Obama’s Interior Secretary to Dying Eskimos: “I’ve Listened to Your Stories, Now I Have to Listen to the Animals.”

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King George III was a tyrant who talked to trees. Eventually we got around to replacing him with tyrants who talk to animals.

In one of Alaska’s most remote outposts, where a thousand hardy souls make their homes, the Obama administration has put the fate of birds and bears above the lives of people, blocking construction of an 11-mile gravel trail connecting a tiny fishing hamlet to a life-saving airport.

King Cove has a clinic, but no hospital or doctor. Residents must fly 600 miles to Anchorage, via Cold Bay’s World War II airstrip, for most medical procedures including serious trauma cases and childbirth. Frequent gale-force winds and thick fog often delay or jeopardize medevac flights.

According to local Aleutian elders, 19 people have died since 1980 as a result of the impossible-to-navigate weather conditions during emergency evacuations.

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Monday rejected a proposal for a one-lane gravel road linking the isolated community of King Cove with the all-weather airport in Cold Bay some 22 miles away.

During an August visit to Alaska, Jewell was told that building a road that connects King Cove and Cold Bay was vital. But in December, Jewell rejected the road saying it would jeopardize waterfowl in the refuge.

“She stood up in the gymnasium and told those kids, ‘I’ve listened to your stories, now I have to listen to the animals,” Democratic state Rep. Bob Herron told a local television station. “You could have heard a pin drop in that gymnasium.”

Della Trumble, spokesperson for the Agdaagux Tribal Council and King Cove Corp., called Jewell’s decision “a slap in the face” just in time for the holiday week.

The Interior secretary called her personally, Trumble said, but she was at the store and only got the message when she returned to the office.

“She says that she knows that I’m not going to like her decision and wishes me and my family a very merry Christmas,” she said. “I’ve not returned the call because I don’t trust myself.”

Etta Kuzakin, a 36-year-old King Cove resident who serves as Agdaagux tribal president, needed an emergency Caesarean section in March after going into early labor with her now 9-month-old daughter, Sunnie Rae. Giving birth in King Cove could have killed her and her baby, she said.

But with medevac flights grounded by ugly weather, Kuzakin waited in labor for 10 hours until the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flew her out in the afternoon.

“If there had been a road, it would be two hours out,” she said. “I sat there in labor not knowing if I was going to die or my kid was going to die. Pretty traumatic.”

Back in 1997, Bill Clinton threatened to veto the King Cove Safety Act. Presumably Bill was also listening to the animals.

This is what environmentalists are like. They are constitutionally incapable of empathy for human beings. Instead they deploy a self-righteousness that masks an inner callousness and cruelty.

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  • unionville

    I can think of only two things to say. The first is, wow. And the second is build it anyway.

    • Paul_in_NJ

      Excellent idea. Video of National Guard troops shutting down a life-saving highway would be priceless.

  • Politicalpony

    I’ve got a question. Why is it that the federal government can own 90% of the state of Alaska? 55% of other states lie Nevada? The constitution doesn’t permit this. The constitution doesn’t say anything about federal parks either. It says “like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of fortes, magazines, arsenals, dock-yards, and other needful buildings.

    • Hidden Author

      Unfortunately since the federal government created all but the original 13 states out of its federal territories, it retains a lot of land in those states as an ongoing legacy.

      • NAHALKIDES

        Yes, that’s true. Among the other Constitutional amendments we need are one limiting the amount of any state that can be put under Federal control as Federal land.

    • ebonystone

      The State of Alaska covers 365 million acres, an area more

      than twice the size of the State of Texas. Ninety percent of

      Alaska is in public ownership. Here is a list of the owners:

      Federal 222 million acres

      State of Alaska (104 million acres at full conveyance) 97.9 million acres

      Alaska Native Corporations 40.8 million acres

      ANCSA Reserves 3.9 million acres

      Private Conventional 0.9 million acres

      TOTAL 365.5 million acres

      Federal block:

      U.S. Bureau of Land Management 74.7 million acres

      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 69.4 million acres*

      U.S. National Park Service 53.8 million acres

      U.S. Forest Service 21.9 million acres

      U.S. Department of Defense 2.2 million acres

      TOTAL 222 million acres

      So the feds own 61% (222/365) of Alaska, not 90%.
      The public (state and feds together) own 89% (326/365) of the land.

