Skip to comments.Out Of Touch President Obama Fiddles While Tombstone, AZ Burns
Posted on 08/19/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by george76
Welcome to the Wild West, 2012 style. The Feds to Tombstone: If you want to fix your water line, better lawyer up and talk to President Obama....
Obama, is truly the out of touch candidate. The U.S. Forest Service of which the president is ultimate boss is preventing, on the flimsiest of excuses, Tombstone Arizona from rebuilding its water pipeline. Obama, conniving, is putting Tombstone, a fixture of American history, in mortal danger.
A massive forest fire in 2011 wiped out the vegetation in Coronado National Park, wherein lies Tombstones waterworks which were destroyed by the following torrential rains.
The ensuing monsoon damage was severe but readily fixable. Except that Tombstones water sources are surrounded by a designated wilderness area. Their water was privately owned and therefore exempted by President Teddy Roosevelt from national forest status and, thus, exempted from the Wilderness Act. That Act applies only to national forest, not private property. And yet, the U.S. Forest service takes the position that Tombstone needs its permission to bring in tractors and bulldozers to clear the rubble throttling its water supplies.
Tombstone cannot survive long on the tiny wells located in town or on the small amount of water it temporarily was able to hand patch through its water main. It needs to use regular earth-moving equipment to repair its lines.
if Barack Obama lets the Forest Service arbitrarily, perhaps even illegally, refuse to allow Tombstone to rebuild its water lines, Obama just might end up reading, by firelight, his own political tombstone: Barack Obama, Out of Touch.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
You can’t BUILD THAT!
Any town that simply waits for federal permission to conduct normal day to day business is no longer a town; it is a federal protectorate. Notify the forest service when the tractors will be there, send the janitor to court when they sue, and get on with the business of being a town.
And when the judge looks at the janitor and asks why he or she is there representing the city, have the janitor note that everyone else is busy restoring the damage from a disaster, and they’re simply here to clean up the mess.
** reduce global greenhouse gas emissions ... buy out farms and ranches rather than maintain Ag production ... we could buy up millions of acres of Ag land and permanently retire them from production.
These lands could be restored and dedicated to other public benefits like protection of watersheds, wildlife habitat, and ...
to the degree that this Ag land retirement results in less cattle and other livestock production, we may see some reduction in Greenhouse Gas emissions. **
— George Wuerthner is an ecologist and
I spent some time (and money) in Tombstone this summer with the grandkids. I remember my parents taking me there as a kid and loved it, as did my grandkids. I met lots of wonderful liberty minded people from there.
Don’t be surprised if the Obama dictatorship gives back the Gadsden Purchase to Mexico by the end of the year... even if we have an election and they lose in November.
Since the ecology movement got running in high gear headed towards full compliance with U.N. Agenda 21 out government has allowed to creation of 17 different agencies managing and growing the sphere of federal forests. Subsequently, nothing can be managed and things are going up in smoke all over the country and environmental lobbyists control everything with no accountability or liability.
DemocRATS hate Arizona because the taxpayers here refuse to support the ‘RAT voters coming in from south of the border.
So, it is obama vs PresidentTeddy Roosevelt.
Thank you for the article. I live in Phoenix and was not aware of the situation.
obama’s I got your back statement is very telling!
The bastard and his bastard-lets are willing to kill a town for the sake of upholding a creepy damned anti-human, anti-civilizational “regulation.”
Another SHOOT-OUT at the OK Corral, huh?
If I was Arizona, I’d build the dang pipeline anyhoo. Screw the feds, what can they do?
Tara Teel, being a career student has been a way of life for her. With a Ph.D. degree, an M.S. degree and a B.S. degree she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources at Colorado State University...
One of her students had this to say about her, Unfortunately, she acts patronizing and self-righteous to cover up her many shortcomings, including a lack of any real non-academic work experience. Unfortunately most of us dont live in the theoretical world where she does. The Ivory Tower will certainly protect her from every-day life.
