Congress Moves To Roll Back Regulations Of Federal Lands

March 10, 2017

Washington, DC – Young Richardson, OAN Political Correspondent

In its waning days, the Obama Administration implemented aggressive land use regulations that undermined local land management in many western states. Now congress has used the Congressional Review Act to roll back these onerous regulations, says Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton.

“In the West particularly where the abundance of of our natural public lands are at, we want to make sure we have access to those lands and make sure that our local communities are engaged in the planning process, as well. Local governors, as well. The 2.0 rule was implementing a process where communities weren’t having that actual input and supplanting the actions our governors could take, as well,” Tipton explains.

It was that 2.0 rule, implemented by the Bureau of Land Management or BLM that caused Westerners to object. The rule would have taken many land and resource management decisions away from states and localities. Tipton says his legislation will reverse that.

“You know, our lands are incredibly important in the State of Colorado in my district and access to those public lands. Keep them in the public domain, but let’s make sure we are having the opportunity to grow businesses, let’s make sure that we’re using resources going to be responsible. And protecting the land as well. And we want to make sure that we are having a place at the table. With our state government when there is a planning process on those lands,” Tipton said.

More local control of local public lands that happen to be owned by the federal government. That’s what western states want, but that was not what the Obama administration was doing, says Frontiers for Freedom President George Landrith who got his start as staff member for a Wyoming senator.

“The tail end of the Obama Administration as they were walking out the door, they passed a bunch of regulations on more federal rules, regulations on land that’s either controlled by the federal government or in many cases they have passed rules that effect people who own their own lands. And they just said enough of this.”

Regulatory relief for western lands appears to be on its way. Tipton says that his legislation has been approved by both the House and Senate, and is awaiting President Trump’s signature.

  • Robert Pollock

    All the talk about “a seat at the table” and protecting the process and not a word about why they really want, unfettered access to those lands; To strip out the resources of course. But they’ll do it in an “environmentally friendly” way. It’s all part of the Big Con.

  • gtv_john

    Federal government can own land under specific use determinations, made by Congress, agreed to by the States actually in ownership of the land. Federal government has right to ASK the State for land to build a seaport dock, airport, military base and so on. When territories were voted by Congress to become states, the new State became full owner and determinate for those lands.

    So the Federal government has so standing to set forth determination of use or destiny of lands, or seize any other state owned properties.

    The fact is, for the federal government to own a large share of American real estate as it now CLAIMS TO (currently about 28 percent) is directly contrary and against the values and laws the Constitution was designed to further form a de-centralized FED with the State rights empowered over Federal governments’.
    The former executive branch along with its Nazi-like swat-team EPA are so out of bounds unconstitutionally with their excessive seizures of State’s and Private citizen’s properties the DOJ is going have a field day 8 years long litigating them back to reality?

  • Victor Nazarian

    I hope the actions of the current administration can fix some of what was broken in the last 8 years. So many mistakes were made that it might be tough and it might take a while.

  • Eric

    Leave the lands alone.

  • All O executive orders should be scrubbed. Not one is in America’s interest. Especially his life time SS protection.

  • A marcus Young

    He needs to repeal the Land Settlement Acts. We have settled now.

  • cdtalaski

    The Obama Administration had a George Soros background. Many things have been
    done to bring down the U.S. Trump and his administration must backtract to determine
    what was done and why. Drain the swamp.

  • Thomas Henricksen

    Public lands need to be open to multiple use, including grazing, logging, mining, and petroleum – not just nature walks.

  • Bill Jr

    Democratic Congress Move To Roll Spliffs And Kick Back On Federal Lands Until The Next Democrat Is Elected President. One Congressman Saying, ‘We Don’t Know What Else To Do, We Feel So Crushed and Castrated.’

  • Robert Pollock

    You know you’re being sold when they tell you how hard they’re working to protect citizens’ interests. Americans should have access to those lands really means, “Screw Americans, we want access to those lands”. I’m tired of people like that, but it’s half of America these days. Nothing is real, it’s all a con job.
    There is actually some fool in Canada (O Leary) who is trying to take control of the Conservative Party in that country by doing a pathetic, self-deprecating, on purpose, laughable imitation of Donald Trump. Same rhetoric, same BS, it’s disgusting.
    What’s more disgusting, is that it’s working up there too.

  • SayNO2Liberalism

    Erase everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, that was, is, and will be, associated to the worst period in American history between 2008 and Jan. 20, 2017.

  • Bill Jr

    “Congress Moves To Roll Back Regulations Of Federal Lands…” It’s Good The These Heated Discussions Are Taking Place On Federal Lands, There Would Be A Huge Forrest Fire. It’s Funny That Those Who Love, 100% Natural or 100% Organic, Can’t Stand Sh^t Without Regulations Mandated. Seems To Me That Hundreds of Years Ago There Weren’t Any At All.

  • Bill Jr

    “Congress Moves To Roll Back Regulations Of Federal Lands…” It’s Good The These Heated Discussions Are Taking Place On Federal Lands, There Would Be A Huge Forrest Fire. It’s Funny That Those Who Love, 100% Natural or 100% Organic, Can’t Stand Sh^t Without Regulations Mandated. Seems To Me That Hundreds of Years Ago There Weren’t Any At All.

  • daisydoyle

    Is this a bid to make state’s rights stronger? If so, what dothe several states gain from this roll back of regulations?

  • Eric

    They want access to these lands?? “F-THAT”.

