I’ve been marveling at the beauty that is California when she’s had enough to drink. The hills around us are so green they literally send my mind soaring across the sea to another green place I’ve been. I do miss Ireland, me travels about her and me river walks for sure. Unfortunately, all this beauty comes with a price.
The damn at Oroville is just one example of a severely crumbling and neglected infrastructure here in California. And yet, the folks running the show in Sacramento, the Moonbeam Team, are possessed with building an unneeded high-speed rail system and water tunnels that will bypass and wreak havoc on the natural bay area ecosystem.
Now, I daren’t say that we ought to forget the obviously more important issues of the day (tongue-in-cheek); like getting more NorCal water to the water-hogs in the LA basin so the elites can guzzle more for their lawns, hot-tubs and pools, in favor of NOT screwing up the bay area’s ecosystem, forever. Nor would I dare suggest that our being the first in the nation to have that coveted high-speed rail system running (even if it runs from nowhere to nowhere) wasn’t a more dire need than fixing the abhorrent road surfaces all over this quickly decaying mess the Moonbeamites have made of California.
Aside from diverting infrastructure funding to his plans for the rail system, funds that could and should have been used to shore up this and many of California’s other failing dams, levees, sewer and water sytems, roads, ad infinitum; Moonbeam continues to push both the rail and water tunnel projects, the funding of which must come from Cali’s own coffers. So strapped are we by his idiot’s dance of economic suicide, he is now begging at the federal trough for emergency funds to deal with the rain damage from a president he just finished spitting all over with his sanctuary policies. And just for good measure, there’s way more rain in the forecast.
Moreover, and in spite of the multi-year drought we are recovering from, there are no plans to build more reservoirs for water storage? Just think what we could do with the coming spring melt from the mountains, which hasn’t even started yet, itself at record high levels, had we the foresight to build reservoirs rather than spend billions on a functionless rail system that is already so far overbudget as to bankrupt a small country…
AND STILL, IT HAS NO BEGINNING AND NO END.
In passing Californians watch billions of acre-feet of precious life-giving water running away to the sea every single day. But hell, we laid another 50 feet of track today and it only cost an estimated $250 million…give or take.
So too, he continues to drive a water tunnel project that will destroy the bay area ecosystem. There is no doubt of this. Make no mistake, in water-short years, and there will be more of those here, there always are; because of the tunnels’ diversion, there will be too little flow through the delta to sustain it. It will die. This is insanity run amok and it originates with Moonbeam Jerry Brown. The man needs to be committed. He’s gone way over the edge.
Hey, Jerry here’s some ideas for you to try out:
- Instead of killer tunnels in my neighborhood, build desalination plants all along the south coast. Problem solved. Leave NorCal’s water alone.
- Fix the roads, dams, levees, pipes, sewers…etc.
- Secure the power grid.
- While you’re at it, run your high-speed and tunnel plans where the sun doesn’t shine.
Ah, but my words fall on deaf ears. Moonbeam is as batty as Pelosi and the electorate is pretty much all hooked on stupid. He (and his cronies) win. Cali loses. So does the USA. Cali, when functioning, is the economic powerhouse of the Americas. It’s why I moved here. Ho-hum!
Who knows, maybe this collapse will be a wake up call and Reagan’s California will rise again. Yeah, right. They moved to Texas.