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(The Monitor)   Apparently; we're letting a wild, chicken sized bird pick which side wins the senate. Hell, it'd probably do a better job picking than the rest of us   (m.themonitor.com) divider line 30
    More: Obvious, D. Colo., U.S. Senate, rocky mountain region, Gunnison, Rachel Carson, Cory Gardner, Colorado Parks, economic damages  
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2014-07-06 04:16:46 PM
"Montanans want locally driven solutions," Daines said in an interview. "They don't want bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., dictating what should happen."

Also known as "do nothing while pretending that someone else will protect the bird."
 
2014-07-06 04:24:22 PM
Right, right, because many of the political decisions made today aren't made by peckers.
 
2014-07-06 04:56:09 PM
I get that they're concerned about economic impact, but environmental concerns and survival of endangered species need to take priority.  Oil and gas drilling is environmentally catastrophic and we already have plenty going on.

Perhaps a compromise could be made that sets up some kind of government jobs in the area to employ people with nice wages, providing necessary services for the people and wildlife, while keeping oil and gas exploration out.
 
2014-07-06 05:08:03 PM
Is this like Paul the Octopus?

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2014-07-06 05:11:24 PM
Can't we just forget about the politicians and elect the chicken? At least it has some redeeming qualities, such as if it screws up and we have to overthrow the government....we get a tasty dinner out of it.
 
2014-07-06 05:12:02 PM

TuteTibiImperes: I get that they're concerned about economic impact, but environmental concerns and survival of endangered species need to take priority.  Oil and gas drilling is environmentally catastrophic and we already have plenty going on.

Perhaps a compromise could be made that sets up some kind of government jobs in the area to employ people with nice wages, providing necessary services for the people and wildlife, while keeping oil and gas exploration out.


Compromise is a dirty word. You need to watch your language around here.
 
2014-07-06 05:13:52 PM
why do we even care about the environment? fark it, let's destroy it all and then blame the republicans when nothing is left and we all have to leave on spaceships and are fat
 
2014-07-06 05:17:15 PM
The bird is perhaps best known for its unusual springtime mating dance, during which it puffs its bulbous chest and emits odd warbles.

yeah but how does it taste
 
2014-07-06 05:17:29 PM
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Turtles are a better chose than chickens.
 
2014-07-06 05:17:55 PM
"Montanans want locally driven solutions," Daines said in an interview. "They don't want bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., dictating what should happen."

And when locally driven solution don't work, the feds step in, which is what happened with everything from the military to social security to the endangered species act.
 
2014-07-06 05:40:16 PM

mr lawson: Can't we just forget about the politicians and elect the chicken? At least it has some redeeming qualities, such as if it screws up and we have to overthrow the government....we get a tasty dinner out of it.


Sage Grouse. It's not a chicken. It's chicken sized. They are majestic birds, beautiful plumage. If we want them to be wild and tasty for another century; we need to do something to help them out.
 
2014-07-06 05:45:05 PM
www.democraticunderground.com
 
2014-07-06 05:48:23 PM
Well, it certainly couldn't do any worse...
 
2014-07-06 05:55:51 PM
And maybe some of us don't want our economic policies driven by rich people thousands of mile away either (e.g., Koch Bros.)
 
2014-07-06 05:58:24 PM

AMonkey'sUncle: And maybe some of us don't want our economic policies driven by rich people thousands of mile away either (e.g., Koch Bros.)


Hey now, you're talking about real American citizens. Why are you trying to suppress their freedom of speech?
 
2014-07-06 06:02:32 PM
Is the GOP going to fark it?
 
2014-07-06 06:05:55 PM
It's obviously in the pocket of Big Corn.
 
2014-07-06 06:06:15 PM

qorkfiend: Well, it certainly couldn't do any worse...


Bite your tongue.

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2014-07-06 06:26:21 PM
""Montanans want locally driven solutions," Daines said in an interview. "They don't want bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., dictating what should happen." "

Well, the farking locally driven solutions apparently got it on the endangered list.  You farked it up, now its time for the big scary bureaucrats from DC to step in and save your asses.  Youre welcome.
 
2014-07-06 06:32:25 PM
Are they tasty? If they are then the same approach as alligators and quail should do, captive breeding in large numbers with a portion turned to the wild. Then sales of mature animals from captivity pay for the program, and if you're too successful you issue hunting permits.

Of course, if they taste like shiat they're in the same boat as the white rhino.
 
2014-07-06 06:39:45 PM
Sadly Subby is spot on.
 
2014-07-06 06:44:55 PM
Republicans are going to win the Senate because money > protecting species from extinction.

Yeah that sounds about right.
 
2014-07-06 07:00:48 PM
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2014-07-06 07:37:44 PM

clkeagle: AMonkey'sUncle: And maybe some of us don't want our economic policies driven by rich people thousands of mile away either (e.g., Koch Bros.)

Hey now, you're talking about real American citizens. Why are you trying to suppress their freedom of speech?


Sorry. (Hangs head in shame).
 
2014-07-06 07:47:26 PM

Unknown_Poltroon: ""Montanans want locally driven solutions," Daines said in an interview. "They don't want bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., dictating what should happen." "

Well, the farking locally driven solutions apparently got it on the endangered list.  You farked it up, now its time for the big scary bureaucrats from DC to step in and save your asses.  Youre welcome.


Pretty much.

We want to do everything our way, until it's so farked we can't handle it; then we'll cry to the Feds "howcome you let things get so out of control? Why didn't you stop us?!"
 
2014-07-06 07:48:06 PM
Someone needs to tell these red states to stop grousing about everything that DC does.
 
2014-07-06 07:51:49 PM

Gyrfalcon: Unknown_Poltroon: ""Montanans want locally driven solutions," Daines said in an interview. "They don't want bureaucrats thousands of miles away in Washington, D.C., dictating what should happen." "

Well, the farking locally driven solutions apparently got it on the endangered list.  You farked it up, now its time for the big scary bureaucrats from DC to step in and save your asses.  Youre welcome.

Pretty much.

We want to do everything our way, until it's so farked we can't handle it; then we'll cry to the Feds "howcome you let things get so out of control? Why didn't you stop us?!"


I'm sure the reasoning is still either
A) it really isn't "endangered or
B) species have been going extinct for millions of years, why the nanny state?
 
2014-07-06 08:47:06 PM
Brian Rutledge, vice president of the Audubon Society's Rocky Mountain Region, said no one wants the bird to be listed but that the Endangered Species Act is working as intended in this case, to push local agencies to do conservation.

Well, alright then. Using the threat of an endangered species listing as a stick to motivate others to make some local conservation efforts in order to make the listing unnecessary seems like a plan.

He was dismissive of the Republican proposal. "A lot of this," he said, "is just pandering."

[youdontsay]
 
2014-07-06 11:53:27 PM
It's not a local problem.  It's not even a regional problem.  It's a problem in 11 states, so it's going to have to be a Federal solution.

Besides, loggers and miners and ranchers who lose their jobs can just get a new job.  I've been told unemployed people just have to try a little harder and they'll get one.  The grouse sure as hell can't get a new job somewhere else.
 
2014-07-07 09:32:03 AM
The federal government is considering listing the greater sage grouse as an endangered species next year.

That's too bad. They taste yummy...
 
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