Obama administration designates another half a million acres in New Mexico as a national monument

posted at 1:21 pm on May 22, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

The federal government owns almost a third of the surface area of the United States despite the fact that we lack the collective resources, funding, and personnel to attentively steward all of these parks and wilderness areas and that the government then conveniently gets to impose its reliably anti-rural-economy and pro-”environmentalist” land-use policies onto yet another swath of the American landscape. The Department of Interior has been a-beggin’ and a-pleadin’ with President Obama to make better use of his executive powers to effectively confiscate more land under the guise of “protecting” its ecosystems and preserving its “free” recreation opportunities for all, and on Wednesday, Obama mad his eleventh and largest “national monument” designation to date:

President Barack Obama wielded his unilateral power Wednesday to set aside nearly 500,000 acres in New Mexico along the Mexican border as a national monument, and he promised more action to save other treasured landscapes.

“I’ve preserved more than 3 million acres of public lands for future generations. And I am not finished,” Obama declared before signing a proclamation naming the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. …

Wednesday’s action marks Obama’s 12th use of the Antiquities Act to protect lands officials say deserve special treatment, and supporters are lobbying for the president to use his authority more often before he leaves office. …

I’m searching for more opportunities to preserve federal lands where communities are speaking up. Because wherever I see an opening to get things done for the American people, I’m going to take it,” he said at the Interior Department headquarters after walking from the White House to sign the monument into law.

Oh, rapture — because as everybody knows, the incompetence and inefficiencies inherent in a constantly metastasizing federal government are just the ticket for effect environmental stewardship! Not. If the Obama administration really wanted to make the best decision overall for environmental conservation, the national budget, and local economies, it would be shedding public lands — either to state stewardship or leasing them out to public-private partnerships — instead of constantly acquiring more and/or just designating them as national monuments. There is plenty of opportunity for innovation and efficiency when it comes to effective conservation on public lands, and the Obama administration has been way too slow on the uptake.

Not everyone, it probably goes without saying, was pleased with the president’s munificent declaration:

Earlier this week Rep. Bob Bishop (R-Utah), chairman of the House Natural Resources subcommittee on public lands and environmental regulation, sent Obama a letter urging him not to declare the land a monument because sufficient protection for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol employees were not in place. He cited an attack that a National Park Service employee at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument suffered last year at the hands of drug smugglers.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Wednesday that the designation undermines security. He said even Senate Democrats wanted additional security measures to be put in place.

The designation, Boehner said in a statement, will “place additional burdens on Border Patrol personnel and limit access to high crime areas along the border, making it easier for drug smugglers and human traffickers to move in and out of the country.”


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Soooooo.

What about the takings clause? This land is now useless, and seized by the federal government. If nothing else, it removes the school trust lands income.

Will Uncle Sugar pay New Mexico for the loss of this land?

Vanceone on May 22, 2014 at 1:24 PM

I have said for years that the Gaia worshipping eco-Marxist radicals won’t be satisfied, and not even then, until we all live in giant urban Habitrails like in Logan’s Run and are completely cutoff from the outside world.

Charlemagne on May 22, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Cool, 3 million more acres that Precedent StompyFoot can lock the American people out of it he doesn’t get his way in budget negotiations.

Not to mention the millions in additional funds we will need for upkeep of the new inter-continental railroad for illegals.

HumpBot Salvation on May 22, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Well, you know, New Mexico has to catch up to where Nevada is, with 86% of the land belonging to the federal government.

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 22, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Amnesty.

Cindy Munford on May 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

BTW, what’s the due process for the president declaring land to belong to the federal government?

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

More on this here and here.

Releasing 80 odd thousand felons.

And now opening the door for millions more.

Obama is truly evil — no other possibility.

fred5678 on May 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Perhaps NM should take it back via eminent domain and point to the US government as a poor steward of the land.

ajacksonian on May 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

New Mexico.

Not really new. Not really Mexico.

