Friday, January 25th, 2013
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Sneaky Obama Creates Stealth National Park

Sure would look better with some fracking!
While the Republicans in Congress were distracted by Benghazi and tax cuts and being crazy old men, Barack Obama stealthily created a new national park in California. Is this the beginning of the Obama Administration's bold action on the environment and climate change, which until now hasn't been bold at all? Maybe.

Pinnacles National Park was also signed into existence over the lines of an existing national monument dating back to 1908, when Republicans were the environmentalists. The ragged volcanic landscape and habitat for the humongous (and critically endangered) California Condor runs along the San Andreas Fault, 80 miles southeast of San Francisco. But because you can't even drive all the way through it, some wonder if it is truly an American national park.

The new Pinnacles National Park becomes the 59th full national park in the United States, joining Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades and the other most storied parts of America's national heritage. The park, a 26,000-acre expanse featuring rocky spires, caves and California condors that was first set aside as a monument in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt, also becomes the closest national park to the Bay Area now, supplanting Yosemite National Park.

Republicans in Congress have blocked any expansion or creation of national parks since Obama took office, because they hate both nature and especially hate Barack Obama. Why didn't they block this bill, which was sponsored by a California Democrat in the House and backed by Democratic senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein? Maybe because Republican Rep. Jeff Denham joined Carmel Democrat Sam Farr on the bill? Anyway, now Pinnacles is a national park, the Central California region around the new attraction hopes to get tourist money from rich hikers from the Bay Area, and the condor will continue to have a safe place where the BLM won't be selling fracking permits to oil companies.

Photo by Vlad & Marina Butsky.

12 Comments / Post A Comment

Why is Obama eliminating our national monuments?

whizz_dumb (#10,650)

Hey I made noise measurements from the eastern edge of that place, off SR 25. It was pretty quiet, and pretty pretty.

deepomega (#1,720)

Pinnacles is great, especially if you like the smell of gin because it is BRIMMING with junipers.

Dave Bry (#422)

Obama wants to take our guns and turn them into trees!

Vulpes (#946)

And that is why Obama is morally weak.

laurel (#4,035)

Visit in fall for tarantula breeding season!

Wow – I sure hope this article is satire

SimpleFacts (#241,320)

Another slant heard from. Why is it, when discussing a National Park/Monument or whatever, do you feel necessary to throw out a gratuitous "Republicans hate Obama?" I for one am pretty sick of newsies and editors acting like donkey's butts, flinging complete and utter, wholely unsubstantiated falsehoods out for public consumption.
So, listen up! Disagreeing with someone's policy is not hate. Expressing a contrary opinion is not hate. Thinking that a president is dragging the country down the wrong path is not hate. Really believing that the Democratic party is engaged in a policy of pandering to the less informed and less well off, by deliberately lying about other citizens – is not hate. Using published facts and figures to argue a point IS NOT HATE.

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