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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Wednesday, August 13, 2003
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The War On Nature


Thanks for welcoming me to this beautiful part of the world that has been scarred by nature.

- George Bush in Summerhaven, Arizona, on August 11

Stupid nature, always ruining everything, including the natural beauty of...nature. Bush's speech this week touting his "Healthy Forest Initiative" reminded me of a classic 2001 story in The Onion with the headline Bush Vows To Remove Toxic Petroleum From National Parks:

Vowing to "restore the pristine splendor of America's natural treasures," President Bush Monday unveiled "Project: National Parks Clean-Up," an ambitious program to remove all toxic petrochemical deposits from national parks by 2004.

"Places like Yellowstone and Yosemite were once pure, unspoiled wilderness," Bush said at a White House press conference. "But over the course of the past 10 million years, we have allowed them to become polluted with toxic fossil-fuel deposits, turning a blind eye to the steady build-up of vast quantities of dangerous pollutants. It's time to end this terrible neglect."

Continued Bush: "A comprehensive survey of our parks, conducted by a team of top geologists specially commissioned by me, has discovered giant pockets of petroleum, coal, and other 'fossil poisons' beneath an alarming 38 percent of our national parks' surface area. Though a majority of these poisons are buried under several million tons of rock strata, should they ever seep to the surface and spread into the surrounding areas, they would spell disaster for the parks' precious ecosystems."
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"We cannot allow such a thing to happen," Bush said. "We must remove this oil now, before it's too late."

Healthy Forests...Clear Skies...When BushCo announces "Healthy Family" or "Clear Ballot" initiatives, run for the hills.

ntodd 
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