Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Yes, Lisa, of course Republicans can make it snow in the Sierra Nevada, and end droughts elsewhere in the state, with a stroke of your pen.

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 1 year ago

    The Democrats there will just do what they always do: Announce an Emergency Tax!

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    Ms Benson is agreeing with the Republican mantra that has “blamed water shortages in California’s Central Valley on government policies that have required officials to keep a certain amount of water flowing through the delta to protect fish.”


    Some of us remember when California was suffering a drought several decades ago and posted on all the public sanitary facilities: “In this land of sun and fun/We never flush for number one.”


    Clearly, what’s needed is to eliminate the government regulations that are preventing private businesses from generating all the water California needs. I’m sure, if the government would just get out of the way, Hank Reardon or John Galt could easily generate so much water Californians wouldn’t need those shower heads or low-flush toilets. Just as, if it weren’t for government regulations, John Galt could have built a perpetual motion machine, an electric motor that turned the generator that recharged the battery that supplied electricity to the motor. The only reason such motors aren’t running all our cars is government regulation, supported by those liars who push the myth of thermodynamics.

  4. mskemple

    mskemple said, about 1 year ago

    Natural disasters are fun for no one. A drought is an agonizingly slow natural disaster. Soon it will affect many more of us at the grocery store or food bank as Ca is a large food producer. Hang in there all you left coasters , others are praying with you and for you!

  5. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, about 1 year ago

    California can have all of our snow free of charge. All they need are a bunch of 3 mile (5km) long trains to haul it away.
    Come to Chicago. BTW, dress in 5 thick layers of clothing.

  6. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t see whats wrong with saving money in the long run. Invest in isolation to keep your fuel costs down. Invest in LFT and WSSH to keep your water costs down. Is it possible that Lisa is from Texas? Because we know how Texans are in regard to “right-sizing” things: “Yeeeah, the bigger the better!!!” :-)

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    In the early 70’s Scientific American published a study that predicted the situation that now exists and has existed in California. Although California has extended considerable effort to maintain an adequate water supply, those efforts don’t come until after the demand for water far exceeds their current capability to supply same.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    So the Republicans are looking to use federal law circumvent state law in allowing more water to be pumped from the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.

    Let’s aside the fact that this goes against the state’s rights Republicans often claim they want to protect. CA is in the middle of a nasty drought. If they pump more water out of the delta than is coming in, what happens then? They can pump it dry, but they’d still be hungry for more. Then what?

    The words “conservative” and “conservation” have the same root word: conserve. Republicans say they believe in not spending more money than they take in. Why do they not apply that to water? Don’t use more water than can be replaced. If there’s a drought, conserve as much water as you can. That is the conservative thing to do.

  9. denis1112

    denis1112 said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    The city of San Francisco said a while back that the low flow toilets did not put enough water in the sewer to flush the crap out of the sewer to the water treatment plant.So the city was having to pump over a million gallons a day into the sewer to get the crap into the water treatment plant.Thus saving no water and costing the city money.The water Dept where I live said the same thing.Hence the water bill went up even though we use less water.Libtards in charge.No savings ,but they spin it like there is.
    No link look it up yourself.Do your own homework.

  10. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    I don’t know trout. Seems to me there is plenty of snow …………

    But then I can not tell from this map if your mountains are included (bad eyes even with glasses)

    http://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/3d_usa_snow_02-07-14.jpg

  11. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    A lot of cruel people posting pleasure that our neighbors in California are having problems. Last Cmas, I had the chance to drive through a large swath of where our food comes from and watching workers going through elaborate measures to water plants while preventing as much evaporation as possible. We also drove past a reservoir where the lake was over one hundred feet below the lip of the reservoir and even the fish walk was above the water.
    Many are probably tired of my harping about the need for a water management pipeline that will take water from areas experiencing floods to areas in need of water, as well as my belief of a need for desalination plants for times when floods are not providing enough water. Brine seems to have some use or that brine mining operation in Louisiana wouldn’t have destroyed that bayou down there.
    The good news, according to a weather report I saw yesterday, is a phenomena called the “Pineapple Express” that is going to bring rain and snow from Hawaii to our parched neighbors in CA, though it is unlikely to be enough.
    A major aquifer in the western USA, used for agriculture and communities, is being drained at a faster rate than expected, and as the water is removed, a hollow place with nothing to press at the sides will grow increasing the chance and consequences of earthquakes.
    It is easy for people to gloat when others are facing hardships. It is also cruel and mean spirited to do so. It is un Christian, (probably violates other principles of other religions) and un American.
    We need to work together as neighbors in order to make this nation as great as we believe it can be, and has been. Our history is rife with mistakes, but in that history, we have shown we can be our best selves when things are at their worst.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  12. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    If you live in California my advice is… Buy luggage!
    .
    California brought much of this drought problem on themselves. For decades California used surplus water from the Colorado River to supply the Southern part of the state. Arizona, Nevada, and tribal use has ended that.
    That created a huge shortage because California’s government did NOTHING to create their own water storage systems being complacent and short-sighted.
    Then the Greentards came along and got California to remove many dams on rivers that. That lowered storage capacity often to nil. On the same thread the Greentards have fought against reservoirs and artificial lakes meaning no cushion if there was a drought.
    So, today we find you can water your lawn in Phoenix and fill your swimming pool, wash your car in the driveway, and pay a reasonable price for water. In California you can’t do any of that.
    California was and is run by the same sort of morons that drove places like Detroit into the ground.

  13. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    As a Floridian and in the top ten food producing states (number 10 but hey) which provide over 50% of the food consumed in our land, I can’t help but think that if number one (CA) falls by the wayside, will that move MY state up in ability to provide jobs in agriculture? Selfish, I know, but I HAD the thought …..

    Then I did some more thinking and found that money wise CA reaps about 13% – more or less – of the profit from food sales and THAT is where they are number one.

    Further, the US is a NET EXPORTER of food. So, how much of that production and sale of food is garnered from exports?

    But numero uno IS numero uno.

    Conservation is the way to go. One of the thing a “conservative” supports. It’s why I have solar panels, a hybrid car, a catch and release habit and a back yard garden and a reclaimed water system for all irrigation along with rain barrels, a computer run A/C and so on. Conservation rocks.

    I hope that CA manages to address and rectify all their problems in the near future. I do not think that the political landscape will help in that endeavor.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Most of California, especially the “agricultural sections” IS DESERT! The groundwater couldn’t begin to sustain the use, so decades ago, the City guys in L.A. made a deal to steal all the water from Owens Valley, then the Colorado River, then Feather, Sacramento, and all other river systems were diverted.


    When the Spanish arrived, the native tribes called what is now the Los Angeles basin, because of inversions, and wild fires common in the chaparral, and even up into the mountains.


    California has LONG had some of the worst land use, and water use policies, IN THE WORLD, not just the U.S. Copying that idiocy has done huge damage in many areas, and the “politics” of that ridiculous excuse for “planning” IS a large part of the problem from all “parties” over time.


    The Sun Belt across the U.S. has done everything stupid they possibly could with regard to water, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas have all developed large population dependency on non-sustainable water policy, and the war has just begun.

  15. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    A line disappeared, the natives in “Los Angeles” called the area, “The smokey place”. They also had lots of grizzly bears, the last on in the state killed in 1922. So much for the “Bear Flag Republic” and “conservation” of resources.

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