Monday, January 21, 2013

Obama's Words Presage Hope For The Bad River, Penokee Hills

I wonder if Scott Walker, and his mining industry captives in the Wisconsin Legislature, and their financiers at the WMC saw, heard and absorbed what President Barack Obama had to say in his Inaugural Address this morning about our collective responsibilities for the water, land and forests?

We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.  Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.  The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.  But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it.  We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise.  That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snow-capped peaks.  That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.  That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared. 
And do they understand, on a more practical level, that the President's appointees are in charge of the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Department of the Interior and other water law and treaty rights regulators?


Anonymous said...

And with Lake Michigan's water level within mm of the all time low after a record hot summer, Waukesha has a zero percent chance of passage of a diversion exception.

Anonymous said...

obama says a lot of "hopey changey" crap -- this is more likely empty rhetoric just like the public option that he secretly negotiated away behind closed doors while he was grandstanding on the issue.

You are reading too much into this, though expect the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to do what they are assigned to do despite walker's attempt to marginalize and usurp the issue from them.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:11

Your point is well-taken, but walker owes walkersha big time. Elections in Wisconsin have no integrity -- there is solid scientific and mathematical proof that the "final results" shave votes from democrats and walkersha's vote tallies are the most-rigged of all.

If they can get away with these great crimes against our nation with impunity -- they can and will get the water too.

Just call it "solidifying the gop base" -- that is how pay-to-play works and no county is more responsible for the republican gerrymandering and then flipped votes than walkersha.

People are not willing to accept the degree of the criminality we are seeing now -- if you think that they are going to play by and follow the rules now, you are absolutely wrong.

Anonymous said...

anon 12:11

all milwaukee has to do to raise the lake level is to invite the folks from waukesha to the lakefront for a beer and bbq party with plenty of keggers distributed all up the shoreline.

Everyone can just wee-wee directly into lake michigan until an acceptable water level is attained.

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha Ha. The public unions learned how quick Obama got on that comfortable pair of shoes and walked the protest lines to help them out. And besides, the mine will help out the area and those who need a job.

Say What? said...

Don't they need a ton of water for this mine?