, no one plants 100 acres, but then every landowner must get their water from their own sources and few people have built the amount of storage needed to provide irrigation water through the whole growing season. When you have entrepreneurs putting up 100 foot long greenhouses producing 2 crops a year, the surface water in the dry season cannot supply all the water needed.

  • autigers2010champs

    lock and load period

  • autigers2010champs

    Man i am glad i live in Georgia for now

    • Pat S.

      I hope it’s not Atlanta!

  • James Monroe

    Eco-‘Tards rejoice ! You have succeeded in screwing yourselves ! ……LMAO !

  • Obamastein

    Just how screwed up can a state get when you can be charged with a crime for taking water?

    I say just give CA back to Mexico and move all the illegal “Criminal” aliens to CA.

    Shalom

    • socalbeachdude

      Water is PROPERTY just like all other property. Helllooooooo?

      • cdw

        No, only in some states does the law dictate that water belongs to the land.

      • Obamastein

        Yes it is property, but it is totally screwed up in wasting taxpayer money to make it a crime for someone needing water. Next the stupid state and American gov. will want to limit breathing air and tax it.

        Shalom

  • O’Malley is a Idiot

    Sounds like a Liberal State ….. old Govenor Moonbeam has really screwed you guys ….

    • socalbeachdude

      False. Jerry has been and is an EXCELLENT GOVERNOR here in the State of California.

      • cdw

        Jerry is an idiot.

        • socalbeachdude

          Jerry Brown is a wonderful person and excellent Governor here in California but he has certainly JUMPED THE SMELT on this water issue.

      • O’Malley is a Idiot

        Then enjoy your high taxes and water shortage.

      • mcian

        Now… we know you are smoking some really strange stuff!

      • Antiobamunist

        The same guy who INVITED Illegal Invaders into CA a few Months ago, that Moonbeam Brown?
        He Sponsored a Proposition that was designed to mitigate the Water Shortage last November. So far it’s worked out just great. LOL
        Time to build the Worlds largest Desalination Plant in CA. I suggest they build it in Malibu, right below Barbra Streisand’s Bluff top Mansion or next door to Katzenberg’s Beachfront Mansion. You know, the same guy that blocked Public Access to the Beach in front of his House.

        • socalbeachdude

          Obviously, the CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION would immediately reject any and all of your inane notions.

  • TheDirtmover

    The dope growers are really going to be in a jam. Those plants suck up PLENTY.

  • David Gray

    I’ve gone to cali since I was 4
    im 55 there has never been a time when the valley wasn’t growing I remember tomato trucks almost running you over in Bakersfield trying to get to market celery you could smell miles away along with driving through the valley seeing miles and miles of lettuce

  • autigers2010champs

    So water is now the oil so why not ban it? America is an insane factory

  • David Gray

    shit sell them water

    • autigers2010champs

      Cant the TAX on water will be 2 hi

  • autigers2010champs

    Well the Calis will be high and not even know they died sounds good to me

  • David Gray

    im all for capitalism

  • autigers2010champs

    I am moving to Cali and starting a Water dealer

  • David Gray

    there is no reason for this shit there
    trully

  • David Gray

    hahaha oh well ill be a franchise

  • John Ulepich

    Go wrangle an iceberg.

  • thunderclapnewman

    Hippies must feel the need to drive spikes into wells, too.

  • DG

    Those who blame the lack of rain for this water crisis will take no effective action. Those who blame the governor’s lack of foresight in initiating water projects will start a recall action.

    • rotorhead1871

      LA is the problem…and San Diego to a lesser degree……those areas are WAY overbuilt and are basically desert areas….there is no water there…it is ALL imported…….and when the snowpack in the sierras go away…so will SoCAL’s water…its that simple……either divert from agriculture……or perish the cities….

      • Uti

        You are forgetting LA gets water from the Colorado River drainage, but even that is subject to drought.

      • Pat S.

        OK lets perish, you first.

      • socalbeachdude

        Los Angeles is NOT a “problem” at all.

      • DG

        Oil is imported, why not water also.

    • socalbeachdude

      It is not up to the State to “initiate” water projects in California.

      • bill_jackson

        why not? – you’ve said this a few times.

        BTW it should not be up to the state to initiate a rail system but they’re doing that

      • DG

        People can work together to initiate water projects. And that includes the people of a whole state as a state.

  • AIIey Oop

    Drink wine and bathe in beer. If you live on the coast, poop into the ocean.

    • cdw

      Most of San Fransisco does poop into the bay, via the sanitary sewer system.

  • This last 10 days, about every minute my sump pump has been pumping 2 gallons of water that has been trying to leak into my basement because of all the rain we have recently had and sending down my driveway and into the sewer. I guess it has sent at least 15,000 gallons right down the sewer since April 2nd. Keep up the good work little sump pump, more rain forecast this Mon, Tue and Wed. So, nice not to live in a desert, everything is so green right now.

  • nancyb56

    Water shortages and farmers equal higher priced items at grocery stores. Stock up people learn to can.

    • socalbeachdude

      The notion of “canning” anything is beyond stupid and it would cost vastly more to do that with anything than to buy products in the can at stores.

      • cdw

        The California central valley is known for its huge production of agricultural products, supplying much of the U.S. Without irrigation water, agricultural production will certainly decline.

        Canning and storing products grown from your own garden to compensate is not a stupid idea, whatsoever.

        In the last decade, food prices have increased 25%.

      • nancyb56

        The notion of canning nothing is “beyond stupid”. If you have a fruit tree or vegetable garden in your yard and they do well you should be canning or that food spoils. Tell the people where they have natural disasters when they go to the grocery stores to buy food and supplies and the store shelves are practically empty that canning is “beyond stupid”. The point is stock up. California is an agricultural state and alot of the food for this country comes from there and we will all pay including those not living in Calif for the price of spoiled crops and the higher prices at the grocery stores. Those words may not be in your vocabulary but those that want to feed their families when those store shelves are empty I am sure agree with me. I do stock up I have enough food and water for a year for me and my husband because I do can and I also buy in bulk at Costco and Sam’s or anywhere there is a good deal. Food prices will go up anyone with half a brain knows they will.

  • rotorhead1871

    hehehehe…..the water is going and its not coming back…….

  • Me

    At this point, what difference does it make!

  • Valek420

    I stopped caring about Kalifornia when the courts decided no problem for schools not to allow american flag on kids shirts. Well, i might have stopped caring before then, but that was the last straw. This ongoing drought, reap what you sow you liberal pink panty wearing sissies.

  • Me

    For sale water , 50 bucks a gallon. How many you want California!

    • cdw

      Delivered by UPS?

      • Me

        Delivered by Me. 100,000 gallon minimum.

  • doncalls

    The state is in utter anarchy,it felt that way back when i moved to LA and lived there for four years,the amount of illegal aliens and the pandering to them have destroyed the state,block after block of gang colors.

    This drought is most likely the last gasp of what was in the 50’s to 70’s a great state,overpopulated and now Norte Mexico.

  • Тарас Шевченко

    Now if only I can sell them my stock of water preserving suits like those the Fremen wear.

  • mjazzguitar

    They could build some desalinization plants but øbama would probably veto it.

    • cdw

      Desalinization plants scaled to serve an entire metropolis need vast amounts of electric power. Southern California imports most of its electricity from the nuclear reactors at the Palo Verde nuclear plant in Arizona.

      Nuclear power plants are illegal in California. What is left? Coal or NG powered plants?

  • mjazzguitar

    An Israeli company has a method of producing water from air at 2¢ a liter.

    • doncalls

      Progressives hate Israel and jews no way they buy anything from them.

      • mjazzguitar

        True.
        A palestinian girl was receiving medical care in Israel and she wanted to blow herself up in the hospital.

  • Pat S.

    I can’t think of a worse state in the union to live! You elect people like “Moonbeam” and expect something other than stupid decisions. Good luck, maybe you can ask the snail to give you some water.

  • Cyber Slammer

    You can always defend yourself with guns….oh wait you can’t it’s Mexifornia and Governor Moonbeam has ruined the state and you liberal hippie loons won’t remove him.

  • Willum Jomes

    I’ll spray your head with hawt caps if you try to take my stuff. I have little amounts of stuff and I like it that way. clutter and plastic curapp is not only a waste of money, it eats at your soul. and not in a good way. live simple…live free

  • fred

    Don’t you greedy selfish Kalifornia peons know that the water is reserved for the millions of thirsty travelers who have walked many miles in the hot desert to get across the wide open border??

    …those illegals are now more important to the Democrat party than you silly peons.

    • socalbeachdude

      First, the entire population of 38.8 million people in California only use 20% of the water consumed each year here in California whereas 80% of all water consumed here each year is consumed by agriculture.

      Second, the State of California has no authority or power over illegal aliens at all as the courts have ruled many times that is a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE and have repeatedly overturned laws by States including our proposition passed overwhelmingly years ago to cut off all services to illegal aliens.

      Third, although it won’t save any water of significance, I would suggest you you send a memo to Obola at the White House with your request.

      • cdw

        It is the urban and suburbanite dweller who are being punished in the drought, and told to conserve water, or be fined for not doing so.

        Yes, a 20% reduction in the 20% that cities use is only a 4% total reduction.

        • bill_jackson

          Not only that but the fixed cost of the water districts won’t go away so the cost/gallon of water will have to go up. Save water, pay more.

          That’s the story in 6 months, trust me

      • Under Dog

        Dude, you have farmers using a thousand dollars worth of water to grow a few hundred dollars worth of rice.
        Rice!
        Why, for heaven’s sake, are your farmers growing rice during a water shortage?

        • socalbeachdude

          Where do you come up with such nonsense. Farmers wouldn’t be in business at all if they were using thousands of dollars worth of water to grow agricultural products worth only a few hundred dollars.

          • cdw

            Try to keep up.

            California farmers grow rice, a water-intensive crop. I have about six 50-lb bags of California rice in storage.

          • fred

            Sorebuttdude is too high to read

          • bill_jackson

            it may be a lot of water but it’s not a thousand dollars worth. Farmers pay by the acre-foot, which is a shitload of water. Their water is cheap, else most of the fresh veggies in the US would be a hella lot more expensive.

          • socalbeachdude

            California’s rice production is a $5 billion industry in the State’s $2.2 trillion economy with an employment of about 25,000 people out of the State’s 38.8 million residents.

            The California Rice Commission has an extensive web site which discusses further details including drought issues at:

            http://calrice.org/industry/about-crc

          • Ballzo

            Farmer’s don’t pay for water rights, any more than the golf course in Palm Springs, any more than California itself when it uses water which ought to go to 7 other states and Mexico.

          • socalbeachdude

            Where do you come up with THOSE TOTALLY FALSE NOTIONS? The highest costs that farmers / agribusinesses have to pay ARE THE COSTS OF WATER. Hellllllllllllllllloooooooooooo?

          • Ballzo

            High costs? Don’t make me laugh!

            The reason they grow cotton, rice, almonds, and grass (on golf courses) is because they don’t pay enough

      • Ballzo

        According to Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior water cycle scientist Jay Famiglietti, California has one year of water left.

        Saying California can do nothing about immigration is false, and demonstrably so. Any criminal can be picked up by any LEO. Arizona and Texas have proven this time and again.

        • socalbeachdude

          That dolt is an utter imbecile and incapable of comprehending either facts or math. WHAT AN UTTER FOOL.

      • Person223

        You mean the agriculture that puts the groceries in the store that YOU EAT.

        • socalbeachdude

          Huh? Here in Southern California much of our produce comes from MEXICO, CHILE, and PERU as well as other places. There is OBVIOUSLY NO NEED FOR ANY AGRICULTURE HERE IN CALIFORNIA as all food can be grown elsewhere at lower costs.

  • The Project

    meeeeexican mexican mex mex mex mexican meeeexicaaaaaaan!

  • Cactus1029

    Glad to see some of those living in southern CA are waking up and realizing they actually live in a desert climate. Southern CA is desert and not the oasis it was turned into. Some people are now tearing up their beautiful, lush lawns and have started using desert landscaping as we have here in AZ.

  • vendome

    ECO-IDIOTS screwed California – all for the sake of the delta smelt.

    Californian’s voted a fool for Governor – and now must live with the results.

    • UNCLEELMO

      The feds are releasing water as we speak- for six steelhead.
      And no, I’m not kidding.

  • They can’t be wasting money on desalination plants when there is a 10 billion dollar training that needs building.

    • cdw

      High-speed train, you mean.

      • Choo Choo Twain, toot toot!

        • UNCLEELMO

          All Aboard! Next (and only) stop, Corcoran State Prison!

  • UNCLEELMO

    It was already happening last year. In the Northern California county I live in, a local volunteer fire department had 20,000 gallons stolen in the dead of night on a weekend from their station’s underground cistern.
    They figured it was pot growers that did the deed.

  • Willum Jomes

    hey losers, please post a few more comments in the spirit of “they voted for moonbeam”. (for my amusement) dance for me cookie cutter people….dance

    • cdw

      Obama is a criminal.

      • Willum Jomes

        impeech

  • KoffeeBarKitteh0o9

    Countries in the Middle East use Salt Water Desalinization for all their water needs. Why can not California pull water from the Pacific Ocean and use the power output from a nuclear plant or even a huge Solar Array to power the same. It’s like they got trillions of gallons right next to them in the Ocean an with today’s technology it should be a viable matter to use this resource.

    • Willum Jomes

      says a moron who pays 50times a cup of coffee for what you could make it at home for. enjoy never retiring and being broke

      • KoffeeBarKitteh0o9

        No. I brew my own coffee and tea and use a 14oz travel mug. Looking for constructive replies and solutions to the problem.

    • doncalls

      Goldman Sachs had a business meeting with Bechtel and a few others ,they are waiting for the California taxpayers to beg for them to do something,,,you will pay though,you will pay.

    • Cause they decided to spend 10 billion on a choo choo twain.

      • Minxey

        10 billion? Try 100 billion and nobody wants it and they are breaking the law of the proposition for it. Want a useful train? Vegas baby!

    • Luther

      “Countries” or energy rich Saudi Arabia? Nuclear plants are controversial–last one built in US was about 20 years ago–and Mexifornia is full of earthquake faults. You could use a huge solar array to power your house, but I doubt if you are.

  • Cactus1029

    How can CA build desalination plants when Obama has already lowered the level of the Pacific because of global warming?

  • doncalls

    Contrary to what many believe the state is broke,then there is the increase in costs due to the illegal aliens,LA County alone spends 2 billion a year on illegal aliens.

    • UNCLEELMO

      I believe it. The last I heard, between STRS and PERS, Moonbeam’s Utopia is $130 billion in the red.
      Funny, he never mentions it. I wonder why?

    • socalbeachdude

      Where do you come up with such utterly false bogus nonsense?

      The State of California has a VERY REAL SURPLUS in its State budget and that has been the case for years now since shortly after Jerry Brown became our Governor here.

      California solved its budgetary issues by a BLEND OF SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET SPENDING CUTS AND SIGNIFICANT TAX INCREASES that were voted into law by the majority of voters of California. Jerry Brown made it very clear that he would ONLY DO TAX INCREASES IF THEY WERE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIA VOTERS.

      As to education, we have clearly learned that SPENDING MORE DOES NOT EQUATE AT ALL WITH BETTER OR MORE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION at all, and educational spending is being cut because it is still MASSIVELY BLOATED here in California.

      We also have substantially cut welfare spending with an 8% across the board cut recently and PLAN MANY MORE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING THIS YEAR AND IN COMING YEARS here in California.

      California ALWAYS LEADS THE WAY IN THE US and the federal government needs to do exactly what we have done here in California and if they did so they would actually be able to BALANCE THE FEDERAL BUDGET just as we have balanced our State budget.

