The usual bunch of anti-progress extremists pulling another stunt in hopes of
getting publicity. Which, of course, is automatically provided to lend an air
of legitimacy to their inane demands.Drill, baby, drill!
I don't know how the protesters got to the area. If they walked all the way
then one can believe they are sincere. But, if they drove, then they are
contributing to the very problem (real or imagined) that they are protesting.
The word hypocrite comes to mind.
It's now ever so fashionable to be an "activist," even if you
don't have the foggiest clue as to the science and the reality of what
you're protesting. "Someone's proposing some development of some
kind? Good . . . let's go protest." It would be different if they
knew anything about what they're whining about, but most of the time, they
don't know zip. They sometimes even recruit a Hollywood type or two to add
some supposed legitimacy . . . but it's still just as noisy, hollow, and
This is a stand they are taking for injustice. Injustice to whom?
I watched an environmental group located in California protesting one of the
west desert sites being developed. They pulled up in their cars to the tourist
information site, got out held signs and took film, and gone in five minutes.
Later that night on the news they reported as if this group had been there all
day. Media is there to manipulate.Help these protesters protest,
add a few company locks to their chains, and provide them lots of water and
shade. Then see how serious they are.
Hummm? The Tavaputs is a long bike ride from Salt Lake and Moab.....oh
wait...there were about 30 cars, trucks and SUV's lining the road.
While I may not agree with their tactics, I congratulate these dedicated
citizens for standing up for what they believe in; in a process that gives them
no official voice. The real threats posed by tar sands projects cannot be
overstated. We're never going to move beyond our addiction to oil if these
projects are allowed to move ahead. Modeling from the Utah Climate Center shows
startling climate change impacts to Utah's environment and economy over the
next couple of generations, such as very little/no snow in Utah's Wasatch
Range. But who needs snow?
Unless they rode their bicycles hundreds of miles to Utah's remote Book
Cliffs area for their raucous little party in the hills, rest assured these
phony activists most likely filled their automobile tanks with the least
expensive gasoline. "Oh, for a forty-parson power to chant Thy
praise, Hypocrisy! Oh, for a hymn Loud as the virtues thou dost loudly vaunt,
Not practice!"Methinks thou dost protest too much.
Utah Dad,"modeling by..."Modeling???most models spit out the result the designers intended.modeling by
all the major banks said the real estate market was never going to crash, and we
know what happened there.Modeling is just an excuse to demand you
get your way. My model says...., there you you MUST give me...!