Mahalo Hawaii


As of today, it is illegal to possess or deal in shark fins in the state of Hawaii.

Now for the rest of the country. As usual, the House has long since passed the Shark Conservation Act but the Senate sits on its thumbs, far too busy doing nothing else to be bothered. Tell them to pass S. 850.

You could start with urging the members of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to get a move on. Committee members Boxer and Cantwell are already sponsors, as are, happily, the other four west coast senators.


10 Responses to “Mahalo Hawaii”

  1. artemis54 Says:

    The Fox news bimbos have suddenly discovered the little problems in the Niger delta. Although as usual they don’t notice the ecological destruction, they just had a little report on the human side of the crisis.

    “So they’re having some of the same problems as people in the Gulf!”

    Well yes, except for the whole bit about compensation, redress in court, any sort of protection or advocacy from the government, random murders and intimidation of anyone who protests, etc etc.

  2. artemis54 Says:

    Paging Margaret Atwood

    Cleanup on aisle 5, please

    • sisdevore Says:

      So, instead of calling in construction workers, you call a proctologist to get the hemorrhoid out of the doorway?

  3. artemis54 Says:

    A few minutes before court prodeedings were scheduled to begin, BP and the Coast Guard caved to legal threats from CBD, the Animal Defense League, and Turtle Island Restoration Network. There will be no more oil burns until at least Tuesday and when burning resumes it will be with observers approved by the organizations on board to rescue any turtles caught in the mess of oil and sargassum.

    Or else it’s back to court. But it seems someone has finally realized that if their burning of live endangered turtles is splashed all over the media, it could make their current pr problems look like a picnic in the park.

  4. artemis54 Says:

    Listening to Obama’s immigration talk.

    My god can that guy deliver a speech. I’m not talking about anything else, just the fact that he is the most brilliant orator since at least anyone from the sixties.

  5. artemis54 Says:

    It was much noted around the blogosphere when God chose to destroy the King of Kings statue in Monroe Ohio with a lightning bolt. (I believe She did so purely on aesthetic grounds.)

    Now PETA has offered to rebuild the statue, provided that Jesus is holding a lamb (common enough in Xtian iconography) and the base is emblazoned with the text “Blessed are the merciful. Go Vegan.”

    The Solid Rock church has rejected the plan, complaining that PETA’s statue would represent an “agenda.”

    Heaven forfend a Xtian church embracing a social agenda.

  6. artemis54 Says:

    New exploit from the bastard hellcats: fresh off their destruction of this keyboard, which I now operate using bamboo skewers, last night they broke into the Forbidden Zone (my bedroom), tipped over my favorite vase which didn’t break or they’d be on the barbecue by now, tipping it onto all the recent mail, billls, checks going out, etc. Why not just shit on my pillow and be done with it?

    Then they want treats.

  7. artemis54 Says:

    Sing requiem for the Gulf. That is no reason not to save the Pacific.

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