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Friday, April 22, 2005

 
Happy Earth Day!

Cox and Forkum has the spirit.

Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh reports a spotted owl sighting:

Well, lo and behold, they tagged a bunch of them and they found a couple of them living in a Kmart sign, the red K in a Kmart sign. Spotted owl! And the Kmart sign, I hate to tell you, is not a tree. I don't know if you can find any Kmart signs anymore, or as many, but these two spotted owls found them. Now, I've been to Hawaii. The idea that there's not enough space in Hawaii for these songbirds to survive and live because of human development is something I just don't accept, just like I don't accept it in this country. But even at that, you know, we've taken this to such extremes, and I want to recycle some old news here.

Rush featured this story on his radio morning update earlier this week, and proceeded to identify a serious threat to the owls' habitat: Wal-Mart. The Arkansas-based discount chain's success comes at the cost of K-Mart's market share. Fewer K-Marts means fewer nesting grounds for the spotted owl.

Update: We're winning the war against the Antarctic ice shelf. Humans 1, Nature 0.




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