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Court Orders Fisherman to Apologize to Eagle
ecoEnquirer ^ | 10.7.11 | Chief editor

Posted on 10/07/2011 9:30:31 PM PDT by This Just In

Court Orders Fisherman to Apologize to Eagle

(Sioux Falls, SD) A peaceful Sunday of fishing turned sour for Josh Williams recently. The problems started when Mr. Williams hooked a nice smallmouth bass, and a bald eagle took notice. While the eagle swooped in, attempting to catch the bass in its talons, Mr. Williams was observed by a Fish and Wildlife Service officer trying to scare the eagle away by throwing stones at it.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: carrion; eagle; eater; filthy; nasty; satire
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1 posted on 10/07/2011 9:30:33 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Animal rights trump human rights. It’s a Leftist’s religion tenet.


2 posted on 10/07/2011 9:34:08 PM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: This Just In

Like the eagle can even understand a word the guy says.


3 posted on 10/07/2011 9:36:11 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: This Just In

Now what planet was this on, again?


4 posted on 10/07/2011 9:36:32 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

ecoPlanet


5 posted on 10/07/2011 9:38:10 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Lawgvr1955

Well, he got off easy-the judge could have forced him to deliver the apology in fluent Sioux/sarcasm


6 posted on 10/07/2011 9:39:01 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Jonty30

ROTFLOL


7 posted on 10/07/2011 9:40:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Frank_2001

ROFLMAO! I had thoughts somewhat along the same lines. Maybe the fisherman can Sioux to get his fish back.


8 posted on 10/07/2011 9:40:52 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

ROTFLOL


9 posted on 10/07/2011 9:41:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: This Just In

The posts have great responses.


10 posted on 10/07/2011 9:41:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: This Just In

Man, if that isn’t bass ackwards....


11 posted on 10/07/2011 9:42:19 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

It is embarrassing isn’t it?


12 posted on 10/07/2011 9:42:36 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: This Just In

ROTFLOL


13 posted on 10/07/2011 9:43:15 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Past Your Eyes

I believe you meant ackwards bass. :^)


14 posted on 10/07/2011 9:44:03 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
Now what planet was this on, again?

Not sure, but I *am* sure of one thing. It isn't the one *I* live on...

the infowarrior

15 posted on 10/07/2011 9:45:05 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: This Just In

Was the judge’s name John Redcorn or Dale Gribble?


16 posted on 10/07/2011 9:49:50 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm sticking with Herman. No more second terms!)
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To: This Just In; All

Uh, doesn’t anybody think maybe this judge has a sense of humor and did this to piss off the stupid Fish and Game people?

He probably could have given this guy a pretty stiff fine.

Just sayin’.


17 posted on 10/07/2011 9:55:28 PM PDT by moonhawk (Heartless Hobbit for Sarah...)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Bookmark


18 posted on 10/07/2011 9:55:46 PM PDT by Publius6961 (My world was lovely, until it was taken over by parasites.)
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To: moonhawk

He saved the birds life. If it had got the fish it probably would have gotten tangled in the fishing line, possibly swallowed the hook.

He should be given a medal for his efforts.


19 posted on 10/07/2011 10:06:23 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: freekitty

http://www.arkive.org/osprey/pandion-haliaetus/video-00.html

this osprey don’t need a net...


20 posted on 10/07/2011 10:06:44 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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[Brutish tatooed seven foot cellmate :} So what are you in for ?

[Josh Williams :] I didn't say, "Sorry" to an eagle.

21 posted on 10/07/2011 10:10:56 PM PDT by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: moonhawk

thats what I am thinking


22 posted on 10/07/2011 10:20:09 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: This Just In

Eagle’s rights amendment

http://www.hulu.com/watch/1510/saturday-night-live-weekend-update-with-emily-latella-editorial


23 posted on 10/07/2011 10:20:52 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Past Your Eyes
Was the judge’s name John Redcorn or Dale Gribble?

"I'll tell you what...That boy just ain't right..."

24 posted on 10/07/2011 10:31:34 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: This Just In
The ecoEnquirer?

Did you see the other article on there?

Did Bush Jets Influence Hurricane Katrina?

Don't forget to FReep the poll while you're there.

What Would You Sacrifice to Stop Global Warming?

25 posted on 10/07/2011 10:49:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: This Just In

Ridiculous. The eagle should have been forced to apologize to Mr. Williams. He tried to steal his fish!


26 posted on 10/07/2011 10:55:03 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: This Just In
I'm much more interested in the other stories found on that page:

Weather Wars and Area 51

Levitating Islands Captured by Spy Satellite

Did Bush Jets Influence Hurricane Katrina?

Pristine Alaskan Glacier Turns Into Tropical Wasteland

27 posted on 10/07/2011 11:02:18 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: smokingfrog

“Did you see the other article on there?”

I just bookmarked the site. It must have been the ecoEnquirer that inspired Al Gore’s global warming theory.


28 posted on 10/07/2011 11:04:25 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: smokingfrog

shhhhhhh......


29 posted on 10/07/2011 11:06:32 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Sounds like satire...


