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Feb 29 2012

Another Showdown in Tombstone

We’ll soon know if Tombstone, Arizona — site of the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral — really is the “Town Too Tough to Die,” because the federal government is attempting to snuff it out of existence:

[T]he U.S. Forest Service is refusing to allow Tombstone to repair its mountain spring water lines after forest fires, floods and torrential mudslides destroyed them in the Monument Fire of 2011. Not content with allowing forest fires to burn down some of the most beautiful land in Arizona, the Forest Service is willing to risk the lives and properties of Tombstone residents and tourists due to the loss of adequate fire suppression capabilities and safe drinking water.

Between May and July 2011, the Monument Fire engulfed a large part of the eastern portion of the Huachuca Mountains. Record-breaking monsoon rains followed. With no vegetation to absorb the runoff, huge mudslides forced boulders to tumble down the mountain sides, crushing Tombstone’s mountain spring waterlines, destroying reservoirs and shutting off Tombstone’s main source of water. In some areas, Tombstone’s pipeline is under 12 feet of mud, rocks and other debris; while in other places, it is hanging in mid-air due to the ground being washed out from under it. In response, federal bureaucrats are refusing to allow Tombstone to unearth its springs and restore its waterlines unless they jump through a lengthy permitting process that will require the city to use horses and hand tools to remove boulders the size of Volkswagens.

Tombstone is located in the Sonoran Desert. Cutting off its water is like cutting off a diver’s air hose.

This same federal government has aggressively prevented Arizona from taking measures to prevent itself from being overrun by illegal aliens — who caused the problem by starting the Monument Fire.

Why would bureauthugs in faraway Washington deliberately kill an iconic American town? Because Tombstone is devoted to keeping history alive. It represents the rugged individualist spirit of the Old West — a spirit our liberal rulers are determined to eradicate.

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On a tip from Varla.

10 Responses to “Another Showdown in Tombstone”

  1. James McEnanly says:

    If I didn’t know better, I’d say that President Obama had a personal vendetta against the state of Arizona.And, with not building the Keystone pipeline and not drilling in ANWR, he is also being hard on the people of Alaska

  2. Sarge says:

    Where’s Wild Bill when you need him?

  3. czuch says:

    Not wild Bill. Wyatt Earp. Still need him.
    I live 80 miles from Tombstone and am a member of the American Legion there. I dont think bammie has many supporters there.

  4. Dr. 9 says:

    He doesn’t need any supporters there. He has the MSM which helps create the illusion that he has.

    Rational and logical Americans are starting to realize that there’s only one way left to regain our freedom from this Marxist govt, and it won’t happen peacefully. And don’t think voting will help, as there’s no real difference between the two parties. Voting is simply a way to show the elected lying crooks that the people are still weak, gullible, sheep.

  5. IslandLifer says:

    Smells like Agenda 21. Last time I visited I noticed the entire desert by the Superstititions was fenced off except for a small number of access roads.

  6. Bill T says:

    One piece of realestate at a time in being given up!

    Fighting drugs and border violence at Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: What about the ranger’s M14 rifle, Yogi?


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  8. Bob Smith says:

    This may be continuing retaliation for Arizona’s stance on border control.

  9. AZsak says:

    Funny — I live and own a business in T’stone and have had no interruption in water supply. If the “main water source” is crushed and destroyed, why do I still have water?

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