Trashed *Open Thread*


Oh, no – not me – at least not in the traditional sense. I gave up drinking over 30 years ago. Now, my body might be a little trashed between the joint stuff and the Shingles with which I am currently dealing, but I don’t mean that, either.

No, I am talking about how the so-called “Environmentalists” left their protest site against the oil pipeline in North Dakota. It is not overstating the case to say they left a MOUNTAIN of trash at their protest camp site. From Washington Free Beacon:


State and tribal sanitation crews are rushing to remove piles of waste and debris left over from the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline before weather warms and the mountains of trash turn toxic.

According to cleaning crews, they’re worried they might even find dead bodies among the piles of refuse that now pollute areas where anti-pipeline protesters camped out for months.

“It’s estimated it will take 250 trucks filled with litter to clear the camp,” according to a local NBC affiliate. Once the spring thaw comes, the area could be at risk of major environmental damage. “In a month, all this trash could become toxic.” […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Possible dead bodies?? Are you kidding me with that?? For real? It is bad enough that these people literally trashed the very earth they claimed to care about, but if indeed there are dead bodies in there, the callousness toward the deceased is appalling.

And to give you an idea of just what this Protest site looked like, check out this Twitter link with a video of the cleanup from Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall (sorry, this isn’t available on Youtube):

It is just incredible to see what these people left behind. I am glad that churches will be able to make use of some of the tents and leftover food, but really – it sure doesn’t help the cause any for people who claim to be environmentalists to trash an area SO badly.

Here are a couple of photos from The American Mirror:


Yep – that is how so-called “environmentalists” leave places. For more photos, you can click HERE.

I should add, I am a tree-hugger from way back. I know the difference between what a real environmentalist is, and these people defy the very definition of what an environmentalist is. They sure as hell were not acting as “stewards of the land” in their claims to be standing up for the land.

But hey – they aren’t the only protesters who trash where they have been. Did you see what the Marching Ladies did to Mother Earth? Yeah – they trashed her, too:


Yep – that is how these women (and men) left the joint after they were done with it. Telling, that, and none of it good.

I gotta say, it doesn’t do a whole lot for their mission – especially the so-called Environmentalists – when they leave areas much, much worse off than the way they found them.

And the attitude that allows someone to act like this just eludes me. They seem to think they can trash places all they want and the “Maid” – that would be us, the American Taxpayers – will clean up after them. Evidenty they can’t be bothered to act like responsible, thoughtful people themselves.

Honestly, I still cant get over that there might be dead people in the rubbish in North Dakota. What the hell are we coming to here? Wow…

I think Reba McEntire might be onto something with her latest hit:

Heaven knows, we could use some prayer and we could sure do a whole worse than giving it back to God.

Heck, we ARE doing worse. Dead bodies in rubbish in the United States is something I never thought I would see. Time for a change, seems to me, and yes, we are “still worth saving…” Thank heavens for that…

That’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.


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29 Responses to “Trashed *Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Excellent post Amy! This is an important topic that really doesn’t get discussed in any depth. But then what does? We’ve become a 140 character talking point society IMO.

    Millions of people get online every day and comment their little brains out. And I do mean little brains and I do mean out. Most have little knowledge of what they are talking about. Most are “Headline” readers at best. And simply total nitwits at worst.

    I was raised in a Catholic/Protestant household. Add to that it was a Democrat/Republican household. Do you think there weren’t arguments? Too many to mention. But you had better have your facts straight and you better keep it civil of you were shut down and told to shut up.

    I know today we aren’t allowed to tell dumbasses to shut up. Because they have a right to speak. That’s unfortunate. Because I was taught that I had a right to speak, always. But I was taught to speak right. And with civility, clarity and with my ducks all in a row.

    If not the argument was lost and I Iooked like a fool – something that doesn’t seem to bother many people these days.

    The images below are a perfect example:

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thank you so much, Marge – I appreciate that!

      Those images – oh my dear Lord. Are you KIDDING me with those?? What the hell is WRONG with people?!!

      Sounds like you grew up in a good, strong, intellectually rigorous home. Having one’s facts straight and being able to articulate them is critical in discussions/arguments, but it seems to be a lost art these days. That said, how wonderful that that is exactly what you saw modeled in your own home – do your research and know abt what you are saying before you open your mouth.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    I always thought of myself as caring for the environment. I use fabric shopping bags most of the time.

    I compost and have all my life. I shred most paper trash and use that as compost and the rest I bag and take to the recycling center along with all the plastic and aluminum.

    We plan trips so that we can get several things done at one time so as not to waste gas or time. It’s all we’ve ever known.

    We have a small yard so we grown tomatoes in pots as well as many kinds of herbs which we dry and use all year long.

    I bet that I am far better at conserving and caring for the environment than most so-called environmentalists.

    And my mother taught me to pick up after myself. We always left picnic areas cleaner than they were when we arrived. People that truly care about the environment do that.

    The people in the images in your post aren’t about the environment – they’re about themselves.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I have ZERO doubt that you are much more of an environmentalist than the people protesting the ND pipeline and the damage it could do to the environment. The way these people literally trashed their OWN environment to such a degree speaks VOLUMES abt their mindset. Yeah, they didn’t/don’t have taken care of the Earth ingrained in them the way many of us do who grew up back in the day.

