The point of being president, I should think, is to set an example that the American people can follow and trust. As Harry Truman put it, the buck stops here. Would Truman have flown to Alaska to point out climate change? Maybe. But more likely, he would have given that speech from the Oval Office as a reminder that he was serious.
His "approved method of Presidential travel" is to move his chair from the desk to press room. Its no wonder you don't get the irony of one berating fossil fuel based consumption by burning fossil fuels to do it. Personally, enivironmentally I have no problem with him flying though it is a huge waste of taxpayer dollars.
What is the Runte-approved method of Presidential travel? Please pass your suggestion on through the Us Secret Service, who have a lot more say in this matter than President Obama himself.
Personally, given that you agree with the name change, which is the only topic of the original post, seems to me everything else is a bit of horsefeathers.
PS; Speaking of specious:
Dr. Runte, once again another inexplicable bit of cynicism and sarcasm, which i had been told is the weapon of the weak.
Alaskans have wanted to get rid of this vestage of colonialism for a long time. The National Park Service believes in naming its primary resources for what they are, and naming parks for what they are.
Great point, Dr Runte. The presidential road show seems more than a bit hollow coming on the heels of approving arctic drilling. I don't think the American public is concerned with political correctness as much as celebrity: Obama gets to play on a National Park glacier with Bear Grylls! How's that for 'optics' obscurring irony?
Why stop there? Why not rename Air Force One Denali? Translation: Heap Big Burner of Fossil Fuels on Way to Discuss Global Warming. Does no one else see the irony, or is everyone just afraid to seem not PC?
"The official shift to Denali will have perhaps the biggest impact at Denali National Park and Preserve, which has scattered the name of its iconic peak throughout the park.Park spokeswoman Kathleen Kelly said the park buys its brochures in bulk quantities of 500,000, which means a lot of incorrect mountain names are lingering in its literature.
I would be more than happy to help with the feral hog problem in congaree if i were permitted to. I also agree with a previous comment, that if the park employees would institute a fe to the hunters it is benifiting multiple objectives.
Whoa! Looking at those photos, I was sure I could smell the fresh air, water and all the trees and flowers.
Now I'll read the article.
Sep 1st - 08:31am |
Great pictures Rebecca. I will save this information for next time. We were in Glacier last week and it's is nice to see what we missed. The smoke from the wildfires obscured all the mountains and made hiking a chore. Logan Pass was the clearest but for photographers I would recommend waiting until the smoke clears before heading to Glacier.
RANDY TURNER -- I wish you would explain what you concluded specifically, and the distinctions between your objective view and that of NPS. My recollection is in 1999, the Senate and the Senate committee and staff were suffering with new conservative doctrines standing in stark contradiction sometimes in the same Senator or staff member with other doctrines. There was a strong desir
Glad to hear it, Lee. My check just went in the mail. We need to remind ourselves what this website costs--which is plenty. If we lose it, there is no replacement, at least, nothing on the horizon that I can see for now. Others should be doing it, but they aren't. Of course, Kurt can always ask the folks at Budweiser! Find Your Beer, or is it Find Your Park?
The article mentions nothing about how the Traveler is funded, and is that not the bottom line? If you are to have another 10 years, what will that cost--and why are your readers not picking up their share of the tab? As a start, may I suggest a birthday present of $100 from everyone who has commented here?
Congratulations and many, many thanks for the hard work you all do. Checking Traveler is one of the first things I do every morning.
I've wandered around and looked at a couple of other similar sites, but Traveler is far and away the best out there.
Congrats on your Anniversary! Keep up the good work. I have enjoyed veiwing your web site for a good part of the ten years and have been impressed with your continual improvement to the site and the great collection of contributers you have doing stories. Thank you.
a recent camping adventure at Cape Lookout National Seashore. Thanks for your post, I didn't know about the shell limit, interesting. http://beachhouselinens.com/blogs/news/42148673-guide-to-planning-your-f...
Glad to hear the park's commitment to protecting wildlife. It sounds like dogs are still permitted, they just need to be restrained. People are overreacting.
Aug 30th - 17:48pm |
I was at Olympic a couple of weeks ago and watched repeatedly as off-leash dogs madly chased birds all along the beach. One of them ran right through the middle of a family with small children as the mutt pursued a flock of sandpipers.
The idiots who pass these laws belong to a body called Congress.
Aug 30th - 13:26pm |
Let me get this straight. If my unleashed pup takes off and threatens a flock of endangered birds, the feds can lock me up for 5 years. Who are the idiots that pass these laws? I can commit manslaughter and serve less time.
I thought I had lost mine, went to a nearby Natl Park and the Ranger had me fill out a quick form and got a new card. The next day, I found the original, I called them - they said just to keep it as a back up. (I cut up the old one since I noted it was lost)
And you may want to take a pic of the front back with your cell phone so you will have your number in the future.
Aug 29th - 13:12pm |
DARRELL GENE HARVEY
I brought a pass several years ago, but I have lost my card,do I have to purchase a new one?
Speaking as someone who manages compliance for an NPS site I find it amazing that a park of this size couldn't put together a compliance package for this that concluded no historic properties were effected and that this action, the removal of individuals of a non T/E species that were threating resources, was covered by a categorical conclusion.