First Day Back On The Job…Politics

Let’s get cracking on some important stuff. The Senate finally allowed a vote on Polar Bear Carcasses that are held in exile in Canada.

In its first roll call since September, the Senate voted 92-5 on Tuesday to debate a bill to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen and allow 41 U.S. hunters to bring home polar bear carcasses trapped in Canada due to a ban on trophy imports.

Yep, taxes can wait. Let get all this more important stuff taken care of first.

Well, there IS more to the issue, and as a hunter I can appreciate that.

Tester’s bill combines 19 measures favorable to outdoorsmen. In addition to dealing with the polar bear hides, it would allow more hunting and fishing on federal lands, let bow hunters cross federal land where hunting isn’t allowed, encourage federal land agencies to cooperate with state and local authorities to maintain shooting ranges, exclude ammunition and tackle from federal environmental laws that regulate lead, boost fish populations and protect animal habitat. A similar bill passed in the House earlier this year.


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  • MD Russ

    In related news, several states voted for legalized gay marriage and the recreational use of marijuana on Nov 6th as the most pressing issues when we have 8% unemployment and a depressed real estate market. Most people are aware of the Biblical quote,
    Leviticus 20:13…. “if a man lays with another man he should be stoned.”

    Turns out that we had Divine guidance all along. We were just misreading it.

    • http://bearingdrift.com/ J.R. Hoeft

      Wow. Now that was funny. That’s worth a hat-tip, MD. :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/craig.m.kilby Craig M Kilby

        He didn’t make it up. It was all over facebook.

        • MD Russ

          Craig,

          I didn’t say that I made it up. Have you never told a joke that you didn’t make up but heard from someone else? Although I suspect that your resume would fall into that category.