Skip to comments.Obama Picks Spotted Owl Over Loggers
Posted on 04/01/2009 6:44:55 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
GRANTS PASS, Ore. The Department of the Interior has told a federal court that it will not defend the Bush administration's decision to cut back protections for the northern spotted owl.
The action could affect logging in western Oregon.
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Obama’s bridge to 19th century.
Soooooo retro and Clintonesque.
At least they are NORTHERN Spotted Owls. Here in Arizona, we have to put up with this kind of environMENTAList crap for the MEXICAN Spotted Owl and the MEXICAN wolf. Oy.
Just put up K-Mart signs where there used to be trees. I hear the spooted owls like to build nests in the big K.
One "seldom mentioned" fact about the decline of the northern spotted owl is that the chief threat is the barred owl (the common owl of the Southeast). This owl is currently invading the turf of the northern spotted owl and it is hybridizing with it. The result is known as a "sparred owl." No kidding.
Of course, the Lefties never bring this up. Even with managed logging, there will always be owls in the Pacific Northwest. There may be fewer spotted owls, but there will still be plenty of barred owls and sparred owls.
Obama and his minions will ALWAYS take the decision or course that produces the most negative impact to the American Economy, American Industry, American Energy Independence, American Security, American Sovereignty and traditional American “cultural values”....
He is dedicated to the ruination of this Republic..
Once you acknowledge that - his actions make sense to him and his “fellow travelers”..
The nonproductive and counterproductive members of society will always be favored as Obama’s “electorate” at the expense of the productive and accomplished members of society...
I remain convinced the country will be involved in massive levels of violence before the bastard is removed from office.
Anyway, according to her, no logger, under any circumstances, would have voted for Obama. Hope that helps.
These actions have nothing to do with saving the spotted owl. It’s a socialist ruse to expand government by employing more regulation with the goal of replacing our Democratic government with socialism.
It seems half the beaches here in MA are now un-useable and closed due to the piping plover.
They are more important than me.
I’m sure these birds could never find some other place to nest without our help.
You lib suckers in Washington State and Oregon and Northern California who keep putting left-wing green lunes are FINALLY getting payback!!!
Congratulations Oregon for your overwhelming support of obama! Great job!
I understand how you feel but it's just temporary. Out in the West, I've encountered some beaches closed (temporarily) for other animals, such as certain seal species. In Arizona, some great areas I like to quad are closed off in spring for desert bighorn lambing. Also some great birding lakes in southern Nevada deny access to people in spring and early summer for wading birds (hatching and fledging).
It's sometimes annoying, but I do understand the importance of breeding grounds for certain species.
As for the piping plover, it only breeds on barren flats such as beaches, playas, etc. But the breeding ground protection should only last until July. By mid-July, they should all be gone (and headed south).
If, for some reason, these beaches in MA are still closed after July, I would certainly like to know about it.
Thanks for the info.
And the thing that really burns me up about this is that the Northern spotted owl is genetically IDENTICAL to the Mexican Spotted owl.
The ever popular: “When you run out of toilet paper, try wiping your butt with a spotted owl.”
Your vitriol is ill deserved.
Rural WA and OR are no different than MT, ID, WY. Remove Seattle and Portland from the picture and they would be conservative states.
How do we remove them? Can we make them both part of California?
Naw. I think we need to change their minds. If they are so worried about "endangered species", let's give them some. We've got grizzlies and wolves to spare up here in MT... 50 of each turned loose between Portland and Seattle would change a bunch of minds, I guarantee it.
I know, I know. We really have the same problem back eaast here, But here we have far more than just two cities to contend with.
I drove through Biden’s home state - Delaware, before the elections.
The northern urbanized part of the state had Obama Biden signs everywhere. As soon as I got into the southern farming areas there were McCain/Palin and PALIN signs everywhere except in Lewes and few other small cities.
The Bolsheviks always start in big cities.
Smithsonian Magazine did a story on the spotted owl back in January or February. It turns out that the northern Spotted Owl has a new threat, the larger more aggressive Eastern Barred Owl. The Barred Owl has migrated into the northwest and where it is found, the Spotted Owl has disappeared.
He’s the best part of the article; while the author attempts to blame barred owl’s migration on “climate chaos,” it is clear that the barred owl’s range is not diminishing or moving, it’s simply expanding. And if you read between the lines, you would see why it has expanded to the Pacific Northwest from the Midwest. It’s because owls need trees to build nests. For centuries, the Great Plains were devoid of trees and the owls could not live there. The Great Plains were a barrier to expanding the owls’ range. But in the past several decades, the Arbor Day activists have been planting trees everywhere. Now the Barred Owls have enough trees across the Plains to act as a “bridge” and move into new territory! And they (not loggers) are now driving the Spotted Owl to the extinction that was probably inevitable.
Oh, yes, the owl-huggers have been done in by the tree-huggers! I love irony.