Bureau of Land Management moving headquarters to Grand Junction, Colo.

| July 16, 2019

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Poetrooper sends us a link to a modern miracle, a Washington DC federal bureaucracy actually leaving town to move closer to where its actions are felt by the people most affected by them. What a novel idea. In reality only about 1/5 of BLAM will move West and the rest remaining in DC. Still, it’s a good start, and the State Senator couldn’t be happier.

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.)
Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is pictured. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Here’s the link: OANN.com
Thanks, Poe.

Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work", DC Government, Guest Link, Politics

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Sarge

Did you ever notice that the Department of the Interior is responsible for everything that is outside?

#whoknew

Fjardeson

Funny (I mean, Punny). 🙂

5th/77th FA

Mixed emotions. If this is a start of a downsizing of swamp creatures, that’s good. If this is the start of polluting the rest of the country with swamp critters…not so much. Maybe they just want to be closer to Cheyenne Mountain for when the balloon goes up.

Wasn’t BLM originally BIA (Indian Affairs) or was BIA just rolled over into BLM? Either way, they were the original land grabbers. Here’s a novel idea. Reduce the size of the Federal Government office staff by about 1/2. Spend that money on defence, which should be the main purpose of the feds. jmo

RGR 4-78

“Spend that money on defence”

Yes, the one between the U.S. and Mexico.

Quartermaster

BIA is not part of BLM.BLM was formed by the combination of the Grazing Service and the General land Office. BIA is part of Interior as is BLM, however, but they are still separate.

Grand Junction is too far form Cheyenne Mountain to matter. It’s on the wrong side of the mountain from the place.

Poetrooper

Don’t be so cynical–ANY step in the direction of decentralizing the federal bureaucracy is a positive step. Would you prefer they stay in Washington, growing more isolated from reality with every passing day?

We’d welcome a branch of the feds here in Arkansas–we’re thinking perhaps the White House or the Pentagon.

5th/77th FA

Trying real hard NOT to be cynical, just realistic. Is this a step in the right direction? Probably so. Do we need more of it? Yep. All of us who have served or been part of the gubmint have seen the entrenchment of “hogs at the trough.” Big government has been growing, nearly non stop, since the 1860s. It’s a big business. Too damn big. The whole DC establishment needs to be broken up and scattered around the Country. Turn DC into an open air museum of monuments. Fire the professional politicians and put real people to running things. This is why the President is having such a hard time. Too many up there are simply concerned about justifying their phony baloney jobs instead of doing what is best for the country. The discourse stirred up by BOTH sides is a calculated attempt to keep people distracted from seeing the truth. Arkansas is a beautiful state and it would be a shame if it turned into another swamp. And you are correct, most of the swamp critters are so far removed, physically and mentally, from the citizens that they just flat don’t care. They will drive this Republic into the ground to save themselves. Too many citizens are either lost in the struggle to make a living, or are too busy with their nose in their phones to be aware of what’s happening. The politicians started a war between the states 158 years ago. Now they are trying to start… Read more »

11B-Mailclerk

Oh great. It’s metastasized.

Club Manager, USA ret.

Grand Junction, CO is a nice two traffic light town with at least one very good restaurant, or at least was when we overnighted there in the mid-90’s. About the only upside to the move is it does not look like that long of a drive across Utah to NV and Las Vegas. Guaranteed to be a transitional shock for most of those transferred.

A Proud Infidel®™

“… Guaranteed to be a transitional shock for most of those transferred.”

And deservedly so.

Fyrfighter

It’s actually much larger than that now Club Manager, though still tiny by eastern standards.

Roh-Dog

From the Ivory Tower to the dusty plains and I couldn’t be happier.
Instead of impacting ‘that guy over there it’ll change Bob’s life, two blocks over whose son is on the same team as mine’.
Now if they could figure out the whole water rights thing…

Commissar

Anyone wondering why Poe suddenly decided to post a story about the BLM move? Seems odd right? Not exactly a topic he ever covered before or this blog after cafes about before. Because he is a right wing propagandist and has been since the swift boat era. He is also not telling the truth. Nearly 90% of BLM staff already work outside SC with offices across the country especially west of the Mississippi. This move is to move the SENIOR staff of the agency to Colorado. Why? Not so they can be closer to the areas they represent. That is not the job of senior staff for BLM. The reason Trump is moving the BLM senior leadership is to make it so they can no longer advocate for and support BLM policies in Washington. It is to make it so it is harder for senior BLM leadership to represent those living on BLM lands. Remove the leadership from Washington and BLM no longer has advocates and experts advising policy makers. It also means several senior members will not move. So they will lose experienced and well connected leaders. It is to WEAKEN the BLM so that BLM lands can be more easily converted to profiteering and so that regulations protecting BLM lands can be dismantled with less resistance. This is also not the only agency Trump is doing this to. He is targeting several agencies so his donors can pilfer more easily. And yes Trump has donors. His financing his… Read more »

SFC D

“This move is to move the SENIOR staff of the agency to Colorado.”

