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  • Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    Let's Have A Sandwich

    just what is a local ?
    someone from pasadena ?
    someone from florida ?
    someone from chicago ?
    A WALLEYE ??
    .. Everyone wants to be a local. Move to Montana, splash around a bunch of money, fence off your stream, build a castle with a 10-car garage and stock it with everything but a pick-um-up, and call yourself a local.
    .. And now, there is a bill before our State Legislature to deny science and call the walleye a local. This is akin to making rock snot the state mascot.
    .. Bless our legislature. They couldn't even pass a bill that affirmed state law, and now they are revisiting the insanity of defining what is a native fish.
    .. The AP reports (via: Trout Underground) that Bob Gilbert, executive director and lobbyist for Walleyes Unlimited of Montana is busy pushing the bill. The walleye organization influenced the bill and will feed legislators fried walleye the night before Thursday's [[ tomorrow's]] hearing.
    .. Let's not demean the fish! They're good in a sandwich and very good breaded and fried. But so is an oyster. So is chicken. So, too, is eggplant. So what?
    .. If our legislature sells out for a chunk of fried fish you can bet that there will soon be public access to artificial impoundments only!
    .. The mind boggles at the possibilities. What will they stoop to next?
    .. Would they sell their sister for a meatball sandwich? We wonder what we could get for a 7-course dinner of Soy-Au-Gratin? With all the trimmings of course.
    .. Let's concentrate on our real locals. Lets help the Cutts that are being hybridized out of existence. Let's cherish the Grayling. Let's adore the Bull Trout.
    .. Let's get a grip and concentrate on the locals. Good grief Mable, let's not add fuel to the conflagration that is destroying fish and fish habitat at an alarming rate for an invasive perch.
    .. Maybe the blessed law makers would consider a new flag as well. We'd vote for a $60,000 exotic S.U.V. as the new state new emblem. But rumors abound that there is already a design on the drawing board. We hope not.
    .. We're going to have a sandwich. It's free, and it's in Helena.