Tuesday, March 9

Obama Theatre of the Absurd: 'Let's Ban Recreational Fishing'

I am not writing about today's story about how the Obama Administration has put recreational fishing in their sights as something else to attack:
The Obama administration will accept no more public input for a federal strategy that could prohibit U.S. citizens from fishing the nation’s oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters…

Consequently, unless anglers speak up and convince their Congressional representatives to stop this bureaucratic freight train, it appears that the task force will issue a final report for “marine spatial planning” by late March, with President Barack Obama then issuing an Executive Order to implement its recommendations — whatever they may be.

Led by NOAA’s Jane Lubchenco, the task force has shown no overt dislike of recreational angling, but its indifference to the economic, social and biological value of the sport has been deafening…

As ESPN previously reported, WWF, Greenpeace, Defenders of Wildlife, Pew Environment Group and others produced a document entitled “Transition Green” shortly after Obama was elected in 2008. What has happened since suggests that the task force has been in lockstep with that position paper…

“With what’s being created, the same principles could apply inland as apply to the oceans,” he said. “Under the guise of ‘marine spatial planning’ entire watersheds could be shut down, even 2,000 miles up a river drainage from the ocean.

“Every angler needs to be aware because if it’s not happening in your backyard today or tomorrow, it will be eventually. - ESPN Via Hot Air and all via Drudge...
I am writing about this issue simply because it is a perfect example of how this country is now being run by complete idiots. Really, imagine how in less than a year, the Obama Administration has been so incompetent that ideas like this, which by all rights should be dismissed out of hand as ludicrous, now seem plausible. At least plausible enough to have to seriously reason away.
That bit about “balance” is an official Barack Obama campaign promise, baby, which means you can take it to the bank. Seriously, though: Given the backlash British pols faced a few years ago when they banned fox hunting (the sport has since flourished and the Tories say they want to repeal it) and given the deep but as yet unfounded suspicions about The One’s designs on guns, why would he pick a completely needless fight with rural voters? Explain to me how this makes sense for him. - Allah at Hot Air
AllahPundit asks a good question. Then again, common sense had nothing to do with the Obama Administration declaring CO2 a pollutant. Maybe this is an example of 'Smart Power'? I also don't think that they are going to ban fishing. I do however think that they will seriously consider some sort of restrictions. Given that they have ignored how badly their health care legislation is polling, I would think that this issue is trivial in their eyes and might even be a simple way for them to score points with their supporters. So watch out. Obama has not gone after guns, yet., mostly thanks to the 2nd Amendment. But there is no mention of a right to fish anywhere in the Bill of Rights...

ESPN: Obama may ban recreational fishing or something - Hot Air

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Anonymous said...

Why do you believe every lie fed to you? The right makes stuff up everyday just to make the president look bad. This is getting so ridiculous, but the sad thing is there are some people who believe this kind of stuff. Why make up so many lies? It's tearing the nation apart by making people angry and a lot of them are violent and racist. This needs to stop or there will be some self-fulfilling prophesies. There can be disagreements on issues, but the continuous lies are deplorable. What is most shocking are that most of you claim to be Christians, but have no problem lying just to support big industries. Greed is destroying this nation and you don't seem to care. The need for education as never been on display more than it has in the last two years. I know you want them that way so you can have control. Notice the least knowledgeable and rich rightwingers are the angriest?

Fred Fry said...

With this Administration it is hard to see where the truth ends and the lies start. Really, in some states you did not need a permit for saltwater fishing, like New York States, but now, thanks to Federal Government requirements, New York was forced to implement a saltwater fishing permit system even though none was needed.

And had I suggested a couple weeks ago that Obama would ban unpaid internships with private business, you would have called me a liar, but now comes news that he has done just that.

This is the same Administration that has declared CO2 a pollutant and put in a mandatory fee for health care plans for the sole purpose of funding apportions.

There is no need to make stuff up to make this President look bad. He is a bad President and does this one his own.

As for conservative racism, this is a lie of the left. You only delude yourself in thinking that this is what drives conservatives.

Same for greed. Again, greed is on the left. It is the greed of demanding things without paying for them.