Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Hawaiian birds, League of Women Voters, and the Pledge of Allegiance
On the Hawaiian island of Kauai Friday night football is now Friday afternoon football thanks to birdbrain birds (Newell’s shearwater), hungry cats, bird stomping goats, and federal bureaucrats. Kauai High School’s football stadium lights are responsible for causing the birds to mistake them for the moon and stars. This mistake in identity results in the birds flying around in circles. Repeatedly flying in circles exhaust the birds causing them to drop to the ground, then to be hit by automobiles and or eaten by hungry cats. Hotels and parking lot lights have the same impact upon the birdbrain birds.
Resulting in federal bureaucrats (invoking the Endangered Species Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act) intimidating the school causing the games to be held during the Friday afternoon heat. These same brilliant birds nest on the ground in Kauai’s wet mountain forest. These nets are threatened by pigs and goats that stomp on these nests.
The county agreed to install shields on the offending lights.
Connecticut Democrat Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz decided anyone wearing a shirt or paraphernalia of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE “W”) would not be allowed to enter polling places. Ms. Bysiewicz reasoning is Linda McMahon (Republican) running for Senator, who is the former CEO of the WWE.
In the 8th Congressional District in Illinois, Grayslake Central High School, there was a debate between two candidates Republican Joe Walsh, and Democrat Melissa Bean. The debate was moderated by the League of Women Voters – LWV. Just as the debate was to begin an audience member asked if they were going to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. A League of Woman Voters representative said no. The audience ignored her; they stood up and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. Please see the video below: