Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Zombie Marsh Mice STILL Won’t Die

Sean Hannity is a fool:
HANNITY: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. You know and I know that Nancy Pelosi's district, that these marshlands to help save the mouse, that's where that money's going. This railway for Harry Reid, these all-terrain vehicle trails, they're in the bill, Congressman. We're spending $1.3 trillion of our kids' money. Why?

SESTAK: Sean, I just don't want to mislead the public. Those words are not in the bill. Number two: We're --

HANNITY: But the money is earmarked for it.

SESTAK: No, there are not, Sean. Number two --

HANNITY: You sound like Bill Clinton.

SESTAK: No, I'm just telling you what the facts are, 'cause I've read every word of the bill.

HANNITY: "I did not have sex with that woman." They -- that is where the money is going, Congressman. Be straight with the American people.

Hilarious. Sean Hannity gets pounded with facts and runs out of the room screetching “Bill Clinton! Bill Clinton!” It's comedy gold, I tell ya.

One more time: there is no money in the stimulus for salt marsh mice. The $30 million is for five wetlands projects around the state of California that will clean up industrial waste sites and provide flood control. If you've ever seen a wetlands restoration project then you will know it involves lots of bulldozers, tractors, and other heavy machinery. It involves dredging, excavating, drainage construction, building jetties and bridges and berms. It creates jobs.

And yes, it restores habitat for endangered species like salt marsh mice. It bears remembering that the salt marsh mouse has been on the Endangered Species List since 1970. It is, in fact, U.S. law that the government protect it and restore its habitat.

Maybe we should stick Cargill with the bill, since they are one of the companies that left the salt ponds to begin with. Free hand of the market and all that.