Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Congratulations to the Democrats and young people, you now own it.
You can’t blame Bush any longer, because you own it.
The next terrorist attack, you own it.
Can’t get a job after graduation? You own it.
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama’s EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it.
A nuclear Iran, you own it.
Bowing to Russia and the rest of the world that thinks we are a joke, you own it.
Bowing to extreme and fanatical Islamists that want nothing more than you dead, you own it.
Another severe recession, you own it.
Illegal immigrants being treated better than our seniors who have worked hard all their lives, you own it.
Trouble getting good health care or even getting to see a doctor, you own it.
Higher health insurance and health care costs, you own it.
Higher taxes on everyone including the middle class, you own it.
No budget, you own it.
Our allies’ mistrust, you own it.
Another trillion of debt, you own it.
More Benghazi situations, you own it.
More dependency on food stamps, you own it.
Several part-time jobs instead of a good job, you own it.
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it.
A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table, you own it.
China controlling world trade and trampling all over us, you own it.
Loss of our freedoms as we have known them in the past, you own it.
A dictatorship instead of a republic that follows the Constitution, you own it.
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it.
More government corruption and lies, you own it.
Terrorist attacks called workplace incidents, you own it.
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it.
President George Bush is out of it now, and there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about. In a way, I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed.
God bless the United States. God is our only hope now.
I am writing about what has become an obsession for me in hopes it can become at least thought provoking for everyone.
Current global climate change events should make it clear to all that we are facing an uncertain and, I believe, increasingly desperate future. Unquestionably the current and accelerating use of fossil fuels is causing the destructive weather we see now.
Extreme and ambiguous weather patterns will inhibit food production while, coincidentally, we over-fish and poison our oceans, and dry up our rivers. In fact, these changes are already happening.
Bill McKibben, a knowledgeable advocate of attempting to rein in the accelerating addition of carbon dioxide to our atmosphere, a cause of temperature increases, is the head of the 350.org grassroots movement that is touring the country. He is the author of the first book about global warming “The End of Nature,” published in 1989. McKibben will be speaking in Boulder on Dec. 2. The tour is aptly titled, “Do the Math.”
Going hand and hand with climate action is another issue which a purported 75 percent of the country agrees upon: campaign finance reform. Because Congress will not reform itself, reform will involve the tremendous effort of a constitutional amendment. Now is the time, not one year before a presidential election. And if our president and Congress cannot be moved on these vital issues, it also may be time for a progressive green third party, unbeholden to moneyed interests. We have ignored the heavy lifting of democracy too long.
Now we must face the consequences of our energy use, and change ourselves, and the fossil fuel economy we blindly depend upon, or our world will become a very hostile, ugly place. Now is the time.
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Over 75,000 hikers visited Hanging Lake during this year’s peak season. Via signage, the city hopes to point more of those hikers also in the direction of downtown Glenwood Springs.