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2013-10-08 12:52:29 PM

Gilligann: Is there anyone to enforce hunting season?
If you hunt who's going to stop you?


You can probably get away with poaching for quite a while, if that's what you're asking. People can and do.
But if you get caught, the penalties can be pretty stiff.
 
2013-10-08 12:52:34 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Wyalt Derp: This just goes to prove that the federal goverment is too big and intrusive in are lives - they shouldn't be involved in hunting and fisting in the first place.

Yeah, when the government wasn't involved in hunting and fishing, we totally didn't almost wipe out the Buffalo.



I think the any resolution of the debt ceiling "crisis" should be resolved by requiring every American who agrees with the tea party to take a basic government/civics course, in hopes that they can maybe learn about and somewhat understand why government exists and how it functions.
 
2013-10-08 12:53:06 PM

paygun: topcon: Yeah, only teabaggers hunt and fish.

You're obviously unaware that there are some stereotypes that are politically correct.  Don't worry, this is the good kind of bigotry.


Well, since you both seem unable to grasp the basic problem the headline points out- its not the Tea Party hunters, it's the Tea Party Representatives that engineered the shutdown that did not consider the backlash of their constituency (tea party or not ) that are hunters. It's highly likely that Tea Party representatives come from districts with a high number of hunters and anglers.
 
Bf+
2013-10-08 12:53:12 PM

ongbok: they are regretting their own decisions in the most childish way possible, by putting the blame on somebody else.


images.sodahead.com

/aren't negotiating.
//closed the government
///have a biased news station
////are bad
//so vote Republican
 
2013-10-08 12:53:19 PM
Cause Kuntry folks kan survive...
 
2013-10-08 12:53:21 PM

zipdog: How the hell did people shoot deer and catch fish before the government was around?


Inefficiently, which led to the extinction of several species.
 
2013-10-08 12:54:54 PM
Is it me, or does this thread feature a lot more people imagining what they think the Teabaggers believe than it does evidence of actual reactions?

I know, welcome to Fark etc etc...
 
2013-10-08 12:55:20 PM
Tea Party: We don't think the government does anything for people, so let's shut it down and prove to voters how much they actually rely on the government every day of their lives. BRILLIANT!
 
2013-10-08 12:56:13 PM

paygun: ongbok: Because these people and the people that were applauding the shutdown didn't think that the federal government had any bearing on their lives accept for making their lives miserable.

And now that government is making their lives miserable, they'll know better!


The government isn't making their lives miserable, their own actions to shut down the government is what is making their lives miserable. Saying that the government is making their lives miserable because of this shutdown is like blaming the person who you murdered for making your life miserable because as a result you had to go to trial and was sentenced to a prison term.
 
2013-10-08 12:56:16 PM

BMulligan: This is obviously some new definition of the word "refuge" with which I was not previously acquainted. "Welcome to our sanctuary here, cute little bunny and majestic elk. Make yourself at home in this place of refuge. Comfy? Good."

BLAM!!!


There's no sex in the champagne room either.
 
2013-10-08 12:56:30 PM

coeyagi: Do they make camoflauged hoverrounds?


Yes.

www.seatcoversunlimited.com
 
2013-10-08 12:56:37 PM

The Numbers: Is it me, or does this thread feature a lot more people imagining what they think the Teabaggers believe than it does evidence of actual reactions?

I know, welcome to Fark etc etc...


No, the Tea Party's actual reaction was "we got what we wanted, and we're very excited."

Now? Not so much.
 
2013-10-08 12:56:47 PM

cameroncrazy1984: zipdog: How the hell did people shoot deer and catch fish before the government was around?

Almost to extinction.

Jesus Christ people, don't you understand your own history?


Their history is being delivered by passenger pigeon, should be here any day now.
Yup, any day.
 
2013-10-08 12:57:47 PM

timswar: What, did they think closing down the federal government wouldn't affect everybody in one way or another?

I would imagine more than a few members of congress had hunting trips planned in the next month or so. Oh well. They can count themselves lucky not to be starving.


Presumably the shutdown would mean there are no rangers to enforce hunting and fishing regs, so hunters can do what they want to some extent.

I'd think the teabaggers would be happy about that.
 
2013-10-08 12:57:57 PM
That Tea Party forgot that with their arrogance come consequences.
 
2013-10-08 12:57:58 PM

BMulligan: FTFA:  call on Congress to end the shutdown, which has closed 329 federal wildlife refuges to hunting

This is obviously some new definition of the word "refuge" with which I was not previously acquainted. "Welcome to our sanctuary here, cute little bunny and majestic elk. Make yourself at home in this place of refuge. Comfy? Good."

