Good Grief… Now Team Obama Wants to Blow Up 3 Dams In the Name of Junk Science

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder…
The Obama Administration now wants to demolish three dams in northern California to supposedly save the salmon… But the whole reason to support the move was based on shoddy and inconclusive scientific data.

Dam fish

Greenheads say the dams threaten salmon. They want the dams gone and Obama agrees.

Now a scientist is challenging the junk science behind the decision.
The City Square reported:

Against intense local opposition, the Obama administration wants to demolish three dams on the Klamath River in Siskiyou County, California. Low-cost clean hydroelectricity as well as water for irrigation would be lost if the dams were removed. Removal of the dams would also cause chaos for ranchers, homeowners, and small business who live and work in the downstream of the dams. Despite this, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has been trying to force dam removal for the supposed benefit of some salmon and steelhead spawning habitat.

Now, Prof. Paul R. Houser of George Mason University alleges that the administration’s plan is all based on junk science. In his role as science advisor to the Bureau of Reclamation, he was closely involved in the project. He has filed a formal complaint (PDF) alleging “intentional falsification” and “intentional . . . compromise of scientific and scholarly integrity.”

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  • Liz

    Impeach. And a test for mental illness. The man is no longer well.

  • lonestar

    Disaster is what barryO wants.

  • gdg

    The Professor is from the South. Since his words are contrarian, he will be disregarded as a yokel.

  • Danimal

    This is insane! When are we gonna come to our senses and get this jamoke out of office.

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  • john b

    The greenheads should demand that the Hetch Hetchy Dam (in Yosemite) be blown up too. The Hetch Hetchy gorge rivalled the Yosemite gorge in beauty at one time. And now that’s the dam that supplies the drinking water for San Francisco. That would be nice.
    Restoring beauty and eliminating a disgusting rat trap, both at the same time.

    Why not? Good for the gander; good for the goose.

  • bigL

    Hetch-hetchy -kaboom and the state of calif can sell off and zone huge tracts for casinos and hotels and shopping to remediate the state debt.

  • StrangernFiction

    The enemy within in charge.

  • jorgen

    Like a naughty child, the Man-child is trying to find the limits of GOP’s patience. Impeach now!

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  • donh

    Yes and the riverside community of Dexter Oregon is an equal threat to the salmon…They must be peace gassed for the greater good.

  • Jenny

    What a twisted mess. Nice place to visit, but I sure wouldn’t want to live there.

  • ahem

    Maybe the Left should just nuke the joint from outer space—that’s the only way to be sure.

    Vote Obama out in 2012.

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  • Sparky

    Might I remind people here that it was Republicans who stayed home in the last election and clinched the win for Obama.

    This is your fallout!

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  • wanumba

    The main problem with this is that California buys their electricity from other states, so if they blow the dams AND slam a NO BUY from other states, it’ll actually be great. Jerry Brown will be so happy.

    Them that wants to live 1890s-style can stay put. The rest … evacuate. ASAP. Do not leave a child behind in that state. The states that have electricity will have all the expatriated California customers in other states, so they won’t have any surplus left to sell to CA anyway.

  • Sasja

    I see folks keep calling for impeachment. Should the House decide to file a bill of impeachment, the trial happens in the Senate. Now how far do you think that will go? Never gonna happen.

    So it may make some feel better to see an impeachment process started, it will just be an exercise in futility and will not help the GOP in the long-term. Our only course is to get this guy out of the WH come November.

  • retire05

    Gee, I thought the big ecological disaster in California was the delta smelt, and that is why the water supply to the San Joaquin Valley had to be stopped, putting over 50% of those farmers in the “unemployed” column. Guess not. Guess it is some salmon now.

    Those dams provide water and jobs for farmers/ranchers. But the Obama plan is to make sure that 60% of us are reliant on the government for our every need, that way we will continue to vote in those who provide us with government largess off the backs of those who continue, in spite of the government, to earn a living.