SailorMark on May 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Agenda 21 continues on schedule.

njrob on May 22, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Along the border huh?

I’m sure it’s just so illegals can cross over easily. Probably bans the Border Patrol. There’s always an ulterior motive to whatever Obama, or any leftist does.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Perhaps NM should take it back via eminent domain and point to the US government as a poor steward of the land.

ajacksonian on May 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I’m just waiting for one of these states to just say … no. You want it? Come and take it.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

When Banana Republics do this, it’s known as Nationalizing, it’s straight up Marxism.

oscarwilde on May 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Hoping to hear from HornetSting on this.

ToddPA on May 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM

When Banana Republics do this, it’s known as Nationalizing, it’s straight up Marxism.

oscarwilde on May 22, 2014 at 1:37 PM

I re-read the Pig Trap last night. Shit is getting real.

KCB on May 22, 2014 at 1:39 PM

This is all about creating another safe corridor for illegals and drugs to enter the country – kinda like Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.

BO will take any path possible to “fundamentally change” the US.

I’m sure it’s just so illegals can cross over easily. Probably bans the Border Patrol. There’s always an ulterior motive to whatever Obama, or any leftist does.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:33 PM

Um yes, just read the link I posed above. Although technically, it won’t BAN the Border Patrol since they can still patrol there on foot – they just won’t be able to use vehicles. But patrolling half a million acres on foot should be too hard should it?

climbnjump on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Protecting pathways.

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Monument to what?!?!?!

topdog on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I’m just waiting for one of these states to just say … no. You want it? Come and take it.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Ditto.

Mark Boabaca on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

fred5678 on May 22, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Very sad commentary that so few realize what is happening.

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:42 PM

posed – posted
should be – shouldn’t be

I’ve had too much coffee…

climbnjump on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

climbnjump on May 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM

It’s just a way to have a vast area for open borders and lots of new D-voters.

The Rs let him.

Stand up, with the ranchers.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Monument to what?!?!?!
topdog on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Pateronormative heteroarchy? Or…something…

EvilMonk on May 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Amnesty.

Cindy Munford on May 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Bingo.

Not really Mexico.

SailorMark on May 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

For their intents and purposes it might as well be now.

Shay on May 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Bmore, I have them and know where to look now, but don’t send me back to find things way above, or back in time. I do other things, multi-task.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM

It’s all part of the genius plan!

1. Make Boarder of Mexico a national park
2. “Shut down government” in budget dispute
3. …
4. Amerexico!

Skipity on May 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

Judging from the location I’d guess that’s exactly right.

Shay on May 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM

climbnjump on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

Yep … always another reason leftists do what they do. If I read the Constitution correctly Obama is in violation (I know, big laughs all around) by encouraging more illegals.

Article. IV.

Section. 4.

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:47 PM

You got the first part. Don’t say it out loud. The second part is the one who has been trying to reach me via email. Don’t say it. Just a simple yes if you understand.

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Fence it and air drop every illegal into it and let Sheriff Joe run it…

hillsoftx on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Yes

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

You call it a ‘federal land grab!’.
Cliven Bundy calls is free grazing.

verbaluce on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Because wherever I see an opening to get things done for the American people, I’m going to take it,”

“And next here is the Keystone Pipeline …”

majorzot on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Obama just gave 500,000 acres to Mexico.

We have an enemy of our country as our president.

jukin3 on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Got you, totally.

I want to be in the trenches with both of you, when time comes!

Go work in peace.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

; ) And so concludes today’s note. Lolz!

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Bmore, tried heat out to get it to you, safely. Mission accomplished.

Go back to work!

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:52 PM

The Park Service’s own website for Organ Pipe flat out says:

“Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is a safe place to visit. However, illegal border crossings and activities, including drug smuggling, occur daily.”

http://www.nps.gov/orpi/planyourvisit/yoursafety.htm

Sounds like something we definitely need a lot more of.