      • xtasea

        Interesting…so what? Why isn’t either Alaska or the compassionate, caring, helpful federal government with their trillion dollar stimulus package build the damn thing!? Guess it wasn’t shovel ready…

    • ebonystone

      The original royal charters to many of the colonies often gave the colony title to all the land between two parallel latitudes, theoretically all the way to the Pacific. By the time of the Revolution, treaties with France and Spain recognized these countries’ possession of everything west of the Mississippi. So after the Revolution, several States had extensive claims to trans-Appalachian lands. VA would have been a mega-State, including all of present-day VA, WV, KY, OH, IN, IL, MI, WI, and part of MN. Ga would have included AL and MS. The smaller States — like NH, RI, NJ, DE, and MD — without claims to trans-Appalachian lands, refused to join the Union, which they feared would be controlled by a few giant States, if the western claims were allowed to stand. Also there were conflicting claims by several States to the same lands. MA, NY, and CT all had claims to some of the lands claimed by VA. To resolve these issues, the western claims were given up by those States, and ceded to the federal government.
      In 1787 Congress passed the Northwest Ordinance to regulate the settlement of the territories and the creation of new States from them. The (Old) Northwest Territory was to become at least three, and no more than 5 States. The lands were to be surveyed and divided into blocks one mile square, each block being designated a “section”, and sections organized into 36 section “townships”. One section in each township (i.e. 1/36th of the land, or about 3%) was to be deeded to the State when it was formed, with the revenue from it dedicated to public education.
      When the trans-Mississippi areas were acquired, it was the United States (i.e. the feds) that acquired them, and so the feds became the owners of virtually everything west of the Mississippi, although pre-acquisition private claims were generally honored, for example in LA, MO, NM, and CA. The example of the Northwest Ordinance was followed in dividing the lands, although the amount granted to the States upon statehood was increased to 2 sections per township (i.e. 2/36ths of the land, or almost 6%) or even more. In the case of Alaska, the State received about 28% of the land.
      The lands thus acquired were opened to settlement and huge areas were sold or even given to settlers. Other areas were granted to railroad companies in return for building railroads, or to mining claims, or to Indian tribes.
      In regions with good farmland, virtually all of the land went to settlers, which is why States like OH, IN, IL, and IO have very little federally-owned land.
      In regions farther west, not so much of the land is good for farming, and so most of it remained unclaimed. Which is why so much remains in federal ownership.

  • A Z

    Except that it would inconvenience her neighbors and be too costly, but it would be nice to tear up all roads with a 22 mile radius of Sally Jewell’s house.

    Or maybe we could move her to wear there were no roads for 22 miles n any direction.

    We could call it a reciprocity.

  • A Z

    Maybe the residents of King Cove should buy Arctic All-Terrain vehicles with “balloon” tires” and GPS. Or maybe they should have the Interior department buy it for them since they are making simpler solutions impossible.

    If that is not approved, they should _________.

    • Alleged Comment

      I use to draw cars with tires like that whilst in high school many many years ago before anyone knew about it.

      • Drakken

        Pssst, they had those in Canada and Mn in the 50′s. If we only knew then, what we know now eh? ;)

  • bodica

    I ‘blame’ the Krafft Brothers! It’s a good show, by the way. My point, however, is the manner in which animals are treated like the new deities in childrens’ shows. There’s very little about human beings on the PBS kids and other channels for short people; the shows are clearly PC, biased, devoid of natural or human content, and frighteningly repetitious in their message.
    I just saw a kiddie’s school concert, where all five grades were dressed as penguins, singing songs about penguins. Very cute, but the uniformity was terrifying. White and Black with Red Bow ties – Reds around the neck!

    The children have been and continue to be CONDITIONED to see animals as important, and, children -white kids especially- as insignificant.

    • BagLady

      “The children have been and continue to be CONDITIONED to see animals as important, and, children -white kids especially- as insignificant.”

      Eek. You speak a very strange language indeed. I’m a bit scared. I wonder which subset of the human diaspora you hail from that would interfere with the natural order of things.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        First, I don’t think you need to be frightened of bodica. There are plenty of dangerous people in the UK you should be frightened of, I would think.

        Except for the last sentence you quoted, I don’t see what else in the comment would frighten you? You might be opposed to what is said, but I didn’t detect a threat in what he said.

        • BagLady

          I expect there are many people in the UK I should be scared of, thanks to the cutbacks in prisons and psychiatric institutions but since I don’t live there and seldom visit it is of no more consequence to me than it is to you.

