Resolutions we’d like to see
who study such matters as these say that most of us will never fulfill the
most fervent resolution.
why statistics rank with economics as a dismal science. Still, we can
case some influential folks out there have trouble coming up with a
resolution for 2002, here are a few suggestions...
Valley, Bellevue, Hailey, and Blaine County: (Same as last year) To
follow Ketchum in adopting a Dark Skies Ordinance to protect the
incredible view of the Milky Way in the crystalline altitude of the Wood
(Same as last year) To hire some help to allow them to manage the big
picture and to leave the micromanaging to others.
States: Never give up the fight against terrorism.
Bin Laden and his followers: Give peace a chance.
Transportation Department: To completely design new stretches of
highway before they’re constructed¾ instead of designing on the fly.
And, to let the public see all in advance.
75 Commuters: To desist from passing on the right at the Elkhorn light
and detouring through the St. Luke’s access road to gain a few car
lengths by triggering the next light.
Sun Valley: Restore fun and laughter to Sun Valley by letting rock and
roll live and approving a new Community School campus, instead of banning
music or kids.
Football League: To let the refs make the calls without nitpicking TV
Olympic Committee: Vow that the next time the Olympic torch is within
100 miles of a place like Sun Valley, which has produced some great
Olympic athletes, the torch will be carried through it instead of around
Dirk Kempthorne: To dismiss the bodyguards, come out of hiding in the
bunker that used to be the state capitol¾ and lead.
Authority President Yasser Arafat: Call off the suicide bombers, stop
the terrorism, give peace a chance and make a deal with Israel.
of Ketchum and Sun Valley tourism marketing: Call off the legal dogs
and figure out where the paychecks come from.
execs: Give back the millions they made selling company stock just
before the company¾ and its employee retirement accounts¾ tanked.
Stock Exchange: Impose new rules that would prevent the Enron outrage.
Red Cross: Repeat daily, "The money belongs to the victims."
new mayor and council members: Give peace a chance.
Congress: To charge the same user fees for Washington, D.C. monuments
that are charged to visitors to public lands in the West.
Legislature: To quit starving Idaho schools and shortchanging its kids
while pleading poverty and protecting corporate tax cuts.
Congressional Delegation: Stop the Nuclear Regulatory Commission from
allowing private company Envirosafe to import high-level nuclear waste
into Idaho while the state is working to evict high-level waste from the
publicly owned Idaho Environmental and Engineering Lab.
Legislature: To allow Blaine County citizens to tax themselves to fund
public commuter buses.
George Bush: Quit pushing private investment accounts that will line
Wall Street pockets, deplete Social Security, and deprive ordinary
citizens of a secure retirement. And, to keep his oil-drilling mitts off
the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
County and valley cities: Hire an enforcement officer to put some
teeth in local zoning ordinances.
Land Board: Stop turning a deaf ear to local concerns developing state
land as a gravel pit while criticizing the federal government for the same
behavior toward Idaho.
House of Representatives: Be brave and refuse to turn tail and desert
the capitol if it’s attacked again.
Rep. Wendy Jaquet: Kick open the closed doors on public business that
were slammed shut by the mediation law she shepherded through the
Legislature: Approve a new Idaho license plate depicting dairy and hog
farms. Motto: Come for the smell of it.
Beware of corporate chiefs praising energy deregulation.
of us: Get off the couch, work off December’s goodies, get in shape
or quit complaining about the high cost of health care.