Sunday, July 25, 2021

An Insult': GOP Senator Apoplectic Over Tree-Spiking Biden Nomination

A Tree Spiking Incident From The 1980s Is Looming Over Biden’s BLM Nominee

. . . "But the decades-old incident is pretty muddy. The two men who were convicted of tree spiking told E&E News that Stone-Manning wasn't involved, but offered differing accounts for when she learned about it. Republicans note that a federal employee who investigated the case alleged that she was actually a target of the investigation. They have asked Biden to withdraw Stone-Manning’s nomination. And they point out that former Obama BLM Director Bob Abbey agrees with them. Stone-Manning supporters note Obama's other BLM Director, Neil Kornze, and former Clinton BLM head Jim Baca both continue to support her nod." . . .  


  "So a rational Republican Senator has to explain what tree spikes do, based on EXPERIENCE, not philosophy... Dems pay attention.

 Tree-spiking an eco-terrorist tactic  1990:    . . . "It was May 1987, and Alexander was 23. His job was to split logs. He was nearly three feet away when the log hit his saw and the saw exploded. One half of the blade stuck in the log. The other half hit Alexander in the head, tearing through his safety helmet and face shield. His face was slashed from eye to chin. His teeth were smashed and his jaw was cut in half." . . .