Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Speech on Utah Monuments…

Former Navy SEAL and current Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke delivers brief remarks at the Capitol Building in Utah.

Prior to President Trump signing a national monument proclamation, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a packed-house crowd the Antiquities Act, an obscure law that Barack Obama used to broaden federal monuments in Utah, ‘was never meant to prevent. It was meant to protect.’ “Our public land is for the public to use,” Zinke said.

[Via Daily Mail] … The Bears Ears and the Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments span millions of acres in Utah and are among 27 national monuments that Trump ordered his Interior Secretary to review earlier this year.

The result, he said, is that ‘public lands will once again be for public use.’

As Trump signed a proclamation rolling back the Obama- and Clinton-era national monument designations, his audience briefly broke into a chant of ‘Four more years!’ (read more)

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119 Responses to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Speech on Utah Monuments…

  1. booger71 says:

    The monuments that Barry and Slick sought to expand were for public use….about 0.01% of the public

    Liked by 14 people

    • tgmccoy says:

      Don’t forget the Riady Group of Indonesia. Staircase was to lock up the low sulfur coal there so the Riady’s lock the market up..
      BTW Bruce Babbitt. Slick’s interior secretary and slick himself , signed the Bill creating Staircase Escalante- in Northern Arizona. They didn’t have the guts to show up in Utah..
      (I was there)

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      • booger71 says:

        Believe me, I haven’t. Most of these public land grabs were to strengthen the market for foreign mining/oil companies. Take our resources off the market for less competition and higher prices. The snowflake liberal still think that the government truly wants to protect the environment from dirty ol’ coal and oil

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        • farmhand1927 says:

          The Sierra Club and other greenie outfits surely must have benefitted, too.

          Liked by 5 people

        • Sylvia Avery says:

          The head of the Patagonia company was on our local news tonight babbling senselessly about the evil government. At that point I looked up and started listening but quickly realized in his lunatic mind what was evil was what PDJT did today in returning the lands FROM the federal government.

          If the NSA was listening via my TV they might have heard some expressions that scorched their ears because I was shouting at the old dunderhead. (See how I cleaned it up for you?)

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      • John Post says:

        tgmccoy:

        Slick signed the order to create the Escalante Staircase for a “measly” $435K “campaign donation” from a souvenir shop owner in Hawaii. (Course that was back when he was just a relatively small-time grifter,

        I wonder if he is now on the board of directors for the Riady Group (for a couple hundred grand per year for a no-show job). Curious minds want to know!

        Liked by 6 people

      • georgiafl says:

        O’s loyalty to Indonesia is greater than for the USA.

        Liked by 9 people

      • massivedeplorable says:

        Great post!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Sylvia Avery says:

        This just disgusts me to my core. Thanks for reminding me. Even as long ago as that, the Clintons were busily selling out American interests to line their own pockets.

        If those two were found guilty in a court of law and sentenced to death by firing squad, I would drive across country to volunteer my services as a rifleman. Holy cats those evil cockroaches make me sick.

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  2. SPMI says:

    Ryan Zinke! Another fabulous pick for all the people in the good old U S A! Thank you dear POTUS
    Donald J Trump!

    Liked by 32 people

  3. Another Obama action bites the dust. Will there be anything left of Obama’s Legacy to put on the walls of his Presidential Library?

    Liked by 11 people

    • Somewhere in Dixie says:

      Manure.

      Liked by 13 people

    • Albertus Magnus says:

      Just the deficit, Sotomayor and Kagan, unfortunately.

      Liked by 6 people

      • B Woodward says:

        Another part of Obama’s enduring legacy is that for 17 years his official bio proudly stated, “born in Kenya.” And then he is also the only usurper to illegally occupy our White House for eight years. Article II, Section 1 of the US Constitution requires the POTUS to be a natural born citizen, something that Obama could never be given that his father of record, Obama Sr, was a Kenyan and British subject–never a US citizen. The US Senate passed S 511 stating that whereas John Sidney McCain III was born to American citizen parents on US soil (allegedly born on an American military base), it was therefore resolved that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen The Senate knew that Obama failed the same Constitutional requirement. Obama’s legacy is that he was also the first “pResident” who violated a number of federal criminal identity fraud laws (such as 18 U.S.C. § 912, 1001, 1003, 1017, 1028, and 1031). but who cares?.

