Here's a boffo Pat Bagley political cartoon which appeared in this morning's Salt Lake Tribune, people:
Here's the lede, Utahns, via the inimitable Salt Lake Tribune:
As Outdoor Retailer show organizers open the search for a host city, one major player in the industry says it will boycott the convention as long as it takes place in Utah.Here's the full Erin Alberty story, folks:
Patagonia announced Tuesday it is withdrawing from Outdoor Retailer in response to a resolution passed last week by the state legislature and signed by the governor, urging President Donald Trump to rescind the newly-designated Bears Ears National Monument.
Take your choices, people, as other "clean" recreation-oriented industries will no doubt follow Patagonia's early lead. Would you prefer for Utah to be the Outdoor Recreation Capitol of the USA, or, alternatively, would you prefer to live in a state where the air smells and feels like your nose has been taped to a diesel smoker exhaust pipe?
Check your political loyalties WCF Readers, inasmuch as voting Republican in this messed up state can actually kill you and your family.
Our take? Why not stick with clean outdoor recreation as Utah's top industry? Why cater to the "dying" fossil fuel industry?
Comments anyone? Don't let the cat get yer tongues.
Update 2/9/2017 6:00 p.m.: The chips continue to fall, people:
Update 2/12./17 12:12 am.: It seems that even more outdoor recreation companies are bailing out, according to today's SLTrib story: