KMJ Commentator Inga Barks
, who hosts a daytime radio talk show in Bakersfield and a similar evening show on KMJ radio in Fresno
, is a conservative who loves to bash Democrats, liberals and environmentalists, who she
labels as "humaphobes," a term she
coined for me, according to her
blog on the KMJ Web site.
knows little about water issues but that doesn't stop her
from blathering the agribusiness party line of the moment, oblivious to the fact Big Ag is awash in subsidy programs that, as a conservative, she
She doesn't have anything to do with the Latino Water Coalition as far as I can tell.
has viciously attacked me on the air several times (as a typical environmentalist) and thus I include her
Shortly after my controversial televised remarks about the pathology of farmworker culture in early February she
posted the following comment, in part, on the Internet: "I am convinced that Mr. Carter is not a racist, but an elitist.
doesn't care about the laborer because he
doesn't care about the farmer.
doesn't care about the farmer because he
believes the bread basket of the world (Central California Valley) should be a desert where the blunt[-]nosed leopard lizard runs free.
Regardless [of] race, he
hates you, your car, your farm and your water faucet."
Come now Inga
, I hate water faucets?
And stop calling the Valley a breadbasket because grains, which bread is made from, are mostly grown in the Midwest.
You can call the San Joaquin Valley the Fruit Basket of the Nation, or the Lettuce Bowl of the Nation, but not the breadbasket.
But, hey, it's right-wing talk radio, right?
herself put it in an April column in the Bakersfield Californian: "Talk radio also gives a voice to people who actually believe in God without harassing them like they are some kind of uneducated, back-water, snake-handling, NASCAR-watching, country music-listening, intermarrying, group of bumpkins/possible terrorists.