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U.S. names Asian carp czar
Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/8/10 | Joel Hood

Posted on 09/08/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT by lado

The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.

On a conference call today with Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin and other congressional leaders, President Obama's Council on Environmental Quality announced the selection of John Goss to lead the near $80 million, multi-pronged federal attack against Asian carp.

"This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: asian; carp; czar; invasivespecies; obama
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This is really starting to sound like a Monty Python skit.
1 posted on 09/08/2010 10:46:36 AM PDT by lado
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To: lado

When do we get a Czar Czar?


2 posted on 09/08/2010 10:49:10 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: lado
This is really starting to sound like a Monty Python skit.

LOL!

Looking back, though, it has been one all along.

3 posted on 09/08/2010 10:49:31 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill informed post.)
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To: lado

....are they the fish that jump out of the water and guys smack ‘em with boat paddles?...seems to me they’ve been on TV.


4 posted on 09/08/2010 10:49:45 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: lado
About time! So many CRAP czars have been appointed, I've been really worried about all the carp problems, having a halibut time trying not to freak out here!!!

< Bring on the fish jokes! >
5 posted on 09/08/2010 10:50:23 AM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: lado

I agree. I was just going to say I think he may have jumped the shark this time.

As a Michigander, I have to say the Asian Carp is a serious threat THAT WE CAN HANDLE OURSELVES here in the Great Lakes region. Good grief -


6 posted on 09/08/2010 10:50:39 AM PDT by ElayneJ (ui)
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To: lado

If they put hillary clintoon at one end of the waterway and nazi pelosi at the other, armed with string bikinis, the carps would disappear in record time.


7 posted on 09/08/2010 10:50:49 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Good question. We have a Car Czar and a Carp Czar. Why not a Carp Czar.

It could be announced as a way of honoring the memory of Czar Czar Gabor.


8 posted on 09/08/2010 10:50:56 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: lado

Okay, who is this Asian that is going to be the carp czar?..........


9 posted on 09/08/2010 10:51:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: lado

And I thought it would be Rahm “Dead Fish” Emanuel.


10 posted on 09/08/2010 10:51:40 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: lado

Drat. I thought this was an Asian CRAP czar, whose job it was to oversee all of the imports from the Pacific Rim.


11 posted on 09/08/2010 10:51:59 AM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Worst. Post-Racial President. EVER.)
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To: Cicero

Or Czar Czar Binks


12 posted on 09/08/2010 10:52:35 AM PDT by ElayneJ (ui)
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To: STONEWALLS

13 posted on 09/08/2010 10:52:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Cicero

How about a CRAP CAR CZAR?................


14 posted on 09/08/2010 10:53:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: ElayneJ
I was just going to say I think he may have jumped the shark this time.

He's jumped the carp. Fitting for an administration full of bottom-feeders.

15 posted on 09/08/2010 10:54:10 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: lado

My First Question: Can I be appointed the Porcelin Unicorn Czar?

My Second Question: How much does it pay?

My Third Question: When can I start?


16 posted on 09/08/2010 10:54:41 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: lado
The White House has tapped a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation as the Asian carp czar to oversee the federal response to keeping the invasive species out of the Great Lakes.

This is racism. Asian Carp are just coming here to do the jobs that American fish won't do.

17 posted on 09/08/2010 10:55:14 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: lado

Is this a joke? Even after looking at the website I’m not sure my leg isn’t being pulled.


18 posted on 09/08/2010 10:55:23 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: lado
The Czar must be able to do battle with the wily creature!


19 posted on 09/08/2010 10:56:10 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Constitution Day

Wasn’t a carp air brushed on Al Gore’s crotch on a Rolling Stone cover?


20 posted on 09/08/2010 10:57:15 AM PDT by Gadsden1st
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To: lado

“The fish were imported in the 1970s to help wastewater treatment facilities in the South keep their retention ponds clean. Mississippi River flooding allowed the fish to escape and then move into the Missouri and Illinois rivers. Some species can grow to more than 100 pounds.”

Gee a non-native species gets loose and starts to multiply geometrically. Who would have thunk it? /sarc


21 posted on 09/08/2010 11:00:40 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: lado
fish slap Pictures, Images and Photos
22 posted on 09/08/2010 11:04:16 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: DemforBush
Gee a non-native species gets loose and starts to multiply geometrically. Who would have thunk it? /sarc

hopegfully they don't practice catch-and-release like ICE:

"ICE Says It's Caught-and-Released 506,232 Illegal Aliens Who Are Now Fugitives"

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2585236/posts

23 posted on 09/08/2010 11:04:25 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WKUHilltopper
When do we get a Czar Czar?

A MetaCzar?

24 posted on 09/08/2010 11:04:30 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: lado

An Asian Crap Czar? Aren’t we going to ban imports from China?