        If nothing else, President Trump has a trump card that he can hold over Obama’s head should the Senate begin an impeachment process. (Call your Democrat senators and tell them to take a walk if you don’t want everything that you did for 8 years (including all appointments and bills signed) to be declared unconstitutional and invalid.) . Constitutional expert and attorney Dr. Edwin Vieira writes regarding the usurper: In 2017 a new Republican Attorney General could prosecute the cases à outrance. Once evidence were adduced to support a charge under these federal laws, Mr. Obama’s “Presidency” would immediately collapse in its own footprint in the manner as World Trade Center Building 7, and crime could then be succeeded by punishment along one of the routes suggested.
        http://www.newswithviews.com/Vieira/edwin269.htm

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    • Michael says:

      I certainly hope not!

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    • Lumina says:

      Since he spent 8 years blaming the Bush administration, he’ll blame the Trump administration for ruining his well laid plans to save the world…There will be display of a what could have been utopia only to ignite in flames & next scene will show the devastation of a world in ruins…..last scene will be “Not my fault!”

      Liked by 4 people

    • The Devilbat says:

      There will be plenty left for an Obama legacy. He is the first president of these United States of America to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to have been a usurper.

      He is obviously both a communist and a muslim.

      He has a proven false birth certificate and selective service card and he is married to a man. He will leave quite a legacy!

      NOTE: We can now await the response from the Trolls who will have a fit reading this.

      Liked by 7 people

      • georgiafl says:

        And his father was never a citizen (unless the real babydaddy is FM Davis).

        Liked by 4 people

        • Bill says:

          The 44 Magnum dud had 2 fathers. A name donor (the O), and a sperm donor (Davis).

          Liked by 1 person

        • Carrie2 says:

          georgiafl, since his mother was a wandering slut, we need a DNA test to determine who the father actually was. However, his grandmother and a bishop did see him being born in Kenya, then his mother took off with an Indonesian who adopted him and he learn to be a muslim there, and then his mother leaves and deserts him by dropping him off to his communist grandparents. His illegitimacy is real and his brainwashing done every step of the way probably forcing him to be a homo and due to Wright’s Down Lo program marry him off to an ugly woman who turned out to be a transgender and uglier than sin and definitely more an ape face. And don’t forget his choom fried brain from dope and booze while in high school which has been verified by students, and his non-appearance in colleges where somehow they must have been blind but not seen by professors nor classmates. Hmmm. Talk about setting him up as the perfect puppet and paying him millions to perform.

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      • KPomeroy says:

        About trolls having fits — I once posted a comment on The Saker (alternate media … or is it??) where I referred to Obanana as a “closet-Muslim Kenyan imposter”. And the comment section EXPLODED with accusations of racism. Glad we can just SAY IT here at CTH! 😀

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    • bluesky says:

      I hope the WH sends all the Mao Christmas balls to Zero’s Library & they are the only balls he has left after Trump gets through with him.

      Liked by 5 people

    • nuthinmuffin says:

      not even his composite girlfriend

      Liked by 2 people

    • dogsmaw says:

      funny thing is he has virtual walls and library…you know how you can create somethin outta nuttin, use peters!!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mongoose says:

      Maybe his sissy bike?

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    • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

      His “library” will be all-digital. Meaning all fake, fraud, phony fabulousness.

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  4. SPMI says:

    Ryan Zinke! Another fabulous pick for all the people in the good old U S A! Thank you dear POTUS
    Donald J Trump!
    MAGA

    Liked by 9 people

  5. Minnie says:

    Thank you and God bless Mr. President and his entire Administration 🇺🇸

    Liked by 15 people

  6. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    The land belongs to The State of Utah. President Trump is giving back the land that was stolen from them by Clinton and Obama. The People of Utah need to say, “Thank you, Mr. President”, and then vote out every democrat from State government.

    Liked by 18 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      They said thank you in a very special way today!

      Liked by 21 people

    • In Az says:

      Technically the land is still federal government land. The people in Utah will have more say in the planning use process.

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      The Feds own 47 percent of the land in the Western United States (according to FakeNews NYT) Here’s a picture from bigthink.com, originally from the US GSA:

      Notice that the Hairy Reed state is almost COMPLETELY owned by the gubmint.
      Lotta Uranium there, eh Harry? Does the name BUNDY ring a bell?…

      Liked by 5 people

      • Cuppa Covfefe says:

        Forgot to mention that the very informative article this map came from is at http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/291-federal-lands-in-the-us :

        Just How Much Land Does the Federal Government Own — and Why?

        A few interesting quotes:

        The largest splotches of red are all in the 11 westernmost states of the Lower 48. The federal government’s enormous share of Alaska is only less obvious because as usual the largest state in the Union is shown in an inset map, at a much larger scale.

