“California’s Two Droughts”


Not to worry! Sandra Fluke is running for the state senate!


An article by one of my favorite contemporary writers — the remarkable classicist, historian, and farmer Victor Davis Hanson — about my late great home state:





  • Guy Briggs

    I recognize that sign! Bakersfield, right?

  • peredehuit

    If Victor Davis Hanson is correct, it will be interesting to see what the next 60 to 90 days brings.

  • RaymondSwenson

    Unfortunately, the mindset is not unique to California. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 was passed by Congress with no appreciation for the number of obscure species in existence, which were given absolute priority in the law over every human need. It empowered biologists tremendously, and other scientific professions are trying to ride global warming to the same apex in society, in which they are the indispensable arbiters of an unnecessarily limited menu of sources of energy.

  • RaymondSwenson

    Incidentally, the fact there is no water in a river will not prevent the Army Corps of Engineers.from prosecuting you for dumping sand into the riverbed because it is “waters of the United States”, and the local municipality will be required to track all water flows in their storm sewers as required under a stormwater permit under Section 402 of the Clean Water Act.