    But what happens when the money makers (who pay taxes) and the job creators decide the hell with it and take their money to some nation that is more financially friendly? We already have specialty physicians relocating to Costa Rica.

    Where do we go when the U.S. is no longer the last, best hope for freedom?

  • BlackBush

    This is all just another religion along with global warming. Not based on any scientific fact. Isnt religion grand?

  • ahem

    You know, BlackBush, your ignorance of religion is profound. Best not to wave it around in public.

  • retire05

    #18, wanumba, California buys a lot of its electricity from Texas. I remember when Grey Davis was governor and he tried to stiff Texas on the bill that California owed Texas for electricity. Governor Perry told Davis “No more until you pay for what you already have.” California had massive brown outs all over the state. Davis, although the state was already in dire financial straits., paid up so it could be shipped more power.

    California seems to think that they can do what ever it wants and dump the problems on the rest of the nation. Other states, who are also struggling to keep their heads above financial waters, are going to start fighting back, telling Loonafornia to deal with their own problems and not rely on everyone else to prop them up.

  • Sasja

    Wanumba. We don’t want any Kalifornians moving here. All they do is bring their stupid regressive ideas with them, being too dense to understand that their belief in lib ideas was the cause for their problems in the first place. We have enough of these idiots here now.

  • myohmy

    First they want to save the smelts, then the salmons. When are they going to save the people of California? Or maybe when will the people of California save themselves with these loonies running California?

  • Beef

    Hydroelectric power is ‘green’ energy that actually works. I guess that’s why Obama wants to blow up dams.

  • LookUp

    If anyone remotely believes this is about saving fish they are not thinking like our leader, the Pharoah.
    I’m pretty sure it puts the screws to a substantial amount of FOOD PRODUCTION for our nation and taxes the POWER GRID. This is about money and power and nothing else. It’s so nice to use the Greenies to co operate with the plan no matter how subversive.

  • wanumba

    #24 Sasja

    Don’t forget also that the Democrats of SF and LA pompously voted to boycott AZ for SB1070, expressly to “punish AZ” to coerce AZ to repeal the law.
    AZ noticed they didn’t say a peep about boycotting all the electricity they buy from AZ.

    I think it’s great though. They blow the dams, and Californians will finally get a little more intellectually curious as to where electricity for their battery cars comes from.
    California goes to kerosene lanterns .. IF they don’t ban kerosene, at which point it would be candles. Very rustic… just the sort of life Liberals deliberately work to trap Africans in … rural and quaint … picturesque.

  • saveus

    the destroyer of the USA continues on his path of destruction

  • Larkin

    What about the downstream HUMAN spawning habitat?

  • Kingslayor


  • Once those lands are flooded they will be designated protected wetlands and be off limits forever. This is a ruse! #FederalLandGrab

  • Holder’s AK-47s kill Mexicans

    Actually, I’m all for getting rid of dams. I’m for free flowing rivers. I like to fish them. I’d fire up different power plants and get rid of dams just because I find them offensive. But that’s me – and I’m not the dictator. (No, you don’t have to write that I’m crazy. I know I am when it comes to this. Just being honest about it. I love canoeing and wild rivers. If it were up to me, I’d get rid of 99% of all dams.)

  • Patty

    Obama would buy anything, any liberal sells him. Pelosi ears are perking up, “goodie goodie”

    They have hurt the farmers but what the heck do they care.

    The people in these areas need to call Congress to try to stop this. I think someone is itching to blow up something. This is a dam that was blown up. In 11 just to show you what it looks like, no other reason.

  • Kissmygrits

    The epa has been really busy lately. They just stopped a project on a river in Montana that would have created a fishing area with handicap access because it might, could cause a flood somewhere. The locals didn’t get the required permits from the Army Corp of Engineers first. I’m sure this kind of stuff goes on all over the country as the noose is tightened around our freedoms.