      Not only have we balanced our budget, but we have MOVED IT BACK INTO SURPLUS here in California and serve as a SHINING EXAMPLE OF PROPER AND PRUDENT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the entire country and federal government to follow.

      • Under Dog

        ….like that kazillion dollar bullet train from one desert city to another?
        Aren’t there a bunch of federal taxpayer dollars being wasted on that project, too?
        Build your own stupid train-to-nowhere and stop taking my tax money.

      • Antiobamunist

        You do know that the Mexicans running the Legislature just introduced Legislation that gives Illegal Invaders Welfare Benefits, Food Stamps, Free Healthcare and Section 8 Housing right?
        The imaginary Surplus will be gone faster than you can No Habla Ingles.
        Smoke, meet Mirror.
        Don’t get me started on the $100,000,000 Unfunded Pension Plans that somehow, someway are no longer discussed by our Transparent Media.

  • Willum Jomes

    fluoride is poison. it says so right on the toothpaste. yet you morons insist its in your water. its a contact chemical. it does no good in your gut. wake up

    • fred

      thanks for that info…..meth mouth

      • Willum Jomes

        im here to serve humanity 🙂

        • cdw

          Rare, medium, or well done?

          • Willum Jomes

            as humanity likes it. on an individual basis…case by case if you will.

  • fred

    LOL…you Kali idiots are so screwed. It has come down to stealing water to survive because radical environmentalists (who care more about tiny animals than you) make the rules in Kali. And the enviro-police aren’t going after the 10s of millions of illegal squatters who use 60% of the water in your sad pitiful state…they’re coming after YOU for showering too long or flushing too much.

    It’s exactly what you clowns deserve for blindly voting for big brother gubment….you clueless idiots!

    • socalbeachdude

      Obviously, nobody is stealing water to “survive” but rather stealing water just like other property to MAKE A PROFIT BY TAKING SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T BELONG TO THEM FROM SOMEONE ELSE and that, of course, is a CRIME.

  • Marines1969

    I own a couple mobile home parks and we can catch a scrapper red handed with the $20 bucks of copper that will cost me $1000 to replace and the law will not do a damnn thing so now I have taken law into my own hands. Druggies and thieves need to be stopped cold! No one will miss them!

    • Willum Jomes

      fill em with lead baybee

      • Marines1969

        Seriously you would not believe the young and young adults of today! Totally worthless! Lazy and Incompetent! Little wonder why CEO’s want to hire foreign workers. We clean out the druggies and in moves the scrappers. It is a huge expensive circle!

        • Willum Jomes

          yup….a friend caught a tweeker goin thru the dumpster in his park the other day..the tweeker pulled out a fake gun on the dude and the dude pulled out a real one…lol…the tweeker walked away

          • silversarge

            he’s lucky – here we’d have shot him.

        • gehenna71

          CEOs in our enterprise really are after the foreign workers as opposed to millennials. They dress up, don’t need gimmicks to make them work, are brilliant and innovative, and they actually work! We love the diversity and work ethic.

      • mcian

        Talk about being a hypocrite!

    • doncalls

      Yah my friend moved to LA and he and his father started a business,grew to four stores and a warehouse with roughly 60 employees,they left three years ago due to the crime and taxes,,i feel for the good honest people in California.

      • Willum Jomes

        both of em?

        • doncalls

          LOL i see what you did there.

    • Dennis Johnson

      every once in a while one gets fried when they try a live wire…….

  • Willum Jomes

    I was just in Selma ca. thot you would like to know

  • doncalls

    You’re state teachers union owns land out in the desert,why i do not know but that thing has been picked over by your elected leaders doing fraud and the amount of retirement salaries are so huge and it is unfunded,,i doubt the state will be able to float bonds that much into the near future for anything.

  • Willum Jomes

    im not a tree hugger but if I happen to be walking in the woods and see a moist warm mossy knothole I may make love to it

    • fred

      …stick your finger in that hole first…there might be an angry squirrel

  • dontbesheeple

    Screw the delta smelt and other so called endangered species. People first.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? Everybody in California who “needs” or wants water is GETTING WATER and will CONTINUE TO GET WATER. As to the wonderful (and quite tasty!) Delta Smelt, the FEDERAL COURTS simply ruled that ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER CAN BE DIVERTED FROM NATURAL WATER COURSES and a certain amount of NATURAL WATER MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO FLOW IN THOSE COURSES which is a very reasonable decision or else all of the streams and rivers would totally run dry – obviously. Hellloooooo?

  • redneck55

    the scariest thing about the drought in california, is the liberals will start to infect the neighboring states with their poison.. I wonder if my state will consider building a boarder wall, we are going to need one!

    • doncalls

      There already here in Seattle,the jerks they brought Mexicans with them,these Californians are not enviro friendly do not let them fool you,they create garbage and build crapp houses with thin walls and are too lazy to mow their own lawns,we natives here hate em.

    • cdw

      The drought area is very large at this moment, encompassing most of California, Nevada, and the Navajo-Hopi animal grazing areas in Northeastern Arizona.

    • Willum Jomes

      yeah,they’ll git right on that you fureeek

  • garysco

    You have to love it.

    All the San Francisco/ Berkley wacko-hippy-enviro-libs (who have legally stopped almost everything that would mitigate adding 20 million more water drinkers to California in the last 30 years), are all drinking stolen Yosemite / Sierra Nevada water piped to them from the Hetch Hetchy reservoir that was built in 1934, before THEY took over enviro policy.

    But they don’t want any desalination plants along their “too beautiful to build anything” coastline.

    Dystopic???

    • UNCLEELMO

      San Francisco doesn’t steal Hetch Hetchy water! They pay the feds $30,000 a year for it!
      Besides, they only get 265,000 acre feet a year (or 80% of the city’s water supply).

  • Daniel Tripolar Montgomery

    Meth addicts around here steal copper wiring. The dump pays a shitload per ounce.

    • cdw

      Copper recycling is VERY lucrative.

    • fred

      it’s too bad that in kali you can’t give them lead too

    • KoffeeBarKitteh0o9

      Some of the shady ‘Cash for Gold’ places are getting in on this also, but they pay only half what the scrapyards do since the scrapyards out East now take your DL and ID and pay via a debit card.

  • fred

    Tens of millions of illegal squatters or mag. 10 earthquakes are no big deal to Kali’s ret/rded commie citizens…but all he|| breaks loose when there’s not enough water for their bongs.

  • Thomas

    Great…Just what this country needs is those commie liberals leaving California.

    • Willum Jomes

      86% of em headed straight to texazz

      • Sickofobola

        Close your borders!

  • Jack Buckmeir

    kill the children!!

    • Willum Jomes

      unless they are girls over 9 and hawt

  • ridesdressage

    California liberals: Proof positive that smoking dope and doing drugs destroys your brain.

  • California elected officials should be jailed for derelict of duty and breech of contract. The fringe left wing state gub-ment clung too tightly to the Nut Bagging anti-infrastructure ideology all the while watching water levels steadily decline as population sored. Hard Working Middle Class Americans will not shed a tear for the thirsty folks in CA since they deserve the gub-ment they voted and asked for.

    • doncalls

      Hey they love their freeways down there and their cars,Cali’s live half their lives in their cars,what a bunch of jerks.

      • bill_jackson

        don’t love the freeways much anymore, ridden on one lately. They’re worse than they were when I lived in “snow central” upstate NY

    • socalbeachdude

      What utterly asinine and mindbogglingly stupid assertions.

  • Thomas

    I wonder if Pelosi has her own reservoir for her vinyards..

    • Willum Jomes

      google it mewcher. do something for yourself…just once

  • Thomas

    I wouldn’t give a glass of water to a thirsty liberal. I hate those people in California!

    • Willum Jomes

      but youd let them suck your pee

    • doncalls

      They are a crazy bunch that is for sure,they treat their women like crap though lol,and everything is about image.

      • socalbeachdude

        Where do yo0u come up with such bogus nonsense, dude?

        • doncalls

          Lived in Newport beach for four years,Riverside for about a year and then i moved up to Palo Alto and was there for two years.

          • socalbeachdude

            So what? What difference does that make?

  • Thomas

    Does anyone remember years ago it used to be the “In” thing to live in CA?

    • doncalls

      They have those stupid advertisements up here in Wa state to come visit the place and everyone just rolls their eyes.

      • Thomas

        The commies will migrate north for Washingtons water!

      • Willum Jomes

        im in Vancouver…usa

        • Thomas

          You are nothing troll.

          • Willum Jomes

            your fascinated by me cuz I get more likes and replies by my fans lmfao

        • doncalls

          Bellevue Wa

          • Willum Jomes

            HEART

          • doncalls

            Yup my older brothers knew them,they used to play at the roller rink,,i have known Tate from Queensryche since HS.

          • Thomas

            LOL!

          • Willum Jomes

            COOL

          • Willum Jomes

            SNUCK IN A CLUB SOMEHOW WHEN I 19 IN 75 HERE IN VANCOUVER TO SEE EM…ALL ZEP IN THEM DAYS AND DAMN GOOD..

    • socalbeachdude

      California is the MOST POPULAR AND POPULATED STATED in the United States and we have more than 38.8 million residents here. Helllooooo?

  • Thomas Jefferson

    The Government wants to save the fish not the sheep.

    • fred

      Kali gubment slaughtering their own blind sheep is not such a bad idea

      • Thomas Jefferson

        Hitler did it to his SA.

  • vendome

    Eco-Idiots + Progressive/Lefties + Illegals + Corrupt Government = FAILED STATE.

    Democrats LOVE turning vibrant communities into thousands of Detroit’s.

    You voted for it California – Live with it.

  • doncalls

    Nevada is on borrowed time,i don’t know much about Colorado or Arizona but i know Texas will be in trouble too if this is what some geologists believe a 100 year drought.

    • Thomas Jefferson

      Mummification at the FEMA camps.

    • socalbeachdude

      We already got TORRENTIAL RAINS all over California this week. There is no “drought” at all, but rather just lower than normal rainfall which is always followed by MASSIVE MONSOONS as have been the case for the past 100+ years in California since rainfall began to be recorded. Helllloooooo?

  • Thomas

    What about the millions of Illegals sucking up all the resources? Im sure that has NOTHING to do with ANY problems in CA.

    • Willum Jomes

      THEN LEAVE

    • socalbeachdude

      First, the entire population of 38.8 million people in California only use 20% of the water consumed each year here in California whereas 80% of all water consumed here each year is consumed by agriculture.

      Second, the State of California has no authority or power over illegal aliens at all as the courts have ruled many times that is a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE and have repeatedly overturned laws by States including our proposition passed overwhelmingly years ago to cut off all services to illegal aliens.

      Third, although it won’t save any water of significance, I would suggest you you send a memo to Obola at the White House with your request.

  • mcian

    Mayhap it’s time to bring back western justice, shoot the thieves on sight and send a clear message that it’s not going to be tolerated… wait… this is California. Never mind, continue to bend over and take it.

    • Willum Jomes

      YOU GO FIRST HONEY
      ENJOY LIFE IN PRISON

      • mcian

        Ever hear of Shoot, Shovel, Shut Up?

        • Willum Jomes

          YOU GO FIRSTLOSER. ENJOY PRISON FOR LIFE AND SLEEPING WELL AT NIGHT HAHAHAHAHA

          • mcian

            Well, what we have here is a bona-fide california liberal hippie!

          • Willum Jomes

            WHO CARES WHAT U ARE. JUST STAY THERE IN YOUR HELLHOLE

          • mcian

            LOL! Struck a nerve did I? Bet you masturbate to Pelosi’s picture every night in Momma’s basement.

          • Willum Jomes

            NO. YOU DO! HAHAHA THEREITOLD U..JUSTLIKE U TOLD ME! GMTA!

          • mcian

            Oh, you showed me!

      • lookinoutforu

        Yeah! And stay away from the showers.

  • vendome

    Half of Mexico is living in California and the Eco-Idiots have regulated the state into dire straights.

    Kick out the illegals and vote out the corrupt Progressive/Left government.

  • Wile E. Coli

    ” interviewing farmworkers in Spanish,”

    Oh .. sheesh.

  • Willum Jomes

    I GOT MACAIN TO TAPOUT LMFAO

  • fred

    This is fricking hilarious when considering that 60% of Kali’s population are illegal squatters who don’t have to pay their water bills…and that those unpaid bills are being passed on to the blithering idiots who voted for allowing the foreigners to come and live for free. Pay up, idiots.

    there sure is plenty of fresh water over here. mmmm…this cool fresh clean water sure is good, and there’s no greasy mexican aftertaste.

    • socalbeachdude

      Those are preposterously false and utterly bogus assertions.

      • fred

        hi, f/g commie troll

  • Guest

    Look on the bright side. The lack of water is going to fall hardest on the Mexicans.

    • fred

      they’re used to it…and they don’t bathe

  • Jjj1965

    Saving the fish didn’t end so well for the people did it.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? Where do you come up with nonsense?

      Everybody in California who “needs” or wants water is GETTING WATER and will CONTINUE TO GET WATER. As to the wonderful (and quite tasty!) Delta Smelt, the FEDERAL COURTS simply ruled that ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER CAN BE DIVERTED FROM NATURAL WATER COURSES and a certain amount of NATURAL WATER MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO FLOW IN THOSE COURSES which is a very reasonable decision or else all of the streams and rivers would totally run dry – obviously. Hellloooooo?

  • doncalls

    socaldude i have seen your posts on all these places about this drought and i am going to inform you something.

    YOU ARE DELUSIONAL the southwest is in it’s fourth year of drought,there was ZERO,NONE,ZIP,ZILCH snowpack this year in the sierra’s i have a buddy that flew over them just a month ago he has been flying over them for almost 30 years and HAS NEVER EVER seen them like that before.

    • Willum Jomes

      CASCADES GOT A PITIFUL AMOUNT TOO.

      • doncalls

        There fine,it was looking like not a good year but the last month made up for it.

    • socalbeachdude

      False. We just had torrential rains ALL OVER THE STATE this week and are still trying to dry out from them. There is nothing that “works” about desalination at all and it is COST INEFFECTIVE and totally unnecessary. There is no need whatsoever to keep our water supply at 100% levels at all times and we have VAST CAPACITY in our network of water storage facilities and systems throughout the State.

      Moreover, agriculture CONSUMES 80% OF THE ANNUAL WATER SUPPLY HERE IN CALIFORNIA while being of NO REAL SIGNIFICANCE TO THE CALIFORNIA ECONOMY AT ALL and accounts for less than 2% of the $2.2 trillion a year GDP in California and it wouldn’t matter a hoot if 100% of any an all agricultural activities were shut down entirely here in California.

      Should water deficiencies continue over the next decade or so – which is HIGHLY UNLIKELY – then simply cutting back on water use allowed for agriculture or eliminating any water use for agriculture completely would instantly solve any supply issues for the 20% of annual supply presently used for the population here in California.

      • doncalls

        Oh so these rains have ended the drought,great!

        I will anticipate your posts in July when things get real bad,,tah tah.

        • socalbeachdude

          There will, of course, be vastly more rains coming this year with heavy deluges no doubt this Fall. Tonight here in SoCal it is very cloudy and looks like it is going to rain again. Personally, I am BEYOND FED UP WITH THE RAINS and we have had a VERY WET WINTER ERE IN SOCAL and I wish it would NEVER RAIN EVER AGAIN HERE IN CALIFORNIA.

          • cdw

            What?

            You hired a rainmaker to dance and send up fireworks?

    • fred

      ever notice that Sorebuttdude the clown likes giving himself upvotes??

      check his previous posts…

      • Willum Jomes

        SO? YOU BE A TRUE NEUROTIC. SEEK HELP

        • fred

          my help is asleep right now

  • David Harrison

    And you know it VVetbacks, cuz that’s just about all that’s left here in Mexifornia.

