Freed by a special election defeat to speak his mind, WI State GOP Rep. and blue wave swamping victim Adam Jarchow takes to Twitter to tell us how he really feels about the DNR, and the drunken boating it is hoping to minimize this holiday weekend:
Honestly, if we fired 3/4 of the @WDNR bureaucrats, would we notice or would our life change at all? Maybe ... for the better! The useless non-sense that we waste money on with this agency, never ceases to amaze me. #DismantleTheDNR
From harassing hunters, to small business owners, to property owners and now to law abiding citizens who may (gasp) enjoy a beer while boating, the @WDNR is hellbent on destroying our economy (and fun). We must end the DNR and just start over.
I know bureaucrats who live in Madison & get a taxpayer funded paycheck & pension have no idea how our economy works, but people visit Northern WI in the summer for the very purpose of having a couple beers and enjoying the water. Dismantle this useless agency!
Paging Dan Meyer and @ScottWalker! The bozos who work for you at @WDNR somehow believe it’s their job to tell Wisconsinites not to engage in a perfectly legal activity. Some bureaucrats just need to be fired. cc: @MillerCoors@Leinenkugels
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.