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Posted on July 4 at 5:29 a.m.
What about the threat to our Constitutional rights of representation, Don? Where is your outrage about our laws being written by monied interests ? While you and Diana do your chicken little act fretting about Obama, our Constitution is being hijacked by allowing the floodgates to open on sleazy corporate legal bribery. Where is your outrage on that ?
On Happy Birthday, America
Posted on July 1 at 2:32 a.m.
Delmarsh has a very good point. We need to hear what path of inattention we traversed to reach a point where millions of gallons of useable water is lost daily. There surely is a major deficiency in leadership that has led to this debacle.
On It's Time for Recyled Water
Posted on July 1 at 2:21 a.m.
For those whose abhorrence has waned with time -http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/us/before-shooting-in-iraq-warning-on-blackwater.html?_r=1
On Which neocon has been most wrong about so much at the expense of so many?
Posted on June 27 at 6:04 p.m.
The man with no heart should also be a man with no country. If there was ever true justice meted out for the needless bloodshed in Iraq, Cheney would be rotting in a cell at Gitmo.
Posted on June 27 at 6:02 a.m.
KV , perhaps Dewd preferred McCain/Palin in 08. I know Sarah can't see Iran from Wassilla, but they were quite a pair with shaky credentials on dealing with the most urgent issues of that period. McCain himself declared economic ignorance , while employing Phil Gramm as his chief economic advisor. The same Phil Gramm who championed dereg of banking , and the repeal of Glass-Steagall precipitating the great Bush recession. Or perhaps Dewd chose Romney in the last cycle. The same Romney that made saber rattling and threats to Iran a major part of his platform . Yeah,we would be in much better shape had those candidates prevailed....... not.
On Legal Expert Calls for Supreme Court Reform
Posted on June 25 at 4:43 a.m.
The pipe dream of recycled water meeting all of the proposed 7000 new wells needs is a hallucination. Can't be done, despite the fantastic public relations blow job that Santa Maria Energy and the Andy Caldwell Crowd are performing on the public.
On Steam Versus Fracturing
Posted on June 24 at 5:11 p.m.
Realitycheck needs a serious reality check. Yes, frackers across the nation are now scrambling to find non potable sources of water for their operations. That is only now beginning to happen after years of sucking from rivers, lakes and wells in competition with domestic water suppliers and farmers. Drillers in Pennsylvania are still using almost 70% potable water for fracking there. You are all wet ,Reality, and I hope it's with frack liquids.
Posted on June 19 at 6:41 a.m.
Cheney told us in 94 that Iraq was a volatile quagmire to be avoided at all costs. Was it the allure of petrodollars that miraculously changed his mind? Now he lambasts Obama for not having a magic wand to wave and make the whole mess go away. What a snake. I say round up all the Cheney's , all the Bushes and Rumsfelds, Addingtons , Rices and all the other chicken hawks , strap on the rifles and ship them off to Iraq to try and complete their " courageous mission" .
On Another Day, Another Dog
Posted on June 16 at 5:59 p.m.
Thanks RHS & JohnAdams for bringing a little common sense to the discussion. SME & the other drillers would have us believe that "recycled" water will supply their needs for 7000 + new wells. Isn't that a cute story? There is no polite way to say it - THEY ARE LYING ! They will pipe a token amount of recycled water to a couple of locations to have a good story to tell, but..... It is not logistically possible to supply 7000 wells in totally divergent rural locations with recycled water by pipeline, and trucking all that water creates a whole other nightmare. These Slick Willies will out bid farmers, arrange shady deals with local ranches to buy well water and otherwise cause all sorts of mayhem in their in reaching their goals. I say no dice.
On High-Intensity Oil-Extraction Ban Headed to Ballot
Posted on June 13 at 4:44 a.m.
I don't like the Tea Party or the far right faction that has hijacked the GOP. That being said, I think it best that we give Adam a little slack. There is no doubt that our government has evolved into a lumbering behemoth. He is right about the costs of our county labor force. Consider this from his recent letter in the SB View- " The problem is labor costs. It’s not that we have more workers. The county workforce has actually shrunk by 5 percent over the last 10 years. The problem is cost per worker. Ten years ago, the average county worker cost $79,333. Ten years later, the number is $125,732. That’s an increase of 57 percent. " Sometimes we have to listen to folks we don't agree with and I think there is some merit in his arguments about our maintenance liabilities and spiraling labor costs.
On County Approves Budget over Adam's Objections