ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

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  1. My weekly allotment- of vodka?
    It is to laugh, Comrade!

    Comment by Paul Moore — August 16, 2015 @ 9:01 am

  2. Do you know how many allotments of water it takes to make one allotment of vodka?

    Occam’s hatchet says use New generation Nuclear technology (idiot proof) to run the massive desalination plants. Also to run the pumps for the melting glaciers towed from the arctic. Not to mention the huge fresh water aquifers apparently sitting under the continental shelf. What fresh, disruptive technology is needed for these? None.

    Considering bottled water already costs more than gasoline per gallon, the cost of these measures shouldn’t be a hardship. What if they diverted funds from the train to nowhere to an Apollo sized program to hydrate Kalifornia?
    The inversion layer is the limit!

    Comment by mech — August 16, 2015 @ 9:23 am

  3. When you depend on the gummint for the supply side,
    it will eventually control the demand side, too.
    Gummint will, as a consequence of its very nature, eventually ignore the hard-to-do supply side and try to manage the easier-to-do demand side.

    Big Dams was a product of the justification for Big Gov’t (and to fight a war) back when Progs believed in actual progress. Now, with the re-definition of “progress,” they don’t give a … hoot about old-tech.
    Now, Progs propose huge Big Gov’t projects to do something other than build olde tyme icky-tech dams. Something, you know, high-tech, pie-in-the-sky, and shinyyy.

    Commercial desalination would be a likely move, if it weren’t for gummint’s inevitable urge to control competition by imposing barriers to entry (i.e. protecting established concerns with their campaign contributors — crony capitalism).

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — August 16, 2015 @ 9:42 am

  4. Hey, I know!
    Go ask Israel.
    They depend on desalination.

    Or you could ask me.
    I depended on a reverse-osmosis-generated water supply powered by solar panels on my boat for three years after I retired. (Here’s a picture of me making drinking water.)

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — August 16, 2015 @ 10:24 am

  5. ^ 3: Gumming will, as a consequence of its very nature, eventually ignore the hard-to-do supply side and try to manage the easier-to-do demand side.

    “If California is going to have 50 million people,” Gov. Jerry Brown has said, “they’re not going to live … the way people do today.”

    Amazing! Doug and Jerry on the same page… sorta.

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — August 16, 2015 @ 10:33 am

  6. The next drought: Water officials endorse a ‘less is more’ strategy for the future.

    How about this: Dem officials endorse a ‘less illegal recently documented non-citizens is more water for actual citizens’ strategy for the future?

    Or do they really think that the Leftist Elite will continue the peaceable enjoyment of their lush, palatial enclaves when millions of waterless minorities majorities have regular water riots?

    Will the well-watered elite be in favor of “hands up, don’t shoot” when the unwashed* masses are climbing over the walls said elite were all in favor of building around their own palaces?

    Okay, enough radical popularism for one day.

    * pun/irony intended

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — August 16, 2015 @ 10:50 am

  7. Are they going to start genetically engineering the residents to not need as much water? Or will government issued still suits become the norm?

    Comment by mech — August 16, 2015 @ 11:24 am

  8. IinD ^6
    Illegals, BYO water.
    I cite the precedent of the Chilkoot Pass.

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — August 16, 2015 @ 12:20 pm

  9. Jerry is out of his fuckin’ mind.

    Look, just tell the greenies to go piss up a rope and build some damn dams in LA, willya? And a few more in the Sierra couldn’t hurt.

    Comment by mojo — August 16, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

  10. Kalinfornia is going NATIVE!

    Yep, back to the days of wigwam, tee-pees, and fake deer skins.

    Of course the politicians will still have air conditioning, mansions, yachts, etc.. but the, you know, people, will just have to go native.

    Gosh darn nitwits.

    Comment by Deaf Smith — August 16, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

  11. ^days of wigwam, tee-pees
    Yeah, no water, so wig yer wam, pee in a cup, make tee, Yannow, the Natives called it peetee and the White Man has had it backward for two hundred years. All along we thought they were talking about lodging.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — August 16, 2015 @ 4:11 pm

  12. I see a lot of references here to Natives, so for the dry, thirsty, or out of cash, how about a rain dance?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llfNRGQ7Tlg

    Comment by Ironic in Denver — August 16, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

  13. ^ Yeah, a rain dance.
    Reckon they ought’a fergit about the EPA or Corps of Engineers dealin’ with the drought and bring in the National Endowment for the Arts?

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — August 16, 2015 @ 10:32 pm

  14. There are some things that need to be needlepointed on a pillow or engraved on stone or *something* to keep the idea firmly in minds. This is one:

    When you depend on the gummint for the supply side,
    it will eventually control the demand side, too.
    –DM

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — August 17, 2015 @ 7:00 am

  15. ^Chisel that on Mt. Rushmore and change the HOLLYWOOD sign to say that.

    Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — August 17, 2015 @ 9:15 am

  16. Your weekly allotment. Use it well— lets see — if it were vodka we’d definatly lead to demanding more—- or one vodka but stinky parts? What evah would ah choose?????

    Comment by geezerette — August 17, 2015 @ 11:29 am

  17. Claire ^14
    Wow, needlepointed.
    That’s … that’s a kind of immortality.
    Thanks

    Comment by DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this) — August 17, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

  18. ^Kinda like being permanently appointed to Grandma’s sofa (or is it davenport?)?

    Comment by mech — August 17, 2015 @ 2:45 pm

  19. *I* ain’t yer grandma, Sonny…

    Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — August 17, 2015 @ 9:43 pm

  20. ^ D’oh, just thinking a few decades down the road. Uh, was thinking in the generic “where I’ve seen needlepoint pillows before”. . .

    * keeps digging back to that left turn back in Albuquerque*

    Comment by mech — August 18, 2015 @ 7:47 am

  21. “Mindful that only nature can whip a drought…” – What part of ‘you live in a freaking desert’ don’t these people understand?

    Comment by Tranplanr — August 18, 2015 @ 8:26 am

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