JeremiahJohnson on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

It’s the Gift. He plans to settle the Wildlings from the other side of the Wall…Yes, I’m a Game of Thrones nerd.

Pqlyur1 on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

The question isn’t why. The question is what nefarious purpose do they have for it.

crankyoldlady on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Good to know. You could email me sometime. I know you have my addy. Lolz!!! ; )

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

; ) And so concludes today’s note. Lolz!

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:51 PM

John has a long Mustache, John has a long Mustache, the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall…

oscarwilde on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

0bama did this to prevent cattle ranchers from using those lands for grazing, pure and simple.

He wants to starve us out like Stalin did to the Ukraine in 1932.

UltimateBob on May 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

You call it a ‘federal land grab!’.
Cliven Bundy calls is free grazing.

verbaluce on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Ummm … no.

Good try though!

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Most puerile and unserious preznit in history.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:55 PM

0bama did this to prevent cattle ranchers from using those lands for grazing, pure and simple.

He wants to starve us out like Stalin did to the Ukraine in 1932.

UltimateBob on May 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Stalin was a strong man with a strong hand, Obama is a mom-jeans man with a girls bicycle…

oscarwilde on May 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

You call it a ‘federal land grab!’.
Cliven Bundy calls is free grazing.

verbaluce on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I’m sure the feds are buying to do what government does best which is serve the people. After all the government is the people.

So, expect the government to cover the place with roads and put it to good use. Right?

gwelf on May 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

President Barack Obama wielded his unilateral power Wednesday to set aside nearly 500,000 acres in New Mexico along the Mexican border as a national monument, and blah blah blah

.
I knew it before I even read the article. I wonder if any “monuments” have ever been decommissioned. He ain’t foolin’ nobody. If he thinks he is, he ain’t right.

ExpressoBold on May 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Good to know. You could email me sometime. I know you have my addy. Lolz!!! ; )

Bmore on May 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Had it for a loooong time, knucklehead. N s a, three words to remember!

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Stalin was a strong man with a strong hand, Obama is a mom-jeans man with a girls bicycle…

oscarwilde on May 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM

The problem is Obama has several Stalins working for him.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:59 PM

“I’ve preserved … I am not finished … I’m searching for more opportunities”

Putin must be in awe of your power, jug-ears.

Nomennovum on May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM

You call it a ‘federal land grab!’.
Cliven Bundy calls is free grazing.

verbaluce on May 22, 2014 at 1:50 PM

I call it “Goon creates open border crossing zone”.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Bmore, tried heat hard out to get it/him to you, safely. Mission accomplished.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Bmore, tried heat heart out to get it/him to you, safely. Mission accomplished.

I swear, I need coffee.

Schadenfreude on May 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM

People laughed when I told them last week to invest in traffic-cone manufacturers.

Who’s laughing now, jackhats?

Bishop on May 22, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Amnesty.

Cindy Munford on May 22, 2014 at 1:27 PM

And the good witch just gave them a yellow brick road.

onomo on May 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The only federal land you won’t have to pay to use, in fact where it borders with Mexico there’s a giant sign facing south which says “Trespassers Welcome, Free To Enter”.

Bishop on May 22, 2014 at 2:10 PM

And of course it’s off limits to American citizens… might interfere with the new”citizens” that are going to cross there.And to be sure no harm comes to them we’re calling off the border guards and setting up water stations…

sandee on May 22, 2014 at 2:11 PM

I’d like to personally strangle every jackass who voted this Class A narcissist poser into a second term in office.

fogw on May 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Monument to what?!?!?!

topdog on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

I believe he plans on using the land to create Mt. Flushmore. Using his pen and phone, he will authorize $1 Quadrillion for the sculpting of his, Mooch’s, and his two daughters’ faces on something.

Shovel and pick ready jobs (saved or created), or something. As soon as the three decade project is completed, he’ll have the U.S. Park Service block it off. Since he plans on being President-for-life, he can be patient.

