California Aims For Permanent Stupidity

“There is science, logic, reason; there is thought verified by experience. And then there is California.”

– Edward Abbey

A few months ago, the fake news New York Times and the fake governor Jerry Brown announced the California permanent drought. Look at that very serious expression on his face!

California Braces for Unending Drought – The New York Times

California is now getting record rain and snow.

Lake Tahoe, CA (96150) Forecast | Weather Underground

Governor Brown is well practiced at this comedy routine. He did the exact same thing 40 years ago, right before the floods came.

21 Feb 1977, Page 1 – The Bakersfield Californian

16 Feb 1980, Page 1 – Poughkeepsie Journal

Progressives are incapable of learning.  I assume this has something to do with substance abuse, Like listening to NPR for example.

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31 Responses to California Aims For Permanent Stupidity

  1. Don B says:

    “In 1861, farmers and ranchers were praying for rain after two exceptionally dry decades. In December their prayers were answered with a vengeance, as a series of monstrous Pacific storms slammed—one after another—into the West coast of North America, from Mexico to Canada. The storms produced the most violent flooding residents had ever seen, before or since.

    “Sixty-six inches of rain fell in Los Angeles that year, more than four times the normal annual amount, causing rivers to surge over their banks, spreading muddy water for miles across the arid landscape.”

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/atmospheric-rivers-california-megaflood-lessons-from-forgotten-catastrophe/

    Imagine that – bad weather which was not caused by humans!

    • Brad says:

      Before it was caused by man, the same people thought bad weather was caused by God. They just changed religions.

      • Gail Combs says:

        And they burned witches for failed crops…

        We are not quite to that point yet.

        • Menicholas says:

          Heavy rains, crop failures, witch trials…and a man named Anthony?
          Hmmmm…sounds like it may be ergotism, better known as Saint Anthony’s Fire:

          http://customers.hbci.com/~wenonah/history/ergot.htm

          • Gail Combs says:

            Ergotism may be the problem with the Granola State….

            LSD is one of the most powerful hallucinogenic drugs known. It was invented in 1938 by the Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman, who was interested in developing medicines from compounds in ergot, a fungus that attacks rye. Although LSD is purely synthetic, clues to its biological activity can be found by tracing the history of the fungus from which it is derived.
            Ergot

            Ergot of rye is produced by a lower fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that grows parasitically on rye and, to a lesser extent, on other species of grain and on wild grasses….

            http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/lsd/lsd.htm

      • ken dacus says:

        Wish I’d written that. Nice.

  2. Bill Odom says:

    California: the Granola State… filled with nuts and flakes.

  3. RAH says:

    Joe Bastardi mentioned a couple days ago that they may see snow right down to sea level over a large part of the state.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I sure hope Joe is correct. I am willing to put up with fighting with frozen stock tanks and frozen hoses to see the West Coast liberals freezing their fingers off.

      • David A says:

        I thought you were in Carolina?

        • RAH says:

          She is but this coming Arctic blast is supposed to effect all or part of every one of the lower 48 states. If it snows in places in California where it’s rare I’m sure we’ll hear about it.

        • Gail Combs says:

          Yes, I am in mid-North Carolina (The piedmont)
          They are forecasting ice pellets and snow for this weekend. We do get snow on occasion. We just do not have many plows or trucks to sand the roads so it is a real circus. A couple weeks ago we say cars off the road every mile or two from the ice on the roads.

  4. Latitude says:

    I think it’s a brain defect…either that, or the brain defect causes them to become liberals
    ….something like that

    Either way, they are incapable of seeing sine waves…
    …everything that happens….”if this trend continues”
    scared silly

    ….believing in evolution….but having no clue about what drives it

    • gator69 says:

      It ain’t the liberals… sheep in wolves clothing.

    • Gail Combs says:

      Our Commie run school systems teach students to FEEL not think. It makes them SOOooo much easier to control.

      At this point the kids now entering the workforce are so crippled you get videos like this telling corporations that they are ‘OBLIGED’ to undo the damage done by the Commie run school systems instead of kicking their butts out the door. The millenials will change WHEN they decide to change and like an alcoholic no amount of outside help will work until THEY decide to change.

      Simon Sinek ( motivational leadership guru and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post) on Millennials in the Workplace.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

      He identifies part of the problem.
      First millennials have been given instant gratificatin all their lives (to prevent temper tantrums) so when they enter the work place, they are surprised that they don’t have instant impact (and do not get THEIR way.)

      Second he says that they are addicted to technology esp. facebook and twitter, (where they get instant approval from their buddies for any thought/feeling going through their empty heads.) This has been proven to create dopamine in their systems. link When they leave the false universe of their childhood and face the reality of actually having to work for a living they are subject to depression and suicide. (Once they realize temper tantrums no longer work.)

      What is hysterical is the Salon article, again by Simon Sinek, blames the PARENTS and not all the advice (and even laws) given on how to raise your kids. (Don’t spank and now Don’t yell) Or the government controlled day cares and schools that have the kids for the majority of their childhood.

      How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial “Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault”

      Progressives Christian also take the no ‘corporal punishment’ stand. Which unfortunately has lead, in many cases, to the no discipline only bribery school of child rearing.
      5 myths of ‘Biblical spanking.’ Taking the text literally would land you in jail.
      Interesting that after 120,000 years, humans have only now, when the Progressives want to destroy the USA, figure out how to raise a child….

