Thingish Things

Washington’s Spotted Owl Fever

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Feb• 28•12

The Obama Administration is planning to shoot barred owls in Washington State in order to save spotted owls — yes, the very same spotted owls that successfully lobbied Congress to shut down logging operations in large swaths of the state three decades ago. Wise little buggers, those spotteds. They must have a PAC. 

I first heard about this in Washington, D.C. a couple of months back.  Mark Levin did a hilarious bit about it in a speech at an Americans for Prosperity breakfast. I thought he was being hyperbolic. He wasn’t.  The federal government, which killed hundreds of logging jobs to preserve one type of owl a generation ago, is now actually paying people to shoot another type of owl in the same forests. The barred owls’ sin? They are too good at surviving.  They are out muscling the spotted in the animal kingdom.

They’re going after the wrong owls again.  In the wrong Washington. The wise men who came up with this one should be…barred from office. I can just hear their owls of protest.

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