BLAM!!!


Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.
 
2013-10-08 12:58:18 PM

fuhfuhfuh: The only way anyone will understand the gravity of the situation is if everyone bleeds.


But the deer won't be bleeding if hunters can't get licenses.

/Sadly, I know a few "hunters" who think the shutdown just means the laws about hunting are nullified.
 
2013-10-08 01:00:09 PM

cameroncrazy1984: The Numbers: Is it me, or does this thread feature a lot more people imagining what they think the Teabaggers believe than it does evidence of actual reactions?

I know, welcome to Fark etc etc...

No, the Tea Party's actual reaction was "we got what we wanted, and we're very excited."

Now? Not so much.


Except for the fact the article doesn't mention teabaggers whatsoever, therefore making the headline false.  The hunting / fishing groups mentioned in the article are very likely full of people with vary political views.

But go ahead and keep playing stupid.
 
2013-10-08 01:00:21 PM

ongbok: The government isn't making their lives miserable, their own actions to shut down the government is what is making their lives miserable. Saying that the government is making their lives miserable because of this shutdown is like blaming the person who you murdered for making your life miserable because as a result you had to go to trial and was sentenced to a prison term.


You're right, the federal government answers directly to the tea party.  How could I have missed that?  What's even more insidious is that they've conned all these officials into claiming their superiors in the federal government have ordered them to do these things, when it's really just some tea party guy in a basement somewhere calling all the shots.  We're through the rabbit hole people.
 
2013-10-08 01:00:51 PM

cameroncrazy1984: zipdog: How the hell did people shoot deer and catch fish before the government was around?

Almost to extinction.

Jesus Christ people, don't you understand your own history?


Well, the Texas school board of education has been rewriting most of it.
 
2013-10-08 01:00:56 PM

topcon: Except for the fact the article doesn't mention teabaggers whatsoever, therefore making the headline false.


Does it have to mention teabaggers in order for us to do so? I didn't know that was a rule.
 
2013-10-08 01:01:13 PM
Wabbit season!
Derp season!
 
2013-10-08 01:01:30 PM

shower_in_my_socks: Tea Party: We don't think the government does anything for people, so let's shut it down and prove to voters how much they actually rely on the government every day of their lives. BRILLIANT!


Yup.

Some friends of mine have sold their house - it got through negotiations and inspections and approval and all that, they're just waiting to close.

But they can't.  Because the buyers are using a Federal loan program.  So they're all just sitting on their thumbs until the government reopens.  All that economic activity not happening every day in unexpected places, it just kills you.
 
2013-10-08 01:01:58 PM

cameroncrazy1984: topcon: Except for the fact the article doesn't mention teabaggers whatsoever, therefore making the headline false.

Does it have to mention teabaggers in order for us to do so? I didn't know that was a rule.


Keep playing stupid, Gen-Yer.
 
2013-10-08 01:02:00 PM

LittleSmitty: Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.


I have seen a number of Disney movies with all manner of talking animals and I'll have you know that there is nothing of this sort in any of them.  Are you some kind of tea party person?
 
2013-10-08 01:02:29 PM
It's a damn good thing I didn't get my hunting license this year (business travel interfered and will continue to interfere, so I didn't bother since I couldn't get the time off), because I really only get to use federal lands.

I'd be even more pissed at Republicans than I already am.
 
2013-10-08 01:02:45 PM

topcon: cameroncrazy1984: topcon: Except for the fact the article doesn't mention teabaggers whatsoever, therefore making the headline false.

Does it have to mention teabaggers in order for us to do so? I didn't know that was a rule.

Keep playing stupid, Gen-Yer.


No, seriously, we can't mention teabagger reaction unless it's specifically in the article? Where's that rule located? I'll be sure to follow it from now on.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:05 PM

LittleSmitty: BMulligan: FTFA:  call on Congress to end the shutdown, which has closed 329 federal wildlife refuges to hunting

This is obviously some new definition of the word "refuge" with which I was not previously acquainted. "Welcome to our sanctuary here, cute little bunny and majestic elk. Make yourself at home in this place of refuge. Comfy? Good."

BLAM!!!

Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.


I know - the program my wife works for is involved in wolf reintroduction. I've learned a great deal lately about how losing top level predators have effects that reach all through the ecosystem, such as stream banks without vegetation (due to trampling by overly plentiful ungulates) which in turn decimates trout populations. Interesting stuff, and quite thought provoking.

