Driving over Kanan last night, I saw I giant water truck parked on the road, with a HUGE "Nobama" sign on the back. I slowed and looked at the side of the truck to see a large banner that said "You didn't build that? Oh yes I did."
I had to circle back. The guy was filling up his truck from a fire hydrant. I know for a fact that it costs the Los Angeles County Water District 29 about $25,000 to put in a fire hydrant.
That hydrant is connected to a pipe that goes to CulverCity, where it hooks into a pipe run by a regional water agency that comes from a treatment plant in Sylmar.
The Sylmar plant gets its water from the California Water Project, which pumps the water 400 miles south and over two mountain ranges.
Mister Tea Party Trucking Company did not build that massive connection of pipes, canals, treatment plants, dams, powerlines, etc. There were a lot of people back in the '60s who called that socialism.
I pointed at the hydrant and asked him, "Who built that?"
"Huh?" he said.
"Who built that? Did you build that?"
He didn't get it. He still doesn't get it. He will never get it.
Hans Laetz, Malibu
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