      In any type of training there are two important rules:
      First rule is ‘whose boss’ Without respect you just lost.
      Second rule is ‘no one gets hurt’
      Sometimes ‘corporal punishment’ is the only way to get those two very important points across.

      A child wilfully disobeying and placing themselves in danger, eg running into the street, may need a pop on the butt to get the point across ‘NO MEANS NO!’ and make it stick. However physical punishment should ONLY be used for major breaches or it loses its effectiveness. Worse it switches respect into fear.

      Since I have been doing children’s entertainment for close to thirty years I see the stark difference between the Christian raised children; polite, helpful and happy — and the non-Christian raised kids; pushy, screaming, yelling and disorganized.

      I think the Christians have it figured out.

  5. R. Shearer says:

    Nice article on the rejection of faulty climate science by the electorate. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/1/big-green-biggest-loser-of-2016/

    • Gail Combs says:

      This comment from the Washington Times article is a real winner:

      Nick Tanuge

      I live in California, and the state’s obsession with green is killing jobs, driving up energy prices, and guaranteeing future brownouts in the future. Sure, California is producing tons of solar (see the duck curve) but there is no way to store it that doesn’t cost 5 times as much as it cost to produce it (which is still very high). The few technologies that might work – hydro pumped storage – are rejected by the environmentalists running the state.

      Illegal immigration has turned California into a South American governed state. We’ve had multiple democrats in the state legislature going to jail recently (including an anti gun nut Senator who was secretly selling fully auto weapons to Asian gangs). Home prices are going through the roof due to building restrictions and environmental costs (the state wants all new homes to be net zero energy by 2020, which will further increase the costs of these homes).

      And this is in California – where we have sun, moderate temps, and no humidity, which makes it easy. You try to do this in a location where temperatures are below freezing all winter and the humidity is 100%, and where you can’t produce good solar output because of the clouds in winter- and summer! and you are looking at people dying from lack of heat.

      Not that this will happen. The green lobby has been pilloried this time around, and that will give the nation enough time to see how California goes bankrupt going green in the best place in earth to do it.

      My hope is Californicate goes full ‘sanctuary city’ and Trump cuts off ALL Federal funds headed towards Californicate. The federal government pays about 1/2 of California’s bills. link for 2010-11
      “In addition to the approximately $80 billion in federal funding that passes through the state budget, data from the U.S. Census Bureau suggest that the federal government directly expends about $250 billion in California each year.”

      Federal Funds in Health and Human Services Departments was $41 billion
      “Health and Human Services account for more than half of all federal funds appropriated in the state budget.

      $7 billion in federal funds budgeted in the Department of Social Services goes to support three major federal programs: the Child Welfare System, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids program, and administrative support for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
      (formerly known as Food Stamps)”

      So much of the Federal dollars are going to ‘welfare’ Cut off the goodies and the illegals will go home.

      • Nick says:

        Eh. Needs an editor! Dumb Nick!

        But thanks for the kind words!

      • ken dacus says:

        Hi, Gail,
        A few months ago, Trump said “There is no drought.” And I understood what he meant. Now there is signs of no drought. What else can Trump do I wonder.

        Our vineyard is capable of handling a lot of rain, but this stuff is pushing it.

        7 years of drought and then rain. People are always surprised.

  6. ltregulate says:

    Howard Sheckter of http://mammothweather.com/ is predicting between 16 and 17 inches of moisture to hit Mammoth Mountain in the central Sierra in the next 7 days. Although the second storm for the weekend will vary in temperature (Atmospheric River from the Pineapple Express), they will be measuring snow in many multiples of feet by this time next week. Just like the last La Nina in 10-11, all of California is getting trenched so far this season. And yes, we really do need the moisture in central and southern California, who missed out on the El Nino last year. My apologies for being from California. There are some sane people still left here.

    • Gail Combs says:

      My condolences and yes I know there are sane people in California. They just are not in the California government. As long as the state gives drivers licences to illegals and then PAYS** them to vote democrat you will continue to have a corrupt state and local government.

      **reported $200/ strawberry field worker by witness.

  7. Brian G Valentine says:

    Why these people put up with Soviet Communism in California is beyond me.

    Same goes for New York State

    • cdquarles says:

      They put up with it because they know no other way. All other ways have been rendered inoperative. 100+ years of socialism’s failures (pointed out by Ludwig von Mises as failures almost 100 years ago) have been memory-holed and inverted.

  8. Psalmon says:

    CA looking at over 10″ of precip in some mountain locations over the next week.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1IXHNuUQAAXGFT.jpg

    Reservoirs are 96% full compared to average. Seven including the largest Shasta, are past flood control points, meaning they can not legally or safely store more water (several more approaching this point also).

    No CA precip is at 160% of normal and tracking at wettest season in history (82-83) along with Central (130%) and Southern Sierras (120%).

    http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/products/PLOT_ESI.pdf

    Media Narrative will be: CA unable to fill reservoirs despite recent rains.

  9. Psalmon says:

    California now expecting 15 inches of precip over then next 7 days…20 FEET of snow in across the Sierra Nevada…A 300 mi long x 30 mi wide swath of 20 foot snow…If it happened in the I95 corridor it would be a Superstorm Sandy level natural disaster….On track to be wettest year on record in CA.

    Media narrative will be: “CA drought persists despite recent rains”

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