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Left is Right. Up is Down. In is Out. And Schwarzenegger to be honored for protecting state parks!

According to the LA Times California’s incompetent lame-duck governor who threatened to close most state parks, later backed off and only wanted to close some, and eventually played a huge cut in park funding as a positive thing…

“… will be honored Oct. 29 with the National Park Trust’s Bruce F. Vento Public Service Award in Washington, D.C. He won “for his leadership and innovation in the protection of public lands in California and his lifelong commitment to children’s health and to connecting them with the outdoors,” according to a statement by the group.”

How tremendously embarrassing for everyone concerned.

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October 13, 2009 - Posted by | Commentary | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Oh my god, you're kidding right? Arnold is going to be honored for protecting our state parks? What a joke! I'd laugh if only it were funny. From what I am hearing, it's more like he has a real vendetta against the parks. His threat to close the parks may have had far less to do with California's budget problems than something else. It's all very suspicious to me considering how he made his money (real estate, see http://www.aboutaustria.org/personalities/schwa…). And then just this past week he vetoed a couple of bills designed to protect the parks from the greedy eyes of developers, hmmm: http://www.calparks.org/takeaction/governors-pr… I'm sorry but I just don't trust his motives. I'd sure like to see some good investigative journalism about it all to either prove it or lay it to rest but otherwise, yeah, he's a green governor alright. Just a different kind of green.

    Comment by Cynthia | October 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Oh my god, you're kidding right? Arnold is going to be honored for protecting our state parks? What a joke! I'd laugh if only it were funny. From what I am hearing, it's more like he has a real vendetta against the parks. His threat to close the parks may have had far less to do with California's budget problems than something else. It's all very suspicious to me considering how he made his money (real estate, see http://www.aboutaustria.org/personalities/schwa…). And then just this past week he vetoed a couple of bills designed to protect the parks from the greedy eyes of developers, hmmm: http://www.calparks.org/takeaction/governors-pr… I'm sorry but I just don't trust his motives. I'd sure like to see some good investigative journalism about it all to either prove it or lay it to rest but otherwise, yeah, he's a green governor alright. Just a different kind of green.

    Comment by Cynthia | October 15, 2009 | Reply


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