As noted in the post below, the Senate is holding the final vote on H.R. 146: Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act, the vehicle used to sneak in the Omnibus Lands Bill of 2009 as a 1,300-page amendment, tomorrow.
This bill is very likely to pass, and summarily lock up 2.1 million acres of Public Land, eliminating motorized access for responsible Americans. This is a travesty, foisted on us by eco-Nazis and politicians that are either gutless or wrongheaded.
It’s not too late. Please call your Senators’ Washington D.C. office tomorrow morning and urge them to vote NO on this devastating bill. Here is where you can find your Senator’s phone number.
I got to looking around for some new MX news sources tonight while listening to the excellent Jason Weigandt/Jim Holley call of the Minneapolis SX event. I came across MXNewsFeed.com, which spiders the net all day looking for MX news and sends it out via private news feed plus a free RSS feed for regular folks like you and me. After checking that out I decided to google “off road access news” to see what’s available for tracking our fight to have access to our public lands. I found some scary stuff.
The first group I found is PEER – Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility:
As a service organization assisting federal & state public employees, PEER allows public servants to work as “anonymous activists” so that agencies must confront the message, rather than the messenger.
Public servants, my ass. This is an organization of self-serving bureaucrats. Not one of them has a real job. To a person they suck the government tit for their sustenance. They don’t add one single dollar to US GDP. All combined they don’t add a single decimal point to our productivity. They do nothing but suck the life from hard-working Americans like you and me in their mealy-mouthed government jobs but they have the gall to proclaim themselves protectors of the planet.
One of PEER’s top objectives is to end what they call Off Road Wreckreation. This list of news releases is filled with the sort of factless hyperbole and screeching histrionics that litter the environmental-wacko-loon approach to news. But it’s the sort of thing we need to be aware of. This is a bunch of people whose salaries we pay, whose livelihood depends on our taxes, and they are dead set on ending our favorite form of recreation.
PEER is also all about Under Cover Activism, seeing as how most right-thinking Americans would resent the hell out of their “public servants” running around screeching about their religious beliefs. You’re free to protest if you have your own money and your own time. But you aren’t free to protest me if I’m paying your salary. But the eco-jihadis are self-loathing religious nuts. After reading a little of their shrill, overwrought news I got nauseous and had to stop. But I’m going to keep tracking this as well as look for other 2nd- and 3rd-tier groups (e.g. not the Sierra Club, Green Peace, etc that most of us already recognize as loons). Stay tuned as I learn more. This battle is serious, and we need to know our enemy.