Myths and Misses All Around the Wild Horse and Burro Arena

Published July 30, 2010 LARKSPUR, Ca. – The public relations machine at the Bureau of Land Management  (“BLM”) of the United States Department of Interior (“DOI”) favors certain words, including “myth”, “activists,” “management,” “appropriate,” “reality” and “multiple use.”  They pop up over and over again in the BLM’s public statements about the Wild Horse and … Continue reading

BLM “Do-Sa-Dos” with Facts, Public, Advocates and Animals

The Bureau of Land Management employs approximately 12,000 people (10,000 permanently and 2,000 temporarily, according to Wikipedis’s “Bureau of Land Management” article), and it sometimes seems as if the only ones we in “the public” ever hear from are the ubiquitous “spokesmen” and “spokeswomen” whose titles include the words “marketing,” “public affairs” or “communications” and … Continue reading

Free the Horse, Free the Human

Pegasus, the great winged horse, sired by the sea-god Poseidon and foaled by Medusa (whose name means “guardian, protectress” and not “snake-headed lady”) was also descended from Gaia (“Mother Earth”) and Chaos–the god of darkness (pantheism), matter created by God (monotheism) or primordial matter, the beginning of time (scientism).  At any rate, it is said of Poseidon … Continue reading

More on the Women of Interior, the Department that Time Forgot

If I were one of the gals in the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”), I might be a little annoyed.  It seems that when the big jobs are handed around, the boys get the nod (Gale Norton being the token exception).  But when the sh-t hits the fan, the “spokeswomen” get to take the … Continue reading