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A tale of two activists

Tim DeChristopher, the man who stood up to the cronyism that epitomized the Bush years, has been indicted by Utah’s U.S. Attorney:

Tim DeChristopher — the monkey-wrenching University of Utah student who caused an environmental sensation by disrupting a high-profile oil and gas lease auction — pinned his hopes on President Barack Obama to get him out of trouble.

But shortly after a federal grand jury handed up a two-count felony indictment Wednesday against the 27-year-old economics major, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar crushed any notion of help from Washington.

The Bureau of Land Management, Salazar warned, “will not tolerate future conduct which undermines the integrity of the bid process.”

Well, at least we aren’t the only ones.

Meanwhile, some nutjob who gets off by creeping out the families of scientists will now get a $500 check from the government. Making a principled stand for transparency and sustainability in public policy is a bad thing, but trying to get beat up by the cops because you don’t understand biology is the basis of American government.

UPDATE: Thanks to Obama, we’ll now also have JesusGoblins bugging the hardworking researchers of Upper Campus as well. The Jesus Goblin is basically identical to the VeganZombie, but is working on a fluff degree that doesn’t involve “identity.”

Filed under: Utah Politics,

Eco-terrorist still at large

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America’s own Osama bin Laden, Tim DeChristopher of Salt Lake, whose “monkey-wrenching” prevented our great nation from harnessing its vast energy resources, is happy with Obama’s latest edict, which, in effect, nullifies ten thousand years of American history.

“That’s excellent. That’s wonderful,” DeChristopher said Wednesday of Salazar’s move. “That’s the kind of strong stance we need our leaders to be taking.”

Well, your “strong stance” is actually an act of terrorism, and the ecofascists who now occupy our great nation are actively promoting this kind of behavior, so I don’t see any courage in it. But DeChristopher may yet be brought to justice:

It remained unknown Wednesday how the lease cancellations might affect DeChristopher’s potential prosecution on federal charges that could result from his auction actions, which he called an act of civil disobedience. Salazar would not comment on DeChristopher, deferring to U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman in Salt Lake City.

[Salt Lake Tribune]

Filed under: L'Ecologie,