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We Are All Dave McKenna LVI

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Here's your daily link to Dave McKenna's brilliant "Cranky Redskins Fan's Guide to Dan Snyder," which we'll be posting until Snyder's dumbass libel suit is found face-down in a puddle.

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McKenna has already satirized Dan Snyder for chain sawing trees protected by the National Park Service so Dan Snyder could better enjoy views from the BALLROOM Dan Snyder planned to build on a new floor of Dan Snyder's mansion. Now McKenna brings us news that the replanting and repairing Dan Snyder promised to do has gone undone:

When he got permission from the Park Service to add the ballroom, permission which he needed because of an easement on the land, he also got approval to have more than 130 trees out back chopped down. Photos taken above the house that were included in the IG's report show that Snyder's handiwork turned the protected lands into an incredible brown eyesore.

All that chopping caused erosion on the hill between the house and the water, and caused a wall on the C&O Canal behind his home to collapse.

In 2005, Snyder settled disputes with Montgomery County and the National Park Service over the cuttings by, according to a report in The Washington Post, agreeing to "replant the deforested land." I read about that settlement recently in the Examiner.

Last week, I checked to see if Snyder ever followed through on that pledge.

Nah. The Park Service tells me through all the words and the years, the trees remain unplanted

"The Park Service has presented a range of alternatives to the Snyders to move this forward," says Brian Carlstrom, deputy superintendent of the C&O Canal Park, "and they haven't been receptive to any of these to this date."

On a related note, Carlstrom says the canal wall remains damaged.

Qu'ils mangent de la brioche, Dan Snyder?

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Dan Snyder Never Replanted Trees, Says U.S. Park Service [Washington City Paper]

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