ZeusGoose on May 22, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Is this the monument to Government Stupidity we are all waiting for?

Must be, given the size.

Snowblind on May 22, 2014 at 2:26 PM

I’ve been discussing Article iv forever and how we are ignoring that Mexico has effectively declared war on us with their land invasion. There is historical precedent for responding with military action.

njrob on May 22, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Article. IV.

Section. 4.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

I’ve been discussing Article iv forever and how we are ignoring that Mexico has effectively declared war on us with their land invasion. There is historical precedent for responding with military action.

njrob on May 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

As much as I hate this taking, it isn’t going to be El Camino Reale Para el Norte.
Bordered on the east side by a hundred miles of military reservations, and on the west side by a mixture of private and public lands occupied by people who don’t like trespassers;

I’d probably offer anyone who traversed this terrain instant citizenship and shake their hand:
http://www.mountainproject.com/images/86/39/106338639_large_4b18b3.jpg

There are however some good minerals in there, including some very strategically valuable ones soon to be off limits forever.

Besides, the Feds already gave the illegal aliens an easier path with better cover and concealment and no law enforcement allowed to enter, a few dozen miles to the west of there.

(Oh, and the Organ Mountains should not be confused with Organ Pipe monument… not the same… not even close.)

LegendHasIt on May 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

ajacksonian on May 22, 2014 at 1:30 PM

They should seize it under the guise of ‘abating a public nuisance’.

Another Drew on May 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

We here in New Mexico get pooped on again.

It’s just what happens when you’re a rural state without much political pull. And 80% percent of our national politicians are Democrats, naturally. Only one Republican rep. and he is a good one in my book- well, mostly he’s a good one.

New Mexico is at the mercy of the voters of the middle Rio Grande valley. While there are some great folks in the valley that side with the rest of the state, there’s just not enough of us.

Need a nuke dump? Why shore. The govt. greases a few palms, a four lane highway gets built on a previous two lane where only us cowpunchers used it formerly. The contractor makes money, the WIPP plant gets built, with leaks, and the rest of us get screwed.

I don’t know why we even have the Border Patrol anymore. Omammy just lets them go, whether they are violent offenders or not. Makes no sense whatever. I imagine Santa Fe will legalize dope pretty soon, if Obama wants it. If Obama told our state politicians to lick his feet, most of ‘em would start squatting to be first in line.

A pox on his house.

Lincoln Cadillac on May 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

Someday…. when a conservative is in the White House, I’d like to see some executive action on the fed govt selling most of that land to the highest bidders.

Private ownership is the path to proper stewardship. Leave the govt to enforcing the border and providing for the common defense.

freedomfirst on May 22, 2014 at 2:29 PM

President Barack Obama wielded his unilateral power Wednesday to set aside nearly 500,000 acres in New Mexico along the Mexican border as a national monument, and he promised more action to save other treasured landscapes.

It has now become a safe haven for drug smugglers. Essentially half a million acres of New Mexico are now part of just plain Mexico.

Steve Z on May 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

The supporters “sell” National Monuments as income generators for local communities. Their position is… once you declare tens of thousands of dirt and sagebrush as a national monument, tourists will flock to the area to visit. As an inholder in one of the recently created monuments, I call bullshit. No one is visiting that wouldn’t have come here anyway. There is no uptick in “monument tourism”. All it’s done is create a few new federal jobs.

Wendya on May 22, 2014 at 2:33 PM

It may be that because I live in the west that I’ve noticed the lack of Federal land grabbing taking place in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and the Rust Belt states. I gotta ask, Why just us? Could it be the ol’ Democrat policy of rewarding your friends and punishing Republicans?

I’m thinking the city of Detroit could be a perfect National Monument to what happens when unions and a socialist city government work together.

