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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7188242
02/18/21 05:26 PM
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My 2 cents. Pales to what Moosetrot wrote but here it is:


Please oppose Rep Deb Haaland of New Mexico for Secretary of the Interior. Rep Haaland is opposed to trapping and supports a trapping ban on public lands. Obviously trapping is an important activity to many Alaskans, rural and otherwise. Most trapping in Alaska occurs on public lands, much of it under the purview of DOI. Alaska will not be well served by Deb Haaland.


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7188583
02/18/21 09:33 PM
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I wrote both Kansas Senators to oppose this. This is a big deal. If trapping gets restricted on federal lands, things could go the way of California.

Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7188663
02/18/21 10:25 PM
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Good thread Drasselt. Thank you for posting this. I am contacting my representatives irregardless of what I think they might do about it. One thing that all politicians do care about is which way the political winds are blowing. If they get enough blowback they tend to re-think their position.

If Deb is appointed we need to make sure that lots of native american delegations impress upon her how important fur is culturally for native Americans. Most of the otter I have caught in the last 10 years have ended up being bought by native Americans for hair ties for pow wow events.


"Can't we all just get along?" ---Rodney King (1991)
Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189227
02/19/21 01:01 PM
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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189528
02/19/21 07:01 PM
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I wrote both of mine. They both responded. VOTE TINA SMITH OUT MINNESOTA!!!


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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189534
02/19/21 07:10 PM
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Curious what their response was? Good luck with that, she just got a 6 year term.


Help yourself.



Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: Moosetrot] #7189650
02/19/21 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Moosetrot
Done. Sent to Johnson and Baldwin

Senator Johnson-I am offering my input into the upcoming nomination of Haaland for Secretary of the Interior. My family and I hunt, fish, and trap primarily in the lands and waters within the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife and Fish Refuge on the western edge of Wisconsin. I have ethically used the resources for over 40 years, and have given back more than I have taken.

In researching Haaland I have found that she has a strong record of statement and activism against trapping in general, but specifically on federal lands. I am extremely concerned that if she is placed in the position of Secretary of the Interior she may enact changes that will be disastrous to the science-based management of the federal lands and waters that I have been a steward of for so many years, as well as those within the United States.

I am requesting that you oppose the choice of Haaland as Secretary of the Interior. Hunting, fishing, and trapping is a way of life for many citizens along the Mississippi as well in many regions across the United States. These science-based decisions have driven the resources, seasons, and regulations within the federal lands and waters for decades, and we cannot afford to upset the balances with social or emotional rationale to prohibit what has been true management of these magnificent resources.

Thank you for your time.


Moosetrot


This was very well done.


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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189657
02/19/21 08:31 PM
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Thanks, Blaine County! I have had plenty of practice dealing with potential federal regulations and the politicians and others that are sometimes the catalyst for them.

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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189703
02/19/21 09:05 PM
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February 19, 2021
Dear

Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of Representative Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior. I appreciate hearing from you on this important nomination.

One of my most important responsibilities as Senator is the constitutional responsibility to offer "advice and consent" on the president's nominations for top positions in executive branch agencies and the judiciary. I take this responsibility very seriously. If confirmed, these nominees will play an integral role in running our government. So it is vital that the Senate carefully assess whether those nominees are qualified and fit for their positions. I thoroughly assess the background, experience, and philosophy of a nominee prior to deciding how to cast my vote. Each nominee is unique and I base my decision on their individual qualifications and fitness.

President Biden nominated Representative Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.  In that position, she would be responsible for overseeing public lands, natural resources, and the federal government's relationship with and responsibilities toward sovereign Tribal nations.  I have thoroughly assessed Representative Haaland's qualifications and met with her to discuss her plans for the Department of the Interior.  I am confident that she would be an excellent secretary and I will support her nomination in the Senate.  Representative Haaland is a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico, and, if confirmed, she would be the first Native American cabinet secretary.  This is an exciting, historic prospect that we should all support, and as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I am confident that Representative Haaland will uphold Tribal sovereignty and work closely with Tribes to address pressing challenges.

As Secretary of the Interior, Representative Haaland would oversee the 500 million acres of public land under the protection of the Department of the Interior (DOI). This includes our national parks, forests, and monuments, and will impact our nation's water, wildlife, and energy resources. The DOI's mission is essential to our health, livelihood, and economy, in addition to the invaluable recreation opportunities that so many Americans treasure. I trust that Representative Haaland will be a responsible steward of our lands and protect them for future generations.

I look forward to supporting Representative Haaland's nomination and confirming her as Secretary of the Interior when her nomination comes to the Senate floor as soon as possible.  Thank you again for contacting me, and please don't hesitate to do so again in the future.

