9. Environmentalist wackjobs – the original California fruits and nuts
When people talk about how California is the land of fruits and nuts, they’re not talking about grapes and almonds (although those used to be bountiful crops of our fertile California farmland). No, they’re talking about the people who have made it a lot harder to grow grapes and almonds – or businesses of any kind, really.
A quarter million acres of the most valuable agricultural land anywhere sits idle today because environmentalists thought a tiny fish called the smelt was more important than allowing farmers to water their land.
California Congressman Devin Nunes tried to protect his constituents from the greenies, but to no avail.
That was a couple of years ago, and the court-ordered irrigation stoppage continues, with exactly the results Congressman Nunes predicted.
Isn’t it ironic, how the greenies are directly responsible for the browning of California? There are far, far fewer lush acres of green lettuce, or orchards of walnuts or peaches. The land of hundreds of different crops and half the nation’s produce has been attacked as surely as if terrorists had dropped bombs on it. Worse, even, because if the farmers at least had water, they could plant again. For now – there’s no hope at all.