      Being a good steward of the Earth, being mindful of how our behavior impacted the Earth, being courteous and thoughtful of others by policing one’s area, all of these things we were taught, both as Christians, and as responsible people. To see the way so many of these folks absolutely destroy property and land that is not theirs (like the Occupy people did not long ago) is infuriating.

      And that is especially true since so many of them CLAIM to care abt the Environment. Talk is cheap, that’s for sure, and cheapskates are what those people are…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Most of them “talk the talk”, usually at the top of their voices, but they do not “walk the walk”.

        Talk’s cheap and so are the values that left the messes in the images in your post. You don’t trash what you value. It’s just that simple IMO.

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions Bids Farewell To The Senate, Offers Classy Rebuke Of Warren’s Remarks

    he noted that our nation has room for Republicans and Democrats and said that we need latitude in our relationships.

    “Let’s agree on what we can agree on,” he said.

    Sessions discussed a nice moment during his career when he worked with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) on bill to reduce prison rape. He mentioned how Kennedy told him that he wanted to work on this legislation with him. Sessions said they were able to pass the bill together, despite some reservations from others, including political friends—and that it was a moment of reconciliation between the two men. In a way, it was a classy rebuke to Warren without denigrating her character.

    As he closed his remarks, he said, “Reconciliation is important. We ought to do that in this body. We ought to try to fight for our values, and not give an inch–you don’t have to back down if you believe you’re right and you shouldn’t back down, but there are ways that we can get along personally. And I would say that would be my prayer for this body.”

    Hey Fauxcahontus, that’s called decency and class – you’re a rich woman, go see if you can buy yourself some.

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    • cindyindie Says:

      You find the best cartoons, Marge!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Thanks Cindy. I go on a cartoon “hunt” every morning and have folders full of them. Too many because it takes me forever to find just the right one sometimes. But I love them all.

        They say the things I would stumble around for 1000 words to say and they say it better with a cartoon like the one above.

        The one above is an A.F. Branco cartoon. He’s the cartoonist for Legal Insurrection and I think he’s brilliant.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        She really does, doesn’t she, Cuz? Marge can ferret out these awesome cartoons like no one’s business!

  5. helenk3 Says:

    way off topic

    Friday night a comet – an eclipse – and a full moon

    it should be awesome to see this

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      A three-fer! Great. Thanks for the heads up Helen.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Helen, I thought of you this morning when I read abt this in the paper. I was going to try and find the link to send to you. So glad you saw it! 🙂

      And thanks for sharing it here!

  6. helenk3 Says:

    when ever they “protest” they leave trash. they must have been raised like pigs. think about it every march, every protest cost the taxpayer millions to clean up after them.
    but they care about the environment , yeah sure they do

  7. cindyindie Says:

    Cuz—GREAT post—I had no idea about this! How pathetic…and of course, hypocritical!
    Our daughter a few weeks ago said that she had always been on the side of the native locals there…but then read that the pipeline people had held several town hall type meetings, allowing locals to come voice their concerns, and no one ever showed up!

    Feel better soon.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It’s amazing how different we think about issues when we know all the facts. I am in perfect sympathy with Native Americans wanting to protect their tribal lands – covering that land with tons of trash – not so much.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much, Cuz’n Cindy! I appreciate that. And yeah – i have to say, these Shingles are no joke (my second time having them). It doesn’t help that I haven’t been able to sleep much since I got them. I am amazed I even wrote semi-coherent sentences in this post. AHAHAHA…

      And WOW abt what your daughter discovered. Isn’t that just so telling?

      Marge, you said it abt standing with Native Americans – except when they trash the joint…

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Everything The Women’s March Movement Wants You To Believe About It Is A Lie

    One Saturday in January, some five million feminists gathered across the globe, a sea of pink that roared from L.A. to Copenhagen. They threw their fists in the air and chanted, “No Hate! No Fear!” The March’s siren song, “The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation,” was a palatable aphorism that spoke of no real agenda. That was not by accident. The Women’s March was not a march for every woman.

    As the pictures and footage surfaced, it became clear that the feminism of the Women’s March was a grotesque caricature of its origins. This was not Susan B. Anthony’s party. What were once ERA picket lines, became cries of “Free Palestine.” What was once the 1979 Iranian protest by women against hijabs, became American-flag hijabs on placards hoisted high. It was “pussyhats” and the c-word and abortion on demand and female genitalia on our faces. How egalitarian!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I was just talking abt this with a friend on Monday, that what these women are screaming now is NOT Feminism. I was/am a real Feminist. What these women are is a poor, vulgar caricature.

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    Michael Goodwin: The Democratic Party has lost its mind — and its soul

    Democrats claim to stand for the poor, immigrants and nonwhites. Yet given a chance to actually support someone who is dedicated to improving education for all America’s children, especially those trapped in failing urban schools, the Dems said no, hell no.

    Joined by two Republicans, they stood in the schoolhouse door to block vital change, casting their lot with teachers unions that fear reform the way a vampire fears garlic.

    Throw away all the subtexts and subterfuge, a defense of the rotten status quo is the only explanation for the bid to block DeVos. The teachers unions pulled the strings, and the political puppets danced to their masters’ tune.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Excellent, Marge – thank you for this. The Dems are just turning into a laughingstock, especially since they think they have the upper hand.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Trump is a mess and steps in it constantly. But the crazy Dems come to his rescue by acting nuttier than he does.

        What a bunch of losers!

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