          It is you description of the CONDITIONING of children to care about animals that worries me. I see so much animal neglect/cruelty living third world that I am proud of my Western CONDITIONING.

          I wasn’t aware that kids are being taught that ‘white’ is “insignificant”. I was under the impression they continued to be taught that they were on top of the heap simply because of their skin colour which, in my opinion, has become a truism.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            I was under the impression that you still lived in the UK. However, I would say the people who live there are much more endangered by their immigrants, than by psychiatric cases.

            White children are taught that they are on the “top of the heap”? I don’t think so. Not in the American educational system. If I was a little white boy in school, I would see Black History Month, Women’s History Month, Hispanic History Month … lots of months. Nothing about White History Month.

            I don’t know about white children, today, but I would question that, as I questioned much, if I were … for example … a 6th grader. We’re running out of months, and white people don’t seem to have one.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            History as a subject is not taught in “publik skuuls”. They don’t teach functional mathematics, civics, or anything about constitutional government either.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            That’s a certainty, Daniel. America has some of the most undereducated little activists on the planet. How long before those cute little tykes start ratting on their conservative parents to the “brownshirts”?

          • Daniel F. Melton

            So far it’s occasionally reported. Not like they’re doing it every day. Yet.

          • Wolfthatknowsall

            Several miles from me is a Section 8 housing project. I have a friend who lives there … desperately looking for work … and he is a gun-owner. One problem, though. The project he lives in does not allow the residents to own guns, or at least to bring them onto the property.

            His gun was carefully picked out. It’s a S&W .380 auto, which has low penetration ability. The idea he had was that … if he missed an intruder … he’s not likely to kill a neighbor.

            His 12-year old daughter, who loves Obama like he was Christ, told her teacher. She called the project manager, who … in turn … called the police. He’s now being evicted.

            Yep. The little Obama Youth have started denouncing their parents.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            The “obamajugend”

      • mtwzzyzx

        How is it that what we do is OUTSIDE of the natural order of things? Are we not also of nature? Therefore, isn’t whatever we do of nature? Termites build termite mounds, we build cities. It’s all nature.

  • Tommy

    CUCKOO!

  • anarchyst

    I call it the “Disneyfication” of animals and the mindless (but crafty) communistic environmentalists, those Prius-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, limp-wristed poor excuses for human beings. It’s about CONTROL, not unlike the anti-gun movement.
    Ever since cartoons like “”Bambi” and others gave animals human characteristics, we have had this problem. The “brainwashing” has worked to environmentalists’ favor exceedingly well. . .
    Humanity must suffer so that animals can be elevated to preferential status.
    Environmentalists are like watermelons, “green” on the outside and “red” (communist) on the inside.
    Environmentalism should be considered a “religion” (earth worship); the federal government should have NO say-so as to what can be built.
    I CHEER when I hear of a “greenpeace” ship getting blown out of the water. . .

    • BagLady

      Humanity must suffer so that animals can be elevated to preferential status.

      … or vice versa

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Is it truly a zero-sum game? Either/or?

        • truebearing

          Beat me to it! :)

        • BagLady

          Often seems that way. In this case I would still argue that they want the land cleared of humanity “cos thar’s gold in them thar hills”.

    • NYgal

      Actually, the road would not have any negative effect on the ecology. It is only that the colonial power in far away Washington feels that they have every right to dictate to the local indigenous population and demand that they die for their whim.
      And all this is being done with the full support of the very same people who decry and protest Israeli wall to stop terrorists, because it may delay the trip to the hospital. Oh what hypocrites.

      • anarchyst

        You are absolutely correct. Good post!

      • A Z

        The Democrats must feel the Eskimo vote is unimportant or can be taken for granted.

  • anarchyst

    The so-called “Endangered Species Act” should be repealed …

    • BagLady

      Sadly you are right. The Big Five have to go. There is no room for the elephant, the giraffe nor the rhino and lion. They serve no purpose and require far more personal space than we allow.

      I find it interesting that, whilst our most majestic animals are shrinking in size, the human is becoming obese.

      • anarchyst

        You are incorrect. You will find that privately-run “stewardship” operations to save truly “endangered species” do much better than the government-control and the inane environmental laws in place. There are privately-run ranches on the African continent that are extremely successful in maintaining and increasing the population of truly “endangered species”.

