‘To see if reindeer really know how to fly’

Merry Christmas to the 944 souls who have chosen to reside in King Cove, Alaska, from the Obama administration.

This week, according to Greenwire, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell reaffirmed a decision to refuse to allow the construction of a road from King Cove to the airport in Cold Bay in case of medical emergency, because the 20-mile gravel road would cut through a wilderness area.

As Republican Rep Don Young, Alaska’s only representative in Congress, put it, “While the families of King Cove gather together this holiday season, the Interior Department and the Fish and Wildlife Service have been sitting on this heartless decision until the most inopportune time. … This shameful and cowardly decision by Secretary Jewell, just two days before Christmas, to place eelgrass and waterfowl above human life is exactly what I would have expected from the Grinch, but not from an Administration that preaches access to quality healthcare for all.”

He also called the decision the “largest pile of horse manure ever delivered on Christmas.”

Greenwire quoted Jewel as saying, “I understand the need for reliable methods of medical transport from King Cove, but I have concluded that other methods of transport remain that could be improved to meet community needs.”

Perhaps: “To see if reindeer really know how to fly”?

The community of King Cove, Alaska

30 comments on “‘To see if reindeer really know how to fly’

  1. wow…the Best Land Purchase Ever from the Russian Empire in 1867

  2. Winston Smith says:

    “To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;”

    No, no, it’s OK…67% of Alaska is a big wooden fort, so the feds have legitimate control of it…

    War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength; Control is Everything

  3. Bruce Feher says:

    Maybe not having a road will keep Federal Agents out of the town.

  4. The feds’ meddling knows no limit.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Surprised you support spending $22 million in taxpayer money on this road to nowhere.

  6. Steve says:

    Way to anonymously mischaracterize this one.

    Getting the feds out of local issues is the holy grail.

  7. Vernon Clayson says:

    Those Alaskan people have lived thereabouts for how many centuries without that road and access to hospitals. On the other hand, 22 million dollars is how much more than Obama’s family vacation trip to Hawaii, including the air armada full of military and secret service personnel, staff aides/ass kissers, and assorted hangers on, plus people from his propaganda machine, the main stream media. Then there’s always the possibility that the current senators from Alaska will somehow find the funds for that road just before the fall election. It worries me sometimes when what these politicians do seems so clear to me.

  8. nyp says:

    they want federal taxpayers to pay for their road to nowhere.

  9. Steve says:

    No, they just want to get back some of the money taken by the paper tiger fedgov. Thats what they want, there own money back.

  10. Steve says:

    Aughh crap.

    “their” own money back. It belongs to them, or it used to.

  11. Vernon Clayson says:

    Their ancestors preceded the Russians and their connection to this country. Their ancestors took care of themselves (much like many of our ancestors) this government intrusion with its demands is fairly recent in their long history. I don’t know as they need the highway but the money would be better spent than on rescuing Detroit and other faltering Democrat run cities.

  12. Gov. Sandoval proposing $1.3 billion to rework less than a 3 mile stretch of the Las Vegas Spaghetti Bowl (this area been re-built twice before). Taxes on fuel and gasoline to start on Jan. 1, 2014.

  13. $22 million for 20 miles of gravel road. Only the federal government …

  14. Anonymous says:

    So now you are against the road

  15. Steve says:

    Another mischaractization. its not the road. The road is only a symptom of the real problem.

  16. Vernon Clayson says:

    And the real problem is?? I know, the depths of political greed is too complicated for the ordinary human mind to comprehend. Comparing the Spaghetti bowl expense here to a gravel road in Alaska for a few automobiles, mostly for snowmobiles, in Alaska is a stretch, there’s the difference in maintaining traffic in the heart of Las Vegas during the construction plus there’s no businesses being displaced on the Alaska thoroughfare. Once the proposed road in Alaska is finished it will require a measure of maintenance, i.e., make work for the locals, but I-15 construction and reconstruction through Las Vegas is perennial, no one alive today will see the end of signs advising of road closings and lane changes during construction on this particular stretch of Interstate. Going beyond that, King Cove, Alaska, can’t be taken too seriously, if it were, Walmart and McDonalds, having more cash on hand than the government, would be considering stores there.

  17. Steve says:

    The real problem is the fedgov meddling in local affairs. It needs to get out of the way and let the people who live there have control over their lives and property.

  18. Vernon Clayson says:

    But then those in King Cove would be without food stamps and welfare. A real problem for these villagers is likely stretching a whale over a year, probably can supplement it with an elk or deer if they can escape the notice of state trooper game wardens, I’ve watched the TV show, and without Obamacare, the very crux of life if you listen to Barry, Harry, Nancy, John, etal., they are sadly lacking for medical care. How did I get this old without ever hearing of King Cove

  19. Anonymous says:

    I see now. So the problem is that the Obama administration decided to veto the expense of building a road which nevertheless should not be built because their decision shows heartlessness to Alaskan villagers who nevertheless are a bunch of good-for-nothing moochers.

  20. Steve says:

    Nope, the federal government is too big.

  21. Vernon Clayson says:

    Indigenous Alaskans didn’t start out moochers, do-gooders saw them as underprivileged people needing big brothers guidance and assistance, that’s irrespective that they’ve lived there for tens of thousands of years. It’s doubtful they consider themselves moochers now but uncle sugar has ways to bring them around to expectations of a free load.

  22. Anonymous says:

    So you say we shouldn’t build the road. That means you agree with the Obama Administration’s decision.

    A Christmas miracle.

  23. Vernon Clayson says:

    I give up, I just re-read the pity party statement by Rep. Young, he wept for the people of King Cove because they received the bad news about the road during this holiday season. If anything is more absurd than him saying this is the largest pile of horse-manure ever delivered at Christmas he certainly missed the Obamacare vote late at night at Christmas. His constituents should set him adrift facedown in whale manure on an ice floe for embarrassing them with that nonsense reference.

  24. nyp says:

    I suppose decisions to turn down requests to squander taxpayer money on roads to nowhere should not be made during the month of December.

  25. Steve says:

    Wouldn’t be a problem if the fedgov wasn’t such an all encompassing venomous tarantula welcoming the fly’s into its sticky web of deceit.

  26. nyp says:

    Blah, blah, bad government, blah, blah.

  27. Steve says:

    Hey! If you can be off the wall so may I.

  28. nyp says:

    fair enough

  29. Vernon Clayson says:

    Hey, if the media is talking about this little settlement and its proposed road it doesn’t have to talk about the monstrous flim-flam health care plan and the scandals in Obama’s wake.

  30. nyp says:

    Yes. It is, once again, all part of a nefarious plot by President Obama to change the subject.

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