Highly Enriched Stupid
A thousand monkeys, stabbing at keys since the invention of the typewriter, could never come up with a sentence as tongue-floppingly dumb as this one found in comments here:
As for the public input, that was already taken care of in 1849, if you weren't there, then shut your yap!
The topic is in regard to a public land-swap scheme that would transfer 86,000 acres of state land inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) to federal land, in exchange for federal lands in the Superior National Forest. The bait is to get federal funding for schools, but a little-discussed provision in the House bill specifically prohibits this additional funding (i.e. you don't get the reach-around, northern Minnesota). So what is the switch?
The hugely controversial Polymet open pit sulfide mine right outside the BWCA, of course, which is languishing due to adverse federal reviews and other federal oversight. Removing the mine from impacting US Forest Service federal lands by transferring them to state ownership would remove much of the federal regulation and oversight requirements for open pit mining, and with the region desperate for jobs, local pols are more "persuadable". Actually, for the most part, Dems and Republicans alike are falling all over themselves hoping to make this trainwreck (spearheaded by a shadowy, matryoshka doll-styled Canadian penny stock entity based in Vancouver, BC) a reality. Although not all Dems are on the bandwagon....