We the clams of the United States...?
Gov. Sonny Perdue of Georgia has publicly called on Pres. Gore to use his executive power to break through Endangered Species requirements.
The PEOPLE of Georgia will run out of water soon unless dam outlets are closed to retain water. Why do the outlets remain open despite a long drought? Because some fucking CLAM downstream in Florida is listed as an endangered species, and thus requires a certain amount of water.
Perdue's call is the first time I've ever heard a top-level official dare to criticize,
let alone disobey, the Holy of Holies, the Law Above All Laws, the Omnipotent and Omnivorous ESA.
Will George W. Gore protect the PEOPLE of the state of Georgia, or is he only concerned with the goddamned CLAMS?
Gore's most recent executive order -- just yesterday -- was to limit fishing, so we already have a pretty fair idea of his response to this crisis.
Come on, George W. Gore! Surprise us just once. Show us JUST ONCE in these miserable six years that you understand the purpose of your job.
Not holding my breath.
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Beyond parody. Beyond hope. Beyond all imagining. Is Congress considering how to solve any of these problems? Considering an emergency change in law to allow humans to survive? Taking note of the fact that San Diego, in immediate danger of losing most of its human habitat, has more ESA designations than any part of the country, which means less control of brush and forests than any other part of the country? No, no, no. Congress is actually discussing a bill that would spend more tax money on PRESERVING CORAL REEFS. YES, CORAL REEFS. The genocidal maniac who is speaking right now is Genocidal Maniac Gilchrest of Maryland, who has an R by his name. Most of the genocidal maniacs who are speaking in favor of this phenomenal waste of money have R's by their names. I cannot begin to imagine what ... No, I can't even think about this any more.