Heard Around the Nation 25

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. These tasty tidbits come from a long thread entitled “The world MUST have pygmy rabbits!!!” on “Red Drum” forum -- the NC motorhead gang whose shorts are in a knot because Audubon magazine reported that they (with Park Service complicity) are violating half a dozen federal laws by running over and otherwise harassing endangered wildlife at the Cape Hatteras National Seashore. www.flyrodreel.com/index.php/page/blog/?p=2608 By the way, pygmy rabbits are grievously endangered and face extinction. Herewith, sample motorhead thoughts on the ESA in general and pygmy rabbit recovery in particular: “Some species…just flat out suck at life. Let nature take it's [sic] course….” “The one that gets me though is California Condors. They are big freaking vultures. That's nasty. I am suprised [SIC] anyone cares about them…” “…what a load of crap…starving children in our towns and they spend millions to feed the predtors [sic]…” “A few more million $$$ is nothing compared to the joy of having pygmy rabbits….” “rabbit hogwash…” “…Trying to save some odd variety of cute rabbit that sucks at life anyway is basically like pushing a square peg through a round hole…..” “…I find it delightfully ironic when mother nature kicks back the efforts of so many bleeding heart, blueberry farming, left coast, hippes [sic] to continue to help the proliferation of a specie [sic] that is desined [sic] to fail like the DeLorean…” “…Nobody is aknowledging [sic] the profound sucess [sic] of species such as the common rat, cockroach, or pigeon…” “….those species that do not flourish with people around, or those who simpy [sic] can't evolve or adapt, are destined for failure…”