  • GreenBaggers should have abandon their anti-infrastructure Jihad decades ago, they could have done their fellow residents and state huge favor by starting ground work on desalination plant like Saudi Arabia did when faced with potable water shortages. Problem for the Left Nut GreenBaggers was building a desalination plant or building any plant for that matter meant disturbing soil and that will not happen on their watch. With that said, we really don’t care about your water issues, and no, you may not have sip from our garden hoses.

  • Willum Jomes

    THEY WANTOUR CHEMTRAILS AND OUR GUNS!

  • doncalls

    It will take years for desal plants to go online and then there will be court battles on where,you have to have them on the coast yah know,that very spendy beachfront property.

    Then there is the issue yah know of what to power them with.

    • fred

      they’re libs…let ’em die of thirst

    • socalbeachdude

      There will not be further desalination plants going on line other than at most the 3 that already exist as they are NOT COST EFFECTIVE nor are they needed or wanted at all here in California.

  • Doc Lemm

    Water is the new “oil”… Watch the big money players swoop in and grab all the water rights…

    • fred

      Tell them that i have a 3/4 acre deep pond that i will let go for $4 mill.

      • Doc Lemm

        You might be selling too cheap…

    • Willum Jomes

      NO THX

    • socalbeachdude

      False. Those water right are NO FOR SALE AT ANY PRICE and are controlled primarily by public entities. Moreover, water rates are REGULATED BY PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSIONS here in California and nobody can charge excessive rates for any utilities including water.

  • vendome

    Detroit was run by Progressive/Left governance for over 50 years.

    RESULT: Broken families, broken schools, welfare dependent, ruin, debt and bankruptcy.

    The Progressive Left BUILT THAT.

    Detroit is the perfect example of a Democratic ‘VILLAGE’.

    Democrats in California think a choo-choo train to nowhere is more valuable than water and an illegal alien invasion won’t drive them into bankruptcy.

    Idiots!

    • socalbeachdude

      Detroit’s financial issues are STRUCTURAL and have to do with the MASSIVE REDUCTION IN EMPLOYMENT OF THE US AUTO INDUSTRY and little to do with the government there attempting to deal with that problem as the population of Detroit has shrunk from over 2 million people in 1960 when it was the 4th largest city in the US to only about 750,000 people today.

      • vendome

        It was Progressive/Left policies that killed Detroit.

        It’s Progressive/Left policies that are killing Chicago.

        California is going right down the tubes behind Chicago.

        Scream all you want – I’ve seen Progressive/Left destruction in real time.

        • socalbeachdude

          Those are totally bogus assertions. What “killed” Detroit was the MASSIVE REDUCTION OF EMPLOYMENT in the auto industry there leaving a city built for 2 million people with an ongoing reduction of more than 1.2 million people over the past 40 years. OBVIOUSLY. Helllooooooooooo?

          As to California, it is by far the largest state economy in the US and is now a $2.2 trillion economy with the closest state being Texas with only a $1.5 trillion a year economy.

  • doncalls

    Ok socaldude you said i just came up with those numbers,here is your state auditor.

    The Department of Public Social Services issued nearly $639 million in welfare and food stamp benefits to illegal immigrant parents for their native-born children in 2013 – and $304 million so far in the first six months of 2014, according to an announcement by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

    The more than $300 million spent this year consisted of nearly $112 million in CalWORKs (welfare) and $192 million in CalFresh (food stamps). See graph below.

    At this pace, the total cost for the year will again exceed $600 million, Antonovich stated.

    He noted that more than 20% of the County’s public welfare funds are spent on illegal immigrants; plus, taxpayers spend more than $550 million on public safety, $500 million on healthcare, and hundreds of millions on education to support illegal immigrants in Los Angeles County.

    “Illegal immigration continues to cost County taxpayers nearly $2 billion dollars a year and siphons resources away from vital municipal services for legal immigrants and county residents,” said Antonovich.

    The county supervisor also criticized Gov. Jerry Brown for fast-tracking $3 million to provide legal representation to unaccompanied minors who illegally cross the border.

    “Any and all costs associated with Illegal immigration are a federal responsibility,” said Antonovich. “The state has already failed to reimburse local jurisdictions for unfunded mandates. The legislature should be pressing our federal representatives to reimburse for all costs associated with their failed immigration laws. This reckless policy is a flagrant abuse of state funds – especially when you consider the unmet needs of our own foster children and emancipated youth.”

    • doncalls
    • socalbeachdude

      California’s $2.2 trillion economy today is the seventh largest in the world, more than quadruple the $520 billion economy of 1963, adjusted for inflation.

      This state has survived many a catastrophe before — and defied the doomsayers who have regularly proclaimed the death of the California dream — as it emerged, often stronger, from the challenges of earthquakes, an energy crisis and, most recently, a budgetary collapse that forced years of devastating cuts in spending. These days, the economy is thriving, the population is growing, the state budget is in surplus, and development is exploding from Silicon Valley to San Diego.

      An estimated 38.8 million people live in California today, more than double the 15.7 million people who lived here in 1960, and the state’s labor force exploded to 18.9 million in 2013 from 6.4 million people in 1960.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html?_r=0

      • doncalls

        Look i know you love your state and you should and i am not attacking it or you i am just stating facts.

        • fred

          did you notice that Sorebuttdude the narcissist likes to give himself upvotes??

          • doncalls

            That’s ok,he is just defending his hometown we would too,i understand his frustration we from Seattle get called suicidal weirdos,junky’s people make fun of the rain ect ect lol.

        • socalbeachdude

          You are not stating “facts” but rather bogus assertions.

    • socalbeachdude

      The State of California has a VERY REAL SURPLUS in its State budget and that has been the case for years now since shortly after Jerry Brown became our Governor here.

      California solved its budgetary issues by a BLEND OF SUBSTANTIAL BUDGET SPENDING CUTS AND SIGNIFICANT TAX INCREASES that were voted into law by the majority of voters of California. Jerry Brown made it very clear that he would ONLY DO TAX INCREASES IF THEY WERE APPROVED BY A MAJORITY OF CALIFORNIA VOTERS.

      As to education, we have clearly learned that SPENDING MORE DOES NOT EQUATE AT ALL WITH BETTER OR MORE EFFECTIVE EDUCATION at all, and educational spending is being cut because it is still MASSIVELY BLOATED here in California.

      We also have substantially cut welfare spending with an 8% across the board cut recently and PLAN MANY MORE CUTS IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING THIS YEAR AND IN COMING YEARS here in California.

      California ALWAYS LEADS THE WAY IN THE US and the federal government needs to do exactly what we have done here in California and if they did so they would actually be able to BALANCE THE FEDERAL BUDGET just as we have balanced our State budget.

      Not only have we balanced our budget, but we have MOVED IT BACK INTO SURPLUS here in California and serve as a SHINING EXAMPLE OF PROPER AND PRUDENT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY for the entire country and federal government to follow.

  • derdagian1

    Welfare checks just don’t buy enough water Bring in more illegals Make it Worse!!!!

    • socalbeachdude

      You must not be aware that 80% of California’s annual water supply is consumed by AGRICULTURE. Hellllloooooooooooooooo?

      • The Mighty Schwinn

        So, you can give the delta smelt all the water you “feel” they need if you just don’t eat?

        • derdagian1

          Thirst and Starvation? Democrats are right on schedule and by the book!

        • Ballzo

          If the farmer’s don’t pay a fair price, they will grow the wrong crops. Rice and almonds should not be grown in the desert, period.

          • socalbeachdude

            Why not grow rice WHEN THERE IS PLENTY OF WATER HERE IN CALIFORNIA MOST ALL OF THE TIME to grow those crops? What do you want to do with all of the excess water? Bottle it for posterity? WATER IS A RENEWABLE AND REPLENISHABLE RESOURCE. Those kinds of crops, particularly rice, CAN BE REDUCED OR ELIMINATED WHEN WATER SUPPLIES ARE LOW.

            Those kinds of decisions are all about proper crop management on a COST-BENEFIT BASIS

          • Ballzo

            You cannot know a priori whether rice is an appropriate crop. Only when you end farmer’s water subsidies can we know whether rice is an appropriate crop.

            Central planning will fail here as it has failed everywhere else.

      • bill_jackson

        and your solution is to shut them off? that’ll be interesting.

        Take a ride down I-5 lately from Sacramento to LA?

        • Ballzo

          They’re free to buy the water, but if you come to Oregon demanding it gratis I’ll shoot you between the eyes. It’s bad enough CA steals water from 7 states and Mexico.

          • socalbeachdude

            False. California does not “steal water” from any other state at all, but PAYS ON CONTRACT for water it acquires from other states. Helllllloooooooooooooooo?

          • Ballzo

            This is demonstrably false. Water in the west is allocated according to politics and special interests.

            http://mises.org/blog/american-west-water-political-weapon

            and yes, both parties are in on the scam.

        • socalbeachdude

          I never go up to that backwards cow town.

  • Valmont

    Cali may have no water but they are drowning in unfunded liabilities, to the tune of several hundred billion dollars.

    • doncalls

      Uh huh,so are many other states,Illinois is going to implode didnt Chicagos Bond lending rate go to junk status recently?

      • socalbeachdude

        Yes, Chicago’s municipal bonds are now rated JUNK just as Meredith Whitney predicted years ago. And Illinois is the MOST BANKRUPT STATE in the entire country.

        • doncalls

          You have read Whitney? interesting.

          • socalbeachdude

            Meredith has been predicting the huge defaults coming in the municipal bond markets since around 2008 and that is now increasingly become a huge problem on a massive scale as the financial conditions of municipalities and states worsens dramatically and as liquidity dries up in the bond markets.

            Liquidity crisis could spark the next financial crash

            Liquidity is generally taken to mean the ease with which an investor can quickly buy or sell a security without moving its price. As regulation of banks tightens, the liquidity, particularly of European and US credit markets, has evaporated, prompting a host of regulators and central banks to sound warnings about the difficult trading environment.

            A rate hike by the US Federal Reserve, which would be the first since 2006, could trigger turmoil. Given the bond market is much larger than the equity market, and investors have piled into fixed income in recent years, fears are growing that when credit investors attempt to sell bonds en masse, the illiquidity in the market has the potential to cause a crisis of a similar magnitude to the credit crunch.

            http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/markets/11487546/Liquidity-crisis-could-spark-the-next-financial-crash.html

    • socalbeachdude

      First, California has the largest water resources of any state and the largest population and the largest agricultural production and is now a $2.2 trillion a year economy. Our reservoirs are over 50% full with water to last for many, many years.

      Second, there is no such thing as “unfunded liabilities” as they are ALWAYS OFFSET WITH FUTURE REVENUES including bond issuances if necessary and are not even liabilities until and unless they are realized.

      Heloooooooooooo?

      • The Mighty Schwinn

        Funny, the people who are supposed to know what they are talking about are saying one year for the water…

        As for the liabilities, sure, spend all you want, go nuts, just pass off the bill to future generations, they will probably want to be debt slaves…

        • socalbeachdude

          Obviously, any dolts saying that DON’T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST BIT OF A CLUE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT and are SEVERELY MATH-CHALLENGED as well as REALITY AND FACT CHALLENGED.

      • bill_jackson

        you are insane

        learn something about the present value of money and the rate at which promises have been made to people in the future and the contributions to pay for those promises are not enough to cover them.

        And of course they’ll be paid with future revenues, but then there will be nothing left for other things.

        as an example, by 2020 the federal budget of about 20% of GDP will be entirely consumed by payments on SS, Medicare, medicaid and interest on the debt. That leaves NOTHING for anything else. Greece, here we come

        • socalbeachdude

          As to pensions, obviously THOSE CAN AND WILL BE REDUCED AS TO PAYMENTS IN THE FUTURE AS NECESSARY as is now being done in Detroit and a number of other case around the country.

          The current federal government budget spends around $4 trillion a year while federal revenues are only about $3 trillion a year which is one third short of expenses which is why the US government is running about a $1 trillion a year federal deficit.

          The only way to solve that is to 1) RAISE TAXES BY 33%, or 2) CUT FEDERAL SPENDING BY 25%, or 3) SOME COMBINATION OF 1 and 2.

          • vendome

            California pension problems will be solved in bankruptcy. Just like Detroit.

      • Ballzo

        According to Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory senior water cycle scientist Jay Famiglietti, California has one year of water left.

        Also, California is bleeding businesses, a trend which is only accelerating due to the high regulatory burden and tax rates. Just google “businesses leaving California”

        • socalbeachdude

          Well, obviously that dolt is an UTTER IMBECILE AND IDIOT who can’t even begin to do simple math. California has YEARS OF WATER LEFT IF NOT DECADES if the rate of usage is slowed and IT WILL ALL BE REPLENISHED TO OVERFLOWING LEVELS WELL PRIOR TO THEN AS HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE.

          • Ballzo

            “will be replenished…”

            Funny how that hasn’t happened in years. In fact, past dry periods have lasted for more than 200 years.

            The bottom line is without a functioning water market (instead of this water socialism we have today, which BOTH parties support), we cannot rationally distribute water.

      • Valmont

        Well, when the water runs out you will be totally OK.
        You’ll just keep on drinking the Kool-Aid.

  • doncalls

    socaldude you are aware much of that money California gets is from,,,wait for it,,,waaaiiittt.

    OIL!

    • socalbeachdude

      While California is the third largest oil producing state in the US, California is a net importer of oil. It
      produces only about 37.2 percent of the petroleum it uses. In 2007, the
      state spent nearly $50 billion for gasoline and $9.7 billion for
      diesel. Petroleum-based fuels account for 96 percent of the state’s transportation needs. The total amount of oil produced in California does add to the State’s GDP but is not much more significant than the 2% of the State’s $2.2 trillion GDP contributed by agriculture.

  • More unintended consequences from Marxist policies.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? What “Marxist policies” are you talking about? Groucho’s?

      • vendome

        You are a screaming Liberal. No reasoning – just screaming.

        Sad!

        • socalbeachdude

          I am not a “liberal” at all, but rather a very fiscally conservative socialist.and always adhere to facts, realities, and VERY SOUND REASONING on any and all issues.

          • vendome

            Conservative Socialist? Oxymoron!

            You’re just another Progressive Leftie shouting about how right your are on ALL things.

            People are SO sick of it.

          • socalbeachdude

            You obviously have very little comprehension of political ideologies or facts or realities, dude or dudette, based on your absurd assertions. So, here’s a brief lession in socialism for you:

            The world’s first documented TRUE SOCIALIST was Jesus of Nazareth who taught all who would listen that the WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE IF PEOPLE CARED ABOUT OTHERS AND SHARED WHAT THEY HAD WITH OTHERS.

            This was HERESY to the pharisees and the world’s first bankers who were the “money changes” in the temples and he was persecuted and sentenced to death upon a cross for his radical notions.

            During his brief 33 year lifetime, Jesus demonstrated many times the virtues of socialism, including feeding the hungry masses with bread, fish, and wine.

            Jesus was a philosopher like the famous Greek philosophers Socrates, Aristotle, and Plato, as opposed to being an economist and politician. Jesus was not opposed to taxation by the government and clearly stated “render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and render unto God what is God’s.”

            The socialist beliefs advocated by Jesus of Nazareth became the fundamental basis upon which the entire Christian religion was founded.

