Saturday, January 28, 2012

Streamline Wisconsin Mining? The Correct Term Is Dragline

Soothing sounds are coming from the State Senate on the mining issue, where Republicans are basically killing the Assembly's atrocious bill to stave off more recalls coming there way, as I predicted  - - but Senators are still mumbling about "streamlining" a process that doesn't need corners cut.

The word "streamline" is too ironic to overlook.

For one thing, these bills would ruin the streams that make up the Bad River watershed and the tribe's precious rice-growing wetlands.

Secondly, "streamline" does conjure up the real image and intent of the mining enablers: The dragline:

That's what will destroy the Bad River watershed. It's an image and reality Wisconsin does not want or need.

1 comment:

A. Wag said...

Pocket-lining is most accurate.