[Environment] CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL : DROUGHT : UNITED STATES: STATES: CALIFORNIA : POLITICS ELECTIONS AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS: CANDIDATES : UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY : INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM : LIBERTARIANISM : RACISM : BIGOTRY : EXTREMISM : HATE GROUPS : INTOLERANCE : PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: NAMED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: DONALD DRUMPF [ALIAS DONALD TRUMP] : BLATANT FALSEHOODS: SERIAL LIARS : FRAUD: Lies Trump Reality

 

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CLIMATE CHANGE DENIAL : DROUGHT : UNITED STATES: STATES: CALIFORNIA :

POLITICS ELECTIONS AND ELECTION CAMPAIGNS: CANDIDATES :

UNITED STATES: POLITICS: POLITICAL PARTIES: REPUBLICAN PARTY, TEA PARTY :

INDUSTRIES: PETROLEUM :

LIBERTARIANISM :

RACISM :

BIGOTRY :

EXTREMISM :

HATE GROUPS :

INTOLERANCE :

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: NAMED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES:
DONALD DRUMPF [ALIAS DONALD TRUMP] :

BLATANT FALSEHOODS:

SERIAL LIARS :

FRAUD:

Lies Trump Reality

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Lies Trump Reality

By Phil Plait

Slate

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2016/05/30/ donald_trump_claims_there_is_no_drought_in_california.html

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A shorter URL for the above link:

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http://tinyurl.com/h3scqlo

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At this point, its painfully clear that Donald Trump is incapable of telling the truth. Listening to him talk is actually rather amazing; just by the laws of statistics he should randomly say something accurate just once, at least by accident.

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Yet, here we are.

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On Friday, May 27, 2016, Trump was in Fresno, California to give a stump speech. In it, he talked about water and Californias enduring drought or did he? If you listen to him, he doesn’t seem to think its a problem.

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Here’s what he said:

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When I just left, 50 or 60 farmers in the back and they cant get water. And I say, How tough is it; how bad is the drought? There is no drought, they turn the water out into the ocean. And I said Ive been hearing it and I spent a half an hour with them its hard to believe.

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Now its a little tough to parse that quotation, because he talks as if periods between sentences are a liberal conspiracy. A lot of people are quoting him as if he is saying there is no drought, but it could be that the There is no drought line is him quoting the farmers he was talking to. However, given the context, its clear he thinks this as well. Also in the full speech you can hear him quoting a farmer saying, Theres plenty of water.

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Where to even start with something so bizarrely nonsensical? To believe theres plenty of water in California youd either have to be a cactus or completely, utterly oblivious to reality. Because thats grossly wrong. Grotesquely wrong.

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California is suffering a massive drought, and has been for years. As that graphic above shows, 95 percent of the state is at least abnormally dry, and over 20 percent is having an exceptional drought. Thats better than last year when over 40 percent of the state was exceptionally dry; a better snow pack in the Sierra Nevadas this year has helped in northern California somewhat. Still, many of the reservoirs are below average levels; some far below, and the southern part of the state is in dire straits (so to speak). Things are not good, and projections show the drought will persist through at least August. Probably far longer.

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So Trumps claim that theres plenty of water is just more of the lies hes peddling.

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The complete article may be read at the URL above.

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