Category Archives: Environment

Blue Collar Oregonians Rise Up Against Dem Governor Kate Brown & Leftist Legislature Over Oppressive Energy Tax Bill

I felt a great disturbance in The Force. As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror.

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Energy is productivity. Where have I heard that before? Oh, I know, everywhere. Because it’s true. Now, Oregon’s ‘Democratic’ supermajority, ‘led’ by the quisling Kate Brown, wants to snuff out what’s left of Oregon’s productive, family-wage, blue collar trucking and logging jobs, as well as put the big hurt on every-single-person in the state. How? With a basket of energy taxes that would hit every struggling family like the strike on Alderaan.

Oregon’s planner-class has worked assiduously to create a man-made, coffee and beer swilling, tree-lined, choo-choo riding, organic utopia. But it turns out that even in utopia real people still need jobs. Kate Brown and her fellow-travelers in the legislature would sell out those jobs – those people, those families.

Now, the ‘little people’ are fighting back.

Timber Unity Facebook page.

Truckers, loggers and everyday citizens descended for the second time on the state capitol building in Salem this week to plead with the Democrats not to put them out of business with these onerous taxes.

Truckers convoyed to Salem days ago and again on Wednesday to pressure Democrats to see them, listen to them.

According to the Zero, or what’s left of the Oregonian, HB 2020 would cost the working people of Oregon hundreds of dollars a year, in fuel, groceries, offsets, and cooling and heating your home. In short, Oregonians would be taxed on nearly everything so that the swells of Salem can say they’re doing something about the global warming. Yes, those same swells who rail against high rents. Cognitive dissonance, hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat.

Saw mills have been shuttered or suffered layoffs while forests are allowed to burn to cinder, emitting more carbon into the air than any Oregon industry has ever loosed. Yet, what do these so-called ‘leaders’ call for? Taxing the little guy to effect whatever climate emergency the Left has conjured up this week.

It was the Left, after all, that decimated the logging industry with its spotted owl fairy tale. Now these same people who are motivated by ‘well, the California cool kids are doing it’ want to drag Oregon into the stupid zone. For what? To get on a panel at Aspen Institute, a free ride on Tom Steyer’s private jet to Davos or be featured in a SxSW on-on-one?

Truckers know all-too-well that if they have to pay higher taxes and their company has to pay for offsets of some kind, that no matter what they haul, it will cost every consumer more.

It’s a joke … and Oregonians are the punchline.

Today, Republican lawmakers of the Oregon Legislature walked out for the second time this session to deny Democrats a necessary quorum to pass oppressive laws.

The desks inside the legislature once occupied by Republicans are empty. Zee pahty has sent the henchmen to find them.

Democrats may not feel it, yet, but there’s been a disturbance in The Force.

More Oregonians are waking up.

And the empty suit at Mahonia Hall should be one of them.

You’ve Got to Read This Poem About Western Fires Written by Missoula 16-Year-Old

A friend on Facebook sent me a message Saturday saying, that a “poem written by 16-year-old Missoula kid gave me chills this morning.”

The poem is about the hellacious Western Fires.

https://twitter.com/Jarhead44/status/906601120314703872

The kid gets it right, which is no small thing considering that the likes of Al Gore are treated as  scientists  by the public education system.

Naturally, the mainstream media get it wrong.

https://twitter.com/BReinlasoder/status/904681379421495296

The Washington Post  blames the fires, in part,  on a lack of money for federal fire fighting efforts. Maybe the east coast liberal reporters don’t know any better or choose not to report the truth. 

The newspaper reports that “the United States on pace to exceed the average acreage burned annually over the past 10 years. Fires nationwide have consumed 8,036,858 acres — about 12,550 square miles, larger than the size of Maryland — since Jan. 1. In an average year, 5,516,000 acres would have burned through this point of the fire season, according to agency statistics.”

Hmmm, wonder why? They never answer that question.

As you may know, Montana has borne the brunt of the Western Fires with more than one million acres incinerated.

KRTV

The state has been on fire for months.

Two fire fighters have lost their lives battling the blaze.

In one short poem, this Missoula teenager (whom I’ve tried to get a hold of, so if you know him have him hit me up on my FB messenger or message here) gets it right and is able to encapsulate the radical environmental decisions that have led to the extraordinary size  of the fires.

Here it is:

“Wallow Fire”

by Carson Lee
Let’s return the forest to its natural state,
trust me boys this will be great!
We’ll shut down the loggers and cut back the cows,
this will leave more room for wolves and spotted owls.
We will build little roads for ATV’s,
and big old camps for boats and RV’s.
We will lift all restrictions of fire laws,
let no loggers in with axes or saws.
Yup, we are goin green that’s what they said,
send your cattle our way, we’ve got wolves that need fed!
We will put riparian areas for the elk to eat,
then make them cowboys keep our fences neat.
We will measure the grass, mark all the trees,
we will count all their cattle and collect our fees.
Those loggers make our forest bare,
make it look like a mans head that ain’t got no hair.
That’s what they said many years ago,
and in takin action they wasn’t too slow.
So the grass grew tall, the forest got thick
and cowboys and loggers, it made them all sick.
Now we sit here in a smoke covered town,
Forest Service trucks runnin’ around.
This coulda been stopped, but it wouldn’t be heard.
Those greenies didn’t listen, guess they’d rather it burned.
As humans we’ve failed to protect our land,
so Mother Nature stepped in and gave us a hand.
But it coulda been stopped by fallin some trees,
and that, I think, now everyone sees.
So there you go, it’s in its natural state,
but don’t cry now, it’s already too late.
You wanted a green forest, you wanted it seen,
well take a good look cause black’s the new green!
– Carson Lee

Well said, kid. Well said.