imagesWell this is a first in a while a Saturday post but I couldn’t help myself. There was an article about some developers wanting to build mall and luxury hotel at the Gran Canyon. Now Jeff was fortunate to have gone the canyon back in the sixties before they started turning it into a tourist trap. What they are now planning will is to turn it into an elitist playground for the rich. That means if you want to take your kids you’ll have to max out your credit cards and cut back on Christmas presents. The canyon is a beautiful spot and just as other National parks are being turned into tourist traps Mother Nature gets the short end of the stick. I don’t think Teddy Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover, or FDR had luxury resorts in mind when they pushed for National Parks and a National Park Service. The strange thing is the Navajo people seem to support the mall of course the majority of them will get screwed just like they do with the Casinos. It seems in the world today much more than in the past if you’re not rich your vacation will consist of a six pack of cheap beer and cold chips watching a ball game on TV because you can’t afford the two hundred or so dollars it casts to go see it. You won’t be able to go to the shore because of all the Mansions built near the beach and signs saying private property stay out. It’s as shame when some ass hole sees something beautiful in nature they decide right away to build something to make money. This is A thoroughly pissed off Flounder who has had his Saturday ruined by that article saying CIAO from Medellin, Colombia.