      • A Z

        Many species of animal were hunted to extinction in many parts of their range when people were not obese.

        It happened during the Roman Empire. Tuaregs trafficked in wild animals for the Coliseum before they were into human trafficking

        Besides with a nanny government that takes away real choices, what is left except zex, comfort food, drugs and acceptable causes?

      • blert

        THE Big Man involved in saving Africa’s mega-fauna gave a TED talk — on how he’d been wrong for decades!
        It’s still out there.
        In it he admits that ALL of his original presumptions against ranching and livestock proved to be horrifically wrong.
        He then goes on to explain how that bringing back man — and his herds — has erased decades of habitat distruction — all of it documented with photography.
        Virtually EVERYTHING you’ve read about saving African big game has derived from this one man. He was the international expert from afar – - calling the shots — for four decades!

        http://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change.html

        I hope that this link works. ^^^

      • mtwzzyzx

        There were once larger, more dominant animals, and nature decided they would no longer be dominant. Things change. Nature is not static. Lions will not always be the top of the food chain, and it’s only human hubris that seeks to preserve in amber the world we think we know, instead of dealing with it’s changes as is natural.

    • blert

      It’s morphed into a hustle for lawyers… a total shakedown.

  • Phil

    The Drought in California is because of putting a smelt over the people.
    We can all pay higher prices now and possibly soon have food shortages because of these stupid liberals and their social engineering.

    • Heartland Patriot

      Yeah, I remember that smelt business. They shut off water, stopped new reservoirs from being built and basically told all those farmers that the California government cared more about little fish than human beings.

      • theCork

        there’s still no evidence that the fresh water would help the Delta Smelt. They’re genetically nearly indistinguishable from the Surf Smelt that dwells by the millions off the California Coast. No testing’s been done on that.

        • BBould

          I would like to point out that they stocked that area with Bass and other non indigenous fish that eat other small fish. They won’t tell you that but Wiki will. It is just as likely that the smelts demise is from this.

    • BagLady

      I agree, they are stupid and dangerous with their power but I don’t see social engineering involved in this case. Perhaps they want to drive them out and take the land.

    • Ironic Take

      I understand your point, but the drought is due to the lack of rain and snow. Water mangement issues are different. Also, the Delta smelt is an indicator species…like the proverbial cnaary in a mine. Just saying, keep the arguements real. Your point may well be legitemate, but it is undermined by hyperbole.

    • BagLady

      Unless of course it has nothing to do with smelt and it’s all just a camouflage for the real deal.

      • Phil

        I’m sticking with bureaucratic over educated idiots.

  • NAHALKIDES

    Exactly, Daniel – this is what environmentalists are like.

  • Saddletramp

    That is unless it’s a wild mustang. None of our government officials seem to care about those animals.

  • Lorilu

    Refusal to allow the road to be built is in hopes that the community will die out, or move away. How could a gravel road possibly damage the ecology of a state the size of Alaska?

    • spyeatte

      It can’t, it is just a power play of a corrupt and useless government agency. They denied it because they could. Everyone must remember that these animals should never acquire this much power over the people again.

    • BagLady

      That was my take on the subject. Thar’s gold in them thar mountains.

  • Alleged Comment

    This is why you should not have Negroes and women ruling you. Obviously the negro put in someone who has been brainwashed like him to worship animals and not to eat them.

    [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. (Isa 3:12)

    • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

      As you are obviously a white male, we should be scared to be ruled by them too.

      Well, you proved that you can read the scriptures. Great success. Now go to the second step and try to read them in context.

      • A Z

        You are wasting your time. If he is not a a plant, then he is not wise enough to have an inkling of what he does not know.

      • Alleged Comment

        You are obviously one that likes to be ruled by Negroes and women. Fine, but don’t make the rest of us like you.

        And you look pretty in a dress.

    • BagLady

      You’re a twerp

      • Alleged Comment

        You can eat animals ya know!

        Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. (Gen 9:3)

      • Daniel F. Melton

        On that one comment we can agree.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      Were you assigned to troll with a racist, misogynist, biblical slant?

  • CaoMoo

    well the solution is simple claim the whole tribe converted to Islam and that they need the airport to fly to Pakistan for “personal” reasons. I bet they have a road made in a week.

