The Badlands

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badlands, area of severe erosion, usually found in semiarid climates and characterized by countless gullies, steep ridges, and sparse vegetation. Badland topography is formed on poorly cemented sediments that have few deep-rooted plants because short, heavy showers sweep away surface soil and small plants. Depressions gradually deepen into gullies.

Badlands Topography, South Dakota

We have been brought to the badlands of the landscape of our Constitutional Republic…we have navigated many roads, mountains, valleys; forded many rivers and treacherous streams, and crossed a thousand oceans. We have experienced many landscapes in our 5,000 year leap made possible by the drafting of the Constitution for the United States, each of them carved by our own work, deliberation, blood, tears, hopes, and fears.

But now we stand on the edge, if not deep within, the slippery landscape of dramatic change, with shifting sands beneath, nothing  rooted beneath our feet; the ‘bedrock’ is made of clay, hardened by heat and pressure but unable to support the pillars above.  Torrential rain wipes away any gain at stability; a shortcut results in  cavernous disaster.

The term ‘badlands was first applied to the arid, dissected plateau region of SW South Dakota by Native Americans and fur trappers who found the area difficult to cross.  Gullies have cut as deep as 500 ft (152 m) below the plateau’s surface, and differences in rock type have created colorful and spectacular formations. The Big Badlands are famous for fossils of prehistoric animals.

Fossils graveyards of prehistoric animals, like ideas that did not survive, exposed in the canyon walls as we look for a way out.  It would be best to avoid this area as it is most difficult to navigate and fraught with danger.

Distribution of mountain lions in ND badlands

“A Recipe for Massive Erosion”

Geologists call this kind of area vulnerable to massive erosion because of the combination of factors leading to the exposure of everything underlying the ‘stable’ surface.  I call this a perfect metaphor for our Republic’s landscape right now, as we venture across the treacherous terrain of promised change… that it will be somehow better on the other side.  We know that it will not, and has not ever, been.

What  exposes the bad lands the most?  Water and wind.  Both fierce.  As opposed to trying to navigate these lands, it may be more useful to (wo)man the fire hoses and wind funnels and focus on the weak spots.

The continued erosion of Obama’s ‘approval’ ratings, and the steady negatives he shows, demonstrate the exposure of his lack of leadership, empathy, and understanding of issues affecting Americans.  Because he owns the spineless press, his numbers are probably worse.  Why are they low?  Exposure that his promises are as empty as he is; exposure of his agenda as a dinosaur in the cliff wall, dead; the crumbling of the beauty that is America, right before our eyes.

Oily Obama Exposed

As we know, Obama is using the gulf disaster for political gain, and that is being exposed by his lack of action or empathy.  He does not get it.  On a BTR show tonight I heard mention of evacuation and martial law due to the disaster.  Obama actually said he was going to ‘kick ass’ in the gulf…well, that usually means our asses.

Yet another convenient disaster to take our attention away from his illegitimate occupation of the White House.  And one which has us at the badlands–he will hold out until we beg him for help, and then he will use that ‘help’ to enslave us.

We must continue to monitor his activities and the actions of the military.  What are the agencies doing?  How can we assist Gulf coast residents both in spreading the word as well as on-the-ground work.  Logistics Monster rightly proposes that this is a massive extinction event, and the fish/marine life are not the only targets.

Massive oil spill as seen from  passenger airline  (h/t Dan Gonzales)

27 Responses to “The Badlands”

  1. 1 no-nonsense-nancy June 8, 2010 at 7:19 am

    Dr. Kate, what an astounding analogy to the situation in our country and the world. You are brilliant. that’s why so many of us are glued to your blog and your inspiration.

    It is all so scary. If we allow this man to occupy our Oval Office very much longer we will be lost. When is it that we are all going to DC? and not with Glenn Beck who doesn’t see this right or isn’t reporting it right.

  2. 2 heather June 8, 2010 at 9:15 am

    He has already “enslaved” all of us in one way or another, and I for one and sick of him and his bag of tricks. It seems that his pals, the Bilderbergers don’t think he is moving as fast as he should be to totally cripple us.

    Since “he” was the chosen one by the NWO by election fraud, they say he is not doing what they have put him in office to do and that his democrats are stalling for single payer medical, cap&trade, vat tax, and whatever other evil enslavements they want for the American people. This is putting a stall on their North American Union and Asian Pacific Union. Since they already enslaved the Europeans with the EU, its beyond time to enslave the rest of us.

    In order for America to Rise again and against these evil so called elitists, we must take them down once and for all. We will never be free until they are destroyed!

  3. 3 Al June 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Hi Dr Kate,

    What an apt and timely analogy for matters related to our beloved nation at this time in our history. Thanks for sharing anoter interesting and informative post. Back next week to lurk and catch up. Have a great week.