            The word “socialism” itself, did not come into public parlance until about 1800 years later when Karl Marx popularized it in his books, “The Communist Manifesto” in 1848 and “Das Kapital” in 1867, which brought in highly political overtones to socialism and advocated it as the best basis in his view for the political and social structure of countries. What Karl focused on what the government SEIZING THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION and sharing that means with all of the citizens of a country with was the ANTITHESIS OF CAPITALISM where the means of production was held by a limited private class which controlled it and used the rest of the citizens to work those means of production with the benefits flowing to those who owned those means of production

            The latter is essentially what we have today with CORPORATIONS CONTROLLING ALL OF THE MAJOR MEANS OF PRODUCTION in the US and globally with nearly all of the benefits of those means of production flowing to the shareholders of those corporations.

            There has NEVER BEEN SUCH CONCENTRATION IN A FEW HANDS OF THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION OF SOCIETY than what we have today in the US and globally, which is the reason, of course, why wealth becomes ever more concentrated at the top for those who own those means of production (the shareholders) than ever seen before in the entire history of the world.

          • vendome

            Stick it in your ear child.

            You’re a Progressive/Leftie that screams, demands, mandates, and forces your foolish and destructive wants on everyone else.

            People are sick of it.

          • socalbeachdude

            I would suggest you educate yourself on political ideologies before throwing bogus and vacuous labels regarding those around when you obviously have zero comprehension as to political ideologies. As to people, WHAT PEOPLE ARE YOU REFERRING TO?

          • Ballzo

            Actually, socialism is inherently conservative. Liberal used to be synonymous with laissez faire.

  • The Mighty Schwinn

    So, CA does not have enough water for all of the illegal aliens?

    • vendome

      NOPE!

    • socalbeachdude

      First, the entire population of 38.8 million people in California only use 20% of the water consumed each year here in California whereas 80% of all water consumed here each year is consumed by agriculture.

      Second, the State of California has no authority or power over illegal aliens at all as the courts have ruled many times that is a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISSUE and have repeatedly overturned laws by States including our proposition passed overwhelmingly years ago to cut off all services to illegal aliens.

      Third, although it won’t save any water of significance, I would suggest you you send a memo to Obola at the White House with your request.

  • Rocky

    I love how taxpayers spend fortunes for the police and when crime happens the police beg helplessness.

  • fred

    Rodney King would be beat again if the enviro-cops found out he wasted water

  • Lisa martin

    Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land.

    Hosea 4:1

    here is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.

    Hosea 4:2

    Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away; the beasts of the field, the birds in the sky and the fish in the sea are swept away.

    Hosea 4:3

    • socalbeachdude

      This is not a proper or appropriate venue at all for your religious views and quotes. Helllllllllooooooooooooooooooooo?

  • Lisa martin

    satan comes to steal.kiII and destroy and so does his son the filthy gay muslim 0bama…

    BOOK OF DANIEL

    The King Who Exalts Himself

    36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place. 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. 38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts. 39 He will attack the mightiest fortresses with the help of a foreign god and will greatly honor those who acknowledge him. He will make them rulers over many people and will distribute the land at a price.[d]

    40 “At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood. 41 He will also invade the Beautiful Land. Many countries will fall, but Edom, Moab and the leaders of Ammon will be delivered from his hand. 42 He will extend his power over many countries; Egypt will not escape. 43 He will gain control of the treasures of gold and silver and all the riches of Egypt, with the Libyans and Cushites[e] in submission. 44 But reports from the east and the north will alarm him, and he will set out in a great rage to destroy and annihilate many. 45 He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at[f] the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.

    2 Thessalonians 2:8

    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

    • socalbeachdude

      Why are you putting such utterly irrelevant rubbish up here on an article about a Crime Wave in Farm Country in California related to water?

  • Lisa martin

    The real danger to America is not just a filthy muslim sodomite by the name of Obama alone, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a filthy sodomite like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of a gay Obama presidency than to restore the necessary,commonsense ,Godliness and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a creature for their president or any democrat.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr.gay muslim Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the gay fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. “The Republic can survive a gay Obama, who is, after all, merely a gay fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made this gay muslim creature their President.

    • socalbeachdude

      Outrageous and consequently FLAGGED.

  • Angie Wooten

    The more illegals the less resources.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? LABOR IS A RESOURCE, so the more illegals the GREATER THE RESOURCES in California, particularly for the agricultural, construction, hospitality, landscaping, and ranching industries.

      Hellloooooooooooooooooooo?

  • The Mighty Schwinn

    As long as the Delta smelt are happy, nothing else matters.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? Everybody in California who “needs” or wants water is GETTING WATER and will CONTINUE TO GET WATER. As to the wonderful (and quite tasty!) Delta Smelt, the FEDERAL COURTS simply ruled that ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF WATER CAN BE DIVERTED FROM NATURAL WATER COURSES and a certain amount of NATURAL WATER MUST BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TO FLOW IN THOSE COURSES which is a very reasonable decision or else all of the streams and rivers would totally run dry – obviously. Hellloooooo?

      • The Mighty Schwinn

        Soooo… If, hypothetically what you said were true, why the water restrictions?

        • socalbeachdude

          Huh? Water restrictions on usage are a PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE because it is NOT KNOWN HOW LONG LOW RAINFALL AND SNOW CONDITIONS WILL LAST and the water supplies in California – while ENORMOUS – are down to 50% of their capacity. BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY when it comes to using water.

          Many of us – if not most of us – in California have drastically reduced water consumption by 20% ore more on a VOLUNTARY BASIS over the past 4 years since the low rain conditions started. The last major drought (lack of rain and snow falls) in the 1970s lasted 7 YEARS after which we had a long period of TORRENTIAL MONSOONS here in California.

          There is nothing to get worked up and hysterical about right now about California’s water supplies, BUT IT IS PRUDENT TO CONSERVE WATER WHEREVER POSSIBLE TO ENSURE THE WATER SUPPLIES ARE DIMINISHED AS LITTLE AS POSSIBLE until we get major precipitation conditions again here in California. That may come as early as this Fall, and may not arrive in sufficient capacities for 3 or more years.

          • The Mighty Schwinn

            So, you are saying your state officials are lying?

          • socalbeachdude

            Lying about what? Jerry has definitely JUMPED THE SMELT with hysteria on this matter, but they are correct that there needs to be significant conservation of water until our water supplies here are replenished significantly by rain and snow over the coming years.

  • Brian Duffy

    Great plan, Jerry. Congrats.

  • Thomas Taylor

    Metal salvage is what happens when chain migration, family reunification, overbreeding and drug cartels are allowed to run wild. Along with legacy rights.

    California’s rice farmers continue to flood their fields and apparently have unlimited drilling rights. Even to the point of denying tap water to neighbors. Meanwhile people laugh, especially those in less water-challenged states.

    When it really just goes to prove that Al Gore was right all along. And that as much as the GOP has been marginalized in California their nasty thumb-weight is still to blame.

    • Meathead Rob Lowe

      Please do not breed bro!!!!!

    • socalbeachdude

      Very little rice is grown here in California.

      • Brian Duffy

        Actually, it’s quite a bit.

        • socalbeachdude

          California’s rice production is a $5 billion industry in the State’s $2.2 trillion economy with an employment of about 25,000 people out of the State’s 38.8 million residents.

          The California Rice Commission has an extensive web site which discusses further details including drought issues at:

          http://calrice.org/industry/about-crc

          • Brian Duffy

            So, $5 billion isn’t much. Got it.

          • socalbeachdude

            Correct, $5 billion is a tiny and very trivilal amount of money in California’s $2.2 TRILLION a year economy. All of agriculture in California is actual quite insignificant as it only ads up to about $45 billion a year hear in California and if all agriculture were to be shut down entirely that 2% reduction in California’s $2.2 trillion GDP would barely be noticed.

          • Brian Duffy

            It would to the agri folks. Go back to your beach.

          • socalbeachdude

            Well, the agricultural industry simply doesn’t matter in the big picture much at all. Moreover, they are the BIGGEST ATTRACTORS OF ILLEGAL ALIENS and if the agricultural industry were to be shut down over water issues in the State then we would see a huge SELF DEPORTATION BY ILLEGALS OUT OF CALIFORNIA which would be an entirely legal way to get of them that the federal government could not do anything about.

          • Brian Duffy

            Yes…food doesn’t matter. Those iPhone’s and crappy movies and all the oil production is much more important. Back them out of your GDP and reality might set in. Nice, the way you distract from your own discussion. I agree that illegals should not be here, but, we were talking about rice production. Stay on point, or, stay on the beach. Have a nice day.

          • socalbeachdude

            The less food that people eat, the better. We have an enormous issue with obesity in America which is now rivaling Qatar for the title of the world’s fattest population.

            There are no foods that are grown here in California that can’t be grown just as well if not better and much cheaper elsewhere and nearly all, if not all, foods can be grown outside the US and imported into California at much lower cost than growing any of those foods here in California.

            We already get much of our produce here in Southern California from Mexico, Chile, and Peru and it would but the water consumption here annually by 80% if all agriculture of any kind were to be banned in in our lovely State.

      • Thomas Taylor

        According to some presumably GOP-friendly, progressively unfriendly web site California rice farms use over 8 trillion litres of water each year. That sounds like a lot to me. Two trillion gallons of water… or roughly 40,000 gallons per Californian. Or like a year’s supply of water for everybody, just for the rice farmers.

        Google – California rice farmers water usage

        • socalbeachdude

          Water supply delivery is OBVIOUSLY NOT MEASURED IN LITERS BUT RATHER IN ACRE FEET which constitute 1 unit of water on everyone’s water bills.

          8 trillion liters of water equals 6,485,706 acre feet.

          • Thomas Taylor

            Regardless it is over 100 gallons per day for everybody. Sounds like George McGovern. Just d the rice farmers and the problem is solved.

          • socalbeachdude

            Water used for rice production in California is not a particularly large portion of the more than 80% of all annual water supply n the State used for agricultural purposes. For specific details regarding rice, see the information provided by the California Rice Commission at:

            http://calrice.org/

        • Irrelevant! Most of the rice farms are located near the Sacramento river, where the water they remove, is returned via replenishing ground water or directly to the river system.
          They are not stealing anything, it is the state stealing their water rights.

          Keep in mind, rice farms are beneficial to migrating birds, that have used these flood plains for tens of thousands of years.
          What the state is doing, is removing a natural habitat.

    • The Mighty Schwinn

      WHAT was All Gore ever right about?

      But yes, good liberal sheep always blame Republicans for the actions of the dims.

    • derdagian1

      Ali Goof Global warming Fraud is disproved.

  • derdagian1

    Give thy water
    give thy money
    give thy guns
    think approved thoughts only

  • fedup

    FO.. all of them and just do as the corrupt ….libs do and do what you want to do!!!!!!

  • jrford

    If kids in Kalifornia set up lemonade stands on the corners, will the water police bust them?

    • Thomas Taylor

      Maybe they could outlaw those super-sized slurpies

      • The Mighty Schwinn

        Do it for the Smelt.

        • socalbeachdude

          Delta Smelt are adorable little fishes, and quite tasty too!

    • The Mighty Schwinn

      If they don’t have a business license, health inspections, environmental impact surveys, a certified recycling program, a compliance officer, tax withholding and a sign permit, they will get busted for not being good goose steppers long before they get to the water.

    • socalbeachdude

      Obviously, it is illegal for any vendor to set up any kind of stand to sell anything on a street without a valid license and/or permit.

      • NSSA3Way

        Thank ewe Komrade.

    • NSSA3Way

      Probably beat them first…if they survive the beating they’ll have to pay the fines.

  • akatom3565

    How much of that is connected to illegal grow operations ?

    • socalbeachdude

      What is an “illegal grow operation?”

      • akatom3565

        Marijuana grows that are not legally operated.

    • Ballzo

      At least Marijuana is an economically viable crop, unlike almonds, rice, or cotton.

      • OwebammaLies

        Growing pot isn’t ‘green’, come to find out. And if gooberment controlled pot is your main concern, please forfeit your voter ID.

        • Ballzo

          Who are you quoting when you typed “green”?

          I’m for getting the government out of all decisions of what crops to grow and who should have the water, unlike both parties.

          • OwebammaLies

            My profuse apologizes for the typo. I had no idea you have no skills in discernment and or comprehension. Luckily, my typos can be corrected, your anal-retention … not so much.

      • akatom3565

        Ok so you are telling me that their is some econnomic gain by stealing water, growing marijuana illegally. No employees paying taxes, no company paying taxes, not paying property or sales tax. All the crops stated above the farmers, employees of the farm and processing plants contribute money and taxes to the local economy. They only contribution to illegal drugs is a slight contribution to video games and fast food. I am trying to be nice but unless your talking about legal weed any thing from illegal grows is just a drain on government funds. I am sure you will come back with how pot is so good with all of your supportive arguments but that is yet to be determined over time not just a boost in tax revenue that we see now.

  • darkcloudsgathering

    Hey, Obama has the right idea of how to fix the water shortage……..just import 5 million illegals.

  • Craig

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. California has it in Spades. They have a cancer that is spreading.

    • socalbeachdude

      Huh? What are you talking about? Conserving water is a good thing and lowers everybody’s cost for water.

      • Craig

        Reading your other posts, I assumed you wouldn’t know what I meant.

        • socalbeachdude

          Huh, dude? You didn’t say anything of substance.

          • Craig

            Lets put it this way: You are a petulant no-nothing that feels a need to reply any comments that you disagree with. This is called self aggrandizement. You get no thumbs up, but keep coming back for more punishment.

          • vendome

            Socal is a Progressive/Leftie that screams, demands, mandates and forces his foolish and destructive wants on everyone else.

            People are sick of it.

          • socalbeachdude

            I am merely a REALIST AND PRAGMATIST who uses COMMON SENSE and bases analysis on facts and realities removed from emotional nonsense, unlike you who appears to want to attach vacuous and meaningless labels to everything and everyone rather than dealing with actual facts and realities and sound analysis, dude or dudette.

          • vendome

            You just proved my point.

          • socalbeachdude

            And what “point” would that be?

          • Brian Duffy

            Oh brother…

          • socalbeachdude

            Amusing that you don’t even comprehend that there is no such word as “no-nothing” and that the proper term, of course, is “KNOW-NOTHING,” which certainly does appear to be an affliction affecting YOU, dude.

      • Brian Duffy

        What?! The water companies will raise their rates because they are selling less water and still have the same overheads. You really don’t know anything!

        • socalbeachdude

          All of the rates charged by the 400+ water districts and the water service companies are REGULATED BY THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION. Overhead costs are a very low percentage of their operating costs, and the California Public Utilities Commission takes all factors into account when approving any amended rates to ensure that they are sufficient but not excessive.

          • Brian Duffy

            On Monday, go to the doctor and tell them you suspect you have dain bramage. If it’s not too late, they may be able to help.

          • OwebammaLies

            Bay Area Water Agencies Consider Rate Hikes to Combat … (breitbart)

            The Real Cost of California’s Drought – Bloomberg View – Apr 2, 2015 – As California heads into its fourth year of drought, Governor Jerry Brown … for local utilities to raise rates, that would still leave water in the state ..

            Why Your Water Bill Will Likely Increase – NBC News.com

            …. researching info is easy enough for even a liberal shill like you to accomplish.

          • socalbeachdude

            Rate increase would only be approved by the California Public Utilities Commission IF THE WATER DISTRICTS AND WATER SERVICES COMPANIES HAVE TO PAY MORE TO ACQUIRE WATER. No rate increases would be allowed until and unless those circumstances occur.

      • Ballzo

        Nobody is going to conserve water unless those cost savings are private and aren’t socialized.

  • vendome

    Welcome to the Environmental Corrupt Cabal that has ruined California.

    All because of a Global Warming/Climate Change hoax.

    Wake up America – or California will be your future.

    • socalbeachdude

      What inane and asinine – not to mention totally bogus – assertions.

      • vendome

        There’s been no global warming for over 18 years.