  • lcuvillier

    I keep saying this hoping that some governor or a potential governor will see it and take it to heart. Each state is sovereign. That means they control their own states. They can and have all authority to throw the feds out of their states. They can tell them to go pound sand and they can tell federal courts they will not abide by their “opinions”. If most of the governors would enact the 10th Amendment, we could stop this train immediately without any bloodshed.

    • BagLady

      I disagree totally. You are giving control to narrow minded idiots with personal agendas. Decisions made in polar regions have devastating knock on effects to the rest of the world and, in our globalised community, we should all be making decisions on where to frack, drill or erect solar or nuclear plants.

      Sovereignty is passé in the current context.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        And while everyone is trying to save the polar bear, the Canadian government killed 300 of them, in the Hudson Bay area, because of overpopulation.

        Fracking, drilling, and nuclear plants are excellent sources of power. If you don’t like power sources like these, then please … in the name of our “globalized community” … get the Chinese, the Indians, and the Indonesians to stop building coal-fired plants. They’re part of this much-touted globalized community, aren’t they?

        • CaoMoo

          nah when we ship factories out of the us because we want to cut emissions and they go to china we all know the pollution just disappears. (China is on Mars right I learned that in 5th grade) :) But seriously that is the logic I get from most enviromentalist I speak to about it.

          • Daniel F. Melton

            *** But seriously that is the logic I get from most enviromentalist I speak to about it.***

            What industry employs these enlightened environmentalists?

      • NYgal

        Who exactly is your “we all” that you believe should be making the decisions? I don’t think you though out the consequences should your ideas be implemented. Are you sure you want people in, lets say, Pakistan or Central Africa having a say on whether you deserve to get medical treatment or be put down like a homeless dog, for example.

        • BagLady

          “Are you sure you want people in, lets say, Pakistan or Central Africa
          having a say on whether you deserve to get medical treatment or be put
          down like a homeless dog, for example.”

          I don’t see any difference between being put down by a Pakistani or Central African than being put down under the Liverpool Care Pathway as practised by the new and beautiful British National Health Service where each death is rewarded with a little lump sum. Frees up hospital beds, don’t you know.

          • votedemout

            I think you just made her point.

          • CBDenver

            Good grief, you are schizophrenic. In one breath you welcome the elites making decisions for you, in another you decry it. No wonder you are a bag lady.

          • BagLady

            Elites have never made my decisions for me nor have I welcomed the idea in any post

      • Kebert Xela

        Sovereignty is exactly what you are claiming, as the unelected representative of an ambiguous ‘we’, over every man, woman, and child on the planet.

        • BagLady

          I speak for myself and the “we” you speak of doesn’t appear in anything I have written. I worry about the workings of some minds on this site. With their immovable stance and blinkered view, donkeys come to mind. No offence meant. Donkeys are very nice on the whole. But they are extremely pig-headed….. no offence to pigs who are much maligned in this comparison. They are, in fact, very easy going, intelligent and malleable creatures.

      • CBDenver

        And the environmentalists in Washington DC don’t have a narrow, personal agenda? The idea that “decisions make in polar regions have devastating knock on effects to the rest of the world” is balderdash. That is just made-up stuff to justify controlling other people’s lives.

        • BagLady

          A rather parochial attitude in a global world, if I may say so. I suppose Japan’s nuclear power plants are their own business and none of ours. I suppose there is no reason to worry about the power of your US GM grains flooding the world. Without checks and balances these companies would kill us all with their greed. If Gina Rinehart kills the Great Barrier Reef with her coal, is that none of our business?

  • SoCalMike

    There is a special place in hel l with Sally Jewel’s name on it.
    In the name of environmental protection, enviro scum hate people and use all of the money and power to hurt and impoverish humans.
    They should just build it.
    This is why you don’t let the Feds “help.” They help themselves to bugger you.

  • FIRE THEM ALL- 2014

    People who live in concrete jungles, in a concrete cave should never be allowed to make rules for those who actually live on the land, and with the animals. I am sick of this crap, fools all of them.

    • BagLady

      The headline suggests a ‘them or us’ situation when we surely still have room for an entire food chain without introducing an hiccup into the equation by extincting an entity for no sane reason.