  4. 4 tdr June 8, 2010 at 11:43 am

    i read this article which is pro-hillary but liberal and i keep asking myself when will liberals ask the real question, does bo have any interest in this country whatsoever? i really hate to raise the question as others probably do because what are the implications? it means that regardless of what happens there will be no response. yet one is forced to look at the actions of this administration and make your own decisions.

    “What could Obama have done? For starters: tell the truth. Obama’s team continues to downplay the disaster caused by Obama inaction. Obama could have immediately alerted the nation and ordered an armada of ships outfitted to skim the oil off the Gulf waters. But the truth, told to the American people at the time the blowout occurred, should have been the first step……

    If you’re kind, you might think only that the administration was, well, just not very quick on the uptake here and that it needed some newspaper reporters previously unschooled in deep water blowouts to figure out what was going on ….

    But the pattern suggests that the administration, from the White House and various Cabinet secretaries right down to the NOAA administrator, whose task it was to figure out how much oil was leaking and yet remained stubbornly uninterested in finding out until a university professor from Indiana testified before Congress, was deliberate in its efforts to downplay the size.”

  5. 6 drkate June 8, 2010 at 11:56 am


    • 8 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

      No. Not true. Remember he means the opposite to what he says? He had someone leak that to distract from his true goal of “kill whitey”.

  6. 10 drkate June 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Defeat Harry Reid

  7. 13 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Yes, he said, “I know who’s asses to kick” That’s the white patriots.
    We have known from the beginning of the primaries that he is racist and anti-white. This is an attack on white people. He wants the brownie invasion so bad he and his wife of convenience can taste it. So he wants to get rid of the majority by getting rid of whites in Gov. first with the exception of Gays.

    The lady who had all her crops ruined by corexit is also going to get nerve damage and violently sick. She and her family need to vacate the property while they can as her ground water is polluted too as well as the air. SOBama gave at least 50k each to every black farmer out of the stimulous money. Gave them the money. This is outright discrimination. He’s not the president of the united states. He is the UOTUS of the minorities…namely brown people. Favoring a group over another is disgusting and illegal.

    Bilderberger participants Includes John Kerry under the Heinz Corporation..even though it doesn’t say, you can bet on it.

  8. 14 kiltie June 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Netanyahu must have the complete dossier on Obummer. I think he’s holding on to it all to blackmail Obummer into backing Israel when really needed. It would be REALLY in his best interest to leak all the documentation worldwide and bring Obummer down and soon. Neither Israel, or us, can wait until 2012.

  9. 15 Rich T June 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Looks like the white House is trying to sell US more “socialism can save you” BS. This timeit’s a remake of Red dawn w/ the Chi-Coms coming to save the day. Jump over to Michelle Malkin to see som interesting propaganda that is on the streets now, but has different window dressing.

    A remake of the 1984 movie “Red Dawn” is scheduled to hit theaters in November.

    The plot of the remake revolves around a Chi-Com invasion of the United States, and much of it is being shot here in Michigan.

    In the film, invaders put up propaganda posters to tell Americans that hey, we’re on your side.

  10. 16 susan h June 8, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    NY City Council approves plan 29-1 to build a $100,000,000 mosque at Ground Zero. Who bill pay the bill for this?

    The word “obscene” doesn’t even begin to cover it. There needs to be a new word invented to explain the depravity of this act.

  11. 17 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Maybe Bill Ayers and his Dorn good gal will be in the mood for blowing up a building? Anything will do.

  12. 18 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Truck on over to gateway pundit and check this out. Are we surprised? NO!

    BREAKING: MILES OF OIL CONTAINMENT BOOM in Warehouse- Just Sitting- Waiting For BP or US to Collect (Video!)
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, 4:25 PM

  13. 19 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Tim Adams, who was the Chief Elections Clerk in Honolulu during the 2008 Presidential Election, says that Obama was NOT born in Hawaii. Listen to the attached 7-minute audio clip. This was excerpted from the June 5th episode of the Political Cesspool radio show, Part 3

    Please send viral


  14. 20 Quantum Leap June 8, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Try again

    • 21 tdr June 8, 2010 at 7:42 pm

      This is incredible. Does anyone know how to download a youtube video in case it disappears? Dr. Kate, could you get this man on your show? Maybe with Mario also? Can’t a statement be taken from this man and used as evidence?

  15. 24 Papoose June 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    From Logistic Monster

    sickening. obnoxious. unAmerican.


    This is what LT. Col. Terry Lakin is talking about. omigod.

  16. 25 heather June 8, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Micheal Savage on Alex Jones talking about the Bilderbergers wide open. I can’t understand why these talk show hosts have finally decided to open up and discuss what WE THE PEOPLE have been talking about for the past few years now.

    We are really in trouble with these criminals and their want for a NWO — and I say not just NO but HELL NO! I won’t be part of this and have anymore of my money stolen from me.

    Apparently these criminals are bringing the wrath to America that they have imposed on europe all these years. Prison planet has the article written by one.

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