When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it always seem to go you don't know what you got until it's been shipped overseas dump truck by dump truck.
Rosemont, unlike like the British and French who looted the tombs of the Pharoahs and the monuments of Greece, will sell what they ransack from the Santa Ritas to the highest bidder.
If a terrorist blasted a shock and awe hole of that scale into southern Arizona we'd retaliate with Tomahawk missiles and Seals. Instead we're beggars, grateful for the crumbs tossed our way by an international corporation that only wants to make a buck and split .
Say goodbye to a scenic spot that's "Arizona Highways" beautiful. Say hello to the low road.