  • Granny

    Blow them up for the SALMON? Now THAT is just a pile of very stinky malarkey! I’ve lived alongside the Connecticut River nearly all of my life. When I was a girl it was so polluted from one end to the other between factory runoffs and raw sewage being dumped in it virtually nothing of value lived there.

    There IS a dam across the Connecticut at Turner’s Falls, Massachusetts. At one time this was known as Salmon Fishing Falls. Settlers and natives came from hundreds of miles during the salmon run to catch salmon by the cartload & barrel full to salt down for winter. There were other things too – fresh water oysters & sturgeon lived there too.

    Back in the 70’s all of the factories were forced to stop dumping in the river – actually, quite some few of them shut their doors. All of the towns along the river built sewage treatment plants. For many years now, the Connecticut is nearly as it once was. The salmon and sturgeon run every year, right up an over the dam on a fish ladder especially installed for the purpose.

    Blow up THREE dams? Lets see – can’t use coal because Obama doesn’t approve (his new coal regs are going to cost us 23 power plants nationwide in the next few years) and can’t build nuclear, so NOW we’re going to start blowing up hydroelectric dams? He really does intend to turn us from the world’s most productive nation to less than most third world countries in less than a decade, doesn’t he?

  • PAT09

    Team Obama Economic team has announced their solution to the current fiscal crisis, after reading the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy:

    “Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt leaves as legal tender, we have, of course all become immensely rich. But, we have also run into a small inflation problem on account of the high level of leaf availability. Which means that I gather the current going rate has something like three major deciduous forests buying one ship’s peanut. So, um, in order to obviate this problem and effectively revalue the leaf, we are about to embark on an extensive defoliation campaign, and um, burn down all the forests. I think that’s a sensible move don’t you?”

    (or more accurately, listened to the original radio play)

  • Patty
  • Greg

    This should really cut down the supply of vegetables grown there. Poor farmers.

  • Joanne

    Just another part of Obama to control the supply of food for Americans. Stalin controlled the Ukraine’s food supply and 7 million starved to death.

  • ChillytheAlaskan

    Liberals, ANTI science posing as informed and scientific, really irrational, emotional putting peoples interests last. I’m really sick of their fake religion posing as science, when it is bits and pieces cherry picked, many have been soundly refuted, but of course they never “believe” the facts.

    Vote ANYONE but Obama, we must get these corrupt marxists out of power and into prison where they belong!

  • Little David Puddy

    California gave Obama the most electoral votes and will no doubt do so again in the upcoming one..

    Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

    GALATIANS 6: 7-9

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  • Patty

    1 The California state government is facing a potential state budget deficit of 19 billion dollars this year, and California debt is rapidly approaching junk status. One way or another the taxpayers of California are going to have to pay for this mess somehow.

    #2 California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled a “draconian” budget plan for 2011 that includes 12 billion dollars more in spending cuts and that maintains 12 billion dollars in recent tax increases.

    #3 The state of California currently has the third highest state income tax in the nation: a 9.55% tax bracket at $47,055 and a 10.55% bracket at $1,000,000.

    #4 California has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation by far at 8.25%. Indiana has the next highest at 7%.

    #5 Residents of California pay the highest gasoline taxes (over 67 cents per gallon) in the United States.

    #6 California had more foreclosure filings that any other U.S. state in 2010. The 546,669 total foreclosure filings during the year means that over 4 percent of all the housing units in the state of California received a foreclosure filing at some point during 2010.

    #7 Home prices in some areas of California have completely fallen off a cliff. For example, the average home in Merced, California has declined in value by 63 percent over the past four years.

    #8 725 new laws (most of them either completely pointless or completely stupid) went into effect in the state of California on January 1st.

    #9 20 percent of the residents of Los Angeles County are now receiving public aid of one kind or another.

    #10 The number of people unemployed in the state of California is approximately equal to the populations of Nevada, New Hampshire and Vermont combined.

