IF BY “MAN”
you mean “the government”.
And joining me live from California is Congressman Devin Nunes and comedian and activist Paul Rodriguez.
Guys, I don’t know if we can get a shot. It looks like you have over a thousand people there. Is that right?
PAUL RODRIGUEZ, COMEDIAN/ACTIVIST: Well over a thousand, Sean. This is a testament of your message is getting to these people. They’ve been out here for hours. The only water this field has seen is our sweat. But it’s more than we’ve gotten from the government.
HANNITY: Well, Paul, we have had you on about this before. I want you to tell the entire story, because it’s almost unfathomable. Literally, farms are drying up.
RODRIGUEZ: People don’t believe it.
HANNITY: Go ahead, tell them. Tell everybody.
RODRIGUEZ: Well, the problem is the environmental laws, they’re not flexible at all. The very judge that pushed this order to cut off the water said that there was no swivel room to make accommodations for human beings. You know, this fish apparently takes high priority. All the water has been held back.
And we’re left with nothing but â€” right where we’re at, this used to be an almond orchard. We grew some of the sweetest almonds ever. Now it’s firewood. Do you want some? Nobody believes that how I got involved–my mother is from here.
A lot of the “Okies” settled in the San Joaquin Valley. In the decades that followed, state and federal officials built dams and other irrigation projects that helped turn the valley into some of the world’s richest farmland.
But today the San Joaquin Valley is being transformed into a dust bowl. Hundreds of thousands of acres are fallow, while almond and plum trees are being left to die in the scorching sun. Tens of thousands of people have been tossed out of workâ€”the town of Mendota alone has an unemployment rate of about 40%â€”and the lines for food donations stretch down streets. The reason? There isn’t enough water to go around this year, and the Obama administration is drawing up new reasons to divert more of it from farms and people and into the San Francisco Bay.
Forty thousand people thrown out of work and on to the public dole, even though California desperately needs productive taxpayers. Entire communities, communities who survived the Great Depression now see their traditions, their work ethic and their property values discarded like so much trash by their own government. An area the size of Rhode Island turned into a Dustbowl by Design–and in the name of the environment!
The judges, legislators, lawyers and enviromental wackos all have good jobs. with benefits. Meanwhile, their victims are in line down at the food bank. Weren’t some of Milosevic’s indictments for doing stuff like this? It’s like the Enviro-version of Law vs. Order: Special Victims Unit. CSI: Mendota. If this is “law”, why does it feel like “crime”?
This is the mad “Carp Before Carpenters” eco-extremist ideology of today’s Democrats.
And they want to run everyone’s Health Care? They couldn’t run a lemonade stand–they’d kill all the lemon trees for starters.
Had enough yet?