Sincerely,



Tina Smith
United States Senator


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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: WyFurHarvesters] #7189712
02/19/21 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WyFurHarvesters
Best defense is to join the National Trappers Association sad how many are not members.

NTA Life member

Thanks Drasselt


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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189732
02/19/21 09:32 PM
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As I said , complete waste of time.

Member FTA


Help yourself.



Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: dustytinner] #7189822
02/19/21 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by dustytinner

February 19, 2021
Dear

Thank you for contacting me regarding the nomination of Representative Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior. I appreciate hearing from you on this important nomination.

One of my most important responsibilities as Senator is the constitutional responsibility to offer "advice and consent" on the president's nominations for top positions in executive branch agencies and the judiciary. I take this responsibility very seriously. If confirmed, these nominees will play an integral role in running our government. So it is vital that the Senate carefully assess whether those nominees are qualified and fit for their positions. I thoroughly assess the background, experience, and philosophy of a nominee prior to deciding how to cast my vote. Each nominee is unique and I base my decision on their individual qualifications and fitness.

President Biden nominated Representative Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior.  In that position, she would be responsible for overseeing public lands, natural resources, and the federal government's relationship with and responsibilities toward sovereign Tribal nations.  I have thoroughly assessed Representative Haaland's qualifications and met with her to discuss her plans for the Department of the Interior.  I am confident that she would be an excellent secretary and I will support her nomination in the Senate.  Representative Haaland is a citizen of the Laguna Pueblo Tribe of New Mexico, and, if confirmed, she would be the first Native American cabinet secretary.  This is an exciting, historic prospect that we should all support, and as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, I am confident that Representative Haaland will uphold Tribal sovereignty and work closely with Tribes to address pressing challenges.

As Secretary of the Interior, Representative Haaland would oversee the 500 million acres of public land under the protection of the Department of the Interior (DOI). This includes our national parks, forests, and monuments, and will impact our nation's water, wildlife, and energy resources. The DOI's mission is essential to our health, livelihood, and economy, in addition to the invaluable recreation opportunities that so many Americans treasure. I trust that Representative Haaland will be a responsible steward of our lands and protect them for future generations.

I look forward to supporting Representative Haaland's nomination and confirming her as Secretary of the Interior when her nomination comes to the Senate floor as soon as possible.  Thank you again for contacting me, and please don't hesitate to do so again in the future.

Sincerely,



Tina Smith
United States Senator



Maybe I missed something, but what does Haaland's race have to do with any of this? confused

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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189915
02/19/21 11:41 PM
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Agree Dirt. Tina Smith: " I have thoroughly assessed Representative Haaland's qualifications" and the only thing she could come up with was she was from the Laguna Pueblo Tribe?
That's very nice but ????


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: Born] #7189916
02/19/21 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Born
As I said , complete waste of time.

Member FTA


That's the spirit!


you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out.
Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189958
02/20/21 12:13 AM
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I was going to get into that in my manifesto but decided to avoid it. The fact that she is Native American has absolutely nothing to do with her background and skills in managing OUR lands and waters. Fine example of proliferating a belief that somehow she will have a greater connection and sense of protection of the land just because she is a Native American. I have the highest respect and regard for Native Americans but in this case the selection must be based on background and skills rather than a preconceived notion.

Moosetrot

Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189963
02/20/21 12:16 AM
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You don't seem to understand drasselt. They do not care about me or you. They only care about themselves. Did you read Tina Smiths response to dustytinner


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Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7189970
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Tina Smith could work for our DNR. Inclusiveness has become their motto. Any Minnesotans read the MN Outdoor news. The latest roundtable was all about how to be more inclusive. Talk about mowed trails in WMA and bathrooms and school outings. Absolutely asinine. Linwood schools all ready have a few hundred acres with mowed and maintained trails, not to mention all of MN's state parks.


Help yourself.



Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: drasselt] #7190129
02/20/21 08:36 AM
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No response yet from my WI Senators.

Re: NTA Alert: Oppose Biden Nominee! [Re: Born] #7190136
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Originally Posted by Born
Tina Smith could work for our DNR. Inclusiveness has become their motto. Any Minnesotans read the MN Outdoor news. The latest roundtable was all about how to be more inclusive. Talk about mowed trails in WMA and bathrooms and school outings. Absolutely asinine. Linwood schools all ready have a few hundred acres with mowed and maintained trails, not to mention all of MN's state parks.


Tina Smith and her party are why the MNDNR is the way it is. If we don't find a way to vote these folks out we are doomed.

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Originally Posted by drasselt
Agree Dirt. Tina Smith: " I have thoroughly assessed Representative Haaland's qualifications" and the only thing she could come up with was she was from the Laguna Pueblo Tribe?
That's very nice but ????


In her world that's all it takes.

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