“Why? Not so they can be closer to the areas they represent. That is not the job of senior staff for BLM.”

Followed by:

“It is to make it so it is harder for senior BLM leadership to represent those living on BLM lands.”

So, in summary, you just said that Trump is making it harder for senior BLM officials to represent the people they don’t represent.

Commissar

Their job is to advise, promote and preserve BLM issues and interests IN WASHINGTON. Not works with locals. The 90% who work at the field offices work with the locals.

By moving them from Washington it makes it impossible for them to do their jobs.

Which is what Trump and his kleptocratic cronies want.

SFC D

Your response has exactly zero to do with my statement. Try again. You can do better.

Fyrfighter

Maybe moving them nearer to the realities of BLM lands and use will give them a better grasp of what is actually needed. Before you get your panties in a twist Poodle, I spend months a year on BLM, hunting, fishing and camping, and during the years of the chosen ones admin, I saw a significant disconnect in the way the lands were managed, vs. the actual use. It was a definite slant towards the birkenstock and granola crowd, with the intent to screw over the hunters. Pontificate all you want, but the shit those “leaders” have been advocating for has been ass backwards for years.

The Other Whitey

“Reintroduction” of non-native wolves from Canada would be a great example of both that disconnect, and general tree-hugger stupidity. Have they done that in your neck of the woods, Fyr?

I saw that shit in a stretch of north Idaho I used to hunt with my uncles and cousins. I say “used to” because a couple packs of relocated Canadian timber wolves annihilated the deer, elk, and moose populations of the area in less than a year. They’re bigger, meaner, hungrier, and run in larger packs than the native wolves, but the native wolves cost more money to acquire. But hey, they’re all wolves right? What’s the difference?

As a guy who still likes to tent camp, I find myself bewildered at the amount of influence wielded by “environmentalists” who’ve never spent a night outside the city limits of San Francisco and/or Seattle.

Fyrfighter

TOW, around here, there’s been discussion about wolves, but primarily they’ve been jacking with access. Not only more and more new wilderness areas, which allow no motorized access *we’ve got some older guys in our hunting party), but also lots of closures of roads (in NON-wilderness) areas, roads that have been there for decades, and suddenly they’re closed, with the claims that they were contributing to erosion, etc. Of course the claims were BS, as I said, we’ve been hunting on these roads for three decades, and they weren’t new when we started. It’s just been a push to lock out hunters.
At the same time, the leftists in this state merged the old Division of Wildlife with the Parks and Rec department, which had the end result of the tree huggers that populated the Parks department taking over, and making decisions on hunting, including new regs, increases in prices, and significant drops n the number of tag avail, and none of these things based on science..

A Proud Infidel®™

Eat shit and howl at the moon, you fartheaded foreskin fondler! JUST maybe President Trump is forcing the swamp worms out into mainstream America where they will see something other than fellow sniveling bureaucrats who think like you do!

Roh-Dog

Which Amendment to the Constitution ordained the BLM?
The DOI is a function of the Executive Branch, right?
These ‘Senior [f*ckheads]’ are going to miss out on DC BAH, steak dinners, and rubbing elbows with Georgetown professors thereby robbing their retarded, underperforming kids of the privilege of ‘destressing’ Jack the Bulldog before the big game.
Get out of here.

UpNorth

“This is also not the only agency Trump is doing this to. He is targeting several agencies so his donors can pilfer more easily”. The commie shows up and throws more feces at the wall, seeing what might stick.

Poetrooper

Good grief Lars–you are such a total twit, trying to attribute some sinister right-wing motive to this bit of good news about decentralizing federal bureaucracies. For your information, I ran across the article on another site and thought it might interest TAH readers, even the dipwads like you, so I sent the link to AW/1 Ed, who made the decision to post it.

“Anyone wondering why Poe suddenly decided to post a story about the BLM move?

Seems odd right? Not exactly a topic he ever covered before or this blog after cafes about before.

Because he is a right wing propagandist and has been since the swift boat era.

He is also not telling the truth.”

What’s odd here, Lars, is you, and you’re odd, pal, through and through…and that, pal, is nothing new, just simply you being you.

I’d really like to dig in your shit a little more thoroughly, you silly twit, but my KKK cold hit cell has a teleconference commencing in 3…2…1…

We may be going over the layouts of your favorite San Fran bathhouses, especially since you’ve now blown my cover.

Or the Kleagle could give me more specific direction on right-wing articles to submit to Ed. The Kleagle’s kinda unfocused that way.

You’d like each other.

docduracoat

I worry that bringing swamp creatures to the rest of the country will adversely affect local politics.

These people are all union democrats and are anti gun.
They will now be able to vote in local elections and will vote for the local school board, mayor and sheriff.
I am certain they will vote for gun control and liberal candidates.
In small towns, they will have an outsize inluence