I can’t lie to you, dear reader; picking on the State of California has become far too simple in this day and age of a radicalized left and the democrats’ obsession with the constructs of socialism.
Now, please don’t fill my inbox with hate mail – I completely understand that there are essentially two Californias, with the southern, coastal areas acting much like New York City does when it comes to the politics of the entire state. I also have plenty of patriotic friends who live in the The Golden State, so when I come in here with a hot take about the way California is terrorizing their citizens, please know that I’m simply raging against the leftist political machine in charge.
Earlier this year, we heard about a plan to force all Californians to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes. Solar power is great, don’t get me wrong, but the government should never force Americans into such a position against their will. It’s almost like forcing us to buy health insurance…and we all know how well that turned out.
Now, The Bear Republic is heading down a new rabbit hole, attempting to tell their citizens whether or not they are allowed to do laundry on certain days.
California Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills that will force water districts and municipalities to permanently adopt even more aggressive water rationing level than during the state’s 5-year drought.
The San Jose Mercury News reported that Brown issued a press statement that a changing environment means the state must begin to conserve water resources in preparation for the next drought. Brown started: “We have efficiency goals for energy and cars – and now we have them for water.”
Gov. Brown signing AB 1668 sponsored by Assemblywoman Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) and SB 606 sponsored by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), will require California’s urban water districts, large agricultural water districts and municipal governments to develop plans for strict annual water budgets by January 1, 2020; start implementing long-term water use efficiency standards by June 30, 2022; and achieve their assigned water rationing goals beginning in 2027.
Water conservation director for the Natural Resources Defense Council Tracy Quinn said that the combined daily indoor and outdoor water use has already dropped from 109 gallons a day in 2013, to about 90 gallons a day in 2017.
We are all keenly aware of the pros and cons of using “all natural” beauty products such as deodorant, toothpaste, and soap, particularly when it comes to their odor-fighting properties. Cutting laundry and showering times in a bleeding heart, tree-hugging populace such as you’d find in Southern California is going to make residents wish they had more smog in order to keep upwind hippies from ruining their lunch.