WestTexasBirdDog on May 22, 2014 at 2:35 PM

The designation, Boehner said in a statement, will “place additional burdens on Border Patrol personnel and limit access to high crime areas along the border, making it easier for drug smugglers and human traffickers to move in and out of the country.”

well….duh

BobMbx on May 22, 2014 at 2:51 PM

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

darwin on May 22, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Sure, that is what the federal government is SUPPOSED to be doing on behalf of its citizens. However, Bammy’s admin is representing interests diametrically opposing our Republic and its citizens. The current Executive branch will do what it must to take away property use and rights from states and individuals that actually might use the land more profitably.

I’d like to see some executive action on the fed govt selling most of that land to the highest bidders.

Good, ’cause with the land grabs and more federally owned land does not mean better stewardship. It means worse as the fed can’t or won’t manage properly what it already has let alone adding more. Ceding the land back to the states might be a better idea. The highest bidder might be a foreign interest, which wouldn’t be good either.

hawkeye54 on May 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Who is going to stop him?

magicbeans on May 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM

It has now become a safe haven for drug smugglers.

Sure. How unexpected is that?

hawkeye54 on May 22, 2014 at 2:54 PM

As much as I hate this taking, it isn’t going to be El Camino Reale Para el Norte.
Bordered on the east side by a hundred miles of military reservations, and on the west side by a mixture of private and public lands occupied by people who don’t like trespassers; …

LegendHasIt on May 22, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Yea — The area’s up around Chaparral, N.M., which is already bordered by White Sands Missile Range, while they can only go so far south there, before they run into the Texas state line (where the government owns the land in and around Fort Bliss, but everything else on the north side of El Paso is private, and has been developing like crazy over the past 15 years).

jon1979 on May 22, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Who is going to stop him?

magicbeans on May 22, 2014 at 2:53 PM

Maybe we can get Darrell Issa to convene and chair an investigative committee to come up with an answer to that and issue a conclusive report.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on May 22, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Monument to what?!?!?!

topdog on May 22, 2014 at 1:41 PM

It is the Monument to Malfeasance and Corruption.

…Surprised anyone needs to ask…

landlines on May 22, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Federal Monument Land Areas…no logging, no grazing, no oil & gas, no mineral development, no motorized recreation…all activities that normal bring money into the Treasury. You can’t eat the scenery…

Wyznowski on May 22, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I posted this yesterday in another thread because I think it sheds light on this President’s thought process (if one can call it that).

The Warshington Compost newspaper had this story on Monday.

It contains this quote from Mercury, messenger of the gods Jay Carney:

Carney said Wednesday’s designation — which Obama will sign at the Interior Department, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will commemorate in New Mexico on Friday — is part of a week-long effort to help businesses “invest here in America” and spur job development.

Obama’s idea of spurring job development is to dedicate national monuments. Maybe that’s why his “stimulus” doesn’t work, and our economy is too sssllloooooowww…

Gee, what a genius – smartest guy evah, EVAH!!! Elev3nty plus!!!

DublOh7 on May 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

i bet he wants to build a big fence around it to keep the citizens off the property.

jaywemm on May 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Last time somebody did that, he called it Lebensraum.

formwiz on May 22, 2014 at 3:46 PM

The designation, Boehner said in a statement, will “place additional burdens on Border Patrol personnel and limit access to high crime areas along the border, making it easier for drug smugglers and human traffickers to move in and out of the country.”

Which is the whole f*cking point of why Obama is doing it, Boehner.

Why don’t you buy yourself a clue, since you clearly don’t have one.

AZCoyote on May 22, 2014 at 3:55 PM

500,000 acres/640(acres in square mi.)= ~781 square miles, or more than ten times the size of Las Cruces. I live in Las Cruces. It’s a beautiful city because of the surrounding mountains, and I wouldn’t want to see them covered with houses, a la Juarez, but the Organ Mountains (the big ones to the East of Las Cruces) are already protected. I don’t know about the smaller mountain ranges to the North, South, and East, but they aren’t big, more like foothills and they don’t cover that much area. The Republican bill, about a tenth the size of this Obamasquat, would have been about right for the purpose.