    California isn’t going to be as nice to Obama has in the past. They are going Bankrupt.

    Thanks to the Democrats.

    Read more 10 more reasons not to live there.

  • Patty

    Because of all the liberals and a Government run by Democrats this will be one of the hardest states in my opinion for Obama to win.

    Unemployment and less money in the Pockets of Californians will be a big issue there.

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  • Patty

    Dan Walters: California legislators show their hypocrisy over hunting issue

    Read more here:

  • Redlite

    Why can’t he just leave us all alone and just go play golf?

  • Redwine

    Sounds like it’s part of Agenda 21.

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  • dt

    Here is something we can do to help folks out in Klamath Falls, CA from the destructive “eco” psychopaths!

    Just called Congressman Tom McClintock’s office, who is in the next district, that the Dam demolition will definitely affect!

    Here are the 2 current federal bills that Must be Opposed:
    Bill Summary & Status
    112th Congress (2011 – 2012)
    Latest Title: Klamath Basin Economic Restoration Act of 2011
    Bill Summary & Status
    112th Congress (2011 – 2012)
    Latest Title: Klamath Basin Economic Restoration Act of 2011

    We can email and call our Senators & Congressmen in each of our states to help keep this from happenning!

    Obama is using Dept. of Interior hit man, Ken Salazar, to do his work!

  • Buffalobob

    Once again the environmental nuts have succeeded in dividing and conquering. They convince the sportsman groups to join them in their fight to save the salmon. But the hidden agenda is to take the US and the world back 100 years.

  • Texas_Treeroach

    Dam !!
    If I were in the Corps of Engineers, I’d start picking out that new car or boat.
    Geography is about to change !!

  • #49: Agreed.

  • Stuart

    I like the idea of blowing up those dams. It doesn’t mean that Californians will be sitting in the dark. There is a much more environmentally sensitive alternative to hydro electrical power with which to provide light during those long evening hours. Oil lamps, which burn whale oil, just like in the old …. days….. Uh, wait a minute.

  • how did the greens get in complete control of the earth? doesn’t anybody else have a vote? remember it is a marxist’s job to destroy the existing order.


  • aprilnovember811

    They just refuse to believe he’s not a little, naive, waif. They refuse to believe is goal is the destruction of America. Mittens says we can’t believe the truth about this man, because it would be considered incendiary? Obama is a Weather Underground, Muslim Brotherhood operative.

    History will be asking this question, “Why didn’t anyone stop him,” just like they did of Hitler.

  • David Rodden

    Gee and I have been advocating more reservoirs be built in the state…God knows we could use them…This administration is built on Socialism, Lies and Lunacy…We have all seen the socialist policies…The divisive division of Classes, Race, Faith, Rich and Poor…All Americans…The Daily Lies, Twisted Truths and Damned Lies from Obama down to the Lowest Dimocrat Hacks…The MSM and The NY Times…Now, The Lunacy has come out of the closet, Fully disrobed…Then again, maybe blowing up California’s Reservoirs would reduce the Illegal population taking over the state…Maybe…

  • Obama is crazy and should have been put in office, will he pay for those dams that taxpayers paid for, will he buy,and replace farm land and the people live around the dams. no he will not. Obama is a complete failure as a governmental official. impeach him

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  • David Kramer

    Agenda 21 folks, it is meant to make the US a vast place for the fish and wolves to frolic. You folks will be rounded up and placed in sustainable housing, aka public shartholes.

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  • bg


    #57 February 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm
    Duke DeStefano
    #62 February 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm
    David Kramer

    collapse the system rebuild

    please scroll for much more here & here & here & here..


  • bg


    re: #63 February 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm bg

    Obama, Weathermen, Black Panther et al connections..

    scroll for more here & other stuff here..


  • Denise Almond

    Granny, I’m afraid ur absolutely right on!

  • Laker

    Why doesn’t he blow a few nuclear plants along the way and then everyone will leave California to live somewhere else.

