The direct catch phrase of “every four years” to insinuate the brute force clockwork of the Presidential election cycle now coincides with the insufferably moral superiority grudge match of playing endangered species roulette, a high stakes table game supervised by the Environmental Protection Agency. To animal lovers, it is like shooting fish in a barrel, a practice which the EPA thoroughly disapproves of, especially when disagreeing with blaring ideology that advances a specific agenda, which of course is sacrilege in progressive selected progressive cities. Even the mere thought of improving land for financial and aesthetic gain can earn a grown man a front row seat at an underground indoctrination theater, the background music conducted by the nebulous combination of sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Bobby McFerrin. But hey, if Bill Clinton can decompress from ruling his own world as a temporary audience man crush, the possibilities are endless.
Will the next creature, great or small, please stand up? Resounding tendrils from the past invoking nostalgia are triggered like coarse memories of primetime television mini-dramas surfacing from the depths of the mind in conjuring a lineup of grade-B celebrities style grouping of critters that includes the Snail darter, the Red-cockaded woodpecker, and the Spotted Owl, the infamous icon of the Exxon Valdez era. While George Carlin would certainly blush at some of the more provocative naming mechanisms identifying specific creatures by inadvertently shuddering against the possibility of FCC sanctions outside of his famous “seven words”, this is a reality absent of comedy, unless of course, one has firsthand experience with fighting with the feds tooth and nail in maintaining private property rights.
Like the tides, while Obama adopted strict and overtly redundant policy in giving the EPA latitude to effectively facilitate eminent domain with a broad and legally ambiguous definition of critically designated habitats, Trump rescinded the mandates, yet only for temporary duration of respite, as the Biden regime continues to erase any evidence of sensibility drawn in the sand, as the frigid onslaught and shear wall of water engulfs another subset of fundamental liberties. The Endangered Species Act exists to be constantly rewritten, dragged through the mud and ultimately approved as a sorry unreadable convoluted piece of documentation, at least that is the hope of idealists and Democratic lawmakers.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling to vacate a lower court’s decision to allow the Department of Fish and Wildlife to enforce and EPA directive which would have prevented loggers in Louisiana from enhancing the value of their property, Biden and his minions have blatantly adopted a stance of indifference in understanding the core premise of property ownership. At the vortex of the heated dispute was the artist formerly known as the Mississippi Dusky gopher frog, an amphibian currently geographically confided to the state that bore its name. In order to strengthen the case against the timber farmers, the Feds dropped the “Mississippi” from its name and biologists claimed that the frog was once endemic to a five state region in the Southeast, even as going as far to surmise that the land, which is not suitable to sustain the species, could potentially be transformed into a proxy habitat. Fortunately, the nation’s highest court brought some needed sanity and wisdom to the grotesque politicization and visceral theatrics of an arduous series of court proceedings that ended up being a giant waste of time and tax-payer and private monies.
Biden’s propensity to perform and encore of the Potomac twostep knows no bounds, as in June the President proclaimed that any beneficial precedents to citizens or progress achieved the in theater of environmental rights would at best be revisited, or at worst be reversed. Ironically, most hardline Democrats calling the implementation of the Green New Deal in shaping society to be ultra-efficient to a pathological impasse are oblivious to the laws of thermodynamics, and while Biden, AOC and Bernie champion a magical mechanism never stops running, two wrongs don’t make a right, as the continental divide in their mountainous topography of waste is the only that is continuing to grow towards the heavens.
In the cyclical nature of politics, the (Mississippi) Dusky gopher frog will soon be replaced by the Lesser prairie chicken, a ground foraging bird species that resembles a grouse. With a range that allegedly includes areas in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, depending on the source, the caveat is that the “misnamed chicken” is already being exploited by special interest groups and politicians who oppose the current and future development of oil drilling and piping infrastructure. And this bird represents their contingency plan in role playing the neighborhood totalitarian bully.
One of the key stipulations of Obama’s militarized Endangered Species Act, afforded the government power to halt the pursuit of certain natural resources under the guise of perceived harm towards species listed as threatened or endangered. Of course, the Lesser prairie chicken, is hovering in bureaucratical purgatory as the bird was at one time listed as endangered, but legal battles have left the distinction as uncertain in potentially halting improvement on any lands within what the feds perceive the specie’s sphere of influence until the legal status is resolved.
As expected, Biden’s handlers are going after private property owners and firearms with an impassioned campaign that may derail the entire legal system from superior court all the way to the think tank directed by Clarence Thomas, in unraveling the pending carnage. At least the Lesser prairie chicken, unlike the (Mississippi) Ducky gopher frog, has endless possibilities to be intertwined with the branding of fast food franchises such as Chick-fil-A should the powers at be choose the slam dunk opportunity to make a sizable impression and preach politics with a heaping side of fries.
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