        The entire Global Warming/Climate Change scam was built on 15 years of failed climate models.

        The entire world is aware of the failed climate models and that this entire scam is nothing more than a global tax and redistribution scheme.

        This isn’t science – it’s fraud.

  • NSSA3Way

    Shower??? Who needs a stinking Shower??? I’ll tell you who needs a shower…all those stinking Smelt, they smell like fish and taste like crap.

    • socalbeachdude

      False. Delta Smelt are very tasty particularly with saffron and cilantro!

    • Craig

      Smelliest State in the union.

  • Craig

    NY and and California are the first turd world States. Jerry Brown outs will be coming soon.

    • socalbeachdude

      That is an extremely bogus and extraordinarily stupid assertion.

      California’s $2.2 trillion economy today is the seventh largest in the world, more than quadruple the $520 billion economy of 1963, adjusted for inflation.

      This state has survived many a catastrophe before — and defied the doomsayers who have regularly proclaimed the death of the California dream — as it emerged, often stronger, from the challenges of earthquakes, an energy crisis and, most recently, a budgetary collapse that forced years of devastating cuts in spending. These days, the economy is thriving, the population is growing, the state budget is in surplus, and development is exploding from Silicon Valley to San Diego.

      An estimated 38.8 million people live in California today, more than double the 15.7 million people who lived here in 1960, and the state’s labor force exploded to 18.9 million in 2013 from 6.4 million people in 1960.

      http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/us/california-drought-tests-history-of-endless-growth.html?_r=0

      • GetTheHellOutOfDodge

        You’re still turd world.

  • socalbeachdude

    Water usage in California really comes down to COMMON SENSE and COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS at this stage in California. The State has been relatively DRY FOR 4 YEARS. The last dry spell in the 1970s lasted 7 years after which came TORRENTIAL MONSOONS for a number of years in the 1980s. Those kinds of cycles have ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE HERE IN CALIFORNIA since the dawn of time and have been clearly documented by the rain fall records which have been kept over the past 100+ years.

    There is nothing unusual at all about the present situation with water here in California except that the State now has more than 38.8 million residents who use about 20% of the annual water supply and a sizable agricultural industry which uses about 80% of the annual water supply while contributing only about 2% to the State’s annual GDP of $2.2 trillion which amounts to about $45 billion a year.

    Most all of the water consumed by residents is for LANDSCAPING purposes and totally turning off all residential sprinkler and other water systems would cut the amount of water usage by residents about 80% or even more. Many of us have done just that or cut back the timers and frequencies very significantly for landscaping. That results in very substantial cost savings on water bills. My latest water bill for my one-third acre property was less than $15 whereas when the automatic watering system consisting of 12 gate values and 3 separate times is running in normal mode, the water bill is around $180 per month. The downside, of course, is less green (or brown) lawn areas and the passing away of certain plants.

    Simply VOLUNTARILY USING COMMON SENSE as to water usage is by far the best way to conserve water and reduce costs here in California, and tens of millions of us have done just that over the past 4 years and will do even more to alleviate depletion of water reserves over the coming year and perhaps years until once again TORRENTIAL MONSOONS RETURN and fully replenish the water supplies.

    • nofanofislam

      IF there were MORE RESERVOIRS allowed to be built, THEN there would be FAR MORE WATER STORAGE in the State for when the DRY times happen, but, the EPA won’t allow it.

    • GetTheHellOutOfDodge

      And here it is you lieberals have been claiming global warming/climate change. Now you say it’s all “normal cycles” Hypocrites.

  • OwebammaLies

    Too bad stupid politicians – including the most destructive President in American history – cannot be held accountable. When you choose protecting smelt and illegals over legal tax paying citizens, you should be immediately fired AND fined.

    • socalbeachdude

      Accountable for what? The skies not sending down rain and snow?

      • OwebammaLies

        Abject stupidity and liberal prog insanity is killing America. And thank you for providing proof of my statement all over this comment section.

        • socalbeachdude

          False. It is certainly not “Marxism” or “socialism” that ruined the United states, but rather UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM which is totally out of control. Isn’t that blatantly obvious?

          • Brian Duffy

            No.

          • GetTheHellOutOfDodge

            Blah, blah, blah. Some old left-wing extremist rhetoric.

          • Brian Duffy

            I think we people up here in Norcal ought to turn off your water. You’ll sing a different song then.

          • JackBootedThug

            “Capitalism” gave you the computer that you’re using to post idiotic comments. Idiot.

          • Tom

            WRONG: OwebammaLies wrote about abject stupidity and liberal prog insanity and you changed it to Marxism.
            “UNBRIDLED CAPITALISM” The capitalism is not unbridled. There are multi-billion dollar agencies in the Federal Government that spend all of their time tinkering with the businesses in this country. Every year there are 70,000 to 90,000 new pages of regulations adding to the burdens of anyone attempting to involve themselves in capitalist activities.
            Unbridled?…..hardly

        • Tom

          Abject stupidity and liberal prog insanity are redundant.

          • OwebammaLies

            That is the point. The looney left never gets that.

          • Tom

            I’m with you on that. It is interesting to watch them. It’s even fun to try to engage them once in a while. But it gets old pretty quickly when they constantly change the subject and then attack.

          • OwebammaLies

            Indeed … Deflection, derision, lies, and denial are the bread and butter of their existence. Without them, the left would have no response.

  • azgirl

    Marxists are good at creating scarcity.

    • socalbeachdude

      Water is a natural resource that is replenished by rain and snow and the frequency with which those fall has nothing whatsoever – obviously – to do with any political ideologies.

      • GetTheHellOutOfDodge

        But the preservation of water, through reservoirs and viaducts are related to political ideologies.

    • Ballzo

      Aren’t both parties fighting the creation of a water market?

      Only prices which are too low create shortages.

      • OwebammaLies

        Prices, population growth, asinine NON planning, weather patterns, and lack of common sense in general ALL contribute to water woes and more.

        • Ballzo

          It was planning which got us to this point.

          • OwebammaLies

            You call planning to not plan for drought contingencies – to refuse logic thought and facts as a basis for actions/measures to be taken as success???

            Carry on.

  • nofanofislam

    Cal has been being ABUSED by the MANIAC ‘ENVIRO WACKOS’ of the DemonRat Party that captured the management of the EPA to do their bidding, forcing BILLIONS of GALLONS of FRESH WATER to be flush away into the San Francisco Bay all in a bid to preserve the, possibly already extinct, ‘SNAIL DARTER’ fish, just a thumb-sized little fish that the WORLD can do without, just like it does without the DINOSAURS and all the other extinct species, too weak to survive any longer in this World.
    If not for the EPA MADNESS there would be PLENTY of FRESH WATER in the reservoirs and, there would be MORE RESERVOIRS that would have been built to accommodate the burgeoning POPULATION that the POTUS keeps IMMIGRATING.

  • vendome

    EPA = Poverty and Scarcity by Government Regulation

  • Craig

    The chickens have come home to roost.

    • socalbeachdude

      What chickens?

  • nofanofislam

    The VILE DEMON-RAT PARTY has so bad-mouthed PIPELINES that nobody has even PROPOSED building some fresh water pipelines to supply the WEST with some of the MASSIVE overabundance of fresh water from the EAST…..which otherwise goes to waste into the ATLANTIC OCEAN and GULF of MEXICO.

  • Wonder if we can get the Koch Brothers to approve moving the Keystone Pipeline plans and have it move water rather than Canadian black goo? At least if there’s a leak, it will make the grass grow taller! Who knows…. water might sell for more per bbl than oil!

    • OwebammaLies

      Oh lookey … another liberal shill trying to get his daily dose of hate in.

      ‘WAR ON WIMMINS – GLOBULL WARMING “

      • We have studied your political subspecies for some time and have concluded that common sense is a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden.

        • OwebammaLies

          Did you protest the Charles Koch Foundation when you found out it underwrites research and teaching at Brown, Mount Holyoke, Sarah Lawrence, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Vassar, and some 245 other colleges? NO??

          Ok, did you protest the Charles Koch Foundation when you found out the underwriting also includes a speaker series, reading group, and essay contest at the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Harry Reid’s home state? No??

          Well then SURELY you had a hissy fit when you found out Koch Industries (which offers same-sex spousal benefits to its legally married employees) also donated $814,000 to the Kansas State University Office of Diversity to assist “historically under-represented students.”, right No????
          Hmmm – ok I get it – you flipped out upon realizing thise greedy capitalists fund cures and treatments.

          And I’ll wager you’ll stroke out upon learning they gave $100 million for cancer research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, $100 million for a new ambulatory care center at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and donated $100 million in 2008 to modernize the former New York State Theater at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center, home to the New York City Ballet and the New York City Opera

          WOW – those eeevviill 1%’ers

          • You apparently haven’t read that when Koch hands out money to schools, it comes with strings…. they want conservative professors hired to get into the students heads…and yes those students do pay tuition for the libertarian propaganda.

            IT’s small money. ITs talking points to impress people like you. Meanwhile he’s crashing the middle class. You’re clearly on the wrong side when you say “WOW – those eeevviill 1%’ers”.

            if you don’t say “”WOW – WE eeevviill 1%’ers” YOU are the fools. Kochs buy their friends and they have the money to do it. We’re lucky here in the midwest when Obama vetoed their Keystone Pipeline…even after buying the Republican senate to get it passed. They’re like BP…they pollute the world with big money and then put on token ads about how wonderful they are.

            But you keep talking.

          • OwebammaLies

            6 + hours of research and that trite snivel is what you came up with against the Koch brothers – who live rent free in your tiny, closed mind???

            Carry on, fool. You’re doing a bang up job on illustrating why so many are so fed up with leftwing cultist like yourself – who can only drone out the prog talking points/do whistles.

    • vendome

      Why don’t you just put a card on your forehead saying ‘STUPID’?

      You are what is exactly wrong with this country.

      You must have been educated in Union Schools. They don’t educate – they propagate abject stupidity.

      Thanks for showing us an example of our underperforming education level in this country. How far we have fallen.

      Do us a favor radioman, try reading a book, educate yourself, and get back to us.

      • You’re going to be a great fascist…saying anti-Corporatists are what’s wrong with the country. Fascism at work here. It’s too bad. My post was a joke…but we all know fearful conservatives dont have a sense of humor. You turn it to an insult like so many do. Careful what you say about Union states…they keep the South financially afloat. And if you look at the stats of how well educated Southerners are as a group.. well you won’t look, and you know why. Good luck to ya, vendome.

  • vendome

    EPA = Scarcity and Poverty by Government Regulation

  • John Smith

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYONE!

    Everyone says there is this RACE problem. Everyone says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into ALL white countries and ONLY into white countries.

    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

    Everyone says the final solution to this RACE problem is for ALL white countries and ONLY white countries to “assimilate”, i.e., intermarry, with all those non-whites.

    What if I said there was this RACE problem and that this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into ALL black countries and ONLY into black countries?

    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem? I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what type of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

    But if I talk about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, leftists and mainstream conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokill6millionjews.

    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  • franc1sc0

    I’d love to help the good people of California out so they can keep their golf courses, smelts, and illegal alien refuges, I’m sure I will be via federal wealth redistribution soon, but my spare change has gone to paying heating bills, buying sweaters and rain ponchos, and running the sump pump 24/7 on account of the below average temperatures and above average rainfall we’ve been having.

  • Nick Papagiorgio

    San Diego is finally opening its $1 billion desalination plant, and that’s after it survived 14 lawsuits to block its construction by various environmentalist zealots. If the environmentalists won’t let us make fresh water from the Pacific Ocean which covers half the planet, where will they permit us to get water from?

    • Tom Zaytsev

      seems like no place, guess you have two choices 1. hang a tree hugger 2. die of thirst.

    • rhcrest

      I think the environmentalists ought to be dumped out into the Pacific Ocean. Would solve so many problems

  • Tom Zaytsev

    still want to protect the delta smelt? grow up CA! man,water and food have top billing in the order of life.

    • rhcrest

      LIberals think that food and water come from magical places in the sky.

  • Tracksuit Al

    When is Obama’s next trip to Palm Desert, er, Palm Springs?

  • tweaver1945

    … increased fines for stealing water from $25 to $250 for a first offense and $500 for subsequent offenses….
    Really, first offense is $250 and you ‘really’ have a water problem; how about, $2500 for first offense and $10,000 for subsequent…

  • Samurai

    It’s the idiotic left that’s “stealing” scarce water by dumping BILLIONS of gallons of reservoir water into rivers and streams to help saaaaave the precious snail darter, trout and river smelt at man’s expense…

    The lefty enviro-wackos are completely insane…. And silly Low-information voters continue to elect them and thus destroying their economy and standard of living.

    You can’t fix stupid….

  • buckeyejim

    Damn !!! I wish I lived in California, you got Gov. Moonbeam and all his hippies, the wicked witch of west, Pelosi,………….Mr. or Miss Jenner , a present from President Zero and the U.S. government all the illegal beaners drinking your water and taking your money and tax dollars……How about a ” Big Shout Out ” for President Zero and his merry band of Democraps.

  • Big-Stu

    DemocRAT CREATED PROBLEM! OPEN THE TAPS ON THE DELTA!

  • posse rush

    guess they better start building declination plants

    • JackBootedThug

      I think you mean desalination…

  • DG

    Those who blame the governor’s lack of foresight in initiating water projects will start a recall action.
    Those who blame the lack of rain for this water crisis will take no effective action.

  • JimBob

    Is it true that governor Moonbeam allowed (or demanded) that tens of millions of gallons of fresh water be diverted to the Pacific ocean?

    • rhcrest

      The environmentalists demanded it and he has gone along with it. Yes that is exactly what is going on

  • bbwh

    Let’s be clear, the “They” talked about in this article are Democrats.
    Democrats are the ones stealing the wiring and water components.
    Green freaks and global warming believers (Democrats) made the water issue worse, and destroyed farm land.
    Democrat politicians who went along with the anarchists.
    Democrats who simply cannot the see Cause and Effect of their actions.
    “Feel good about oneself, but destroy if you must.”

    • historyguy48

      Nonsense! There are progressives in both “parties” that control this country. Your old “party distinctions” were nonsense twenty years ago, and they are insane now.
      Place the blame where it belongs: the progressives are purposely destroying this country so they can give us their Stalinist version of Amerika.

  • Cactus1029

    This is what happens when you try to turn a desert into an oasis. Southern CA is desert, just as it is where I live in AZ.

    • rhcrest

      This is what happens when you don’t build reservoirs and damns to save rainwater for when there is a drought. This is what happens when you let the rainwater flow into the ocean to save a baitfish

  • Boondoggle

    Obama is turning America into a third world nation.

  • historyguy48

    At least one third of all the water that enters California is purposely allowed to flow into the ocean without being used whatsoever. This is what happens when you allow the crazy watermelons to control your ecology: humans don’t count, snail darters do.

  • LGS

    The sheer stupidity of liberals is mind boggling. I think it’s hilarious.. Just like Deeetroit, liberalism destroys everything in its path.

  • Hank moody

    Californians are so lucky. It’s been raining in Pennsylvania the last couple days and more expected to come in the next few days. You guys get all the sunshine. Lol

  • Hank moody

    Let the Californians drink recycled piss. Think of it as drinking a corona.

  • JackBootedThug

    Little by little, California is losing businesses to states that are more competitive and business-friendly. Just a few months ago, Toyota relocated its headquarters from California to Texas, and now Farmer Brothers Coffee is also abandoning California and coming to town here in Texas. This is what happens to states and cities that profess to be sanctuaries for illegals…pretty soon, that’s all that California will have left.

  • k962

    You listened to the “tree huggers” and let your fresh water run into the sea! Now ask the “huggers” what to do!

