Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shooting for the Foot

New Mexico has beautiful southwestern scenery and magnificent climate.  Just about everything except ocean front property.  It also has national laboratories (Los Alamos and Sandia), White Sands Missle Range, and the Very Large Array.  It is the home of some of the highest tech weaponry in our arsenal, and to some of the most far-reaching space science on the planet.  All those tech jobs pay very, very well.  And yet a number of so-called concerned citizens, environmentalists of the standard lot, would like to curtail some of these activities in the name of cleaning up our environment.  If we do this, and get rid of oil and gas drilling, too, I'm sure we can celebrate the state centennial with massive unemployment, as well.  Let's think about consequences, folks!

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