  • a voice of concern

    I’m glad they reversed this but They are BOTH WRONG.
    BLM properties cover millions and millions of acres and must be made available for ANYONE to use them. Currently a bunch of local bstrds lock in all of the millions of acres of BLM properties by surrounding them with state or private land to prevent access. Some even have 8 foot high barbed wire fences to keep citizens off our land. Then they get a bunch of cows for free and let them run all over place on Our land and sell the cows for a profit for no taxes. This is ranchers WELFARE.
    Outlaw RANCHERS WELFARE and open the property up to ALL Citizens.

    • jvlewis

      Just remember where you food comes from. Unless you want it all shipped in from China.

  • Sonny Shaw

    Most of the West voted for Hillary and Obama; so I would only lift the regulations on the Western States that voted for Trump.

  • It appears we have a lot of sour grapes and selective memory here with the supporters of Obummer … well… it serves a purpose. You can discern who has bought the “story” and who hasn’t… it is entertaining! One thing is certain… Obummer and the leftist machinery despise the USA for being the country it became. The restoration of our country is now underway and even though it isn’t a perfect rebuilding… it is a much truer path than the destructive path we would have continued on had Shillery been installed in the WH.

  • John Groth

    Little known facts to know und YELL dept: The Federal government does not OWN ANY Land in the USA. They have no rights whatsoever to use, allocate, no legal standing to determine any dispensation of land nor property.
    They do hold certain properties as trustee, but only as a temporary trustee for the States who actually do own the land. Any use, seizure, determination, allocation or regulation, they first get permission from the state holding the deed, by entreating any such consideration from the state governing body, for their approval.
    If they actually still taught US History, our Laws and Constitution (aka Civics) in schools perhaps more than .01% of citizens would be aware of actual facts on the sever limits on Federal actionable discretion y constraints.

    • jvlewis

      Yep, but you have to get past the crooked liberal courts.

  • db

    After reading all that B-K KnightRider has to say, it is a simple conclusion that his feelings are that the Federal government can govern better “We the people” federal land. There’s nothing right or wrong with his opinion. But I would ask B-K KnightRider a simple question… When the Federal government closes down for a snow day in DC … I believe that means all federal lands close down also… (Like Yellowstone park)..loss of revenue, many disappointed travelers, etc… just one example that local / state might better manage “We the people” land for any given area.

  • Michael

    Agreed – all of Obama’s regulations need to be overturned immediately. He wasn’t pro environment – he was pro government control. Obama doesn’t give two sh!ts about the environment or anyone else in this country. Unless you’re Muslim.

  • Areminder

    Of course, according to the Constitution, the Federal Government is legally only allowed to own 10 sq. miles of land for the nations capitol and land for military bases.
    The purpose was so the Federal Govt could not become all powerful in the states as it is in many Western states right now.

    • Lawrence Dean

      Yep. The federal government somehow “owns” most of the land in various Western states.

      Must have a signed a treaty with Chief Run-Amuck.

  • B-K KnightRider

    Local and state officials should NOT have any jurisdiction or authority over FEDERAL lands. We the People own Federal lands and the BLM is responsible for managing those Federal PUBLIC lands for the benefit of ALL of us We the People. OUR land does not belong to those local communities or those states. They have NO business acting as if OUR land is only their land.

    • Land is a states rights issue. Exceptions? Yes… Military bases, government offices , post office, etc… The feds have DC… That is their land… The rest of it is overeach.

      • B-K KnightRider

        Utter nonsense. Those are NOT the only exceptions. STATE land is a states’ rights issue. FEDERAL land is NOT a states’ rights issue. FEDERAL land belongs to We the People – ALL of We the People – NOT the states. The way you people dishonestly ignore this inconvenient fact/truth/reality is pathetic. Develop a shred of integrity.

        • Areminder

          Read the Constitution. Judicial Watch makes available Free Pocket Constitutions for educational purposes from time to time.
          YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH OF OUR GOVERNMENT ((IS)) UNCONSTITUTIONAL!!!

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFL EXACTLY what part do you think I need to read? EXACTLY what part do you imagine I am not getting correct? What EVIDENCE can you provide that shows you understand ANYTHING about the Constitution? BTW, I have pocket Constitution that I carry around in my backpack. I got when I was giving them away on Constitution Day on campus.

        • Lawrence Dean

          Yes, B-K, the world you drool over is indeed “utter nonsense.”

          • B-K KnightRider

            Learn to read better and to think better. The utter nonsense is the irrational ideological nonsense disqus is spewing above.

        • If it’s nonsense then why do we have states with borders? On top of that why don’t states have border checkpoints before entry from the inhabitants of other states?
          Go back to school KR.. The federal government is an agent for the states with certain powers to act on behalf of the states… not to control them and manage their land. Example, the Bundy Ranch boondoggle is just one more example of federal government overreach… the problem there is the whole system has been corrupted and now they can’t get an honest hearing in court.

          • B-K KnightRider

            WOW From WHERE in the world do you people get some of these ludicrous ideas? Those are some amazing and totally irrelevant red herrings you have there. We have state borders because we are a constitutional federal republic and the states are semi-independent governments in their own right and so they are distinct from each other. This fact is totally irrelevant to the issue my comment above addresses.

            As for you ridiculous question about border checkpoints between the states… Seriously? Try reading Article IV Section 2. Get back to me if you can’t figure what it means.

            ROFLMAO You are the one who needs to go back to school. WHERE exactly does the Constitution say “The federal government is an agent for the states with certain powers to act on behalf of the states,” because I can’t find this? Surely you are not referring to Article IV Section 4. Also, what do you not understand about the words We the People?

