February 11, 2006

Friday Sneak: Bush shits on public forestland

The "Friday Sneak" is the tactic of releasing terrible news late on Fridays so that it will get buried over the weekend in the newspapers. By the time Monday rolls around there will be bigger and more recent headlines to out-shine the Friday news. Essentially, the terrible news receives the smallest audience possible by being released on Friday night.

But not on our watch! The bloggers are NOT letting this shit by us, especially when the Bush Crime Family wants to sell off protected forestland! Check out these quotes from ESPN Outdoors and The Seattle Times:

The Bush administration ... proposed the largest Forest Service land sale in decades, listing 309,421 acres in more than 30 states.—

The plan, [would] ... replace proposed cutbacks of federal dollars that now help pay for schools and roads.

Conservationists attack the idea of selling public lands to help finance government.

"As I look at it, they are holding rural counties hostage and saying if you don't sell off forest lands to the highest bidder, then we are going to cut money for your schools," said Rep. Brian Baird, D-Wash.

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said it is a "short-sighted, ill-advised and irresponsible shift in federal land-management policy" that would hurt hunters, anglers, campers, foresters, cattlemen, miners and other users of public lands.

Basically, the Bush Crime Family is spending money like a desperate housewife on the war forcing cutbacks to school funding. Now we must sell public forestland to save our asses yet we hurt our national treasures in the process.

Way to go Bushies! If you voted for this fuck face then congratulate yourself for putting this bunch in power. This is terrible news for EVERYONE. No wonder they tried to sneak the news out on Friday night.


At 2/12/2006 12:21 PM, Blogger Kathleen Callon said...

This is terrible news. I keep thinking he can't get any worse. He's really selling the land to pay for his money pit War in Iraq as well as his tax cuts for the wealthy. So now we not only lose our tax dollars for his war, but we get to lose our forests, too.


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