  • Lanna

    Man, What won’t these people do to implement their agenda. Look at putting the extinction of a fish over man’s needs in Southern California, the drought, and the lack of crops to feed America that comes from this area… this is the New age religion, save the earth, save animals, people do not matter…global warming to raise energy prices and avoid tapping into the Keystone XL Pipeline that supplements the US and creating jobs, all part of Agenda 21…Government confiscating land from people who have inherited it from their ancestors.. Take a good hard look at Socialism, and Communism. We can all do things to save animals, energy, and people, but do it with common sense and moderation, not radicalism that destroys the progress man has achieved to make lives better!

    • BagLady

      I don’t have to travel very far to see the horizon at the end of the world. As far as the eye can see, from left to right, the lights from the fishing boats stretch like a string of fairy lights. How can fish possibly survive this avarice? They can’t.

      “Look at putting the extinction of a fish over man’s needs in Southern California”

      If you’re suggesting a vote between saving the Southern Californian man and fish, then for me it’s a no brainer.

      • mtwzzyzx

        Why don’t you start with yourself, then?

      • CBDenver

        Good grief. Do you think a few little boats are going to endanger all the fish in the sea? You may as well worry about being hit by an asteriod as both are extremely improbable.

        http://www.livescience.com/29568-more-fish-thriving-deep-under-water-than-thought.html

        “Slithering fish on the ocean floor are more numerous than experts realized, a new study suggests. Scientists studying the ocean’s deepest reaches more than 3.7 miles (6 kilometers) deep in what’s called the hadal zone discovered that some species of fish, first identified two years ago, are more abundant than previously thought.”

  • William556

    One wonders just how much time people like Sally Jewell actually spend in nature? I don’t mean well manicured parks or even the pedestrian areas of state and national parks with their carefully graded and maintained footpaths visitors are encouraged not to stray from, but real nature. One wonders if they are equally oblivious to the snow storms that have been wracking the country this winter.

  • nhbuckeye

    They can be victims of government oppression, or they can take care of themselves and build the road anyway. It is their duty to do what is right against this idiot, buraucratic nightmare of a government.

  • concernedhousewife

    “Man must not fall into the error of thinking that he was ever meant to become lord and master of nature”. Adolph Hitler

    • Daniel F. Melton

      A sadistic, genocidal, drug addicted vegetarian, prone to fits of rage, suspected to have been a homosexual suffering from tertiary syphilis among other afflictions brought about by the lifestyle.

  • Geo

    I don’t see how this gravel road will harm the water fowl. Is it some barrier that they cannot cross? Speak to the chicken. He got to the other side

  • Charles Hammond Jr

    “King George III was a tyrant who talked to trees. Eventually we got around to replacing him with tyrants who talk to animals.”

    Is that an improvement or a step backwards? King George III may have talked to trees but even he knew when to quit!

    • Kebert Xela

      George III wasn’t surrounded by sycophants willing to make themselves believe insanity was transcendent genius.

      • Charles Hammond Jr

        Point taken. The King may have been crazy but the court at least tried to be sane.

        Now? Not so much.

        We are well and truly boned!

  • ebonystone

    And what did the animals tell you, Ms. Jewell? Please share their comments with us.

  • Brad Armstrong

    I think the animals might say: “I don’t think those environmentalists will be happy until all humans are sitting alone in the cold and dark trying not to offend mother nature”

  • Unsooper

    Build it anyway and defend it. Seriously. Don’t take that DC Beltway crap. The only thing this administration fears is money and/or violence. No current politician will send the military to shoot some well armed tribal elders trying to keep their lifeline open if there is a photographer present. The only thing to be afraid of is if the Russians decide they want Alaska. Obama would let them have it.

  • PIC

    cid yunt

  • Darryl Giles

    Animals? His staff?

    • Daniel F. Melton

      They’d be mortified to get mud on their shoes. I’d doubt that any one of them has ever seen a gravel road.

  • Jim

    Build it anyway. Let Obama send in the Army to stop you. Thats how you deal with tyrants.

    • Walther11

      Right, she has made her decision let’s see her enforce it.

  • Nick

    Envirofascists. But it has always been this way. The lies and deception from Rachael Carson’s Silent Spring is responsible for more death and misery than Hitler (ding!). She still has a way to go to get to communism’s numbers, however.

    • Daniel F. Melton

      What makes you think carson wasn’t a communist shill?

      • Nick

        True, but she did it without armies and camps. So she might actually be the most evil of them all!!! Hahahaha!

        Off to Mordor!

  • http://www.thefoxnation.com/ DCSKIHOG

    Sally, I’ve been listening to the bears and they are very hungry, report to the nearest sleuth of grizzly’s and sacrifice yourself for the good of the animal kingdom! PS invite Obummer too!