But at the moment I just wanted to laugh about the mildly ironic use of the world "refuge" in this context.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:11 PM
But I was told this was just a slimdown.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:32 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: timswar: What, did they think closing down the federal government wouldn't affect everybody in one way or another?

I would imagine more than a few members of congress had hunting trips planned in the next month or so. Oh well. They can count themselves lucky not to be starving.

Presumably the shutdown would mean there are no rangers to enforce hunting and fishing regs, so hunters can do what they want to some extent.

I'd think the teabaggers would be happy about that.


Considering the average teabagger, I doubt they have to stones to find out.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:34 PM

paygun: ongbok: The government isn't making their lives miserable, their own actions to shut down the government is what is making their lives miserable. Saying that the government is making their lives miserable because of this shutdown is like blaming the person who you murdered for making your life miserable because as a result you had to go to trial and was sentenced to a prison term.

You're right, the federal government answers directly to the tea party.  How could I have missed that?  What's even more insidious is that they've conned all these officials into claiming their superiors in the federal government have ordered them to do these things, when it's really just some tea party guy in a basement somewhere calling all the shots.  We're through the rabbit hole people.


They are the ones that have engineered this shutdown with threats of primarying any Republican in the House that didn't vote for it.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:42 PM

cameroncrazy1984: topcon: cameroncrazy1984: topcon: Except for the fact the article doesn't mention teabaggers whatsoever, therefore making the headline false.

Does it have to mention teabaggers in order for us to do so? I didn't know that was a rule.

Keep playing stupid, Gen-Yer.

No, seriously, we can't mention teabagger reaction unless it's specifically in the article? Where's that rule located? I'll be sure to follow it from now on.


I would guess you know the rules better than me, since you appear in almost every thread I click on.  Guess the career situation for you might be a little slow right now.
 
2013-10-08 01:03:55 PM

Almost Everybody Poops: But I was told this was just a slimdown.


You gotta .. catapult the propaganda.
 
2013-10-08 01:04:04 PM
Another unintended consequence of the the shutdown: more car accidents.

(Seriously. Lots of deer mean lots of car accidents.)
 
2013-10-08 01:04:13 PM
ITT: People that would jump into a pool, get pissed about getting wet, then blame the water for getting them wet.
 
2013-10-08 01:04:29 PM

paygun: LittleSmitty: Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.

I have seen a number of Disney movies with all manner of talking animals and I'll have you know that there is nothing of this sort in any of them.  Are you some kind of tea party person?


Didn't Bambi watch his mother get shot in the first five minutes of the movie?
 
2013-10-08 01:04:45 PM

paygun: You're right, the federal government answers directly to the tea party. How could I have missed that? What's even more insidious is that they've conned all these officials into claiming their superiors in the federal government have ordered them to do these things, when it's really just some tea party guy in a basement somewhere calling all the shots. We're through the rabbit hole people.


You disingenuous twat.

Tea Party congressmen do what their Tea Party constituents want them to do.
Tea Party congressmen are the entire reason the government is shut down.
Government is shut down, so the officials' superiors tell them to shut. everything. down. like it's freaking Madagascar.

So, in a nutshell, yes, some tea party guy in his underpants (on his head, mind you) IS calling the shots, in a way.  And that's what's so sickening about all this.  A tiny minority of the population wants this shutdown, and they're getting their way.
 
2013-10-08 01:05:55 PM

zipdog: How the hell did people shoot deer and catch fish before the government was around?


With extreme anxiety, a musket, a hatchet and a good knife.  You know this comfortable thing we call civilization? Thank Government for that, otherwise we would still have to watch our backs when roaming away from our strongholds and be wary of bandits and indigenous folk who don't want us on their sacred lands.

This whole Park closure thing can be settled right now.  Want to go in? Fine, there is no ranger service or rescue op, if you get lost, mauled by wildlife or robbed by desperate homeless folk you cannot hold the US government or any organization liable.  Here sign this waiver and best of luck to ya!
 
2013-10-08 01:06:00 PM

LittleSmitty: paygun: LittleSmitty: Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.

I have seen a number of Disney movies with all manner of talking animals and I'll have you know that there is nothing of this sort in any of them.  Are you some kind of tea party person?

Didn't Bambi watch his mother get shot in the first five minutes of the movie?


Was that before or after the evil hunters burned the forest down?
 
2013-10-08 01:06:11 PM
If anything, this goes to show us that we should privatize federal grounds and hunting licenses so that the pesky government doesn't go butting into our affairs.
 