        These red icons look like parasites, about to take over the body of the host. Take a look at poor Nevada, where non-public land is pushed out to a narrow band skirting the state’s borders – marginalized, in the most literal sense of the word. Even in most other western states, that ledge is not much wider than a toehold.

        and

        What is all that federal land for? And exactly who is in charge? According to the Congressional Research Service, a total area of just under 610 million acres – more than twice the size of Namibia – is administered by no more than 4 federal government agencies:

         The United States Forest Service (USFS): 193 million acres – almost the size of Turkey
         The National Park Service (NPS): 80 million acres – a Norway-sized area
         the Bureau of Land Management (BLM): 248 million acres – an area the size of Egypt
         the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS): 89 million acres – an area slightly bigger than Germany

        (and I’ll bet they manage it better than Merkel does Germany! )

        Liked by 3 people

        • Carrie2 says:

          Cuppa, actually WE own the parks and the feds are supposed only to care for it. So no reason why we via our President take it all back. Some feds need a serious lesson in caring and stealing.

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  7. fleporeblog says:

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is young and to his credit gets MAGA! I truly believe in the years to come, he will make a great VP and eventually President. The man will embrace Trumpism and carry it along for future generations!

    Liked by 17 people

  8. daughnworks247 says:

    Can’t wait until this guy runs for President in 2024!!!!!!!

    Liked by 9 people

  9. Supplemental clips:

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    • soozword says:

      We live in rural Utah now. Husband just bought me a bright red Arctic Cat UTV and a flatbed trailer. Woohooo!!!!!! Our property borders BLM land in the extreme southwest of the state and we can probably drive all the way to Colorado using just the back trails. Only challenge is finding gas stations along the way….

      Liked by 7 people

      • Turranos says:

        You are absolutely right about that. I have done it. I have taken back trails that Jesse James used to ride from deep in southern Utah into Colorado. That’s livin’ my friends.

        Liked by 5 people

      • annieoakley says:

        You must be very happy with this shrinking of this Federal Land Grab.

        Liked by 1 person

        • In Az says:

          It was not a federal government land grab. The land is still controlled by the federal government……inside the monument boundaries and out

          Liked by 1 person

          • Carrie2 says:

            In Az, to most of us it was a fed land grab and that is what Obama and his cabal wanted – to own America and force us out. Now all is rectified by our president. The parks are open for the state of Utah to use as they wish, but protection of the monuments is still there as it should be. This land is OUR land and never forget it and never again allow any land grabber to take it away.

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  10. POP says:

    The administrative State is in a white hot fury. The control they crave is given to the people.
    Where will this stop? they sob.

    The deepest hatred for the magnificent PTrump comes from the bureaucracy who are/were our day to day rulers. Their power is in the regulations they can create that have no direct approval from Congress. Rule by fiat.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. maga2004 says:

    Hallelujah!!!!!!

    Liked by 3 people

  12. quintrillion says:

    video of the area:

    Liked by 11 people

  13. Sayit2016 says:

    Ok maybe I am missing something…. what are people protesting in Utah if this is giving the land back to the state?

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    • Turranos says:

      The majority of Utahns are beyond thrilled today. The only people that really have a voice and that you hear about are the few protesters and the idiots that want to take away every square inch of Utah. (You know the crowd with their big globalist ideas and their serious mental disorders.) The average Joe in Utah is really pumped today.

      Liked by 7 people

    • soozword says:

      I am sort of on the fence with this issue myself even though I live in rural UT. The residents who use the back trails here are absolute P-I-G-S compared to the prissy Californians who use their back country. Never saw such garbage in the CA back country as I do here! The Californians seem to adhere to the motto “leave only footprints” much more seriously/consistently. The Utahans leave beer cans, gunshot shells, household garbage, dirty diapers, tree trimmings (ha, huge piles of cut palm fronds at 6000 ft elevation?!), etc. in beautiful, pristine areas.

      Mentioned it to the local Backcountry Horsemens group I belong to and in the spring they are going to have their annual clean-up event at a couple of the popular trails, but that doesn’t begin to make an overall impact.

      Liked by 3 people

      • zephyrbreeze says:

        Lot’s of illegal activity. Criminals are not the best stewards.

        Liked by 4 people

        • soozword says:

          At least the state of UT has been very aggressive in cracking down hard on illegal marijuana groves on public land. We can’t afford to have our very few water sources polluted by that activity in this desert state.

