Skip to comments.Obama’s Interior Secretary to Dying Eskimos: “I’ve Listened to Your Stories, Now I Have to
Posted on 02/28/2014 5:11:23 PM PST by lowbridge
In one of Alaskas most remote outposts, where a thousand hardy souls make their homes, the Obama administration has put the fate of birds and bears above the lives of people, blocking construction of an 11-mile gravel trail connecting a tiny fishing hamlet to a life-saving airport.
King Cove has a clinic, but no hospital or doctor. Residents must fly 600 miles to Anchorage, via Cold Bays World War II airstrip, for most medical procedures including serious trauma cases and childbirth. Frequent gale-force winds and thick fog often delay or jeopardize medevac flights.
According to local Aleutian elders, 19 people have died since 1980 as a result of the impossible-to-navigate weather conditions during emergency evacuations.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposal for a one-lane gravel road linking the isolated community of King Cove with the all-weather airport in Cold Bay some 22 miles away.
During an August visit to Alaska, Jewell was told that building a road that connects King Cove and Cold Bay was vital. But in December, Jewell rejected the road saying it would jeopardize waterfowl in the refuge.
She stood up in the gymnasium and told those kids, Ive listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals, Democratic state Rep. Bob Herron told a local television station. You could have heard a pin drop in that gymnasium.
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If we could talk to the animals, just imagine it
Chatting to a chimp in chimpanzee
Imagine talking to a tiger, chatting to a cheetah
What a neat achievement that would be.
If we could talk to the animals, learn their languages
Maybe take an animal degree.
We’d study elephant and eagle, buffalo and beagle,
Alligator, guinea pig, and flea.
Gilda Radner - Let’s Talk Dirty to the Animals (Language)
How did she get out alive?
What a dumblebltch!
Must be she needed to converse with a Loon. Loons are prevalent in this administration.
This is WHAT took over from that other creep with the cowboy hat???
They should have insisted on a bridge to nowhere. It would have been approved immediately. Where are Alaska’s US Senators? Why aren’t they speaking up?
Rex Harrison, probably my favorite movie as a kid.
THey are trying to force people living in remote areas to move or die.
Its just that simple.
“Where are Alaskas US Senators? Why arent they speaking up?”
They aren’t speaking up because they don’t have vacation homes in the area.
The only minority the O admin recognizes is the ROP. Too bad these proud members of the first nations didn’t just build the road themselves and take of (spears, guns, don’t really care) anyone who comes to bother them
Because the people she was addressing were actual human beings. A fact she seems to have forgotten.
The real mystery is, how does SHE consider herself human?
19 people died? That’s 19 more than Christie killed when his underlings blocked traffic. Is this a scandal now?
and because they suck at the teat of government
Like talking to an 0bama appointee...
Effing commie bastards! Have no respect for human life whatsoever. Build the fricken road already! It’s not going to hurt the animals one iota!