            Nice try with your dishonest misrepresentation of this issue. The land we are discussing is NOT state land. The land we are discussing is public FEDERAL land that belongs to We the People – NOT the sates. Just because Federal land lies within the borders of a state that does NOT belong to the states. If you cannot comprehend this fact/truth/reality then you are beyond and help I can provide. If you lack the integrity to admit this fact/truth/reality then you are, again, beyond any help I can provide.

            That so-called Bundy ranch is PUBLIC land that belongs the FEDERAL government and thus We the People. The BLM does not manage state land. The BLM manages public FEDERAL land on behalf of We the People. As in ALL of We the People. Not only the states, and not only for the local communities, but for EVERYONE. HOW is this so bloody hard for you people to understand? Amazing, simply amazing.

            BTW, Bundy is a THIEF who was STEALING from We the People by not paying for his use of PUBLIC land and thus violating his lease/contract.

          • The states formed before the federal government. The states “allowed” the feds to exist in the first place… and that is why they made damn sure their power was limited to begin with.

            If Bundy was stealing then where were the feds a 100 years ago? Where was the lease back then? 50 years ago? Yeah, I hate it when somebody grazes their cattle on “federal lands” oh, the inhumanity as all those sagebrushes get eaten, trampled on and then fertilized. This was about power to control the land… it sure wasn’t about the money… this was about setting the bar.

            Pot, meet kettle… you obviously don’t know the other story about how much land is owned by the Reid family trust in that area. You don’t know what kind of plans were in the works for the Reid family and the Chinese do you.

            I sure like the way the standoff headed… finally, the feds decided it just wasn’t worth a bloodbath in the high desert unlike Waco, Ruby Ridge and a few other places where the feds stuck their bloody noses in where it didn’t belong.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO SOME of the states formed before the federal government.

            The Constitution begins with “We the People,” NOT “We the states.” The states didn’t “allow” anything. We the People allowed BOTH the states AND the federal government to exist as government entities. Your understanding of the Declaration of Independence that the Constitution are rather poor. Learn to read better and to think better.

    • Areminder

      Read the Constitution. The Federal Government is ONLY allowed to own 10 sq miles for a National Capitol AND enough land for Military Bases.
      The Constitution ALSO says the Powers NOT delegated therein ARE RESERVED TO THE STATES AND TO THE PEOPLE!!!

      • Lawrence Dean

        Well said, Areminder. I admire your patience here.

        Since this idiot can’t read the whole Constitution (though shorter than some of his posts), what you say is briefly and explicitly spelled out for him in the 10th Amendment – the fitting climax of our Bill of RIGHTS.

        Beginning to think “B-K” is secret Leftist code for stu-pid.

      • B-K KnightRider

        Your subjective interpretation of what you imagine the Constitution says is laughable. Ge back to me if you figure out how to QUOTE the relevant clause in the Constitution in full context and then provide a rational explanation of its meaning. In other words, prove your empty claim.

        Clearly you don’t understand the part of Article IV Section 3 that says, “The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States.” The United States owned Territory and other Property that belonged to the United states in areas that are now states. Ceding/giving US property to states when a territory became a state was solely the prerogative of Congress. Consequently, any territory and property that belonged to the United States before a territory became a state was and is STILL US property after a territory became a state except when Congress said otherwise. Oh, and don’t forget to read relevant state constitutions because at least one of them EXPLICITLY says that the a condition for becoming a state was the federal government maintaining ownership of certain parts of the state. Lets’ see how long it takes you to figure out which state.

        I am quite aware of what the 10th Amendment says. EXACTLY how is that relevant?

        Obviously YOU are the one who needs to read the Constitution and learn how to think better so you can actually understand what it says/means. Run don’t walk to your nearest college and take a Poly Sci course in American government and another course in Constitutional issues.

    • Lawrence Dean

      To Leftards like you, everything is “OUR’S.”

      Land is OUR’S to deny. Income is OUR’S to redistribute. Families are OUR’S to destroy. Education is OUR’S to screw up. Above all, freedom is OUR’S to crush.

      Sorry pal, but this ain’t CUBA (despite your wet dreams).

      • B-K KnightRider

        ROFLMAO Nice try with the dishonest distortion of my comments. Amazing, and pathetic.

        • Lawrence Dean

          Uh huh.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            I blocked choadly bk watever…he bores me

    • XtremeAngler

      Take a look at a map of federally owned land, especially in the West. Nobody is saying we want to exploit federal land; we just don’t want the federal government suddenly declaring that certain areas are suddenly off limits, just because some special interest group decides a rare pine cone is immediately in danger of spontaneously combusting. If you think that sounds ridiculous, just take a look at some of the reasons for land closures over the last 10 years.

      • B-K KnightRider

        Gee, how convenient that you ignore the fact that when those states became states the KNEW how much of that land belonged to the Federal government and thus to We the People.

        Protecting nature and OUR land from the way some selfish and greedy people want to destroy it and exploit it is the morally correct thing to do. What gives you people the right to decide it is okay to exterminate a species of life, especially species that can be critical to the biodiversity and health of an ecosystem?

