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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    Here It Comes

    ZINKE & UTAH
    Graze It Off
    drill it deep
    FROM SANTA BARBARA THROUGH UTAH TO WASHINGTON D.C.
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    .. The good folks of Montana do their best to believe what people say.
    .. Folks around here say one thing and then do it. It makes life simple and honest.
    .. They once believed the cowboyan from Santa Barbara, California when he said he was from Montana: very far from indeed!
    HOW SWEET IT IS
    .. He was, in fact, born here and he left the state as soon as he could. {LINK-1.}
    .. He got elected by saying he had our values. That's what he said. Honest folks believed him.
    .. Some folks still believe him - now that he's in Washington and patting the right fanny's. He travels around spouting "the good stuff."
    .. We warned you that his buddies from Utah and those other exploitative interests had glommed onto this simple Californian. We have suggested that Bears Ears National Monument was in danger, {LINK -2.}
    F*** THE 5 TRIBES
    .. It has, indeed, come to pass {LINK-3,} and the folks in Utah are pleased as punch (-ing cattle.)
    .. Trump has tasked his minion with reevaluating National Monuments.
    .. This is the purported way to let the local populations control development, grazing, drilling, and other depredations.
    .. These reevaluations will seek to reduce the size of the monuments or eliminate them completely. It's what Zinke has been saying for years.
    .. There will be reevaluations in Montana too. Sort of like the Upper Missouri Breaks National Monument.
    .. Fly fishers, usually being of the tunnel-vision, one-issue-mentality sort, continue to applaud Zinke for his glowing words that allow him to pretend he's an environmentalist.
    .. What has he done? So sad. Have those fishers ever been to the Missouri Breaks?
    .. President Trump has just signed yet another executive order, (about as many as his tweetings.) Now Ryan Zinke will get to do his master's bidding's.
    .. The legal and constitutional quagmire of trying to change the boundaries of National Monuments will now come to the fore.
    .. Patagonia has soundly denounced the action, {LINK-4, LINK-5.} In fact they have even threatened a lawsuit over this executive order, {LINK-6.}
    .. Remember the Bears Ears interactive video produced by Patagonia? Check It Out {LINK-7.}
    ZINKE AND TRUMP IN THE BIG TIME
    .. This is interesting beyond just the United States of America. The BBC has picked up on it and is running a Patagonia video, {LINK-8, LINK-9.}
    .. Given that the folks in Montana have voted for both Zinke and Trump we can only opine that they shall probably get the results that they want and deserve.
    .. We're not too happy. We probably gave the honest folks around here more credit than they deserved. Or, perhaps we're out of step.
    .. The economic stimulus and job creation for lawyers is great boon gifted upon the barristers by this administration.
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    .. We just received another two inches of rapidly melting snow.
    .. Hebgen Reservoir is filling at a good clip and soon discharge will increase to provide storage capacity.
    BLACK WOOL NYMPH
    .. Time to get your fish on!
    .. We caught a nice little fish at the confluence of Notellum Creek and the much larger Hidden Fork of the Great Blue. Feisty little devil. Probably not larger than 16".
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