    • JackBootedThug

      Oh, but the delta smelt are very happy…splishing and splashing in the cool, refreshing water while humans go without. Gotta love the progressive mindset.

  • Hillary ..a dried up shrew.

    Speaking of dried up shrews…

    ” But I’m all dried up bill ..pull it out,,pull it out…you cant get water from a dried up shrew Bill ”

    Hillary Screamed…

    • Hank moody

      Bill doesn’t park his cigar there anymore.

      • JackBootedThug

        Well, if the rumor is true and he actually is Chelsea’s biological father, he probably only parked the cigar that one time. I just can’t see Hillary giving a Lewinsky…no wonder Bill strayed.

        • Hank moody

          He was probably drunk at the time

  • Hank moody

    Next weeks weather forecast in Pennsylvania. Rain

  • model94

    The left has been telling us in Detroit that water is a “civil right”. What that really means is that us chumps who pay their water bills should be paying for the scofflaws who don’t.

  • JimmyChonga

    Pray for rain, people. You are still God’s children; HUMBLE yourselves and pray.

    • rhcrest

      Yes pray for rain but God also gave us the brains and our hands to be able to help ourselves and figure out how to solve problems ourselves. It’s a shame that some of us refuse to do that.

  • glamdeluxe

    Shoot water thieves.

  • awfulorv

    Ask your equally liberal friends to the north in Portland to spare you some of theirs.
    They’ll empty an entire reservoir because one person took a pee in it.
    Just divert the Columbia river, there’s plenty of water just flowing out to the briny sea in both Kaliforny and Oregon.

  • BenH

    NESTLE is the biggest stealer of water. DO NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!

    • Hank moody

      Nestle is also one of the biggest users of flouride in their bottled water

  • rhcrest

    California is starting to resemble a third world country where running water is scarce. Heck they even have all the illegal aliens to complete the picture. So let’s see, liberal policies turned Detroit and other cities into third world jungles and now they are doing it to the whole state of California. Way to go you idiots! Hope you all choke on what you have created.

  • malcom

    build a desalinaition plant on the coast.

  • Hank moody

    Send all of the illegal immigrants back to their third world toilets. That will leave plenty of water for everyone else

  • Lisa Massoth

    Long live the bait fish!

  • TedCrunch

    This dire water problem should be grounds for a farmer to shoot the water thieves.

  • Jonathan Schultz

    Shut off the water to all golf courses, parks and fountains, public and private. Let the land sit fallow for one year. Oh and swimming pools shut them down, drain them and use that for toilet water. Get serious or die. Wait why dont you drain the Great Lakes and build a pipeline from Michigan to California and put Americans to work with shovel ready jobs. Ah the Hubris of Kali logic.

  • perpetual victim hood…

    Liberal Utopia!

  • perpetual victim hood…

  • claymore cluepile

    there should be a fortune to be had in selling surveillance equipment

    • perpetual victim hood…

      security is always in demand…

  • claymore cluepile

    as long as you have ample free legal medical marijuana who gives a fig about drinking water…thats so…so…so….anasazi

  • perpetual victim hood…

    “The goal of socialism is communism.” Vladimir Lenin

  • perpetual victim hood…

    “Cool cool water,” Eddie Money

  • Housebrokentoo

    LOL – This thread is pretty typical of the real problem in LibLand. I see no one is addressing the real problem or the real solutions. How much water it takes to grow pot is far more important.

    • perpetual victim hood…

      Liberalism is directly related to it’s distance from the problem.

  • Derigitable

    So then if something happened to the water line from the Colorado River, that would all but destroy California. Funny how vulnerable that Liberal state is. Better be nice to your neighbors and hope they like you.

  • perpetual victim hood…

    If democrat policies work so well, how in the world does anyone explain California?

  • WilliamTR

    And Californians will push this aside to tackle the real problems, gays getting their marriage certificates, and transvestite men being able to follow your 9 year old daughter into the bathroom.

    • perpetual victim hood…

      Liberal Utopia….

  • charlie

    Moon Beam’s Legacy in action.

  • perpetual victim hood…

    Liberalism 101: Resort to conservatism only when you run out. LOL

  • James Monroe

    Kal-EEE-For-Knee-Ah = Socialist Utopia
    .
    When you keep voting for people like Moonbeam, Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer and every other Lefty-Loon that you can scrape up, this is what happens !
    .
    Embrace the s(u)c(k ! ……..You asked for it !
    .

  • Don

    From $25 to $250…no sweat. I can make far more that that before I’m caught. If they REALLY wanna go after the perps…$2500 minimum with reduced evidence requirements. If you’re gonna declare war…do it properly.

  • treedirt10000 .

    Only in failifornia can the populace steal the water they are running out of. Anybody with a brain left there should leave and let the rest just die.

  • mer

    how are the smelt doing?

    • lou

      Great, and also the snail darters. But not the vegetable plants. Go to it liberals, but please don’t move out, stay in California.

  • dontworrytomorrowisgoingtosuck

    ” i bought some powdered water, but don’t know what to mix it with”…….Mitch Hedburg.

  • Frank Tylla

    It sucks to be a Californicator.

    • Ms_Raine

      This drought is also taking place in parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

  • lou

    In retrospect, why did they develop such a large city in a natural desert? It’s happened in Arizona also. The sun is nice, but only if you have water. It was always borderline but now the radical hippies and Brown have pushed it over the edge. Keep voting for radical liberal hippies you Californians and you will get what you voted for. A lot of thirst.

  • TheRealStory556

    i’m going to start a business making custom water containers that fit inside of USPS Priority Mail flat rate shipping boxes. They will be reusable HDPE that will fit inside Regional Rate A/B/C and Flat Rate Small/Medium/Large, and all variants. I will fill up the containers, slide them into the box, and ship them at Commercial Plus prices. Finally the tide has turned (ironically) on California, now we get to sell them overpriced goods haha!

    Reply back if you’re interested and I’ll send you the GoFundMe site

    • Hank moody

      so we would be helping you get rich?

  • Ali Bama

    Well, they could trade some of their useless “feel good” environmentally disastrous wind turbines in on a few dams, water pumps or desalinization plants. But I suppose all that water guzzling “medical” pot will help them forget that they are out of water. Stay thirsty my friends.

  • Hank moody

    Let Californians drink recycled piss

  • TAG

    We left California in 1990. It’s a great state to be from.

  • libsarescum

    This is what happens when communist politicians run a state and allow millions of illegals to overpopulate the land. Enjoy….

  • Pug

    Liberals eating their own. It doesn’t get any better than this. With a little luck, Mexifornia will slide off into the ocean and that’ll be the end of the water shortage.

  • Goreloon

    LOL! Embrace the suck greenies!!

  • Hank moody

    The sun finally came out after a few days of rain, here in the northeast. Everything is turning green.

  • Crocodile9

    Californians don’t need water. They can just stay buzzed on pot and bask in the warm glow of the Obama/Brown-sponsored invasion of dependency class “D” voters.

  • Attilathehun

    Question? How much water does it take to serve each million illegal aliens?

  • Lorenzo A Vina

    The only obvious solution to the water shortage is to scuttle the Democtratic Peoples Republic of Kalifornia. That would also solve many other problems.

    • jerrykregle

      YEAH, They can stop taking our water from Lake Mead via the lower Colorado River compact.

  • freemypeople

    Welcome to the 21st century, a time when once powerful places are now being run by the Coalition of The Stupid (COTS). They are probably waiting on a fatwa from their supreme leader, Barack Hussein Obama, commanding the rains to move into the state.

  • Hank moody

    Here’s a solution. Deport 10,000 illegal immigrants everyday until the drought ends.

    • JohnWolf

      Outstanding Comment

      Make sure, that at least 50% Muslim

  • JoeDrager

    A socialist utopia.

  • Jason

    RIGHT..these criminals are truly AFRAID…threatened with PROBATION.

    • tedlv

      Maybe they would find a donation of a little lead to be beneficial.

  • Stick with me for a moment.
    Ya know, for decades now I have been advocating more dams here in Ca, less water returned to the sea, let people put in their own lakes, etc.
    I’m flipping on all of that, I want more govt strangulation, more red tape, higher prices for the liquid gold, stricter penalties for overuse.

    I want every idiot lib in this state to suffer the wrath of their own damned stupidity!
    They voted for these idiots, they asked for this lunacy, so let them live with it. From here on out, I’m taking the IGMNGA (I Got Mine, Now Go Away) approach.
    I have more than ample water with two creeks and several Artesian wells here in the Sierra. Where I live, there is no drought, the only areas suffering drought are the cities and valley towns that allowed the state to steal their water and give it to a damned fish, when it’s not a lack of water killing it, it’s a nonnative fish.

    If libs were serious about this problem, they’d put a bounty on striped bass, a nonnative specie introduced around 1860 to the Feather river, which is the main culprit killing off young Salmon and Smelt.
    Predation by non-native striped bass is the leading cause of mortality among migrating juvenile salmon as well as Smelt.

    Is that not representative of the Dim party today? “Predation by non-natives” over the lives of Americans and Christianity along with American culture.

    So you know what? Screw these morons, I’m joining the freaks and demanding “no new dams”, let these idiots die of thirst.

    • tedlv

      The nut jobs reap what they sow. But they aren’t even slightly aware they are the source of their own misery. They are simply too stupid to understand that.

      • Tis true, but slowly they’re figuring it out despite their own stupidity.
        Our biggest roadblock is the school system keeping them ignorant and illiterate.

  • Dunnyveg

    No surprises here. Out here in semi-arid Texas, water conservation is simply a way of life. But not for privileged liberals who think what is theirs is theirs and what is ours is theirs as well.

    There is no honor among thieves or liberals.

  • to so few

    a few well placed .308 rounds will certainly deter future incidents. it will at least prevent the recipients from repeat offenses.

  • cecil91

    The best thing that can happen to California is for the southern half to sink into an abyss.

  • Toadstool

    Couldn’t be happening to a more deserving group. They brought this on themselves and have been pushing their leftist agenda on the rest of us for decades.

  • Rockdog

    Well there’s no more smart thinking in California, it’s all been dumbed down to liberal thinking.

  • Max Bouknecht

    No need to let a little water shortage interfere with the active invitation to all illegal aliens to come to welcoming California. Just bring a canteen!

  • tomroberts

    There isn’t a Mexican born who wouldn’t sell his own mother into slavery for the price of a machete, and then use that machete to chop his own daughter up into a sashimi salad.
    There is never any shortage of children with them, because their women become sexually excited whenever one of them pops a cap into somebody.
    100 million Mexicans and Hispanics have already come to this country, but since they come already impregnated and have another child each of the next two years, there are really 400 million flooding the nation.
    When they get to your neighborhoods, watch out for flying caps on date nights, and guard your outdoor spigots, since they will break off anything that is brass and steal it!

  • ChairmanMAObama

    commie fornia reap what your so .live by the tree hugger standard save the envioment to the detriment of humanity

  • Dont_Gruber_Me

    We are told that Earth is threatened by human activity. The ‘green’ response is to sacrifice freedom, living standards, and property rights to save the planet. This is not a sustainable solution because it ends in human servitude to the state. The real agenda is not conservancy of nature, but political control over people. The new green is merely the old red.

  • old cracker

    The environmentalists did this to themselves.

  • Scott Kirkpatrick

    But….but……….they H2O’s me!

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    Are there any stats that actually demonstrate that California is running out of water? All I see are articles that municipalities are drastically raising the price of water. They are “cracking down on water usage”, “fines have gone from $25 to $250”. “I can’t water my trees because it’s too expensive”. I can’t fill my pool because the cost has quadrupled”. Is it that Californians don’t have any water, or that they want somebody else to pay for their water like all good liberals?

    • DG

      A legitimate question is, where is the money from the increased water fees going? Are we just seeing municipal scalping?

      • Nathan Bedford Forrest

        I haven’t read a single article where somebody did not have water. And you can’t have a “water shortage” unless somebody is short of water. Who is this person?

        • DG

          It’s strange that no one seems to be wondering whether the money is going towards increasing water availability. Is this not a legitimate goal? Has using less water become a secular religion, an end goal in itself?

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            It’s like recycling. In the ’70’s and ’80’s when people started to recycle, companies would pay for the recycled material, tin, plastic, paper, etc. Then they figured out a way to get that material for free. Make American’s feel guilty about NOT recycling. Tell them they are destroying the planet. This worked so well, that Americans started GIVING away for free materials that they purchased so they could feel good about themselves. Same thing is going on here..

  • Paul “Eddie” Flinchbaugh

    I still wonder where all the billions in water bonds went :)))

  • WhiteHouse Clown

    For six years Obama’s been pissing on our legs and telling us it is rain water.

  • jadams76

    Is it really considered a crime if it turns out an “undocumented” has been stealing the water? I mean, this is Obamafornia.

  • Hank moody

    This is bush’s fault

  • jimsmith55

    I for one are praying for rain in cali, I don’t any more of their people in my state.

  • Bruntdog

    What is this? A junior high essay project? This is the worst researched and most misleading story that I have read concerning California’s water woes. I am not even going to waste my time pointing out all of the obvious defincies in this piece of journalistic malfeasance. Sasha has a promising career as Marie Harf’s understudy.

    • Hank moody

      Do you live in California? If so, tell us what the Water situation really is.

  • JohnWolf

    Californians. Please do not leave your state.

    You have screwed up yours, live with it.

    • tedlv

      They moved to Portland, OR and ruined it. Coming soon to a state near you!

      • JohnWolf

        They have pretty much screwed up Colorado.

        Do to legalized POT, half of the students are flunking out.

        • tedlv

          Are you implying pot causes failure? How can you do that, when the most successful pothead on the planet is our president? Oh, wait…

          • Hank moody

            What about willy Nelson. He smokes gods weed and he’s successful

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            And penniless.

          • Hank moody

            ok, how about Morgan freeman?

          • The commie?

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            I didn’t know he was from Texas.

          • Hank moody

            Willy nelsons net worth is 15 million. I wouldn’t call that penniless

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            He owes the state of Texas so much money he’ll never be anything but a pauper.

    • FWIW, Ca 40 years back was a solid Conservative state, that is, until the leftist invasion from the east coast.
      Like leeches, they suck the host dry and seek another victim.
      Misery, coming to a state near you. It’s what they do.

  • David Mowers

    I have a fabulous idea!

    Let’s keep the minimum wage suppressed for forty six years and turn everyone born in poverty into a criminal! Then we can justify the ridiculous salaries and benefit packages of State and Federal employees as they, “manage,” the third-worldian United States of the poor.

    • tedlv

      I guess I am a true renegade. I considered the minimum wage I worked for at McDonalds to be a starting point. I applied myself and worked my way into management in a few months, and used the extra money to pay for my engineering degree.

      • David Mowers

        Back when inflation was?

        Back when the dollar was worth?

        Back when the cost of living was?

        Why don’t you grow up and stop pretending like life today is the way it was in 1975.

        • tedlv

          The point being, you don’t have to be a perpetual victim. Obviously, you don’t get the point.

          • David Mowers

            The point being you don’t have to be an asshole and a liar.

          • tedlv

            It is truly sad that you think that someone that started out flipping burgers can actually become a successful human being. Maybe you should drop the choom huffing and try to be a real human being.

          • David Mowers

            You are sad for being disingenuous to the point of crass.

          • tedlv

            If succeeding is a problem in your mind, then you are truly mentally deficient. I am totally sorry that I have to pay your welfare.

          • David Mowers

            You’ve, “succeeded,” because you didn’t have to suffer the inflationary effects of Republican policies that destroyed the middle class and you’re here touting how great you got it over every other generation because your a dick.

          • tedlv

            “you’re”

          • David Mowers

            When your argument fails attack the grammar! That’ll win something.