        • XtremeAngler

          Oh shut up with your, “I care so much about the environment” nonsense. We do more to help maintain a healthy biosphere here in Idaho than you ever have even thought of doing. Do you raise pheasants and then release them back into the wild, because of a hard winter kill? Do you volunteer to feed the wintering deer and elk herds, so the mortality rate of fawns and calves remain at an acceptable level? I sure doubt it. Guess what? We do that and a whole lot more, because we live here, and we truly enjoy what nature has given us. You do not, so go to hell, and please go quickly. I have dealt with snobs like you so many times, and you always remain content to sit back and point fingers and preach justice for some “noble cause”. The problem is, and always has been, you don’t even know what that cause is, but as long as you are making noise, it makes you feel all warm inside. Apparently, that helps you feel less guilty for your own lack of action.

          • B-K KnightRider

            In other words, when unable to produce a mature and intelligent comment the best you can manage is to spew dumb stereotypes and dumb red herrings and resort to the pathetic tactic of making a childish ad hominem attack. Amazing. HOW do you people get so hateful?

          • XtremeAngler

            Your whole argument is nothing but a red herring. Spouting “WE THE PEOPLE” over and over again is quite the mature response. People like us get hateful, because we have to constantly deal with stupid people injecting their opinion onto a topic they know nothing about. We dislike you, because you live in a world of etheral platitudes and holistic ideals, refusing to see the world for how it truly is. In other words, you live in a universe that does not and will never exist. But again and again, you feel the need to chime in, because it makes you feel like you are actually doing something. The truth is, you only know how to whine and complain, always figuring someone else will actually fix the problem.

          • B-K KnightRider

            EXACTLY how is my whole argument “nothing but a red herring”? What is your RATIONAL argument to support that empty claim, or is an empty claim the best you can manage?

            ROFL And once you resort to stupid stereotypes and the pathetic tactic of spewing yet another childish ad hominem attack.

            ROFLMAO Run don’t walk to your nearest psychic because your magical powers of telepathy need major calibration.

  • Frank

    Bravo!

    • B-K KnightRider

      WHY? You do understand that those Federal lands are PUBLIC lands that belong to ALL of We the People, right? You do understand that those Federal lands do NOT belong to those local communities or those states, right?

      • Frank

        You do not want to hear, or understand, the truth. I love “our” lands. And, the only way to SAVE “our lands” is to get Washington, D.C. out of the land management business.
        As a land manager for 30+ years, I can attest that DC has not a CLUE what the local issues are. They simply create a one-size fits all policy. Just like for the ACA. It devastates the ability to meet local challenges.
        But, I am sure you are a true Dem. and cannot fathom the fact that someone 2500 miles away, does not have the expertise to manage locally.
        I am sure you delude yourself into believing that local districts do manage local areas. THEY DO NOT! ALL policy is derived from Regional and Washington offices. Local input is generally ignored in lieu of political policies.
        I retired from the USFS, and KNOW the truth.

        • B-K KnightRider

          Resorting to pathetic stereotyping only shows that you have no credibility.

          • Frank

            Tell me…If we could have a global government, would you vote for it?

          • B-K KnightRider

            That depends entirely upon the nature of the government. I am not an irrational ideologue who reactively opposes any idea just because it is different.

          • Frank

            Kinda tells the whole story…

          • B-K KnightRider

            Yes, it does. And the story is that I use effective critical thinking and independent RATIONAL thought to RATIONALLY consider evidence to then form reasonable conclusions.

          • Frank

            No, the story is that given the proper inducement (promises). You would voluntarily give up your country’s sovereignty. End of story!

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFL In other words, you use the magic of poor circular reasoning to rationalize exactly what you wish to believe. WHERE do I say anything about giving up my country’s sovereignty? The real story here is that is YOUR paranoid and perverse distortion of my comment according to YOUR dumb stereotypes. That is how YOU choose to subjectively distort and interpret my comment. But the fact/truth/reality is that I don’t say anything of the kind. Nice try with inventing that dumb false dilemma.

            You might try reading again the very vague question I was asked and then pay VERY close attention to response. There is not RATIONAL way to interpret my response the way you are twisting it. You have no credibility.

          • Areminder

            Oh yeah, a small group of people can definitely make all the right decisions to protect the inalienable rights of ALL the people in the world and do so without anyone getting more special privileges than others. We just need to have the right people making those decisions.
            I’m ruining my keyboard with sarc again but karl marx would be proud of me.

          • B-K KnightRider

            This is an impressive distortion.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Quick Quiz.

            B-K claims he’s “not an irrational ideologue”?

            A. Chuckle.
            B. Snort
            C. Gag.
            D. Barf.
            E. All of the above.

          • B-K KnightRider

            And once again the best you can manage is childish nonsense. Your RATIONAL explanation and supporting EVIDENCE of anything I have written that is irrational or ideological is WHAT? Looks like childish empty opinions are still the best you can manage.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Sorry to embarrass you, B-K.
            I made the quiz as easy as possible for you.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO The only embarrassing thing here is the way you keep resorting to the pathetic tactic of making childish ad hominem attacks and the way you keep spewing childish nonsense. The way you people constantly resort to that laughably shameful tactic often makes me wonder how empty your lives and how poor you self-worth must be to have this perverse need constantly resort to petulantly irrational comments. But hey, if spewing childish nonsense provides some comfort you need then more power to you.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Gee, B-K, you’re so easily provoked that it’s just not much fun anymore.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFL Run don’t walk to your nearest psychic because your magical powers of telepathy need calibration. If I was any less provoked I would be laughing to hard to type. But if believing such a delusion provides you with some comfort you crave then more power to you.

          • Lawrence Dean

            B-K, If you were “any less provoked” you’d stop responding to my funny little jabs. Duh.

