With war breaking out in the Middle East and financial collapse possibly imminent at home, the time has come for lawmakers to address urgent priorities. So, having returned from a seven-week break, our representatives have rolled up their sleeves and tackled the difficult job … of determining what to do with some dead polar bears:
The Senate has scheduled an early evening procedural vote Tuesday for a sportsmen’s bill that will decide the fate of 41 polar bear carcasses that hunters want to bring home from Canada as big-game trophies. Hunters killed the bears just before a 2008 ban on polar bear trophy imports took effect, but were not able to bring them home before the Fish and Wildlife Services listed them as a threatened species [even though they are flourishing].
The only threatened species I give a hoot about is Americans — and as our government deteriorates into a total farce, we become more threatened every day.
On a tip from AC.