Heard Around the Nation 18

A word about this regular section: It contains only outrageous, outlandish, and disturbing pontification. Any sensible, progressive, or intelligent statement will be instantly punted into cyberspace. “The liberal elite of this country think that all hunters are dumb slobs. I’m going to prove them wrong.” Opening remarks from Steve Scott, who claims to be a “professor” and who hosts “Outdoor Guide” sponsored by Outdoor Life Network and Versus Network. This is the TV show in which most everything that walked Noah’s plank, including basking turtles (which Scott defines as “back yard pests”), get blown away. To quote from my earlier post: “Whenever Scott knocks off a ‘backyard pest’ he cackles like a hunchback delivering body parts to Frankenstein…. ‘It’s like being a kid again,’ effuses Scott.” You know -- like when you ventilated everything that moved, regardless of the law -- turtles, sparrows, whatever. So what is the “liberal elite” -- someone who objects to this kind of activity? And how would you define “dumb slobs”? And just what has Steve Scott proved?