Thursday, March 12, 2009

Snow & Wilderness Defeated

Our most recent "blizzard" was a failure. Despite forecasts and the Weather Channel crew sent here to cover it, we only got some wind and a couple inches of snow. I can only hope the forecasts of several days of high temperatures in the 40s prove just as inaccurate. While most people look forward to its demise, the end of winter always fills me with a deep sadness.

As I guessed two months ago, the House defeated the designation of 2 million acres as wilderness. Not so much defeated as didn't support by a wide enough margin as it fell a couple votes short of the 2/3 majority required. And apparently this had less to do with the concept of wilderness than it did with the Great American God Gun. Shoot!

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