25 posted on 09/08/2010 11:04:41 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: lado

Wut. That’s a bunch of carp. What we need is a Stink Bug Czar.


26 posted on 09/08/2010 11:05:35 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: lado

I think we need a kudzu czar....maybe a kitty litter czar....or maybe a rock czar


27 posted on 09/08/2010 11:05:43 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: lado
I can't believe that I actually agree with Dark Turbin on this issue.

We don't have the flying carp, but we have snakeheads in the area, not to mention the invasive plants that are fouling my fishing and boating places.

It isn't just that they are here, but they are killing the natural homegrown species of fish and wildlife.

28 posted on 09/08/2010 11:06:01 AM PDT by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: RS_Rider
dude, DONT DO THAT...

i need a steel wool lobotomy to erase that image...

29 posted on 09/08/2010 11:06:09 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: GraceG

You’ll need lots of assistants and assistants to the assistants and I’m available.


30 posted on 09/08/2010 11:07:12 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: lado

31 posted on 09/08/2010 11:08:07 AM PDT by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: lado

I am still not convinced this isn’t an “Onion” story


32 posted on 09/08/2010 11:09:00 AM PDT by fightin bronco (Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone)
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To: lado

I hope he has authority to call for air-support strikes.. Oh wait, these aren’t the flying ones ...

a carp on a mission is nothing to be messed with.


33 posted on 09/08/2010 11:09:19 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: lado
“U.S. names Asian carp czar”

That's racist.

34 posted on 09/08/2010 11:09:21 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: lado
"This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing."

That's too much carping about carp.

35 posted on 09/08/2010 11:09:30 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: Nickname

All they need is to post a bounty of $1 a fish or so and let all the young boys near the Great Lakes loose with fishing poles.

The lakes would be cleaned out of Asian carp in a hurry.


36 posted on 09/08/2010 11:10:31 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: lado
fish czar

also makes tasty fish sticks!

37 posted on 09/08/2010 11:10:31 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: DemforBush

BTW, Hillary Clinton, in a rare moment of good sense, actually proposed a useful idea to deal with the Asian Carp. She has suggested encouraging commercial fishing of the carp for shipment to overseas market where the carp is regularly eaten, and exploring domestic sales possibilities.

I’ve had several types of Asian carp in China. Lemme tell ya, it is one tasty fish! A little on the bony side, but the meat is very good eating. I think it could be a hit in the restaurant scene, though they would probably have to market it as something other than “carp”.


38 posted on 09/08/2010 11:11:54 AM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: lado

What about the WKRP Carp?

39 posted on 09/08/2010 11:12:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lado; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The number of Obama czars now grows to 47

http://www.nachumlist.com/obamaczars.htm

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list


40 posted on 09/08/2010 11:12:31 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: lado
First thing I did was go to the keywords and look for "satire." Unfortunately didn't see it. Sheesh... Well, guess I'm "gill-ty" for carp-ing about it.

Would the wife of one of these czars be a czarina? Would a czar's significant other of any of the genders (male, female, indeterminate, etc.) be a "czar-tner"? Would their children be princes and princesses?
41 posted on 09/08/2010 11:14:42 AM PDT by BWDog
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To: lado; John Semmens

With that title, I was looking for a John Semmens article.


42 posted on 09/08/2010 11:15:50 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: lado

what recession?

Washington is still flush with cash. :)


43 posted on 09/08/2010 11:16:07 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Gadsden1st
Wasn’t a carp air brushed on Al Gore’s crotch on a Rolling Stone cover?

I don't know, but Al is certainly full of carp. ;)

44 posted on 09/08/2010 11:16:19 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: lado

Bizarre Czar


45 posted on 09/08/2010 11:16:47 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: lado
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"This is a serious challenge, a serious threat," Durbin said. "When it comes to the Asian carp threat, we are not in denial. We are not in a go-slow mode. We are in a full attack, full-speed ahead mode. We want to stop this carp from advancing."

46 posted on 09/08/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average.)
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To: lado

We have Asian Carp coming in the Great Lakes and Asian Crap coming into our sea harbors. The end is nigh...


47 posted on 09/08/2010 11:19:14 AM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: fightin bronco

I was looking for The Onion as the underlying source too.

Washington DC is crawling with bureaucrats right now - you mean there is nobody already here who could spearhead this effort? We have to bring in somebody else (and no doubt hire him a staff)? Good grief.


48 posted on 09/08/2010 11:19:22 AM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Gilbo_3

“dude, DONT DO THAT...

i need a steel wool lobotomy to erase that image...”

Gotta fight carp with carp, ugly as it may be.


49 posted on 09/08/2010 11:19:53 AM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Nickname

I smelt that one coming....

Colonel, USAFR


50 posted on 09/08/2010 11:21:45 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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