LXXXII-7 Trump Ate Bears Ears

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LXXXII-7 Trump Ate Bears Ears

Postby hawkseye » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:11 pm

NEWS REPORT -- Monday, December 4, 2017
President Trump sharply reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah on Monday by some two million acres, the largest rollback of federal land protection in the nation’s history.
The administration shrank Bears Ears National Monument, a sprawling region of red rock canyons, by 85 percent, and cut another monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante, to about half its current size. The move, a reversal of protections put in place by Democratic predecessors, comes as the administration pushes for fewer restrictions and more development on public lands.
(AKA drill for oil and mining for coal)
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Trump Ate Bears Ears

The ancients rise
from sweet slumber
angered
by wanton decimation
of sacred ground

arrow pulled from quivers
knives at the ready
add war paint
skills not forgotten
scalps will be lifted.

Mother Earth sheds
her tears for plans
underway, big drills
the method, precious
inner sanctum violated,

simultaneous with the ruin
of age-old native painting
on cliffs, rocks, cave walls,
from boots’ soulless stomp
over hallowed ground.

Trump ate the Bears Ears
and chopped the foundation
from The Grand Staircase
just because he believed
he could—so he did.

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Re: LXXXII-7 Trump Ate Bears Ears

Postby allenitz » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:26 am

not so slowly they dismantle all the structures of decency that years of democracy have produced for us


Trump ate the Bears Ears
and chopped the foundation
from The Grand Staircase
just because he believed
he could—so he did.


and i see in the newspaper this morning that the destructor in chief has four additional monuments in his sights.

basically it boils down to the 30% of the nation that is trump's base, a selection of the most debased, stupid of us, and his insistence that he must kowtow to their worst instincts

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Re: LXXXII-7 Trump Ate Bears Ears

Postby Bill_Back » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:39 am

Tribes say they will sue. Sacred land.
Democrats say they will sue. Law says President can designate the Monuments, nothing in law says President can reduce their size.
Environmentalists say they will sue. Fragile areas need to be protected.
Developers applaud. It will create jobs locally until mines run out and money/profits for the companies.
Locally owned state legislatures will give the developers what they want without protections and the citizens will be the poorer for it.
GOP state majorities will be protected by the voters, because even if they sell out to developers they aren't Democrats.

Pass the Bears Ears. Plenty to chew on for all.

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Re: LXXXII-7 Trump Ate Bears Ears

Postby WayneS » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 am

Sacrificing ancient sacred land is the least Native Americans can do to help the rich get richer. After all, the middle class is accepting an increase in taxes in exchange for a tax break for private jet ownership. Billionaires will be trickling down on us any minute now.

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