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Obama Plays Water Guzzling Desert Golf Courses Amid California Drought [hypocrisy alert]
Time ^ | February 17, 2014 | Zeke J. Miller

Posted on 02/17/2014 6:18:22 PM PST by grundle

After preaching shared sacrifice to assuage the California water shortage, Obama has played some of the country's thirstiest golf courses.

Obama traveled to California Friday to highlight the state’s drought emergency at two events near Fresno, calling for shared sacrifice to help manage the state’s worst water-shortage in decades. He then spent the rest of the weekend enjoying the hospitality of some of the state’s top water hogs: desert golf courses.

... played at two of the most exclusive courses in the Palm Springs area. On Saturday, Obama played at the Sunnylands estate, built by the late billionaire Walter Annenberg... The following day he golfed at billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s 19-hole Porcupine Creek. On Presidents’ Day, Obama hit the links at Sunnylands once again.

The 124 golf courses in the Coachella Valley consume roughly 17 percent of all water there, and one quarter of the water pumped out of the region’s at-risk groundwater aquifer, according to the Coachella Valley Water District... Each of the 124 Coachella Valley courses, on average, uses nearly 1 million gallons a day due to the hot and dry climate, 3-4 times more water per day than the average American golf course.

“It can’t just be a matter of there’s going to be less and less water so I’m going to grab more and more of a shrinking share of water,” Obama said Friday in Los Banos. “Instead what we have to do is all come together and figure out how we all are going to make sure that agricultural needs, urban needs, industrial needs, environmental and conservation concerns are all addressed.”

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: calif; califdrought; obamagolfing; obamavacation

1 posted on 02/17/2014 6:18:22 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle
"Folks really,,,first off we must address MY NEEDS"


2 posted on 02/17/2014 6:21:27 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: grundle

My liberal colleague called up to exclaim and me oh my about the “horrific” California drought and I just had to point out to her that it was in fact a desert. That shut her up.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 6:26:00 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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"What's wrong with these stupid Californians? WHAT drought? Can't they see how green the golf course is? Idiots!"

4 posted on 02/17/2014 6:29:26 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: grundle

~~~Each of the 124 Coachella Valley courses, on average, uses nearly 1 million gallons a day~~~

So, if people drank 1/2 gallon water a day that’s enough for 2 million people, each.

But it all makes sense, in the Obama world.


5 posted on 02/17/2014 6:31:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: grundle

Meanwhile the federal government kills thousands of acres of farmland to save a fish that no one cares about and has managed to stay alive even when the farmers were taking water from the rivers.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 6:42:27 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

FUBO!

Have your fun Jackweed.


7 posted on 02/17/2014 7:03:07 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law and does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: grundle

like i mentioned before, does Obama know that “It Never Rains In California”? but girl don’t they warned ya? was that the lyric?


8 posted on 02/17/2014 7:09:43 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: grundle

Palm Springs has an awful lot of water under the ground. No shortage there.


9 posted on 02/17/2014 9:45:51 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: grundle

If I were a golfer and a millionaire (Obama is both) this is where I would retire. Michelle would hate having all those white Republicans around though.


10 posted on 02/17/2014 10:12:49 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: grundle

11 posted on 02/18/2014 3:20:09 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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To: Right Wing Assault

Californians will do anything for the “King”.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 4:29:17 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

I just heard on Fox and Friends that a popular LA restaurant is charging a 3% fee on all food service to help pay for the added expense of Obamacare. They voted for this clown, now it is time to put up and shut up because it is just the beginning.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 4:39:52 AM PST by Toespi
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