Skip to comments.Slippery stuff: California bill would enshrine state amphibian
Posted on 04/04/2014 4:54:49 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A motto, a flag...and a frog?
California has established an array of official state symbols, from its widely recognizable ursine flag to some state foods enshrined by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Now Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, is hopping on the state emblem game with a bill to name the red-legged frog California's state amphibian.
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I thought that Richard Riordan was the state amphibian.
I thought Nancy Pelosi at first but she’s more reptilian.
Don’t worry, your turn is coming.
When I form my own State of Shibumi you can be the Official Amphibious Representative and Amphbassador to the Hoomin Race.
Years ago, some state legislature was naming the most irrelevant things as “state whatevers”.
One member of the legislature proposed all the members of that body be honored as “The State Nuts”.
Neisseria Gonorrhoeae - This is the California “State Bacteria” (causes Gonorrhea)
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) — This is the California “State Virus” (causes HIV/AIDS).
California is so well governed that the legislature can find nothing better to do than write bills about red legged frogs. It sure beats working on any real bills, you know the kind involving controversial issues. The kind of bills that you can extort $$$$ for supporting or opposing. The kind of things that has the FBI investigating and arresting your colleagues. Like gun running to terrorists. Come to think of it, writing bills about frogs does seem a nice safe way to pass the time. Until maybe The Heat leaves town? Then, of course, it’s back to Business as Usual. Or, as your state’s former big- time legislative leader Jesse Unruh put it so succinctly, “California has the best legislature money can buy!”
let’s see, for the state amphibian it should be the California Legislature brain cell, which is almost extinct in California.
silly cali’s, obama lived in hawaii.
I’m not interested in symbolic status.
I want raw, naked, unbridled power.
The reason red legged frogs are in trouble is that bull frogs are eating their progeny. Bull frogs originate from the eastern US. This has nothing to do with loss of habitat and everything to do with transporting exotic species.