Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dada's dream (No. 37)

(Sometime in the very near future.)

The last bald eagle on Earth has died. America's national symbol since 1792 is now officially extinct.

The bald eagle, on the brink of extinction earlier, had been on the endangered species list, but its comeback to 14,000 in number by early 2007 under the protection of that act, warranted its removal from that list. The eagles were then transferred to the less vigilant Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

Protection of the bald eagle then came down to George Bush and how his administration defined one word -- "disturb" -- because under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act it is illegal to disturb such a bird under the law.

Bush and Alberto Gonzales, his attorney general, decided disturbing a bald eagle would be defined as"causing permanent organ damage or loss of life" of a bird.

As more and more new building expansion overtook bald eagle lands, developers observed the eagles closely. They reported there was no permanent organ damage or loss of life observed due to new homes and shopping malls. But sadly eagle populations began to decline again until reaching a point of no return.

This past Monday in New Jersey, the last surviving bald eagle, "Uncle Sam," an eleven year old male was found on a roadside, its remains being eaten by vultures.

Many Americans, saddened by this news, are speculating whether the national symbol's extinction might not be an omen for the future of the country.

Meanwhile, John McCain has already placed a motion before the senate to consider replacing the bald eagle as our national symbol with a vulture. As McCain noted, vultures are plentiful. "They live off the carnage of the weak, dying and dead of the world and there will always be plenty of that so long as America remains strong."


azgoddess said...

ok -- i will publically say i'm ashamed to come from the same state as mr. mccain...and for the record i've never voted for him...

now, i feel better!

our hopes lie not in what they do now but what the next person-in-charge removes\puts-back from what they do today...

dada said...

From website "The Beast" comes supporting evidence for your non-support of McCain, az, where he was voted #1 among the most loathsome people in America for 2006:

"1. John McCain

"Charges: The most consistently mischaracterized politician in the country, even McCain's most nakedly self-serving machinations are universally hailed as the bold moves of an independent maverick who really, really, like, cares, man. By virtue of his five-year stay at the Hanoi Hilton and a completely ineffectual campaign finance reform bill (which was itself only PR damage control for his long-forgotten role in the Keating Five), McCain has so successfully snowed America the he could go around kicking puppies all day and he'd be applauded for his authenticity. In reality, McCain is as phony as slimeballs come, having reversed his positions on Roe v. Wade, Bush's tax cuts, the gay marriage amendment and Jerry Falwell in the last year alone, while the mainstream press looked away and whistled nonchalantly. Keeps changing the number of additional troops he thinks should be sent to Iraq, in hopes of extending the disaster beyond the next presidential election, so his decorated veteran status will still be relevant.

"Exhibit A: "I hated the gooks, and I will hate them for as long as I live."

"Sentence: Back to the bamboo cage."

Anonymous said...

Great article

I hope everybody read this article


D.K. Raed said...

McCain was part of the Keating rip-off? Well, in a just world that should've ended his political career then & there. Notice how Neil (or is it Marvin, I can never keep them straight) Bush had any political aspirations cut short due to his Keating involvement, thus sparing us yet another compassionate ... sorry, I can't even say the words anymore.

Without eagles, who will peck out Prometheus' liver for eternity, as his punishment for giving fire to mankind & thus having started us down this road of "civilzation"? And, permanent organ damage, hmmm, I've got a few candidates in mind for that disturbing phrase & it doesn't even involve their internal organs. REALLY good imagery here, dada, thanks. ~~ D.K.