California got $34 billion of stimulizing money that apparently didn’t go to the dam they’ve known for more than a decade was in danger.
Despite more than a decade of warnings about Oroville, there is no public record of the country’s tallest dam receiving any of the more than $34 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act sent to California for infrastructure projects.
I absolutely love this bit
The California Department of Water Resources denied that it had failed to heed concerns about the emergency spillway.
“We have a very rigorous schedule of inspections that is determined by state and federal regulators,” said spokesman Eric See. “We actually do those inspections annually.”
So what you’re saying is that even though you inspected this dam and checked all the right boxes, it’s falling apart?!?!?!!? That can’t be!
Bureaucrats checking boxes is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical bureaucratic ceremony!
So what did they spend that infrastructure money on?
Thompson lauded numerous stimulus projects, which included $2.2 million for “more attractive” sidewalks and $2.5 million for a 205-acre “zero net energy” community on the University of California Davis campus to put a greater “emphasis on walking” and bicycling.
“zero net energy” means, “No modern infrastructure”, which is very Californian. They took infrastructure stimulizing money to create a place with no infrastructure while ignoring the dam that’s GONNA KILL THEM ALL!.
That’s dam funny. And dam endy as well. Glad I don’t live downstream.
This next link should have been first, but then the headline wouldn’t have made any sense. This is fucking outrageous.
By now many of you know that Mike Strickland, a pro-gun, free lance journalist was convicted of 21 counts of self defense on Friday, Feb.10.
Strickland had been attacked by a mob in Portland while covering a “Black Lives Matter” protest. The attack was planned and coordinated in advance.
They went after this guy because in peaceful, tolerant Oregon you cannot go against the tolerance and love of lefties or they’ll fucking beat you into a coma or throw you in jail in a fully justified twisting of laws.
I’d excerpt more of it but it needs to be read in full. The scope of the railroading of this guy is breathtaking.
And the worst part? You know the majority of voters in that bastion of peace, love, inclusion and tolerance would be just happy to see this nazi get putsched.
So a few months ago Yellen was talking about negative interest rates, but that’s when she needed to keep interest rates down so it wasn’t so obvious how screwed we are over debt. Now, she needs to get a president impeached so here we are, watching our fine betters trying so hard to make him unpopular.
The financial world has been put on notice by the US central bank to get ready for interest rate rises, but there is still no word on when…
Yellen did warn about delaying rate hikes: “Waiting too long to remove accommodation would be unwise.
I hate the We’re Better And Smarter Than You Party.
Ann Coulter occasionally goes over the top, but she also is usually spot on.
What have congressional Republicans been doing? Scrapbooking?
More than 90 percent of congressional Republicans kept their jobs after the 2016 election, so you can cross “staffing an entire branch of government” off the list….
The House passed six Obamacare repeals when Obama was president and there was no chance of them being signed into law.
To the delight of the media, these frightened little lambs are appalled by nearly everything Trump does…
Way, way back, 15 long months ago, congressional Republicans didn’t have a problem with a total ban on Syrian and Iraqi refugees. Not for a mere three months like Trump’s order — but permanently…
That bill passed the House with an overwhelming, veto-proof majority, including 47 Democrats. Then it went to the Senate to die.
The establishment pricks of the GOP are not taking their comeuppance well.
More Failure Theater
Massie’s measure consists of only one sentence: “The Department of Education Shall Terminate on December 31, 2018.” He introduced it at the very same time U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate.
I hope, but you know it won’t happen.
Republican-backed legislation to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is definitely one of the shortest bills Congress has dealt with in a while.
“The Environmental Protection Agency shall terminate on December 31, 2018” is all the bill says regarding EPA’s elimination. The bill’s preamble has more words than its legislative language.
And like the previous, it ain’t going anywhere.
So what’s the endgame of Failure Theater?
The Democrat Party really, really is dwindling away before our eyes. But don’t misunderstand me. It’s precisely because of this that the unelected Democrat Party, which is embedded in our nation’s bureaucracy, has taken over the role of the opposition party. And by that I mean all of the Obama appointees in the intelligence community. All of the Obama and Clinton appointees at the departments of justice, departments of state and the defense department, they are all there, and they are working to sabotage the administration of Donald Trump from within. They are doing this with the aid and cooperation of the media. (Don’t forget the GOP pricks like McCain! V)
Putting Teh Peepul in their place (at the feet of our fine moral, social, intellectual and political betters).
Speaking of putting Teh Peepul in their place, Orange Coast Community College slays me. We’ve all seen the story about the kid who recorded his unhinged prof unhingedly attacking Trump ‘forcing’ the school to suspend him. What cracks me up is what he has to do to be readmitted to this fine institution.
To be allowed back in school, the letter says, O’Neil’s essay is to be three pages and double-spaced and must discuss why he videotaped the professor. Also, the essay is to cover his “thoughts and analysis” on why he decided to share the videos, what he thought would happen to Cox and “the impact of the video going ‘viral’ and the ensuing damage to Orange Coast College students, faculty and staff.”
Gee, it’s not as if he’s going to be able to go to another community college! I mean, there are so few of them!
He should write three pages, quadruple-spaced, and discuss how the admin in that community college are bunch of fascist assholes and thank them for letting him know he needed to go to another community college. Preferably in a different state.
A Facebook chatbot is offering hapless men the words to charm any feisty feminist without causing offence.
No really, why?
The worst part is that something that could avoid causing offence to a feminist must be some powerful fucking software and they’re wasting it on talking to feminists.
That’s not funny!