SALEM, Ore. -- A group of activists hoping to stop the federal government from rounding up wild horses staged a "sit-in" at Gov. Kate Brown's office Monday.
The group wants Gov. Brown to protect mustangs in the Kiger and Riddell horse management areas from being rounded up by the Bureau of Land Management near Burns. The mustangs are descendants of horses from Spanish settlers in the 1600s.
Umm, well...BLM's Oregon offices are in Portland, and they're a federal agency, so I guess it makes perfect sense for Portland nutters to drive down to Salem and hold a demonstration at the governor's office. Because we all know that the governor can direct a federal agency to refrain from rounding up the mustangs, despite the environmental damage that the animals cause due to lack of natural predators.
Go back to "fighting climate change", boys and girls.
And Good Lord Almighty, a bunch of politicians from Calgary are heading to Portland to learn all about the glories of rail.
Yeah, they're going to get a guided tour from Tri-Met's "director" of the Portland-area light rail "system" so that he can tell them all about how you do light rail "right". God help them.
He says Portland's low-rail light rail network offers universal accessibility for wheelchairs, the elderly and people pushing baby strollers.
"It also helps the transit to fit into the downtown fabric. From an urban design standpoint, from how you view things ... there's not as much as a blockage. I think it actually helps retail on the retail streets that are adjacent and on our light rail [network]," he said.
It also offers universal accessibility for gang-bangers, bums, and other non-paying riders. And you know how much value they add to retail.