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(Huffington Post)   Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and in rushed the EPA   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 41
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2012-09-10 10:42:05 PM
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.
She had so many children, she didn't know what to do;
She gave them some broth without any bread;
"Unfit mother" child protection services said.
 
2012-09-10 11:48:28 PM
I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas
 
2012-09-10 11:51:49 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas


I wonder if they'd adapt to living in Australia.
 
2012-09-10 11:56:05 PM

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas

I wonder if they'd adapt to living in Australia.


Well, everything else that's ever been taken there seems to have done ok
images.nationalgeographic.com
 
2012-09-11 01:49:51 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas

I wonder if they'd adapt to living in Australia.

Well, everything else that's ever been taken there seems to have done ok
[images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]


upload.wikimedia.org
Even the cuddly ones. I've seen a couple of these around where I live. I've been told by an environmental scientist I know that she wouldn't care if I killed them. 

/I'll pass
 
2012-09-11 01:58:00 AM

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas

I wonder if they'd adapt to living in Australia.


Too much competition:
www.arachnoboards.com
Sydney Funnel-Web
www.ozanimals.com
St. Andrew's Cross
www.smh.com.au
Golden Orb Weaver
www.dryadmusings.com
Redback (able to eat snakes) 

/sweet dreams
 
2012-09-11 02:19:16 AM
What's in the bowl, biatch?
 
2012-09-11 02:23:27 AM
So much for "purple" Texas
 
2012-09-11 02:24:49 AM
I'm guessing the local/state gov'ts involved with the project will find a way to carry on despite this. Sad. Yup, we definitely need another highway... And yes I realize they probably *do* need a solution in whatever area, but of course they never look to mass transit. Just more asphalt...
 
2012-09-11 02:27:29 AM
I understand preserving diversity, and keeping animals with wide ranging habitats healthy by preserving habitats and populations.

But now they are preserving species that have evolved into dead ends. So specialized that a cave in could eliminate their habitat and them.
 
2012-09-11 02:27:36 AM
Every time I hear this poem, I think of Andrew Dice Clay with the last line, "Along came a spider and sat beside her and asked, 'WHAT'S IN THE BOWL biatch?' "
 
2012-09-11 02:38:52 AM

Bigdogdaddy: Every time I hear this poem, I think of Andrew Dice Clay with the last line, "Along came a spider and sat beside her and asked, 'WHAT'S IN THE BOWL biatch?' "


And every time I think of Mr. Clay, I think of this line...

cdn2.mamapop.com

"So I got my tongue up this chicks ass. And she cops an attitude. You know how people are in bank lines."
 
2012-09-11 03:01:42 AM
And Texas hates hippie liberals even more now.
 
2012-09-11 03:15:27 AM
WHAT?

No "bat cave" jokes?

Fark, I am so disappoint.
 
2012-09-11 03:36:08 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas


There are about a million identified species of insects and probably a few more unidentified. You were only off by 500%.

It hardly matters if they were to be missed; our society has made the decision to protect them when endangered (and identified). It's entirely possible the decision was wrongheaded but violate the law at peril.
 
2012-09-11 03:47:49 AM
Spider thread! Spider thread!

Found this babe in my basement bathroom.
farm9.staticflickr.com

And this lady likes the back door. Giggity.
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-11 05:00:34 AM
ITT ignorant rightwingers demonstrate their inability to understand the need to maintain biodiversity.

BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word, grow the fark up knuckledraggers.
 
2012-09-11 05:02:13 AM

wildcardjack: I understand preserving diversity, and keeping animals with wide ranging habitats healthy by preserving habitats and populations.

But now they are preserving species that have evolved into dead ends. So specialized that a cave in could eliminate their habitat and them.


Yeah OK Darwin. Just because you feel a species is an evolutionary dead end doesn't make it so.
 
2012-09-11 05:35:14 AM
aww spider porn
 
2012-09-11 05:37:01 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word


It is when spiders are involved.

Fark. Spiders.
 
2012-09-11 05:45:06 AM
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey.
With her force field around her, the spider, the bounder, is not in the picture today.

Space Child's Mother Goose.
 
2012-09-11 07:08:55 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: ITT ignorant rightwingers demonstrate their inability to understand the need to maintain biodiversity.

BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word, grow the fark up knuckledraggers.


Well since he dissected the only one found in order to classify it, it seems like the problem solved itself.
 
2012-09-11 07:13:59 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I'm pretty sure no one would miss one spider species in Texas

/there are about 5 million identified species of insects and spiders
//there are about 6 million species of insects and spiders in Texas

I wonder if they'd adapt to living in Australia.

Well, everything else that's ever been taken there seems to have done ok
[images.nationalgeographic.com image 600x450]


Apparently every loser species that could not compete in the real world moved to Australia. Maybe these spiders would fit right in?
 
2012-09-11 07:17:52 AM

jaybeezey: Crotchrocket Slim: ITT ignorant rightwingers demonstrate their inability to understand the need to maintain biodiversity.

BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word, grow the fark up knuckledraggers.

Well since he dissected the only one found in order to classify it, it seems like the problem solved itself.


Well, uh, hmmmm....

Fair enough, but I hope not.
 
2012-09-11 07:31:27 AM
Why you have to go and make things so complicated? Can't we just use modern terms like ottoman?

farm1.staticflickr.com
farm2.staticflickr.com
 
2012-09-11 08:09:55 AM
Hold on, let me get a paper towel.

