02 May AN AMERICAN TALE
By: Joseph J Kusnell for Boomeryearbook.com
Harden County, Oregon, not long ago was one of Oregon’s richest counties. As a top logging town, it had the world’s largest pine mill and provided a lot of lumber and a lot of local jobs.
But the all-but-ridiculous environmentalists found that logging endangered the spotted owl and so, they lobbied to close the mill down.
Today, Harden County is bankrupt. Its unemployment rate is 25%. Families have had to move to find work elsewhere. The trees now grow under protection of the Federal Government. The spotted owls are thriving.
The formerly largest pine mill in the world is closed and rotting away.
The men who used to work here can’t find work anywhere.
Logging in the American west is down 60% with a ton of lost jobs.
But America still need lumber (as we need oil). So we need to get that lumber somewhere (as we do oil). So where do we get it?
We import it from other countries.
Where do they get it?
They cut down their forests for it.
Do they have spotted owls in their forests?
Does anyone in these countries care?
I guess not.
Do we have to pay for the lumber we import?
Sure. We pay a lot of money for it.
Do these countries make money by selling their lumber to us?
Of course they do. It’s a thriving business way up in the past twenty years.
Is that because we stopped cutting down our own trees?
Does that increase employment in those countries?
Yes, it does.
Does that increase unemployment in our country?
Yes, it does.
So they are doing great and we are doing poorly, right?
But our spotted owls are happy while theirs are not, right?
Right. Their owls are miserable, but ours party every night.
What about their people?
They party every night because they have jobs.
We have nothing to party for, so we are miserable.
Join the party. One of the gravest dangers to America today are the environmentalists. They are thoroughly out of touch with reality yet somehow,
they stay in power. And – of course – they are all democrats.
They fiddle as America burns.
This is the result of having too many Democrats in power. All these wackos belong to the Democratic Party. I would love to track them down and ask them if they eat chicken? Or ever enjoy a nice steak or sausage or bacon with their eggs?
What about leather that comes from the hide of animals? Have any of that around the house in things like shoes, bags, belts, pocketbooks, or wallets? And what about the medication they use? Was any of that medication developed at the expense of certain animals in laboratories? If they answer yes to any of these questions, then they are disingenuous at best and phonies at worst. We need to get rid of them.
It is not too late to stop this destruction of America. In 2010 you can save your country but returning checks and balances to your government: Vote Republican – restore balance to both houses so they can’t get away with what they are trying to do. If you don’t, you will have to live with the result. And so will your children and so will your grandchildren – and I can assure you, you won’t like it very much.
A lot of lives were lost creating the best country the world has ever known. It would be a shame to see it destroyed by this crowd.
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