  • Chicago Nick

    Cant these people see the destruction this idiot is wreaking on our energy policy and then subsequently everything else with it?

    He couldn’t do any worse if he was actually hired to destroy the place!!! Many of us think he was and these are the reasons why… he does nothing to advance American interests but everything to raise the Muslim world as he deflates the west, since it’s obvious we’re the heart of that engine

    when we fail they come down with us, and Muhammad’s left standing with all our oil money laughing at us all while beheading the appeasers first, because they won’ get me and my neighborhood and friends without a small army.

  • josetoyou

    “little-zero” moron is at work again. His “decisions” border on insanity!

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  • Questionman

    Anyone who calls for Obama’s impeachment IS without dobut a racist
    What, specifically, has Obama done that you believe warrants impeachment?

    It’s obvious why scumbags like you want him jailed Not for treason he never committed – or bribery he never did – or high crimes and misdemeanors he has never done!- not for any real impeachable offense – but only because the President is black! Their only disgusting reason! It’s so obvious!

    Obama is by no means a Socialist.
    Obama is a center-left Capitalist.
    You’re the one who has the mental deficiencies. Learn the difference between being a Socialist and a Democrat.
    Learn what Socialism actually is before you decide you’re the ultimate authority on what Socialism is.
    Every time they call Obama a Marxist, Socialist, Communist, Muslim, it’s just a substitute for the word they really want to say “Ni@@er” They are racists!

    Their hate for a POTUS that has been just as good as a GOP president is beyond my comprehension. The only explanation is that Conservative wing wants to destroy America to protect the 1%.

    Does the Heritage Foundation EVER tell the truth? The President has almost no control over the price of gasoline this is a well-documented fact. Gingrich and his promise of “If elected I will make gasoline $2.50 a gallon.” is simply a lie. Short of dumping 3 or 4 million barrels of oil a day on the market (which OPEC may just then cut back on production) or a massive government subsidy, gasoline sells at the market price. For Republicans who claim they want a smaller government to consider massive government intrusion into the market place is laughable. Keep in mind the Keystone project will take years to complete, the oil belongs to Canada and once refined, almost all of it is to be shipped oversea. The “jobs” that will be created is an exaggeration put out by the Canadian company building it and spread over two years, and is mostly Canadian workers. The steel used in the pipe is not USA steel. I realize the Heritage Foundation is really competing with Comedy Central but the John Stewart Show and Colbert Report are much better at comedy. Stick to the truth for maybe a week.

  • Dano1001

    SALAZAR is the problem, he is as wacky as dept of Energy’s Chu

    The damage Husseinhopenchange is causeing will take decades to repair

  • Valerie

    #71 March 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Questionman commented:

    What a thoroughly dishonest post. If you want to learn something, stick around, look at the links, and remember that most of your “information” has come from people who don’t read, can’t do any math, don’t bother to distinguish between fact and fantasy, and haven’t kept up with scientific developments since their freshman year of college.

    As for your third-hand assessment of what Newt said, here’s an interview.

    Newt Discusses the Facts and Florida With Greta

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  • Larry

    This is only the beginning. 0bama wants to destroy dams as part of the United Nation’s AGENDA 21. Research it! This is also why 0bama has cut the water supply off from a major agricultural area in Central Valley, CA “TO SAVE A FISH”.. Remember, in order for 0bama to do something he needs an excuse first. Like sabotaging a BP oil rig so he can then impose major domestic oil drilling moratoriums in the United States. This is all being done in the name of ‘AGENDA 21’. There, now you’re are wise and many of your questions answered.. It’s all about ‘AGENDA 21’. Even Leon Panetta recently explained his love for the United Nations and how they are to determine what we do and when. Get ready folks. Four more years of 0bama and it’s OVER for the United States.

  • Larry

    P.S. 0bama also rejected the Keystone XL Pipeline in the name of ‘AGENDA 21’.