National Parks: What Happens, in the Near Future, When Congress Plans to Bail Out a Bankrupt America by Selling the National Parks to the Highest Bidders

National Parks: What Happens, in the Near Future, When Congress Plans to Bail Out a Bankrupt America by Selling the National Parks to the Highest Bidders

Rolf Margenau / Aug 20, 2019

National Parks What Happens in the Near Future When Congress Plans to Bail Out a Bankrupt America by Selling the National Parks to the Highest Bidders In the near future the San Andreas Fault ruptures sending Los Angeles beneath the Pacific Ocean famine grips the Midwest and massive gates keep the Potomac River from flooding the Capitol Congress

  • Title: National Parks: What Happens, in the Near Future, When Congress Plans to Bail Out a Bankrupt America by Selling the National Parks to the Highest Bidders
  • Author: Rolf Margenau
  • ISBN: 9780988231184
  • Page: 130
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the near future, the San Andreas Fault ruptures, sending Los Angeles beneath the Pacific Ocean, famine grips the Midwest and massive gates keep the Potomac River from flooding the Capitol Congress, through gridlock, inactivity, and disastrous economic policies, has brought the nation to the brink of bankruptcy As a way to generate money needed to avoid default, CongreIn the near future, the San Andreas Fault ruptures, sending Los Angeles beneath the Pacific Ocean, famine grips the Midwest and massive gates keep the Potomac River from flooding the Capitol Congress, through gridlock, inactivity, and disastrous economic policies, has brought the nation to the brink of bankruptcy As a way to generate money needed to avoid default, Congress plans to sell the national parks to the highest bidders Three strong women intend to stop them.Disguised as a semi dystopian look at America in a few years, this is a delicious satirical send up of the beltway culture, a paean to our national parks, and an exposition of characters, hilarious, irritating, and very human, who struggle in the Washington web The author extends current political idiocies to their reasonable, logical, and hilarious conclusions Along the way, he offers surprising predictions of how current and proposed inventions will affect our future lives Some of those predictions are happening even sooner than the author expected.Many of the characters that inhabit the pages of National Parks are instantly and indelibly recognizable Noble and base, they mirror our highest aspirations and lowest common denominators The author mixes them all in a froth of comic conflict.The director of the national parks, Agatha Jackson, collaborates with green defense lawyer, Portia Merson, to defeat the assault on the parks Tureen O Porto, a beautiful lobbyist of questionable moral character, joins forces with the parks defenders, not realizing her actions could be fatal Opposing them is, among others, Senator Deborah Hatchett, who has her own less than honorable reasons for pursuing the sale.There are a lobbyist with a secret toe fetish, a computer genius who creates an x rated video avatar game, a Chinese gangster looking for respectability, an industrialist intending to dam the Grand Canyon and sell high priced water to California, corrupt legislators, and, of course, lusty heroines, birth, death, and betrayal In other words, business as usual.

    NPS Homepage U.S National Park Service Find the latest news and events, search for images and videos, and discover facts and figures about the national parks Photos, Videos, Webcams More Explore the national parks through multimedia. List of national parks of the United States rowsEight national parks are designated in both UNESCO programs Twenty eight states have Map of National Parks National Park Trust Olympic National Park The lake and river system support populations of sockeye, chum and Chinook salmon as well as steelhead, bull and Dolly Varden trout The Quinault National Fish Hatchery, downstream from the lake, raises salmon and steelhead which populate the river All deserve protection. Best National Parks in the USA U.S News Travel Best National Parks in the USA America s Top National Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the best national parks in the USA because of its awe inspiring mountains The park is a vast sprawling landmass of protected alpine tundra, forests, lakes, and some of the highest mountain peaks in the country Alaska excluded. Places to Go National Parks Montana s Official There s to Montana s National Parks than Glacier and Yellowstone In fact, Montana has a total of nine National Park Service areas Explore everything from historic battlefields to natural wonders across all corners of Big Sky Country. Top Most Visited National Parks National Geographic Apr , Rounding out the top ten most popular parks is Glacier National Park, which covers over a million acres in Montana and attracted . million people in The park s Going to the Sun Road is considered by many to be one of the world s most spectacular drives.