          Liked by 4 people

      • Sayit2016 says:

        ok I live in Ca ( born and raised) People are generally pigs no matter where you go… we have a lot of groups that help clean up the environment- which I am all for, however, if you were raised by my parents, we learned at a very young age to ” to leave the place better than you found it.” Mostly local people here are always picking up trash off the beach here.

        I have said so many times… Hey– do you SEE that trash can ? USE IT!”.

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      • Steven says:

        You sure those are Americans? A few of them, yeah, but all of them? It could be that most of them are illegal aliens.

        Liked by 3 people

        • soozword says:

          When I’m out hiking here in the UT back country, would say 95-98% of those I meet on the trail are white Americans. Have seen some Hispanics in the established campgrounds but not in the more rugged terrain as a general rule.

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      • Sooz – Californians (read Illegals) leave all that garbage & more. I have personally helped at clean-up events in the San Gabriel mountains where I used to pan for gold. The illegals would come up to the rivers on hot weekends to cool off, swim, picnic, etc. I have no problem with that. But they consistently left all their trash behind. Never saw any of them on clean up day. Just white, black, and asian Americans who tried to clean the forest and rivers to keep it from looking too much like Mexico. I got out of there 7 years ago. Got tired of being taxed to death to pay for all the illegal freebies. I do miss being in the water, though, looking for a bit of color!

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    • In Az says:

      @ SayIt2016,

      This is really not a big deal except for the fact that Utah will have more involvement in how the land will be used. It is still federal government land outside the monument boundaries and inside the monument boundaries.

      The lawsuits that are being threatened have no leg to stand on.

      There is a huge difference between national monuments and designated wilderness areas. Wilderness areas are limited use and very protected.

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  14. fred5678 says:

    Presidents usually commit their most unpopular acts in the last days of their term, or out of sight of the affected people:

    Clinton — announcing the Utah Escalante Grand Staircase monument from an adjoining state — Arizona (South Rim of Grand Canyon).

    Clinton — pardoning Marc Rich and Puerto Rican terrorists on his last days in office

    Obama – Bears Ears national monument 3 weeks before leaving office

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  15. Turranos says:

    Our family is ecstatic today! We visit Utah often. We spend a lot of down time enjoying those sacred lands and Obola literally ripped our hearts out with his evil moves. MAGA ON! brothers and sisters.

    Liked by 5 people

  16. Edith Wenzel says:

    Good get those Mormons revved up. It is about time this was done. Obama likely did it out of spite for it being a Mormon state in the first instance.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. SEABEE4TRUMP says:

    Clinton’s MAGA: Make America Give Away
    Obama’s MAGA: Make America Go Away
    Trump’s MAGA: Make America Great Again

    Liked by 5 people

  18. zephyrbreeze says:

    Here in the west, Federal land is like being colonized by a hostile colonizer. You pass by some federal lands and they are in terrible shape with bark beetles, and no clearing of the dead wood, small fires suppressed, and then a catastrophic fire waiting to happen.

    Even at Zion’s the concessions were horrible when we went, facilities not clean. Meanwhile state parks, similar to Zion’s but smaller, are very well kept and monitored.

    In the case of the Bundy’s, the BLM founded in 1960, has posters on their walls as far back as 1992 – “No more moo in ’92” meaning no grazing. And “Cattle free in ’93.” Then they made up the ‘desert tortoise’ protection excuse and they use it everywhere they want to confiscate land.

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    • soozword says:

      I was furious when our very popular picnic grounds at 8500 ft elevation in the California high Sierras was transferred from the local utility company to the national forest when I saw what they did to it afterwards. The feds promptly took out all the lakeside tables, chained the two outhouses, and even blocked the parking lot with boulders so as to discourage anyone from even entering the area. To their credit, they did add a new picnic area at another lake nearby, but it is smack dab in a ferocious wind tunnel so nobody ever uses it. The old one they eliminated was nicely protected and was pleasant all day long. They must actually have a system for purposefully recruiting sadists to the national forest labor force….

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      • wheatietoo says:

        This is probably why Zinke has been going out and seeing for himself what is going on.

        He has been systematically going out and visiting our Fed lands and parks.
        I see this as a good thing.
        He’s not relying on the ‘reports’ that have been given to him, by Interior Dept bureaucrats.

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    • keeler says:

      Concessions at Zion are not run by the Federal government. It is contracted out a private company, Xanterra, who is supposed to compete competitively with other businesses for such contracts every 10-15 years within individual parks or park groups.