2013-10-08 01:06:22 PM

ongbok: They are the ones that have engineered this shutdown with threats of primarying any Republican in the House that didn't vote for it.


Yes they did, and the word has come down from on high to make this hurt for as many people as possible, in order to inflict as much political damage on Republicans as possible.  It's not exactly a secret.

This is temper tantrum all around.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:02 PM

Citris: zipdog: How the hell did people shoot deer and catch fish before the government was around?

With extreme anxiety, a musket, a hatchet and a good knife.  You know this comfortable thing we call civilization? Thank Government for that, otherwise we would still have to watch our backs when roaming away from our strongholds and be wary of bandits and indigenous folk who don't want us on their sacred lands.

This whole Park closure thing can be settled right now.  Want to go in? Fine, there is no ranger service or rescue op, if you get lost, mauled by wildlife or robbed by desperate homeless folk you cannot hold the US government or any organization liable.  Here sign this waiver and best of luck to ya!


I still disagree with that, because when these idiots wander the park, dropping their trash everywhere, there's no one to clean it up, no one to repair trails, etc.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:03 PM
WUT?  Pulls out cell phone.  Hey John any one going to be out by the NE valley Saturday?  Nope, good mind if I sit up in the deerstand.  Good good, I will give you a call if I need to barrow the quad.

WHEW, was a little scared there.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:12 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I think my favorite part of the shutdown so far has been Michele Bachmann saying she got exactly what she wanted, and then like a day later she's yelling at a park ranger asking why people can't get into a national monument.


Yes...but she's either too stupd, or too crazy, to make the connection herself.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:22 PM

BMulligan: LittleSmitty: BMulligan: FTFA:  call on Congress to end the shutdown, which has closed 329 federal wildlife refuges to hunting

This is obviously some new definition of the word "refuge" with which I was not previously acquainted. "Welcome to our sanctuary here, cute little bunny and majestic elk. Make yourself at home in this place of refuge. Comfy? Good."

BLAM!!!

Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.

I know - the program my wife works for is involved in wolf reintroduction. I've learned a great deal lately about how losing top level predators have effects that reach all through the ecosystem, such as stream banks without vegetation (due to trampling by overly plentiful ungulates) which in turn decimates trout populations. Interesting stuff, and quite thought provoking.

But at the moment I just wanted to laugh about the mildly ironic use of the world "refuge" in this context.


Well the word refuge in this sense doesn't apply to the animal, it applies to the hunter. It is more like "Hey mister hunter, welcome to our hunting sanctuary here. Make yourself nice and comfy and..... look there's a rabbit, shoot it!!!"
 
2013-10-08 01:07:44 PM

DeaH: fuhfuhfuh: The only way anyone will understand the gravity of the situation is if everyone bleeds.

But the deer won't be bleeding if hunters can't get licenses.

/Sadly, I know a few "hunters" who think the shutdown just means the laws about hunting are nullified.


I was wondering about that actually. The laws aren't being nullified, but I wonder if the manpower to enforce them will be effected at all. Just because they're not issuing licenses doesn't mean people won't be hunting or fishing.
 
2013-10-08 01:07:45 PM

RedPhoenix122: LittleSmitty: paygun: LittleSmitty: Since we have pretty much eliminated all the top predator species (wolves, mountain lions), we have to artificially manage the prey species by hunting, or we have over population problems, which leads to over browsing of food resources. This means they kinda die during the winter when they run out of food.

I have seen a number of Disney movies with all manner of talking animals and I'll have you know that there is nothing of this sort in any of them.  Are you some kind of tea party person?

Didn't Bambi watch his mother get shot in the first five minutes of the movie?

Was that before or after the evil hunters burned the forest down?


If the government was shutdown at the time the hunter wouldn't have been able to kill Bambi's mother, which led to her father abandoning him.

See?  Government shutdowns are good!
 
2013-10-08 01:08:35 PM

paygun: the word has come down from on high to make this hurt for as many people as possible


[citation needed]
 
2013-10-08 01:08:50 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Yeah, when the government wasn't involved in hunting and fishing, we totally didn't almost wipe out the Buffalo.


Funny thing is that the US government actively promoted the hunting of bison (I'm assuming that's what you meant by Buffalo) to the point that private citizens were begging the government to stop those policies. It is private ownership of bison on private land that has enabled the populations to recover.
 
2013-10-08 01:09:00 PM
The article didn't even try to link it to conservative political groups of any kind, and this is TP, where smearing the other side is a pastime.

Farklibs: not god's brightest creatures.
 
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