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Friday, May 04, 2007

Too Much Time On His Hands

Evidently, Canadian Members of Parliament are getting bored. Yahoo News reports that MP Mike Lake has introduced legislation to put Bigfoot on the Canadian endangered species list. According to the article: (ht tip Junkscience.com)
"The debate over their (Bigfoot's) existence is moot in the circumstance of their tenuous hold on merely existing," reads a petition presented by Lake to parliament in March and due to be discussed next week.

"Therefore, the petitioners request the House of Commons to establish immediate, comprehensive legislation to affect immediate protection of Bigfoot," says the petition signed by almost 500 of Lake's constituents in Edmonton, Alberta.

A similar appeal has been made to the US Congress.
I predict that if a U.S. congressman takes up the cause he'll be not from Washington or Oregon but from California. Just a hunch.

2 comments:

Ardvark said...

Quick comment, the AFP news story is pure crap. Mike Lake has never said anything like they have attributed to him in the story.

Mike N said...

Thanks ardvark. I'm not surprised. That's the trouble with things that are partially true like half-truths. The false aspects gain credibility by hiding behind the true parts. That just goes to show the 'superior' fact checking of MSM, in this case AFP and Yahoo News. I guess I'll have to start each MSM citation with the disclaimer "If newspapers can be trusted..." Thanks again.
Mike