Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Lunacy

The lunacy continues in Santa Fe at the Capitol.  State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn and his little boy are all behind the notion that they can take over the federal public lands in New Mexico because, well they just think so.  They still haven't read the State Enabling Act and Constitution and are still proving themselves nothing more that tools for the fossil fuel and agricultural interests in the Land of Enchantment.  The bill letting this proceed just slithered through its first committee on a 9-1 vote in the newly GOP controlled House of Representatives.

They will spend millions on putting together a large board to study the issue while school children share text books in some of our schools.  And  they will make fools of themselves once again as we fight this 50th rendition of the so called 'Sagebrush Rebellion.'  It is almost too much to endure.  I mean really, think about it.  These guys in charge of our National Parks, Monuments and Wildlife Refuges?

But it will not happen.  This is all about creating divisions in our society. Aubrey Dunn and his ilk are behind it.

That photo above of White Sands National Monument is missing something isn't it?  Like drilling rigs.  That is what this issue is about.  Getting access for the extractive industries and the cowboys to unfettered exploitation.

This photo of my daughter Noelle was taken at White Sands in 1989.  She loved our numerous visits there.  I am hopeful she will be able to take her new twin girls there as they grow up.  It is a magical place.

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