So where is the vast, vast majority of this appropriated land going to be? On the NM border. NOBODY goes there except cattle and a very few ranchers. There are very few roads that even head off into that scrub wilderness. Tourist attraction? Don’t make me laugh. This only makes it harder for the Border Patrol and the ranchers.

Aardvark on May 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

NOBODY goes there except cattle and a very few ranchers. There are very few roads that even head off into that scrub wilderness. Tourist attraction? Don’t make me laugh. This only makes it harder for the Border Patrol and the ranchers.

Aardvark on May 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM

That’s the thing… the two latest monuments in NM make absolutely no sense when it comes to attracting tourism. The vast majority of the Rio Grande del Norte National monument will never be visited by tourists. The tourism all centers around the wild rivers recreation area which was already a protected zone. The rest of the 242,000 acres is used for hunting and wood gathering by locals. It didn’t need unilateral protection because it was never threatened. The roads in the monument are so crappy, they require 4WD year round and since they don’t go anywhere of interest to tourists, they will continue to be used only by locals.

Wendya on May 22, 2014 at 4:50 PM

agenda 21

The globalist humanist cabal hates your fking guts.

Murphy9 on May 22, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The problem according to progressives is that there is just way too much open land in America, keeping people from concentrating in the cities. Obutthead can help solve this “problem” by removing as much open land as he can from public settlement. And that is exactly what he is doing. It’s a long range plan.

Here is the framework:

http://www.spur.org/about/our-agenda-for-change

This is how they want us to live. Cattle live better. This closure of open land is evil in more ways than you know.

NOMOBO on May 22, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Wait until 2016++ and we find we had a fraud of a President and all he touched goes back to zero, including all his EO’s. I can hear the screaming now, but, but ,but…………..

mixplix on May 22, 2014 at 5:50 PM

The space between jugheads ears is empty open space, so why not declare that a monument to complete stupidity.

Diluculo on May 22, 2014 at 6:33 PM

There must be some mistake… He didn’t create a national monument, he just ceded a half million acres of US territory to the Mexicans…

Skip2014 on May 22, 2014 at 6:43 PM

El Presidente, with a stroke of his infamous pen just, effectively, moved the international border northward by half a million acres. Try that in Texas, ashwipe!

vnvet on May 22, 2014 at 6:49 PM

…and on Wednesday, Obama mad his eleventh and largest “national monument” designation to date

A typo? I think not. It’s just so natural to assume the bitter, petulant man is mad. In more ways than one.

KS Rex on May 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Land owners surrounding these areas should come together and build great big fences all around the affected areas. It’s clear the federal government has no intention whatsoever of controlling our borders.

Murf76 on May 22, 2014 at 7:04 PM

What Executive taketh, Executive action can giveth away.

Carnac on May 22, 2014 at 7:47 PM

President Barack Obama wielded his unilateral power Wednesday to set aside nearly 500,000 acres in New Mexico along the Mexican border as a national monument

Coming up next: the Mexican/US Superhighway to Democratic Voterdom! No need for those pesky Border Patrols or INS because it’s a park, doncha know!

ghostwalker1 on May 22, 2014 at 8:16 PM

The designation, Boehner said in a statement, will “place additional burdens on Border Patrol personnel and limit access to high crime areas along the border, making it easier for drug smugglers and human traffickers to move in and out of the country.”

… and then in four years…Bonehead will introduce a bill…naming it “Obama National Park”!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I suggest it be named: The Brian Terry CBP Monument

King Putt can attend the opening ceremonies and meet with the parents and relatives of:
Jaime Zapata
Chris Stevens
Sean Smith
Glen Doherty and
Tyrone Woods

Missilengr on May 23, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Sounds more like a cession of the land back to Mexico.

Woody

woodcdi on May 23, 2014 at 3:27 PM