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Obama the Job-Killing Owl-Killer

beowulfe Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:33 AM
You see, with out the ranchers hunting the tortoise and grouse predators -- namely crows and coyotes -- the crows were left unchecked to eat the tortoises and the coyotes were left unchecked to eat the grouse eggs. Buh bye desert tortoise and sage grouse. Oh, and the deer herds? The deer went to where the food was. The ranchers irrigated the land that the cows graze on to give the cows food and water. The deer herds benefited from the very same irrigation. Environmentalists are responsible for the extinction of more species of animals than all "big bad corporations" combined.
Welcome to the pretzel logic of liberal environmental protection: In order to "save" owls, the Obama administration is going to shoot them dead.

This is not -- I repeat not -- an Onion parody.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the White House released a big fat policy turkey: its final critical habitat rule for the endangered northern spotted owl. The Obama plan will lock up 9.6 million acres of land (mostly, but not all, federal) in Oregon, Washington and northern California. This is nearly double the acreage set aside by the Bush administration. Thousands of timber workers (along with untold thousands of related support...