Sean Hannity’s “Fish or Families?” Update: The Valley Hope Forgot

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California Farmers: Put US on the Endangered Species List

Fish or families? The farms that supply much of America’s produce are quickly becoming extinct.

I’ve personally traveled I-5 through the heart of the “Congress-created Dust Bowl” and seen the devastation.  With nearly every avenue for relief exhausted, the situation has only gotten worse and farmers are desperate.

Sitting among acres of dead almond orchards, comedian Paul Rodriquez and Congressman Devin Nunes were interviewed by Sean Hannity as they rallied with thousands of local farmers this week to protest the man made drought and bring public attention to their plight.

“An area the size of Rhode Island is now completely dead.  We provide vegetables for your table, are you going to get your vegetables from China?  They’re building water projects in Brazil and Iraq, but here they’re shutting our water projects down.  Why can’t we have the same consideration for our people?”

Earlier this summer, environmentalists had vital water pumps shut down to 2/3 of California’s farmland to “protect” minnow fish.  Killing orchards and drying up fields, politicians in Sacramento and Washington have refused to hear the plight of California farmers and instead have continued this man-made drought, leaving farmers with no water for their farms.  With 10% statewide unemployment, these areas have STILL seen no relief and are now at more than 40% unemployment.

Obama’s policy is said to be responsible for starving and taking away water from the farming community.  Where is Obama? With billions in the stimulus bill, why have these farmer’s concerns gone unanswered?

“This to me, is the part that is most immoral thing about all of this. We really are in the bread basket of the world. We feed the world. Our food goes to third world countries and helps people. We are their main staples, we feed everybody here. And yet we have our own standing in food lines?  And the food is coming in crates — crates that say products of China?”  —Inga Barks, Radio Talk Host

If you wonder about the government’s ability to provide healthcare for its citizens, see their callous treatment of these American citizens.  The government can’t even turn water on or feed these hurting people.  American citizens standing in food lines for six and a half hours to receive food in crates marked “China” on them?  This is the breadbasket of the world.  The water is there! turn it on.

—Beetle Blogger

What is the situation on the ground?  Hear the story from the people fighting for the farmers:

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Hear the hurt, the people’s story out of their own mouths:

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…And the politician’s pitiful response:

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4 Comments

  1. September 21, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I’m beginning to wonder if anyone in the DNA can tell time. Obama created this problem? Really? A timeline of this issue clearly shows a Court ruling on August 31, 2007. How long has Obama been President?

  2. beetlebabee said,

    September 21, 2009 at 8:06 am

    PF, no one is saying Obama created it. We’re saying Obama has the power to fix it and hasn’t.

  3. Brian said,

    September 30, 2009 at 2:50 am

    Yeah and when Obama fixes this problem and kills off this fish and everythign this fish eats dies off from lack of food Hannity is gonna blame Obama for killing off the fishing industry. Or maybe he just doesn’t care about the fishing industry. There is a reason these farmers aren’t getting their water and this tiny little fish is part of something called the ECOSYSTEM. One impact has ripples that go through the entire system, and can have catastrophic effects. But as long as we can make Obama look bad, who cares, right?

  4. beetlebabee said,

    September 30, 2009 at 9:15 am

    I don’t think it’s about making Obama look bad, I think it’s about the farmers. Obama is their last hope. They’ve already exhausted every other avenue.


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