          • B-K KnightRider

            Clearly you don’t get it. Nice try with the lame false dilemma. Your comments are childish, not funny. Thus it is important to identify them for what they are. The more often you post childish and irrational nonsense the better you demonstrate that you have no integrity and not credibility.

          • Lawrence Dean

            He, he. See what I mean?

          • B-K KnightRider

            So, according to your own childish logic I am provoking you. Maybe that is my other purpose; to see how often I can provoke you into spewing childish nonsense so I can have a good laugh.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            Stop it(buttkisser knightrubber stomps feet) you you are making me maaaaaaad 🐴🤡

          • B-K KnightRider

            In other words, pathetic childish nonsense is the best you can manage.

        • tedlv

          Well spoken, Frank. It’s good to hear from someone who has first hand experience.

        • B-K KnightRider

          NOBODY is saying here that there should be no local or state input. And sure the Feds can overreach. But the FACT is that Federal land does NOT belong to the states. FEDERAL land belongs to We the People – ALL of We the People – and thus NOT to the states and NOT to the local communities. Treating FEDERAL land as if it belongs to local communities and the states as if it is there solely for their own benefit is too extreme in the other direction. This false dilemma you people invent to rationalize an alternative extreme position is laughable. We the People have zero reason to trust the local communities or the states to effectively manage OUR land in a way that is beneficial to ALL of us.

          • XtremeAngler

            You obviously do not live anywhere close to the West. I live in Idaho, where the federal government manages 61.6% of our land. Yes, the citizens of this country do own it, but we are not allowed any input of how this land is managed. Can you see the problem now? At a whim, the federal government can disallow access to these lands for any reason they choose. If you don’t see this as a problem, do us all a favor and remain tucked in tightly to your urban existence. Out here in Idaho, we prefer to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer.

          • B-K KnightRider

            That land is not YOUR land. That land is OUR land. That land is PUBLIC Federal land that belongs to ALL of We the People – NOT just to the people of Idaho. BTW, I lived in Oregon when I was younger and I was stationed in Idaho Falls and in the Puget Sound area. So I am familiar with the PNW.

            Because that land is not YOUR land you have no right to have a say in how it is managed. The states having ANY say or influence in how the Federal government manages FEDERAL land that belongs to ALL of We the People is a courtesy. You people have no entitlement to managing or micromanaging FEDERAL land. You people have no business acting as if it is your land when it is in fact OUR land. WHY in the world should We the People trust the states to properly manage OUR land? I have ZERO reason to trust the states or the local communities to properly manage our land.

            So no, I do NOT see it as a problem that the Federal government can disallow access to or the use of FEDERAL land. You have the right to manage your private property, and the Feds have the right to manage OUR public property.

          • XtremeAngler

            Do you use this land? We do on a daily basis. You need to take a look at how this land is interrelated to private and state land. The boundaries are ill defined, and often federal land prevents access to PRIVATE PROPERTY. That is property we have paid hard earned money for, and suddenly, for no declared reason, roads that our community has used for over 75 years to access our own property are now gated and locked. And some bureaucrat in Washington D.C., who has never even been to Idaho, should not have the ability to decide who or even if someone can access their own land via federally owned property?

            Let’s face it, you have no idea what you are talking about. Do you really believe YOU own federal land? That just shows how naive and disconnected you are. If you actually had a vested interest in how the government manages federally owned land, you wouldn’t spout such nonsense. But because you have this grandiose belief in a vague concept, you feel like an authority on the matter. That, in a word is…..pathetic.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO If you people are not smart enough to ensure that the title to private land ALSO comes with a right of way to access it then I have no sympathy. If you people never had the legal right to begin with to trespass across federal land to access an island of private property then how long local people have been crossing federal land is totally irrelevant. In other words, you people NEVER had the right to begin with to treat federal land as if it was your own personal land to do with as you please when you pleas how you please or how often you please. The undeserved and unearned entitlement you people feel to have/use PUBLIC land that is OUR land that belongs to ALL of We the People as if it is yours is your own selfish fault.

          • XtremeAngler

            It’s not your land. And yes, we did have the right to access our privately owned property through public land. I stated that before, but you seem to be incapable of understanding the conversation. Instead, you resort to general platitudes that have no bearing, whatsoever. You really are making yourself out to be mentally challenged. Best of luck crusader.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFL Where do I say the land is mine? Nice try with that dishonest straw man. I say the land is OUR land. As in the land belongs to WE THE PEOPLE and the Federal government manages the land on behalf of and for the benefit of WE THE PEOPLE. As in the land does NOT belong to the state, nor to the local communities. But you people act as though you have an entitlement to treat the land as if it is yours.

            ROFLMAO In other words, when unable to produce a mature and intelligent comment that can pass as a sound or cogent counterargument you resort to empty opinions and the pathetic tactic of making a childish ad hominem attack.

            Nonsense. You do NOT clearly state that the people who own private land in the middle of public also have ALWAYS had a clear and legally binding right of way. If you had such a clear and legally binding right of way then the Feds could NOT prevent access to that land. All you said is that people have traditionally been traveling across public land to private land. That tradition is NOT legally binding right of way. Distorting comments to misrepresent them only shows that you have not integrity and no credibility. Learn to think better so you can comprehend the following fact/truth/reality:
            “roads that our community has used for over 75 years to access our own property are now gated and locked” =/= a legally binding right of way.

            According to your comment it sounds like you people have been getting away with ILLEGALLY crossing public land because nobody bothered to get legally binding rights of way to permit that crossing.

            What is your RATIONAL explanation about EXACTLY how ANYTHING I wrote is only a “general platitude,” or are empty opinions the best you can produce?