          • tedlv

            “hear”??? You are an illiterate jerk. You have nothing to say, and you say it very poorly.

          • jimsmith55

            Victimhood is what liberals do, look what they did to blacks.

          • David Mowers

            As opposed to what your grandfather did to them; hang them for looking at white women.

          • jimsmith55

            Nah’ my great grandfather was a Captain for the yanks at Gettysburg, try again lib.

          • David Mowers

            A killer then who backed England’s push to dominate the industrial output of the nation and recolonize us. Too bad he wasn’t hanged for treason.

          • Nathan Bedford Forrest

            Blacks did it to themselves. Or do you think they are helpless children?

          • David Mowers

            Yeah that guy in S.C. shot himself in the back.

  • cleo48

    Well, this might be an opportunity for some to begin building desalination plants on the coast. But by the the time the poor bastids got through the gauntlet of greens, Sierra club, and legislative lunatics, It’d probably start flooding.

    • David Mowers

      Ever heard of an aqueduct?

      • cleo48

        Ain’t much good unless there’s water in it and it’s being released where it’s needed. Good luck.

        • David Mowers

          Record snowfall in the upper Midwest and Northeast every year for years now. Too bad 2,200 year-old Italians could build stuff that worked but our modern Congress, who can bail out Wall Street to the tune of 29 trillion dollars, cannot manage to do anything to help the people of this country.

      • Moving water is not the issue. The problem is, 75% of our water passes to the Sea unused.
        Reservoirs are the issue, the left doesn’t want to build any.
        This is not a drought, it’s a man made problem, Dim made, to be more specific.

    • tedlv

      The company I work for is trying to make coal ash ponds safer, so there won’t be any ruptures. It takes up to two years to get the permits to do that. Talk about crass stupidity! We can’t do the right thing in a timely fashion because of the wacky environmentalists!

      • Patriot369

        Need to tell the illegals in order for them to cross the border you have to have a bucket of water with you.

  • perdogg

    Jerry Brown has run Kalifopnyia almost as long as the Kim family in North Korea. The voter deserve what they vote for.

    • David Mowers

      Thank God the almond king is ramping up production next year! Can’t get enough almonds to sell!

  • Patriot369

    The entire liberal state needs to fall off into the Pacific with all of the liberals.Problem solved.

  • IronicFist

    It’s like a dystopian future: “Give dees people ayuh, Cohagen!”

  • jimsmith55

    They need to do what Melbourne Aus. did during a drought they spent 10 billion on a de-sal project. As they finished the project, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights, now the plant is in mothballs.

  • Diane23

    Unfortunately . . . problem NOT solved. The California Central valley provides 75 % of the nations food. This affects everyone! Maybe this is just part of “The Plan” . . . geoengineering . . . wipe out the small farmers so Big Ag can move in.

    • DG

      Increasing food prices actually helps small farmers.

      • David Mowers

        Wrong again! Wall Street gets it all in the trading scheme.

    • David Mowers

      Reason?

      On this board?

      …can’t think….shutting down…mind exploding..

    • Nathan Bedford Forrest

      75% of the nations food? Are you crazy? Put down the bong.

      • Diane23

        Do your homework — use a search engine of your choice.

        Western Farm Press: a sizable majority of American fruits, vegetables and nuts; 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots and the list goes on and on. A lot of this is due to our soil and climate. No other state, or even a combination of states, can match California’s output per acre.

        Grains are locked in a complicated price-dependent relationship with fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. When the price of produce increases, people eat more grain. When the price of grain rises, people eat more fruits and vegetables. (In fact, in some parts of the world, wheat and rice are the only “Giffen goods” – a product in which decreasing prices lead to decreasing demand.) Young people and the poor in America, more than others, eat less fresh fruit when prices rise.

        And,

        From Beach Cities California:

        California Crops

        Artichokes – 199%
        Asparagus-55%
        Broccoli-93%
        Cabbage-22%
        Carrots-89%
        Celery-94%
        Garlic-86%
        Lettuce-78%
        Cantaloupe-54%
        Honeydew-73%
        Onions-27%
        Bell Peppers-47%
        Spinach-18%
        Tomatoes -94%
        Almond-99%
        Apricots-95%
        Avocados-84%
        Strawberries-90%
        Dates-82%
        Figs-98%
        Grapes-88%
        Kiwi-97%
        Lemons-89%
        Nectarines-93%
        Olives-100%
        Peaches-76%
        Pistachios-96%
        Plums-93%
        Walnuts-99%
        Honey-18%
        Milk & Cream-21%

        • Nathan Bedford Forrest

          Look moron, walnuts and kiwi’s are not 75% of the nations food.

          • Diane23

            You sound like the moron! Or maybe a troll. Do your homework.be

        • MR. BOBO

          Drivel

        • MR. BOBO

          Artichokes 199% of what??

          • Diane23

            Obviously a type! But 99% does sound reasonable . . .

          • Diane23

            Do your homework before you make your inane comments.

          • MR. BOBO

            You stated the imbecilic lie that California supplied 75% of the nation’s food. Do your homework, Dummy.

        • tedlv

          How can a state produce 199% of anything?

          • Diane23

            Obviously a typo

        • tedlv

          The olive claim is probably false. I have seen olive trees in Phoenix.

          • Diane23

            I’m sure you have. You can find olive trees is the Middle East too. I’m talking about commercial production. Does Phoenix have olive tree farms?

          • tedlv

            I don’t doubt it. Haven’t been there for 30 years, though.

  • Gardenstateed

    Governor MoonBeam needs to figure out how to solve his water problem. He’s declared CA a sanctuary state, so the demand is only going to go up. I suppose he can hope for a mass exodus of citizens.

    • Patriot369

      The surrounding states need to build a giant wall and keep the liberal trash in their own lost state.

      • Hank moody

        Exactly. Let them die

  • cleo48

    Now some will say, well, it’ll drive out the rif-raf. But I suspect, like so many other pressures in California, it will drive out the money and talent. Already in progress. The only business anyone would put in that state right now is a charity funded soup kitchen; and you’d have to truck in the water.

  • Patriot369

    Liberal scum made their bed let them sleep in it.

    • Nathan Bedford Forrest

      After all, they invented water beds.

    • David Mowers

      Why doesn’t silicon valley just quit this nation then and take all their money and jobs to India?

      You’d like that?

  • Hank moody

    Make all of the illegal Latrinos did wells by hand until they hit water.

  • MR. BOBO

    Libturdds love golden showers, that should help.

    • Hank moody

      They need to be told not to drink it.

  • MR. BOBO

    Don’t worry LibFags, Ôbozo will mandate all the gay bathhouses remain open.

  • Victor Cachat

    Convince the pinheads under the dome in Sacto that it’s Conservatives stealing the water.
    They will triple the penalties and work tirelessly to catch very one of them.

  • Brian Duffy

    Thanks Jerry, Diane, Nancy and all the morons in Sacramento.

    • Victor Cachat

      Don’t forget Babs.

  • Calvin

    liberal utopia

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    Two “water shortage” questions. Is there a single person in CA who doesn’t have water? Can you have a water shortage without being short of water?

    • Victor Cachat

      Some small towns and unincorporated areas have run low or completely dry.
      The big cities will steal every drop to prevent riots.

      • Nathan Bedford Forrest

        Fine. What small town has run “completely dry” and has no water?

    • Hank moody

      It depends on what they consider to be a shortage

      • Nathan Bedford Forrest

        Actually it doesn’t. Short of cash means you have no cash. Short of gas means you have no gas and short of water means you have no water. You are short of it.

        • Hank moody

          You’re a moron. It could also mean you don’t have enough, but you still have some

  • MelAnosis

    A drought is nothing compared to famine. If the food is cut off to the population you better have some firearms or you will be toast.

    • Hank moody

      Let them eat tacos

  • MR. BOBO

    Higher taxes, and more illegal moochers should solve the problem.
    –Libturdd Logic

  • Drudge linked to this for pure sensationalism. I love the Drudge Report but he steers themes and the California drought is one of his new memes.
    Fortunately water theft is not much of an issue in reality. As the article points out it is mostly equipment and wiring. This has been an issue in the Valley for decades.
    The rest of the country would love to read that chaos is ensuing in California over a lack of water. This is not the case and will NOT be the case.
    I wish a journalist would track down the state hydrologist that stated recently that there is enough groundwater in California to sustain the state for decades.

    • Hank moody

      Actually, he said there is enough water in the reservoirs to last one year but there is plenty of ancient groundwater deep down under California

      • He was muted. The penalties for violating consumption quotas will be severe and this is music to the ears of tax and regulate liberals in this state. I lived through a drought in Arizona and concluded when it was all said and done that water has more to do with money than availability. There is water underground and offshore.

  • Eddiek K

    Just shows you how America will handle the next great depression. We have changed as a people. It’s no longer one country indivisible. It’s now more like groups that will square off against each other . Instead of coming together in crisis we find excuses to take from others

    • Nathan Bedford Forrest

      Whether good times or bad times, liberals will always take from others.

      • Eddiek K

        very true. But they do it via the pen and the vote. We can stymie both. I’m talking common folk robbing each other

    • Brian Duffy

      Liberal lack of morality. They’re so “proud” of it.

  • telman

    Just think you folks in California you will have nice bullet train but no water. Only in California does that make sense.

  • schallb2157

    when the Herist mansion pool evaporates 1,000 gallons of it’s water PER DAY, it automatically gets filled . now add all the pools of the elite and their 6 or 7 or 8 or more toilets and now you tell everyone but them to cut back.

    • Eddiek K

      Wrong line of thinking. Let people be free. Just fight government oversight of your life. AND fight any attempt at have you make up for the herst pools of the world

      • schallb2157

        you have no water your government didn’t do it jackel

    • Boondoggle

      The big gubmint supports only leftist elites.

  • callmegee

    WELCOME ILLEGALS! We knew they did not recognize anyone’s right to restrict them with laws but welcomed them anyway. That’s called just desserts!

  • mariee

    Why doesn’t Obama take away “Water Rights”, like he is trying to take away “Gun Rights”? Heaven knows taking away guns keeps the bad guys from getting them….

    • They’re trying. Ever heard of their reclassification of vernal pools?
      You and I know of them as mud puddles.

      • tedlv

        Exactly right. They are trying to classify every body of water, even farm ponds, as some kind of government controlled water.

  • James Monroe

    The “Chickens-have-come-home-to-Roost” for Lefty-Loon controlled Kal-EEE-For-Knee-Ah !
    .
    Embrace the s(u)c(k, fools !

  • Boondoggle

    How do you know you live in an ObamaNation?

    People need to steal basic necessities to live.

    Thanks Obama!

    Thanks democrats!

  • Boondoggle

    Look what big gubmint did.

    Have you had enough yet?

    The founders installed limited government for a reason. So stuff like this doesnt happen.

  • At what price point does a pipeline bringing water from the Great Lakes make economic sense?
    And/ or towing icebergs down from the Bering Sea?
    And/or desalination?
    Don’t the Chinese already import mass quantities of Great Lakes water?

    • Diane23

      The Chinese do indeed take water from our Great Lakes. (Kudos to Nestle.) I personally do not purchase products made by Nestle or its subsidiaries (think Arrowhead).
      And . . . corporate raider T. Boone Pickens is draining the Ogallala Resovoir, so it might be California now, but is the Midwest next?

  • DanoMcRoo

    California has a whole frigging ocean of water sitting right next to it. The fact that they are claiming water shortages is a testament to bad government.

  • Nonya Busness

    some one below asked for a quote on how much water a pot plant uses on average

    here is some reference material

    http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2014/04/your-pot-habit-sucks-salmon

    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/legal-pot/water-guzzling-pot-plants-draining-drought-wracked-california-n149861
    the ironic thing is nearly every one of those that grow pot have either no clue about how many resources they use or just flat don’t care it is all about them which is the typical mind set of a liberal they are incapable of seeing outside their own little box or in this case green house.

  • jrod1114

    Californians create their own problems, let them solve their own problems. Seems they can’t even see the potential of that big Ocean at their doorstep…

  • bluesky

    Who needs water when you have the delta trout? Let’s go fishing.

  • bluesky

    When the koo koos flee California they’re coming to your state, and bringing liberalism
    with them.

  • Bolt Upright

    KKKalifornians need to be told the truth. Drinking sea water is safe.

    • funky321

      I see what you did there Bolt Upright.

    • rockman2257

      Actually, Aruba does just that.

  • bobcanada

    We have lots of water up here in Canada , 25% of the freshwater of the world , I bet if you offered us enough money for a few trillion gallons , even the commies who run the place would sell you some

    • rockman2257

      Sorry! “O” would not allow the pipeline to be built. After all, he is the King and he knows best!

  • 2 Aces

    What’s the big deal…criminals in the White House, criminals everywhere. This country is so screwed !!

    • Wi Ben Tuk

      Just wait until an EMP event occurs. This activity will be child’s play, Learn about the problem of a potential Electromagnetic Force attack and tell, no, demand your congress do something about hardening the national electric grid transformers from permanent damage, Doubt it? Check the Carrington event out. We’re sitting ducks for such. Society would collapse, And the potential of a similar event, same consequences with a nuclear blast 300 kilometers over Kansas will yield the same effect. Russia, Iran, North Korea, China know all about this. Russia has the weapon to do it now, We’d be catapulted back to the 1800s in a flash, no, worse because back then people were self-sufficient. Computer chips would be gone. But with electricity we’d have a toe-hold on recovery. Check the video at this site. http://www.empactamerica.org

      • funky321

        It will probably be Barry that pulls the trigger on the emp not another country. He will do it just before the election in 2016. Declare martial law and stay in office indefinitely. Hence all the FEMA camps popping up all over the country and massive build-up of DHS.

  • Mr. Bernard Wijeyasingha

    Regarding water pumps, generators, water pipes one can put a chip on it to immediately detect it’s location if thieves have just stolen it.

  • vnamvet1969

    And not one word about building new dams and reservoirs. Guess we will soon find out how the city people react when the taps run dry.

  • the_logician

    This is fortuitous publicity for the new Mad Max film reboot, i.e. a future dystopia where water and fuel are so scarce that people fight for it and steal it.

  • Tommy boy

    The Gov’t is creating a new “War on Water.” Organized Crime Cartels can make Billions selling this most precious commodity.

  • freemypeople

    I bet Jerry Brown has plenty of water at his place.

  • rockman2257

    There’s many ways California could have planned in order to have have a plentiful water supply. All you have to do is vote out every Democrat, get rid of every leftist judge, and in a few short years, everyone will have all the water they want. The voters chose their destiny, now live with it.

    • freemypeople

      It will never happen. Watch the movie “Idiocracy”. That is what California has become. A proud member of the Coalition Of The Stupid (COTS).

  • Tommy boy

    CA will have to create a new “Water Police Department” to keep all those police employed now that they don’t have pot arrests to justify their massive payrolls.

  • Luther

    Impoverished in the new California Dust Bowl, millions of Calies will be setting out across the country with their surfboards strapped to their vehicles to find new homes. I’ve written to Gov. Rauner to set up roadblocks across Mexinois, but since Rahm has vowed to make Chicago “the most immigrant friendly city in the world”, no doubt Chicago, already with one of the largest Hispanic populations, will attract an abundance. At least Chuy will probably win the next election.

  • Andrew Clayterman

    Somehow I missed the part about removing the dams in the North of the state that are cutting off the water flow to the South… What’s that?..ohhh.. that’s why they are doing it.. I thought so.. MOONBEAM FOR LIFE !!! RE-ELECT HIM 40 MORE TIMES!!!

  • rockman2257

    EPA=Environmental Pain (in the) A z z

  • rockman2257

    Investigate every huge problem America has right now, and one will eventually find the liberal Democrats fingerprints all over it.