      However, there are only a relatively few large concessionaires capable of competing for the big contracts. Given the relatively small number of applicants, the possibility of ethical lines being crossed when contracts open for bidding, and a lack of performance accountability coming the Federal side, and you’re going to wind up with poor concessionaire services. The big concessionaires are not particularly popular with rank and file park staff, the public, or even their own on-site employees. Think Wal-Mart but on a mountain top and you get the picture.

      All of these points do not justify inexcusably poor service, but they do point out the challenges to modernizing the park system and some of the potential issues which might surface through privatization.

      Some poor facilities or services (such as the bathrooms) may be a reflection of poor performance coming directly from the NPS, but from my own experience I would find this surprising in regards to bathrooms (though admittedly not impossible). The public have a tendency to speak out about dirty bathrooms and as a result, that is usually not an area in which NPS employees tend to slack off or perform poorly.

      I cannot emphasize enough that when you do encounter poor service or facilities at a NPS site, whether it comes from a uniformed employee or a concessionaire, ask for a Comment Form and fill it out with as much detail. These are taken seriously, they are forwarded to HQ, and they do factor into future site management and staffing. Conversely, if you get great service also fill out a Comment Card… it could really make a difference to a deserving seasonal employee trying to make permanent staff. Furthermore, if you are ever offered an annual survey please fill those out as well, those results go to Congress.

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  19. Pam says:

    Ryan Zinke is a good man that proudly served our country as a navy seal and continues to serve in the department of the Interior. He’s one of the most entertaining cabinet members on twitter. 😀

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  20. zephyrbreeze says:

    General Flynn EXPOSED this terrorist running the largest charter school system in the US. This is when he blew up his career.

    “You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this … The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe.” —Fethullah Gülen June 1999 (terrorist-criminal-charter schools founder in US)

    LTG Michael T. Flynn, our former NSA Chief, hoped to rid the country of Fethullah Gulen, and for good reason, the protection of American citizenry and especially of our children.

    https://exposingmodernmugwumps.com/tag/general-michael-flynn/

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    • annieoakley says:

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    • wheatietoo says:

      This could be why Gen Flynn was dealing with Erdogan.

      Erdogan wants Gulen extradited to Turkey.
      He hates Gulen and wants to put him in prison.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Exposing this Gulen guy was Flynn’s real connection with Turkey, not the FakeNews story about supposed “lobbying for the Erdogan government.” For that the good general had to be discredited and removed from the White House. Of course the Pennsylvania based Turkish muslim terrorist enabler is still walking free spreading Islamic supremacy across America.

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  21. wheatietoo says:

    This was posted after Sec Zinke spent time in Utah, back in May 2017.


    .
    My favorite part is at 2:50 where Zinke mounts his horse.
    fans self

    My husband has a bro-crush on Zinke, so he has given me permission to swoon over him.

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  22. quintrillion says:

    It seems there are people that are going to fight this reduction and change of land use in court because that’s the way they are, stupid, spiteful and waste more money on lawyers & courts.
    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/363180-five-things-to-know-about-trumps-national-monuments-order

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    • prenanny says:

      A fool and his money are quickly parted.
      Let them waste their money
      PTRUMP has all the lawyers money can’t buy and they are itching to slap the snot out of the libtards.

      Liked by 1 person

    • piper567 says:

      the Courts are the only place these vermin can be assured they can obstruct.
      One reason SCOTUS is so important.
      Trump and his have made it clear they will refer nonsense to SCOTUS as soon as it is smelled.

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  23. Me says:

    Jessica Savitch documentary on PBS

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    • AmericaFirst says:

      This video was so apt to what we’ve been reading about the last few years it is almost surreal. Produced in June 1983, Jessica Savitch’s untimely death was in October the same year.

      An effort to protect a quaint Ohio village by turning it into a national park ended up decimating the villagers. Fascinating how perfectly the bureaucrats language tracked Communism (even the title, “For The Good of All”), the rights of individuals versus the rights of “the public” discussed repeatedly. Another Congressional mandate language versus how it is implemented boondoggle. I can’t believe I watched the whole thing this late at night, but highly recommend it.

      Ironically, the trailer at the very end advertised the following week’s episode: “The Russians Are Here.” What 100,000 Russians who have immigrated to America think of our freedoms. Hmmm, just how prescient WAS Jessica?

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  24. Katherine McCoun says:

    The snowflakes on the DOI facebook page are in a total meltdown hissy fit. Kind of sad to see so many so ill informed.

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    • G. Combs says:

      If the idiot snowflakes ever left the city to visit ‘the wilds’ they would probably end up lost, covered head to foot in poison ivy or poison oak and be lucky they weren’t killed by a pack of coyotes.

      Liked by 2 people

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