          • That last sentence is a real admission of just how far you (BK) have gone off the rails. Local people involved in most anything locally will understand it better than some bureaucrats thousands of miles away. Let the Feds try to handle what they have on their plate already because clearly the division among the people has been divided by politics like no other time in recent history.

          • B-K KnightRider

            Except it’s NOT THEIR LAND! They have NO right to treat PUBLIC land that the Federal government owns on behalf of ALL of We the People own as if it theirs. They have NO entitlement to treat OUR land as if it is their land. HOW is this so hard to understand?

  • A marcus Young

    Lock her up!

  • badass

    Mr. obama, i have said “your legacy” will be disappeared in less than 3 months. why? because you’re NOT representing the American’s value, you’re a black muslim, same as other muslims they’re trying to use this great country for themselves, not to create, not to develop, that’s why the majority american people they against you.
    Just shut up and keep your pensions, cautiously. why? by the time DOJ has time they’ll come back after your crimes.

    • B-K KnightRider

      HOW do you people dream up this rabidly partisan nonsense? WHAT makes you people so irrational and hateful? Amazing.

      • badass

        you probably forgot “his people” have said: president Trump is not their president, no show in inauguration, didn’t stand up during congressional speech……..
        are you John L, or nancy P, or chuck schumer…or one of their followers?
        during his 8 years he has made 10 trillion additional dollars national debts, he sent 1.7 billion cash to our enemy Iran, he’s made this great country almost 800 billion trade deficits, annually.
        are you a no brainer or you just don’t care for this great country? you don’t care the CNN provided the debate questions to Hillary clinton campaign team? Amazing!

        • B-K KnightRider

          Nice try with the lame stereotyping. I am not a following of ANY politician. I use my own effective critical thinking and independent rational thought to decide for myself if and when I agree with and support a politician and his or her policies. Ditto for deciding if and when I disagree with and oppose a politician and his or her policies. Consequently, I have never agreed with any politician all of the time. Similarly, I cannot think of any politicians I disagreed with all of the time except for the likes of George Wallace and David Duke. I even agree with Trump on a few things.

          WOW The different ways you people dream up to distort reality are amazing. The way few if any of you obviously do not understand how the federal budgeting process works is sad. President Obama only added about $1.7T-$2T of NEW spending/debt to the budget. His new spending/debt was necessary to help the country recover from the way Bush’s policies helped to destroy the economy. Oh, and let’s not forget how Bush squandered a surplus and turned that surplus into a deficit and more debt.

          President Bush on the other hand added at least $8T of new spending/debt to the budget. Bush’s unfunded tax cuts added $2.3T to the debt; his two unfunded wars have added more than $5T to the debt; and his unfunded drug benefit added more than $800M to the debt. Learn something about how the federal budget process actually works. PRIOR laws and PRIOR commitments from PRIOR administrations commit each administration to spending that contributes to the debt.

          ROFL You do understand that all we did was RETURN Iran’s money to Iran, right? You do understand that we had to return Iran’s money to Iran in cash because Iran was cut off from international banking systems so we had no way to wire them the money, right?

          ROFLMAO Yeah, right, the POTUS is some kind of dictator or emperor with magical powers to control the trade deficit. WOW

          ROFL Hillary was given ONE question for ONE debate and ONE question for ONE town hall. WOW

          • Lawrence Dean

            B-K claims he uses his “own effective [sic] critical thinking [sic] and independent rational [sic] thought [sic] to decide” for himself.

            He’s a very “sic” troll.

            He also apparently thinks going on (and on, and on) helps his case.

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO Obviously you don’t understand what [sic] means. I correctly spell each of those words.

            And once again you resort to the pathetic tactic of making yet another childish ad hominem attack. Your RATIONAL explanation about EXACTLY how my comments qualify as trolling is WHAT? ? ?

            Your RATIONAL explanations about EXACTLY how my critical thinking is not effective, and my comments are not rational is WHAT? ? ?

            Get back to me IF you ever figure out how to produce a mature and intelligent comment that is logical.

          • Lawrence Dean

            “ROFLMAO.” Glad you thought it was funny, too!

            (BTW, your grasp of the usage of “sic” is rather unsophisticated.)

          • B-K KnightRider

            Says the person who uses is incorrectly.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Actually, I use “is” correctly. Same with “sic.” 😆

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFL Yep, I am a fallible human being so typos are sometimes a thing. Spewing patently false nonsense only shows that you have no integrity and thus no credibility. Your use of “sic” was incorrect because the spelling of those words is correct.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            Gobblegobblegobble. Your just another hairy bagpipe player in the darkroom

          • B-K KnightRider

            And still, when unable to produce a mature and intelligent comment, the best you can manage is pathetic childish nonsense and stupid stereotyping.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            That’s because he is sic

          • Worried

            you make me believe in reincarnation, no way anyone can become as stupid as you in one lifetime.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Ouch! Good one, Worried!

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO The only stupid person here is the one who resorts to the pathetic tactic of making a childish ad hominem attack. Are ANY of you people capable of producing a mature and intelligent comment that can pass for a rational explanation, argument, or counterargument?

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            Your not fooling anyone cut and paste. Your rhetoric is ass backwards and repetitive. Makes me dizzy. Your a long winded jay

          • B-K KnightRider

            ROFLMAO And your RATIONAL explanation to support your empty opinion is WHAT? EXACTLY how is my “rhetoric ass backwards,” or is an empty opinion and childish nonsense the best you can manage?

