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“Clean Water” Lawyers Clean Out Colfax

Lawyers trying to clean out Colfax

Colfax Record, 6/10/10

Bruce Kranz, Colfax City Manager

On May 12, the Colfax City Council unanimously declared the city faced unreasonable hardship, even bankruptcy, if it were not allowed to make installment payments on massive monetary judgments impending against the city.

The citizens and taxpayers of Colfax deserve to […]

Leaping Lizards: Absurd Science of ESA; Update 2011

Whackos-Leaping Lizards Sac Union, Aug 20, 1990, A-2.

The Department of Fish and Game is considering banning all off-road vehicles from thousands of miles of Southern California Desert. It seems that a study shows that dirt bikes destroy the hearing of desert critters. This study and others helped advance a lizard’s status to that of […]

Origins: Environmentalism, Big Green, Corporate Capitalism, Occupy Wall Street

Toxic Politics of Big Green Initiative: Hayden and Fonda, 1989-90.

The origins of the President Obama’s green agenda now cutting across many federal agencies can be found in substantial part in California from 1990 to the present, e.g. Big Green Initiative and its successors.

Similarly, the sentiments of Occupy Wall Street in 2011 can also […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Bad Record of a Bad Governor

Arnold one year later: though Arnold Schwarzenegger gained public office through a popular appeal labeling him as frugal and moderate, his first year in office shows that he is neither, New American, The / Jan 10, 2005 [He got no better therafter]

by Roger Canfield

In the fall of 2003, Californians cast an historic vote. […]

Power from the Sun: Big Red, Little Green; Jerry Brown, Tom Hayden, Jane Fonda

Excerpts from an unpublished political biography of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden.

Copyright Roger Canfield 2011

Solyndra, the Prequal,

After decades (1984-2010) in the wilderness of National Public Radio and Oakland California, in 2010 Jerry Brown, 72, was reelected, really resurrected, as Governor of California where the past is often […]

Dam Busters in California: Manmade Droughts, Unemployment

California Has Water, Water Everywhere…

[This is a shameful collection and rewrite of Tom McClintock’s thoughts on water. All errors of fact and imprudent language are mineI am Roger Canfield, a former campaign aide, a former public information officer for the California Department of Water Resources and a volunteer for the Auburn Dam Council. […]

Bring Water to Klamath

DWR’s Northern District Helps Bring Water To Drought Stricken Klamath Basin

Klamath Mission Accomp DWR news 8 17 01

By Roger Canfield Six weeks after the Governor’s May 4, 2001 declaration of a drought emergency in the Upper Klamath River Basin, wells drilled under the supervision of the Department of Water Resources were bringing […]

A New Old Left Religion: Human Sacrifice & Environmentalism

DEDICATED TO ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS A NEW OLD LEFT RELIGION: SACRIFICES FREEDOM, RECREATION, JOBS by Copyright, 1993, Roger B. Canfield, Easy Rider Magazine Recently locked out of a park? Experiencing nature’s shrinking availability? You and your bike denied access to the places you used to go? Lost your job in the mountains, desert, or Central […]

An Uncommon Cause: The Snails in Miami [A satire]

National Review, February 4, 1972, 100.

We first read of the crisis last Saturday in the San Jose Mercury, America’s greatest newspaper (for the price). The headline read on page twenty, “Monster Snails Rampage Again.” Informed sources tell of an emergency meeting held in the paneled East Room of the White (possibly an unwise location, […]

Kill a Rat: Go to Jail

Kill a Rat: Go to Jail

By Roger Canfield, originally written for California State Senator Phil Wyman

In August of 1994 a Bakersfield farmer faced a year in jail and a $300,000 fine for a strange crime, “kill a rat, go to jail. The farmer had the gall to plow his own field […]