And now for a bit of humor:
As you may have read recently, a panel of 100 scientists is now warning that the state of California faces the risk of severe “superstorms” that could inflict more that $400 billion in economic damages to our state economy. According to these predictions, such storms could bring more than 120 inches of rain to the Central Valley, and last as long as 40 days. And, possibly, nights.
In anticipation of such a catastrophic event, I will soon begin seeking $75 billion in emergency supplementary appropriations from the California Assembly and federal sources for the construction of the California SuperArk, a state-of-the-art mass transportation vehicle which will help insure the sustainability of our state and its endangered species. . . .
Initial engineering plans for the proposed SuperArk call for minimum outer dimensions of (300 x 50 x 30) cubits. Although the draft plan calls for wood construction, care should be given to minimize the use of redwood and other old-growth forest timber. I am tasking Cal-DOT to . . .