LAKE WOE IS US
some slithering going on.
“Over the years, there have been many suspected manufactured releases of animals at crucial turning points in reptile-related legislation,” says Michael Cole, a reptile handler in Tampa who cited a 2008 incident in North Carolina’s Onslow County.
A pair of cobras were released in the county, he says, reportedly by the Animal Protection Institute to draw attention to the woes of exotic animals.
“Florida reptile professionals, the reptile industry and the U.S. Association of Reptile Keepers have offered a reward of $18,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved with the illegal release of this Burmese python,” Mr. Cole said. complex? Yes. It can be politicized.
“If only Tiger were a socialist,” ponders Daily Beast columnist Lee Siegel. “When someone hoards hundreds of millions of dollars paid to him for selling shoes and watches, while at the same time legislators are tearing their hair out over how to find money to make healthcare universally affordable, it’s not a question of Tiger’s fidelity. It’s a matter of our national sanity. Maybe when Tiger’s good socialist wife allegedly sent him to the hospital, she was trying to tell us something.” Yes, he has a mellifluous voice and applauds the charm of small-town diners and community suppers. But Garrison Keillor, the pontiff of NPR’s “Prairie Home Companion” variety hour, is not so friendly when it comes to certain ideological persuasion. What is the function of public radio in America today?
“Its role is to talk to people who are stuck in traffic. And conservatives become incensed enough listening to public radio that it keeps them awake so they don’t drive into a fire hydrant. That’s what we do: we save the lives of thousands of rightwingers every year. And they never thank us for it,” Mr. Keiller tells Time magazine. Oh. So that’s it. Mr. Keiller’s reasoning is just another case of “liberal pomposity,” says Tim Graham of the Media Research Center.