Californian Shower Police- another example of Progressive insanity

Shower policeLast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Governor Jerry Brown said Californians will face heavy fines for taking long showers.

“This executive order is done under emergency power. It has the force of law. Very unusual. It’s requiring action and changes in behavior from the Oregon border all the way to the Mexican border. It affects lawns. It affects people’s — how long they stay in the shower. How businesses use water. ….If they don’t comply, people can be fined $500 a day. Districts can go to court to get a cease and desist order. The enforcement mechanism is powerful. In a drought of this magnitude, you have to change that behavior and you have to change it substantially.”

Most readers will recognise this as typical degenerate progressive behaviour and wonder how the idiot Brown imagines he is going to measure how long each person in California takes in the shower. Its just more of the same old left wing lunacy, where they create a problem through over-regulation and then compound the problem by making more intrusive legislation to try and fix it.

The water shortage in California is a direct result of imbecilic left wing environmental regulations. Potential Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina exposes the root of the problem.

“That’s the tragedy of California, because of liberal environmentalists’ insistence — despite the fact that California has suffered from droughts for millennia, liberal environmentalists have prevented the building of a single new reservoir or a single new water conveyance system over decades during a period in which California’s population has doubled. California is a classic case of liberals being willing to sacrifice other people’s lives and livelihoods at the altar of their ideology”.

Carly is right and they’re doing it all over the globe. 93% of the water used in California is consumed by agriculture but environmentalists have continually stymied plans to pump farm water in from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, saying it would harm endangered fish species. A bill to allow the pumping has stalled under threat of Obama’s vetoe.

This kind of idiot thinking exists right across the West. In Australia billions have been wasted on desalination plants built as a substitute for dams. The plants in Victoria and Qld are now mothballed at a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars per year in maintenance.

As usual, there is no accountability from the left. If the same type of idiots didn’t infest the news media maybe there would be. I’ll bet the death of a dolphin in a fish net in NZ creates more outrage than the murder of 150 Christians in Kenya.



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5 replies

  1. One would have thought that in the capitalist US the market would have sorted out the problem.

    Either you allow alternative supplies to come on line or you let the price mechanism sort it out. Prices go up until demand drops to meet the supply.

    But you cant have it both ways.

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    • Kalifornia is a soviet style disaster. Now that Silicon Valley has collapsed they’re in big strife, economically and socially.

      The left always try and hit the powerhouses in a country first. Detroit, Chicago, New York, Kalifornia, all victims of the left and their strategic political power grab. Once these places are crippled the rest of the country is easy picking for them.

      Texas stands firm. So far anyway.

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  2. Question…How the idiot Brown imagines he is going to measure how long each person in California takes in the shower???

    Answer…

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/01/19/police-radar-see-through-walls/22007615/

    WASHINGTON — At least 50 U.S. law enforcement agencies have secretly equipped their officers with radar devices that allow them to effectively peer through the walls of houses to see whether anyone is inside

    Those agencies, including the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service, began deploying the radar systems more than two years ago with little notice to the courts and no public disclosure of when or how they would be used

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