          • ooddballz

            Stealing that line.

          • Leslie Freeman

            That is so funny!!!!!!

        • Lawrence Dean

          “are you a no brainer or you just don’t care for this great country?”

          No need to choose. B-K is both.

      • Lawrence Dean

        Leftists bring out the best in everyone.

        • B-K KnightRider

          In other words, the best you can manage is dumb stereotyping and pathetic ideological bigotry.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            I am stereotyping you right now…you suck

          • B-K KnightRider

            In other words, childish nonsense is the best you can manage.

      • John Groth

        ‘we’ don’t dream it up. some of us growing up were instilled by our families in traditional values that built this country, y know, the difference between patriot y non-patriot, American-non-American, right – wrong. all our immigrant grand-parents and subsequent generations melted into America society pot – not at odds with it. . .what is amazing that the vacuum in you apparently concludes all that is so foreign, that we would have to “dream it up”? so we feel sorry for you, because it is you in fact who hate? . .and we pray that you’ll some day understand that is how it works effectively in any country e culture, and you’ll understand how we all fit y contribute to life?

        • B-K KnightRider

          You mean the same values thought slavery was okay? The same values that thought genocide, ethnic cleansing, and cultural genocide is okay? The same values that thought treating women like property was okay? The same values that thought Jim Crow laws and Segregation were okay? The values that thought anti-Semitism and a plethora of pathetic bigoted beliefs and practices? You mean THOSE traditional values? In other words, an appeal to tradition fallacy is the best you can manage. Too bad “that’s what we’ve always believed and that’s the way we’ve always done it” is a pretty dumb way to rationalize anything.

          When people like you spew patently FALSE nonsense (aka lies) like the following you have zero credibility:
          * Obama does not represent “American values.”
          * Obama is “a black muslim [sic].”
          * “…the majority american people they against you.”

          My RATIONAL understanding of authentic patriotism is quite effective. That is one reason why I served in the military for 27 years. My RATIONAL understanding of morality and authentic American values is quite strong. That is why I totally reject the morally bankrupt and irrational bigotry you people embrace. So, damn right President Obama did not represent the kind of despicable bigoted values your ilk embrace. Because that was the rational and right thing to do. That is why he did and does represent authentic rational American values that are at the core and spirit of American values. Try reading the Declaration of Independence and Constitution sometime and THINK about what they really say and really mean.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            This whole diatribe is sic

          • B-K KnightRider

            Accurately describing the warts and ugly truth about American history is “sic” and a diatribe? Your RATIONAL explanation to support your empty opinion is what?

      • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

        That’s jays alter ego

  • Uuma

    He just wants a monument to himself

    • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

      I think a small phallic choad in paper mache …

  • A deplorable NNYer

    The need to release and Pardon if needed the Bundys!

    • Areminder

      And arrest Harry Reid and his son for what they’re doing to the local ranchers.

    • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

      Bundy’s? I thought MWC was off the air?

  • Jay

    Better idea let the NRA manage the land ,kill all animals asap,destroy all of natures wonders for what MONEY, shame on us

    • 84Cheetah

      Talk about knowing nothing! You must be a Soros/Obama plant. In Colorado, most of the conservation on federal and state lands is paid for by hunting and fishing licenses. Federal regulations are about controlling the electorate and have nothing to do with nature and conservation.

    • Tom Tuffy ᴺᵃᵗᶦᵒᶰᵃˡᶦˢᵗ

      Jay if it wasn’t for hunters and the fees they pay there would be no 4 or 2 legged animals to hunt. Look it up… Wildlife was nearly gone 75 years ago. Hunters have paid billions in fees and such, oh yeah that money…

      It’s used for wildlife and the come back of wildlife.

      Get a gun….
      Get a clue….

    • Frank

      You continue to prove, beyond ANY reasonable doubt, you are a complete imbecile!

    • Idiot….

    • Areminder

      Proof you know NOTHING about the NRA. Those members who are hunters are definitely INTO protecting nature so their chidren and grandchildren will be able to live healthily, hunt and enjoy the great outdoors.

    • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

      NRA is national rifle association. People kill animals, destroy nature and are greedy. Guns are tools…like you …a tool

  • piper60

    All of Obama’s last minute regulations need to go bye bye.

    • Jay

      Crazy talk from a crazy person who knows nothing

      • alvin swenson

        And Jay you keep proving that.

        • Lawrence Dean

          Nice one, Alvin! 😆

      • gunnyhiway

        Takes one to know one! Libs….

      • Michael

        TROLL!

      • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

        Jayjayjay…come on man. Stop it. Your making stupid people took smart. Go back to holding the knitting ball for mommie.

        • Linda Rader

          ^^^lol, re-read your own comment. You have some nerve talking about someone else’s intelligence.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            Some nerve? Ok marm. Go back to your knitting. Jay can hold your ball.

          • Eric

            Liberty is a muslim sympathizing troll.

    • Obummer needs to go BYE BYE also… he is a toxic residue to this country.

      • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

        He had a convo with a certain Hawaiian judge about the travel restrictions. He hasn’t left yet

        • thud

          Lord Trump will put Kenya on his banned country list then Obama won’t be able to get back in. Put Hawaii on the list too and Cuba and Mexico and Venezuela and Germany and France and Spain and south Africa and Canada.