Okay. Go ahead.
 
2012-09-11 08:37:29 AM
Find a popular culinary use for the damned spider and they'll be bred up to reproduce by the thousand. Whole industries will spring up to produce an ideal habitat, the best nutrition, and efficient means of harvesting. Problem solved.
 
2012-09-11 08:39:01 AM
Hold it right there, Dr. Foot!
 
2012-09-11 08:44:29 AM

TomD9938: Bigdogdaddy: Every time I hear this poem, I think of Andrew Dice Clay with the last line, "Along came a spider and sat beside her and asked, 'WHAT'S IN THE BOWL biatch?' "

And every time I think of Mr. Clay, I think of this line...

[cdn2.mamapop.com image 357x503]

"So I got my tongue up this chicks ass. And she cops an attitude. You know how people are in bank lines."


Jack and Jill went up the hill, each with a buck and a quarter. Jill came down with 2.50 that f*ckin whore.
 
2012-09-11 09:42:35 AM

Bigdogdaddy: Every time I hear this poem, I think of Andrew Dice Clay with the last line, "Along came a spider and sat beside her and asked, 'WHAT'S IN THE BOWL biatch?' "


I always thought that was a funkadelic line... weird..
Take it to the Stage: Link
 
2012-09-11 09:59:41 AM
A spider on the endangered species list that was first discovered in the 80's. Jesus. Christ. Get me a farking can of raid and we'll get the project back on track.
 
2012-09-11 10:10:45 AM
While I don't mind that these 'environmental' impacts are considered during these types of project, it does draw very bright contrast of why infrastructure projects are not like they used to be. There are no shovel ready projects because of this. In addition, you need to safeguard against the NIMBYs that will use any and all means (especially the environmental movement) to ensure that they are able to push their BANANA agenda through.
 
2012-09-11 10:12:47 AM
laughin' at ya
 
2012-09-11 10:38:57 AM
Six foot deep spider hole. Did not need that picture in my head.
 
2012-09-11 10:47:53 AM
Pinned to the "Light Reading" spot on our office corkboard.
 
2012-09-11 11:12:39 AM

Crotchrocket Slim: ITT ignorant rightwingers demonstrate their inability to understand the need to maintain biodiversity.

BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word, grow the fark up knuckledraggers.


You realize that there is a difference between paving over the rainforest to build the world's biggest Wal Mart and finding one freaking spider that everybody already thought was extinct and probably will be soon no matter what we do, right? I'm all for maintaining as much biodiversity as possible (I would concentrate on the oceans right now personally - we seem to be doing a pretty good job of farking them up immensely), but crap like this can be counter-productive. It's cases like this where a single spider halts a multi-million dollar infrastructure project that will benefit millions of people that are used to help dismantle environmental regulation. I don't understand why we can't ever just use a little common sense and/or moderation in this country. We have to do everything all-or-none, and more often than not end up going full-retard in the process.
 
2012-09-11 12:40:06 PM

UrinalPooper: Crotchrocket Slim: BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word

It is when spiders are involved.

Fark. Spiders.


3.bp.blogspot.com

I just want a hug.
 
2012-09-11 01:32:03 PM
Thanks for all the nightmare fuel, jackalopes.
 
2012-09-11 02:53:33 PM
Ugh, what a stupid decision. We are the top of our known evolutionary* system, and we care about a f*cking spider we already thought was dead? Who is the moron who didn't just step on the spider when it was first noticed?


*Oh, wait, it's Texas. Maybe my reference to an evolutionary system is the problem.
 
2012-09-12 12:42:53 AM

Gig103: Ugh, what a stupid decision. We are the top of our known evolutionary* system, and we care about a f*cking spider we already thought was dead? Who is the moron who didn't just step on the spider when it was first noticed?


*Oh, wait, it's Texas. Maybe my reference to an evolutionary system is the problem.


I keep reading stories about various critters that were previously thought useless, only then someone studies them and finds out their venom treats a disease or ___________ - fill in your own awesome scientific discovery. In fact a while ago National Geographic did a big feature on heirloom breeds of livestock and vegetables, and one of the things that sticks in my memory is that the different breeds of chickens can be resistant to certain types of diseases, or some do much better in hot, dry climates, etc.

Just because we don't know if it's a beneficial species doesn't mean we should obliterate them. What if the cure for cancer really DOES reside in those Amazonian ants from the movie Medicine Man? Eh? Eh??
 
2012-09-12 06:14:17 AM

mod3072: Crotchrocket Slim: ITT ignorant rightwingers demonstrate their inability to understand the need to maintain biodiversity.

BTW diversity (and all its variants) is not a dirty word, grow the fark up knuckledraggers.

You realize that there is a difference between paving over the rainforest to build the world's biggest Wal Mart and finding one freaking spider that everybody already thought was extinct and probably will be soon no matter what we do, right? I'm all for maintaining as much biodiversity as possible (I would concentrate on the oceans right now personally - we seem to be doing a pretty good job of farking them up immensely), but crap like this can be counter-productive. It's cases like this where a single spider halts a multi-million dollar infrastructure project that will benefit millions of people that are used to help dismantle environmental regulation. I don't understand why we can't ever just use a little common sense and/or moderation in this country. We have to do everything all-or-none, and more often than not end up going full-retard in the process.


I love it when someone proves my point for me.
 
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