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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Grand Canyon Would be So Much Better with a Roller Coaster

In the environmentalist's opinion, nature is supposed to be enjoyed. By looking at pictures of it in a book. Hundreds of miles away from it. Preferably while you're sipping an expensive latte and complaining about how Republicans are ruining the world. In their view, people should not enjoy nature by actually going there and becoming one with it, like looking at it, walking through it, driving your snowmobile through it, etc. So I for one can't wait until there's a Starbucks and a Wal-Mart right in the middle of the Grand Canyon. Hopefully in place of that creepy ghost town that the Brady's went to in Episodes 50, 51, and 52. You know, those episodes of The Brady Bunch where you wished they would all die. OK, that was all of them. But still, it would have been sweet in that instance. Trapped in a jail cell, with nobody around for miles. Slowly starving to death. Urinating on themselves. Forced to cannibalism. Can't you just hear Jan's irritating voice, "why can't we eat Marcia. It's not fair that no one wants to eat Marcia." Fucking bitch. You deserve to be raped and beat to death by Zaccariah Brown, the grizzled prospector who suspected the Brady's came to jump his new gold claim. I would have given him a Nobel Peace Prize for breaking Jan in two. Anyway, this is what got my panties in a bunch today:
Visitors who have marveled at the Grand Canyon's vistas will now have a dizzying new option: a glass-bottom observation deck allowing them to gaze into the chasm beneath their feet.

The Skywalk, which will be unveiled Tuesday, is being touted as an engineering marvel. The glass-and-steel horseshoe extends 70 feet beyond the canyon's edge with no visible supports above or below.

Visitors will be able to see 4,000 feet straight down to the canyon floor, a vantage point more than twice as high as the world's tallest buildings.
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The Skywalk has sparked debate on and off the reservation. Many Hualapai (pronounced WALL-uh-pie) worry about disturbing nearby burial sites, and environmentalists have accused the tribe of transforming the majestic canyon into a tourist trap.

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