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      • Rolf Margenau

        Bestselling author Rolf Margenau has written four novels and published two photography books The novels feature a main character named Wylie Cypher, first seen as a twenty year old college dropout who comes of age during the Korean War At forty, Wylie is a successful but burned out lawyer with a failing marriage He tries to find lost youth on a trek with his daughter through the high Andes Instead, he finds mayhem, murder, a devastating civil war in Peru, and loses a toe.Retired, in his mid sixties, Wylie does battle with BIG AG as a Master Gardener He befriends a group of eco terrorists who help save the Monarch butterfly Then in a novel called National Parks, an aged Wylie lives in a dystopian future where Congress attempts to sell off our national parks to bail out a bankrupt country.The novels featuring a younger Wylie are realistic with a dose of humor The books about older Wylie are solidly satirical Critics find them very funny, but meaningful and thought provoking.Rolf Margenau lives amid farmland in northern New Jersey with his first wife of over sixty years.


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    1. SNL meets the New York Times.Real problems of greed and shortsightedness in government combined with the head in the sand general public are treated to a makeover worthy of Mel Brooks. The tale is a thinly disguised condemnation of what's wrong with things today and a snidely, snarkily, sarcastic, satire denoting improbably delightful answers to the question of how to turn things around before it's too late for all of us. See the publisher's blurb for an overview, but don't bypass the chance to [...]


    2. this book, “National Parks…” by Rolf Margenau was terrific and totally unlike anything I’ve read before. So creative and unique! Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop until I’d finished the whole thing… But it seemed to go by fast and was endlessly amusing--and oddly enlightening. I chuckled many times, and loved the whole wide cast of wonderful characters, from Portia to Tureen (and all the others…)-- It in an interesting and complex (yet lighthearted) look at life and th [...]


    3. 4.5 starsthis was the first book I’ve read by this author Rolf Margenau, but I certainly hope it’s not the last. He has a gift for writing descriptive and life-like scenes that make us feel like we are really there inside the story, as opposed to it all just being “told” to us, as so many rookie authors make the mistake of doing. I like that this book didn’t feel stale or derivative of anything I’ve read before and is so much different than anything else I’ve read. Smart, irreveren [...]


    4. I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was excellently written with great editing and kept my attention from the interesting opening to the satisfying (if bittersweet) ending. It is not a quick read nor should it be. There are too many important themes here to gloss over, so the author takes his time in carefully developing the various storylines so that we the readers are thoroughly engaged the whole way through. I liked Mr. Margenau’s writing style very much – it is part serious, part qu [...]


    5. First, I have to say that I don’t normally read books like this, but I was looking for something a little out of my comfort zone and this book sounded intriguing, although the description was a little confusing to me (and that title is so long!!!). Well, I am most certainly glad I took the chance on Rolf Margenau’s book, “National Parks” This was a captivating novel and very thought-provoking. There is such strong, vivid writing, and the characters are all fascinating, flawed, and going [...]


    6. 4.5 stars"National Parks” is a very compelling read, and one that will definitely appeal to fans of literary/philosophical/satire novels. Rolf Margenau infuses a unique blend of insight, dry humor, philosophy, drama, and interesting characters to tell his provocative tale. But he puts more of a ‘speculative’ spin on the traditional storytelling which makes it all the more fun. The story itself was fairly even-paced, but I thought it has too much conversation at times (chit chat) that did l [...]


    7. I loved this book “National Parks” by Rolf Margenau! It was so funny, but actually had an interesting and surprisingly intelligent plot also (I say surprisingly because it is so sardonic in nature) The tone was light and tongue in cheek, but there is a deeper, more serious message here as with many clever satires when done well (which is a difficult thing to do!). On the surface it appears almost comical, and it is…. But it is a profound look at political states, environmentalism, consumer [...]


    8. National Parks by Rolf C. MargenauI received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I usually put that statement at the end of my reviews, but Rolf would not even send me a copy of the book until I answered some questions. That is because it is very un-PC (in-PC?). If you are looking for a very funny book that laughs at the American political system, then read this book! This book is not a poke at the National Parks on it's own, but they we're an easy target for this book. Rolf co [...]




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