Its has been quite interesting to watch the media coverage of the floods here in California, particularly the Los Angeles area, where it has been raining quite hard for nearly four days. They cover the sensational stories like mud slides and flash flooding by sending their field reporters out in full rain gear and make them wade out into the mud to show us how deep it is. One reporter actually had to be rescued by the Los Angeles County Fire Department after becoming stuck in the mud.
I would say that it was the hardest I have ever seen it rain here but what people around the country don’t seem to understand is that storms like this happen more often then most would believe. After all, we are just minutes from the biggest ocean in the world, and that ocean has been known to spit out huge storms that can effect the weather paterns all over the world.
Here is a link to NOAA.org which shows the rainfall totals from July 1, 2013 to present. According to NOAA, after this series of storms, we have received more than 12 inches of rain which brings Southern California to our annual average for rainfall.
Yet after the first day of the rain here, USA Today had already reported this headline which reads
“California soaked, but not enough to break the drought.” The storm had just begun at the time USA Today had published the story and they have been updating the story ever since to make it look more relevant and make us believe that they actually know what they are talking about.
This is a passage from the article which reads “Although the storm lingered Saturday before moving east, it is just the beginning of what the region needs to pull out of a major drought, says Michelle Mead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Sacramento.”
I am sitting here writing this and looking out the window as it continues to rain, quite heavily at times, yet according to the article, the storm moved out of the area yesterday. Its as if these reporters just make this stuff up as they go.
The reality here in California is that water is indeed a precious commodity and trust me when I say it, the local and state governments as well as unions know this and make huge profits off of making sure there is just enough to go around. California Governor Brown was telling anyone in the media that would listen about how the California drought was a “crisis” and could “cripple” the California agricultural community of the central valley as well as hamper wine production.
Brown also said just two weeks ago that President Obama should declare a “State of emergency” which of course would mean that Jerry and his fellow democrats would get billions of federal dollars to help pay the staggering debt that California has amassed under 40 years of liberal control and not a penny would go to building sorely needed reserviors for the 37 million people that live and work here. All of this rain caused Jerry Brown to pull out his umbrella and hold an outdoor press conference to tell us all that the drought would not be over even if we had “100 more storms like this” which is absolute nonsense. If we had 100 more storms like this last one, we had better start building arks.
Its all just part of living in one of most beautiful, but also one of the most corrupt states in the nation. That’s the thing about California that most across the United States don’t understand. Everything which will happen 20 years from now in middle America started 20 years before in the socialist republic of California.
I can see the day where California will be nothing more than a collection of welfare serfs and their socialist leaders begging for money from the federal government after having outlawed and regulated all of the taxpayers and taxpaying businesses out of the state.