  • Tom Servo

    Sally Jewell believes that the only Good Eskimo is a dead Eskimo, and the best Eskimo is a good ‘n dead one.

    that’s what the animals told her.

  • riffraft

    They don’t care about the people! Just a bunch of no good idiots!

  • Daniel F. Melton

    I wonder if this “person” would be so adamantly against a road if she were to be forced to Winter over in the pristine wilderness she champions?

    You’ll notice that the true “tree hugger” crowd don’t live anywhere near the habitats they champion remain pristine and untouched, thus they suffer none of the consequences of their stance.

    If they demand that development should be banned, let ‘em fully compensate those who suffer financial loss as a result. They can pay for and maintain a fully staffed medical facility in King Cove Alaska since they refuse to allow building a road.

  • Frederick Colbourne

    Well now you know who the government will protect when the going gets tough, and it’s not going to be human.

  • http://GuardAmerican.com/ GuardAmerican

    It doesn’t pay in Obama’s world to be an uninteresting member of any minority.

    Libs **say** they’re all about diversity, but their actions ensure that the most vulnerable in society pay the highest costs — or preferably be wiped out altogether.

    It is typical: Whatever Libs **say** they fervently, deeply, personally believe in, they **do** the precise opposite.

    In short, Sec. Jewell’s reply to the Aleutians: “Sucks to be you.” They should build their gravel road, anyway.

    • Kebert Xela

      They love the class, but not the individual. They are in love with the idea of the ‘disadvantaged’, but if you are a an Agdaagux dying in King Cove or a homosexual Ambassador tortured, violated, and murdered in Benghazi, you are disposable to more pressing political ends.

      • http://GuardAmerican.com/ GuardAmerican

        Well said.

  • V8 power

    Typical psycho enviromentals thats what you get when zombies vote them into offices…

  • spyeatte

    Sally Jewell is a pathetic freak. Disobey her and her department, they are totalitarian thugs who deserve zero respect.

  • Tram

    Progress!

  • Zebra Dun

    Yup, State of Alaska should step in and build that road, National Guard works for the Alaska state government, Governor and the people of Alaska not Obama.
    The ANG should defend the building and builders of that road.
    Once again the US Government is creating genocide on a native American indigenous population.
    Sally Jewel is obviously a racist if these were black or gay democrats there would be a six lane highway built for them.
    If it was a wind farm permits would be given to kill the waterfowl as they are for Bald Eagles, Bats and other birds.
    If it were solar farms the wildlife would be allowed to die before any road to maintain and service them was hindered.
    If it was any other democrat majority state and not the home of Sarah Palin, it would have been built last year.
    Hope and Change, as long as you are the right people who vote the right (left?) way.

  • Leon

    I think Secretary Jewell’s idea is nothing short of brilliant.
    Next time I am in Alaska I plan to sit down with some Caribou and discuss the North Slope and the Alaska Pipeline. As I recall, the pipeline was going to destroy the Porcupine Herd.. During the most active period of use of the pipeline(1972 to 1989), the Porcupine Herd’s population increased 76%. Since then, the population has decreased about 31%.
    The central arctic herd, which appears to like the area around the north slope, has increased in population about 900% since 1997.
    I am sure that a rational discussion with a group of the elder caribou will answer any questions about the effect of oil exploration has had on their lives.
    If time permits, after my meeting with the caribou, I promise to go to King Cove and sit down with the area’s ducks and other waterfowl and see if I can determine their attitude about this gravel road.

  • dmac8889

    The people who insist on controlling our lives have at least one step in a Mental Institution. Truly Liberalism is a Mental Disease.

  • BagLady

    and contain the infestation of liberals in SoCal where the primary
    industry appears to be the non-polluting and politically correct
    production of po rn o graphy?

    GOSH! Are the two related?

    • Daniel F. Melton

      They may well be related.

  • Nan

    If I lived in this area, I’d be tempted to move out. Then again, I lived in New Orleans during Katrina, and no one could understand why people wanted to go back home. I wonder what Sally Jewell would do if it were one of HER family members who needed to be evacuated. The expression on her face in the picture says it all. She’s so worried about the animals!

  • Hard Little Machine

    I’m not young but I am convinced that in my lifetime the US will roll back the Death Penalty for killing people and enact a new one for killing animals.