    • patriot2947

      99% of government is in it together. The only difference between the parties are the names.

      • rockman2257

        Nope. If that’s true, what’s the fighting all about?

        • patriot2947

          Like I said before, the population is so brain washed, they just repeat what others say. They don’t research for themselves.

  • funky321

    This is what liberals do best, destroy civil society.

    • Andrew Clayterman

      and suuuuuuuuuccckkk the last penny from your pocket

  • patriot2947

    The answer to climate change is in the sky. Just look up, almost any day, any you will see the chemtrails. They are NOT contrails. There is a huge difference.

    Contrails dissipate within a hundred yards or so after the aircraft has passed.

    Chemtrails will last for hours. Not only does it effect the weather, it effects the air you breathe and the food you eat.

    It has been scientifically proven time and time again, but the majority of the population is already brain washed with media propaganda.

    • tedlv

      How do you explain the long contrails that helped the enemy locate our high altitude, prop driven bombers during WWII?

  • rockman2257

    Climate change naturally occurs on Earth and has for millennium, but the Democrat leftists will have you believe that man is more powerful than the sun. Twits.

    • patriot2947

      That’s true, however, our government is helping to make changes in the weather.

    • proff_darrelHS

      the sun been shining the same as always has. So how it going to make global warming? Denyers like you should be fined and locked up.

      • patriot2947

        I don’t believe in global warming. That’s a scam by Gore.
        Above all, learn to spell and write properly.

      • Nathan Bedford Forrest

        ENGLISH DENIER!!

      • rockman2257

        What are you babbling about? Pray tell, what is your dream plan to stop it. And also inform me what the exact mean temperature of the Earth should be? I await your answers.

        • patriot2947

          Who said anything about temperature. First, go get a real education, then come back and speak with me.

          • proff_darrelHS

            Trailor park homeschoolers like him stick out in a crowd.

          • rockman2257

            No answer is always the best answer, it is far better to not post and be thought a twit, than to post and remove all doubt.

      • Like the earth, the sun cycles and effects earths climate.
        Without the sun, we would have no climate, no cycle.
        Is that too hard to understand?

  • rockman2257

    The science is now all-but-settled on global warming, convincing new
    evidence demonstrates, but Al Gore, the IPCC and other global warming
    doomsayers won’t be celebrating. The new findings point to cosmic rays
    and the sun — not human activities — as the dominant controller of
    climate on Earth.

    • Andrew Clayterman

      uhh uhh uhh …. RACISM!!!

  • rockman2257

    Why are the leftists concerned about “Climate change”? According to the GAO, annual federal climate spending has increased from
    $4.6 billion in 2003 to $8.8 billion in 2010, amounting to $106.7
    billion over that period. The money was spent in four general
    categories: technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, science to
    understand climate changes, international assistance for developing
    countries, and wildlife adaptation to respond to actual or expected
    changes. Technology spending, the largest category, grew from $2.56
    billion to $5.5 billion over this period, increasingly advancing over
    others in total share. Data compiled by Joanne Nova
    at the Science and Policy Institute indicates that the U.S. Government
    spent more than $32.5 billion on climate studies between 1989 and 2009.
    This doesn’t count about $79 billion more spent for climate change
    technology research, foreign aid and tax breaks for “green energy.” IT’S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY HONEY, AND CONTROL OVER THE PEOPLE, THE 2 FORTE’S OF THE DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST PARTY.

  • 4CarlD

    Since the days when President Carter sought to find “other sources of energy;” this Country has been in search of a solution without any appreciable success. Every time we elect a Liberal to the office of President the same rationale is imposed on the world. Chapter two of that scenario is “global warming.. The most insidious attempts use fresh water in various ways to achieve a perceived end. At the same time we have taken the worlds water table down several hundred feet and then clamor about the shortage of guess what? That is right!!!! The correct answer is fresh water. This story has been repeated over again, yet we invariably use more fresh water to grow our way out of the problem. —do we expect different answer? The answer that is invariably suggested IS? Right again—-population control. Control, global warming and new energy resources IS the mantra of Liberals. HAVE THEY A VIABLE SOLUTION? If they were as brilliant as they purport they would develop a solution and then use it to get elected/reelected. I appreciate a combination may help, but that must be a world wide effort–and that isn’t going to happen in my great grand children’s life time. The truth is we are going to have to find a way of controlling nuclear fusion. This shall give us the means to switch from petroleum based fuels to hydrogen. Paraffin based crude must be used wisely until we can develop silicon based lubricants in abundance. We must search for real answers and production methods or revert to some time in the history of man. You know, a time when man lived in caves and walked to and from wherever .

  • tagahuron

    Another Democrat success story…

  • BeResponsible2

    …Soon it could be like the old west when “RANGE WARS over Water” ruled the land. And the disputes were settled with a six-gun and a rope. Farfetched? maybe not.

  • Andrei Vyshinsky

    How much water do 20,000,000 illegal aliens and their prodigious offspring use a day?

  • MrSottobanco

    Since 0bama has the power to lower the sea level, why doesn’t he cause it to rain more often in california? After all, they gave all of those electoral votes to the dictator.

  • MrSmithInDC

    Why don’t they just raise taxes on water? Problem solved.

    • Andrei Vyshinsky

      First consultants must be hired…and possibly a few Rainmakers.

  • martialmedia

    Another epic liberal utopia failure!!

  • The Masked Avatar

    In the mornin’ you go gunnin’ for the man who stole your water
    And you fire ’til he is done in but they catch you at the border
    And the mourners are all signin’ as they drag you by your feet
    But the hangman isn’t hangin’ and they put you on the street, yeah

    You go back, Jack, do it again, wheel turinin’ ’round and ’round
    You go back, Jack, do it again

  • LoisLerner

    I would like to know that when Kalifornia becomes majority hispanic and votes to secede from the US and joins Mexico will Washington send another army to stop it like it did in 1860 to amend their mistake of not enforcing immigration laws???

  • MR. BOBO

    Libturdds can drink their own pisss. Problem solved.

  • KCEddie

    Bush did it !

  • KCEddie

    Maybe they can import it from Iran ? Brilliant !

  • Carl Mertz

    Just maybe if CA would Quit promoting butt fu cuking with g@y men/women the rains might start to fall again.

  • heavenor

    And how much water does the Governments huge date storage facility take…from the drought area. Got to keep those date storage computers cooled off. I think I read at one point it was in the vicinity of several millions of gallons per day…or per hour? No news about that yet….waiting…still waiting

  • markit8dude

    Retired UC Fresno professor, 3rd generation farmer Victor Davis Hanson has been writing about illegals doing this to his & MANY surrounding farmer’s properties for years. Decades even.

    As well as their breaking into his home, barn, disposing of their garbage, furniture etc., on his property & county etc., for they WON’T pay for refuse service.

    The educated, middle income America Californians are leaving in droves, replaced by nil-educated/ skilled law breaking, non-assimilating federal subsidy teet sucking illegals, Moonbeam’s elected, re-elected amongst other nonsensical, illiberal initiatives & this is OBVIOUSLY the ONLY result.

    The flipped though is CA, UT are getting inundated by these CA transplants & making real estate skyrocket. McMansions anywhere & everywhere. All the while driving their AWD vehicles as if it’s a Pinto station wagon on sandy, slushy paved roads.

  • KCEddie

    Another conspiracy to Tax the American People ? Government has sucked this country dry ! Get to work Serf’s we need more money ! Scotty we need more money !

  • You voted for these people.

  • Pitbullll

    It is painfully obvious that decades of rule of by liberal idiots have ruined the state of California. As more middle class taxpayers wise up and leave, it’s looking more and more like Detroit. Soon no one will be left but trust fund brats, Hollyweird kooks and the the illegal alien welfare class.

  • ocean

    The Democrat Party has turned California
    into a 3rd World State.

    Who is sicker than Democrat politicians?
    The people who voted for them.

  • Kedzie

    Takes a whole lot of water to grow pot.

  • flyover

    Farm country? I won a vacant house in an upscale suburban community and apparently, one of the neighbors ran a hose to my spigot and watered his lawn all summer. When I got the bill, I almost choked. I have no installed faucet locks. And, we have all the water you want out here in flyoverland.

  • Cahal the Mad™

    It’s sad watching states under constant democrat rule, just going down the toilet every single time. It’s like a healthy person who develops preventable cancer but doesn’t get it treated, and you have to watch them languish, suffer, and die.

  • heavenor

    Perhaps it time to invest in….icebergs, and companies capable of towing them or melting them for the fresh water sales. Anyone know…who owns a floating hunk of fresh water when it crosses into international waters?

  • noboat1

    Poor thirsty LIB TW IT’s.

  • RadioDelux .

    Well that dope smoking Jerry Brown works so hard to hand our state over to Mexicans instead of building dams. You did this to yourself by voting in Fascist thugs to run everything. So shut it up.

  • heavenor

    If folks are going to voice their problems w/o at least an idea for a possible solution…it’s called whining

  • ocean

    Democrat politicians are making California into
    a desert. A very dry desert.

  • whatitism

    Smoke a joint ,hug an illegal and do the sodom&gommorah two step shuffle , and vote democrat and all will be well .

  • Karen Hsu

    Grandiosity. California Libs have a problem with overblown self-importance. Planet Earth could shake us off like fleas from a dog. But Libs think they are way too significant. Consequently – Libs must “save Earth.” Yet Earth laughs hysterically while we starve.

    • ac287149

      Environmentalists believe that there are too many humans everywhere. Which humans do you think they want to reduce?

  • M. Randolph Kruger

    Hang the bas tards ! The problem isnt with the water itself… Its with the quantity. They should be buying up arroyos and bull dozers and creating MORE supply rather than rationing… The just dont want to be responsible. They have a quantity supply problem which is effectively a desert… You gotta have BIG supplies at all time. !

  • Hank moody

    Don’t worry Californians, it will rain anytime now. It’s coming. Hold your breath until the rain arrives.

  • ac287149

    The more people you bring into your state, the more water needs to be used. Stop throwing financial largesse to illegal immigration and get busy building places to collect the water that’s there. Assessments of the “Environmental impact” of reservoirs has halted new systems. They can’t collect the snowfall or rainfall that they do have. They can’t use the freshwater rivers that they have. When they stop building reservoirs because of environmental concerns then this is what they get. Same problem in Tombstone AZ, but it’s the government which won’t permit Tombstone to fix their broken water system.

    My Way News wrote about the CA delta, “Delta farmers don’t deny using as much water as they need. But they say they’re not stealing it because their history of living at the water’s edge gives them that right. Still, they have been asked to report how much water they’re pumping and to prove their legal rights to it.”

    When they restricted water specifically to farms, which they did many years ago, they impacted food production for generations.

  • kestrel27

    Gee, like who couldn’t see this coming. Progressives are complete morons and California is chock full of them. Pass the popcorn it’s going to be loads of fun watching these nimrods try and figure their way out of their own stupidity.

    • Hank moody

      They’ll do it by moving to another state and trashing that one

      • quack

        it will rain next winter before they figure out what to do

  • Davole

    Nitwit democrats (acknowledged redundancy) don’t care about the tax-paying people who are unable to obtain water for drinking, washing, and growing crops – their only concern is to ensure that a few snails are not inconvenienced by either a lack or overabundance of water!

  • Sig_Sauer

    I just want to know if the Delta Darter is OK? Been worrying about that little guy. How many gallons of water could have been saved? How many farms could have been saved. Oh No! Got to save that worthless bait fish at the expense of farms and families.

  • William Sanders

    We’ve known that an inevitable water shortage would affect California since the 1960’s – it wasn’t a question of if, but of when. The best, if not the only solution, is the same now as it was then – desalination plants – we have an ocean of free water stretching along 800 miles of coastline… it’s a no brainer.
    However, Governor Brown is currently attending a La Raza open borders rally and can’t be reached for comment.

  • Shlomo_More

    Delta Smelts and Snail Darters, Marijuana and Over Population.
    Extreme Environmentalists and Conservationists working towards fulfilling UN AGENDA 21.
    California is run by Democrats. This is on them. If you know what the UN AGENDA 21 “Earth Charter” said must be done by the Extreme Environmentalists and Conservationists, then you know what will be Targeted for Politburo Rhetorical Propaganda.
    Here’s their MAP of what the future of California will be like.
    “Red” “No Human Use” whatsoever. “Yellow” “Buffer Zones” “Highly Regulated” for what they call “Sustainable”, meaning you ain’t gettin’ None.
    Little “Black” areas, the only places “Human Settlements” will be allowed.
    They have not deviated or changed from fulfilling UN AGENDA 21 since the 90’s, they are NOT going to change it now, just increase their Forward movement towards ultimate fulfillment.
    You should all know who Maurice Strong is by now. These are Elites that want everyone else eliminated and controlled for their Dynsopian Utopia of a Pantheistic Pleistocene World for only themselves.

  • ShinTayloNY

    Water should only be cut from registered Republicans in California. Make them suffer for their climate denialism foolishness.

    • jim

      the reason u guys are running out of water is because your legislature has refused to build any water resevoirs because it wouldve killed some dumb bug or bird….if only it wouldve killed un-born babies – then the democrats wouldve been building water resevoirs at a record pace

  • Chip

    I like seeing the communist left democraps suffer. Pass the popcorn.

  • jim

    see what happens when democrats are left in charge for an extended period of time…the idiots cant even figure out how not to run out of water

  • Shlomo_More

    Another part of the UN AGENDA 21 is these “Lite Speed Rail” and/or “High Speed Rail” mass Transportation systems to be the ONLY mode of Transportation allowed under full Implementation.
    That’s why you won’t ever see Moonbeam stopping it.

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest

    Delta Smelt—————-2
    California——————0

  • Shlomo_More

    Come to the Mental Acknowledgement that this is the Elites REWILDING (as written about in “The Wildlands Project” by Dave Foreman)
    They will stop at nothing to accomplish their REWILDING.
    This means also, that Farming that is considered “Unsustainable” under the UN AGENDA 21 Guidelines to HAVED TO become COLLECTIVIZED as was done in the Old Soviet Union that caused the HOLODOMOR/Mass Starvation of Farming peoples.
    They literally were worked to death, and not allowed to even eat the husks.
    Everything was Collectivized and Collected for shipment to where the STATE/Gov’t said it would go and how much.

  • Shlomo_More

    Oh, you don’t believe in the UN AGENDA 21 huh ?
    Then why does every City and County in California pay ICLEI Dues ?
    ICLEI is the Local Implementation of UN AGENDA 21

  • leopard_colony

    The most obvious water thieves are all the people illegally here living off the water supply we Americans built. Along with living off our taxes through food stamps, welfare, etc etc. Send the millions of illegals back home where they have plenty of water. If the government doesn’t do it then the people will do it.

  • Shlomo_More

    Where do you suppose all this “Global Cooling” “Global Warming” “Climate Change” comes from ?

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Sasha Khokha is the host of The California Report  weekly magazine program, which takes listeners on sound-rich radio excursions around the Golden State.

As The California Report's Central Valley Bureau Chief for nearly a dozen years, Sasha brought the lives and concerns of rural Californians to listeners around the state. Sasha's reporting helped exposed the hidden price immigrant women janitors and farmworkers may pay to keep their jobs: sexual assault at work -- and helped change California law with regard to sexual harassment of farmworkers.  She's won a national PRNDI award for investigative reporting, as well as multiple prizes from the Radio Television News Directors Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.

She began her radio career in waterproof overalls, filing stories about the salmon fishery at Raven Radio in Sitka, AK. She has produced and reported for several documentary films. Calcutta Calling, about children adopted from India to Swedish-Lutheran Minnesota, was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Sasha is  a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Brown University, and is the mother of two young children.

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