30 posted on 10/07/2011 11:15:13 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: moonhawk

At first I thought “Good point!” Then I realized that this could only be true if the judge had ordered the Game and Fish to retrive said bird so he could do it in person. :)


31 posted on 10/07/2011 11:22:17 PM PDT by 3boysdad (The very elect.)
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To: moonhawk
Uh, doesn’t anybody think maybe this judge has a sense of humor and did this to piss off the stupid Fish and Game people?

Yeah, I did think that.

32 posted on 10/07/2011 11:30:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: smokingfrog
**What Would You Sacrifice to Stop Global Warming***

That's easy, sacrifice all the eco-nuts and the EPA for starters. Tree huggers, animal rights nitwits, the members of the Sierra club. That's just the first bunch to sacrifice...

33 posted on 10/08/2011 1:58:19 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: This Just In

Unspeakable idiocy. And, unfortunately, all too characteristic of government agencies these days. End of story.


34 posted on 10/08/2011 4:37:02 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: This Just In
I find this story sort of hard to believe....

If true, the judge should be impeached for incompetence, the FWS officer should be fired for wasting taxpayer money

35 posted on 10/08/2011 4:45:45 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: Past Your Eyes
Was the judge’s name John Redcorn or Dale Gribble?

Nope. It was the Honorable Rusty Shackleford.
36 posted on 10/08/2011 4:48:42 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: smokingfrog
Did you see the other article on there?

I liked the article:
Levitating Islands in Bermuda Triangle Observed by Spy Satellite

37 posted on 10/08/2011 4:51:14 AM PDT by Popman (Obama is God's curse upon the land....)
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To: This Just In

I was on the beach the other day and a lady tourist was watching a Bald Eagle that had taken a mullet, flying inland to eat. I remarked that millions of people had died of malaria since 1963 just so we could see that bird. Even though she was in her 50s, she had no idea what I was referring to. Of course the reference was to the impact of Rachael Carson’s “Silent Spring” which led to the DDT ban and the resurgence of malaria, which had been eradicated.


38 posted on 10/08/2011 4:55:50 AM PDT by Big_Harry (Ecc10:2 "A wise man's heart is at his right hand; but a fool's heart at his left")
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To: This Just In
From the actual article:

Joshua Williams giving court-ordered apology to eagle after being convicted of endangered species harrassment.

39 posted on 10/08/2011 5:21:56 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: This Just In
It won't do any good trying to talk to an eagle.

Last eagle I tried to talk to only spoke an ancient for of Chinese, I had to get my dog to interpret for me.

My dog got run over and he was the last one alive that could interpret the language, so there is no interpreter left.

40 posted on 10/08/2011 5:23:12 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: smokingfrog
A new poll is up!

Who is your favorite environmentalist?

Right now, the one I voted for, Ted Nugent, is in the lead!

Yahoo! Kill it an’ grill it!!!! Now that's environmentalism I can deal with. Don't forget the hot sauce! Brings out the true flavor in bald eagle.

41 posted on 10/08/2011 5:27:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: This Just In

I hope the Eagle was bird enough to except the apology?


42 posted on 10/08/2011 5:28:15 AM PDT by Leep
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To: This Just In

I think the Judge is pulling the Fish and Game ecocrazies chain and Mr. Williams is going along with the joke.


43 posted on 10/08/2011 5:35:45 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: pyx

[Brutish tatooed seven foot cellmate :} So what are you in for ?

[Josh Williams :] I didn’t say, “Sorry” to an eagle.


[Brutish tatooed seven foot cellmate :} Guard, Guard, I want a new cell mate, Guard....


44 posted on 10/08/2011 5:38:37 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: moonhawk
Uh, doesn’t anybody think maybe this judge has a sense of humor and did this to piss off the stupid Fish and Game people?

That was my impression...the judge flipping off the feds...my question is...how do they know if he is apologizing to the right eagle? Did Mr. Williams pick him out of a line-up?

45 posted on 10/08/2011 5:40:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: VanShuyten; This Just In

From the story, Levitating Islands Captured by Spy Satellite:

“The date and time that the imagery was gathered by the satellite was checked against local newspaper reports, but no mention of the incident could be found. Upon further investigation, it was ascertained that the final episode of the popular TV show ‘American Idol’ was airing at the time, which might explain the absense of eye-witness accounts of this unusual event.”

LOL! The whole site is a riot! Thank you, This Just In, for bringing to us!


46 posted on 10/08/2011 5:43:39 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: This Just In

1. Source is the Eco ENQUIRER!
2. The other stories are about UFOs and such
3. In the pic above, did they capture the eagle, violating it's right to be fly free, in order to get this picture?
4. I call Bullshi'ite!

47 posted on 10/08/2011 6:03:32 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: This Just In

The Eagle and the man need to apologize to the fish!

The fish was minding his own business and along comes some fake food dragged by a vicious human intent on depriving the fish of life and liberty. The Eagle, clearly an opportunist, saw this process and decided to horn in on the action. I would suggest that the eagle had some Vulture blood in his pedigree as his behavior is entirely unacceptable!


48 posted on 10/08/2011 6:15:56 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: smokingfrog

What bout the levitating islands? Surely they don’t believe that crapola.


49 posted on 10/08/2011 7:41:12 AM PDT by gopheraj
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To: goat granny

We’re gonna need a bigger volcano!


50 posted on 10/08/2011 8:33:48 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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