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Thursday, December 16, 2010

It Was All a Fish Tale


If it weren’t the holiday season, this would just really P*** me off (from Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit):


Oops… Federal Judge Rules Liberal Fish Study That Forced Officials to Cut Off California Water Was Based on Junk Science


The San Joaquin valley’s water was cut off in 2008 to “save the delta smelt.”



Thousands of acres of what had been some of the state’s most productive farmland has lain fallow for 2 years, creating some of the highest unemployment in a state rife with unemployment.

It has also ruined hundreds of farmers, destroying their livelihoods and causing irreparable harm to their families. Dead almond trees are not easily or quickly replaced. Neither are two years of lost income. So although it appears they won their lawsuit, as liberals are fond of telling us, “justice delayed is justice denied.”

Junk science, the pinnacle of relativistic “logic” (there’s a classic oxymoron for you) has given politicians the power to control yet another aspect of people’s lives. In this case, environmentalists and their lawyers ginned up a case to force the end of water diversion to the valley and prevailed in court up until now.

Thanks to the triumph of liberal educational propaganda, junk science can now be used in conjunction with abusive governmental power to push a progressive agenda. And the agenda is fairly comprehensive: everything from global warming and all of its attendant BS to Michelle Obama’s breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner “Healthy, Hungry-free Kids” school program.

Perhaps we can stop worrying about junk food and focus on junk education, junk science and junk litigation – all funded by our junk government with increasingly high levels of junk-grade government bonds.