        • All-American

          I agree. I really think someone needs to make Obama disappear….for good. This scumbag spent eight years making a mockery of the office of POTUS. He destroyed virtually every federal agency and poisoned them with ultra left wing liberal scumbags like himself. Now he’s running an illegal operation to overthrow the Trump administration by illegal wiretaps, violent protests, and God only knows what else this evil, venom-spewing puke is up to. It’s time for Barry to be double tapped out. Maybe Trump can call in ST6 or the D-Boys to pop that shit-bird’s melon.

          • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

            Division is the new world order

      • Areminder

        And all his puppet handlers too.
        Much room in GITMO for them to move in. Jumpsuits and leg shackles thrown in to sweeten the deal.

    • Robert Pollock

      Do you like drinking water? Breathing air? We live 100 miles East of America’s 2nd largest city and from what I find as residue in our water, on our fixtures, and in our eyes and lungs is not clean, or even close, but it’s “legal”, by someone’s standards.

      • klediss

        WE THINK IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH ITS FROM YOUR OWN S3IT , THIS IS WHERE ITS COMING FROM ——- FROM YOUR DIM WIT POST ——-IT SOUNDS LIKE OR IF YOUR A FILTHY DEM WELL S3IT HAPPENS

        • LauraR

          All caps=crazy

      • Linda Rader

        So what has the EPA been doing? Why has this problem not been addressed and remedied by that agency by now?

        • Robert Pollock

          Because the water at my house takes a back seat to other environmental concerns the EPA was involved in. They were always wildly underfunded, now they’re effectively gone.

          • A0

            Yea the same kind of new thinking that says sodomy is morally right, that men pedafiles pretending to be women have the right to go into little girl bathrooms and not stomping on the rights of boys with men groups…..yea definitely that kind of thinking has been going on……….

          • Robert Pollock

            Get your mind out of the gutter, we were talking about water quality.

      • Areminder

        Ask everyone who lives downriver of the Gold King Mine Spill which the EPA actually is responsible for DESPITE BEING WARNED THE PLUG WOULD BLOW OUT AND RESULT IN JUST WHAT IT DID????
        Regulations are only as good as the intentions and character of the people who enact or enforce them.

        • Robert Pollock

          So whose plug was it Arseminder?

    • Cesar Figueroa

      once they go through and find there is NO BIRTH CERTIFICATE, then everything he did is unlawful, and we can restore the republic.

      • Areminder

        Oh, there IS a birth certificate. It’s what’s on it that they’re really hiding. More and more evidence the adoption papers and that he never took the name obama back legally, or denounced his Indonesian Citizenship.
        Much to come out. How much did Sheriff Joe discover and what happened to the evidence they turned over to the Justice Dept BEFORE Jeff Sessions got in?

        • HollyB

          He also has U.K. citizenship through his father.
          Kenya was a British Territory when he was born.
          Everyone forgets about that.
          If he claims U.S. citizenship from his Mum, same can be said for his Father’s country.

  • Recapitate

    0bama’s National Monument designations need to be rolled back as well.

    • Jay

      So now the money special can cut down 100 yo Redwood trees kill any thing with four legs yes sir it will be a world of nothness but you Republican could care less as long as there is money to be made and our next generation will will wonder why we did this.

      • Andrew Estes

        Get get a life you liberal drama queen !

      • Democrats Hate America

        Best selling book at NYT
        WHY VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS
        OR
        OBAMA’S LEGACY =
        HUNDREDS OF EMPTY PAGES
        TO MATCH THE THOUSANDS OF EMPTY PLEDGES

        • Lawrence Dean

          But at least we get to keep our doctor…

      • A marcus Young

        The Redwood trees are protected. Dont worry.

        • Areminder

          Just not from forest fires which are more often occuring since we no longer have good forestry management practices of removing dead wood from forests.

          • Lawrence Dean

            Yep, another dumb Leftist gift.

      • Lawrence Dean

        Come on Jay, we’ll save you a tree to hug.

      • LB

        People were not cutting down 100 yo trees and killing everything in sight before this last minute reg went into effect, so how does undoing it change anything. It hasn’t been in long enough to have had any real effect. This is the kind of exaggerated overblown pejorative conclusion that is the earmark of aggrieved leftist who are in the grip of apoplexy at the inability to rule by fiat.

        It’s nice to have the constitution back front and center. The states are perfectly capable of protecting the land and determine how best to provide their citizens with the use of it without bureaucratic interference from inside the beltway.

      • AR4U

        You should want us to make money. It seems the more we make the more we have to give to lazy asses who want to complain about trees being cut down. Let me get this straight, you live in a solid stone dwelling with no cabinets, doors, or tables? Where do you think the wood comes from…..the wood store?

        • LB

          And let’s not forget about all those redwood decks, hot tubs and home improvement projects our left leaning Calif neighbors built last century. Suddenly, they are worried about the trees. Maybe it’s a self inflicted injury. They are scarce because they were cut down to support the Calif lifestyle.

      • a voice of concern

        Your just a brainwashed ignorant pot head aren’t you.

      • Michael

        Jay, have you considered enrolling in some classes on grammar and usage? You also may want to try Grammarly, a free (you liberals love anything free except for freedom) online grammar checking tool? I am not sure what a “money special) is but, since you are a liberal is probably has something to do with government entitlements.
        Have yourself a Trumpy kind of day!

      • “LIBERTY&FREEDOM”

        If I can eat it I wanna kill it. If I can make something out of it I want to cut it down. Just not everything ya twit. When brains were being handed out you had to take a piss huh

      • Linda Rader

        Doubtful this next generation will take the time from their cell phones to even notice. Sadly

    • A marcus Young

      Return Mount McKinley to the map.