Now Tara Teel will be telling Idaho sportsmen and residents why they should welcome environmental and animal rights groups to help manage the states wildlife resources. Interesting enough, her Colorado State University faculty profiles shares that one of her greatest research interests is attitude-behavior change theory in psychology which kind of goes hand-in-hand with the Delphi Technique of manipulating public consensus.
the Idaho Department of Fish and Game sponsored Wildlife Summit, which is to be held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise September 24 thru 26 and at six other satellite locations around the state.
Tell Bronco Bomber and the feds to go pee up a rope. Fix the damn water line and dare them to come and shut you down ... sending in the jack booted thugs is not the kind of media exposure they want right now.
Klintoon & Reno got away with it at Waco, didn’t they? 0bummer&TheRegimeFromHell has been 10x worse, and it’s a l-o-n-g way from over.
i was raised in AZ and been to Tombstone several times. truly a piece of American and western history.
screw the government, fix the pipes and let the government explain why they should not receive life sustaining water.
let the government explain why some citizens deserve to die of thirst.
that would be an interesting position for the fascists to take into the public arena.
But when Obama says "I got your back", what he really means is:
"I got my eye on your back, looking for a good place to stick the knife in."
The environmentalist/ecology/conservationism movement is really about sweeping all peasant trash from rural areas and preventing new, productive business competition. They live an artificial world away from common people and assume that their own perceptions—even about what they see with their own eyes—are real.
Some academics have degrees but no common sense; others are even worse.
They know not what they do
And now we will have to protect them for Jaguars:
"I got my eye on your back, looking for a good place to stick the knife in."
That is so very true.
That’s true. I’ve seen some who were quite spoiled, affected and conducting their classes and departments as playpens for acts of revenge against healthier groups.
Imported, not native Jaguars ?
Like the imported, not native Canadian wolves .
Undocumented jaguars from Mexico.
“let the government explain why some citizens deserve to die of thirst.
that would be an interesting position for the fascists to take into the public arena.”
But that is what the enviroleft really believes.
“Humanity is a virus infecting the earth mother goddess Gaia.”
Of course the enviroleft nomenklatura are exempt from that dogma.
On a 'series' note. Politics has always been a part of Tombstone's history and was a major factor in the 'Gun Fight At The OK Corral' in October 1881.
The Earp brothers and the town leaders were Republicans. The locals, like the corrupt Sheriff John Behan and his cattle thief cronies the Clantons, McLaurys and the Cowboys, were Democrats, and the wounds of the Civil War still festered. So to say there was animosity between the two groups would be an understatement.
(Amazing isn't it. Even in the 1880's the RATS were nothing but a corrupt crime organization.)
A recent proposal by the Greenies involves millions of acres of Western N Dakota, western S Dakota, eastern Montana & NE Wyoming.
They was a large “BISON RANGE’. That would endanger every cattle rancher in those millions of acres, since brucellosis is still prevalent in Bison & cattle herds which contrat it must be destroyed.
These PRIVATE cattle ranches will be put out of business by such a ‘BISON RANGE’.
See current copy of Range Magazine for article.
That garbage didn't fly last time they were out here, and it won't fly in the future.
I had no idea about this potential huge land grab to "save" an extirpated cat. Unfrickinbelievable!
Thanks for the pings, Cedar Dave and George!
Now I'm going to say it: If Obama wins in November, Arizona needs to consider prepping the paperwork for seccession.
Or there won't be any Arizona left. Remember the Parashant!
And by the way, I've only stumbled on Range Magazine a few times -- but it is the BEST magazine out there on issues involving land use in the West. I'm very impressed with it.
Hell, I just should subscribe to it.
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That sounds very good on paper. Here’s the problem: The Forest Service will move in, with banned to the city power equipment, and rip up the pipes. Then they’ll send the city two things. 1) A permanent refusal and 2) The bill for tearing up the pipes.