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Unpopular Ideas

Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mixing Fish with Politics

The Republicans, or hopefully in this case just a Republican, have found a good way to take yet another poke at Obama and his Administration.   Maybe, though, before it goes too far, they or he will realize that this time they are talking about something that should not be transformed into the incomprehensible, the usual result of splashing politics on things.  This is about an invasion that could be a real disaster, the breakout into the Great Lakes by a huge species of carp that till not too long ago had been happily restricted to the other side of the planet -- a species that has badly overstayed its leave in the U.S. by eating so much that very quickly little or nothing else that has fins and swims still exists in its vicinity,. ..

Now five states are suing the Federal Government in an effort to force it to force the Army Corps of Engineers to get busy.   A headliner in these suits is a guy named Cox, who is the Michigan Attorney-General and is running for Governor.   And as much as I hate to say it, I think he is on the right side of this one.

I doubt if the subject of Asian carp, even if they are knocking on the door in his former bailiwick of Chicago, turns up much in the position papers that Obama's people set out for him to read every morning.  Nevertheless, if I had been him, I would've gotten on top of this a long time ago.   Though not anywhere near as dire as what is happening on the other side of the country, at its bottom in the Gulf of Mexico, this is still a much more serious matter than the usual noise that he has to put up with, like the screams about "taking back the country," the threats to hurl modern barrels of tea owned by others overboard, " or outcires about invasions by aliens with Spanish accents.

These carp don't speak Spanish.


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